Thursday, May 02, 2013

Facebook Etiquette

I've been on facebook now for a few years and there are always a few people who do things that really annoy me and other people. I see it happening all the time. So here are a few things you should NOT do on Facebook. 

1. Do not tag others in your family pictures if they aren't family.- I had a few friends that had babies and they wanted everyone to see their new babies. So what did they do? They tagged dozens of their friends in the baby pictures which meant the pictures ended up on my wall with my name on them. So them my family and other friends would ask if that was me, or my kid, or a relative and I would have to say no just a friends kid. I'll see your pictures by you just adding them on your page, you don't need to tag me in them. 

2. Don't add other people to groups.- Omg I hate this. I've been added to several different groups and for the most part I just delete myself from the group but some times people don't know how to delete themselves from a group and get mad. 

3. Do Not send game requests.- I can't tell you how many times I get game requests and I see how much it really bothers others on fb. People will even delete you as a friend for doing this too much. 

4. Do Not add pictures of abused and hurt animals to your page. Even if you are trying to get the animal help or want to see the people responsible for the abuse put away.- There is never any reason for sharing a picture of a bloody abused animal on Facebook. People open up their fb pages and look at their newsfeeds in their living rooms, kitchen tables and around their small children and kids see this stuff. It's bad enough if a kid see's it but I don't want to see it either. I have deleted several friends for doing just this thing even after I warned them I would delete them if they did it again. I won't tolerate it and I will report the picture. 

5. Don't share other people's family photos without permission.- I had a friend share a photo of her grandson on her page mostly for her other relatives to see it and I clicked "like" on it. One of my friends saw the picture I clicked "like" on and decided to share said picture on her wall and then posted a comment asking who the hell this baby belonged too. I had to tell her it was a friends and to take it down she shouldn't have shared it. 

6. If you don't understand the 'Share" button, don't use it.- I had a friends post a picture of a half naked man on the cover of a romance book and I made a comment on it and a friend of mine saw the picture because of the comment I made, it came up in her newsfeed. So she 'shared' the picture on her page and then when she saw it on her page she got mad and cussed the person out who originally posted the picture for addding filth to her wall. I had to explain to her what the "share" button did. Don't share things unless you want them to be posted on your wall. 

7. Don't comment on every post and picture.- If I post 75 pictures you don't have to 'like' and comment each and every one. You can let me know you like certain ones by leaving a comment or 'like' and I'll know you've seen the whole folder. But getting 75 notifications that 75 pictures have been liked by the same person is crazy. 

8. Don't be a friend hoarder. - Don't send out friend requests to hundreds of people just so you have hundreds of friends you never talk to. I'm not putting a link to my fb page here because if I want to be your friend, I'll send you a friend request. If I don't know you, I most likely won't accept your friend request. If we don't have at least one friend in common..why are you trying to friend me in the first place if you don't know me? People who have 1200 friends and aren't a celebrity..are most likely friend hoarders. if you don't talk to me at least once a month, make a comment on fb on at least one post a month and we are friends..I will delete you. I see no reason to stay friends if you aren't going to talk to me.

9. Don't Overshare.- Don't tell me how much you vomited, don't take pictures of the biggest turd you've ever shat and then post it on fb, don't pick a big green booger after having a sinus infection and post pictures, don't show pictures of the toe surgery you just had while it's still oozing puss, and for the love of a cheeseburger don't tell us how much poo the baby's diaper had in it today. 

10. Don't Share My Status Posts on Your Wall As Your Own- If I write a status like "today I went out and had a burger, some fries and then we went to the park to feed the ducks." Why would you then share that status using the share button so it posts on your page? Why would a person do that unless they just don't have a full understanding of facebook etiquette. In a case like this, that is my not share it. There's no reason to share it. if you want to comment on it, by all means do so. 

So there you have it. A few facebook Etiquette rules.


  1. I would like to add one ;)

    If you do an at home business (i.e. Scensy, Lia Sophia etc...) PLEASE only post about it once a month. Or if there is a special deal going on.

    I am soo sick of being bombarded with this stuff. If I didn't want to buy any of your Pampered Chef stuff yesterday, I'm probably NOT going to want to buy it today. And if you're not making your quarterly quota, don't try to guilt me into buying anything.

    I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to post that to my wall. Unfortunately, I a lot of those people on a daily basis, so as to not piss anyone off I'll just leave it here. lol ;)

  2. oops, supposed to say 'see a lot of those people..'

  3. Hate facebook, avoid it for all those reasons and more.

  4. CaroleDee, that's a good one too. I don't mind seeing posts like those a few times a month I mean I even bought some stuff a few times from people selling stuff and wouldn't have known about their shops if they hadn't posted a link. But It doesn't need to be posted every single day.

    Pat, I like fb and since I do, I just have to put up with a few things that bother me.

  5. Thankfully the game requests are pretty easy to block. My issue is all the uterus shots. I really really do not want to see anyone's uterus even if there is a tiny speck of a baby in the shot. I absolutely hate seeing those and dag if everyone I know isn't knocked up and sharing them. Or sharing their grandkids uterus. Or their cousins. Or their best friends. I DON"T WANNA SEE IT!

    Whew. I feel better. Thanks Mary!

  6. I like all the other suggestions you guys added to my list. :)

  7. I, like you, am sick of all these problems, plus one more: the FB version of chain mail! Ugh! Share this with 10 people or you'll never be happy again. Or Share if you agree that this poor person who probably doesn't even exist should be helped. Can't stand that!


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