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  • I hate it and I am not going to look or join Facebook

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Unless you are selling a Mark VI tenor for 38 bucks I am not going to look at your pictures on Facebook. I am not a member and I do not want to be one. There are plenty of free image hosting sites that do not require membership. I would really like people to use those. This is getting more common place and I personally find it annoying.

Am I the only one?

For those of you who disagree I wish you luck with your sales.
 

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Bah Facebook! I got so tired of the senseless, silly, inane, little messages all the time. So I stopped sending them :p I only have space in my life for one cyberaddiction and sotw is it.

I find it much easier and convenient to host pics on my own web space. Everyone gets some provided by their ISP so I dont understand why people dont use it. Granted, the space is limited (I think I get 50gb) but its plenty for a handful of temporary jpegs.

p.s. Sardines, no. Mustard sauce, oh yes.
 

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Any photo album on Facebook has, at the bottom of the page, the note "Share this album with anyone by sending them this public link:", followed by the public link address.

If folks put their horn for sale photos in an album and post that public link, anyone can view the photos. I share photos with non-Facebookians all the time this way...

(And by the way: folks who refuse to join Facebook are not maximizing the amount of time they could be wasting.)
 

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For me, it's the same as not posting pictures at all. As a general rule, I won't buy any used item without first seeing detailed pictures of it. So I guess it's up to the seller. If the seller wants to increase the likelihood of making a sale, he or she will make pictures readily available to all -- including those of us who "just say no" to Facebook.
 

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Any photo album on Facebook has, at the bottom of the page, the note "Share this album with anyone by sending them this public link:", followed by the public link address.

If folks put their horn for sale photos in an album and post that public link, anyone can view the photos. I share photos with non-Facebookians all the time this way...

(And by the way: folks who refuse to join Facebook are not maximizing the amount of time they could be wasting.)
Way to spoil a good rant!
 

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Although I completely disagree with the OP about Facebook I do find it annoying that someone would not use Photobucket or something like that to sell an item.

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I think of facebook the same as I do of craigslist--all emanating from some white trash trailer park somewhere.
 

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I think of facebook the same as I do of craigslist--all emanating from some white trash trailer park somewhere.
Sorry to disagree wholeheartedly. Facebook has been a complete god-send in booking myself, and my bands and filling seats and dance floors at my gigs in a way that nothing I have ever used in 30+ years has done.

Craig's List has also been great for finding pick up gigs, studio work and musicians.

I have never been busier and more musically productive since joining FB and using CL.

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I agree. I am even more annoyed by folks on FB who post links to SOTW Marketplace. :twisted:
 

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I agree completely with Phil. I have no interest in Facebook for a number of reasons. if nothing else, I already waste way too much time!
 

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Sorry to disagree wholeheartedly. Facebook has been a complete god-send in booking myself, and my bands and filling seats and dance floors at my gigs in a way that nothing I have ever used in 30+ years has done.

Craig's List has also been great for finding pick up gigs, studio work and musicians.

I have never been busier and more musically productive since joining FB and using CL.

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Yup. Keep in touch with those who want to touch more!
 
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