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(WTOP)   Facebook: Okay, so we built this absurd mail system that often sends messages to an "other" folder that most people don't even know about. But no worries, we've got a new system where, for $1, users can make sure their mail goes to the right place   (wtop.com) divider line 87
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2012-12-21 10:02:17 AM  
Spammer's delight. Prepare for non-stop spam on Facebook. Message popping up from "Vi@gra".

/pun unintended
 
2012-12-21 10:06:37 AM  
It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!
 
2012-12-21 10:09:37 AM  
In October, Facebook unveiled another feature that lets users pay if they want more people to read their updates. For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?
 
2012-12-21 10:15:01 AM  
And there was me wondering why the preferences for the 'other' folder didn't provide the option to turn off the filtering.

Now I get it.

Will still ignore messages. I've got a cellphone for that, and everyone who knows me has my number. Text me.
 
2012-12-21 10:15:25 AM  

Gaboo: In October, Facebook unveiled another feature that lets users pay if they want more people to read their updates. For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?


Hello, it is Facebook! You wouldn't be on it if you weren't hung up on yourself.
 
2012-12-21 10:16:49 AM  

Gaboo: For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?


No, but Zuck is in fact that hung up on money. And considering how badly the IPO went, I can't say I blame him.
 
2012-12-21 10:17:28 AM  
I just took a spin through my other folder and it contained several message from Facebook itself regarding governance votes.
 
2012-12-21 10:26:15 AM  
I've got this new system where, for no charge whatsoever, Facebook can go straight to Hell.
 
2012-12-21 10:30:54 AM  
Our policy is, if for any reason you're not satisfied with our service, I hate you.
 
2012-12-21 10:32:26 AM  

myrrh: Gaboo: For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?

No, but Zuck is in fact that hung up on money. And considering how badly the IPO went, I can't say I blame him.


He seems to have run out of innovations that benefit the average user, and has had nothing but a string of "features" that benefit advertisers and pay-as-you attention whores.

I'm expecting even the most basic functions to require payment to operate correctly.
 
2012-12-21 10:40:18 AM  

born_yesterday: myrrh: Gaboo: For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?

No, but Zuck is in fact that hung up on money. And considering how badly the IPO went, I can't say I blame him.

He seems to have run out of innovations that benefit the average user, and has had nothing but a string of "features" that benefit advertisers and pay-as-you attention whores.

I'm expecting even the most basic functions to require payment to operate correctly.


Soon, for $5 you will be able to geo-register your location, and every 18 to 21 year old who posts pictures of her boobs in a ten mile radius automatically shows up on your wall, regardless of their privacy settings. It should be huge in the stalker/pedophile market, who spend a lot of money on the internet.
 
2012-12-21 10:43:33 AM  
I know how to fix this problem. It's sooooo easy, I can't believe no one's thought of it before. You see, what you do is......

you ready......

well, you gotta.....

*whispering*

stop using Facebook.
 
2012-12-21 10:44:21 AM  

Mr Guy: Soon, for $5 you will be able to geo-register your location, and every 18 to 21 year old who posts pictures of her boobs in a ten mile radius automatically shows up on your wall, regardless of their privacy settings.


Shut up and take my money!
 
2012-12-21 10:45:35 AM  
People actually still use facebook?

Wow.
 
2012-12-21 10:46:05 AM  
For $2.74, I'll send you instructions on how to configure your Facebook account so you're never bothered by any of the annoying things that can happen. My instructions will also show you how to secure all of the information you don't want random people getting access to.
 
2012-12-21 10:46:35 AM  

computerguyUT: People actually still use facebook?

Wow.


How enviously nonconformist of you.
 
2012-12-21 10:47:19 AM  
The have to monetize directly Facebook somehow
 
2012-12-21 10:52:11 AM  
This is why I use MySpace.

You've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-12-21 10:53:14 AM  

Mr Guy: born_yesterday: myrrh: Gaboo: For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?

No, but Zuck is in fact that hung up on money. And considering how badly the IPO went, I can't say I blame him.

He seems to have run out of innovations that benefit the average user, and has had nothing but a string of "features" that benefit advertisers and pay-as-you attention whores.

I'm expecting even the most basic functions to require payment to operate correctly.

Soon, for $5 you will be able to geo-register your location, and every 18 to 21 year old who posts pictures of her boobs in a ten mile radius automatically shows up on your wall, regardless of their privacy settings. It should be huge in the stalker/pedophile market, who spend a lot of money on the internet.


if you're going after 18-21 yo girls, you're not a pedophile...
 
2012-12-21 10:56:09 AM  

dofus: For $2.74, I'll send you instructions on how to configure your Facebook account so you're never bothered by any of the annoying things that can happen. My instructions will also show you how to secure all of the information you don't want random people getting access to.


I need about three fiddy
 
2012-12-21 10:57:52 AM  
uh, guys, you're getting it wrong.

Right now people can send you unwanted messages without being your friends (provided you hadn't selected the "no messages from people i don't know" option in privacy settings).

As long as this doesn't make the message reception mandatory, it's just Facebook trying to rip-off the stalkers/spammers, not you.
 
