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Facebook Acquires Stratics

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Acid Rain, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. Acid Rain

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    Wow.... didn't know it was worth an estimated quarter of a mil.
    Way to go Taylor. Hope you passed on something to all the volunteers.

    I have to say I'm done here as well. I don't like data farming and since
    that's what Facebook pretty much does..... this will be my last post. Take care
    community and I wish everyone the best. See ya in game fellow UO nerds!

    Yeah, I know this is old news.... but it was new to me.
     
  2. Dot_Warner

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    You might want to consider the day this "news" was posted on...
     
  3. Yadd of Legends

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    Oh, come on - quitting a forum just because you think Facebook might be involved? Get out the aluminum foil hats ...
     
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  4. Captn Norrington

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    You do know that was just an April Fools joke right.....
     
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  5. Lady Michelle

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    I don't care if facebook or Stratics is involved with each other.So long as I don't have to sign up on facebook to log into stratics its all good. yes I am not a facebook fan, but I am a stratics fan no way will a place like facebook will run me off stratics.
     
  6. Lady Michelle

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    Its was ?????? :eek:
     
  7. Captn Norrington

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    Yes lol, Taylor posted an announcement on April 1st saying it was a joke. The message was written like a Facebook post with a troll face smiling and saying "April Fools wants to be your friend".
     
  8. Yadd of Legends

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    Yes - I hope the threat to quit was just a joke too.
     
  9. Captn Norrington

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    Well, seems that it was not, considering he already sold the whole site and left.
     
  10. Yadd of Legends

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    Actually, I meant Acid Rain's threat to quit because of the alleged Facebook connection (Post #1)
     
  11. Captn Norrington

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    Ohh, I misunderstood. Hopefully it was, the last thing this forum needs right now is even more members leaving.
     
  12. MalagAste

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    I loathe facebook and that is no secret. I am not going to quit over it.

    However the day they try to force me to sign up for Facebook or not post will be my last anywhere. I will NEVER have a facebook or twitter or any of that crap account.

    But for now... I'm good.
     
  13. Promathia

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    Oh jesus, not this again. Yea yea, facebook is the devil, whatever you want to believe.

    How the hell did this even come up again? Its been like 6 months since April 1st
     
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    heh time delayed troll.
     
  15. Capt. Lucky

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    Well I always thought Zuckerberg was a complete ass. Then he donated 25 million for a ebola vaccine. So I gave him a +1 for resembling a human being.
     
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    he spent 700 mil buying a private beach in hawaii - all he donated was pocket change - he's still an ass
     
  17. Viper09

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    Lol. A good laugh on the first thread I open today. Thanks, Acid Rain :)
     
  18. Aran

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    Facebook owns and anyone who hates it doesn't understand that they're pretty much using Facebook with another name already here on Stratics. (Hint: Facebook is nothing more than a forum with private groups and friends list that more people happen to use)
     
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    Facebook has recently announced that they will pay their employees more money, if they dont have kids and stay at their position of work, to incentive them to work longer and more, Maybe its because like said before, they are eternally data gathering for some vile reason, Its big brother at a world scale now, theres nothing you can do on a comp that isnt logged, even if you dont log into internet, You can delete your whole Hard drive, leave it clean and still all your data can be re acquired if you have the correct training and are tech savvy.
     
  20. Uvtha

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    Do you use google? Do you any search engine, or any of the other ubiquitous web services that compile everything you do and look at? I have a feeling you do, or you wouldn't have made it here.

    Anyway, the "some vile reason" is to make money. They mine your data, and then make better targeted ads and sell the interests of your specific demo to market research firms. Nothing explicitly nefarious, not big brother, just capitalism mingling with technology.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't use facebook, or like facebook either, but for completely different reasons. I just think people dramatically over react about social networking, and "data collection" because like every site on the web does the same thing. Same as freaking out about using steam. Seemingly just curmudgeonly Luddite tenancies.

    Also, if you really want to clean your HD you can do it. It's pretty simple really :p
     
  21. Viper09

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    I think it would be good to remind everyone again that the OP was confused by the joke that was posted on April 1st. Stratics did not sell to Facebook! :p
     
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  22. Ray_Martin

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    Yes, Facebook wants your loots.

    Trust any online community to think the world is doomed because Facebook is keeping data you're doing on *SHOCK* Facebook.
     
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    Tech savvy would still have a next to impossible time getting anything from our old hard drives. My husband believes that after he wipes them, that judicious use of a hammer is the way to go. He used to take them into work and run a degaussing magnet over them before using the hammer as well. The last old one is a slave in this comp so it didn't get destroyed.
     
  24. THP

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    is this 4 real...cnt belive a april fool joke as got the board buzzing 6 months after the date
     
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  25. Captn Norrington

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    Only thing I can think of is Acid Rain was reading the announcements about the old staff and scrolled down a bit, finding the old April 1st post. I checked, and apparently the part where Taylor says it was all a joke is no longer there....I guess it got deleted or lost somehow.
     
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    Stop looking at porn and the sidebar in Facebook will stop showing you the single ladies ads...plus where else can you see amusing articles with videos of two turtles humping in slow motion to 1980's porn disco music


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  27. Crak Lord

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    I dunno what peoples issue with FB is but im sorry i like being able to see my friends who live 700 miles away kids grow up and chat and even play chess or another game online..Facebook is thee most pop web site in the world and theres a reason why....
     
