...THE THING ABOUT FACEBOOK...

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  1. Clownman727

    Clownman727 Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Facebook coral auctions are out of control. I just watched an acropora frag sell for $70 and about two weeks ago the same coral from the same seller sold for $400. How can anyone determine a fair price with these types of shenanigans going on?!!!!!
     
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  2. Mael

    Mael Bridgeburner R2R Supporter

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    no such thing as a fair price on frags like that, its the combo of how low the seller wants to go at the time and how much the buyer wants it right then. Just from LFS to LFS and then compared to online similar frags vary by great amounts.

    As to the subject I definitely find good uses on FB but at the same time I can get FB overload very easily with all the crap on there. I try to keep it simple, basic friend communication, local events(beer/foodtruck fests) and checking local reef pages occasionally. Id say any time you go on facebook what you are looking for is only 3% of what you actually see on there.
     
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  3. Shameless_Dood

    Shameless_Dood Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I dropped my fb account a couple years ago. What surprised me was how much extra time I found in the day.

    Here's the thing with fb...for those of you old enough when the internet just started to become popular, people would forward emails and for the most part they were obnoxious. Sometimes funny, but usually obnoxious....how is that any different than liking and sharing?
     
  4. Adele

    Adele I don't sing R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I find that each time I go to FB I’m enraged, disgusted or hopelessly apathetic regarding most posts. Then ask out loud to anyone listening “why do I even look at this stuff?!” As I transfer my angst to carelessly throwing my phone onto the coffee table. What I should do is be and have no “friends”.Keep sites like my LFS who posts incoming livestock which is relevant and be done with all the rest.
     
  5. Battlecorals

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    Well I am certainly glad I'm not the only one then. I honestly was not sure how this one would go.
     
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    swk Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that you and your wife have only been “friends” for 3 years for Christ’s sake..
     
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  7. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I follow real life friends and stores that I like to shop at.
    For those of you who are unhappy with what you see on your Facebook feed.... You know you can "unfollow" people to stay friends day with them, but not show posts on your news feed? Facebook actually gives people a lot of control over what they are seeing on their feed imo.
     
  8. jolt

    jolt Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I've unfollowed several people when I couldn't take it anymore. In general, I think the controls they give you to control advertising and suggested posts are pretty weak. My feed is way too cluttered with stuff that has nothing to do with my friends.
     
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  9. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Moderator With Training Wheels Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm finally glad to see a vendor who isn't engulfed in facebook. I haven't had a facebook in almost 12 years, and I hate facebook with a passion. So when vendors say "Like us on facebook for an entry to win blah blah blah" it really upsets me. Not everyone wants or likes facebook. And so those who have spent ample amounts of money with a company are excluded from a prize drawing because they refuse to get sucked into social media, it just gets me worked up.
     
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  10. Battlecorals

    Battlecorals Aquaculturist R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Ha! right on. Totally with you. I actually did one of those and the goal was 5k likes, still haven't hit it. lol.
     
  11. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    You're about 8 years behind. FB was dead around 2010-12 for the non-olds.

    Once the parents are on it, the kids are off it. They just keep it around so they don't get yelled at for not accepting grandmas friend request.
     
  12. hatfielj

    hatfielj Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I've intentionally abandoned all social media. I think it's bad for society as a whole. It's not a social thing to do. People are more concerned with taking selfies and posting them on their wall or instagram account then they are with actually saying hello to one another and being present in whatever moment they're in. I encourage everyone to drop facebook and instagram. Be social, reject "social" media.
     
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  13. Battlecorals

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    Ha! yeah your probably right on that one
     
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  14. Battlecorals

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    Yeah, I am pretty close to this thought process myself.
     
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    Tautog Valuable Member

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    Since 9-11. Privacy is no longer Private!
    Whatever you Google, wherever, and at any time, FB included, in fact, FB is the main format for anyone up to no good. If you have learned that it’s bad to put your kids name on his/her T-shirt, why would you ever paste their pictures on FB or any form of social media.
    And Yes, big brother is always watching and listening in!
     
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  16. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I use no “social destruction “.

    I can call who I want to talk to, or they can call me.

    I can send photos via text or email with whom I want to share something with.

    I personally don’t need or want anyone else’s drama or to hear about stupid decisions someone made and how they think they got screwed.

    I’m 56 and have watched our country and a lot of the world fall to pieces because of it.

    Now, there are times when it has helped someone in a desperate situation. It does have potential for good.

    But it is far outweighed by the bad and useless.

    Was that a rant??!!!
     
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    My wife likes the cute animal videos. I don't use it myself.
     
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  18. SawCJack00

    SawCJack00 Silly Twit R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That's it! I'm unfriending you Adam! :)
     
  19. mwilk19

    mwilk19 Active Member

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    "That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works." In my best grandma voice.
     
  20. Battlecorals

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    LOL it's cool. It's just that I am not that into then whole thing. To all 81 of these guys, I do apologize for leaving you hanging. Definitely not personal. I've got relatives i haven't even accepted lol. I really just don't spend much time over there anymore.

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