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General Etiquette => Techno-quette => Topic started by: Knitterly on October 31, 2012, 06:52:30 AM

Title: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Knitterly on October 31, 2012, 06:52:30 AM
Tell me if I'm being silly.

A good friend came to my daughter's birthday party in September.  She took a bunch of really nice (and semi-professional) pictures and posted them to facebook.

She tagged me in a bunch of them, which I did not mind.  They were gorgeous pictures and it was nice for my extended family in China to see them.

BUT...
She tagged a location in them which is not where we were.  There is apparently a local business in China that contains a part of my husband's family name.  She tagged us as being there.  In China.  Which we weren't and have never been.  And it is driving me absolutely crazy that this random location is showing up in my "places" map on my timeline.  I cannot remove the map.  All I can do is untag myself in the album.  I don't want to do that because I do like the fact that my own friends and family can see these very lovely photos.

Do you think it would be rude or out of line to ask her to untag the location?
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Yvaine on October 31, 2012, 07:05:14 AM
My guess is that it autofilled when she tried to put in something like "Husband's Name Residence." I think you could bring it up to her in a lighthearted "Look at the weird stuff technology does!" sort of way.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Sharnita on October 31, 2012, 08:26:52 AM
Actually, I thought the issue was that she basically mapped the actual location for your house for all and sundry and posted it on fb.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: fountainsoflettuce on October 31, 2012, 08:39:20 AM
You are being silly.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Jones on October 31, 2012, 08:41:34 AM
It sounds like a weird auto fill thing. If it bugs you that much, bring it up to her.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Two Ravens on October 31, 2012, 08:44:01 AM
I wouldn't mention it. If you happen to be talking to this friend about Facebook, and could kind of bring it up naturally, then maybe you could mention it, but IMO, its too much of a non-problem to make any special effort. Your friend did a nice thing for you by taking and posting the pictures, so I think it would be a bit off to imply to her "You did something wrong! Fix it!"
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Perfect Circle on October 31, 2012, 08:50:30 AM
I wouldn't mention it. If you happen to be talking to this friend about Facebook, and could kind of bring it up naturally, then maybe you could mention it, but IMO, its too much of a non-problem to make any special effort. Your friend did a nice thing for you by taking and posting the pictures, so I think it would be a bit off to imply to her "You did something wrong! Fix it!"

I agree. I just don't see it as an issue that needs to be fixed at all.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 31, 2012, 10:17:10 AM
Is your issue that your concerned family in China will see it and think "They were in China and didn't come see us?"  or is it just that it's bugging you?  If the first, then you can bring it up with friend saying your concerned about extended family being insulted.  If it's just bugging you then I'd leave it alone.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: O'Dell on October 31, 2012, 10:26:10 AM
Ask her if there is a reason that she located it in China. That way she's aware if it were a mistake and can fix it if she wants...or not.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: JenJay on October 31, 2012, 10:28:31 AM
I'd say "Oh how weird, it tagged us as being in China! Too funny." just so people (especially those who ARE in China) would know the pics were not actually taken there. Other than that it wouldn't bother me, personally.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Giggity on October 31, 2012, 11:47:13 AM
Do you think it would be rude or out of line to ask her to untag the location?

Why would it be rude?
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: ilrag on October 31, 2012, 12:56:03 PM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Knitterly on October 31, 2012, 02:24:22 PM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.

You can if you're the owner of the pic.  You can't if it's not your album.  All you can do is untag yourself.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: tangelloyellow on November 02, 2012, 10:25:34 PM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.

You can if you're the owner of the pic.  You can't if it's not your album.  All you can do is untag yourself.

Why don't you just untag yourself then?

But in answer to what you actually asked, no I don't believe it is rude to ask her that.

(TBH, I just really, really want to know why China?)
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Knitterly on November 03, 2012, 09:20:24 AM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.

You can if you're the owner of the pic.  You can't if it's not your album.  All you can do is untag yourself.

