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I will stop posting political stuff if they stop...

1. posting pictures of their children.
2. telling me about their great day with the family at a local park.
3. letting me know about their sick cat.
4. inviting me to play Farmville.
5. adding me on that high school yearbook application.
6. forcing me to read stupid LOLCAT memes.


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Comment Preferences

  •  I had some one defriend me (0+ / 0-)

    Because of his cynical attitude towards politics.

  •  You can post politics all you want. (5+ / 0-)
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    theboz, mdelmuro, SLKRR, ERJH, Neuroptimalian

    I don't respond to political posts on FB, nor do I post any myself.  My choice.  That's not what I want to use FB for.  

    I've got sort of a "live and let live" attitude about it -- I won't complain about others posting politics on FB, if they don't complain that I don't.  Until the election is over, I can always hide FB posts I don't like, and wait for my normal FB "friendships" to resume after the election.  

  •  I'm suspicious of anyone who is against LOLcats nt (7+ / 0-)
  •  Hide what annoys you and (3+ / 0-)
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    jenesq, ncarolinagirl, evdebs

    block the rest

    2012 bumper sticker: GOP = Greed.Oppression.Poverty

    by Barbie02360 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:32:57 PM PST

  •  I've hidden several political posters on FB (1+ / 0-)
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    Facebook is where I keep in touch with my relatives and distant friends.  I don't go there for bullshit games, politics, or poop reports (yes, one guy that I unfriended actually posted when he was taking a dump.)  I don't know you, so I don't know how far you take it but keep in mind that you may be annoying others if you are flooding their feeds with political posts.  I say this as someone that probably agrees with most if not all of your politics and understands your passion.

  •  DKos is for politics. FB is for keeping (2+ / 0-)
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    mdelmuro, Neuroptimalian

    keeping in touch with friends and family. If you have friends on FB who enjoy politics, put them in a "list" and limit your political posts to that list.

    I go to FB to see pictures of my friends' kids and to hear about the new restaurant in town. I don't want to read political stuff there...they're either preaching to the choir (if I agree) or pissing me off (if they're wingnuts).  I have unsubscribed from, and even de-friended, people over the awful political stuff they put on FB.  It's a really ineffective medium for political discussion-the downside far outweighs any benefit.

  •  Says who? (2+ / 0-)
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    mdelmuro, Neuroptimalian

    If someone wants to use FB to post pictures of a pet tarantula or videos of their daughter's championship badminton meet great! I too, can be as shallow as I want to be, but there's no rule that I have to be. As for the wingnuts, maybe it's valuable to see people as they fully are.

  •  It's me (1+ / 0-)
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    I love politics and love sharing what I read because Facebook is the 21st Century's version of a town square. I try to make my family and friends more enlightened. If political posts are not cool to some people, it's because they either disagree or because they enjoy being stupid.

    My rule on responding to political posts is simple: I won't post anything that will start a flame war.

  •  Facebook should be (0+ / 0-)

    whatever you want your page to be.  I agree with the diarist.  If you don't like my political stuff, unfriend me or hide me.  I am not interested in keeping up with friends or family there, that's what the telephone and private emails are for.  I do ignore friend requests from acquain
    tances from the past I know won't enjoy my liberal bias, saves them the trouble of unfriending me.

  •  Plenty of election stuff on my FB... (0+ / 0-)

    Because that's what I'm interested in right now.  I'm always civil, I don't unfriend, I will fact check posts that appear on my page but I don't seek out posts to correct.

    I post to my own page and don't post to others...even when I think it is something they really should see.  It wouldn't change their minds any way.

    To my knowledge I've been unfriended once over politics, but it was just the friend of a friend.  Don't ask questions...literally, it was a question...if you don't want answers.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:02:38 PM PST

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