Family on facebook...

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    Sep 18, 2010 12:28 AM GMT
    So I have most of my family on facebook, and they are really starting to drive me up the wall! I added them when I first got facebook, and I really regret it now. How am I supposed to delete them without hurting their feelings? They comment on every post I make, and that's the thing that's bothering me. Every status I make they have something to say about, and it's about 3 of the same people every time. I considered deleting them and telling them that I deleted facebook, and changing my privacy settings so that you can't search for me on facebook. Any other suggestions?
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    Sep 18, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    This is the one a friend of mine uses:

    Dear _______,
    At this point in my life, I can no longer be your friend on FB. We have too many real life mutual connections, and I would like to keep my FB more professional.
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    Sep 18, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Too late I guess since you added them upon signing up for FB. You could still delete them and let them know it's just getting 'too close' considering it's family members. I limit FB to friends and have a personal policy of no family members and no co-workers.
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    Sep 18, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Just tell them the truth and delete them. Just like "HairyMuscle" said, I follow the same rule "I limit FB to friends and have a personal policy of no family members and no co-workers."icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 18, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    FU*K that must be horrid. I'm okay with my fam on there...well I just have cousins and siblings...but I don't really talk about too many personal things on fb...I leave that onto twitter.
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    Sep 18, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    I would create two facebook pages, one for your family and one for your friends.......
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    Sep 18, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    Im in the same boat as you and I hate it. For example, I recently friended my crazy uncle after he poked and stalked me for weeks. First thing he does is send me a message telling me that my grandfather died with a hooker. I was like WTF?!?! Here's part of the message:

    "Your grandfather Byron Hill F**** was scheduled for some on the day he died. She called the police when she found him, they came, called me and I saw the rest before the ambulance came. Bad Bedtime Partner. But a good testimony to the fact it is something you can look forward to for most and in his case all of your life."

    WHY DID I NEED TO KNOW THIS!??!!
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    Sep 18, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    Just put them on limited profile. All the work people I added are on that setting.
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    Sep 18, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear you dilemma...
    If anyone of my family did that to me on FB, I'd turn it around and criticize them (on their wall), that way everyone of their friends would see it. That would either make them stop, or delete me, but I don't have that particular problem.
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    Sep 18, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    This is so funny and relevant.


    Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

    Reporter to Facebook Moms:
    "So now the only excuse of not knowing everything about your child's life is having a life of your own."
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    Sep 18, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    dude, just change ur privacy setting so they cannot see ur status updates, but they can still remain ur friend on there.

    Go into ur account settings and update ur privacy settings. U can pick and choose who can see ur status updates and who can't.


    problem solved
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Just delete them and explain to them in person that you spend enough time with them already and need your own space.

    I've added my sisters and a few cousins on there which is good because we actually talk more on there than in person but my cousins are young so I do curb my language and don't reveal things that they shouldn't be learning.
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    Sep 19, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    I use lists and limited profiles. It's nice having them on there, but I don't want them to stalk me. Besides, there are some things I share on Facebook that I only want family and real close friends to see.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Sep 19, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    MY MOM JUST CHANGED HER MARTIAL STATUS TO "IT'S COMPLICATED'

    after i threw up in my mouth alittle, i called and she said she was over my dad for today.
    lol

    I have a stage name and real name. I do not share both, especially because my high school friends and long island guidos have a problem and friend my actor friends and use me as a drop. notsomuch
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    Sep 19, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    Facebook got real annoying when it was no longer exclusive to college students. It went downhill when high school students were allowed, then professionals, then anyone. Annoying as hell.