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JeseC:

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--- Quote from: blarg314 on December 21, 2009, 03:17:16 AM ---There is no rule that requires people to *not* comment on a posted link or item.

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I was shocked that this needed to be stated, until I heard one of the DJs on the radio this morning complaining about "serial commenters" who comment on every status update.  Really?  You posted something in public and are upset to be getting attention for it?!

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I think the best rule for this is to apply the same rules to facebook comments as you would to conversations in a public place.  It is not typically rude to jump into a conversation between acquaintances, but insisting on being part of every conversation might be in bad taste.  Especially if you have nothing of substance to add to that particular conversation.  Similarly, don't hijack facebook conversations to be about your pet topic - I've known of a few people on fb who have the tendency to do this.

Calistoga:
Here's something I run in to all the time.

I'm an Atheist. I have a lot of outspoken Atheist friends. I also have plenty of religious friends. From time to time, I get in to debates on Facebook with my religious friends, and we all stay very civil. Then I have one Atheist friend who is a total jerk to everyone who disagrees with him- he berates people's intelligence to the point that they refuse to have conversations with ME because of his bad behavior. I've asked him to stop, he says he won't and that if I have a problem with him I'll just have to block him. Is it unrealistic of me to expect all of my friends to be polite to each other on my page?

diesel_darlin:
I don't think it is unrealistic at all. All of my friends know that I don't tolerate ugly on my page. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I welcome all of them. Civilly.

I honestly think FB is like someones living room. If you wouldnt walk into their living room and curse them out, dont do it on Facebook.

Twik:
It's unrealistic to expect civility from someone who doesn't want to be civil. So, if you want your page to be civil, I'm afraid he won't be able to be part of it.

MrTango:

--- Quote from: Calistoga on February 14, 2013, 11:28:17 AM ---Here's something I run in to all the time.

I'm an Atheist. I have a lot of outspoken Atheist friends. I also have plenty of religious friends. From time to time, I get in to debates on Facebook with my religious friends, and we all stay very civil. Then I have one Atheist friend who is a total jerk to everyone who disagrees with him- he berates people's intelligence to the point that they refuse to have conversations with ME because of his bad behavior. I've asked him to stop, he says he won't and that if I have a problem with him I'll just have to block him. Is it unrealistic of me to expect all of my friends to be polite to each other on my page?
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I don't think it's an unrealistic expectation at all.  Unfortunately, you may have to enforce it through management of your friend lists, or by de-friending certain people altogehter.

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