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You’re Adding Friends too Quickly – Your Account will be Blocked…

Sounds familiar? Well if you’re a Facebook devotee you will undoubtedly have seen this ‘friendly’ message on the world’s most used social networking tool of choice.

And therein lies the problem. Facebook quickly evolved to be a social networking tool and caught on by the millions – apparently about 300million of us use FB every day. Sounds great, particularly when you see how many wonderful fun applications have been developed to work on this social platform. Again wonderful – BUT by the very nature of what Facebook is all about – connecting with friends and other people to NETWORK you would think there would not be a problem with trying to ADD FRIENDS. But this seems to be by far the biggest issue to me and those people I’ve surveyed, as well as the stacks of disgruntled Facebook fans affected by draconian steps taken by FB hierarchy to limit you requesting to add friends, that you’d wonder why Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t taken the logical step of issuing an edict stating you are limited to asking friends to connect with you via FB to x no. friends per hour or per day.  That way there’d be no ambiguity or changing goalposts as it appears to be – certain people can add 10 people, others 30, others 3 before they receive this wonderful You will Be Exterminated message equivalent!

From what I can understand and I’m a relative newbie to FB but have already fallen foul trying to connect with others, you can receive as many friend requests as you want but you can only ask to be a friend of others a certain number of times in a day or is it an hour before you receive this type of message.

There’s an interesting blog post by sparkah.com on how they created a new account and added friend successfully. It’s also a recent one – but don’t know if it will still work as Facebook is a law unto themselves and the rules seem to change with the wind – or so it appears.

With the people I’ve already spoken to about this problem they are jacked off because they couldn’t ask friends to join them in Mafia Wars because they needed to build their ‘base ‘ up and had invested $280 (real dollars) in the same. Now they are blocked out. Not Happy!

Others have been trying to add their Classmates – going to a reunion and wanting to connect with as many as possible to make the event a real success.

Still others have been endeavouring to use Facebook’s own Friend Suggestions and then get rewarded by the friendly You will be blocked message! Feedback is – why the heck does Facebook suggest friends for me to connect with if you make it so difficult if not impossible to connect with them.

Then there are the Captcha’s – that’s another story altogether. Not only do you have to key the code in to try to request a friend, but sometimes for just about every other activity with FB. Is this Overkill or what? What’s so social about this site again? I’ve forgotten.

And then there’s the 5000 friend limit – sorry – this IS a social networking site isn’t it?

With all the technological know how these days, surely it can’t be that difficult for Facebook gurus to work out a bit of STANDARDIZED limiting code for people requesting a number of friends per hour or day to join them on Facebook – and then PUBLISH THIS in their terms and conditions or on a FB update. I’m positive word would get around and there’d be less disgrunted Facebook users.

My other suggestion for Facebook would be to engage in FREE LIVE CHAT – with the apparent billions Facebook is worth, why not invest a little bit of money towards the FREE LIVE CHAT scenario for users of Facebook. That way people not understanding some of Facebook’s rules – in particular the one mentioned above re requesting friends, can get a straight answer from someone actually looking at their site at that moment.

Just viewing the various blogs and topics relating to unhappy Facebook viewers and members there MUST be a better way. If blind freddy can see it, why can’t Mark? Or is there a hidden agenda?

BTW – don’t forget to add me as your friend!

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                                                                                                                    Would love your thoughts and your experiences with  using Facebook. Anyone been blocked from using Facebook? What did you do? Have you found a ‘workaround’ for a Faceook requesting friends problem? Anyone know the all important figure of how many people you can request to be your friend on Facebook every day or every hour? Any other Social Networks you think will give Facebook a run for it’s money?

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Four Ways to Reduce Stress

Single and stress free - it's possible

Single and stress free - it's possible

Being single isn’t simple. In fact, singleness can be a leading factor to your stress levels which come from a mental instability. It’s difficult to figure out who is single and who is straight. The SHI Symbol relieves a lot of the stress for you, but there are other simple ways that you can relax, take a deep breath and enjoy your first date.

Stress is not always as negative as it is purported to be. In fact, it can frequently be the catalyst that gets us going and provides us with the energy and motivation to accomplish our goals. However, if it is allowed to gain too much of a footing in our lives, stress can have dangerous physical and psychological consequences. With this in mind, here are four of the most effective ways to relieve stress. They won’t eliminate it altogether, but a little stress isn’t such a bad thing.

Method 1.” Exercise. You’ve heard people talk about endorphins. They are naturally occurring opiates, chemicals secreted in your brain which make you feel good. By getting your body moving, you can not only enhance your level of physical fitness, but you can lower your inner tensions as well.

Method 2.” Meditate. Remember those endorphins we talked about? Running a marathon isn’t the only way to nudge your brain into producing them. Scientific studies have suggested that an on-going practice of quiet contemplation or inner focus will lower your blood pressure and lighten your psychic burden. Some forms of meditation encourage you to clear your mind, while others promote focus on a particular concept or mantra word as a way to find inner peace. Regardless of the specific discipline, however, meditation, as well as its more physical counterpart yoga, might be the solution to your overabundance of stress.

