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Old 07-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #91
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I do have the FB account, I don't use it too much.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:20 AM   #92
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i haven't checked my fb account for a while now, and when i did it was equal parts good and bad.

the bad was the ex-gf again. looney as ever, this time even with a bizarre picture showing how skinny she's become. i'd feel bad about blocking her if she needed help, but i don't think i want to open up that can o' worms to find out. i made sure dw saw me deny her offer of friendship once again, though. now i need to do that blocking thing.

the good part was an old high school buddy looked me up. he's about one of the very few guys from h.s. that i'd truely like to meet up with again.

so, it was a 50/50 day on fb for me.
BuckyT - sounds like you have been patient for long enough, do the blocking thing. Thats it for me too re the old chums, it's nice to catch up with those you would like to see again.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #93
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They keep sending me emails.

If someone knows how to shut it down totally I would love to hear.
I read something about getting rid of FaceBook forever, on an internet forum. I think you need to do something to some files on your computer. I didn't ask them for details at the time, but I will now. Hopefully, they will tell me exactly how you get rid of FaceBook forever, for those who want to. I'll post the details if I manage to find them out.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:52 AM   #94
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All you have to do, is deactivate your account. it's pretty straight forward, and have never heard of any other action being required:

https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=185698814812082
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #95
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In addition to deactivating your FB account you may want to see if FB left any cookies on your computer, and if so delete them too.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:48 AM   #96
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Apparently, you can't delete FaceBook accounts. So, you can only deactivate them or something. Weird! Surely, people should be entitled to delete their own accounts...

What I would do if this true, is contact FaceBook to have the account reactivated and then put a fake email address on it, and then after you wait for a while to make sure the notifications are no longer being sent to your regular email address, then deactivate the FaceBook account again.

From what some have told me, FaceBook can be a bit slow with getting things sorted, after you send a request. Hopefully, they are improving.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #97
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Apparently, you can't delete FaceBook accounts. So, you can only deactivate them or something. Weird! Surely, people should be entitled to delete their own accounts...

What I would do if this true, is contact FaceBook to have the account reactivated and then put a fake email address on it...
Definitely! When getting rid of any service, or for that matter anybody who might keep sending you email, switch them to a fake address or Yahoo or Hotmail account, and THEN get rid of them.

That way they can't keep spamming you, begging you to come back.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #98
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Definitely! When getting rid of any service, or for that matter anybody who might keep sending you email, switch them to a fake address or Yahoo or Hotmail account, and THEN get rid of them.

That way they can't keep spamming you, begging you to come back.
Doesn't it have to be a real email account? Don't these places follow proper procedure and only accept the email address after verification? You know, they send you an email and you have to reply or click a link.

If you need a real email address that you can stop getting email to, spamgourmet - free disposable email addresses, spam blocker works great. You can get disposable email addresses and they stop working after 20 emails (unless you extend that) or when you tell it to stop working. They forward to whatever email address you want. They don't show your real email address if you reply to an email.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #99
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Yes, I forgot to mention disposable addresses, etc. I wasn't referring specifically to FB (I've never been on it so I don't know about it) but just talking about any kinds of sites like shopping or whatever. If you're going to leave, find any method available and change your email address with them before terminating, so that they won't continue to spam you.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #100
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If I receive emails from a site after a transaction, there is usually an "Unsubscribe" option in the fine print at the bottom of the email. It's always worked for me.
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