You actually get threats, Lex? My friends on facebook are people I actually know. And, let's face it, we who post here on COTH mostly don't really know each other. I do have a few COTH facebook friends, but I know them outside of the bulletin board, too. I think I'll keep my friends list small. It just suits me better.
It's not hard to figure out who I am based on my signature so I have friended quite a few COTHers Of course because people can figure out who I am I try to keep my more controversial opinions to myself
You edit the text in the link code after the URL bracket where the URL is listed. When you post a link, the URL text is the address of the link you are posting and you can edit that to be whatever text you want.
I've started deleting everyone except family, close friends and horse related people... Horse people are the only people I like now days! I also have an Eventing group (link in signature) if anyone wants to join
Eventers of the West
A Facebook group I created for Eventers in the West Region of the U.S. Remy - My OTTB Gelding! Love him to pieces!
I have two Facebooks, one is personal and the other is horse oriented only The horse one, Knotted Pony, is fun and I try to share pics of local (and some not so local!) horses and show/horse folk info.
I feel more connected to the horse people here than to some of my horsey "friends" on FB. I joined FB just to see pics of one friend's new horse--that's the only place she posts them, and no one does pass-around snapshots anymore. I thought FB was like COTH -- a forum where you could actually "talk" with people with similar interests.
I prefer COTH. Here we discuss things. We ask questions and get feedback. We think. We provoke thought. We even get into train wrecks. We laugh, we cry, we share.
FB is mostly soundbytes and news flashes. You can send friends pictures of flowers, but I've had only a few real exchanges of thoughts, and those have been due to the hurricane and then two of us helping a third friend find a horse (and she went out and found a real live one in the real live world on her own!).
Some of my FB friends I get to see in real life, but some I don't.
COTHers who prefer COTH over FB Clique (soon to be organized)
Founder of the People Who Prefer COTH Over FB Clique
People Who Hate to Rush to Kill Wildlife Clique!
"I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique