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Old 21-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Facebook mania

OK, I understand that Facebook is now considered another tool in PR department ("let people themselves spread the word") and it generates more visitors, but c'mon, a "Like" button would be enough, why a whole script displaying a dozen of random avatars? Am I supposed to talk to these people because they too like abandonia or what? Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind this?
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Old 21-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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Funny you mention it. I just removed my like status on Facebook toward Abandonia since I noticed the same.
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Old 21-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Site owners' idea. If you need to discuss it, you'll have to do it with them.
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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This is silly, so Im just gonna post something stupid

"What'cha gonna do when the Facebookmania runs wild on you brother!?"
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:48 PM   #5
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My opinion is that it's good, but its current placement is too prioritized (above the quiz and everything else on the front page, even above the screenshots in every frigging review). I think everyone could be reasonably happy if it was taken down a little on the front page, and in my opinion removed from the review pages, or at least moved down below the review screenshots.

As for the tweet button actually, I think it would make more sense to have one on each game page, instead of the front page. Not sure about the Google +1, as I don't even know how that works.

We could even make a poll. But anyway keep in mind what Horseman said, this was done by Abovo, and they don't usually ask or answer questions, and anything they fancy for Abandonia can be considered final.
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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You know, that's exactly why I would never use my real name or upload a photo of me on Facebook. You never know which site will ever use your personal stuff... It is only a question of when.
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Old 22-10-2011, 01:41 AM   #7
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As I said, I know it's a free form of promotion, therefore useful to some extent, no matter if I like it or not.

...because I hate the Facebook craze. Was Abandonia on myspace 3 years ago? What's the difference then? It's a portal for "socializing", so finding new dates or small talk. If it stayed this way, I wouldn't care, just as I didn't for myspace.
But now even serious institutions have Facebook thing on their webpage. Take my city library. Do they seriously count on more people to borrow books if they create a Facebook profile?
And since everybody is jumping onto Facebook bandwagon, they abandon forums (remember starwars.com case?) and instant messengers. This is just as handy as people changing constantly their cell phone numbers (I remember old times, when telephone number changed only if someone moved into a different flat).

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Old 22-10-2011, 04:16 AM   #8
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Old 22-10-2011, 06:39 AM   #9
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You already told us you find my views silly, so you're repeating yourself... like an old man. Perhaps you have no own opinion - that would also mean lack of independent thinking - and all you can do is "going with the flow", laughing up everyone who dares to disagree. This reminds me dumb kids in school who didn't tolerated anyone not following their dumb fads.
Note that you didn't even bring up the virtues of Facebook to counter my words...
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I might be shoveling clouds but at least my personal identification is safe.

Can you say the same?

That's what I thought.
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