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to be sick of all the soppy thank you videos on my FB feed?

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SilentAllTheseYears Sun 23-Nov-14 10:17:18

Lots of videos from people thanking their husband or wife for being such a good friend! If I want to say that to my husband I'll tell him to his face, I don't need to boast about it to the whole FB world.

Pass the sick bucket please!

OraProNobis Sun 23-Nov-14 10:18:44

YANBU - makes me a little nauseous too!

AttitcusFinchIsMyFather Sun 23-Nov-14 10:28:38

Facebook make the videos, it just asks you if you want to post it. Its not just your wife/husband either, its a list of people you interact with regularly.

gamerchick Sun 23-Nov-14 10:29:09

I've seen them as well... they're a bit boke worthy but don't mind them that much. Better than the couples who tell each other soppy shit on Facebook instead of like yanno getting a room hmm

SilentAllTheseYears Sun 23-Nov-14 10:47:45

I've only seen them for couples. FB asked me if I wanted to make one, no thanks lol

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 10:50:36

I think they are lovely.

Don't be so bloody miserable.

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 10:52:34

I'm sick of the constant slagging off of FB on MN

If FB annoys you so much,then deactivate your account.

IsChippyMintonExDirectory Sun 23-Nov-14 10:58:05

YANBU. It's a thinly veiled way of saying "look at me and how adored I am!"

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 10:59:46

And what's wrong with having people who love you?

dorasee Sun 23-Nov-14 11:02:14

The worst is something a cousin and his impossibly beautiful wife post all the time:

"Team US!"

Deluxe sick bucket for one, please!
But hey, I just roll my eyes, shudder and then collect myself. I tend to just wish people well. It's not a big deal. Am I that way? No. But some people are. It's there thing.

differentnameforthis Sun 23-Nov-14 11:04:07

I'm sick of the constant slagging off of FB on MN .. If FB annoys you so much,then deactivate your account.

I second that! It's isn't like you are forced to use fb, it's free & it's optional!

wheretoyougonow Sun 23-Nov-14 11:06:42

YANBU. I made one for a close friend who was feeling a bit down and unloved. She loved it and sometimes it's nice to let your friends know that you think about them.

wheretoyougonow Sun 23-Nov-14 11:10:37

I clearly meant YABU. Think I've spent too much time on mumsnet judging by my auto correct!!

formerbabe Sun 23-Nov-14 11:14:51

And what's wrong with having people who love you?

Er nothing at all. It's the gloating and gushing about it that makes me want to vomit.

callamia Sun 23-Nov-14 11:19:14

Don't be such a grouch.
It's a bit narcissistic and sickly, but see it for what it is - and don't get in a grump about it. What it might actually do us remind people that they do have things and people to be thankful for. That's not a bad thing in itself.

I'd rather those things than pass-agg moaning or Britain First posts.

SilentAllTheseYears Sun 23-Nov-14 11:22:15

There is nothing wrong with having people love you, it's what we all need after all but I don't need to tell the world that I have a lovely dog/cat/daughter/whatever - I can make the video and use the FB settings so only the person it is intended for sees it.

Surely that is better than boasting to everybody?

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 11:25:03

It's not something I would choose to do,but other people can do what the hell they like on their FB.

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 11:26:00

Ooh I might make one about my cat .

JackSkellington Sun 23-Nov-14 12:02:44

It does sound very cringeworthy, I saw a notification about it today and hoping it dies down quickly (although I haven't seen any yet).

APocketfulOfSpondulix Sun 23-Nov-14 12:07:43

It is really cringeworthy. And the comments of "just delete your account" that always pop up on FB threads are silly. Just because you don't love every single aspect all the time you don't have to delete it! We don't deal in absolutes.

usualsuspect333 Sun 23-Nov-14 12:30:04

No the constant moaning about FB is tedious and silly.

differentnameforthis Sun 23-Nov-14 12:32:27

You know what, I have been with my dh for over 25yrs. He is my rock, my absolute.

If I want to take to fb to tell him thanks for that, I will. I don't really care what anyone else thinks...if they don't like it, they can fuck off & delete me.

No way would any one walk into my house & tell me to remove my anniversary cards, to put away the little messages he sends me, or to hide my photos.

If I want to gush about my love, I will do it as I see fit. I see no reason to hide my love for him, or to shy away from it all.

Sidge Sun 23-Nov-14 12:36:01

My friend did one for me this morning. It has pictures of us and says thanks for being my friend. I think it's lovely, and it gave me a bit of a warm fuzzy.

If they pop up on your news feed just scroll past them - you don't have to play them you know.

differentnameforthis Sun 23-Nov-14 12:36:12

APocketfulOfSpondulix It's not silly at all.

You know when you see a thread on MN that you don't want to see/read? You ignore, right? You don't ask that poster not to post it, or other posters to stop bumping it...MN has a hide function, so you don't have to see what you don't want to see.

FB has one of those too...it has the ability to hide what you don't like. I don't particularly like seeing people posting pictures of child abuse & telling me that I am heartless if I don't share it, so I hide the post & indeed them, if it gets silly. Last resort, I delete them.

Because even though I don't like it, it isn't MY place to them THEM what to share on their walls.

Chefpepperjack Sun 23-Nov-14 12:37:36

You don't have to watch them

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