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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I just discovered the wonders of Facebook. I've found Stroo and Flameboy on there but I'm wondering if anyone else uses it? If not, go get on there now smile



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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:nah it's just that so many people don't know and are so very confuzzed
so we play nice


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:FRD: if by plugging you're thinking the same sexual innuendo that I'm thinking of - then perhaps wink

But I'll refrain from any more for the sake of the girlie, even though she knows I won't leave her for a man ubblol


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:couldnt find you PK frown

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:found you though jo wink xx

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:I used to be on facebook, then i saw the light.



Its a place for huge amounts of information gathering as people post all their personal information on there, their addresses, likes, jobs, what they are up to at the weekend, when they are off on holidays etc.



There have been cases of identity theft resulting from the gathering of information off facebook. It has been in the newspapers.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=471321&in_page_id=1879



Along side google, facebook has a very bad privacy policy regards information and for this reason i took myself off it.



If you try to delete your account, you will find there is no option to do this. There is a deactivate account option, but if you go back to the login page and enter your login details, your account will reactivate exactly how you left it when you deactivated.



I went through a long and tedious process of numerous emails between the facebook staff and myself and finally got my account deleted. I have to physically delete everything in my account 1 by 1, all the wall posts, friends, photos etc, which took absolutly ages.



Granted it is good for renewing old friendships and keeping in touch, but at what cost? Personally i dont think its worth it.


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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:but then you'd have to be rather stupid to put all of your personal information on a site like that with out reading all of the privacy policies and site rules first.

Not a brain scientist... but even that would have been obvious not to do without reading any thing... would you trust any one with that kind of information other than your self?... i doubt it... so why would you post it....


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:You would be suprised by the amount of stupid people out there who dont think!

How many people read the rules/terms and conditions before clicking i agree? I would say not that many really. This goes for any terms and conditions for anything you sign up for or any program you install on your computer etc. They are usually way too long and time consuming to read. I know i dont read the whole thing.


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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:Its a shame that there are always other money making agendas with sites like this.
The internet has moved on in leaps and bounds from its early days and is no where near as 'safe' as it used to be.


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:anyone who wants to steal the identity of a 20-something with can't afford to pay her own rent and who is doing only mediocre at uni is an idiot wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:I was incredibly shocked to see this on facebook when searching for poi groups. ubblol

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:hahaha. Angry teenagers and people with nothing better to do than moan. "Now 'Flaming Poi Poi Spinning' is where it's at! Not only is there the possibility that the spinner could grossly disfigure themselves, but there's always the chance it could snap off and cause a cataclysmic chain of events that could end the world as we know it. Maybe."

Oh come on, it's got a bloody group or 10 for everything. Let them play. They're making a group about how horrible and attention-seeking poi is, in an attempt to get attention for their dislike on facebook. *Yawn.*


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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scosh
scosh

non stop uber rocking electro rock party
Location: hastings
Member Since: 15th Aug 2007
Total posts: 122
Posted:that is shocking. i recon thats sum1 who tried and gave up when they hit themself for sure smile

"im quite depressed, im quite a mess, so beat me up, beat me down, mess me up beyond all recognition"

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:that group is stupider than fundamental christians...oops, did I say that? ubbangel

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted: Written by: Poiboy


I was incredibly shocked to see this on facebook when searching for poi groups. ubblol



Wonder if Glass's sister knows that they are using one of her pieces of poi artwork???? if my memory serves me correctly that is of miss bachelor.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:facebook=lameside umm

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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:Facebook is about as safe as myspace, bebo, zooped etc. All very much of a muchness regards security and the standard of idiots you have frequenting the sites.

These days with the right net and computer knowledge most information is easily obtained ... it's scarey whats out there and what you can find out with only a little research.

As for the Poi group thing - naff 'em. I have mates who are into the same music as me, same sorta stuff, their response when I said I was doing Poi etc - "Poi's only for people in dance clubs where we go ....blahblahblah" cue several IMs, Emails, Blog posts of self-righteous "You can't do poi, it's only for us dance people" tosh.

