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  1. FriFlo

    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Well, I way under the impression that it was ok to criticize facebook, so, 3 days ago, I made a post, mentioning I had already bought my bike and it was pointless to show me further bicycle advertisements. I already had marked this ads as undesired, they were still showing up. I started my post with "F#§k you Facebook". Probably, that is a violation of their rules, although I did not spell out the F-word! But I have seen many times people use language in a similar way in little rant posts like that ...
    Now I am blocked to do any further postings there. Have you ever encountered something similar?
    Big brother is watching your I guess ... next thing, Apple will not forward any mails from me complaining how bad Apple has become ...
     
  2. AlexanderSchiborr

    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    yeah Facebook. Move on, man. Don´t spent a second of thoughts on fb. My tip: Just delete your personal account. I did it 4 years ago. When you realize that you don´t need facebook for organizing friends and contacts, then this is a great achievement. Pity to say but everybody I know uses facebook these days apart from my wife. Fuck facebook is a good attitude. :rofl:
     
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  3. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

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    I often have criticized the EU on facebook and you know what? They delete my comments without a word telling me this ..... . Yeah :)
     
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  4. Quasar

    Quasar Senior Member

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    These corporate entities have become way too powerful...
     
  5. Desire Inspires

    Desire Inspires To the stars through desire....

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    It’s all robots doing this stuff.
     
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  6. AlexanderSchiborr

    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    Oh I guess he was talking about the company and not their detection implementations.
     
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  7. micrologus

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    I deleted my account a week ago and now I'm so happy. :) It was a big waste of time...
     
  8. VgsA

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    Their services are down today, it affected Instagram and WhatsApp too, maybe it has something to do?
     
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  9. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Pete Townshend turned out to be a prophet: in 1970 he began his second Rock opera, Lifehouse, which was about a rebel who turned against a system that acted like a grid...everyone on the "grid" was provided with the right entertainment, fashion, music, etc.

    That grid is Facebook, and it makes you into everybody else...who suck btw. I've been deactivated for six years now. It will get you nowhere.
     
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  10. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    You are off to a super smart start, then.
     
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  11. Quasar

    Quasar Senior Member

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    LOL. The robots function at the behest of the people who manage the company.

    If I create an algorithm that removes money from your bank account into mine and get caught, I can't claim innocence on the grounds that it was the algorithms doing it, not me.
     
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    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Yeah, I might quit Facebook after this. It may be a strange coincidence with their services being down, but I actually doubt it, as this seems unlikely to me ... I have never experienced Facebook being down and unresponsive to posting. Well, we will see ...
     
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  13. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    You might end up overall happier. I sure did. FB gets people to measure themselves according to others, there are cliques and gangs and exclusive wastes of time all over it. Of course, it's probably best that it is called Facebook, because that's all it is (which is why there are a staggering number of fake profiles).

    I found clubs to belong to on Facebook, then realized all they did was eat up the hours of my day, leaving me feeling empty. Just me.
     
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  14. Quasar

    Quasar Senior Member

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    I want to completely quit, but I have a few friends and a few work-related acquaintances with whom the messaging service is the only efficient way to communicate. But I don't hang out there and socialize on the news feed anymore.
     
  15. MartinH.

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    You really need to look into modern neural nets / deep learning algorithms. We're way past the point of "they do what they're told", they are made in a way that no one really knows how exactly they work. You just feed them data associated with desired outcomes, and pretty much leave the rest up to them.

    You have now. It's down for me too, and I never "use" it.


    No offense meant to anyone, but I'm not entirely sure how forums are so hugely different from those "clubs" on social media.
     
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  16. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    You have me there, my friend. Of course, here I'm anonymous (and will remain for personal reasons). FB everyone thought they knew me...they only knew and cared about the face.
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Also, I don't leave here feeling empty most of the time, in fact I've often picked up something I can use, or something helpful to think about...can't say that about the other place.
     
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    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Alright, then it is probably false alarm. My bad! :) I just never have encountered that with Facebook. I am no regular Facebook user, so it might have happened before. Just a strange coincidence ...
     
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    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Well, I quit posting and reading a lot on Facebook a long time ago, already. Discussing anything deep on the internet is generally a waste of time imo. If I would have been blocked for real, I would have left it for good. Now, I might occasionally post there as I did before. Maybe, one day I will leave for other reasons.
    Anyway, sorry for the miss information! I don’t post things like that as lightly ... I should have thought about alternative reasons, first. It just didn’t cross my mind, that a big site like Facebook could be down (only for posting!).
     
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  20. MrLinssi

    MrLinssi A glorified bedroom musician.

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    The only reason I still have my personal account is all the music related groups. Though my blood pressure shoots up every time I see another "look y'all, here's my new song"-post when it is quite clearly stated that the group is not for self promotion. Sigh...
     
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