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jmcquown[_2_] September 1st 17 12:20 AM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may die
if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and share
stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social media. I do
enjoy having online friends who like to share stories about their cats.
Just not on Facebook.

Jill

John Kasupski September 1st 17 06:58 AM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 

I can't stand it either. That's why I didn't do Facebook last time. I'm simply
not fond of it, period. So, I guess there's two of us at least. I'd post a
picture of Minnie, but she's sleeping right now, and I know not where, so...

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY


[email protected] September 1st 17 01:24 PM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
On Fri, 01 Sep 2017 01:58:52 -0400, John Kasupski
wrote:


I can't stand it either. That's why I didn't do Facebook last time. I'm simply
not fond of it, period. So, I guess there's two of us at least. I'd post a
picture of Minnie, but she's sleeping right now, and I know not where, so...



Strange. I use FB, and have NO problems with it.

If I don't want to see something from someone, I block them (seldom).
If I don't want to see followups, I turn off notifications for that
thread.

I see LOTS of interesting things on FB that I never see other places.

I have plenty to do on FB, so I haven't gone begging to get onto
the RPCA group there.




Mishi[_2_] September 1st 17 01:37 PM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:20:34 PM UTC-4, Jill McQuown wrote:
Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may die
if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and share
stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social media. I do
enjoy having online friends who like to share stories about their cats.
Just not on Facebook.

Jill


I don't know if anyone is interested in this, but several of my Yahoogroups lists are contemplating going to Groups.io https://groups.io/
The moderators who are trying it out say it is easier to access than Yahoogroups, and the interface is similar. I haven't compared it to Google Groups (that is how I access this newsgroup)

Just a thought.
Patti

dgk September 3rd 17 03:56 AM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:26 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may die
if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and share
stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social media. I do
enjoy having online friends who like to share stories about their cats.
Just not on Facebook.

Jill


I have tried it. And now I get huge amounts of emails about every post
that goes into the group. I'll see about getting those notifications
turned off.

Jack Campin September 3rd 17 05:33 PM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!


I'm on it, and there s a heck of a lot there, but it is pretty
infuriating. The bits I least like: having such imprecise control
of who sees what I write, and having no real way to group what
I read so I can see things I see as related all together. Usually
I want the whole world to see anything I write, but I sometimes
find I've spent ages writing something that only a tiny group will
see. And switching randomly between Scottish politics and Turkish
culture and early music (to name three things I'm following groups
or friends for) only exacerbates my already bad tendency towards
"oh look a squirrel!"-ness.

I don't know if anyone is interested in this, but several of my
Yahoogroups lists are contemplating going to Groups.io https://groups.io/
The moderators who are trying it out say it is easier to access than
Yahoogroups, and the interface is similar.


It's not at all easy to see what forums they've got. At least
they do indicate how active they are, though.

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jmcquown[_2_] September 3rd 17 09:48 PM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
On 9/2/2017 10:56 PM, dgk wrote:
On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:26 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may die
if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and share
stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social media. I do
enjoy having online friends who like to share stories about their cats.
Just not on Facebook.

Jill


I have tried it. And now I get huge amounts of emails about every post
that goes into the group. I'll see about getting those notifications
turned off.

It's under settings/notifications. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so
much...

Jill

dgk September 7th 17 09:47 PM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
On Sun, 3 Sep 2017 16:48:42 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 9/2/2017 10:56 PM, dgk wrote:
On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:26 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories and
pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and newsfeeds and
all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may die
if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and share
stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social media. I do
enjoy having online friends who like to share stories about their cats.
Just not on Facebook.

Jill


I have tried it. And now I get huge amounts of emails about every post
that goes into the group. I'll see about getting those notifications
turned off.

It's under settings/notifications. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so
much...

Jill


It did. No notifications every time someone posts something.

cshenk September 12th 17 01:00 AM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
John Kasupski wrote in rec.pets.cats.anecdotes:


I can't stand it either. That's why I didn't do Facebook last time.
I'm simply not fond of it, period. So, I guess there's two of us at
least. I'd post a picture of Minnie, but she's sleeping right now,
and I know not where, so...

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY


Actually John, I don't post much here but I'm here. Facebook in the
end is an endless litany of individal posts with no real story. Boring.

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cshenk September 12th 17 01:00 AM

Okey Doke... I tried Facebook
 
dgk wrote in rec.pets.cats.anecdotes:

On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:26 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

Sorry, I can't stand it.

Even with the "add on" Mishi suggested, it's an entirely too busy
interface. I just want to talk to people I know and share stories
and pics of our cats. I don't want to have to block ads and
newsfeeds and all sorts of other crap and who is friends with who
else. Arrgh!

So, if you want to abandon usenet, fine. The usenet RPCA group may
die if you do. I'll just talk with my friends about my cat and
share stories and pictures via email. I don't live for social
media. I do enjoy having online friends who like to share stories
about their cats. Just not on Facebook.

Jill


I have tried it. And now I get huge amounts of emails about every post
that goes into the group. I'll see about getting those notifications
turned off.


Shift to digest.

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