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Re: I'm so over facebook

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@Biftu wrote:

While I certainly am in the minority, I would NEVER go on Facebook.  My friend joined when it first started and tried to cancel, it is not possible to permanently delete your account no matter what they say.  All these years of not going to the site, yesterday she got 150 emails coming to her from facebook!  Someone must have hacked her and there is no way to contact Facebook without logging in which, of course, she would never do.  This is a real problem that they offer no customer support other than online.  This has put her in a real dimena to get this rectified.  Scary.


 

@Biftu, You can deactivate your Facebook account (a temporary step -- you can reactivate later if you want) or completely delete the account (a permanent deletion).    It's true the information from our accounts is in Facebook's archives, but it simply isn't available to hackers if we've deactivated or deleted the account.   It won't cause harm for your friend to log into the account to fix any problems, perceived or read -- or her friends can use the report feature to let Facebook know if they do think her account has been hacked.

 

My guess is the email messages your friend has received are not actually from Facebook and, instead, are from a completely unrelated spammer.  There are ways to check -- hovering the cursor over the sender, looking at the full message header or source, etc. -- and find out who actually is sending the mail.

 

I'm sorry that happened to her.  I know it's frustrating.  But even though Facebook is far from perfect, I do think we have a tendency to blame them for anything we even think might be remotely related to them.

 

Few things reveal your intellect and your generosity of spirit—the parallel powers of your heart and mind—better than how you give feedback.~Maria Popova
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@Buck-i-Nana wrote:

For those who HAVEN'T given up on facebook and are perhaps not happy about the ads showing on their pages - open your facebook and look at the very bottom of the right hand column where those ads and the trending stuff shows.  In light, tiny print, there are some clickable selections regarding privacy and ads.  Click on the ads and you can pick the settings regarding what you see.

 


 

i hope this doesn't get deleted but here is the page

https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

 

I'm done with P.C. Just say what you mean and mean what you say. It's easier.
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Re: I'm so over facebook

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@sunshine45 wrote:

@skuggles wrote:

So are children seeing these pornographic pop ups if they go on their FB page?

 


 

 

it probably depends on their settings, but i can honestly say that i am on facebook daily and i have never seen those types of pop-ups and i dont use ad-block.


 

I think I registered with Facebook in 2008, not sure how many years I've been using extensions/add-ons to block, and I've never seen pornographic adverts.  Some of what shows up is related to the things we've clicked on, or added links to -- and some of it is related to the things our "Facebook friends" (and their friends, and their friends...  ) have clicked on or added links to.

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Re: I'm so over facebook

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@brii wrote:

I'm on Safari - never seen anything like that ever.

 

I don't click on ads.  If I want to see something from a retailer, I go to that site.


 

Same here, @brii.  Clicking the link opens our Facebook info (and in many cases our friends' info, and their friends, and their friends, and so on) to the site we redirected to.  Just my personal choice, but if I'm interested I'll leave Facebook, clear cookies and cache and then go directly to the site.  I try to avoid as much tracking as possible, but I also do understand it's all part of the way the net works.  Part of the price we pay for online access.Smiley

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@dooBdoo, I try to avoid as much tracking as possible.  I avoid clicking on anything.  I go directly to the site if I'm interested. 

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@Himi lover wrote:

I don't even post on my Facebook page anymore.  The stuff my "friends" post is so stupid, boring, nothing interesting about them, just stupid "sayings" all the time, nor are most of us in contact, that I've decided not to post anymore.  They probably think I'm boring too so I have my pic posted, that's it!  Yes, I agree, a lot of ads are coming through.  

 

There is one group on Facebook I enjoy that's it!  😁


 

Sounds like the problem is with your friends, not Facebook. You might want to either unfriend the "friends" you put in quote or Unfollow them. If you Unfollow them, their posts will no longer show up on your home page but you will still be friends. Unfollow saves you from having any awkward conversations with actual friends who post things you don't want to see on your own feed.

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@only shops online wrote:

I saw my first porno ads on FB today.  I couldn't find a way to close them out.

 

I didn't start on FB until a few months ago.  But, I am so grateful that I did.  I was able to reconnect with a few old friends and we have rekindled our friendships.

 

I also reconnected with a few family members and found out about dozens of other cousins that I didn't even know existed.  I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't know any of this.  And, they have welcomed me, and my family, with open arms.  It's been a wonderful experience for me.


 

Facebook doesn't allow pornographic ads. They are against their policy. You may want to check your computer for malware and viruses. You can also report and offensive ads, which would help Facebook keep questionable ads off of your page.

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@skuggles wrote:

So are children seeing these pornographic pop ups if they go on their FB page?

 


 

Facebook doesn't allow pornographic ads. Either the poster has malware on her computer that's causing the problem or she's very broad with what she considers to be pornographic.

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@151949 wrote:

I wasn't referring to the pop up ads - who cares about an ad for jewelry or shoes  - i am talking about if you open a site to look at a video that may be something innocent like a recipe or a video about preventing heart disease, but that is only a small part of the page and the rest of the page is all this disgusting krap.Or perhaps the facebook post will say something like 20 hairdos for short hair - but then when you try to run the slideshow - OMG - the stuff that is also on the screen ! The ad block has taken care of it - but if you think that yoiur kids would not see this if they opened the wrong site - you are very naive.


 

Those ads are not on Facebook. Those ads are on the pages you linked to FROM Facebook. Facebook cannot control what other sites allow to advertise on their pages or what pages your friends or followed pages link to.

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Re: I'm so over facebook

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@ChynnaBlue wrote:

@Himi lover wrote:

I don't even post on my Facebook page anymore.  The stuff my "friends" post is so stupid, boring, nothing interesting about them, just stupid "sayings" all the time, nor are most of us in contact, that I've decided not to post anymore.  They probably think I'm boring too so I have my pic posted, that's it!  Yes, I agree, a lot of ads are coming through.  

 

There is one group on Facebook I enjoy that's it!  😁


 

Sounds like the problem is with your friends, not Facebook. You might want to either unfriend the "friends" you put in quote or Unfollow them. If you Unfollow them, their posts will no longer show up on your home page but you will still be friends. Unfollow saves you from having any awkward conversations with actual friends who post things you don't want to see on your own feed.


 

 

This is so true, @ChynnaBlue.  I think so many of the things people don't like about Facebook can be managed by learning about all the features and options on the platform itself and also in the things we can tweak in the browser we use.  But I do understand the frustration because there are so many "ins and outs" to learn and the software changes fairly often.

 

I usually recommend that everyone "walk through" all their settings on a regular basis to see what's available and also to use the Facebook Help Center (found in the drop-down arrow menu, upper right corner of desktop version of Facebook, or at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/help/) and their Help Community, too (found in the Help Center or at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/help/community).

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