They then came to rock club again again trying to be all pretentious and going hard-house clubbing to several rather attractive young women and a couple of a-typical heavy metal-esq guys spinning to summat like Tool I think.

I just figured my cohorts didn't have time/patience to learn anything and it was just one of those irrational hatreds people have. I get them too, just I'm on the receiving end this time!


Xbox360 Live ID - Sacred Apollyon

"Enemies you threaten make armies. Enemies you destroy make graves."

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished: If your alive it isn't."

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:So one of my sisters had a falling out with my father and absolutely refused to let her two sons to ever meet me. I've met them once, back when they were 3 and 5. They're both out of college now.

Thanks to Facebook, I just found Matthew and Daniel. And they're happy to hear from me.

Wow... biggrin


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


So one of my sisters had a falling out with my father and absolutely refused to let her two sons to ever meet me. I've met them once, back when they were 3 and 5. They're both out of college now.

Thanks to Facebook, I just found Matthew and Daniel. And they're happy to hear from me.

Wow... biggrin



hug wow, thats awesome.

It's helped me find my boys again after years! smile


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Mike, that's AWESOME!! hug2

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:Wicked! Happy for ya matey, that's really awesome!

Facebook - making hugs possible and letting people decide who they want to speak to (Without all that naff HTML getting in the way!)


Xbox360 Live ID - Sacred Apollyon

"Enemies you threaten make armies. Enemies you destroy make graves."

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished: If your alive it isn't."

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:could just turn off HTML... ? i do.. i hate that crap, people posting crap all over your page on myspazz.

kinda getting used to this facebook lark, but to be honest, i think tat it's a bit time consuming when you have to mess around signing up for things just for a laugh.

dunno... might just be my being anxious today, im a bit panicky this weekend...


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:Through facebook I got back in contact with my brother after many many years, and it has allowed me to see my niece and nephew for the first time...

...so it's not all bad smile


"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:See, blu understands what it's like! That's awesome, Blu! hug

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted: Written by: Rouge Dragon


anyone who wants to steal the identity of a 20-something with can't afford to pay her own rent and who is doing only mediocre at uni is an idiot wink



why??? They can still most likely open up credit card accounts in their name and go on big spending sprees, getting the poor uni student into heaps more debt....aside from the crippling student loan..


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:it would be pretty hard to open a credit card in the name of a person who seriously lacks the funds to be able to support a credit card.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:it can be done. When i was a pooor student, i got credit cards shoved in my face by almost every card company. I opened 2 accounts, missed loads of payments, they made loads out of me and i would say students are one of their main targets.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:personally, I'd think that's more irresponsible than having a facebook account.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:I personally agree with Rougie on this one!.

If any one could open a credit card with some one else's details... you'd still need a signature on the forms.. some one would have to be quite good to copy my squiggle.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:i personally cant be arsed with this thread any longer. I have said what i think and the facts i know about facebook so that people can make their own minds up about whether to join or not, and to simply point out its not all as wonderful as everyone semms to be making it out to be.



As for saying its irresponsible to open a facebook account as Rouge makes out i am implying, well i did not say that at all. Yes it is irresponsible to open 2 credit card accounts, and miss some payments, but i bet a lot of you have one and most of your parents, who have also missed a few of their payments.

To address PK on copying peoples signatures .....why do you think we now have chip and pin?? Too many people were easily copying signatures on found cards and other peoples accounts too easily! If you are applying to open a new account, then you just make a new signature. When i opened mine, they didnt check it against any other signature of mine, which i think they should have.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Jenster, I think alot of it comes down to common sense.

If you're stupid enough to put your adress and such like on a social networking website then you deserve to be targeted!
Warnings about indentification fraud are pushed in our faces all the time, so you'd have to be living under a rock if you wernt at least somewhat savvy about the whole thing

You obviously have your gripe with facebook, and have done something about it.
Other people enjoy it and do so in a safe manner - let them!

hug


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