...THE THING ABOUT FACEBOOK...

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  1. CNDReef

    CNDReef Formally Toomanyfish R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    I disabled my account a few weeks ago to see if anyone would remember my birthday without the help of Facebook, I got 3 phone calls and 2 texts. My own brother forgot about me. Facebook for the win lol
     

  2. squareriggersailor

    squareriggersailor Well-Known Member

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    I quit that bravo sierra the first time I felt disappointed that the picture or whatever it was I posted didn't get enough likes.
     
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  3. Haggisman14

    Haggisman14 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I actually put a completely false birthday on my page quite a few years back, and ya gotta love how many people would wish me happy birthday on the wrong month and day! Pretty funny actually. Now I only get calls and messages from my close family and friends that actually remember!

    Side note - I only keep facebook around to share pictures of my kids with family that live throughout the world. Don't use it personally anymore b/c of all the crap!
     
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  4. Crimson

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    My other pet peeve is sponsors wanting you to "like them" in order to get free swag/contests. They have the right just like I have the right not to participate.

    I never had nor will ever have facebook, twitter, instagram or whatever social media flavor of the year. The irony, I am in IT (granted I lived in a time without internet, cellphones and flying cars..uh wait...)

    Yes, forums are a social media platform but the format is different. Most forums are hobby or interest specific.
     
  5. mta_morrow

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

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    I grew up when you did as well and I don’t do any social media.

    While we didn’t have internet, cell phones, etc like you said, don’t forget that we DID have push button pay phones on every street corner, thermal fax machines, and the real MTV!
     
  6. Jeepguy242

    Jeepguy242 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I miss the real mtv
     
  7. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I don't social media at all. I really wish all of the contests on here did not require that. I think that would be a nice perk for paid supporters.
     
  8. mta_morrow

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

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    We DO get bonus entries!
     
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    We applaud you and agree to your post as a vendor and think this will start to happen more often than not.. We have been letting ours go kind of idle with minimum posts lately just at the fact that marketing wise seems to not to be worth the time/effort. We have got more exposure from other customers or craigslist than Facebook (best part other sources is not dealing with all the crap between as we can go on our merry way). Most people add you as friends just to add you to another group amongst the thousands we have already been manually put into which is getting ridiculous to handle. Have a few customers complain about a local frag auction group keep adding them back in after they opt out of the group multiple times.
     
  10. Michael Naegeli

    Michael Naegeli Captainspando R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    eeewwwww Facebook..... So 2009. Haha. Hate it. Already said hey to all my old school peeps. Enough for me. Haven’t been on there for years nor do I ever care to be ever again. If it ain’t about Reefin I get bored very quickly. Bunch o nonsense to me. Reef 2 Reef my only social media I spend any time on
     
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  11. DHill6

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    I don’t have any social platform accounts , I also prefer to private. What people don’t understand is whatever they put out there they can’t take it back. As one who has spent a couple weeks deleting herself from the internet highway through many sites and their spin off sites, which isn’t fun, a lot of information out there is incorrect. I didn’t give my permission to these sites to list my address, relatives, income etc..
     
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  12. Skibum

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    Sharing is overrated.
     
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  13. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nobody cares if I'm chillin' eating Doritos, and I don't duck lip.
     
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    I've never had FB, and haven't really wanted to join either, but I do find there is a perception that I miss out on a lot because I'm told that most of the reefers in my area (Pacific North West) are using a FB group to correspond with. I'm come close to joining multiple times, but just can't bring myself to do it. I would like to know more what is going on in my community though. Also, as multiple folks have indicated, I do not like the contests/giveaways which do require a FB account. I get it from a business perspective they need to reach a larger audience then just R2R, but they lose me on everyone. Wondered why I never win anything! LOL
     
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    No to Facebook. ..peace out.
     
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    Man and I thought this was going to be a rant about FB coral vendors
     
  17. RtomKinMad

    RtomKinMad Well-Known Member Partner Member 2019

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    I also do not have a FB account or do any other social media other than this site. My husband does but I generally ignore it. I’m with you! I talk to the people I want to by phone or text! And if anyone forgets my birthday, I don’t care anyway I’ve probably already forgot theirs too!
     
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  18. Battlecorals

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    Lol yeah, I don't think I can even waste my thought process on those guys, let alone do an entire write up. That nonsense was over for me before it started.
     
  19. Bob Weigant

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    I’m on FB but it’s dedicated to just my friends and family. I don’t accept friends request if I’ve never met you. I stay far away from drama ( maybe cause I’m getting older ).
     
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    I hate FB and don't use it at all. I wish all of these contests would actually stop using social media in general for entries.

    Nobody on my friends list cares if I like an aquarium product, just like I don't care what their stupid crap is about. Aside of folks that actually communicate with family and real life friends, it's a sham of people showing what they want you to think their life is like.
     
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