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Title: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: thomas on 11:01, 19 September 21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbj_hv6Y-0
This is odd ... why would anyone do that? They swamped various FB groups, have seen those posts in Atari and Amiga related groups all over.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Gryzor on 11:25, 19 September 21
12 minutes of video to say there are scammers out there?
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Bryce on 11:29, 19 September 21
Facebook still exists??  :o

But to answer your question thomas: That's what happens when you try to use a social media platform as a forum for anything more serious than pictures of the toast you had for breakfast or self-centred musings about the inflated opinion they have of themselves and their lives. It's like complaining about the level of vocabulary used in the big brother house / love island or whatever.


Bryce.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: thomas on 11:40, 19 September 21
so you would suggest ignoring FB altogether? :-) Ok.

I think he's making a good point in the 12 min video. Stuff like that makes me sick though, now I don't trust anyone! :-)
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Gryzor on 12:07, 19 September 21
It's a point made in 12 seconds. Normally if you know the Nate minimum about social media you just move on.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Bryce on 12:39, 19 September 21
so you would suggest ignoring FB altogether? :-) Ok.

I think he's making a good point in the 12 min video. Stuff like that makes me sick though, now I don't trust anyone! :-)

I'm just saying: You can try using a slurry tank as a swimming pool, but cocktails and a lie-low won't change it from being a slurry tank.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: thomas on 13:04, 19 September 21
ok guys, I see your points here, SM sucks big time. However, this just makes no sense to me ... there seems to be real work involved creating those accounts, but what for? I mean, Retro Computing is a fringe hobby. So why the effort?

Is this just a scam or is it some kind of "social experiment" to show the toxiticity of the (mostly male) retro community?
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Animalgril987 on 16:26, 19 September 21
But, what is toxic about us enjoying our retro computers?
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: thomas on 18:26, 19 September 21
nothing of course! :-) Sometimes my mind seems to go crazy ... however, it might be a trap of some sort, so take care! :-)
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Animalgril987 on 18:43, 19 September 21
I don't use FB  :D
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: GUNHED on 19:36, 19 September 21
What is Face Book? Does it run on CPC?
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Animalgril987 on 19:45, 19 September 21
What is Face Book? Does it run on CPC?
Thankfully not :D
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: arkive on 22:19, 19 September 21
But to answer your question thomas: That's what happens when you try to use a social media platform as a forum for anything more serious than pictures of the toast you had for breakfast or self-centred musings about the inflated opinion they have of themselves and their lives. It's like complaining about the level of vocabulary used in the big brother house / love island or whatever.
I'm not exactly a fan of fb and all that jazz, but this take seems like a stretch. There are AI spambots everywhere now and forums,   which are also a form of social media after all, are not immune from them either. It's just it's much easier to keep them out, especially on small forums.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Gryzor on 11:09, 20 September 21
Indeed. And of course forums are social media, much older than Facebook. But with a basic security setup you avoid most of the sewage that appears on the wild west of Facebook.
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: TotO on 11:26, 20 September 21
Any FaceBook topic should start from "All Of Shame", and next can be moved to "Other Retro" if it's less stupid than the others. :-\
Title: Re: Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups
Post by: Gryzor on 11:34, 20 September 21
I actually laughed at this :D