Quitting a Group

@FourWalls (12483)
United States
November 2, 2015 7:07pm CST
There's a group on Facebook dedicated to a singer I like. I dropped out of it today. Why? The members seem more interested in competition than mutual appreciation and enjoyment of the music. "I saw him first!" Oh yeah? Well, I have an autographed copy of his best friend's uncle's ex-wife's son-in-law's band's download!" Sheesh, it's only music. We should've given that teenybopper stuff up when we got to ninth grade. I'm at a club right now, getting ready to see another favorite singer of mine. Nobody's running through the crowd, seeing if someone has been here more times than they have. The competition just sours the music to me. And I love music too much to let that happen.
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@boiboing (12219)
• Northampton, England
3 Nov 15
Facebook groups tend to attract some pretty extreme characters. I've joined and left many.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Nov 15
Facebook groups are terrible. There are always fights and people being ejected, etc.
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@FourWalls (12483)
• United States
4 Nov 15
Not all of the groups are bad. Many of them are quite good. I agree, however, that there are a lot that are awful, either from the aforementioned teenybopper approach or a dictatorial group leader/creator who wants things their way or the highway and tolerates no disagreement (I left another group for THAT problem).
@simone10 (21696)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Nov 15
I have unfollowed quite a few groups over the last couple of months. It turns out that some of them were not what I thought they were and other groups seem to take over my facebook page and I can't read anyone elses comments.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
3 Nov 15
I have unfollowed most of the FB groups. People are selfish and they are there only for competition.
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