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(Some Guy)   A guy on my fb just got picked up for a homicide. Do I unfriend him and look like a tool if it turns out he is innocent, or risk people seeing I have a guy on the news for killing someone as a friend. Only met the dude in person once   (blippitt.com) divider line 212
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2012-06-04 11:15:59 AM  
I'm sure this has already been pointed out but just to stress this point:

from the headline: "a friend. Only met the dude in person once"

and that is your problem right there. never should have added him to begin with.
 
2012-06-04 11:16:39 AM  

hillary: middleoftheday: hillary:

...

You certainly seem well-adjusted.

And I am.

I love it. You folks get the shakes, sweats, and spittle-stutters from just thinking about quitteing fb, but I (and anyone else not stupid enough to be a fb sheep) have some kind of problem for noticing that.

Yeah, Whatever.

When every large corporation and every mom and pop business all have signs that say "Visit us on fb," you'd think that most people would figure out that this is one giant spam-like viral advertising gimmick that they have signed into designed to invade your privacy solely for monetary gain. You'd think that. Surprisingly, you would be wrong.

"Like sheep to the moon!" -- Mark McKinney, KITH


That's why I invented and am a member of the most obscure yet elite social network ever. No one has ever heard of it. Not even me. Because it hasn't been invented yet.

/not on Facebook
 
2012-06-04 11:19:51 AM  
ITT: A giant circle jerk where the non-FB users congratulate each other not being sheep and berate those who do use FB. Congratulations, no one gives a f*ck.
 
2012-06-04 11:23:19 AM  
big pig peaches


No issues. *grin*
 
2012-06-04 11:25:04 AM  

hillary: middleoftheday: hillary:

...

You certainly seem well-adjusted.

And I am.

I love it. You folks get the shakes, sweats, and spittle-stutters from just thinking about quitteing fb, but I (and anyone else not stupid enough to be a fb sheep) have some kind of problem for noticing that.


I don't think anyone does this... You seem really angry about FB. Some people just use it for sharing funny pics and stories, not furthering some corporate agenda.
 
2012-06-04 11:28:10 AM  
Ordering wingdings and things @ the buckethut
 
2012-06-04 11:28:42 AM  
hey subby how about you stop caring what other people think for once? You pu&&y.
 
2012-06-04 11:30:38 AM  

hillary: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_IT_Crowd/70140450

Now I rest my case.


Double fail. The link just takes me to a log-in screen.
 
2012-06-04 11:34:13 AM  

kd8our: whip cream needs lots of this
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one of these helps.
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no fat, vegan and all good method ;)


No. No no no no no. No.

Whipped cream cannot be vegan. Cream comes from cows (or goats or sheep if you want to be fancy). It is an animal product. There is no way to make that vegan.

You can pretend that some whipped hydrogenated vegetable oil thingy kinda looks like whipped cream, but it is not whipped cream.
 
2012-06-04 11:35:16 AM  
From TFA:
Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed in January after they removed Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their "friends" list.
...
Marvin Enoch "Buddy" Potter Jr., 60, and Jamie Lynn Curd, 38, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The men were arrested on Tuesday.


I could hear the banjos from here.
 
2012-06-04 11:35:57 AM  

hillary: Mirrorz: hillary: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_IT_Crowd/70140450

Now I rest my case.

Double fail. The link just takes me to a log-in screen.

oh geez.

facepalm

you do need to have a Netflix account to watch their movies. You knew this, no?


Some people on Fark make themselves highly "beratable" fairly easily.
 
2012-06-04 11:38:56 AM  

hillary: you do need to have a Netflix account to watch their movies. You knew this, no?


Yep. You just broke the cardinal rule of linking to something that requires a log-in to view and it took you two tries to still do it wrong.
 
2012-06-04 11:39:14 AM  
THIS... is why I don't bother to use social media.

/Proudly does NOT have FaceSpace/MyBook accounts.
 
2012-06-04 11:40:08 AM  

pxlboy: Nana's Vibrator: Anyone ever take their kids to a playground and see another kid almost die because their parents are too busy on their iPhones updating their Facebook account, telling everyone what a good parent they are?
Good times.

They're too busy with their phones until suddenly they turn their glare to the dude alone with his kid(s) or grandkid(s).


