Danger On Facebook

I posted this on Facebook this morning:

* * * Something weird

I have Facebook “friends” whom I don’t know. This morning, one of them posted something in terrible English and hardly a word spelled correctly. I questioned “her” and she came back with comments in even worse English. I went to her site and all the posts there were in correct English, so I messaged her asking if she had posted the post in question which I gave her the link to. She answered that she did. And her answer was in terrible English.

Still scratching my head about this – I went back to her site and looked at her friends and family members. I clicked on a couple family members and their sites are bogus. So I unfriended “her.”

The name on her site was a very traditional American name, and that’s what threw me off.

Don’t ever accept a friend request without checking the person’s site. When it’s bogus, there won’t be many posts, and most of the posts will be pictures of the person and not much else.

I don’t know the purpose of people who create fake sites. Why would they do that? What’s in it for them? I get friend requests from people like that every single day.

UPDATE:
Some of my friends who responded to this suggested that I block her. I hadn’t thought of that so I went back to her site to do so ….. and found that IT’S BEEN TAKEN DOWN!!!

NOW WHAT DO I DO?

Now I’m wondering if I have other fake “friends” on my Facebook account. I have more than 3,700 “friends,” it would be a nightmare to go to each one to find the bogus ones. I did vet each and every one before accepting their friend request, that’s why I was so shocked when this fake one became apparent.

MORE:

I want to add here one more thing. I have several blogs, this being one of them, and I sometimes find that someone has “followed” my blog with purposes other than interest in what I post. I go to their blog and find it’s all about marketing and sales. I remove them, and they come back – every single day. I’ve researched trying to find out if there’s a way to block them, but on WordPress blogs there isn’t. I can block them from commenting but not from  following my blog. And again I ask, what is their purpose?

 

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Oh No, Not Again – I Need To Learn A New Wordpress???

Here comes a rant. You don’t have to read all this, but I HAVE to write it. That’s how I vent.

I mean…..

I took a look at the new one – they call it “Gutenberg” – and I hate it. Why oh why can’t they just leave well enough alone???

It looks dreadful. I tried playing around with the “Blocks” and all I can say is groannnnn…..

Right now I’m typing this in the old WordPress, the one that took me all of two whole weeks before I was comfortable with it. Learning WordPress was a real chore because it’s so different from Blogger which I had used for about 10 years. But for reasons I won’t go into here, I had to leave Blogger. That meant learning a whole new blogging setup. So I went to WordPress and had to plod my way through with tutorials groaning and screaming all the way because it was SO different from Blogger. Ok, I got it now. Leave me alone for goodness sakes. I do NOT want another change!

In the new one – WordPress’s “Gutenberg”- instead of seeing a flat text area like the one I’m using right now – you get these boxes that are jumping all over the place. Each paragraph is a separate box. Is that insane or what? I’m looking at my text here in the old WordPress. Everything is right in front of me. There’s a formatting toolbar above with the usual formatting icons. Why is this not good enough??? Why split up every paragraph into boxes that appear and disappear as you try to use them? What a nightmare!

It will be awhile before I go back and take another look. After just one hour looking at the new one I’m just overwhelmed. I don’t want to see it again until I recover from this shock. Until then I’ll just use this one that I’m used to – until they force the new one on me. Groannnnn……