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#51 2008-03-10 06:14:00

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

*bumpity bump*

 

#52 2008-03-10 06:15:06

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10330
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Re: Facebook

ow!


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

#53 2008-03-10 06:15:52

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

:o

 

#54 2008-03-12 17:31:43

Em
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From: somewhere left of reality
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43411

Re: Facebook

I find it interesting on the Movie Compatibility Report, the people I matched best with (*waves at Cyan*) we matched because of what we are not interested in seeing, not what we have seen and agreed up.

Silly test.

Last edited by Em (2008-03-13 07:20:07)

 

#55 2008-03-12 18:16:28

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Yeh that test is really dumb. Most of the (more obscure by their standards) movies I've seen and adore are not on it. I'm not really that mainstream when it comes to movies.

 

#56 2008-03-12 18:20:58

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10330
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Re: Facebook

The music compatibility test is pretty useless too.
There was only one album on it I had actually listened to, and it wasn't really indicative of my musical tastes.

Though I guess I could have given answers for the classical ones...


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

#57 2008-03-12 18:21:45

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Ditto re: the musical compatibility test. Again, far too mainstream for me.

 

#58 2008-03-14 03:21:00

Hiragana
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Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Hiragana wrote:

Hay folks.

I just made a "S'marchers Unite!" group. I'll prolly hand over the reins to whoever wants it because my main purpose was just to make the group so there'd be a S'marchly presence of sorts.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9026760487

Bumpity bump.

 

#59 2008-03-26 07:54:34

Hiragana
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Re: Facebook

Hiragana wrote:

Hiragana wrote:

Hay folks.

I just made a "S'marchers Unite!" group. I'll prolly hand over the reins to whoever wants it because my main purpose was just to make the group so there'd be a S'marchly presence of sorts.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9026760487

Bumpity bump.

Ok. I left and rejoined the group on Sunday because I wanted to remove myself from the top of the admin list as "Creator" which sets me up as "owner" of the group - which I don't want, as the group belongs to everyone equally. However, I'd appreciate if one of you already in the group would admin me so I can help maintain the front page as and when we get a better description/avatar etc.

Just a head's up. Thanks.

 

#60 2008-03-26 12:43:42

ceywren
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From: hole in the bottom of the sea
Registered: 2004-02-28
Posts: 18790
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Re: Facebook

doopadoopadoop [sounds of ceywren being efficient]

Last edited by ceywren (2008-03-26 12:44:01)


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#61 2008-03-26 19:25:43

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Thanks hon!

The officer section is diff from the admin section though, if you can go to members section you can see "make admin" - unless I've screwed that up by leaving as "Creator. You kinda need that to make changes.

Oh dear, I really should have talked it over with you all before I did it!

 

#62 2008-03-26 20:40:19

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10330
Website

Re: Facebook

's okay, I've done it.


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

#63 2008-03-26 20:41:24

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Yay mabs :)

Thanks!

 

#64 2008-03-26 21:06:35

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 25104

Re: Facebook

Hiragana wrote:

Oh dear, I really should have talked it over with you all before I did it!

Bah.  Democracy is sometimes overrated.  Yay Mabs!

('cuz you all know, if I had to step up, we'd all be in trouble!!!)

 

#65 2008-03-26 21:35:55

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Who said anything about Democracy?

*puts on her V for Vendetta mask*

I serve a different...master.

 

#66 2008-03-26 21:42:19

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 25104

 

#67 2008-03-27 05:22:19

Jadelin
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From: On the move
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 934

Re: Facebook

So, made it.  Any cheesecake as a welcome?

 

#68 2008-03-27 05:30:36

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Jadelin wrote:

So, made it.  Any cheesecake as a welcome?

Admin'd and Officer'd. Welcome aboard :)

Adding you as friend now!

 

#69 2008-03-27 06:41:41

Jadelin
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From: On the move
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 934

Re: Facebook

Oh...responsibilities...I didn't read the small print. I thought I could just sneak in as the janitor.

 

#70 2008-03-27 06:43:29

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

hahahaha.

everyone's admin, so it's equitable. no worries, it's just a bunch of smarchers.

 

#71 2008-03-27 07:23:36

Jaime
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 11534

Re: Facebook

Have any of you with GRR Martin listed in your interests been getting a friends request from someone called Robb Stark?  There's no info in his profile other than "Winterfell."  I've declined twice now.


Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

-- Heinlein

 

#72 2008-03-27 07:36:35

Ren
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From: Austin, Tx
Registered: 2001-07-29
Posts: 15324

Re: Facebook

I have a mysapce page, I never check it and would probably delete it if I know how.
Problem I have is that it's not terribly private thoguh I guess it's smarter to not post anything even in the private section as anythingis hackable these days as has been proven...8P

Also I don't like the idea of a website the encourages continuation of the high-school mentality of the "popularity contest" into the adult world...8P


"Brain makes my math hurt"
- me

"Eeyore is my Totem Animal"
- me

 

#73 2008-03-27 20:54:43

Jadelin
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From: On the move
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 934

Re: Facebook

Actually...I quite enjoy facebook. I have used it for a few weeks now, and suddenly I am staying in contact with people I have travelled with for only a short time, which is great. I know what (some of) my friends are doing and can see their latest pictures. Living in Taiwan, far away from home, it proves to be quite a good tool to stay in contact, as I am usually too lazy to send a million emails to everyone.

I am not concerned at all about internet security. It is much too late for that already. All my data are already up there somewhere (ever since I set up my website in 2001), you can probably find out about my favourite food or when I had the last diarrhoea in a heartbeat. But I told my friends who join now, just to enter the most basic information in their profile on facebook. I just keep on telling myself, I have nothing to hide. I rather enjoy the recommendations from amazon (the only place where I can get books I want here in Taiwan), I do online banking, I use my credit card online a lot, I am a member of many forums, I have logged into google to get my igoogle startup page (to read my horoscope every day, I confess, and see the weather forecast). I cannot live without this stuff anymore. It is my only connection to the world up here in the jungle. However, I have about 10 email accounts and several nicks (yes, even a male one) for certain forums. So...I am already beyond any help... sigh.

 

#74 2008-03-27 23:48:29

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

What Jade said. I am already too visible to become unvisible and to cover my trace since 1997 would be close to impossible. My rule of thumb is to not put any information on facebook that doesn't already reside elsewhere. And since I natter on about books/music everywhere else, there's really not that big a diff. I use my pen name (this one) on facebook, and that's already google-able to a ridiculous degree.

 

#75 2008-03-29 00:08:11

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Facebook

Just a note about Facebook, folks: they have updated their privacy settings so you can actually filter what news/stories get shown on the minifeeds. Also, you can dictate what information gets shared with applications. Also, learn to use the limited profile settings if you need to. I know some of you know this, but for those of you who don't, I strongly urge you to explore your privacy settings.

 

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