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Freddy Woo writes, "My school bully just friended me on Facebook!" No doubt he pokes him, and then demands his lunch money.

Personally, last month a scantily clad young woman confused me with her fiance, with whom I share a first and last name. I'm still not sure she's noticed, but she's going to be mortified when she does.

What's the biggest mistake you've made using a social networking site?

(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 14:06)
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I have never committed a "Gaffe" that fits the QOTW...
but that shall not deter me from posting a mini rant about Facebook. I quite like the site and use it regularly, but the sheer amount of retarded nonsense on there nearly makes me prolapse in rage. To sum things up neatly:

1. The "Fun Wall" .... which part of chain spam can be considered "fun"? That appears to be it's only function. I have ignored umpteen requests to add this app, because I don't think I could resist the urge to letterbomb any contact who dared to forward me the same tired old shit.

2. Petition groups. Newsflash to the mostly-idiot population of the Internet - nobody gives a fuck what you or your friends think. Your self-righteous stamping and pouting without actually doing ANY research into the issue you're complaining about makes me cringe.

3. Protesting against the "New Facebook". You don't pay to use it, you don't get a say in how it's run. Deal with it.

4. "They're shutting Facebook down in 7 days! Join now and save it!" Don't make me laugh bitterly. All I can say to anyone who joins this type of group is - grow the fuck up please, you're embarrassing me.

That'll do for now, or I'll be here all day. Apologies for lack of funny story, to be honest it's not a particularly inspiring QOTW and I expect it to be mainly filled with shit puns and very laboured Star Wars stories.
(, Fri 12 Sep 2008, 17:22, 4 replies)
I'd be impressed
if someone managed a Star Wars story/pun out of this thing
(, Fri 12 Sep 2008, 17:54, closed)
may i join in your rant?
so there i am minding my own business on scrabulous. i keep getting those 'crush' ads.

Inbox (1) 1 of your friends has a crush on you! Click now to find out who.

yeah, right.

Inbox (7) 2 of your friends has a crush on you! One of them is a Top Friend. Click now to find out who!

i don't even have 'top friends' on here. this tack ain't working, so they try a new one:

Inbox (7) 2 of your friends has a crush on you and one person thinks you're UGLY! Click now to find out who!

a nice little insight here on how ad people think we work. 'if making people feel good doesn't work, let's make em feel baaad'. the most annoying thing? sometimes the page loads without the ad, but actually, the ad is just biding its time until i go to click 'your turn' on scrabulous. THEN the ad suddenly appears where 'your turn' was a second ago and i've only bleedin well clicked on the damn ad.

i've just taken my wrath out on a passing fly which is now smeared all over the wall.
(, Fri 12 Sep 2008, 18:07, closed)
The facebook ads piss me off too
I was worried when I pretty much only got gay dating ones, but then all of my friends kept telling me how annoyed they were that facebook ads thought they were gay, so clearly 90% of the ads are for gay dating whether you're gay or not.

Then I got firefox to handily block all images from ads.facebook

Sweet relief.
(, Fri 12 Sep 2008, 20:29, closed)
having thought about it sober...
... I really WOULD be amazed if anyone can get a star wars story out of this, and make it believable til the last line. :-) They might well be my new hero.
(, Sat 13 Sep 2008, 1:02, closed)

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