Perils of Facebook groups

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  • Perils of Facebook groups
  • allthepies
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    . wrote:

    FWIW most of my French friends do not use their real names on Facebook, abbreviated / nicknames for first name and false last names.

    That’s odd!

    jambalaya
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    @all they want a degree of anonymity

    He works for the local Skoda dealer so could probably contribute to quite a few threads on here!

    ๐Ÿ˜†

    Go and ask to test drive an Octavia. Ask whether you can pop your bike in the boot.

    jambalaya said ยป FWIW most of my French friends do not use their real names on Facebook, abbreviated / nicknames for first name and false last names.

    That’s odd![/quote]

    Quite common now. I’ve a friend with two accounts. One with his real name for ex-work colleagues (and searchable by potential employers) and another with a semi-made-up name to use as a genuine personal account.

    mrblobby
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    That’s odd!

    Quite a few of my friends in the UK do just that. Most who have jobs where friend requests from clients could be problematic to rejecting/ignoring, and want to keep a clear line between social and work sides.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Facebook Groups seem to bring the worst out in people, even more so than Twitter or Forums.

    Seems that if someone is a dick in real life they will be a dickx1000 on FB groups.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Quite a few of my friends in the UK do just that. Most who have jobs where friend requests from clients could be problematic to rejecting/ignoring, and want to keep a clear line between social and work sides.

    Isn’t that what linked in is for.

    The ones who are actually bothered about some sort of security just don’t have a social media ‘presence’ (i.e. those who work at Thames house or AWE), or just don’t have one anyway.

    allthepies
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    thisisnotaspoon wrote:

    Isn’t that what linked in is for.

    That was my thought too.

    Town to the west of Reading by any chance?

    mrblobby
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    Isn’t that what linked in is for.

    Example is a friend who’s an IFA in a professional sector. She started getting friend requests from clients which she felt awkward about rejecting or ignoring, but she didn’t want to mix clients and social stuff. She ended up coming off Facebook and rejoined under a pseudonym.

    Town to the west of Reading by any chance?

    Possibly ๐Ÿ™‚ You local?

    Example is a friend who’s an IFA in a professional sector. She started getting friend requests from clients which she felt awkward about rejecting or ignoring, but she didn’t want to mix clients and social stuff. She ended up coming off Facebook and rejoined under a pseudonym.

    That’s pretty much my colleague’s situation too. LinkedIn is for professionals, Facebook isn’t. Which means a potential employer is going to get a far better idea of what you’re like as a person from Facebook.

    Local yes, jioned the group yesterday after first ride with said group!

    jambalaya
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    IFA is a very good example, people wanting to see where you live, want car you drive, where you go on holiday. I had an IFA who was a very good guy we’d go for a beer and he said many clients would be uncomfortable with him having nice house/car/kids in private school, as they’d resent paying for that

    mrblobby
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    yesterday after first ride with said group!

    Smashing. It’s not usually this eventful on our Facebook group!

    Which ride did you do? I very occasionally make the 8am Sunday.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    LinkedIn is for professionals, Facebook isn’t.

    MrsMC used to train social workers. Absolute nightmare with some of the stuff some of the students would put on social media, no concept of boundaries or how stuff could be used against them. Until it goes badly wrong.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Quite a few of my friends in the UK do just that. Most who have jobs where friend requests from clients could be problematic to rejecting/ignoring, and want to keep a clear line between social and work sides.

    A few people I know that are teachers do that too – they don’t really want their pupils taking an interest in their lives outside of work

    allthepies
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    Lock down the security sharing settings and don’t “friend” the pupils or anyone you don’t want to see the content.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Or just bin Facebook… Bloody time thieving rubbernecker crowd sourced click bait monger site that it is. (Not that I’ve got a lack of willpower, oh no. No sirree, it’s facebook’s fault entirely that I couldn’t get anything done…)

    mrblobby
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    Or just bin Facebook…

    TBH I’d happily bin it if it wasn’t the only place some groups place notices.

    No sirree, it’s facebook’s STW’s fault entirely that I couldn’t get anything done…

    FTFY ๐Ÿ™‚

    CountZero
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    perchypanther – Member
    Crack of ?
    Prequel innit.

    Quite good in Zulu Dawn. Impressive sun tan.

    Dawn of the dead, Didn’t like that so much. A bit “specialist” for my tastes.
    Can’t help thinking that another thread is bleeding over into this one… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    kcr
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    people wanting to see where you live, want car you drive, where you go on holiday.

    Why on earth would you post stuff like that on a public forum?!

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    kcr – Member
    people wanting to see where you live, want car you drive, where you go on holiday.
    Why on earth would you post stuff like that on a public forum?!

    ^ This x 1000.

    I like FB for the forum element, I agree it’s a good place for like minded folks to gather and organise rides and in my case Windsurfing.

    But it’s an easy tool to manage, just block anyone whose a nob, ignore provoking pokes at you and any of the forum members and/or report any nasty jibes.

    Without FB I wouldn’t have been able to organise the Round Hayling Windsurfing revival and subsequent iterations thereof. Organise weekly slalom races/sessions and training events. I think of it as a simple tool for the job of mild marketing and information sharing. Anything more than that and I think you need to step away from it. Just become a moderator of sorts, share what you need to, manage out those that piss you off and ignore the stupidity of some contributors.

    Why on earth would you post stuff like that on a public forum?!

    Because some people like other people to know. I have a few estate agents and other competitive sales types in mind as I type that…

    @bikebouy – don’t happen to know a windyrigger called Tez do you? From Wittering way.

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