topic posted Fri, September 28, 2012 - 9:54 AM by  2lasi
Recently Face8ook made a 8unch of changes again. Amongst other distracting new features, the a8ility to post anything to a group has 8ecome virtually o8solete. I'd 8e interested to find out why Facebook, who had suddenly recruited people of all sects to join their movement, causing all other social networks to crumble in a short time, has now made it impossi8le to get the audience of any current social affiliation in America. 8y way of what's now our only social network?

Lucky we can still "like" groups on Face8ook, seeing as we no longer join them. Too 8ad for us though, the comments section in existing groups has suddenly 8ecome a tiny 8ox, rather than a wide screen of posts 8y mem8ers, as formerly seen on Face8ook and most other social network to date. Not to mention, I can't find many of the groups I “like” anywhere on my page, can't find the icon I generally use to get easily 8ack on site.
Some people use a regular person page for their group, perhaps because that’s how it was done when everyone first joined facebook a couple of years ago. Some may be using a person page because they are aware it allows people to post regularly on the page. 8ut who wants to sit around inviting everyone you can find with specific similar interests to “friend” you. In the case of an important occurrence, or anything people might 8e interested in hearing, you may want to get in touch with a group. Sometimes I like to notify people a8out what's going on. They have the right to know.

A while back I posted a simple question in the tiny 8ox Face8ook provides for "comments" on my favorite interest group, Pure8hakti Face8ook, which I “like”. Pure8hakti was all our sanga has left in terms of social networks. We used to have a whole site to ourselves, Sanga Space, 8efore Face8ook scooped our group up. Pure8hakti had already collected 9,351 “likes”, 8ut not one person had responded to my question 24 hours later. I could have guessed, 8y the look of the “comments” section provided, my post wouldn't 8e noticed. And who checks their "like" groups daily anyway? Not only does Face8ook fail to notify users of current group posts, 8ut they fail to provide icons or listings of favorite groups. I can't find Pure8hakti anywhere on my pages. .I had to we8search in order to return to Pure8hakti on Facebook. I guess I didn't join that group at all.

Who doesn't want us to communicate anymore and why? Seems suspicious to me. Now that we're all ensnared, they're fazing out groups? If I need to reach a group of people or 2 in order to inform you a8out what's going on, I can't anymore. That possi8ility has 8een erased from my life. We already know the mass media won't inform us. I can reach my friends only, and of course there is a limit to how many friends one can accumulate on Face8ook network. Why are they limiting the number of people I can have for an audience? Is it for the same reason that none of our stories get aired on prime time news, no matter how many people are involved or how important the happening? What is there some type of law that only scary and violent depressing stories can be communicated to the public. If so, let’s not let them take over the internet too. As soon as I start inviting acquaintances from groups I’m affiliated with, immediately warnings start popping up that I better really know those friends. I’ve also gotten banned from sending friend requests, which means I can’t send requests for 7 days. I don’t know why they did it. I have under 250 friends. If they want us to think people don’t like having acquaintances on our lists, then why do the majority of people accumulate thousands? Also, On other sites we can edit our posts, as well as comments. It's nice because sometimes you might be in a rush to post something in order to stay current with the conversation, and something you said wasn't clear enough. If they are making millions, they might improve our ability to communicate.
Other similar problems I’ve noticed: I’m not allowed to delete comments from others on my own page, would have to erase the whole post to take off a slanderous comment. I can’t add a message with a friend request. Also, why is it so hard to get back to the newsfeed from other pages? Is there a button for this? I think it’s strange that I cannot share a link to a thread. On other sites, you click on a link and end up with a page with URL you can send to someone. I’ve also been having a very hard time with facebook’s search engine. Is it just me or am I the only one who can’t find Spiritual Discussions on the search engine. Their search engine has always seemed erratic to me.

Please pass this along on Face8ook since it’s our only network anymore… before they make it 100% impossible to do so.
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  • Angry 8ees

    Fri, September 28, 2012 - 10:51 AM
    Look, I can see that the pain in your life is so overwhelming, some things just slip by.

    I don't want to fill your huggies with more brown pain and humiliation, but you made a boo boo.(Perhaps 8oo 8oo is more appropriate.)

    Several times in your paranoid prattle, you used a "B" in the word Facebook, not your customary "8"

    What's up with that?

    If you want to adopt a silly affectation, please be consistent.

    It won't make you sound like any less of a 8ozo, 8ut it will help the idea that you transpose letters and numbers as a conscious decision, and not something you do only when your drunk.
    • Unsu...

      Re: Angry 8ees

      Fri, September 28, 2012 - 1:02 PM
      Ha! right on Zaius! the obsession fb is..........
      you fill in the blank
      • Re: Angry 8ees

        Fri, September 28, 2012 - 5:09 PM
        No it's just that I was using a keypad with no b, so was using 8, then edited my writings on a better keypad.
        • Re: Angry 8ees

          Fri, September 28, 2012 - 9:12 PM

          A dysfunctional keyboard isn't nearly as worthy of ridicule as transposing letters and numbers are.

