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Old 20 February 2017, 05:40 PM
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I have some snopester friends on fb, but there's no way I could link up with everyone here (how many of us are there?) and still manage the feed from my rl friends.
In a similar situation, I just unfollowed most of the individual members of my closed group (excepting a few I'm closer to). So the posts in the group were the only addition to my feed.
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Old 20 February 2017, 08:11 PM
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The main fb snopes group is comprised (it seems to me) primarily of people who want snopes to confirm or deny something. As opposed to us, who just want to discuss things to death among ourselves.

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Old 20 February 2017, 08:48 PM
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I've not joined the official group, and if there was an unofficial one in the past, I'm no longer a member of that either... there certainly used to be a semi-organised unofficial way of knowing who was who, though. As it is I've just got 40-odd friends on there who I know are originally from snopes but can only remember about half of you by screen name...
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Old 21 February 2017, 02:15 PM
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Also fairly anonymous, mostly due to location. Almost had a face-to-face with a non-local snopester, but there was a slight mix up (Luzern is not the same as Lausanne).
That would be me. I'll make it there yet.

The one major difference I see between this and the official snopes page on Facebook was the nature of the members. Anyone can join the Facebook page and immediately start posting. Here, there was a delay. I don't know if the delay prevented the trolls and jerks from staying, but it seemed to do something.

Conversation here used to, and still does, go in rather informed pathways that may take several paragraphs to explain a point of view. On Facebook, it goes in the online equivalent to a run-on sentence that, as soon as one hits carriage return, it becomes the whole post.

We used to see a lot of debate here. We see a lot of arguments there.

It's a difference.
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Old 21 February 2017, 08:05 PM
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On Facebook, it goes in the online equivalent to a run-on sentence that, as soon as one hits carriage return, it becomes the whole post.

Took me awhile to get around that issue on Facebook, but I found that SHIFT-ENTER will allow paragraphing without sending the post to that point.
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Old 21 February 2017, 10:49 PM
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Took me awhile to get around that issue on Facebook, but I found that SHIFT-ENTER will allow paragraphing without sending the post to that point.
I do that. And once on the snopes FB page I got someone who replied that my response was too long to read.

I can't win in that circumstance.
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Old 21 February 2017, 11:13 PM
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The level of discourse on that page is not high.
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Old 21 February 2017, 11:40 PM
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Ya think, Lainie?
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Old 21 February 2017, 11:45 PM
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A surprising (to me, at least) number of people seem to use it as a substitute for Google.
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I do that. And once on the snopes FB page I got someone who replied that my response was too long to read.

I can't win in that circumstance.
Yeah, you get folks who interpret "see more" as a threat...
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A surprising (to me, at least) number of people seem to use it as a substitute for Google.
You should try lmgtfy.com

Great answers to stupid questions.
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Old 22 February 2017, 05:39 AM
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I do that. And once on the snopes FB page I got someone who replied that my response was too long to read.

I can't win in that circumstance.
Understand. I am amazed at the number of folks who believe it is a bumper sticker world.

I see Facebook posts which should be several paragraphs, but appear as one massive block of text.
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You should try lmgtfy.com

Great answers to stupid questions.
Quora is my favorite. 90% of the questions are "how should I behave in prison?" and "what do you hate about your teachers the most?"

It's a grade above Yahoo answers in that there are sometimes thought provoking questions/answers, but 90% of the time it's an eyebrow raised WTF read.

ETA: Not that I would compare it in any way to this message board, however - I've met many friends and a husband through this site's very intelligent commentary.

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So, who's noticed the link is back on the main page?!
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I hadn't, but I don't generally scroll to the bottom of the page. I check the main page twice a day in an effort to avoid posting stories already covered there, so I only scroll as far as I need to when checking what's new.

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Old 13 March 2017, 09:43 PM
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So, who's noticed the link is back on the main page?!
Yes, I noticed it this afternoon. In fact, I came in here to report it only to find that you had beaten me by three whole days. That'll teach me to visit the home page more often.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "On the bottom of the charts" ab Arthur
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