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Join the DTF Facebook Group
« on: December 19, 2011, 07:55:05 AM »
http://www.facebook.com/groups/136009483178596/

For your social networking needs the Dream Theater Forums now has an official facebook group!

If you have facebook we suggest you go here and ask to join. Over the  years I have noticed that people have always looked for ways to chat and facebook seems to offer the easiest solution. In addition the group can serve as a nice transition area for new members who are thinking of signing up or have just started posting. We encourage trying to get your DT minded friends into the group.

The facebook group is more of an open atmosphere than the forum but we do ask that people remain respectful to one another and that postings on the group wall do not reflect poorly on the band or forum.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 08:26:32 AM »
What happened to the old Facebook group?  I thought I was in one before.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 08:28:16 AM »
I was in one before, but the constant spamming, name-calling and immature posts made me leave it after a while. Is this one any better?

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 08:29:53 AM »
What happened to the old Facebook group?  I thought I was in one before.
It still alive, but this is official, meaning you will get banned from the forum.
Joe and I in the same squad is basically the virtual equivalent of us plowing a rape van through an elementary school playground at recess.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 08:43:25 AM »
I was in one before, but the constant spamming, name-calling and immature posts made me leave it after a while. Is this one any better?

Yeah me too.  It was okay, but could get really silly sometimes, and I just didn't need that clogging up my Newsfeed.
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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 09:51:38 AM »
Hey, don't want to be the nazi, but just letting you know I'm deleted posts about other groups just because this is the one supported by the forum. :)

Edit: Buy FYI, the one group being talked about was deleted by the creator, so there isn't much to talk about on that front anyway. :)

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 10:00:32 AM »
Nick, every post in here besides the OP mentions another group :lol

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 10:02:27 AM »
They were talking about some old group. :p

From here out though we can talk about the forum group. ;)

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 10:06:22 AM »
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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 10:20:44 AM »
I would also like to point out what a great idea you had to make this group :)

if there was a mod of the year award I would vote for Nick :)

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 11:00:00 AM »
I've made a secret group with only two other DTF members MUHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 11:02:00 AM »
Love that Nick "delete the post talking about other groups" yet left all the negative ones about said other groups. :lol
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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 11:08:03 AM »
Hey, don't want to be the nazi, but just letting you know I'm deleted posts about other groups just because this is the one supported by the forum. :)

Edit: Buy FYI, the one group being talked about was deleted by the creator, so there isn't much to talk about on that front anyway. :)

???  I didn't link them, was just trying to sort out which group was which.
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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 11:19:26 AM »
Well, there is this group for the forum, and if you search the facebooks you can of course find other groups involving members here if you wish to join them.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 11:24:44 AM »
So, just curious, if you're banned from the forum will you be removed from the "official" FB group?

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 11:30:44 AM »
I've made a secret group with only two other DTF members MUHAHAHAHAHAHA

I know you and Joe had some kind of suck duck fetish but who's the other?
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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 12:25:09 PM »
So, just curious, if you're banned from the forum will you be removed from the "official" FB group?

As of right now permanently banned members are not in the group, but once the group is running smoothly that may change.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 01:18:53 PM »
Does the group have to be open?  I'm hitting the job market soon and I'd like to control where my name comes up in google searches and what people see of my activity and who I associate with.  Jamesman expressed a similar concern in the facebook group.  Not that there is anything wrong with anyone here, but it's a concern I have because I'm not named John Smith or some other common name, matter of fact no one shares my name.
     

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 01:24:29 PM »
I'll stick with the cool kids.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 01:24:52 PM »
I believe its a private group, DTVT, just like the last one.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2011, 01:26:20 PM »
I believe its a private group, DTVT, just like the last one.
You can't just start writing stuff there if you're not a member but everything written there is public.

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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011, 01:36:12 PM »
I believe its a private group, DTVT, just like the last one.
You can't just start writing stuff there if you're not a member but everything written there is public.

That's the part that concerns me.  It's one of the reasons you can't see shit in my profile unless we're facebook friends, other than my pic which I'll probably change once the first wave of applications go out once I hand in my draft of my dissertation.
     

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2011, 01:37:07 PM »
I believe its a private group, DTVT, just like the last one.

It was as it was getting setup, but now it is open.

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 01:41:46 PM »
This is our concern dude.  Is there a reason for it being open?
     

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Re: Join the DTF Facebook Group
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 01:43:59 PM »
We want people to be able to see it, and hopefully have it entice people into joining the group and the forum.

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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 01:50:48 PM »
ok, then I need to leave it.  Nothing personal, but too much will be on the line and I don't want to give a school any reason to not hire me.
     

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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 01:57:57 PM »
Not sure what you were planning to post that would be so inappropriate, but it's your call dude. The old group will continue to exist as a private thing anyway!

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2011, 02:12:26 PM »
It's not what I post, its what other people may post.  Guilty by association.  I realize I'm being extremely paranoid about this, but I've put too much of my life into getting my doctorate.   I've seen part of the hiring process and I've talked to my advisor and schools are very thorough when it comes to hiring.  The on-site interview is usually a three day affair.  I'm not going to go as far as SeaWolf did in terms of privacy and covering my tracks and leave this place all together - I'm as addicted to this place as I am caffiene - but at the same time I want North Korean type of control about what comes up on a google search of my name.  Right now its all Chemistry stuff, a few links to people I'm associated with, and public information.

I'm not the only one with these concerns.  I just don't like the "open group" dynamic.
     

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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2011, 02:18:13 PM »
Makes total sense to me. Frankly, it's another reason not to join this new group. Im a Facebook neophyte to begin with, so. Don't really need two groups to serve the same purpose. Prefer my personal name to be linked with a private one.
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2011, 03:14:55 PM »
It being public isn't really a good thing imo, that's what would put people off from joining it rather than bring them in.

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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 03:17:04 PM »
I was added by Zydar, and moments later, Jamesman said no. So I just left  :lol

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 04:06:01 PM »
You do not fight for Jamesman, come back to us!

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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 04:10:09 PM »
Would just like to remind everyone this thread is to promote the new group, not to stir up drama amongst the llamas.

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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 08:01:59 PM »
You do not fight for Jamesman, come back to us!

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2011, 06:12:23 AM »
I personally would prefer the group to be on closed.