A Facebook question....

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by drpepper, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I signed up with a bogus name to facebook to see just what the heck it was all about. They showed a friends suggestion list that had folks that I actually know and a bunch of BOC members too.
    I'm thinkin' of only one way they do that is: my email has been givin' away by facebook members that have it and that chains-up with the others? how do they do it?:confused2:
     
  2. CBurns87

    CBurns87 New Member

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    if you used your normal email, yes it happened because they have sent you a message to get you to join. And then if you have the email address of the people you know in your address book, then yes it will pop up with them as friend suggestions! Hope this helps.....:big_smile:
     

  3. sportsmanfromkc

    sportsmanfromkc New Member

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    i think they just link you to people in your area and use your email list as more links...
     
  4. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Most likely your friend or friends chose to let Facebook scan their address book. I would never allow it to do that, but lots of folks do.
     
  5. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    There are quit of few of us from the B.O.C. there., Goodtimes.
     
  6. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    well so far I don't get it....
     
  7. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Possibly its from your computer log in or however that works, if you say yoiu are in one area, computers will show singles in the area you are actually at, not where you say you are.

    All computer users have an account number, so even if you say you are Mr Coke the net knows you are Dr Pepper. Something like that.
     
  8. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    You mean an ip addy. Mines in steath mode and changes every time I sign on. It's really got to be from people sharing my email address- which I'm not real happy about....
     
  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Its from your email Bill no worries I just joined it a couple of months ago and I have been able to find peeps that i served with over 20 years ago I think its great.
     
  10. atvracer

    atvracer Member

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    I searched for a BOC group last night but could not find any. Someone should start a BOC or catfishin page we can join.
     
  11. DLB-in-GR

    DLB-in-GR New Member

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    151 of us found the Catfishermen of the World at Catfish1.com group on Facebook. Check it out.
     
  12. atvracer

    atvracer Member

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    Found it. Thanks Doug!
     
  13. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that so many catfishermen are jumping on Facebook, especially the oldtimers! :tounge_out:

    I figure I have too much exposure on the Internet already. I would rather remain under the radar as much as possible! For this reason and a number more, Facebook, MySpace, and so forth, are places I won't be hangin' out.

    Different strokes...Peace! :cool2: