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    Angry Left the Facebook page

    I would assume most of you aren't a part of the MOA Facebook group anyways, but I was and I had to leave it. That page got way too out of hand. Grown men acting like children. The least welcoming Facebook page I have ever experienced. I'm going to stick to the forums.

    Anyone else had a similar experience with the Facebook group? I was hoping to use it to get in touch with some people in the midwest who wanted to do long haul and day rides, but that just seems impossible to do there now. Maybe it's because I am a fair bit younger than most members, I don't know, but it kept getting way out of hand really quickly.

    Side note: if anyone is in the midwest (Chicagoland area) and wants to meet up for single or multi day rides (I like to camp) let me know!

    - J

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    I left the Facebook group six months ago and then Facebook altogether last month. FB just didn't provide the lasting value for me that our website and forum does. Social media apps continue to evolve and change - for better or for worse with little control offered to users. I like the control we have over our environment. It is a precious thing.
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    Welcome to the REAL discussion area, J! We've had a few FB threads on here and speaking for myself, we like it here where things are easy to find and things "usually" stack on track! FB is a free resource, nothing ventured to join, so you tend to get things like that. Glad you've invested in the forum. Let us know if there's anything you need to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayskerdoo View Post
    I would assume most of you aren't a part of the MOA Facebook group anyways, but I was and I had to leave it. That page got way too out of hand. Grown men acting like children. The least welcoming Facebook page I have ever experienced. I'm going to stick to the forums.

    Anyone else had a similar experience with the Facebook group? I was hoping to use it to get in touch with some people in the midwest who wanted to do long haul and day rides, but that just seems impossible to do there now. Maybe it's because I am a fair bit younger than most members, I don't know, but it kept getting way out of hand really quickly.

    Side note: if anyone is in the midwest (Chicagoland area) and wants to meet up for single or multi day rides (I like to camp) let me know!

    - J
    Had similar experience on Facebook, and also here in the forums. Kurt and the team have worked hard to clean up the forums... our moderators on the Facebook page have their work cut out for them, there is only so much they can do and rely on the members to report to admin (which no one ever does - they try to fix it themselves by wading in guns a blazing, which as you can imagine, doesnít work too often, as in never.)

    I seem to remember your initial post requesting riding buddies in the Chicago area. As I recal I welcomed you and would have joined you had I didnít live in lower Alabama, (if I didnít, weíll, now I did). Iím assuming the snarky crowd caused your thread to devolve. With social media the best advice I can give here, Facebook, or otherwise: take the good, ignore the bad, let the admins and mods deal with the prepubescent pusillanimous lickspittle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Had similar experience on Facebook, and also here in the forums. Kurt and the team have worked hard to clean up the forums... our moderators on the Facebook page have their work cut out for them, there is only so much they can do and rely on the members to report to admin (which no one ever does - they try to fix it themselves by wading in guns a blazing, which as you can imagine, doesnít work too often, as in never.)

    I seem to remember your initial post requesting riding buddies in the Chicago area. As I recal I welcomed you and would have joined you had I didnít live in lower Alabama, (if I didnít, weíll, now I did). Iím assuming the snarky crowd caused your thread to devolve. With social media the best advice I can give here, Facebook, or otherwise: take the good, ignore the bad, let the admins and mods deal with the prepubescent pusillanimous lickspittle.
    Thanks for the advice everyone. Yeah, I'm really glad I invested in the full membership. I've used good forum sites for all my hobbies over the years so this kind of feels like home already.

    Funny you should mention that post actually, because when I created my account for the forums it allows you to add a little welcome message and such. But, I have never been able to find my way back to that thread! In my archives, this is the only post that exists. Do they automatically remove those welcome posts after a certain time frame? I would love to go back and see if anyone was in the Chicagoland area...

    - J

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    The best way I’ve been able to pull up previous threads buried deep in the page is by using key words, usually my name, in the search feature within the group. There’s a lot of buried stuff you can pull with that technique.
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    Glad to see you are enjoying the value of the forum
    Your posts are visible when you click on your profile. You are at post count of 3, they are all visible at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Glad to see you are enjoying the value of the forum
    Your posts are visible when you click on your profile. You are at post count of 3, they are all visible at this time.
    If you need help, just ask.
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    Yeah, I was able to see that. Still no sign of my welcome post. I guess it just disappeared or was never there in the first place..? I've tried using my name in the search function as well, and only see these 3 posts from my profile).

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    It will be sad if Zuckerberg gets down to his last 100 million and all the billionaires mock and bully him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It will be sad if Zuckerberg gets down to his last 100 million and all the billionaires mock and bully him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It will be sad if Zuckerberg gets down to his last 100 million and all the billionaires mock and bully him.
    somebody will start a "go fund me" page for him at that point.

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    I left FB a few years ago, to much hate. If you voice your opinion , you will be attacked.
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    From CNBC

    Facebook security breach allowed hackers to control the accounts of up to 50 million users

    "Facebook discovered a security issue that allowed hackers to access information that could have let them take over around 50 million accounts, the company announced on Friday.

    "This is a very serious security issue, and we're taking it very seriously," said CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a call with reporters".

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/face...ly-stages.html

    "The company said in a blog post its engineering team found that attackers identified a weakness in Facebook's code regarding its "View As" feature on Tuesday. Facebook became aware of a potential attack after it noticed a spike in user activity on Sept. 16.

    "View As" lets users see what their profile looks like to other users on the platform. This vulnerability, which consisted of three separate bugs, also allowed the hackers to get access tokens ó digital keys which let people stay logged into the service without having to re-enter their password ó which could be used to control other people's accounts".

    If Facebook goes down, how will we know what people had for breakfast.....or lunch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayskerdoo View Post
    I would assume most of you aren't a part of the MOA Facebook group anyways, but I was and I had to leave it.
    May I ask how old you are?

    Have you given Delta Haus U-55 a try?

    I would be interested to know your opinion, either here or via PM.

    And unfortunately, our FB group is not well moderated, not because of any one person, but because we are doing it the wrong way.

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