Facebook Like and Tweet Icons

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ProHealth, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. ProHealth

    ProHealth Member

    Hello to all of our Community Members,

    Thank you for the feedback on the recently added Facebook and Twitter links. We appreciate hearing your voice in these situations and we are willing to listen to you.

    With the response so far, we are willing to remove these links, but would like to first explain what the benefit is for you. If the majority of our members still feel the same way after the explanation, we will make a final decision to remove within 72 hours.

    Please read this: ProHealth is planning to grow and strengthen this community that has brought so many of you support and information over the years. Our community can only grow with exposure to others. When a post is ‘Liked’ or ‘Tweeted’, it increases the number of new people who might find it interesting. More people who could share your experiences. More people to help.

    These social media links were suggested to us by our trusted moderators who had received the request from several community members over the past month.

    When making your decision, please keep in mind that this message board is in a public space on the internet and can be found many different ways. Also, unless you decide otherwise, your identity is completely anonymous to others viewing posts that you have participated in.

    Please take this survey that will be used to collect your vote.

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    In addition, please feel free to continue posting any comments below regarding this topic.

    Thank you,
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    and don't need to....this blog and others I'm on are enough for me....

    It's good to get information out there to as many as possible I guess but I don't understand this means....

    I don't tweet or fb.....
  3. zenouchy

    zenouchy Member

    I agree with Patti's comments. We have a more intimate space here among fibro/ME members who are seeking help. The traditional search methods have allowed people from all over the globe to find us, and that is how I found prohealth.com over eight years ago.

    As most people would likely agree, Facebook, and Twitter are not typical nor appropriate venues to share extremely personal information. Those venues are where people typically share lighthearted information. While prohealth.com is also a public forum, it is much different in that it is typically only sought out ONLY by people with medical issues, NOT by the general public who can relate to us at times.

    We need this more relatively private, intimate space to continue. I strongly feel that we risk losing the vital sharing and support that is so needed here if we allow the comments to go on FB and Twitter. Thank you for the opportunity to give feedback.
    [This Message was Edited on 10/19/2012]
  4. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    You probably don't have to post less. Just don't press the buttons. I am probably going to vote no too. I do FB but am more careful about it when I do. I like to share and get pics and talk to people I may never see again in person.

    This is a very different board and I do understand why most feel the way the do, voting no.

    Moderators - thanks for trying to help us but I think most of us just want our own private gathering, discussing whatever it is we want to discuss, even if it is just venting.

    Thank you PH also for taking our feelings into consideration.

    Love and blessings,

    [This Message was Edited on 10/19/2012]
  5. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    I am not involved in Twitter or Facebook for my own reasons. I thank you for explaining to us and giving us this chance to express ourselves.
  6. freida

    freida Active Member

    I agree with the posters above.
    I don't think that the people who asked for it, meant it the way it was done.

    If so, I surely don't want any further exposure in this manner.

    It's any others clicking on them,
    that makes us not using them,
    or our ignoring them,
    not good enough.

    This board is large enough.
    If you want to enlarge, I'm not interested.

    I also know other people who will not use this board because it is already so large.

    Perhaps you may want to start something seperate,
    if PH needs more exposure,
    but not from/with our posts, please!

    NO on both, from me too.

    ANd I too truly think most, if not all of the people here would agree,
    even if they don't vote,
    due to being ill or on the other boards at this site, and other reasons.

    Thanks for asking us, and saying you will remove them if we prefer.
  7. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

  8. stick2013

    stick2013 Member

    I have already voted no. Not liking this at all.
  9. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    please, simple as possible...

    If one is not on FB or tweet, does it matter to those people....

    Do all posts and replies go directly to FB and Tweet??????
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I don't use social media but a lot of people do. If one does not want to use the icons, one simply doesn't click on them. Because this is a public website, topics covered here can be Googled and posts will come up. I've Googled and found some of my own. ProHealth protects us by not allowing e-mail addresses, or other identifying info, to be posted so there is really no danger of being identified "out there" in cyberspace.

    There are those who make Facebook and Twitter as kind of home bases where they can reach out and comment on what's going on everywhere online, on TV and live. It is a convenience for them to have one or two places from which to operate. Others of us don't want to do that but we don't have to. Just because the icons are there doesn't mean we have to use them. The younger generation stays informed through social media and to them, it's the most normal thing in the world. To those of us not raised with it, it may seem as though we are too exposed but the ProHealth safeguards are in place here.

    The benefits of sharing on FB or T, if you want to, is that you can help someone suffering out there to find what we all stumbled into here and has been a God send to us. We have a good thing going here but it would be great if people lost in illness might find the same help we have found.

    I don't think the icons should come down. I think we each can make up our minds about whether to share on FB and T ourselves.

    Love, Mikie
  11. freida

    freida Active Member

    I thought I had voted,

    but I had not pressed "done" at the end of it,
    so now I think that original vote did not go in.

    So I did it again,
    and I hope that all of you will be certain to vote,
    and to then press DONE.

