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2012-08-02 04:18:04 PM

gingerjet: BilldaCat10: Right. Let's post pictures of what we ate for lunch instead!

This is what the "hide" button is for.

/every one of my family's newstream is hidden


Shoot, most of my "friends" list is hidden. Those people annoy the crap out of me.
 
2012-08-02 05:08:38 PM

TheOriginalEd: Or you know.. people could just stop taking other people enjoying their own lives and wanting to talk about it as some sort of personal offense.

The worst thing facebook did in my mind is not give people a platform to talk about their mundane lives, but give every boring self centered loser friend they have the unreasonable assumption that somehow posting on their facebook page about their own life was a directed assault.

So what. You know someone on facebook that posted a baby picture. You'll live.


Er, exactly who is taking anything as a personal offense?

A lot of people don't want to see pictures of babies or anything of that ilk. It's nothing personal, but it's just boring as shiat and clogs up the news feed. "Pregnancy Day 212"? I'd gladly take a picture of a kitten over some stretched out belly that looks like a tick about to pop, instagram-filter-be-damned.

But to your point about personal offense, in my experience there's a lot of overlap between the kind of people who spam baby pictures and those who get tremendously offended if you delete them from your friends list, so this extension solves that problem. I'd rather not maintain online friendships with people who are so narcissistic as to believe that daily pregnancy/baby updates are a necessity, but hindsight's 20/20 right?


/No one cares about your kids
//Get over it
 
2012-08-02 05:21:20 PM
I'd like to see an app to get rid of all the pictures people post of the meal they just cooked and/or ate.

It's amazing how many fatties I know (and otherwise respect) who seem to think we all care what they ate. No, you are not a restaurant critic. You're obsessed with food.
 
2012-08-02 05:21:41 PM

dragonchild: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends?

That would be a weird definition of "friend". My friends are people I can count on; if someone wants to share their stamp collection or something that's just the price of a relationship.

This isn't even what I'd call a first-world problem, but there is a bit of a self-centered lack of empathy at work here. I get that parents get a little crazy with their instincts but babies really don't do much besides make noise and drool. I think the enthusiasm is entirely hormonal, because it's about as rational as PMS. Cats actually do interesting things. I'm OK anytime with a friend uploading a lolcat because it's good for a cheap laugh. Babies? Look, I'm happy for you if your kid uttered an incomprehensible "first world", but dude that's your moment. The rest of us really aren't quite so crazy that we think "ag-gah" is some bald monkey's effort to say "mommy" and really have nothing to gain from witnessing this "magical" moment.


hey, look! /r/childfree made its way to Fark to spread their persecution complex!
 
2012-08-02 09:53:51 PM

LurkerIndeed: dragonchild: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends?

That would be a weird definition of "friend". My friends are people I can count on; if someone wants to share their stamp collection or something that's just the price of a relationship.

This isn't even what I'd call a first-world problem, but there is a bit of a self-centered lack of empathy at work here. I get that parents get a little crazy with their instincts but babies really don't do much besides make noise and drool. I think the enthusiasm is entirely hormonal, because it's about as rational as PMS. Cats actually do interesting things. I'm OK anytime with a friend uploading a lolcat because it's good for a cheap laugh. Babies? Look, I'm happy for you if your kid uttered an incomprehensible "first world", but dude that's your moment. The rest of us really aren't quite so crazy that we think "ag-gah" is some bald monkey's effort to say "mommy" and really have nothing to gain from witnessing this "magical" moment.

hey, look! /r/childfree made its way to Fark to spread their persecution complex!


Thanks for sharing that link! Good reading stuff there.

/no sarcasm
 
2012-08-02 10:06:21 PM
Is there an app that blocks the word Kardashian or any pic of them off my computer and phone? I'd pay big money for that.
 
2012-08-02 10:17:41 PM

BilldaCat10:
As someone who is guilty of basically only posting baby updates (I have 2 kids, 2 years old and a newborn), let me explain why that is:

1) Because that's all I do now. I'm lucky if I get a half hour a day to myself. I scrolled back and looked at what I was posting before, and it was generally pictures of me out at a bar, pictures on vacation, or doing something with my (now) wife.

Neither of which, IMHO, are terribly interesting to other people outside of close friends/family.

Though, I also don't take offense if people were to unfriend/hide me. Most of what I post is meant for family, or for archiving sake (while Facebook isn't the best place at all to store pictures/video, it is very convenient).


Your feelings about Facebook are pretty similar to mine.

I deleted my Facebook account just before I found out my wife was pregnant, but I returned a few weeks ago, just so I could keep post the occasional picture to my far-flung relatives and see the new nephew and cousins' kids I may not much of an opportunity to see. I resisted at first, just sending directed e-mails to a handful of people, but I discovered I was just fighting a losing battle since everyone and their dog is on Facebook now.

The good news is that with a clean friends list (35 so far), I have nobody to offend; my friend list comprises either relatives or close friends, and they all are (or soon will be) parents.

I'm not putting my using my son as my profile and/or wall picture, though. I have standards! :)
 
2012-08-03 12:53:20 AM
Can I have the add-on that does the opposite and replaces all Cheezburger images with babies?

slacktory.com
 
2012-08-03 05:44:49 AM
Can we get this for farktography threads? Some people around here will take literally any prompt as an excuse to throw up a picture of their kid.

Yellow. Here's my kid in yellow.
Sky. Here's my kid dressed as an aeroplane.
Grass. Here's my kid lying on the grass.
Cute. Look how cute my kid is.
Tall buildings. Here' s my kid on top of a tall building.

Quite literally almost no one thinks your kid is cute or is at all interested in looking at them. Now, people close to you have to pretend to be interested in order not to offend you, but we're strangers. Not even people who like kids and have kids of their own are interested in yours.
 
2012-08-03 07:54:37 AM

czei: But how would it classify this pic?

[ocostumes.com image 760x900]


www.justsaypictures.com
 
2012-08-03 10:14:50 AM
Reddit option, huh?

*Warning - NSFL*
http://www.reddit.com/r/picsofdeadkids

Not a hyperlink so that you can prepare the bucket you're going to be vomiting in.
 
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