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Old 06-25-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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Facebook "friend" posts waaay to much

Ok, so someone out of my past (high school) that I really wasn't friends with asked me to be their "friend" on facebook. I accepted, thinking "whatever".

Well, this person obviously has no life. She takes like every single quiz and survey and does practically every FB application. All of her results get posted on the home page.

I could just "unfriend" her and may very well do that, but I'd rather just put her on the "ignore" list - just in case I should run into her when I return home for visits.

I want to just filter her, so I get less posts from her, but can't figure out how. I researched it and can't seem to find a good link that explains how to do this. Help! Anyone know how to filter the # of posts I get from her?
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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Just unfriend her, seriously. She probably has hundreds of friends and won't even notice. AFAIK they don't even get a notice that you removed them.

I swear I had some douche from high school that would update his status every time he farted. This is why I don't use lamebook anymore
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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I have 2 friends on Facebook just like that and I didn't want to offend by un-friending them. Next time your friend sends you an application or whatever, you have the option to block them sending you stuff without blocking them altogether. - it works so well, I've just looked and can't figure out how to undo the block (not that I want to)
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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Easy as pie to fix.
Go to your home page, next to one of her lame posts, and click on the hide button. You can hide her entirely from your feed, or you can hide her quizzes.
PM me if you need help setting this up.
It is a godsend to me personally. I have way too many people like this in my life!
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Some of those folks need to find a early retirement forum get a life...
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:58 PM   #6
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Easy as pie to fix.
Go to your home page, next to one of her lame posts, and click on the hide button. You can hide her entirely from your feed, or you can hide her quizzes.
PM me if you need help setting this up.
It is a godsend to me personally. I have way too many people like this in my life!
Yep - this is the solution for those types. Very useful feature. I had to do it on a few friends. None from the ER forum. Yet. If I post too much and annoy casual acquaintances, I certainly wouldn't be offended if they ignored me and hid my posts. I rather see stuff from good friends and people I actually care to hear about rather than someone I half knew 15 years ago. And for all those "join my mafia" type posts, you can hide those too without hiding the entire person.

It is pretty customizable if you spend a little while tooling around on it. You can get just the right amount of info about everyone you want to see on there and no one you don't want to see. And you can filter what your boss sees, for those still slaves to da man.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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You can also hide posts by specific applications. You know those obnoxious "So-and-so just got 1,000,000,000 high score on Bejeweled!!!!" posts? Go hide the app and you'll never have to read those lame posts again...

[oops - sorry, just noticed Sarah posted the same info earlier...I'll leave it here in case anyone missed it scanning down the thread]
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:25 PM   #8
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As someone is guilty of spamming too many Mafia and Poker things on FB, I highly recommend that when you see an application/game/quiz that is of no interest to simply hide it.

Also as a player you can hide the publishing of all of your achievements. I try and hide 90% but some slip by, so apologies in advance.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:36 AM   #9
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Easy as pie to fix.
Go to your home page, next to one of her lame posts, and click on the hide button. You can hide her entirely from your feed, or you can hide her quizzes.
PM me if you need help setting this up.
It is a godsend to me personally. I have way too many people like this in my life!

Perfect! It worked like a charm! Thank you sooooooooooo much!
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One problem remains - some friends you don't want to hide, but they *do* post too many silly quizzes. So maybe just block the quizzes!

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Install Greasemonkey script engine Greasespot
Install Facebook Purity script
Facebook Purity removes annoying quiz messages etc from your Facebook Homepage

It only hides the quizzes, and you can view/hide them with one click, but it has dropped my blood pressure so I like it
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:27 AM   #11
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I'm not a facebook user, but I thought of this thread when I ran across something on Lifehacker this morning. How To Filter Out Facebook "Friends" Without Them Knowing
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:48 AM   #12
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I have a couple of friend who do every quizz that comes there way and are kind enuf to send me endless "gifts" and "airline meals". I just ignore them all.

I do worry about how much time these people do spend on Facebook. I joined and thought it was great for about a week then I was over it.
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Ok, so someone out of my past (high school) that I really wasn't friends with asked me to be their "friend" on facebook. I accepted, thinking "whatever".
Hey, sorry about all the posting -- I thought we were good friends in high school. I guess that time behind the bleachers meant nothing to you.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:23 PM   #14
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I do worry about how much time these people do spend on Facebook. I joined and thought it was great for about a week then I was over it.
Hey it could be worse. They could be posting on an online forum devoted to not working.
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Easy as pie to fix.
Go to your home page, next to one of her lame posts, and click on the hide button. You can hide her entirely from your feed, or you can hide her quizzes.
PM me if you need help setting this up.
It is a godsend to me personally. I have way too many people like this in my life!

Excellent! I just wish I'd known about this earlier. I "deFaced" my wife's nephew because I was hearing WAY too much about his religious and political affiliations.
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Hey it could be worse. They could be posting on an online forum devoted to not working.
Now that would probably only be a bad thing if they were posting from their workplace.
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Now that would probably only be a bad thing if they were posting from their workplace.
Uh-oh. I'm doing that right now. I might get fired instead of FIRE'd.
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They don't get a notification if you un-friend them. I've only done it only once, after a guy who was far too noisy with games and polls and other totally uninteresting posts posted "Nothing is on my mind". He's a good guy, but I've moved so I'll never see him again, and just have no interest in the boring stuff he puts up.
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Guess I don't understand this "facebook" thing. DW got involved and now wants me to do the same. I refuse! If there's anybody out there that I want to find, I'll find them. If I post on facebook, someone might find me and maybe I don't want them to find me. If there is anyone that I have known from my past such as college or w**k, I have their phone number, their home address and /or email address. Those that I want to talk to, I do frequently or at least as often as I want.
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Guess I don't understand this "facebook" thing. DW got involved and now wants me to do the same. I refuse! If there's anybody out there that I want to find, I'll find them. If I post on facebook, someone might find me and maybe I don't want them to find me. If there is anyone that I have known from my past such as college or w**k, I have their phone number, their home address and /or email address. Those that I want to talk to, I do frequently or at least as often as I want.
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