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Big Blue Plymouth
8th May 2017, 09:58
I once made the mistake of signing up to Facebook. To be honest, I connected with a fair few people but deactivated my account when I decided the whole Facebook thing is for people to show off how great their lives are.

Periodically I unwittingly reactivate it. I did this the other day when I signed into some site with my email address. Somehow, it associated this address with my supposedly dormant Facebook account and all of a sudden I'm snowed under with fecking status updates from people I haven't seen in 20 years.

So, can anyone please tell me how I can get FB to feck off forever without getting a new email?

northernladyuk
8th May 2017, 10:01
I once made the mistake of signing up to Facebook. To be honest, I connected with a fair few people but deactivated my account when I decided the whole Facebook thing is for people to show off how great their lives are.

Periodically I unwittingly reactivate it. I did this the other day when I signed into some site with my email address. Somehow, it associated this address with my supposedly dormant Facebook account and all of a sudden I'm snowed under with fecking status updates from people I haven't seen in 20 years.

So, can anyone please tell me how I can get FB to feck off forever without getting a new email?

http://www.facebook.com/help/250563911970368?helpref=hc_global_nav

BrilloPad
8th May 2017, 10:03
If you join too many facebook groups on gladiators and radiator bleeding, it will happen. Leave those groups.

Why not delete your facebook account?

Or defriend the people you don't like?

jamesbrown
8th May 2017, 10:05
What's this faced book?

Big Blue Plymouth
8th May 2017, 10:07
http://www.facebook.com/help/250563911970368?helpref=hc_global_nav

Ah, so you can ask them to permanently delete the account.

That's the way to go then.

NickFitz
8th May 2017, 10:24
And if you really want to go dark: https://www.accountkiller.com/en/

BrilloPad
8th May 2017, 10:34
How do I delete all record of my visits to NLyUK?

ChimpMaster
8th May 2017, 10:45
Just Unfollow people/groups and you won't get status updates.

Social media is a blinkin pain indeed.

I deleted my WhatsApp account recently because so many people kept adding me to groups - "let's go on holiday", "Friday night dinner", "My family group", "Photos from last week's wedding", "Look at ME Look at ME!!" .... zzzzzzzzzz - it was bloody annoying, even when I had all the groups on Silent. So I deleted it and everyone thinks I'm either depressed or about to run away from my life/wife or something. As if suddenly WhatsApp (or any social media for that matter) is now so critical to one's existence that if you don't use it then there must be something wrong with you.

Amazing how much time I've won back from not being involved on WhatsApp any more.

Rant over.

BrilloPad
8th May 2017, 10:46
Is the CUK facebook photo page still going? :confused:

northernladyuk
8th May 2017, 10:47
How do I delete all record of my visits to NLyUK?

It's a feature of the new dash cam I recommended.

vwdan
8th May 2017, 11:21
How do I delete all record of my visits to NLyUK?

You'll need a ******* good doctor.

Big Blue Plymouth
8th May 2017, 11:43
Just Unfollow people/groups and you won't get status updates.

Social media is a blinkin pain indeed.

I deleted my WhatsApp account recently because so many people kept adding me to groups - "let's go on holiday", "Friday night dinner", "My family group", "Photos from last week's wedding", "Look at ME Look at ME!!" .... zzzzzzzzzz - it was bloody annoying, even when I had all the groups on Silent. So I deleted it and everyone thinks I'm either depressed or about to run away from my life/wife or something. As if suddenly WhatsApp (or any social media for that matter) is now so critical to one's existence that if you don't use it then there must be something wrong with you.

Amazing how much time I've won back from not being involved on WhatsApp any more.

Rant over.

If I could find a way of turning off all notifications of any description , I'd probably keep the account just to see what old friends are up to once in a blue moon.

I haven't, as yet, successfully found a way to do that via their labyrinthine user interface :mad:

Perhaps I need to get my 12 year old niece over to sort it out for me.

northernladyuk
8th May 2017, 12:09
If I could find a way of turning off all notifications of any description , I'd probably keep the account just to see what old friends are up to once in a blue moon.

I haven't, as yet, successfully found a way to do that via their labyrinthine user interface :mad:

Perhaps I need to get my 12 year old niece over to sort it out for me.

Deactivate rather than delete.

http://www.facebook.com/help/250563911970368?helpref=hc_global_nav

NotAllThere
8th May 2017, 12:12
Where FB and whatsapp are a pain is when people feel they must document every fart they make. If you use it just as a communication tool(as opposed to a substitute for a social life), it can be quite useful. Since you can mute conversation and ignore posts and people, it's not really an inconvenience. A old friend of mine mentioned on FB he was driving to Southern Europe, I invited him to drop by on his way, and we met up - first time in over 20 years. I really think people do get overly precious about how awful social meedja is. It's no more than a glorified telephone. Or letter. You're only bombarded if you want to be or you are technologically incompetent.

jmo21
8th May 2017, 12:30
If you use it just as a communication tool(as opposed to a substitute for a social life), it can be quite useful. Since you can mute conversation and ignore posts and people, it's not really an inconvenience. A old friend of mine mentioned on FB he was driving to Southern Europe, I invited him to drop by on his way, and we met up - first time in over 20 years. I really think people do get overly precious about how awful social meedja is. It's no more than a glorified telephone. Or letter. You're only bombarded if you want to be or you are technologically incompetent.

This.

Even if you can't figure out how to stop FB from emailing you, just hit spam in your mail app.

Big Blue Plymouth
8th May 2017, 13:10
Where FB and whatsapp are a pain is when people feel they must document every fart they make. If you use it just as a communication tool(as opposed to a substitute for a social life), it can be quite useful. Since you can mute conversation and ignore posts and people, it's not really an inconvenience. A old friend of mine mentioned on FB he was driving to Southern Europe, I invited him to drop by on his way, and we met up - first time in over 20 years. I really think people do get overly precious about how awful social meedja is. It's no more than a glorified telephone. Or letter. ou're only bombarded if you want to be or you are technologically incompetent.

From what I recall, there seems to be many different levels of alerts all of which are configurable from different obscure places. And I swear they reset themselves because just the other night I forgot to put my phone on silent and was woken by an email telling me my sister-in-law had liked something on StuffOnMyCat.com

Anyhow, I just can't be bothered with it all. I just want it to go away so shall be following NLYUK's link.

FiveTimes
8th May 2017, 13:14
From what I recall, there seems to be many different levels of alerts all of which are configurable from different obscure places. And I swear they reset themselves because just the other night I forgot to put my phone on silent and was woken by an email telling me my sister-in-law had liked something on StuffOnMyCat.com

Anyhow, I just can't be bothered with it all. I just want it to go away so shall be following NLYUK's link.

Either delete the app from your phone, or set up a filter on your mailbox