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Old 28th Jun 2022, 13:02
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
It always seems like you're on to a hiding to nothing by purporting to be something you're not, because eventually the truth will out as it were.
I'm on Nextdoor which can be a very useful site. Usual mixture of posters and threads, the good, the bad and the unbelievable. My neighbourhood has one individual who claims to be a "developer" and carpet-bombs threads with his opinions, many of which seem contrary. He has been accused several times of being a grade A bull$hitter and recently another local has posted several tongue in cheek apologies for calling him out.

Last week Mr BS posted a thread claiming that his house had been attacked while he was out, that his son had bravely fought off the intruder and he suspected somebody on the site wished him ill - here's a security camera image, anybody recognise him? A number of "oh gosh, poor you, that's awful" type responses from people including several who had crossed swords with him. I smelled a very pungent rat (parented by an earlier photo of an car accident which he had purloined and claimed to have taken - he had, just from somebody else's post in a separate thread!) and did a Google Lens search on the image. Aha! Here's your assailant, remarkably similar picture (identical in fact), taken by a security camera in Atlantic City, NJ, in 2018.

Assailant in question was up before the beak, courtesy the NJ Police; as a house-breaking recidivist with form back to 1989, he was likely to be spending several years in chokey, as reported on an Atlantic City news site wherein I found the image. Obviously things were too hot for him in America so he has moved to the UK, still wearing the same clothes... Naturally, I shared this info with the thread which, last I saw, generated several ill-mannered guffaws from other neighbours, then the thread magically disappeared. Exchanged PMs with one of his detractors who tells me that several other extravagant claim threads had likewise disappeared when challenged. Be sure your lies will catch you out...
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Old 28th Jun 2022, 13:05
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Originally Posted by netstruggler View Post
I was surprised when I started receiving 'friend' requests from my teenage daughter's friends. I had to look fairly carefully to discover that these were not from the friends themselves, but being generated by facebook on their behalf. Facebook's like that.
Blimey - good reason to stay away from such sites...
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Old 28th Jun 2022, 15:14
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Originally Posted by Mr Mac View Post
Local Variation/ Sue V
You are missing nothing as I would not take a photo of them taking photos of themselves, it was an observation of what they were doing, and were still doing after we finished breakfast and left for Palma. The yacht I was on is around 80ft and is a NZ built sailing yacht so plenty of crew to repel borders !

That cove is very pretty and if I was them I would have gone for a swim or walk up into the village rather than prat about taking photos of each other.

My concern is, as the young lady on our crew said, it is not healthy, and she herself had now restricted herself in what she posted and on what sites. I am probably a little long in the tooth but we ask our own staff to be more discreet with regards to social media posts.

Anyway interesting to hear all the comments.

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No worries. I was slow on the uptake.

I remember a young couple going at it hammer and tongs in a car in the next parking bay to mine at Clacket Lane Services one lunchtime. Didnít bat an eyelid whilst I sat their eating my £3 meal deal.

I thought at the time, this is odd - they donít normally have this particular sandwich in the meal deal.
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Old 28th Jun 2022, 19:00
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I was persuaded by family to have a FB account.

I too have also found that the system occasionally throws up random people who allegedly want to be my friend. They are all female and if I were to accept them my wife (and possibly for some of them, due to their young age, the authorities) would be asking some serious questions. I get rid of the requests asap.

I’ve recently pared my personal details down to a bare minimum and it seems to have stopped these would be friends.
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Old 28th Jun 2022, 20:48
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Iíve recently pared my personal details down to a bare minimum and it seems to have stopped these would be friends.
As have I but still get them, even though no reason why evident to me for the suggested contacts. I think FB works like scammers: send out enough messages and you'll get some kind of return.
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 11:06
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Iíve recently pared my personal details down to a bare minimum and it seems to have stopped these would be friends.
I tried to sign up for a FB account a couple of weeks ago. Filled in the details needed but immediately changed some of the settings to stop FB sharing everything I posted with their commercial relations. Within an hour my new account was closed by them for violating 'community standards'. You've got my name, e-mail and some settings.... which part is violating your standards? It's not as if I posted any dodgy photos, I had not posted or done anything with it! I won't be trying that again, I promise.
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 11:21
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Perhaps you slipped in a photo of a VC-10 and because it looks so good, their AI bot saw something else entirely :-) I think at this point they're being pretty open that your info (all of it) is required to be able to enter the metaverse.

That cove is very pretty and if I was them I would have gone for a swim or walk up into the village rather than prat about taking photos of each other.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..... For them the whole point of being 'there' was to get the requisite images to plump out their SM profiles to signal to everyone that they were cool, sophisticated, international, wealthy, sexy and so on. Any half-normal person capable of exertion would have swum in the lovely waters, or walked into the picturesque village close by. I think that many of the hard-core poseurs are effectively living their lives in the internet world and their connection with mundane reality, however lovely grows weaker by the year. More room to go swimming and walking!

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Old 29th Jun 2022, 12:28
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Not exclusive to this demographic, but, no coincidence either...

Fraudsters target under-35s on social media - BBC News

As for FB, yep, get "from people you may know "....whom I've never heard of, plus a few from some "interesting " sounding names....never put any personal details on there but still keep getting imploring hints to "finish setting up your profile "...i
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 13:49
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I'm on Nextdoor
Nextdoor is full of whiny passive aggressive posts that the intended recipient will never read - at least ours is
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 14:26
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Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements View Post
Nextdoor is full of whiny passive aggressive posts that the intended recipient will never read - at least ours is
Ours is too. Too many gobshytes with nothing better to do than respond to every post going and then pick fights with complete strangers. I find the block button exceptionally useful. However, it is a good way to communicate with neighbours about problems and several of our local councillors participate, offer advice and look into/deal with problems, so it's not all bad.
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 15:52
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Originally Posted by esa-aardvark View Post
There was a guy who smuggled a 'model' into a satellite test area (clean room).
Foolishly he published photo's and was shortly off the premises.
Strange how stupid people can be.
You'd never want a bit of fluff floating around a sterile area such as that!
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 18:20
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Perhaps you slipped in a photo of a VC10 and because it looks so good, their AI bot saw something else entirely :-)
I supplied all the needed information, including a photo of myself without a VC10 in sight. But I can understand your concern!
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Old 30th Jun 2022, 01:02
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My wife and I went to a picturesque spot in NZ, Cape Reinga. I wanted to take a photo of us next to the famous lighthouse but there was a young couple who spent the better part of an hour trying to get the perfect photo for their social feed. It made me realize that being an influencer is a lot harder work than it appears and it's definitely not for me! After I realized what they were doing, any chance of me offering my assistance went out the window along with my patience.
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Old 30th Jun 2022, 05:57
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I removed most of my pics from FB some time ago - not that I ever did 'live' pics/check ins/live holiday snaps etc.
It never ceases to amaze me that some of my friends (who definitely should know better) put 'live' pics up when away from home and also how many of them answer 'quiz' questions about their life history/years etc !
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