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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:51 pm

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Slapped with another 3 day ban. This time it was for "New York State of Mind." Which means I have to find and remove the other Billy Joel songs I've done, probably. LAME.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:30 pm

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My 3 day ban has turned into a permanent shutdown of my Facebook accounts, due to repeat violations. I was due for a social media break anyway.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:42 pm

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Bizarrely absurd considering all the fucking bullshit that goes on on both
facebook and twitter. Complete nonsense.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby cooby » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:19 am

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Agreed. Your music is done beautifully and as tributes. Who could object to that?

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:36 pm

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cooby wrote:Agreed. Your music is done beautifully and as tributes. Who could object to that?


I actually had an exchange of emails with the VP of anti piracy efforts at Universal, whose name and email gets attached to every notification Facebook sends out. He told me what I already knew, which is that because FB doesn't pay to license music, that my actions are in violation of their policy, and steered me to sites like Youtube and Soundcloud, where no such restrictions exist.

I will sign up with a new FB account and email at some point. I'm in no hurry. To be honest, I feel over dependent on the social interactions I get from it, and maybe I can use this as an opportunity.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:37 pm

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cooby wrote:Agreed. Your music is done beautifully and as tributes. Who could object to that?


And thank you by the way :) I will be back, most likely as a new Youtube channel.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Ceetar » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:07 am

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cooby wrote:Agreed. Your music is done beautifully and as tributes. Who could object to that?


And thank you by the way :) I will be back, most likely as a new Youtube channel.


and then you can share the youtube to facebook, every time, to exactly the same effect, with no punitive results. Don't you just love copyright law?
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:50 pm

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"That pitch was a foot off the strike zone!" "The catcher framed it for the ump." "Framed?" "Yes, he helped the ump turn the pitch into a strike." "But it didn't cross the plate." "Naturally."

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 pm

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I wonder if he noticed that he was talking to a brainless dolt.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:24 pm

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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby dgwphotography » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:55 am

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All of the "Me too" posts on my wall makes me feel ill.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:21 am

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I feel the same way. Especially since one of them was posted by my 18-year-old niece.

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:41 pm

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What is a 'me too' post?
"That pitch was a foot off the strike zone!" "The catcher framed it for the ump." "Framed?" "Yes, he helped the ump turn the pitch into a strike." "But it didn't cross the plate." "Naturally."

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby cooby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 pm

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d'Kong76 wrote:What is a 'me too' post?



Yeah?

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm

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It's a social media movement suggesting that all women who've been sexually harassed or assaulted post "Me too" as their status.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:02 pm

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Hope I don't run into that. I have like ten young-woman fb friends. My close
friends all had mostly daughters. Is this an off-shoot of that rat face hollywood
piece of shit?
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:09 pm

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Yes. The "Me too" thing was started by Alyssa Milano.

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

And you don't have to be especially "young" to be a "me too". I have two female Facebook friends in their 50s who have posted a "me too".

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:18 pm

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Geez, thanks. Thankfully haven't run into that yet.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby metsmarathon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 pm

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its a shame that we need people to out themselves, and at time struggle mightily with the decision to out themselves, as victims so that we can get it into our collective damend skulls that it is a problem. a big problem, and one that affects everyone we love.

because we cant care about other people's problems unless we personally care about people who are also similarly affected.

and also, once more, the burden of solving the issue of sexual assault and sexual harrassment is placed squarely on the shoulders of the victims themselves.

men suck.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Ceetar » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:51 pm

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:Yes. The "Me too" thing was started by Alyssa Milano.

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

And you don't have to be especially "young" to be a "me too". I have two female Facebook friends in their 50s who have posted a "me too".


It was initially started ten years ago by Tarana Burkeactually.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Fman99 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:53 pm

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I'm glad to be off of the page, to be honest, because of this latest thing. Not because I'm blind to the awfulness of the world, but because I prefer to surround myself whenever possible with positivity and optimism and it's way easier to do that without a Facebook account.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:07 pm

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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby cooby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:39 pm

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metsmarathon wrote:its a shame that we need people to out themselves, and at time struggle mightily with the decision to out themselves, as victims so that we can get it into our collective damend skulls that it is a problem. a big problem, and one that affects everyone we love.

because we cant care about other people's problems unless we personally care about people who are also similarly affected.

and also, once more, the burden of solving the issue of sexual assault and sexual harrassment is placed squarely on the shoulders of the victims themselves.

men suck.