  28. Captn Norrington

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    People don't like it because while you're doing that and playing chess online, they're studying you, selling your information to marketing companies, and doing "social experiments" as they call it. Plus there is the added bonus that they get hacked about once a year on average and people's info gets stolen.

    Personally, I don't really care if they study me or not, I just don't like the whole website, after about the 5 millionth time someone invited me to play farmville or whatever other crap is on there I got tired of it.
     
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    Im with you i dont care if people study me i got nothing to hide or anything rly private my bank acc stuff is always private but other then that nothing for me to hide :}
     
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    Don't tell the OP that The Onion is not a legit news site!

    This facebook thing is still operating? Maybe I should try it.
     
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    The Onion is about the only news I trust! I see more truth in that site than I see on the supposed real news. Ever watch FOX? lol
     
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    this made facebook alot less annoying for me. im not one to put all the details of my info out there, but it sure helped with all the junk apps and ads.

    http://www.fbpurity.com/
     
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    hey now I play dorky Farmville 2 on FB [all the time] except I can not expand my lil farm much cuz I refuse to buy Zinga dollars to do that. If I am gonna blow rl money on any online game I would be playing UO still. lol I never would even BE on FB but all my kids went on it and FB is about the only way I see new pics. of my only 2 grandsons. My kids are all 37-40 yr. olds and they are always on FB soooo I went on it just to keep up with my kids. Now I got my entire neighborhood on it with me lol well the next door neighbors post pics of their dog and me posting pics of my dogs. LOL Its a dorky way we all stay connected. Besides my one kid thinks she is gonna beat me on CANDY CRUSH SAGA, haha no way..I am still a few levels above her. lol Facebook is annoying but it is the entire newer social media outlet easy to figure out, where everyone can keep up with every one else, IF ya bother to friend them. I keep my list of FB friends very short !!! And while FB tries to offer a link to buy this or that that they feel ya may be interested in, it is very simple clk those stupid things perma[OFF] and ya get far far fewer if any of those annoying things hoping ya clk on some websight ya got no interest in at all. And the entire globe is changing, FB is not the only *Tracker* of what all any of us does online or off...our govts. probably got more info on all of us than we even care to know about...welcome to the 1984 orwelliean big brother is watchin us all, anyhow 21century !! Meh !! lol But FB knows I am a Green Bay Packers fan and that is about the only set of links I bother to let FB feed me cuz ya never know when I may want to buy me a new Green Bay Packer backer tshirt. haha
     
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  34. G.v.P

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    that respawn is a pancake :p

    but seriously, I missed the april fools joke...lol well, you can use Facebook to login to Stratics, right? been like that for awhile. :p so...FB could be watching...:moo:
     
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  35. Victim of Siege

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    All your Farmville are belong to us!
     
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    Fox is the least worst.
     
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    Been a couple days since this thread was started and no word from the OP. Wonder if he ever got a chance to realize that the post he was ranting over was an April Fools joke... :p
     
  38. Yadd of Legends

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    From the guy whose avatar used to be a gun collection *rolls eyes and smiles *
     
  39. Yadd of Legends

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    Maybe not if he quit the forum like he said he was
     
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    Yeah, but people say that from time to time but they still come here and read the threads...sometimes post in their quitting thread, too.

    Ah well. Hopefully he got the message one way or another.
     
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    Quitters never win and winners never quit - oh, wait, I've quit UO twice - but I came back
     
  42. G.v.P

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    He's the Gilbert Arenas of Stratics :)
     
  43. Aran

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    Yes, I own guns. I also think Fox is bad but not the worst. What of it?
     
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    lol - nothing "of it" - fox is simply much better known for airing the views of the guns rights people than the other networks, so I would think it might be your favorite almost by definition based on your previous avatar - a wall of guns. I have nothing against sane and law-abiding people having guns but would not vote Fox the best of the networks for other reasons (Bill O'Reilly being one of the reasons, the fact that they are even more biased to the right than the others are to the left being the other). I dislike them all. They're all as much entertainment as serious news., and I'm speaking as somebody who has been in the news business for more than 30 years. Of course, this discussion has nothing to do with UO, and somebody will probably object that it shouldn't be here, but it is - and "what of it"?
     
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    Fox News = :troll: :tinhat: Every other news station = :bdh: :sad3: :gun: :stretcher:

    Either way society is screwed.
     
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    So that explains Stratics Chat irc gone?
     
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    No, the fact that its 2017 explains why IRC was shown the door. There are way better programs to use for communications these days, such as Discord. It's IRC, ICQ, Ventrilo and Skype all in one, plus more.
     
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    So that explains this thread coming back from the dead...
     
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    ICQ, a program I stopped using over 12 years ago. Had over 3,000 people on it which took 20 minutes to load, and discovered back in 2006 it was responsible for my UO account getting hacked. I was lucky the hacker only found one shard I was testing and managed to miss the main one. I only found out about the security flaw when I was going through the program one day looking for old messages I saved that for some reason, would no longer load into the program itself and found a huge file.Turns out it was recording everything I did on it, including things I didn't and saw the person who managed to nab my uo.cfg file which was at the time storing pw info before EA put a stop to it. Always made it a point never to share files ever, yet they still found a way. Makes me want to load it up again and say hello to old friends.
    Lol, editing this to not spam. Most likely a few will be coming back from the dead. Im reading and replying to a few showing up tome as new.
     
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    Wow irc... god thats so 1990s :)
     
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