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#1 Posted by Bruxae (18148 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone who has a facebook account will probably know what im talking about, thing is its swarming with pictures of tortured animals and humans on a regular basis, often posted with incorrect information encouraging people to repost it to "stop" these people.. The problem is that while I understand the whole "people need to know this happens" part of it I see this everyday and I am extremely sensitive to it, it gets to the point where im depressed and edgy all days because im constantly having images fresh in my mind of extreme cases of animal torture.

I guess im posting this to reach out to people who might feel the same way, how do others deal with this stuff if you feel the same way? Ive considered removing the people who do this frequently, but I feel like this might offend them since alot of them are close friends or relatives, I have been trying to unsubscribe from updates from everyone who does this but once I do someone else starts so its quite futile since all it seems to accomplish is to make my facebook very empty.

And to the people who post these sort of things.. I respect your compassion and appreciate what you are trying to accomplish, but please try to understand that im not the only one who feels bad from this sort of stuff even though I might be more sensitive then most, and chances are alot of other friends of your friends are posting the same things, leading to an endless circle of suffering.

In the end if considering just removing facebook all together, maybe im just to sensitive.. Would be a shame though since its my only way of keeping in touch with alot of friends and family I cant see regularly in real life.

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#2 Posted by ImmortalT1000 (3177 posts) - - Show Bio

My purpose for having Facebook in the first place is to keep in touch with my old Highschool friends, co workers amd Family members. Other than that, I have no use for it. I've gotten invovled in Drama yes, but not very often on Facebook......... Rumor has it that Facebook causes alot of drama which for me its hardly ever an issue. I try to stay out of it..... People post all kinds of stupid pics like their Ass, kissing their bf or gf and all kinds of silly crap, but I just ignore it...... Never bothered me.

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#3 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't use Facebook so I can avoid this kind of thing.

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#4 Posted by inferiorego (25404 posts) - - Show Bio

Facebook is the place to make fun of things, so that's why I delete everyone with an agenda and no sense of humor.

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#5 Posted by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

If you think facebook is bad with that, you should see some people on tumblr.

@inferiorego said:

Facebook is the place to make fun of things, so that's why I delete everyone with an agenda and no sense of humor.

This. I just block them automatically if they do this.

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#7 Posted by GodOfMischief (708 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bruxae:

I know how you feel, I have had people do it many times on my Facebook. It gets to me quite a lot too, I know people are trying to help combat bad things; but there is no need to post graphic images/videos in my opinion.

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#8 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio

That's why I don't have a Facebook.

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#9 Posted by mikethekiller (9217 posts) - - Show Bio

I just block people.

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#10 Posted by ImmoralMonk (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite said:

I don't use Facebook so I can avoid this kind of thing.

_/\_

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#11 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17179 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

Facebook is the place to make fun of things, so that's why I delete everyone with an agenda and no sense of humor.

The first and only rule of facebook.

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#12 Posted by EMH_Bruce (858 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

That's why I don't have a Facebook.

same

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#13 Posted by inferiorego (25404 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn said:

@inferiorego said:

Facebook is the place to make fun of things, so that's why I delete everyone with an agenda and no sense of humor.

The first and only rule of facebook.

now you should befriend me.

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#14 Posted by kuonphobos (5191 posts) - - Show Bio

I mostly use it to kit with family, etc. Occasionally a younger relative will post something I find objectionable so i'll just politely message them to not post that type of material (usually pornish stuff) and they usually comply. I would hate to block them if they ever decided to not respect my thoughts but that is what I would do after explaining why.

As far as strangers. I'll just block them or not have "friended" them in the first place.

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#15 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19663 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't have facebook.I just find it uninteresting.

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#16 Posted by AngryAudienceMember (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Facebook should only be for family photos and conversations. I don't need my kids to be seeing any of this sick mess!

::applause::