    Jam, and others, my viewpoint on this is different from Mikie's.

    ANY other person, who presses on the tab of ANYONE's posting,
    moves it (and the entire string of posts)
    quickly and without effort or thought,

    to facebook or twitter.

    So I think it does matter, even if any of us choose not to use them,

    and have no facebook or twitter accounts, ourselves.

    Yes, the public has ways to view our posts anyway,
    which is an open board so others can join and do,
    or read and benefit or comment,

    AND others have ways to spread them around the internet , too,
    however it at least takes them a small bit of time and effort to do that, the way the board has been in the past, till now.

    And anyone who is looking to find help from us, has multiple ways to do that, as they always have.
    We're not shutting them out if we give up the tabs.
    I easily found the board when I was looking for one like this.

    However, I am not comfortable with our writings being spread , farther and easier, and at quick impulse, by strangers or by anyone who chooses to use the tabs,
    and the entire string moves and shows elsewhere, not just one post of it.
    And we don't know where, and what other groups are reding it then, who have not come here,
    and none of us are asked, regarding ANY of our posts, if we prefer not, once we have these tabs on the board.
    We either leave the entire thing, as it was changed to have the tabs,
    or we go back to how it was.

    SO I am not meaning to debate the issue,!
    or to say my opinion is more important or more correct than Mikie's or anyone elses,

    I am only hoping to clarify and explain,
    how it works,

    and why many of us are not feeling good about it.

    And it is my personal opinion,
    that even if a few people are fine with it,
    it is nicer to not do it,
    if it makes some of us very uncomfortable being here,
    and posting more personal stuff, which many of us often do.

    Our writing is not always limited to stuff about our illness, or stuff that would help everyone on the web.
    SOmetimes we are hoping for our friends here, to be the ones who see it.

    Yes, make up our own minds, I agree totally,

    however, if the tabs are there,
    then we will ALL be effected by them,
    even if we never use them,
    and that feels very uncomfortable to me and many of us.

    I hope this helps someone to understand better how it works, so they can make up their own mind,

    I respect that others may be comfortable with something that many of us are not.

    Thanks for listening,
    and do press done after voting,
    so your vote will count.


    P.S. See, one person pressed on LIKe,

    so now all of our posts on this string are someplaace else, we know not where . Makes some of us unhappy. :(
    And some of us will seriously consider leaving the board due to this.
    Not a threat, just the truth about how we feel. Sad.

    [This Message was Edited on 10/20/2012]
  12. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    and it shows that one person felt they had "control" even through all of those posting objected on this subject. That was unfair to all in this thread that posted who did not want to appear in Facebook.

    Also, probably the same person has gone through my recent posts on Chat and marked them as LIKE also, knowing that I object. That's just ridiculous.
    [This Message was Edited on 10/20/2012]
  13. freida

    freida Active Member

    I agree that is upsetting.

    I feel like I need to go edit or delete all of my posts, now,
    before someone does any more of that
    until PH decides whether to remove it or not.

    And until I decide whether to leave the board or not.

    i'm very sad.....
    I did know this is a public board, but that is too public for me.

  14. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I'm in your generation, that I know, even older....

    Blows me away that this is such a big deal in the 6Billion in the world....no emails, no addresses, no real names for most of us, etc etc etc....jam

    If people don't want messages on those two areas, don't CLICK the icons, a no brainer to me...

    All the folks on the porches, lounges,netc. just stay on the Porch, don't click the new icons....

    Am I wrong on this simple thinking...[This Message was Edited on 10/20/2012]
  15. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    this doesn't upset and sadden me, I'll continue to post and talk as I always have....

    Are we making too much out of this? Wondering.....ok, off my soap....
  16. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Member

    I can't see where any of these messages are posting over to FB. I'm not quite sure what the purpose of "like" button is for here on PH??
  17. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Member

    Diane, that was me. I pressed "like" to see what would happen over on FB. I was looking originally over on the PH Facebook page. I couldn't see what everyone was so upset about until I went to my home page and I saw the link back to this thread posted there. I have since removed it. I hate the idea that our posts here can get posted over on FB. I don't post here often anymore, however, if PH don't get rid of this feature, I won't be posting here anymore and will get my account deleted.
  18. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Member

    Hi Jamin - I now understand why everyone is upset. I don't want my family members and close friends coming over here to PH to read my posts. Many times we come here to vent when we are having issues with family or friends and we don't want them then coming over here and reading everything we have written. Other times we want to talk about medical issues that we might not have mentioned to family and friends. Once they find this board through one link, what is to stop them from reading through everything. It feels like a total loss of privacy. Granted, it is a public forum, but they have to know about it in the first place.
  19. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Member

    I voted "yes". Now I want to change my vote. I hate the idea now that I can see that it links back to here.
  20. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Member

    There should have been a better explanation as to what exactly would happen when someone clicked on the FB or Twitter button. I'd like to change my vote to "no, I don't want FB or Twitter" buttons, however, I see I don't have that option to change my vote.