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Facebook Birthdays...
« on: August 11, 2010, 04:36:58 PM »
I got this email from a friend's facebook account (her birthday is tomorrow)  It says in the subject field, "Don't write on Bette's wall!!!"

Your friend Bette Davis is doing something different on her birthday. Bette has made a pledge to raise money for a cause she really cares about, Davis Foundation. To wish her a happy birthday, skip the wall post and the super-poke, and check out her Birthday Wish where you can design a birthday card, share photos and video, donate to the Wish, and spread the word.

View Bette's Birthday Wish

Thanks,
The Causes Team

Annoying?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 07:29:19 PM by Zilla »

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 04:40:09 PM »
Annoying?

Yes, and rude, but it's "for a good cause" so it "doesn't count".


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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 05:10:54 PM »
Oooh, I find that particularly repelling.  That person's birthday would go unnoticed by me, at least on Facebook.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 05:26:01 PM »
very. 

charity and special occassions should be kept separate, imo. 

I would still wish a HB on the wall, and skip the charity thing, personally. 
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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 05:33:48 PM »
Beyond annoying.  It's obnoxious.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 06:40:09 PM »
I put it in the same category as the year my aunt "gave everyone" the gift of donating to a charity in my uncle's memory, in each individual family member's name.  This is something I would not have chosen to do, and would not want my name associated with it, as it was not my choice.  So basically, she took the money she would have spent on a present and gave it to the charity.  It really irked me.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 06:55:18 PM »

Dreadfully so.

Sorry.  :-\


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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 07:35:45 PM »
Extremely annoying and pretentious.  She is assuming that you care about her birthday at all.  I know that may sound harsh.  I really do care about my friends and want to wish them a happy birthday but if they assumed a birthday wish in advance, and forbid me from writing on their wall, it would annoy me.  I mean, I would respect that wish and not write on their wall, but I'd also ignore the plea for a donation and my opinion of them would change.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 10:07:37 PM »
I wasn't sure if I was overreacting to the email and after reading this, I know I wasn't.  It felt wrong from the subject saying in my inbox before I opened it, "Don't write on Bette's Wall!!" to reading why I couldn't or shouldn't.

I will be very curious to see or whom does end up writing on her wall.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 10:20:29 PM »
Did she send it or someone using her friends list?  It sounds almost like a hack.  Otherwise it's horrifically annoying.

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Re: Facebook Birthdays...
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 09:31:48 AM »
Did she send it or someone using her friends list?  It sounds almost like a hack.  Otherwise it's horrifically annoying.

Nope she posted it on her wall as well with a personal message.  It is definetely her. 

I can understand the charity aspect of it, but it was worded so wrong.