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Do you use any Social Networking Sites?

Facebook
24 (40%)
MySpace
1 (1.7%)
Twitter
9 (15%)
Stumbleupon
1 (1.7%)
Del.ico.us
1 (1.7%)
Digg
0 (0%)
Reddit
0 (0%)
Squidoo
0 (0%)
Other
4 (6.7%)
None
20 (33.3%)

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Offline Florestan

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2011, 10:44:30 AM »
The better question should be: what's THE use of Social Networking Sites?  ;D
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2011, 10:46:47 AM »
The better question should be: what's THE use of Social Networking Sites?  ;D

Same as this only more widespread.

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2011, 10:50:12 AM »
The better question should be: what's THE use of Social Networking Sites?  ;D

To let folks know when you change your brand of toothpaste. :D

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2011, 10:53:42 AM »
To let folks know when you change your brand of toothpaste. :D

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2011, 10:54:36 AM »
Same as this only more widespread.

Same as what?
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2011, 10:59:38 AM »
GMG

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2011, 01:03:50 PM »
GMG

I disagree completely. GMG is useful while Facebook is useless.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2011, 01:33:47 PM »
I disagree completely. GMG is useful while Facebook is useless.

I talk classical on Facebook all the time. How is that useless? If I befriend you on Facebook and you befriend other classical-oriented folks, it's just a big ball of fun.

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2011, 02:14:16 AM »
I talk classical on Facebook all the time. How is that useless? If I befriend you on Facebook and you befriend other classical-oriented folks, it's just a big ball of fun.

Well maybe I was exaggerating a bit but I was talking strictly from a personal point of view. I certainly don't want to spoil your Facebook enjoyment.  0:)
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2011, 04:14:59 AM »
I haven't been using this site for the last few days because it takes forever to load a single page. I don't know if it is a "china thing" or does the "tweet" in every page has anything to do with it... Just wondering. At this rate it wouldn't be practical for me to use this site. The last page took 2 minutes.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2011, 04:21:34 AM »
I haven't been using this site for the last few days because it takes forever to load a single page. I don't know if it is a "china thing" or does the "tweet" in every page has anything to do with it... Just wondering. At this rate it wouldn't be practical for me to use this site. The last page took 2 minutes.

Ray (ChamberNut) was complaining about the same in the Bug Report thread some days ago. It thought it might be a "Countries that start with a C" thing, but then I did not see Antoine mention it.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2011, 04:36:01 AM »
I haven't been using this site for the last few days because it takes forever to load a single page. I don't know if it is a "china thing" or does the "tweet" in every page has anything to do with it... Just wondering. At this rate it wouldn't be practical for me to use this site. The last page took 2 minutes.

I assume you mean the old site? I just stopped by to check it out and the pages are loading in a second or two. I ran a search and it took only a few seconds.

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2011, 04:42:25 AM »
I assume you mean the old site? I just stopped by to check it out and the pages are loading in a second or two. I ran a search and it took only a few seconds.

The old forum doesn't have the Twitter buttons.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2011, 04:43:54 AM »
Well, when it was loading slowly it does say waiting for "www.facebook.com/plugin...". So I guess it is what I suspected. Oh well...
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2011, 04:46:13 AM »
Ray (ChamberNut) was complaining about the same in the Bug Report thread some days ago. It thought it might be a "Countries that start with a C" thing, but then I did not see Antoine mention it.

Maybe that's because in Spanish "C" and "CH" are two different letters...  ;D

P.S.: Although from the last December this is not true anymore because The Royal Spanish Academy deleted the "CH" like an independent letter; the same with the "LL" -like in "llamar"- which was also considered an independent letter by the alphabet.  :)   


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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2011, 04:52:25 AM »
Well, when it was loading slowly it does say waiting for "www.facebook.com/plugin...". So I guess it is what I suspected. Oh well...

Just a suggestion: If you use Firefox, you could try using NoScript (if you don't already) to see if it blocks the loading of the FB plugin and makes the page loading faster.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2011, 05:53:31 AM »
Nothing works. Well, forget it. Maybe it is time I spend less time here anyway. I will check back occastionally.


PS: After a five minute wait to re-open for edit, it is clear to me that as it is, this site is practically unusable for me. I know that is mostly MY problem and no so for most people. But that's the way it is.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2011, 06:07:44 AM by springrite »
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2011, 05:57:52 AM »
Just noticed this thread; I was in the Boston area when it was initiated.

I don't use any of the social sites, although I did register on Facebook to satisfy my grandson.

Speaking of Boston, it was very cold with snow all over the place.  I'm glad to be back in Albuquerque.

You got out just in time. Close to blizzard conditions again out my window right now.
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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2011, 06:00:33 AM »
Way below zero here. Ice Station Zebra!

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Re: Do you use any Social Networking Sites?
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2011, 06:01:22 AM »
And I was out of town; sorry I missed you, Don!
 
You got out just in time. Close to blizzard conditions again out my window right now.

Happily we had no trouble returning to town last night, Tony.