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I'm Leaving Myspace

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 11:45 PM
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Remember when it was cool to get online and chat with your friends in a stress free environment? There was a time when Myspace existed as a safe house against the random crap that was out there polluting our minds in the mainstream. It was a place where, instead of talking on the phone, someone could socialize with lost acquaintances and close friends just the same. Often they'd learn more about the other than simple words could describe. Their taste in art and music boldly displayed on their page as a badge of honor.

Now, (and I know it's been this way for a while) my eyes are constantly being forced away from the true content of the page by useless garbage attempting to persuade me to buy their particular brand of candy bar. In once instance friend's dark and brooding Gothic style page was interrupted by an inappropriate dancing smiley. Distracting and annoying to say the least (although I did get a chuckle at the irony).

And that's the least of it. Every time I see a new friend request these days it's from some super hot chick who I'm always excited to see, and hope (and pray!) is a real person actually interested in something I have to say. Imagine my surprise when I click on the profile and see that they have no friends except for Tom and a few other lonely losers who were pathetic enough to think the same as me. And although it happens time and time again, and I DENY DENY DENY their friendship, there's always that instance of affective excitement at the 'new friend' email.

And today was the last straw. I came to log in to check a new message and I was assaulted by a full screen blinking advertisement for Colgate toothpaste! Who gives a # about toothpaste?! I might have been able to deal with movie adds at login. As a matter of fact it's almost expected, But why the hell am I interested in the newest brand of toothpaste? # the latest brand of toothpaste, # MySpace and # NEWS CORP! I'll brush with soap and be happy.

Now.....
Can anyone help me figure out how to cancel my account? I'm not too computer savvy.

Ras




posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 12:31 AM
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If you dont want spammers adding you you can change the settings, where they have to know your last name. also advertising is necessary to keep the site up, millions use the site, thats alot of bandwidth.

id also like to add that it is pretty much necessary to be able to keep in touch with your friends online, so you'll be back lol, that should be the myspace motto

[edit on 17-4-2008 by 23Eulogy23]



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 01:53 PM
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You should leave MySpace! I have a Myspace page but rarely go to it. I just prefer ATS but that's just my opinion. My general rule is:

-If you are very self-focused, like to engage in trivial chat with close friends, or trying to attract attention to a skillset or passion you have (i.e. music production), then Myspace is for you.

-If you are interested in good meaningful conversations and content on a wide array of topics, then ATS is for you.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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I keep on trying to cancel my account too for exactly the same reasons but the b@5t4rds won't let me.
Myspace's next step is world domination.
I'll tell you, I'll be fighting that.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 03:12 PM
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I had to delete my teenager's MySpace account.........thank goodness, it was the best thing I ever did. You just need to go to your account, there should see a 'manage' button. There you can delete it. You will get an email to confirm that you do want to delete it and you will need to respond to it.

Now, it's been awhile, so hopefully it helps.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Well that's nothing...

I never joined in the first place

Seriously though, if it aint fun, don't do it and if you have to do it, make it fun.

I know what you mean about the ads.....if you can't block the pop-ups on the page without upsetting the service you are tring to use you have to ask "is it really worth it"?

Do they want to provide the best service or do they want to make as much money as possible. They offer, we consume,....you cannot have what is not offered unless you make it yourself!

So....find another service, a smaller one without the mass meda bombardments.
And if you can't cancel an account, why can't you just stop using it and ignore it.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 07:06 PM
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I thin if you try to delete your account MIB's show up and snipe off your entire family... They then threaten you and beat you a little warning you never to do it again or you'll be next... You are required to visit the site once a month or, MIB's show up and snipe your friends... It's a brutal world out there... Myspace doesn't mess around!
:bash::bnghd:


On a more serious note, I do agree the advertising has gotten out of control, but if you know any CSS you can program content to block those things... It's tricky but can be done... I don't visit enough so I don't really care anymore, I've lost 3 family members and a couple friends... Damn MIB's!



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:36 PM
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This thread is funny cause not more than two days ago I deleted my MySpace account and haven't looked back.

I hated that site after a while. I would make a page and I wouldnt like it so I would change it, and still I would not like it, then I would change it some more and, (you get the drill) finnaly, I would be so sick of copying and pasting code into boxes, that I would delete the page and try again.

then I just gave up on the idea and pondered the bowl of flowers.



