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To find incessant checking in on FB bloody annoying?

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onlywhenyouleave Sat 16-Apr-16 19:33:08

Why do people feel the need to tell the world where they are?

It seems worse tonight because 2 of my FB friends are on a pub crawl with their DH's and all 4 of them are checking in at every pub and tagging the other 3 so every check in is appearing 4 times on my feed. I feel like I am doing the bloody pub crawl with them gringrin

purplefizz26 Sat 16-Apr-16 19:36:22


They are idiots and are just telling everyone your house might be empty!

Especially those who check in at home hmm

misswrite89 Sat 16-Apr-16 19:36:23

I found lots of things on Facebook annoying. I deactivated my account a while back and honestly it's been so liberating, my mood has been lifted because I no longer get annoyed/upset by the crap I used to see on there.

Grilledaubergines Sat 16-Apr-16 19:37:56

"Look at us, we're having fun". That sort of person has be hiding them from my feed. Along with people who post photos of their dinner.

Too busy taking photos to enjoy the moment.

Indiaplain Sat 16-Apr-16 19:38:04

How good can the pub crawl actually be if they are all on their phones 'checking in'!

Grilledaubergines Sat 16-Apr-16 19:39:50

Someone on my feed checked in at A & E. Cue 'oh no what's up Hun?' And replies of 'I'll PM you hun'. I don't bite on that crap.

NicknameUsed Sat 16-Apr-16 19:40:36

I agree with everyone. I only post what I consider are significant events on FB. For example seeing the northern lights last year. I CBA with the daily trivialities that a lot of people post. Fortunately most of my friends aren't banal enough to post boring stuff, and the odd few that have done are hidden from my feed.

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 16-Apr-16 19:43:04

What a thrilling night out that sounds! grin

I did have a funny one yesterday actually - my db checked in at an airport, on his way to a weekend away with a friend. Then my other db checked in at the same airport, going on a separate trip, about 10 minutes later. I believe they met up for a drink smile.

So I suppose it can have it's uses.

I never check in anywhere. Who cares if I'm at a cafe having coffee with a friend?

Trills Sat 16-Apr-16 19:44:36

You can click on a down arrow in the top right of their post and unfollow them, or hide the post and "see fewer posts like these".

80sMum Sat 16-Apr-16 19:48:22

I agree with you OP. I don't get why people feel the need to tell everyone that they're at Nando's or wherever! Why is it noteworthy? They wouldn't phone up all their friends to let them know, after all, so why clog up their FB feeds with such trivia?

Cagliostro Sat 16-Apr-16 19:48:41

YANBU it strikes me as rather needy

Gide Sat 16-Apr-16 19:50:22

Worse, checking in whilst at my house, seemingly having a good time, to see she's posted something about 'needing a hug'. Wtaf?! Ridiculous bollocks. Same friend spent the whole time we were at the cinema texting her boyfriend-literally the whole time. I was not pleased. It's very distracting.

onlywhenyouleave Sat 16-Apr-16 19:52:31

Yep, needy springs to mind to me wink. Also, majorly attention seeking!

I deliberately never 'like' them or mention the check ins to people when I next see them (apart from close friends) grin don't give them the attention they are so desperate for wink

CrotchetQuaverMinim Sat 16-Apr-16 19:53:45

Sometimes they want to use the Wifi, and the only way to do it is to 'check in'. Also, you can set it so that you don't have to see as many posts from them (or any, if you don't want to), or any of a certain type.
It shouldn't mean everyone knows their house is empty, though, unless they have stupidly set it to a public status (though even then, the chances of some random thief clicking on unknown people's profiles to discover that is relatively small!).

onlywhenyouleave Sat 16-Apr-16 19:57:27

crotchet I get that about the WiFi and have done that myself but it doesn't make you tag all your friends and make comments about what you are doing wink

TeaBelle Sat 16-Apr-16 19:58:35

I like it when people do it with local kids activities because it gives me suggestions of where to take dd

RainbowCake Sat 16-Apr-16 20:04:04

I once spoke to someone and happened to mention I'd been in hospital for an operation. Their reply was "Oh no, I'm sorry I must have missed that on FB". They missed nothing! I was hmm I don't actually live my life on there unlike them who checked in to hospital and posted a pic of a cannula confused.

skankingpiglet Sat 16-Apr-16 20:12:53

It's one of mine and DH's pet hates too, but has had the result of us occasionally 'checking in' when in places that are particularly un-noteworthy (and tagging the other) as a bit of a sad in joke between us. 'skankingpiglet and Mr skankingpiglet are eating scampi fries at ASDA' type of thing. Judging from the amount of likes these get we clearly need to stop or be even more obvious.
Apologies for adding to the problem!

SoThatHappened Sat 16-Apr-16 20:15:34

I don't actually live my life on there unlike them who checked in to hospital and posted a pic of a cannula

I actually did that.

Reason being work were bullying me and accusing me of using a fake illness as an excuse....hence why i did it as i had work colleagues as friends.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 16-Apr-16 20:16:38

I hate being checked in. Not so long ago I went on a leaving do at work and the next day I saw that I had been checked in all over town and my FB was cluttered up with all sorts of crap and unflattering photos.

I think I have it set now that no-one can tag or check me in anyway as I don't want other people deciding what goes on my FB page. I only really use it to keep in touch with distant friends and relatives anyway and I did think it was a bit weird that the first thing that happened everytime we got anywhere new was that half the group got their phones out and started fiddling with them. I hadn't been out with these people before and it was a bit odd - the youngest person in the group was about 35 and we were mostly 40s/50s so hardly a load of teenagers.

Trills Sat 16-Apr-16 20:19:13

I have it set to that I have to approve anything before it will go on my timeline smile

I use Facebook quite a lot, but it's my choice what is broadcast to my friends.

OurBlanche Sat 16-Apr-16 20:20:02

Last week I left a pub because a few people were doing that. I ended being the only person in a group of about 8 who wasn't glued to a phone.

Oddly they all reported having had a really good 'convo' must do it again apparently

- oh, and no. They didn't notice when I left. Talk about crushed ego smile

(and we are all in our 40s and 50s)

CombineBananaFister Sat 16-Apr-16 20:21:15

Nope, doesn't bother me unless I'm in their company and it's taking enjoyment away from what we are doing or making them distracted. Personally I don't do it because I can't arsed and luckily I haven't become friends with 50million aquaintances so dont tend to get stuff that annoys me that much, only like-minded friends

But I do find some people like to diss people for using FB in this way, like 'how you use FB' as become a new sly way of judging people and their social-level and that they are far superior for not going on it loads or 'sharing' certain things.

Meh, each to their own. I'm not keen on oversharing but turn the notifications off if it bothers you. fence on this one

Mslg Sat 16-Apr-16 20:21:25

I'm 3 years 'clean' from Facebook. Best thing I ever did deleting my account.

onlywhenyouleave Sat 16-Apr-16 20:21:31

I didn't know you could set it to approve check-ins/tags - I like the sound of that!

Have now had lots more check ins, a toilet selfie, photos of drinks...

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