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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by daniT1D, Jan 22, 2015.

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  1. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Which came first this forum or facebook .....?

    Interested to know this , I don't know the answer ...

    If the forum was here first , then how did its members give permission for their posts to be discussed by non members on FB ....
     
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  2. Syd

    Syd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Facebook was launched in 2004, whereas Diabetes.co.uk first went online in 2001 but only launched its forum in 2007.
     
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  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    So does this mean that members posts have been being shared for for all those years .....

    Thank you for you answer @Syd
     
  4. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    It certainly is disgusting wherever it happens , simply not right ..
    Seeing members commented on is really not nice.
     
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  5. poshtotty

    poshtotty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  6. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well I wish I hadn't looked - loads of my posts there. Hmmmm
     
  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Yes Kat, I am one who would like to know a little more about how the forum was set up, by whom, was it by someone who has diabetes.? It it always nice to KNOW about the sites we go on, whether a medical site or a social media site. Facebook clearly states who founded it and when. The more we know about something, the more aware we are and therefore more comfortable with it :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    DONE........ earlier !!
     
  9. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I tend to get a bee in my bonnet and want to ask, ask, ask, until I can't or wont go any further :wideyed: :)
     
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  10. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Yes we need to feel comfortable , at the moment I am not convinced that all who post here realise that their data can be spread into the word of FB for non members to comment on , it just does not feel right ....yes all sites ...agree
     
  11. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    And quite right to , beng informed is only right ....
     
  12. AnnieC

    AnnieC · Guest

    Oh so that is why I was tagged then but as I said I did not even know there was a Facebook page for this forum so I would not have known This is an open forum so anyone can come here....a good enough reason I think not to put personal details on our profiles. and they don't even have to be a member our conversations are not private so there is nothing to stop anyone reposting stuff or taking information from here to somewhere else
     
  13. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I agree Annie, but it's DCUK that's putting our conversations there, not just anyone.
     
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  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Ditto what @zand highlighted ....

    Non members can talk about members here ....and talk about members posts ...by making comments ...
    Not acceptable practice ......
     
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  15. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Seems that others did not know about the FB issues either
     
  16. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    I didn't know

    On saying that I don't really care if they repost anything I say

    But do think it's wrong in principle
     
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  17. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You are absolutely right, but quiet frankly, that just's makes it a free for all.out there. I do not want to see MY posts on Facebook, because I have not chosen to do this myself, with regard to me going onto facebook and commenting on, eg The Boxing Match thread, Question time, with Russell Brand and actually typing it myself. whether with my username or real name.
    Probably as an older person, and not being a sheep anyway, I tend to guard my privacy, and I feel, as I have said before, the forum is an extended family to me. If I was talking about certain topics to an real family member and then they posted my comments, and then other people jumped on board with nasty or belittling comments, I would be so annoyed, upset and very let down. We would appear not to be in control of what we write or google on the Internet, it's now everyone's business, which i dislike :watching: it's creepy :eek:
     
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  18. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I care that I didn't know and therefore couldn't respond to anything. That seems very wrong. I am considering not posting the kind of posts I usually post here because of this.
     
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    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been watching this thread and would like to thank @zand @Brunneria @Kat100 @Robinredbreast @poshtotty and the others for putting across so eloquently the fears and concerns of those of us who find it difficult to express ourselves,
     
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  20. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarify one point.

    If someone finds this site through Google, then yes they can comment on it on Facebook.

    They can also comment on it on any of the many, many different discussion areas on the Internet.

    People could be linking to posts on here on Mumsnet.
    How would you know?
    How do you feel about Mumsnet?

    People could be commenting on Google+.
    How would you know?
    How do you feel about Google+?

    There are other diabetes fora (all over the world) and people could link to posts on here.
    How would you know?
    How do you feel about them linking to your posts and discussing them without you knowing?

    People could well be commenting on this very thread all over the Internet.
    There is no requirement to become a member of this forum to comment on the posts.
    There is only a requirement to join this forum to comment on posts within this forum as part of the discussion within this forum.

    Facebook is a complete red herring.
    This is a public forum and ANY other forum can link to this site and the content within this site, and comment on it without anyone on this site knowing about it.

    Please, just because you personally hate Facebook doesn't make others posting to Facebook some kind of crime.

    Cheers

    LGC
     
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