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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:01 am
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I'm just coming back over here from a couple of days of lurking facebook chainmaille pages. i don't normally put much stock in facebook pages but this site is hard to navigate on a phone and been mobile needing a maille fix. man is there ever some crazy traffic over there though. anyone here have any fav facebook maille pages they think i should check out when away from the laptop?

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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:33 am
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djgm wrote:
I'm just coming back over here from a couple of days of lurking facebook chainmaille pages. i don't normally put much stock in facebook pages but this site is hard to navigate on a phone and been mobile needing a maille fix. man is there ever some crazy traffic over there though. anyone here have any fav facebook maille pages they think i should check out when away from the laptop?


I actually don't put too much stock in Facebook anything pages... What follows is a generalization, and nobody should take this personally...

I belong to many Facebook groups, most of then centered around specific activities and hobbies... What I have noticed, over the past few years... Is that Favebook tends to attract the "lower half"...
What I mean is, Facebook groups (again, in general) appeal to the lazy, appeal to the less intelligent, appeal to the uninformed.

I see people asking questions that Google would solve in thirty seconds, and then other people arguing over the answer.
I see people posting meme's like they're going out of style, which gets dozens-to-hundreds of likes, and then I watch other people attempt to post something unique or thought provoking, and just simply not get a reply.

This is across the board, from Cross-Stitch to Dungeons and Dragons to Theatrical Lighting Design to Farming to Music to Video Games... So it can't be endemic to one type of person... Unless that type of person is "The generic Facebook user"...


On one hand, you're right, M.A.I.L. needs something low-res and mobile friendly... But as far as my favorite Facebook groups? I'm three steps away from closing my account to save my sanity.


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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:58 am
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Daemon_Lotos said it better than I could have. Your tolerance may vary though so good luck in your search.

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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:18 pm
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That is EXACTLY why I don't have a Facebook. Or a girlfriend for that matter, as everyone where I live acts more or less like the typical "Facebook Jane" just described. Here and the Bay12forums for Dwarf Fortress are the only social sites I'm on. Because who doesn't love the crazy per ounce content of the guys at Bay12?


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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:56 pm
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agreed. i am not a fan of facebook either. i will say that i do have a facebook page only for business building/sales. i would say that i sell a lot of supplies and kits from facebook traffic, but when it comes to actual finished chainmaille products, my personal website is better.



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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:10 pm
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[quote=Daemon_Lotos]I see people asking questions that Google would solve in thirty seconds, and then other people arguing over the answer. [/quote]To be fair: I've heard that in some countries, Facebook essentially IS the internet--censorship is such that Google isn't possible. I'm in more than one international group, so that may explain at least some of this.

Another issue is that it's not built for discussion--it's built for presenting. What I mean is, it's not easy to carry on a discussion on Facebook. The thread gets burried in the millions of other random stuff that pops up over time, and the website's choice of what you want to see is simply moronic. The result is that while a good conversation may continue for a day or so, no conversation that I've been in lasts longer than that. In contrast, a forum like this preserves threads long enough for you to think about things and come back with a real response.

The memes are obnoxious beyond belief.....Facebook has very quickly become a place for memes to be spread around like infections. I'm on it to keep in touch with family, but the "keep in touch" parts have been swamped by the "Look at this picture with words on it I found!!!!!" parts.

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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:15 pm || Last edited by djgm on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:18 am; edited 1 time in total
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There is a lot of posts on there but from what ive seen people on the maille pages are respectfull enough. I know what you mean about the uniformative nature though. Seems like the more informed posts get lost in the enthusiastic din. Anyway my pliers have been idle for three days now I should probly get off my phone and back to work. Also this site isnt that hard to navigate DL my favorite buttons are just in the drop down menu, . Smile

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Posted on Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:30 pm
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djgm wrote:
Anyway my pliers have been idle for three days now I should probly get off my phone and back to work.


I agree. I was starting to wonder if I scared you out of the theme contest.

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Posted on Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:33 am
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Facebook is fine for finding chainmaille jewelery, making friends with people who make chainmaille, and for pretty pictures. Facebook has never been a help to me for real chainmaille information. I have nothing against FB, it's just that you get what you ask for in searches. "Garbage in, garbage out." That doesn't mean all chainmaille pages on FB are garbage... it just means that I would trust a site dedicated to chainmaille over a page or site dedicated to selling chainmaille anyday.


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Posted on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:14 am
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djgm wrote:
Anyway my pliers have been idle for three days now I should probly get off my phone and back to work.


I agree. I was starting to wonder if I scared you out of the theme contest.
nope Smile I was trying to think up some sort of Australian spider swatter (with spikes of course) but I decided I have enough entries.

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Posted on Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:00 am
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djgm wrote:
Slagr wrote:
djgm wrote:
Anyway my pliers have been idle for three days now I should probly get off my phone and back to work.


I agree. I was starting to wonder if I scared you out of the theme contest.
nope Smile I was trying to think up some sort of Australian spider swatter (with spikes of course) but I decided I have enough entries.

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Something more like a maille fly-swatter (without spikes) would probably be more effective - those bug(ger)s move fast!


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Posted on Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:10 am
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Ya that disuaded me too. I don't thinl I could make something that would flick fast enough out of maille. It would really just end up as another overboard fetish tool. The safe word is ouch

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Posted on Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:45 am
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FB has a few pages its limited because of the lack of search feature.

I'm on a few of them and its fairly useful for sharing ideas and fast feedback on designs.
The big advantage is sharing photos and documens without eating a webpages database or limits on size.
Another "feature" is meeting people and networking with other artists with just a click or three.

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Posted on Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:33 am
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Of couse the down side is Facebook doesnt have Lorrain running quality control on the photo submisions. Smile

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djgm wrote:
Of couse the down side is Facebook doesnt have Lorrain running quality control on the photo submisions. Smile

Very Happy If only I ruled the world of Facebook! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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