Honestly guys, this is about a different breed of men than you are. It is an awful culture that treats women that way but happily, it seems to be a minority of men who would do this.
Furthermore, I can't imagine ever saying "me too" on my facebook page even if it had happened to me. What a weird way to put that out there. But we are all different, and if that's how some ladies choose to do it, good for them. Give them love but honestly, I dont feel, even as a female, that sexual assault is a normal culture.
Don't feel bad for being men is what I'm trying to say.

Re: Facebook 2017

Postby A Boy Named Seo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:44 pm

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cooby wrote:
metsmarathon wrote:its a shame that we need people to out themselves, and at time struggle mightily with the decision to out themselves, as victims so that we can get it into our collective damend skulls that it is a problem. a big problem, and one that affects everyone we love.

because we cant care about other people's problems unless we personally care about people who are also similarly affected.

and also, once more, the burden of solving the issue of sexual assault and sexual harrassment is placed squarely on the shoulders of the victims themselves.

men suck.



Honestly guys, this is about a different breed of men than you are. It is an awful culture that treats women that way but happily, it seems to be a minority of men who would do this.
Furthermore, I can't imagine ever saying "me too" on my facebook page even if it had happened to me. What a weird way to put that out there. But we are all different, and if that's how some ladies choose to do it, good for them. Give them love but honestly, I dont feel, even as a female, that sexual assault is a normal culture.
Don't feel bad for being men is what I'm trying to say.


Very well said, mm. Terrible circumstances, but also encouraging to see this contagious strength in victims who are now feeling empowered to call these pigs out. If shitty men can't be decent to women to begin with, maybe at least the shitty men will be scared of the consequences.

A girl I dated recently told me she'd been raped multiple times when she was younger. My girlfriend before that was raped by her ex-boyfriend. The one before that, a man tried to attack her when she was traveling overseas, but thankfully she got away. The one before that, her boyfriend was physically abusive and tried to rape her. Another had her drink drugged by a guy at a bar. Another was sexually assaulted by a guy she knew very well.

I don't know how many of these women were part of the #metoo this week, but to cooby's point, I know there are way more who've had disgusting shit like this happen to them and not said a word for a lot of different reasons. It makes me scared for for all my female loved ones from my nieces to my mom. There's hopefully a culture change that is happening and it will be painful but - long game - hopefully positive.
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Re: Facebook 2017

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:15 pm

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Culture is what culture is, though. It provides a context of what will and won't fly that leads people to cross lines that they wouldn't cross in another context. I know when I read all those me-too's, I went thinking, "My God, I hope I'm not somebody's me-too." I'm a lamb, but I was a young man once with lousy young-man's judgment.

I know in college I had a friend, from a pretty different background than mine, two years behind me, but very sweet, who spilled her guts to me about being interfered with by a family member. (That's me using a euphemism. She was raped.) I knew I was out of my depth, and I encouraged her to speak with a counselor or campus minister. I know I never followed up with her, likely because I suck.

I also dated a young woman, very funny, but also from a very different background as mine, who I soon found out was a little too danger-loving for me, so I backed off the relationship. She was going to school on a scholarship as the child of a professor, but her dad was deceased and while I don't know that her dad raped her, clearly had some fucked-up ritualistic relationship with her. I never pressed it. Maybe I'm just too conflict averse, but that's two people who needed help I think I let down, and that was before I graduated. She legally changed her name before graduating, which was more proactive than most of the things I've ever done.

She actually FB friended me a month or two back. After 30 years. I dunno if I should reach out and say that I'm sorry I wasn't more help, or let sleeping dogs lie.

Clearly it's a dog that doesn't lie very still with a lot of traumatized folks.
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