You'd be giving most of them too much credit if you think they look up at all. Anyone would be suspicious of a creepy dude showing up to a playground without kids.

/man in hat, sunglasses, and trenchcoat just took Liam and Lily. LOL. It's 85 degrees out. He's gonna get heat stroke!
 
2012-06-04 11:40:26 AM  

hillary: you do need to have a Netflix account to watch their movies. You knew this, no?


You are being really, really ironically stupid. You link to some shiat that you need to have a login for and then act like anyone without a login is a moron who is too stupid to know they need a login. You really think anybody is going to take time out of their day to watch an episode of the IT Crowd because some idiot on the Internet reeeeeeeally needs you to know why he is losing his mind about Facebook?

And guess what. Someone, somewhere thinks you're a stupid sheep for using Netflix.
 
2012-06-04 11:40:56 AM  
You should be more embarrassed you have a FB page.

THIS... is why I don't bother to use social media.

/Proudly does NOT have FaceSpace/MyBook accounts.


Agreed. Never had either. I have a Linked In just for work usage.
 
2012-06-04 11:46:21 AM  
It was probably one of those couples that share the same profile. They deserved it.
I have one couple - Mary Ken Smith. I would have removed them long ago except they own a brewery.
 
2012-06-04 11:49:10 AM  

hillary: 1.) Delete your facebook account.

2.) Kick yourself in the ass for being a dumbass shallow ewe for ever having had a facebook account.

2.) Now go out and get a life.

//facebookers: like sheep to the moon
///i unfriend people in real life if they have a facebook account


You sound like you:

A) Have no friends
B) Have the personality of a mango
C) Are fat
 
2012-06-04 11:53:49 AM  
No matter what you decide to do, you're not the one being suspected of homicide here so there's no way you could be the tool.
 
2012-06-04 11:59:44 AM  

cookiefleck: Lol I can see who didn't rtfa


*clicks link*

Subby, you magnificent bastard.
 
2012-06-04 12:02:24 PM  

logistic: So you addpeople as "friends" that you only have met one time? Then concern yourself with how you appear, as if everyone around is watching your move and waiting with baited breath to judge your actions?

You sound stupid and self-obsessed.


It's "bated" breath, you stupid motherfarker. :P
 
2012-06-04 12:02:51 PM  
Good thing FB just got 16 billion from unwise investors.

They will have no problems paying the 5 million or so to settle this future lawsuit.
 
2012-06-04 12:04:48 PM  
repeat.
 
2012-06-04 12:17:02 PM  
I find it suspicious that this thread gets posted the same day as this thread
 
2012-06-04 12:18:55 PM  

FDR Jones: logistic: So you addpeople as "friends" that you only have met one time? Then concern yourself with how you appear, as if everyone around is watching your move and waiting with baited breath to judge your actions?

You sound stupid and self-obsessed.

It's "bated" breath, you stupid motherfarker. :P


HAVE YOU SMELLED HIS BREATH!???!?
 
2012-06-04 12:20:27 PM  
How about not being a FB douche?
Is that an option?
 
2012-06-04 12:21:07 PM  
A "FB friend" type friend that I meet like once I'd have no problems with ditching

If its an actual friend that you would actually believe to be innocent if they say so, I'd keep.
 
2012-06-04 12:21:53 PM  
Well, if you're on facebook, are you REALLY that concerned with looking like a tool anyway?

/ducks
 
2012-06-04 12:31:32 PM  
Fark's advice column sucks.
 
2012-06-04 12:39:08 PM  
Obviously you should start a facebook page on the merits of keeping accused murderers as friends. You can link it on your wall and judge its merit by the amount of likes it receives and then use that to decide whether you yourself will like it as well. Once you like/dislike the link, you can garner the reaction of your profile friends and chose to like/dislike the likes/dislikes of your like/dislike. You can then setup an interation of liking their likes of your liked likes and then finally come to a determination of the general likedness of your decision and act accordingly.
 
2012-06-04 12:41:23 PM  

hillary: 1.) Delete your facebook account.

2.) Kick yourself in the ass for being a dumbass shallow ewe for ever having had a facebook account.

2.) Now go out and get a life.

//facebookers: like sheep to the moon
///i unfriend people in real life if they have a facebook account


1.) Type type type to strangers on the internet about how lame it is to type type type on another website.

