| FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:24 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3969 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 ... 159  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:05 am 
Offline
Thinks chickens are assholes

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 5863
daisychain wrote:
There is a huge herbalife invasion going on Facebook the last few weeks. It was bad enough when I had one friend that was on it but now a heap of them are. Now I'm all for healthy lifestyle and change but seriously this bombardment of herbalife propaganda is unreal. Then if you say anything remotely non-pro herbalife then you get a reaction like you just said oxygen is bad for you and you need to stop breathing. There is something seriously cultish about the whole thing and the way people are "inspired" to change their whole lives because of a bloody milkshake.

If a milkshake is going to change your entire life then it should be at least an oreo one.


US regulator launches Herbalife investigation. Aye.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:37 am 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally

Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:32 pm
Posts: 671
Arisaig wrote:

I accidentally sent a friend request to someone while looking at a list of members of a group on my phone recently. Am I the only one who has done that? My finger just touched the "add friend" button while I was scrolling, a friend request was sent and there was nothing I could do about it.


I have also done that (to a complete stranger but we have mutual friends) and I was mortified, but then I sent her a message saying it was an accident. She actually responded and said thanks for explaining! Now I am verrrrrrry careful about how I scroll!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:48 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:50 pm
Posts: 3737
Location: The Bene
I think I've done that and been able to undo it. If I recall, you just have to go to their page, click on the button that says "Friend request sent" and then cancel the request.

_________________
I ate the shiitake out of inappropriateness. - Hollie

Vegan Stuff in Belgium

VSiB FB page


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:32 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue

Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Posts: 4044
Location: Ireland
fezza wrote:
daisychain wrote:
There is a huge herbalife invasion going on Facebook the last few weeks. It was bad enough when I had one friend that was on it but now a heap of them are. Now I'm all for healthy lifestyle and change but seriously this bombardment of herbalife propaganda is unreal. Then if you say anything remotely non-pro herbalife then you get a reaction like you just said oxygen is bad for you and you need to stop breathing. There is something seriously cultish about the whole thing and the way people are "inspired" to change their whole lives because of a bloody milkshake.

If a milkshake is going to change your entire life then it should be at least an oreo one.


US regulator launches Herbalife investigation. Aye.


They seriously need to get shut down. Mostly because of how irritating their followers are.

_________________
Meowchickameow meow! - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:42 am 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:03 am
Posts: 1481
Location: Nova Scotia
lepelaar wrote:
I think I've done that and been able to undo it. If I recall, you just have to go to their page, click on the button that says "Friend request sent" and then cancel the request.


Aha, thanks for that lepelaar! I am very cautious now if I use my phone for Facebook and it's good to know I can undo it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:20 am 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:46 pm
Posts: 4944
Location: 5 mi east of philly
daisychain wrote:
fezza wrote:


They seriously need to get shut down. Mostly because of how irritating their followers are.

off topic, but also on-topic: i was at a race (running) waiting around for my husband to finish, and i was chatting with someone and it turned to vitamins. (ok, we're at a race, fine vitamins) and i told him i didn't take them because i don't remember, and he was saying how their vitamins are in packets, so you put it somewhere at night. i didn't feel like talking to him anymore, so i don't remember how i ended it, but seriously, if i don't remember in the morning, i sure as heck wouldn't remember to grab a packet and put it somewhere at night time. geez. it was very gross how he turned a nice chit chat into a sales pitch.

_________________
I solved it for once and for all -- and for everyone -- by intentionally leaving behind some 9-lives burritos... ~Lorelei4mc
supercarrot.com, vegan groupony things, vegan coupons


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:45 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
Arisaig wrote:
Ew, Tofulish, that is really tasteless. why does he even need to put that on Facebook?

I accidentally sent a friend request to someone while looking at a list of members of a group on my phone recently. Am I the only one who has done that? My finger just touched the "add friend" button while I was scrolling, a friend request was sent and there was nothing I could do about it. Luckily, she is someone I know in real life and while I don't know her well we have chatted numerous times, and I have people on my friends list that I don't know well (or at all IRL), but still I would not have chosen to make her a Facebook friend.


