I think its time for people to give facebook a miss, I wont do it, full stop.
Quote from: royfellows on February 18, 2021, 05:25:20 pmI think its time for people to give facebook a miss, I wont do it, full stop.Agree, 100%. Stay away from it; its a vile cess pit that will rot your soul.
Perhaps it is my age but everybody gets too worked about these things. They are free for God's Sake (you can argue that they are stealing your data but basically you don't pay for it). It's the same as the forum i.e. a lot of rubbish gets posted but it can be a useful communication tool. I use it and it's fun. If it went something would replace it. Get over it. I still have stamps and envelopes and a land line if everything else went !
I think you made my point for me John in there are too many ways to communicate nowadays. We had a trip to Thailand and we were split between two sites for accommodation about a kilometer apart. It took me most of the trip to realize that communications were being conducted via Facebook rather than text or email: nobody bothered to tell us. I have found messages to me on Facebook sent months before by people who have my email. It's like sending pigeons when we have a postal service.
Forums can have private groups too, it's just more that most choose not to implement them. We all know what goes on in VIP lounges
Bottom line is, if folk only post caving news on Facebook, a great many cavers will not be reached. A great deal of knowledge and experience will not be tapped into.
I do find it bizarre though that an organisation like the CSCC for example refuses to publish news or notices on here under their own name. Surely such an organisation should embrace all available options to get its messages out...
If you find Facebook is a vile place full of hideous people you are telling us more about yourself and your friends than is really necessary.Most people I know only interact with friends and groups they've elected to join. I always thought this was the default option.All my friends and members of the group's I'm in are smashing chaps (even the ladies) and I therefore have a lovely time.I find some of the people on this forum to be far more bullying, opinionated and rude than anyone I chose to interact with on Facebook.Then again I'm quite a delicate flower.Just saying, I know I don't have to visit this forum or Facebook.
What's needed is a single internet source, accessible to all.We're reading it, right now. I bet Pegasus would agree . . .
If it weren't so difficult, time consuming to post photos on here it would be a dream.
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