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to wish that people moaning about Facebook

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Sallyingforth Sat 13-Feb-16 11:22:40

would take their complaints to the proper forum
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/facebook

or at the very least include FB in the thread title, so that those of us not interested in the bloody thing don't have to open the thread.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Sat 13-Feb-16 11:25:06

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CooPie10 Sat 13-Feb-16 13:40:01

Yanbu, I think people who complain about fb are the ones with the problem as it's obviously the friends they have on there that's annoying them. If it's bothering you then you aren't using it properly.

AdrenalineFudge Sat 13-Feb-16 14:00:26

Thing is there is more or less a section for most things on MN but you'll always get people posting here or Chat 'for traffic'. I can't get to worked up about it tbh.

BertieBotts Sat 13-Feb-16 14:07:50

Coco - yes!! I can't stand the negativity about facebook. If you don't like it don't bloody use it then! I think it's great. I only follow people/pages I'm actually interested in and -surprise- it's actually an enjoyable experience.

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-Feb-16 14:24:08

People use the correct topics on MN? Not a chance. AIBU/Chat for everything 'for traffic'. Instant replies and lots of them, not languishing in the correct topic that people might have hidden.

ssd Sat 13-Feb-16 14:28:03

why do people get so upset when someone else says they hate facebook? do they take it as a personnel insult or something?

BertieBotts Sat 13-Feb-16 14:33:35

I'm not upset, it's irritating, not upsetting.

I don't like cheese but I don't complain that I bought all this cheese and now it tastes disgusting and is making me fat.

CallieTorres Sat 13-Feb-16 14:36:02

i get annoyed when i see people slating facebook, only because its not compulsory, you dont have to have it, you dont have to look at it

i love it for keeping in touch

JassyRadlett Sat 13-Feb-16 14:40:47

Callie, I feel like pointing out to people that it's not Facebook that's shit, it must be the people they know who are a bit shit.

anewyear Sat 13-Feb-16 17:45:08

Callie & Jassy, my sentiments exactly

thebiscuitindustry Sat 13-Feb-16 17:55:46

So people who dislike FB to the extent they don't use it any more aren't allowed an opinion on it?

Sallyingforth Sat 13-Feb-16 18:02:11

I didn't start this thread as yet another Facebook good/bad discussion. We've all given our opinions on that before I think it's shite.

It's just a plea to make the subject clear from the start.

Samcro Sat 13-Feb-16 18:15:21

yanbu
and if people hate it so much......don't use it

NerrSnerr Sat 13-Feb-16 18:35:08

I just looked at chat, the first four posts on my list were about cars, homes, pregnancy and weight. They all have a separate board but the posters didn't post there. Are you mad at them too?

NerrSnerr Sat 13-Feb-16 18:35:59

And if the subject isn't clear, is it really that taxing to open the thread, realise you're not interested and close it again?

RudeElf Sat 13-Feb-16 18:40:19

Well thats just stupid. People complain about interactions in RL too and nobody ever says "opt out of real life" "dont leave your house if you dont like talking to people"

RudeElf Sat 13-Feb-16 18:41:59

Sorry, my post was to samcro.

redexpat Sat 13-Feb-16 18:46:42

I frequently post om those threads pointing out that FB is a platform and really not responsible for the quality (or lack of) of your friends. YANBU.

thebiscuitindustry Sat 13-Feb-16 18:49:25

> People complain about interactions in RL too and nobody ever says "opt out of real life" "dont leave your house if you dont like talking to people"

grin Good point RudeElf

Adeleslostbeehive Sat 13-Feb-16 18:58:55

I think FB generally brings out the worst in a lot of people. There is also the dance of FB:

Red corner:

Those who pass on urban myths, chain status' mysterious cancer awareness status' and pictures about how motherhood makes
Them feel
Blue corner-
the people who think the people above are cunts. Spend much time posting snopes, huff post and links to the onion. Very contrary- ie spending huge amounts of time perfecting prose on why the motherhood challenge is shit. Think too hard, are massively over engaged in Facebook whilst also thinking they're too good for FB (also see: coming onto MN to do whole posts criticing red corner)
Both sides love, And thrive on, the dance of FB

NerrSnerr Sat 13-Feb-16 19:02:53

I'm in the orange corner. Sometimes share a funny story from 'I fucking hate science' and tell people occasionally if something out of the ordinary has happened.

Thisismyfirsttime Sat 13-Feb-16 19:08:13

Since this thread is about FB I think you've posted in the wrong place OP...... wink

Janeymoo50 Sat 13-Feb-16 19:12:01

I like facebook 95% of the time, that'll do me. I put up with the naff stuff for all the good stuff.

U2HasTheEdge Sat 13-Feb-16 19:24:57

I wish people who moan about FB got rid of FB instead of moaning about people doing it wrong.

Post your photos of your VD flowers and you are probably being cheated on and desperately unhappy. Post pictures of your birthday present and you are smug and probably unhappy. Post pictures of your kids and you are smug. Talking about your holiday is boasting, talking about your child's achievements is boasting and if you dare say anything nice about your husband then that means you are really heading for the divorce courts.

WTF is FB for if it isn't for sharing things?

I think those who look at things that way are the ones who are bitter and unhappy because I am happy to see my friend's posting about things that have made them happy.

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