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  • Gunz
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    I recently signed up to Facebook and generally just look at it occassionally to see what old mates are doing, don’t comment too much.
    However, someone who I don’t know posted the eulogy below on my page;

    ‘Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.’

    All it was missing was, ‘Pass this on or you’ll die’ underneath and I commentated stating that the idea that I shouldn’t surround myself with enemies and reprobates never occoured to me.

    Wife is now going mental as her friend, who lost her Dad a while back, was reaching out to her friends whilst I think if she doesn’t want people doesn’t know commenting, she should sort out her privacy settings.

    Now that I feel like a 15 yo having a txt war, is the Wife right or should people expect comments on their unsolicited, Martha Stewart homilies?

    mefty
    Member

    Unfriend your wife

    Premier Icon MartynS
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    I don’t understand the problem..

    you’ve got a spam status update and your wife is going mental because her friend lost her Dad a while back..

    Tell her to get a grip and carry on with life

    crikey
    Member

    Tell your wife that her friend should find more appropriate and private ways of ‘reaching out’; is she 12 years old?

    Not your wife, obvs..

    project
    Member

    im so glad im not a teenager anymore

    poly
    Member

    someone who I don’t know posted the eulogy below on my page

    Suggest you consider who you ‘friend’ allow to post on your page if you are going to get all worried about it.

    Personally I’d say anyone who opens their heart of facebook is a bit odd… …but I do seem to know a few odd people.

    igrf
    Member

    Post a link to some mental health charity or anger management clinic, I find Facebook needs extreme irony at all times, then everyone unfriends you, other than those who ‘get it’ and peace returns to your world, oh and post a link to the death clock every now and then, that’ll keep them happy..

    Gunz
    Member

    Thank you, I thought the serried ranks of cynical STWers would agree with me, therefore I am irrefutably right.

    cheekyboy
    Member

    Take your pc into the back yard and smash it to smithereens, that’ll teach’em !

    crikey
    Member

    therefore I am irrefutably right.

    …and have as much chance of a shag tonight as Jimmy Savile!

    Premier Icon wallop
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    So, she didn’t “post it on your page” – did it appear in your feed? Or did she actually write it on your wall?

    Premier Icon wallop
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    And lol, by the way.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Gunz – sooner you accept that she’s right, you’re wrong and you’re sorry the sooner this’ll blow over.

    I don’t get it…. What’s happened exactly?

    jota180
    Member

    I’m once again left wondering how some people manage to have such complicated and chaotic lives, I feel blessed.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Tom B
    Member

    As a few others seem to be I am baffled by the op? I’ve read it several times and don’t understand it!

    Tom B
    Member
    jon1973
    Member

    post a link to this thread on facebook

    enfht
    Member

    Stop talking to her and only communicate via Facebook.

    The kind of person who posts that kind of drivel is inevitably going to be upset when others mock it. No need to be nasty, just ignore it. If she does it a lot, block her.

    andyl
    Member

    Just delete the comment and lock down your privacy settings.

    Social network sites seem to turn decent people into:

    but they are of course full of people who are like that in real life.

    JCL
    Member

    Social media LOL!

    brakes
    Member

    can you see the irony of sharing the same inane shit with us?
    at least she had a genuine reason for posting that drivel, you’re just having a flannelly whinge.
    😉

    emma82
    Member

    See people do really dull stuff on FB. I can kind of sympathise with you’re wife, if it was a friend of mine I wouldn’t want my other half to wind them up. You are probably better off just hiding whoever it is that posted. FB politics are a pain in the rear

    flannelly whinge

    Their second album was a disappointment.

    munrobiker
    Member

    Facebook is not STW. You can’t be inexplicably rude to everyone and get away with it.

    Grow up, be nice.

    john_drummer
    Member

    facebook is full of cr@p. ignore it.

    Boba Fatt
    Member

    When it comes to Facebook, it turns people into complete morons.

    I noticed the other day that people have gone from generally moaning to their mates about their significant other to overly sweet displays of affection for their Facebook audience. It’s gone from “my husband dies nothing” and “the kids are driving me mental” to “my darling husband and my gorgeous little boys/girls and their amazing amazingness”

    I’m going old-school, quills and parchment from now on

    nealglover
    Member

    By the sound of it, she didn’t post anything on “your page”

    She posted it on Hers, and it appeared on yours because she is in your friends list.

    You then posted a comment about it “on her page”

    I couldn’t really care less, but if I’ve got it right, I can see why your wife is pissed off with you.

    I only really use Facebook for business, so don’t really have the same problem.

    deepo
    Member

    I find the following three statements useful when communicating with my wife:
    1. It’s my fault
    2. I’m sorry
    3. Lets eat out

    muckytee
    Member

    haha – somebody taking facebook seriously c’mon *shakes head*

    kcr
    Member

    I recently signed up to Facebook

    I think that’s probably where you went wrong

    Premier Icon 10
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    Spam her with unending pictures of your children, dog or status of your favourite sports team.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Change your privacy settings to only allow friends to post. Only friend people you know.

    globalti
    Member

    WTF is all this Facebbook stuff? I just go out, lean over the fence and have a yarn with my neighbours; it’s far more interesting and you learn relevant stuff about what’s going on in your street like planning applications and so on.

    spooky_b329
    Member

    I didn’t ‘get’ this yesterday, but having just skim read it again, I understand that the friend posted a message on her ‘wall’ for friends to see, which included the OPs Wife. The friends privacy settings are either non-existent, or her posts are viewable to friends of friends. The OP/husband is a friend of a friend though his wife, so can see the post.

    Wife should be going mental at the friend to change her privacy settings.

    Correct?

    If you have the timeline look with the big picture across the top, you can type in the name of a friend (or a none friend, such as your wife’s friend) at the top and you can then view your profile from their perspective, so you can see exactly what is visible and what isn’t.

    yunki
    Member

    Facebook is not STW. You can’t be inexplicably rude to everyone and get away with it.

    Grow up, be nice.

    this

    By and large, those people on Facebook are your social network (if you’re using the site for it’s intended purpose) friends, family, friends of friends..
    People you will see at parties, funerals, weddings, christmas time.. Don’t take the piss out of them when they are mourning the loss of a loved one..

    What they are definitely not is a bunch of socially mal-adjusted cyclists who spend half their lives looking for little chinks in your armour so that they can draw attention to it in a vain attempt to feel superior for a few minutes each day.. play nice.. that woman might be helping you clear up flood water next month.. or be babysitting your kids or be offering you a vol au vent at a wake..

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Click like if you don’t want babies to die/child soldiers/cancer etc

    Please engage in my banal life

    Hey ho I’d just kiss some butt and grovel to the wife. Just for an easy life.

    The alternative is to not back down and tell her and her friend to grow up.

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