Why don't you just untag yourself then?

But in answer to what you actually asked, no I don't believe it is rude to ask her that.

(TBH, I just really, really want to know why China?)

I don't untag myself because they are nice pictures of LK's birthday celebration and being tagged means that family members can see these pictures.

i'll be seeing her in person in abotu 2 weeks.  Maybe I'll ask her in person.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Zilla on November 03, 2012, 09:24:26 AM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.

You can if you're the owner of the pic.  You can't if it's not your album.  All you can do is untag yourself.

Why don't you just untag yourself then?

But in answer to what you actually asked, no I don't believe it is rude to ask her that.

(TBH, I just really, really want to know why China?)

I don't untag myself because they are nice pictures of LK's birthday celebration and being tagged means that family members can see these pictures.

i'll be seeing her in person in abotu 2 weeks.  Maybe I'll ask her in person.

That's not necessarily true.  If she has her security settings as only Friends and not friends of friends, your friends will not be able to see the pictures despite tagging.
 
As for the places, I think others can put two and two together and surmise you aren't in China.  I wouldn't say anything.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Knitterly on November 03, 2012, 09:53:52 AM
In my experience (30 seconds of looking at the page before I decided I didn't care) you can't untag location on pictures.

You can if you're the owner of the pic.  You can't if it's not your album.  All you can do is untag yourself.

Why don't you just untag yourself then?

But in answer to what you actually asked, no I don't believe it is rude to ask her that.

(TBH, I just really, really want to know why China?)

I don't untag myself because they are nice pictures of LK's birthday celebration and being tagged means that family members can see these pictures.

i'll be seeing her in person in abotu 2 weeks.  Maybe I'll ask her in person.

That's not necessarily true.  If she has her security settings as only Friends and not friends of friends, your friends will not be able to see the pictures despite tagging.
 
As for the places, I think others can put two and two together and surmise you aren't in China.  I wouldn't say anything.

My friends/family can see them, because a couple folks that are not mutual friends have liked and/or commented on the pics.

It's not so much about other people believing I've been to China as it is just driving me bonkers, because I'm getting this link to this real place showing up on my map.  Honestly, I wish I could just remove the map entirely!  The only reason it even shows up is because I've been tagged in this one location.  I'm not tagged at specific locations in any other album.  I have one place on my map, and that's it. 

Maybe I'm being a bit SS about it.   :-\
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Perfect Circle on November 03, 2012, 10:29:16 AM
I would find it rather odd if someone asked me about something like this weeks afterwards. I honestly cannot see the big deal. I don't think you are necessarily an SS, but I do think you may be making a big deal out of something very minor.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Sharnita on November 03, 2012, 11:29:15 AM
I think it is like an earworm - it has worked its way into your brain and won't stop replaying itself. That being said, you are the only one who can "hear" it so sayong something willcome off as ofd.
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: thedudeabides on November 03, 2012, 04:13:29 PM
I don't understand why the tagging thing is bothering you.  I mean, everyone who is going to see the pictures knows that the party wasn't actually in China, right?
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: Snooks on November 03, 2012, 06:06:05 PM
You can hide the map so it doesn't show on your page, would that help?
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: TootsNYC on November 04, 2012, 05:50:57 PM
I think you should just send her a message on Facebook and say, "How weird--those photos are tagged that we're in CHINA! Isn't that strange?  I know it's not important, but it's showing up on my timeline that I went to China. Can you fix it?"

What's the big deal?

Just tell her, and then say, "it's bugging me--silly, I know, in the scheme of things, but would you fix it for me?"
Title: Re: "Places" map on facebook
Post by: kckgirl on November 04, 2012, 06:43:31 PM
I checked in at church one day, and it showed that I was at [my church name] in Portland, OR. I thought it was strange, considering that I've never been to Portland, and I live in the Mid-Atlantic region, several thousand miles away. Sometimes Facebook is just flaky, or it lists several places with the same name and doesn't show exactly where they're located until you select and post it.