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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I hardly ever get on Myspace anymore, thanks to this site!
My friends and family would not like it if I deleted mine so, for now, it stays!
Although, it has been a thought of mine recently!



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:57 PM
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If anyone wants me, they can all me. I don't even have text messaging. It's hard enough to keep up with emails and deciding on what ATS avatar I want to use. :bnghd::bnghd:



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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I never joined myspace cause I see all the stupid highschool drama that goes on within that site.

Plus I don't want people I don't like peering into my private life.

[edit on 17-4-2008 by thehumbleone]



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by thehumbleone
I never joined myspace cause I see all the stupid highschool drama that goes on within that site.

Plus I don't want people I don't like peering into my private life.

[edit on 17-4-2008 by thehumbleone]


You don't have to share you life story with everyone, you do know this right? But that is a good point, it's fun and sometimes you might post something you don't want someone to see, but I think you'd have to be really stupid to do that... Don't put anything you don't want them to see on there, only use if for real friends and family or don't...



posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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I don't know, I still find that site lame regardless.

I'd rather go out and meet new people the old-fashioned way. I always talk to family and friends already so I wouldn't have any use for it really. Other than trying to feed my own ego with my 1000 plus "friends." :shk:



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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Yeh, it's a very ego based service.
It's makes you feel good about yourself having a whole page about you, and it makes people feel they are individual.
The problem is, that individuality often doesn't transfer into real life and you end up just dull and boring to the outside world, because instead of going out there and learning how to communicate with people, you spent all your time on myspace.
I guess we're just going to have to wait and see if this 'myspace generation' has any major future backlashes.



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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That website is one of the most popular homes of spam-ads & bots. The previous owner of that website was heavily involved in the development of porn-sites. He calls himself, "Tom".

Try something like Bebo.com if you want something like myspace used to be (without the soft-porn and spam-bots).



posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by PeaceUk

The problem is, that individuality often doesn't transfer into real life and you end up just dull and boring to the outside world, because instead of going out there and learning how to communicate with people, you spent all your time on myspace.


That's exactly what I wanted to say haha.

I've seen some of these people who seem like they are very sociable from their web page, and then in real life they turn out to be rather dull and boring.
It's not that they might actually be boring, it's just that maybe they haven't figured out how to convey their personalities in real life.

Watch this video, it's funny and goes exactly with what we're talking about haha. Songs not bad either.





[edit on 18-4-2008 by thehumbleone]



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 03:02 AM
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I have a myspace and bebo and actually quite like myspace and despise bebo.I only have a bebo to keep in touch with a couple of old friends but use my myspace regularly for friends and music.I have disabled comments on my page now which has made life a little easier.



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 04:48 AM
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I don't use any of those "networking"sites.Call me paranoid,but when it comes clear that the freakin CIA own a site,i don;t wanna be a part of it.



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 03:01 AM
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Originally posted by PeaceUk
I keep on trying to cancel my account too for exactly the same reasons but the b@5t4rds won't let me.
Myspace's next step is world domination.
I'll tell you, I'll be fighting that.


Wow same here, i even went to the fourms and tried to get banned, posted horrible things, links, tried to make people think i was scaming people, all trying to get banned, and they wouldn't deleate my profile, i stoped checking my myspace almost 2 years ago... and tried to deleate it with no luck about a 6 months ago...

I am not getting a Face Book either... NEVER... i wont even let a girl convince me, cause thats how i got on myspace... \\Damm things...



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 12:06 PM
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Just click on "Delete Account". You'll be sent an e-m msg in order to confirm your "choice". Click on the link:and YOU'RE FREEEEEEEEEE again.
I liked MySpace 'cause I NEEDED some new music...And lots of people there ARE better than mainstream artists.
But on the whole, it's boring.And it's friggin'owned by friggin'Murdoch.
I mean.That site is only built for marketing purposes.That's it.
We gotta try to swim *upstream*. Even if it's "a lost battle".
Fight for your right to think.

I'm a joker, so...
The following sums up the "relationship" between MySpace and me (Scraaatch) ...



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