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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9300 on: June 03, 2014, 11:06:23 PM »
How do I get posts from business pages that I've liked on FB to show in my newsfeed? I don't want to get notifications from them, though. Is that even possible?

They pay Facebook.  Seriously, it's a really broken system right now - any post they put up is only shown to ~3% of their followers, unless they pay extra.  If those followers like/reply to it, then it gets shown to more.  The end result is a lot of people don't see the posts they specifically signed up to get, even when they want to.

I think CakeEater is asking how to see posts that won't show up? (If not, I'm sorry I misinterpreted!)

It used to be there was an option in the same menu as where you'd "like" the page - but it doesn't appear to be there any more. And unfortunately, you would have to get notifications if you wanted them to appear in the newsfeed. But, do they show up on the "Pages Feed" section and not the main newsfeed? If so, you can follow them there by liking the page and not have to be notified. (At least, in my experience. I'm following several pages I never get notified for and can only see there!)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9301 on: June 04, 2014, 07:47:27 AM »
You have to click "follow" on the businesses page, and even then not all posts will show. I'm a social media contact for work, and facebook is driving us all crazy.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9302 on: June 04, 2014, 05:06:30 PM »
FB update - I went and 'liked' a bunch of posts on a couple of the pages, and new posts from those pages have appeared in my newsfeed this morning. So FB must let you see things if you actively interact with the page in some way.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9303 on: June 05, 2014, 08:24:42 PM »
A friend and I were wondering, how do you switch orthodontists?

It's not the same as breaking up with other medical-type providers, because often a good chunk of the price is paid in advance.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9304 on: June 05, 2014, 09:33:27 PM »
I actually had to find out the answer to that question (at least sort of), because I just got braces and there's at least a small chance we may move before I'm done.

Basically, if you've paid for the braces in advance, you settle up with the one you're leaving, and they give you a refund. If you're paying on a monthly schedule (which most of them seem to offer), they settle up and tell you how much you owe or give you a refund. Both of those are based on how much of the service they deem you have already received.

My orthodontist also told me that if I move out of the area, they would be able to help me find a new orthodontist, who uses the same system they do. There are different kinds of brackets, and the last thing you want is to have them removed and new ones put on mid-treatment.

But if you go to a new orthodontist halfway through treatment, you end up having to pay for some things twice. There are costs associated with taking on a new patient and evaluating their treatment plan, and those wouldn't be refunded from the first orthodontist but you'd have to pay them to the new one as well.

So, the short answer to all of that is...you really don't want to switch orthodontists unless you really have to.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9305 on: June 05, 2014, 11:40:13 PM »
You also may wind up with braces on your teeth a lot longer than you expected to.  DH moved twice as a teen; every new orthodontist didn't like the way the previous one had done things and started over from the beginning.  His braces were on for 6 years instead of the expected 3.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9306 on: June 06, 2014, 08:47:29 AM »
When did clothing rental (other than tuxedos) become a popular thing? I just got an ad for a clothing subscription service. I know there are purse rental businesses as well. This just seems like a bad idea to me.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9307 on: June 06, 2014, 08:06:13 PM »
At what age should a person be able to get themselves up without help? I have several friends with teens of the same age as mine and two tell me they have to get their kids up every morning. I won't be responsible for that. Is this just a family dynamic difference?
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« Reply #9308 on: June 06, 2014, 09:13:13 PM »
I think its family dynamic. 

The trick for sound sleepers is to put a very loud alarm clock on the far side of the room.  You have to get out of bed to make the durn thing shut up. 

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« Reply #9309 on: June 06, 2014, 09:51:40 PM »
I'm an extremely sound sleeper. The cell phone alarm has been a godsend to me. If I really have to get up early, I set two or three different ones to go off at different times on full volume and put my phone across the room. Before I had a cell phone, any alarm clock would become useless within a week. I would just tune them out in my sleep. When I was in high school, my dad bought me the loudest alarm clock he could find. It worked great for a couple of weeks. And then I started sleeping through it long enough that it would turn off automatically, even though it would wake my parents up if they were still home and asleep. I don't expect anyone to do the job of waking me up, but honestly, other than several different alarms with rotating sounds, there's not much a really sound sleeper can do (that I know of).


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
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« Reply #9311 on: June 06, 2014, 10:27:55 PM »
I think its family dynamic. 

The trick for sound sleepers is to put a very loud alarm clock on the far side of the room.  You have to get out of bed to make the durn thing shut up.
And if even that doesn't work, and you are the person detailed to wake the sleeper, there is always the frozen marbles method.  Get a bag of marbles, put them in the freezer overnight.  In the morning, rip the blankets off the sleeper and pour the ice-cold marbles over them.  They will not be able to escape them, because the marbles will roll into any depression, particularly that between the sleeper and the bed.  It's kind of like a bucket of ice water, with the advantage of not soaking the bed.

Yes, I am evil.  >:D If I were the sleeper, I'd do whatever I could to avoid the ice-cold shower of  marbles.  Wouldn't take more than one or two mornings for me to come to that conclusion.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9312 on: June 07, 2014, 07:34:41 AM »
I think its family dynamic. 

The trick for sound sleepers is to put a very loud alarm clock on the far side of the room.  You have to get out of bed to make the durn thing shut up. 

This only works if the person in question does not sleepwalk. ;D

(A roommate in college was complaining that her alarm clock broke. We laughed at that and told her we heard it every morning - and we also heard her get up and turn it off!)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9313 on: June 07, 2014, 08:46:21 AM »
I think its family dynamic. 

The trick for sound sleepers is to put a very loud alarm clock on the far side of the room.  You have to get out of bed to make the durn thing shut up. 

This only works if the person in question does not sleepwalk. ;D

(A roommate in college was complaining that her alarm clock broke. We laughed at that and told her we heard it every morning - and we also heard her get up and turn it off!)

I've never sleepwalked but I have done that. I used to set up my radio alarm across the other side of the room because I found it really hard to wake up. Sometimes I'd still sleep through the alarm. Only thing I can work out (since the alarm was off) is that maybe I was momentarily awake for long enough to turn it off but not much more. So it's like my brain turned on just enough lights to get that done and no more.

I have also been able to have discussions with the person trying to wake me up which have been convincing enough for them to assume I've been awake - when I really wasn't. No recollection of any conversation.

Usually it's not a problem now (more common when I was in my teens/early 20s).  I've even been able to use my phone alarm beside my bed to wake me. However, if I'm really exhausted and/or stressed, it can still happen. Plus, if I have to make a flight or something else like that, I use multiple alarms.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9314 on: June 07, 2014, 10:18:28 AM »
The original post about teens and sleeping didn't say that the kids couldn't wake up--just that the parents DO wake them up every morning.  That is, the teens don't have their own alarm clocks (I guess) and depend on the parents to wake them.  This would be the equivalent of a teenager depending on Mom or Dad to pack his/her lunch.

I think by high school at the very least a kid should be getting him/herself up--probably earlier.  I think I got my first clock radio for Christmas around 10 or so.
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