Lol I just did that. yesterday I was nosying around Facebook, minding my own business, seeing what happened to some of the people I grew up with and I must have accidentally added someone since I just received a message 'x accepted your friend request', oops, just unfriended him again. It's not like I really know him anyway, nor would I want to.

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:46 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
lepelaar wrote:
I think I've done that and been able to undo it. If I recall, you just have to go to their page, click on the button that says "Friend request sent" and then cancel the request.


Ah great tip, I must remember that next time I'm being so nosy on Facebook, just to check if I pressed anything I shouldn't have!

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:03 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:34 am
Posts: 2454
supercarrot wrote:
do they have many other friends? is it possible it's just a spammer trying to fill up their feed to appear more legit to group moderators? if they have a picture of a beautiful person as their usericon and a majority of their friends are also beautiful, there's a very good chance they're just a spammer.


If it's a spammer or scammer, it can also be detected by the number of groupw they're member of, and the (un)logic connections between the groups.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:43 pm 
Offline
Impressive boner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm
Posts: 4539
Location: Nottingham.
I've found pages in my news feed that I've never liked (really, electropop isn't my thing). I wondered if it was one of those 'bought' likes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:24 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
I only just found out that liking something on Facebook is not enough to receive notifications. You also need to go to their Facebook page, hoover over the like button and then select Get Notifications.

If companies on there want all their notifications on people's newsfeed they need to pay Facebook first.

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:58 am 
Offline
Vegan Since Before There Were Vegetables
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 11607
Solkiki wrote:

If companies on there want all their notifications on people's newsfeed they need to pay Facebook first.

As a consumer I don't even like this (if I'm liking a page I'm pretty much agreeing to be spammed with marketing) but it's also really hurt my workplace, which relies a lot on no-budget marketing. I think it sucks because small businesses can't afford massive marketing budgets so the predictable big businesses are all over your newsfeed which is lame because duh, while the smaller businesses with more interesting FB posts disappear into oblivion.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:34 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
vijita wrote:
Solkiki wrote:

If companies on there want all their notifications on people's newsfeed they need to pay Facebook first.

As a consumer I don't even like this (if I'm liking a page I'm pretty much agreeing to be spammed with marketing) but it's also really hurt my workplace, which relies a lot on no-budget marketing. I think it sucks because small businesses can't afford massive marketing budgets so the predictable big businesses are all over your newsfeed which is lame because duh, while the smaller businesses with more interesting FB posts disappear into oblivion.


I totally agree this hurts small businesses and I really don't like this practice as a consumer either for the same reasons you mention. The lady who runs one of my favourite sites on Facebook has put a post up on Facebook to inform people to go to her website and click get notifications to be sure to receive the updates from her. Maybe this reminder to people is something you can do as well.

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:49 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 4051
Location: in the middle
My boyfriend has put up a flippant jokey status about Tony Benn's death, and I think it's pretty disrespectful to do that. I've sent him a text to tell him, but I'm debating whether to put a public response as well, I don't want people to associate me with that kind of insensitivity by proxy, but on the other hand I don't want to look like I'm shaming him.

_________________
Sweet talkin' pie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:10 am 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am
Posts: 2969
Location: UK
dropscone wrote:
My boyfriend has put up a flippant jokey status about Tony Benn's death, and I think it's pretty disrespectful to do that. I've sent him a text to tell him, but I'm debating whether to put a public response as well, I don't want people to associate me with that kind of insensitivity by proxy, but on the other hand I don't want to look like I'm shaming him.

Maybe give him time to respond to your text and delete the status? If he doesn't, then comment?

My facebook feed is basically a Benn-fest at the moment - more than one of the posts has made me tearful. I am finding my friends' responses to the news pleasantly surprising and very heartwarming (or maybe I just have very lefty friends).