2012-12-21 11:00:10 AM  

Mr Guy: born_yesterday: myrrh: Gaboo: For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?

No, but Zuck is in fact that hung up on money. And considering how badly the IPO went, I can't say I blame him.

He seems to have run out of innovations that benefit the average user, and has had nothing but a string of "features" that benefit advertisers and pay-as-you attention whores.

I'm expecting even the most basic functions to require payment to operate correctly.

Soon, for $5 you will be able to geo-register your location, and every 18 to 21 year old who posts pictures of her boobs in a ten mile radius automatically shows up on your wall, regardless of their privacy settings. It should be huge in the stalker/pedophile market, who spend a lot of money on the internet.


Can we call it TotalFacebook?
 
2012-12-21 11:00:21 AM  
I see their monetization plans are going well. Your investment in that IPO will pay off yet!
 
2012-12-21 11:00:36 AM  

Gaboo: In October, Facebook unveiled another feature that lets users pay if they want more people to read their updates. For $7, users can promote a post to their friends, just as advertisers do.

LOL, Seriously? People are that hung up on themselves?


Well, there is a website that charges $5 per month to put a shiny icon next to your username...

/TF was thrust upon me by an anonymous donor.
//Was I TotalRaped?
 
2012-12-21 11:01:53 AM  
Facebook is proof that people will sit and piss around with anything for hours on end, no matte how mundane, inconvenient, useless and idiotic it seems, and pay for it, if it's "z0mg teh comPUTERS R kewil!1!1"
 
2012-12-21 11:03:56 AM  
Yep, I think FB is coming to an all time low with this move.

They create a spam filter of sorts, and then allow people sending spam to pay them a dollar to override that feature. Meanwhile they claim that it will stop spam.

Brilliant.
 
2012-12-21 11:04:35 AM  
The funniest part of this is the number of people that will pay for it.
 
2012-12-21 11:05:40 AM  
I only discovered the "other" FB message folder a couple of weeks ago.

I sometimes comment on a few news websites other than Fark, on a couple I logged in with my FB login.

I got so much hate mail and bile directed at me in response to things I posted, all going into "Other". Of course, I only found these messages months later.

I wasn't trolling, but I was posting things that weren't exactly super-popular (or had lots of enthusiastic opposition). Saying things like I believed that Bradley Manning is traitorous scum who should face a firing squad or saying that Mitt Romney was a waffling sockpuppet of billionaire backers, you know, the sort of things that start/started routine flame wars on Fark, instead people were messaging me directly to tell me that I'm warmongering scum, a brainwashed libby lib, or just a brief little "fark you".

I decided at that point to stop using my FB login for news sites, the relative anonymity of Fark helps shield from the total morons who I am afraid might just get a little too personal.
 
2012-12-21 11:08:44 AM  
You will see my /religious/political/hateful/stalker rant!
 
2012-12-21 11:09:34 AM  

ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!


Oh christ,seriously? Welp goodbye facebook cause I can't handle my father being creepy on facebook via a proxy account though I've already blocked him and have my privacy setting set high.
 
2012-12-21 11:12:13 AM  

Silverstaff: I only discovered the "other" FB message folder a couple of weeks ago.

I sometimes comment on a few news websites other than Fark, on a couple I logged in with my FB login.

I got so much hate mail and bile directed at me in response to things I posted, all going into "Other". Of course, I only found these messages months later.

I wasn't trolling, but I was posting things that weren't exactly super-popular (or had lots of enthusiastic opposition). Saying things like I believed that Bradley Manning is traitorous scum who should face a firing squad or saying that Mitt Romney was a waffling sockpuppet of billionaire backers, you know, the sort of things that start/started routine flame wars on Fark, instead people were messaging me directly to tell me that I'm warmongering scum, a brainwashed libby lib, or just a brief little "fark you".

I decided at that point to stop using my FB login for news sites, the relative anonymity of Fark helps shield from the total morons who I am afraid might just get a little too personal.


Fark you, you brainwashed, warmongering libby lib!!!

/Nowhere is safe!
//Sorry about the FB threats.
 
2012-12-21 11:13:25 AM  

ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!


Yes, and everyone is now visible via facebook search.

I deactivated my account today. I was one of the "single digit percentage" of users who was hidden from everybody but friends of friends and I'm too paranoid to be on there if that's not the case.
 
2012-12-21 11:21:27 AM  
Launched in 2011, the "other" folder is where Facebook routes messages it deems less relevant. Not quite spam, these include messages from people you most likely don't know, based on Facebook's reading of your social connections. Many users ignore this folder.

Normally I wouldn't side with Facebook (which is, to my mind, the Pet Rock of the last decade- novel and also utterly useless), but this sounds a lot to me like it's a spam-prevention measure. And like Subby hasn't the faintest freaking idea what he's talking about.
 
2012-12-21 11:26:51 AM  

mesmer242: ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!

Yes, and everyone is now visible via facebook search.

I deactivated my account today. I was one of the "single digit percentage" of users who was hidden from everybody but friends of friends and I'm too paranoid to be on there if that's not the case.


