Upcoming Facebook Changes

Fyuri

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Oh I've tried MeWe a few times - if you enjoy being sent explicit porn, it's great..... if you don't, not so much.
thank you- that is good to know. i haven't seen that on mewe but i will try the settings and see if i can prevent such a thing
 

rmhartman

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This is bloody insane. They are clearly lizard people who do not understand how mammals work. If you post a story about bad stuff going on, I am going to react with anger. Your dog died, I am going to react with sadness. Do they really think I'm going to say "I love this post" when Rover kicks off? If they want a rating mechanism for whether or not the post should have been made / should be removed they need to not redirect reacts we have been using for ages, but institute a new separate parallel system. Thumbs up / thumbs down. (Yes, thumbs up conflicts with "like" but details to be worked out later, yes?)
 

MagicalAzareal

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They are clearly lizard people who do not understand how mammals work.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/...r/news-story/cc701892e95ee212995998798ca7eb95
If they want a rating mechanism for whether or not the post should have been made / should be removed they need to not redirect reacts we have been using for ages, but institute a new separate parallel system.
They should present posts chronologically without bias like people actually want.
If someone or something is outrageous, there is unfriend, block and report (if it's something that is *actually* bad).
 
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Lisa

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They should present posts chronologically without bias like people actually want.
The constant returning to top posts drives me insane. I always change it to latest. I'm not interested in what they think are top posts, most of them are crap anyway.
 

Taylor J

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When I did use Facebook (still have my account, just never log in) the change to not having posts show up in order they were posted (newest at the top, then going down) is what actually made me stop using the site. I rarely posted as it was (didn't add many people from school, mainly family members) but I liked to keep updated and that did it for me lmao.
 

Kevin

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The constant returning to top posts drives me insane. I always change it to latest. I'm not interested in what they think are top posts, most of them are crap anyway.
That and the insistence of being forced to use the Messenger app on mobile devices (which then asks for nearly every permissions under the sun when getting installed). I refuse to install either the main FB app or the Messenger app on my devices. For those rare times I need to 'chat' with somebody on FB I switch my mobile device Chrome setting to "Desktop Site" which allow me then to view the messages (which goes to show that it's not a technical issue with mobile, just FB trying to drive people into installing their apps).

My wife is an avid FB & Messenger user to the point where she uses Messenger for her SMS messages as well because it was easier for her than having two apps (Messenger & Google's Messages). By contrast all of my friends & family know that if they want to reach me then do so using SMS as it might be weeks or longer before I see a message on FB.
 

nkolet

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Losing your own personal account over a group page is taking things too far. So I could lose the last 15 years of my family photos because of a comment made on group page by someone else? That don't fly with me
 

Paul Begalah

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  • Sharing is not caring. Sharing from your page to your timeline/newsfeed is against the Terms of Service. By dropping your page link in a Sharing is Caring post, you are putting yourself at risk to have your account shut down. Sharing posts made on a page you are the admin of is also a no-no. Facebook wants page content to stay on the page. However, if a reader (a non-admin of your page) shares a post from your page, the complete opposite happens. This boosts your ranking in the algorithms. Facebook views this as positive content because a reader cared enough about the post to share it. If someone comments on that readers shared post, you get an even higher boost.

I don't understand this. It sounds like I'm not supposed to share things from my page to my own timeline. Is that what you are saying?

I couldn't find anything like that in the TOS.

Can someone please help me out? And maybe show me where it says something about this in the TOS?

Thanks.
 

Paul Begalah

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Losing your own personal account over a group page is taking things too far. So I could lose the last 15 years of my family photos because of a comment made on group page by someone else? That don't fly with me
Can you make an alt account and make it the admin of your group? That's what I have done with my pages. Removing your real account from the group's admins might also be a good idea.
 

Cayline

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"Negative ratings are the angry face, the sad face..."

So, what Facebook is saying is that we'd be pretty if we'd just smile more? Seriously, this new set of "criteria" is stupidly overreaching.
 

Standardheart

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how do they not understand that angry react is extremely positive in the context of posts and means people are having a REALLY GOOD TIME?
 

nkolet

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Can you make an alt account and make it the admin of your group? That's what I have done with my pages. Removing your real account from the group's admins might also be a good idea.

Maybe they are hoping for this to make membership look like it doubled.
 

nkolet

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I don't understand this. It sounds like I'm not supposed to share things from my page to my own timeline. Is that what you are saying?

I couldn't find anything like that in the TOS.

Can someone please help me out? And maybe show me where it says something about this in the TOS?

Thanks.
All this time I thought Sharon was Karen :banana:
 
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