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JLevinworth

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reply to AVD

Re: [new forum] Social Networking Forum

said by AVD:

99% of those forums are "hardware" tangible items, not services.
Is that an *object* or *approve* ?

BTW, You are right, there is no hardware required to use any of the social networking products.. they're just magically floating in air. Just like all software does. /sarcasm lol Come, on now. you're done.


AVD
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yes


yeeesh

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reply to kim
*Object*

Why not create an IRC forum as well?


MineCoast
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reply to kim
*object*

Don't we have enough forums here already? I thought this was a site about broadband and technology, not social networking. If you want social networking, I suggest you go to »www.facebook.com


kim
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said by MineCoast:

*object*

Don't we have enough forums here already? I thought this was a site about broadband and technology, not social networking. If you want social networking, I suggest you go to »www.facebook.com
I agree. There are a lot of forums. That shouldn't bias anyone against an addition if it's needed. Point taken though.

To your above arguement should we remove the Microsoft, Mac, Mozilla, Linksys forums too? Why not just go to the sites themselves as they have excellent help sections.

I think an important point here is the bias many people have to social networking period. Your opinion is just as valid as anyone else's. We all have our own life experiences and opinions. While you may not utilize it as many do, can you deny that it's a strong phenomenon that is not going away. I ask that everyone consider the validity of networking in general. Think about how established organizations such as The Chamber of Commerce and so many other networking organizations are. Then specifically how this translates to the online world.

Just consider it for a bit before you make up your mind.
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MineCoast
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said by kim:

said by MineCoast:

*object*

Don't we have enough forums here already? I thought this was a site about broadband and technology, not social networking. If you want social networking, I suggest you go to »www.facebook.com
I agree. There are a lot of forums. That shouldn't bias anyone against an addition if it's needed. Point taken though.

To your above arguement should we remove the Microsoft, Mac, Mozilla, Linksys forums too? Why not just go to the sites themselves as they have excellent help sections.

I think an important point here is the bias many people have to social networking period. Your opinion is just as valid as anyone else's. We all have our own life experiences and opinions. While you may not utilize it as many do, can you deny that it's a strong phenomenon that is not going away. I ask that everyone consider the validity of networking in general. Think about how established organizations such as The Chamber of Commerce and so many other networking organizations are. Then specifically how this translates to the online world.

Just consider it for a bit before you make up your mind.
First off, the Microsoft, Mac, Mozilla, Linksys forums are all computer software/computer hardware related, thus they belong on this site as this site is about broadband and technology. How does social networking relate to broadband/technology? If I wanted to visit a social networking forum, the last place I would think of/want to go to would be a technology site about broadband... how does that relate to the purpose of this site?


La Luna
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reply to AVD
said by AVD:

Again:

What is so special?

If you have a question, there is a forum for that.

If you have a problem, there's a forum for that.

If you have a complaint, there's a forum for that.

You don't need a bunch of "social media" specialists to answer questions, problems, complaints, etc. Like a Mac forum, a linksys forum, or an automobile forum.

(OK maybe a farmville forum)

That's all I'm trying to say.
Basic questions about Facebook security may be met with "don't use Facebook it's evil" if posted in the security forum.....

That's the problem. Happens all the time. It's either "don't use FB", "I don't use FB" or the idiotic "FB IS GARBAGE!!!!11!!!" crap. No help at all in a forum that's supposed to be helpful.

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MsTerra
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reply to kim
*sign*

I agree, kim See Profile makes some persuasive arguments. There's a lot to discuss here, from a number of different angles, and it's a new and still-evolving part of the internet landscape - as consumer-level dsl was when this site was started.
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drew
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reply to kim
So long as it's properly moderated to prevent spam from new and old members trying to "monetize their online presence", it sounds like it could be interesting.

I *sign*.
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Kardinal
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reply to kim
Given the number of new users that arrive looking for help with their broadband and end up staying for help with other topics due to the wide variety of forums, I think this would be an good addition to the site. I second drew See Profile's comment about 'monetization'.

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Pacrat
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reply to kim
I was always under the impression that the whole site was devoted to social networking... in one way or another.
*neutral*
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dvd536
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reply to kim
*STRONGLY OBJECT*
theres enough sites out there already for that.


fatness
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reply to La Luna
said by La Luna:

Basic questions about Facebook security may be met with "don't use Facebook it's evil" if posted in the security forum.....

That's the problem. Happens all the time. It's either "don't use FB", "I don't use FB" or the idiotic "FB IS GARBAGE!!!!11!!!" crap. No help at all in a forum that's supposed to be helpful.
I do enjoy the Security forum a great deal, but I agree with you about this. The irony of it is that social engineering works better in the security forum than in most other forums.
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C_
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reply to kim
*object*


Grail Knight

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reply to kim
*Object*

estover4
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reply to kim
The more people that get frustrated with it the quicker it will die off.

*Object*


kim
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People said that about computers in the '80's


AVD
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Dersgniw
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reply to kim
*sign*

I don't do much social networking, but when I do I've often had issues and questions.. very hard to find real answers, especially on facebook. Social networking is annoying to many of us. Twitter is a waste to me. But they're HUGE and I think a forum for that would be pretty active here, regardless of personal feelings towards twitter or facebook.
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siljaline
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reply to kim
All due kim See Profile I would not want to see social things here.
There are so many variables on sites like Facebook that change daily. The threads would be long and tedious, I think.

Not objecting, just my thoughts.
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mr_slick

join:2003-05-22
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reply to kim

HELL NO!

*object*

obbie

join:2010-04-13
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reply to kim

Re: [new forum] Social Networking Forum

*sign*
I initially disliked the idea but there are a lot of good points to consider. I don't see adding one for social networking as a bad idea. There is already some threads kind of unrelated to internet connection reports, news and such :P


siljaline
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reply to kim
SpywareHammer Has a social media security board, if anyone wants to go there.


rogunit
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reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

*STRONGLY OBJECT*
theres enough sites out there already for that.

+2
*NAH* (object)

estover4
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reply to kim
said by kim:

People said that about computers in the '80's

So I understand you: you think Facebook is analogous to the personal computer?

slckusr
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reply to kim
Isnt this very website a social network?

object.


kim
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reply to estover4
No I think people view Social Networking as a fad.
People viewed computers as a fad in the '80's

Kiwi
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reply to kim
Screw that!

No, social networking is what happens on BBR, already. those "Others" are just wanna be, going nowhere Morons.

Mention Face book and I'll show you a number of idiot alternatives, that are perhaps close. If I never, ever see reference to "Facebook" like "MySpace", "Twitter" ever again; then I know the USA has come to it's senses and use logical forums that have purpose; like here.

estover4
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reply to kim
said by kim:

No I think people view Social Networking as a fad.
People viewed computers as a fad in the '80's

I never said Facebook was a fad. Not sure where you got that.