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    Question Problem with Facebook

    Does anyone know how to delete messages in Facebook?

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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    Does anyone know how to delete messages in Facebook?
    Are these messages you wrote or someone else posted ? Are they private messages or posted comments/messages on your Facebook Page ?

    If normal messages, click on the message icon, you can select which to delete when pressing the cog.

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    If its someone else's post, you cant.
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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post

    If its someone else's post, you cant.
    How come then, businesses are able to delete negative comments?
    Or is it some doesn't show until approved method?

    Not having FB I don't know, but I have a friend who gave feedback on some shop and they removed it.
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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    How come then, businesses are able to delete negative comments?
    Or is it some doesn't show until approved method?

    Not having FB I don't know, but I have a friend who gave feedback on some shop and they removed it.
    Facebook keeps changing all the time, if you have a look at https://www.facebook.com/help/261211860580476 option 3 says "Select Delete or Hide from Timeline from the dropdown menu"

    BUT if you do that- there is no Delete, only hide.
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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    How come then, businesses are able to delete negative comments?
    Because Facebook pages (those that you "like") have the ability to moderate comments. Ordinary people can also delete other people's posts and comments on their own timeline.
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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    The real problem with Facebook is that anybody can post almost anything they want, irrespective if it's factual or not.

    Most thinking people know Facebook is full of conjecture, inaccuracies, personal platforms, sometimes from people most of us wouldn't pass the time of day with.

    The problem is when mainstream media reports Facebook posts as researched facts. So how about telling the real story? Research the basis of on-line "facts" before publishing them.

    Case in point, the "crisis" at Hanmer Springs:

    Hurunui District Council has been appalled with the inaccurate reporting that has been carrying on in relation to Tuesday’s plantation fire – and the negative economic consequences that this irresponsible, sensationalist misreporting has caused to the small village of Hanmer Springs.
    Read the full comment from Hurenui Council here: Fire brings out the best and the worst.

    So what is the real story to come out of this?

    The real story is about small town heroes. Individuals that stepped up, donned their overalls and spent days fighting the fire – and their families and employers who made this possible. The real story is about individuals that opened their businesses and home and provided food and accommodation for the displaced and the volunteers. And it is a story of a community that rallied around their volunteers and their families, and also welcomed and cared for the temporarily displaced and also the influx of support crews.

    And the real story is about how irresponsible, headlining grabbing journalists can affect the economic stability of a small rural village that relies heavily on visitors, and has already had a pretty tough week.

    So mainstream media; how about telling the real story? It's no wonder why it's sometimes facetiously called Farcebook. Before spreading the Farcebook rumours, opinions, or unlikely stories, all of us could apply Rotary's "Four Way Test":

    1 Is it the truth?
    2 Is it fair to all concerned?
    3 Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
    4 Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

    Rant over
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    Default Re: Problem with Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    The real problem with Facebook is that anybody can post almost anything they want, irrespective if it's factual or not.
    Er...Facebook??!! Don't you mean the entire internet? And news media as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Er...Facebook??!! Don't you mean the entire internet? And news media as well?
    My bad

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