Method 3. Write it down. Sometimes, our inner tensions build up to such an extent that they become distorted. We may not even know what is bothering us anymore. Journaling can be a terrific way to reconnect with yourself. Set up a realistic daily writing schedule and stick to it. During the specified time frame, sit down and write whatever comes into your head. Do not proofread or self-edit. When you’re stumped for something to say, just write gibberish. The key to this exercise is that, in a few weeks, you will be able to look back on your handiwork. You’ll be amazed at everything that’s going on in your head. Now you’ll know what you’re dealing with, making it easier to take corrective steps to reduce your stress.

Method 4. Take action. Once you have recognized the source of your excessive stress, it’s time to confront it head-on. Take steps to heal that destructive personal or work relationship, for instance. Devise ways to get your job done more efficiently so you’re not always under the gun. If money is at the root of your stress, ask yourself what you can do to ease the pressure.

Finally, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Our lightning-fast, hyper-intense society creates stress at unsustainable levels for countless people. There are social workers, psychologists and clergy specially trained in helping you achieve the relief you seek. You don’t have to live with dangerously high stress for another minute.

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I’m Human First – What’s Hot – That’s So Gay Live and SHI Symbol

SHI Symbol Interview by Founder Jan Pagonis for That’s So Gay Live – I’m Human First

Nicole Peters our roving reporter in Australia reports on ‘What’s Hot’ in Australia.

This Video interview with Jan Pagonis, owner of SHISymbol International shows you just how fashion savvy the Aussies are and how Singles there are leading the world in how you can meet your match easily. whatever your sexual preference.

This report was compiled for US based http://www.thatssogaylive.com that is a resource and news site that streams video from different segments like, gay news, gay travel, romance and hot topics. All with a friendly gay twist.

Top 10 Unusual Pick-Up Lines

Pick Up Lines

Pick Up Lines

Anyone who’s spent time in the single’s scene has no doubt been subject to an array of bad pick-up lines, from giggle-inducing gems (“Are your legs tired, ‘cause you’ve been running through my mind all night”) to un-original fallbacks (“You have beautiful eyes” – that’s right, they’re up here).  At best, they might give you a laugh and at worst they may make you throw up a little in your mouth.  But guys keep trying, god love ‘em, and here are some of the best efforts.

  1. “Bond…James Bond.”  This is just funny.  It would make me laugh, or at the very least, I’d let him buy me a drink.
  2. “Let’s have breakfast tomorrow.  Should I call you or nudge you?”  The success of this depends entirely on delivery.  If he’s super suave, he might get away with it.
  3. “If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone as beautiful as you, I’d have five cents.”  This is unusual in that it’s actually kind of good.  It’s a new take on the “You have beautiful eyes” number, but much more effective.  If delivered in a sincere fashion, this one could be really sweet.
  4.  “Haven’t you seen me somewhere before?”  This one may make you do a double take, and anything that extends the conversation counts as a winning pick-up line.
  5. “If I told you you had a nice body, would you hold it against me?”  Okay, this one is not new, but at least it shows a little effort and an understanding of the tricky art of double entendre.
  6. “I lost my teddy bear, will you sleep with me?”  This one is unusual in the worst way.  It not only gives off a creepy, stalker vibe, it also says you have spaceship sheets and your “roommate” is your mom.  Ick.
  7. “You don’t sweat much for a fat chick.”  Has anyone in the history of dating ever made this line work?!  I think not.
  8. “Do you work for AT&T?  ‘Cause you’re raising my bar.”  This is another on the long list of occupational pick-up lines, but at least it’s current.
  9. “I may not be the best-looking guy here, but I’m the only one talking to you.”  This one could go either way.  It’s pretty insulting, but also self-deprecating, so it really depends on the girl (and how drunk she is).
  10. “Let me read your future.”  This is accompanied by the guy taking your hand and writing his phone number on it.  Cute and confident.  If he does it enough, maybe someone will call back.

 

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Editor PS – You don’t have to worry about weird and wonderful pick up lines when you have a SHI Symbol. Remember you can wear it or use it 24/7, anywhere, anytime and it will be your perfect conversation starter to help meet your match.

So start spotting that someone YOU’D like to chat to  and go for it with confidence – and your SHI Symbol!

That’s So Gay Live Interview – ‘What’s Hot’ in Australia…

  

 

SHI Symbol Interview by Founder Jan Pagonis for That's So Gay Live - I'm Human First

SHI Symbol Interview by Founder Jan Pagonis for That's So Gay Live - I'm Human First

 Nicole Peters our roving reporter in Australia reports on ‘What’s Hot’ in Australia.

This Video interview with Jan Pagonis, owner of SHI Symbol International shows you just how fashion savvy the Aussies are and how Singles there are leading the world in how you can meet your match easily. whatever your sexual preference.

This report was compiled for US based  www.thatssogaylive.com that is a resource and news site that streams video from different segments like, gay news,  gay travel, romance and hot topics. All with a friendly gay twist.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE AND YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ABLE TO VIEW THIS SHORT YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIP

 

News for Singles – SHI Symbol Emag for May out now

Here’s your must have Emag if you’re a Single somewhere in the world. Great info and loads of competitions and special offers. What more could you want! In fact once you’ve read it, we’d love your feedback and if there’s something in particular you’d like to see featured we’ll see what we can do. – but you have to let us know!!!

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SHI Symbol International Emag - May 2010 edition
SHI Symbol International Emag – May 2010 edition

 

 

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