          I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, and just assume that it was a Cal Tech accent.

          Instead, you turn out to be just another starving artist.

          Oh, well. Still, as part of your reading audience, may I humbly suggest that you find a functional keyboard?

          It will help display your ideas, instead of driving the reader into snide comments that have nothing to do with your original post.

          To that end, I cannot help you with the technical explanations of Face Book.

          I can only offer the observation that since FB is wildly popular, it is inevitable that someone is going to fix it.
          While failure is an orphan, success has many parents.
          I'm sure that many people want to stick a dick into FB, and later claim paternity.
          FaceBook is just getting fucked into something useless.

          It's not like anyone is going to stop it, either. Not to sound paranoid, but social networking has a proven ability to help overthrow whole governments. I can't imagine that our overlords in Washington have missed that fact.
          If there is any way they can blunt the sharpest weapon ever possessed by the Proletariat , they will find a way.
          If Face Book drowns in a maze of controlled boxes, and pointless dead ends, our masters won't mind.

          One final point. Why are you complaining about this, on Tribe?
          It's dead in here. All of Tribe is like one big cyber ghost town. Even the pornography has moved somewhere else.
          It strikes me as if you were on the Titanic, and complaining about the accommodations on the Carpathia.

          You should either take your complaint to Face Book directly, or join us here.
          We could use the help.
          • Re: Angry 8ees

            Sat, September 29, 2012 - 12:10 PM
            I'm posting publicly so they don't kill me. And they better fix it. Or else.
            • Re: Angry 8ees

              Sun, September 30, 2012 - 12:51 PM
              Let me assure you, in the strongest possible way, that people don't get rubbed out just for making impolite and angry comments on the web.

              Were that the case, I would have been swimming with the fishes, long ago.

              Besides, I seriously doubt that face book hires professional assassins..

              They are really expensive, are no fun around the water cooler, and are hard to explain to stockholders.

              If Facebook had to murder all the disgruntled teenagers that use their service, there wouldn't be any one left in the 12 to 20 year old demographic.

              You are safe. Unless, you start making threats.
              When you say "And they better fix it. Or else. " What, exactly do you mean? Are you going to start a new social network, and leave FB in the dust? Or, are you going to show those meat sacks at FB the business end of your Hello Kitty Automatic rifle?

              Your a little unclear on how much vengeance is required to make your point, and that ambiguity is what will catch the notice of the Evil Overlords.

              I'm not saying don't take any action. Far from it, I think you should lead the Revolution, and liquidate the Bourgeoisie, once and for all.

              I am saying that if you really plan on radical behavior, and already suspect that your on someone's hit list, then you should be more circumspect in your on line rantings.

              Once again, they won't kill you. They will simply make life miserable for your parents, and anyone else connected to you.

              Keep that in mind, and I'll see you on the battlements of the New Order.
  • Re: FBwhat?

    Tue, October 2, 2012 - 11:06 AM
    I just stopped by to drop off some flowers....on tribe's grave.

    but this drivel of 8's for b's is just fucking retarded.

    5 minutes of my life gone.
    • Re: FBwhat?

      Tue, October 2, 2012 - 2:36 PM
      I agree, it'a a lame affectation like l33t speech.
      • Re: FBwhat?

        Wed, October 3, 2012 - 8:42 PM
        No it's not. My points are EXTREEMELY strong. Will you post my story on your page?
        • Re: FBwhat?

          Fri, October 5, 2012 - 12:08 PM

          "I'm sure that many people want to stick a dick into FB, and later claim paternity. "

          Ain't that the truth.

          If it's a success everyone wants a piece of it. If it's a stinker, no one had anything to do with it.

          I used to review artist's portfolios when I interviewed them to work for the ad agency I was at.

          Once I ran across the same ad in 2 portfolios when 2 guys came in for an interview for the same job.

          One guy handled the full ad: He had to come up with concept (working with the copywriter), what the visual would be, what the design would be, art directing of the photo shoot, dealing with the account exec, the client.. and so forth.

          When I saw the same fantastic ad in the other guy's portfolio I asked him what he did on that ad... he said, " I had them add a comma over there".
          • Re: FBwhat?

            Wed, October 10, 2012 - 8:22 PM
            No I'm saying they are using facebook to faze out groups in their plan to create a police state in America, land of the free, home of the brave. Fuck that.
            • Re: FBwhat?

              Thu, October 11, 2012 - 3:18 PM
              Do what I do.....don't play the silly game. I have never had a Facebook account. IF I'm not worth my friends contacting me here, then they don't have to contact me.

              Facebook is like the 140-character Twitter of social networking for people who want to be sheeple.

              Tribe offers me the ideal place to post IDEAS, THOUGHTS, and follow threads and interests. It's for people who have a vocabulary and have a brain. I also belong to a few online forums which are one subject and one subject only.That's good, but I do like variety. I get it here. And as far as snark goes....bring it on.

              You can disagree with me if you want. But in that case, here's a new Fisher-Price toy for you ****lifts middle finger**** - - -it's called a "Sit 'n' Spin".

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