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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Were we ever friends?

    So my sister sends my an email from Facebook, asking me to joing and check out her profile. I not into the Facebook thing, but I don't really talk to my sister that much, so I join.
    Well I start getting emails from people I went to high school with asking to add me to their friends list. The thing is, I was never even friends with them to begin with. I graduated HS in 1985, and I still keep in touch with my real friends, I have no desire to catch up with these people.

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    I've become really good friends with some people on facebook that I wasn't that close to before.
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    i've gotten back in touch with friends from grammar school. i'm happy about that. ymmv.

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    The term friend on facebook doesn't mean a true friend, if it did, facebook wouldn't exist.

    Don't take it personally, but they probably don't give a rat's *** aboutyou anyways. You went to the same school and they know you by association. Get over yourself.

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    I've accepted a few friendship requests from many yrs back that I could have taken or left; we;ve had essentially no contact on there so I am guessing they were just snooping. I admit I've occasionally searched on there for old ghosts....but never really reached out to any. Like you say in most cases we'd have stayed in touch if it really mattered.

    Then again, never say never. Things change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
    The term friend on facebook doesn't mean a true friend, if it did, facebook wouldn't exist.

    Don't take it personally, but they probably don't give a rat's *** aboutyou anyways. You went to the same school and they know you by association. Get over yourself.
    sweeping statements rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    sweeping statements rule.
    yes, especially in most of history's saddest moments.
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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    Sometimes you'll find that the years have given you more in common with some who weren't your friends and less in common with some who were your friends.
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    If I wanted true friends I wouldn't eat my spaghetti with a fork. I'm not sure what that means but you get the jest of it. Or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
    Sometimes you'll find that the years have given you more in common with some who weren't your friends and less in common with some who were your friends.
    True
    what I kind of like is how friends from different phases of your life all converge in one place. Kind of like a Time machine where you can invite your various worlds to the same party. trippy.
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    Robosapien substructure's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    True
    what I kind of like is how friends from different phases of your life all converge in one place. Kind of like a Time machine where you can invite your various worlds to the same party. trippy.
    Lay off the psychedelics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    yes, especially in most of history's saddest moments.
    Is that what Foo is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Lay off the psychedelics.
    uhhhh....whuutttt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    Is that what Foo is?
    Hmmm...maybe foo is just one of history's more pitiable phenomena
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    dude, i say that as a friend.
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    I won't do facebook. Sometimes I get requests from people I hardly know because facebook data-mined their email address book and sent out mass join requests. I know this is true because even listserv emails get friend requests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    Hmmm...maybe foo is just one of history's more pitiable phenomena
    Yeah, I think that's a better description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    I won't do facebook. Sometimes I get requests from people I hardly know because facebook data-mined their email address book and sent out mass join requests. I know this is true because even listserv emails get friend requests.
    nope. they let fb search their address book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    nope. they let fb search their address book.

    Could be. Although the guy who I talked to claimed it was done without his knowledge or permission. Perhaps it was just computer inexperience. Like I said, I don't do facebook, so I would not know the details of how their system works.

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    I do do facebook and I don't know how their system works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    I do do facebook and I don't know how their system works.

    I doodoo on facebook.

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    I knew I could count on you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    Could be. Although the guy who I talked to claimed it was done without his knowledge or permission. It obviously was just computer inexperience. Like I said, I don't do facebook, so I would not know the details of how their system works.
    corrected.

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    Get a Mac.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
    Sometimes you'll find that the years have given you more in common with some who weren't your friends and less in common with some who were your friends.
    True. Well put.
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    If I wanted true friends I wouldn't eat my spaghetti with a fork. I'm not sure what that means but you get the jest of it. Or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    sweeping statements rule.
    How is that sweeping statement?

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