I did not know this. Now, I'm not laughing.

/If employers can check FB before hiring, I can't afford for a friend to "tag" me in a compromising photo.
 
2012-12-21 11:31:46 AM  
People still actually use the phrase "people still...?"

Wow
 
2012-12-21 11:32:55 AM  

born_yesterday: mesmer242: ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!

Yes, and everyone is now visible via facebook search.

I deactivated my account today. I was one of the "single digit percentage" of users who was hidden from everybody but friends of friends and I'm too paranoid to be on there if that's not the case.

I did not know this. Now, I'm not laughing.

/If employers can check FB before hiring, I can't afford for a friend to "tag" me in a compromising photo.


I believe they will only see your name and profile picture(s) as you can still make most of your content private. Hopefully. There aren't that many details on the changes. But now you can't tell your employer "Facebook? Oh, I don't have an account." in an effort to avoid friending your manager. Fun!
 
2012-12-21 11:40:12 AM  

mesmer242: There aren't that many details on the changes. But now you can't tell your employer "Facebook? Oh, I don't have an account." in an effort to avoid friending your manager. Fun!


Sure I can say I don't have an account.

Use my real name on Facebook or anywhere else online? Are you kidding me? I'm a farking owl.

The people pushing the war on anonymity and pseudonymity need to be pushed off a cliff into the jaws of the Kraken.

You have the right to call yourself whatever you want in meatspace as long as you're not trying to defraud anyone. How this is somehow no longer valid in e-space boggles my mind.
 
2012-12-21 11:42:55 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: This is why I use MySpace.

You've probably never heard of it.


I just got my invite yesterday. It's an exclusive club.


/Not joking.
 
2012-12-21 11:43:57 AM  
Hey Facebook... if you want to know how to write a mail system, look here...
 
2012-12-21 11:46:44 AM  

bubo_sibiricus: You have the right to call yourself whatever you want in meatspace as long as you're not trying to defraud anyone. How this is somehow no longer valid in e-space boggles my mind.


Probably due to fewer people in meatspace calling themselves names like Studman69.
 
2012-12-21 11:59:17 AM  

born_yesterday:
/If employers can check FB before hiring, I can't afford for a friend to "tag" me in a compromising photo.


If you're concerned about employers seeing you doing something they'd consider compromising, maybe don't do those things?
 
2012-12-21 12:01:03 PM  

born_yesterday: mesmer242: ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!

Yes, and everyone is now visible via facebook search.

I deactivated my account today. I was one of the "single digit percentage" of users who was hidden from everybody but friends of friends and I'm too paranoid to be on there if that's not the case.

I did not know this. Now, I'm not laughing.

/If employers can check FB before hiring, I can't afford for a friend to "tag" me in a compromising photo.


That's why I changed my display name to a fakish name and set myself up a "clean" facebook account with my real name
 
2012-12-21 12:11:50 PM  

born_yesterday: I can't afford for a friend to "tag" me in a compromising photo.


I still can't figure out what this might be. Two thumbs up next to a stripper? Passed out with a dick drawn on your face? Maybe not have friends like that
 
2012-12-21 12:15:38 PM  
Or you could use Twitter or something.
 
2012-12-21 12:20:51 PM  

A Terrible Human: ha-ha-guy: It also ignores the whole "block messages from people I'm not friends with" setting. You can only block people individually after they message you. So now that farked up stalker guy can just make a new profile every week for the missive he sends you. Go Facebook!

Oh christ,seriously? Welp goodbye facebook cause I can't handle my father being creepy on facebook via a proxy account though I've already blocked him and have my privacy setting set high.


Pretty much my situation. I've blocked my entire family because they're all fundie cult members and I want no contact with them. If this allows them to pay to message me, it's goodbye Facebook. Seriously, there's a very good reason some of us block people.
 
2012-12-21 12:26:32 PM  
pssh i just use an alias on facebook and no one knows who i am unless i tell them.

what ever happened to the moniker "don't give our your personal information including your full name on the internet"? it's what i grew up understanding and following. facebook made it safe and "OK" somehow?
 
2012-12-21 12:29:59 PM  

my alt's alt's alt: what ever happened to the moniker "don't give our your personal information including your full name on the internet"? it's what i grew up understanding and following. facebook made it safe and "OK" somehow?


It's Facebook's opinion that the internet would be easier to advertise to on the cheap safer if everyone gushed their personal information like a busted water main.

*shrug*
 
2012-12-21 12:31:58 PM  
Tired of looking at all your hot slutty friends posting their sexyface profile pics all over Facebook while you have to post kittens? Your worries are over! Now you don't have to be ashamed to be the ugly one! For the low price of $5 per month, the new Facebook system will connect you only with your homely friends. Share posts and photos of yourselves with confidence again, with the new ButterFacebook system.
 
2012-12-21 12:50:00 PM  
This is the kind of crap you get when you let script kiddies run the internet.

/fark off, zuckerdonglord
 
2012-12-21 12:50:24 PM  
Nice email you got there.

Shame if anything happened to it.

/when did facebook unionize?
 
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