2.) Feel temporarily good about yourself until you realize nobody likes you in real life

3.) Shotgun time
 
2012-06-04 01:07:10 PM  

hillary: Karne: hillary: 1.) Delete your facebook account.

2.) Kick yourself in the ass for being a dumbass shallow ewe for ever having had a facebook account.

2.) Now go out and get a life.

//facebookers: like sheep to the moon
///i unfriend people in real life if they have a facebook account

1.) Type type type to strangers on the internet about how lame it is to type type type on another website.

2.) Feel temporarily good about yourself until you realize nobody likes you in real life

3.) Shotgun time

I will pay you cash money to unfriend me.


Seriously though, choose something less blatantly hypocritical to hate next time. Or get off the internet completely and then complain about it.
 
2012-06-04 01:08:55 PM  

Karne:
Seriously though, choose something less blatantly hypocritical to hate next time. Or get off the internet completely and then complain about it.


*Like*
 
2012-06-04 01:15:55 PM  
2012-06-04 12:38:17 PM

DownDaRiver: How about not being a FB douche? Is that an option?

You will now receive comments from rabid fb'ers such as: You sound fat, you have no friends, you have no personality, you must be lonely, nobody likes you, you are a douche, you are total fail, you'll never get laid, etc.

Because fb, like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Red Bull, shopping at Target, etc., would fix all of those problems in a New York minute plus make you all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll-ish immediately if you would only just sign up.

So how does it feel to be a total societal loser?


********
Oddly it makes me feel kinda good and kinda lazy at the same time.
 
2012-06-04 01:21:40 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: link us to his profile, we'll decide if he's worthy enough


Like sponge worthy?
 
2012-06-04 01:27:26 PM  
Wow...the butthurt is strong in this thread.
 
2012-06-04 01:58:21 PM  
Oh the important troubles of "friending" people! Friend for publicity, Friend for getting laid, Unfriend when it won't benefit you.

Be glad you're not the person the murderer picked as prey.
 
2012-06-04 02:07:36 PM  
Ok, full disclosure: I accept Friend Requests after a first meeting. My main hobby leads me to meet many people at events who want to follow what I do, and I also get a chance to find out about more events going on around me via word of mouth. I can't care less about the judgmental Farkers who insist that must be some sign of a deep seated psychological inadequacy or failing on my part. That's their hangup, not mine, especially since they rush to judgement and assume too much regarding subby's reasoning for friending the guy in the first place.

OTOH, I don't take any of that too seriously. IT'S A WEBSITE, PEOPLE.

Now, to subby's issue: the case cited is pretty rare. Besides, who wants to rely on the reporter's assertion that THE DEFRIENDING WAS THE SOLE CAUSE FOR THE MURDER?

Seriously? We are talking about an obvious sociopath or a stalker. In the second case, it's obvious any resistance to stalking would have triggered the response, and that includes IRL. In the first case.... Guy could have simply spun the Wheel of Excuses for Killing that morning and it fell on "GRARGH FB DEFRIENDING" as opposed to "GRARGH STARBUCKS COFFEE TOO HOT" or "GRARGH GIRLS LAUGH AT ME". We're also talking about modern reporting; lazy reporter, reporter with an agenda, anyone?

Personally, unless you believe the guy is innocent, drop him:

He's unlikely to notice your actions unless he'd been specifically following you or you're a frequent poster.
He's likely to have more problems at this point with avoiding incarceration anyway.
He's likely to have so many other friends drop him that he won't really have time to concern himself with you if you're on his periphery. Unless he only has a few friends.

CSB Time: we had a pedo busted at our job; nothing done at work, but they raided his house after a local kid accused him of being "Mr Hands". They found a hidden drive (reporter's words, not mine) with Gigs of kiddie pron and sent him away. He was one of my FB friends -- and no, he never gave anyone at work clues as to his deviancy. His FB friends dropped precipitously and a few days after I dropped him, his account disappeared. He was a closer friend than what subby describes, but the case was pretty damning and none of us particularly felt like having our computers raided to see if one of us was part of his perv group, especially since we're in the Tech Industry and kinda need to not have our stuff taken by looters cops. I was one of the last to defriend him, so that's how I noticed he had been losing friends left and right; I was wanting to believe that he was innocent but the charges looked like they would stick after more info got out.
 