_________________
Everyone turns into Boo Radley, if they live long enough ~ seitanicverses
There are as many ways to live as there are humans in the world ~ SchwaGrrrl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:56 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 4051
Location: in the middle
He took it down. He said he'd thought that Tony Benn wouldn't have minded but that he didn't want to offend anybody.

_________________
Sweet talkin' pie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:29 am 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am
Posts: 2969
Location: UK
Good outcome!

_________________
Everyone turns into Boo Radley, if they live long enough ~ seitanicverses
There are as many ways to live as there are humans in the world ~ SchwaGrrrl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:10 am 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3207
Location: Sacramento
My company got a really weirdo testimonial from a client about how we were part of god's divine path and his righteous plan for this guy's life. We are a mortgage broker, so that's nice but over the top. My colleagues all wanted me to post it on FB, so I did, but it just seemed so weird. Like if I saw that I'd be creeped out. Maybe it's just the atheist in me and other religious people would respond better to it. Not sure. But yeah, awkward.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:21 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
ashley wrote:
My company got a really weirdo testimonial from a client about how we were part of god's divine path and his righteous plan for this guy's life. We are a mortgage broker, so that's nice but over the top. My colleagues all wanted me to post it on FB, so I did, but it just seemed so weird. Like if I saw that I'd be creeped out. Maybe it's just the atheist in me and other religious people would respond better to it. Not sure. But yeah, awkward.


Lol that would be awkward for me too, I think you handled it well though

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:21 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3734
Location: Nashville, TN
ashley wrote:
My company got a really weirdo testimonial from a client about how we were part of god's divine path and his righteous plan for this guy's life. We are a mortgage broker, so that's nice but over the top. My colleagues all wanted me to post it on FB, so I did, but it just seemed so weird. Like if I saw that I'd be creeped out. Maybe it's just the atheist in me and other religious people would respond better to it. Not sure. But yeah, awkward.


I might block a page I'd followed for posting something like that, but I know a lot of people who wouldn't think twice about it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:20 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Dorset, UK
creep wrote:
ashley wrote:
My company got a really weirdo testimonial from a client about how we were part of god's divine path and his righteous plan for this guy's life. We are a mortgage broker, so that's nice but over the top. My colleagues all wanted me to post it on FB, so I did, but it just seemed so weird. Like if I saw that I'd be creeped out. Maybe it's just the atheist in me and other religious people would respond better to it. Not sure. But yeah, awkward.


I might block a page I'd followed for posting something like that, but I know a lot of people who wouldn't think twice about it.


Wow that's interesting, does anyone else feel that way too?

_________________
https://www.solkiki.co.uk/ for bean2bar, all vegan, white, milk, dark & pink craft chocolate:
Ships worldwide! Free postage UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:27 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 4051
Location: in the middle
I would block a page for posting testimonials as statuses if they did it more than once or twice, regardless of content. If I already like your page why do I need to see what Joe Schmoe thinks of you? It just seems like boasting.

_________________
Sweet talkin' pie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:30 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 4687
Location: Edinburgh
Yeah, if someone thought it was appropriate to post something (even if a customer wrote it about them) that implied that their business was doing god's work/part of god's plan, I would find that weird and creepy and probably stop following that business. I don't think I'd unfollow if the customer posted it on their wall, but definitely if they posted it themselves.

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:00 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:46 pm
Posts: 4944
Location: 5 mi east of philly
yeah, i don't like the boasty posts. throw in god, and i would very likely unfollow.

did you get any responses from it? did you post it with commentary, or did you just enclose it in quotes and send it as that?

_________________
I solved it for once and for all -- and for everyone -- by intentionally leaving behind some 9-lives burritos... ~Lorelei4mc
supercarrot.com, vegan groupony things, vegan coupons


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Facebook Awkwardness
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:34 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2939
I have to agree with the others, sorry. If that's what you're selecting to put on your page, then it makes me think that to you guys, that's the ultimate compliment and how you want to advertise your business. Posting testimonials is advertising afterall.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3969 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 ... 159  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer