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Old 06-15-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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This forum is fine.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Who died?

I like it fine here.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:09 PM
 
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Facebook can be great for special interests such as jazz - where posts about jazz and the New York City jazz scene and videos of jazz club performances in NYC and around the world are posted, and one follows a multitude of jazz artists based in the NYC jazz clubs, but who also perform internationally.

And Facebook Live is great for live music performance of jazz artists - all free - including the Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts.
I use it for my genealogy hobby

I have pages for materanl and paternal families.

Also have a page for our high school class. Small class, but we stay in touch.

It comes in handy
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I avoid the financial posts like the plague. This is the last place I'd come for financial advice or to offer it. I wouldn't freely share that kind of information or assume I have the solution to someone's problem. I've seen some rude and somewhat pompous exchanges when the financial "experts" get on a roll. I prefer the more social and non-financial content of the postings.
I agree this isn't a "technical board" for the nuts and bolts of retirement planning advice, but I've laid out my personal finances on the finance board years ago when things were really tight.

The thing is that, on here, most of us are relatively anonymous. I'm just "SC" on here. I'll post a lot more on here on a variety of matters than I'd ever reveal in real life.

I've talked to some people on C-D long enough to become Facebook friends with them. Most of people post far less frequently than they used to, and when they post, we don't often post on the same threads anymore. Other than an occasional Facebook comment/message and getting along well on the forum, I don't really know any of them that well.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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Facebook is brimming with special interest groups, and quite lively. It must be an extremely slow death.
No kidding. FB is alive and well.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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If you think it died, then it's you who's lost interest in it. It's still active. Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:45 PM
 
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n other websites like the very very active ,financially independent ,early retirement forum , the one sponsored by the firecalc creators the discussions usually center around actual numbers ....numbers are discussed freely all the time ...it is a fabulous place for exchanging thoughts and ideas and bettering ones self and the plan ...it has many very very smart contributors .

Here the make up of the forum is very different.. many of the articles posted are about how bad supposedly everyone is doing or how little people have saved ...those who discuss numbers are beat up or called braggarts ...unlike other forums like I mentioned where everyone is there to learn and do better here it is a mixed back .

o it is hard to have a lot of discussions about retirement planning here just because few really want to get jumped on .. so discussions here are usually superficial and not very specific because few want to disclose much like on other forums.....

I think that these are very valid points. I do not participate as much as there is not much good information being shared. And heaven help that you are fortunate.

There are plenty of other places on the internet to discuss investment strategies and other retirement planning topics is a reasonable manner.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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As for facebook, I still use it but it does seem that people have dropped out.

I keep in touch with family that way and use it for genealogy because there are FB groups for that and once in a while I will even sell something in FB Yard Sale. Still downsizing and it feels safer than Craig's List since they're from my own town. I also enjoy seeing pictures of people's kitties and doggies (okay, I'm a sucker for cute animals.)
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:40 PM
 
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I avoid the financial posts like the plague. This is the last place I'd come for financial advice or to offer it. I wouldn't freely share that kind of information or assume I have the solution to someone's problem. I've seen some rude and somewhat pompous exchanges when the financial "experts" get on a roll. I prefer the more social and non-financial content of the postings.
I wish I could rep you 10 times for this
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:14 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Where has everyone gone?
I don't understand this post at all...
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