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  • Cyanea
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    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
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Things that suck about facebook.
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:01:46 am »
Seems to me that for some mystical reason, facebook has eaither systematically removed its best features, or never allowed them in the first instance.

For example..:


You can't post youtube videos on your timeline. Seriously, this should be a basic given. Most people on earth crave to do this.


You can't hide comments made to posts on your timeline, only delete them. Look.. I don't want to have to fall out with friends or relatives just because I am forced to delete  a comment that I'd prefer only they saw. So why did facebook withdraw the basic and essential "hide comment" feature? Duh.


Group admins can't hide a new group cover photo. So if they post a new photo, it has to be seen by everyone before it slips down the board, as deleting it means it would disappear entirely.




 

 
Catch my drift?


  • SanderB
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 06:49:39 am »
You're still on FB?
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  • JVPrice
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 07:21:43 am »
I think compared to a platform like Twitter, FB never really shows you the posts you WANT to see unless you have notifications for users turned on. Even after taking the time to remove all the parody/meme pages I followed in high school, it's still hard to sift through all the crap to find anything worthwhile.

Also, it REALLY sucks that it distorts your photos to a certain resolution. My camera can post high quality photos everywhere EXCEPT Facebook
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  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 07:29:24 am »
I nuked my account about 5 years ago, and rejoined about 2 years ago with a fresh ID.

Just family and pseudo-family now.

I do like messenger for video chats, and you can use it with non-FB contacts.


  • apancoe
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 07:47:26 am »
personally haven't used fb, twitter, instagram, etc for 5 or 6 years and can't imagine ever going back.

awhile ago i saw a quote by theodore roosevelt that said, "comparison is the thief of joy" and it really stuck with me.

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  • CO2
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 07:50:16 am »
Seems to me that for some mystical reason, facebook has eaither systematically removed its best features, or never allowed them in the first instance.

For example..:


You can't post youtube videos on your timeline. Seriously, this should be a basic given. Most people on earth crave to do this.

What? Are? You? Talking? About?
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  • OnNut81
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 07:57:07 am »
I keep my FB account deactivated generally from just after the new year until I go somewhere interesting for vacation.  It's so much more enjoyable when you go on two or three times a year and see how people are doing and touch base with some older friends.  Can't imagine being on it regularly again.  It got pretty tedious. 


Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 08:59:24 am »
Life hasn't been the same since Vine disappeared.

For example...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsLKQTh-Bqo
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  • Cyanea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
    • Las Vegas
Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 10:01:36 pm »
What? Are? You? Talking? About?

You can't embed youtube videos.

At best you can post a small thumbnail with a link to youtube. usually this does not draw anybodys attention.

And the reason is..

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If you havenít figured out by now, Facebook and Google (Google owns YouTube) are not best friends.

Letís take a look at an example of a video uploaded directly to Facebook and shared versus a YouTube video link shared.
Completely ignore the content of these two videos and look at them from an aesthetic point of view only. 99 out of 100 human beings would absolutely click the large video thumbnail on the left way before the tiny thumbnail on the right. If youíre scrolling through your newsfeed, youíd see the large thumbnail way before the smaller one. For the record, the Facebook thumbnail is about six times larger than the thumbnail provided for YouTube.

Kind of like what Facebook does in the right column with standard Facebook ads. However, itís blatantly obvious that Facebook wants you to see their ads and doesnít want you to see YouTube videos. Another thing to note, whereís the play button on the YouTube video? In the Newsfeed Facebook strips the play button from the thumbnail, but on your page they leave it. Odd.
https://wanderingaimfully.com/why-posting-youtube-videos-on-facebook-sucks/
Catch my drift?


  • SanderB
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 12:21:12 am »
Facebook hates you and monetises your every move.
Do not upload your pictures to Skynet.
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  • CO2
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Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 01:11:25 am »
This is not directed to any one of you specifically.

 :afro: There is a website that I use for free!

 ;D Oh yeah? How does it work?

 :afro: Well, I see many things and I tell it everything that I'm doing.

 ;D Okay............. And is it free?

 :afro: Yes!

 ;D I guarantee you'll complain about it later.

I don't understand anyone who complains about Facebook or YouTube having ads....... You are so stupid.

I don't understand adblock. You are so weird. You think you deserve free shit all the time? It makes no sense.

 :afro: I don't pay for youtube, but I deserve free videos all the time.

 :police: Uh, sorry, says who?

 :afro: Me, I don't need to see ads.

 :police: Why?

 :afro: Well, I am special, you see? I have an adblocker. Marketing doesn't work on me.

Get fugded. Watch your damn ad.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 07:49:49 am by CO2 »
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  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Things that suck about facebook.
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 03:05:17 am »
This is not directed to any one of you specifically.

 :afro: There is a website that I use for free!

 ;D Oh yeah? How does it work?

 :afro: Well, I d many things and I tell it everything that I'm doing.

 ;D Okay............. And is it free?

 :afro: Yes!

 ;D I guarantee you'll complain about it later.

I don't understand anyone who complains about Facebook or YouTube having ads....... You are so stupid.

I don't like ads. But I  get it. I understand.

I don't understand adblock. You are so weird. You think you deserve free shit all the time? It makes no sense.

 :afro: I don't pay for youtube, but I deserve free videos all the time.

 :police: Uh, sorry, says who?

 :afro: Me, I don't need to see ads.

 :police: Why?

 :afro: Well, I am special, you see? I have an adblocker. Marketing doesn't work on me.

Get fugded. Watch your damn ad.

Same.

I insist on being paid for my work; content producers and IT developers should too.