2012-06-04 02:22:55 PM  
The girlfriend of a former co-worker who I have on FB friended me....even though I never met her. I added her bc she seemed nice enough but she couldn't see anything on my page.

Anyway, she kept mentioning "Free so-and-so" in her statuses with people supporting her. So I began to google and became a little disturbed by what I found. She and "so and so" had been picked up for murder at some point.

I deleted her....and lived to tell about it.

/gangsta
//CSS?
 
2012-06-04 02:32:38 PM  
Dude, we know each other from Fark. You should friend me. I haven't been arrested for murder yet.
 
2012-06-04 02:34:20 PM  
I feel I should also mention that was my first and last "random" add.

Lesson learned. Don't talk to strangers.
 
2012-06-04 02:38:52 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-06-04 03:03:29 PM  
Facebook needs categories and a way to determine what can be seen by different categories. *

// because not everyone can be classified as "friend" ... there are people that I would like to add to Facebook, but haven't because they're not "friends" ... EX, people that have gotten photography training from me should see my photography related posts. Whereas my non photog friends don't need to see those.

// likewise, family members should be able to see my reunion plans, but friends from work don't.

// and folks I know on Xbox live only need to see gaming posts.

// and farkers only need to see fark related posts (and with categorizations, I would probably add more farkers).

// etc etc

// Ahh who am I kidding, they would just screw up the permissions anyway. And the last I checked, there were some sort of categorizations, but they were flaky and unintuitive. I guess I'm looking for something more like how unix groups work. (IE, this picture is visible by this group).
 
2012-06-04 03:11:07 PM  
elchupacabra: Ok, full disclosure: I accept Friend Requests after a first meeting. My main hobby leads me to meet many people at events who want to follow what I do

And wouldn't it be nice to stick those people into a category, like "Cat copter folks".

911Jenny: Lesson learned. Don't talk to strangers.

♬ When you were just a young girl and still in school ♬
♬ How come you never learned the golden rule ♬
♬ Don't talk to strange men, don't be a fool ♬
♬ I'm hearing stories, I don't think that's cool ♬

Now tell me, how's life in the big city
I hear the competition's tough, baby that's a pity
And every man's an actor, every girl is pretty
I don't like what's getting back to me
 
2012-06-04 03:20:28 PM  

lordargent: elchupacabra: Ok, full disclosure: I accept Friend Requests after a first meeting. My main hobby leads me to meet many people at events who want to follow what I do

And wouldn't it be nice to stick those people into a category, like "Cat copter folks".


Looks like it's coming... I seem to note that they have "Close Friends" and other category labels when I add people.
 
2012-06-04 03:29:21 PM  
If you've only met him once, I'm pretty sure he has bigger things to worry about than whether or not you remain his "friend".
 
2012-06-04 03:48:23 PM  

hillary: When every large corporation and every mom and pop business all have signs that say "call us on the telephone" you'd think that most people would figure out that this is one giant spam-like viral advertising gimmick that they have signed into designed to invade your privacy solely for monetary gain. You'd think that. Surprisingly, you would be wrong.


FTFY
 
2012-06-04 03:50:39 PM  
Depends. Did you help him commit the murder?
 
2012-06-04 03:54:19 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Dude, we know each other from Fark. You should friend me. I haven't been arrested for murder yet.


... yet...
 
2012-06-04 04:09:14 PM  
elchupacabra : Looks like it's coming... I seem to note that they have "Close Friends" and other category labels when I add people.

It's there, but the way it functions leaves a lot to be desired.

lordargent.com

Hmm, there's "add list", but where is Edit, Delete, are they hidden off in some obscure area or do they just not exist?

Both of those elementary school lists are empty (One was always empty, one had two people in it).

I removed the two people from that list, because they are actually good friends (so should be in my friends list) so I don't need to categorize them in a list of people that went to a school that I went to for 6th grade.

So I have two empty "smart" lists (which doesn't seem very smart IMHO), every school or job you add generates a 'smart' list, and if you don't have anyone on your friends list that went to the same school or worked at that same job, the list will be empty (and what's the point of an autogenerated empty list?)
 
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