Soviet Steeds on MeWe

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JohnBG
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Soviet Steeds on MeWe

Post by JohnBG » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:20 am

(no political commentary allowed in this thread or anywhere on this site for that matter)

I'll keep it simple.

As I have received numerous inquiries from the Facebook group members concerning their recent policies, I have created a backup group a MeWe. Please consider joining here: www.mewe.com/join/sovietsteeds

Thanks,
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Post by cookiemech » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 am

Makes sense to me. I joined.
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Post by stagewex » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 am

Never heard of it?
But have never been on or had the need to be on Facebook either.
Other than sometimes folks posting Facebook Marketplace stuff here and viewing, will never have that need.
Guess I missed that train?
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Post by glebo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:20 am

A bunch of my friends that were on FB have migrated there. Mostly because of FB's censuring policies...
I'm not going anywhere else. I'm tired of just checking FB and email...lolol let alone other places to sign in to...
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Out of all the places I've been....this is one of'em...

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Post by tgtrotter » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:14 pm

Close to the this subject is how "connected " you are to Google. Of course you can set history options in Google. There are other easily obtainable search options that aren't so glaring and nosey. For androids there is DuckDuckGo. With Mac or Apple, Safari. *DISCLAIMER* I am self taught, don't use a computer for work. Only suggestions are being made.
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Post by Desantnik-VDV » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:28 pm

Some are also leaving WhatsApp due to upcoming policy changes.
A software programmer friend (former coworker) of mine says "Let's switch to signal.org", however I am becoming more and more anti social'ist. :D I will soon upgrade to a flip phone.

A long ago someone on the Ural webboard said anything ending with ...IST is not good. :lol:
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Post by septantrionalis » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm

Nice! Thank you for creating this.
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Post by Bilgekeeldave » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:41 pm

I don't need Facebook and probably not MeWe either. Thanks anyway.
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Post by rougaroo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 pm

Yep - all the in-depth info is here on the forum. More media outlets just means dilution and confusion.

If you want to talk about Urals & Dneprs, come here.

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Post by Lofty » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:28 pm

Mm. I followed the Soviet Steeds Facebook group for a while, and gave up. More than a few posts start off in an innocuous manner, but then the comments devolve into a feces show of he-said/he-said. The wheat gets hopelessly lost in the chaff.

If MeWe is simply another flavor of the same product, no thanks (and I do know you mean well, John.)

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Post by Tin Man » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:53 pm

Never did the FB (or any of those others) and do not intend on playing in those cesspool's. I'm good right here, thanks.
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Post by Rich Maund » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:43 pm

I'm on FB. Had to join some years ago to keep in touch with a childhood friend whose health was going downhill. Don't like it all that much, but I am used to it at least. Not feeling a need to join other stuff. I agree with Lofty on the FB group. I had to leave it for the same reasons. Here is still good!
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