Invite Etiquette Question

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  1. SaucyJack

    SaucyJack Green Belt

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    An immediate family member invites you to a birthday party by creating an event in Facebook. There is no other form of contact regarding the event.

    Poor form or is that the new standard procedure in the social media world?

    EDIT: I'm not asking for advice. It's a straightforward question about etiquette.
     
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  2. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    I wouldn't go. I would make a big deal about it. I mean, what is this their birthday or something?
     
  3. thebluerider

    thebluerider caelgender ftw

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  4. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Poor form is the new standard procedure in the social media world.

    I don't even bother responding to FB event invites.
     
  5. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    The nerve of some people! Inviting their friends and relatives through a convenient, quick and easy electronic method which creates an easy way to update status, confirm timing and location, and generally present information in an accessible way.

    I would never talk to that person again. I would be outraged. Outraged I say!
     
  6. Thread

    Thread Im Da Best Mayne

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    Wut? You mean you can't call your family member or send a PM? What is this world coming to?
     
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    Thread Im Da Best Mayne

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    He should post on his timeline to show his displeasure! I hope he throws up hashtags and nonsensical jumbles together to show he extra mad!
     
  8. spin

    spin Gold Belt

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    Since it is an immediate family member, how about talking to them directly if something bothers you and resolving it instead of turning it into a thing.

    Don't start shit with family over a difference in etiquette, it's not worth it
     
  9. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    I say decline the FB invite but show up anyway....without a gift.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    This is one of the few things Facebook is useful and great for.
     
  11. thebluerider

    thebluerider caelgender ftw

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    i fall the cracks on stuff like this. i have a fbook, but never check it and all the invites and stuff go to my social folder in gmail, so i never see those either. missed a good friends baby birth announcement because of this. it seems unlikely that i will change my behavior or delete my fbook page, so i guess these things will just happen occasionally.
     
  12. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    The things people whine about these days.

    Would a text message kept you from sucking your thumb?
     
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    Thread Im Da Best Mayne

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    That's #coldblooded#imdoinghashtagsonfacebook#letsasksherdogaboutettiquetteinsteadofaskingimmediatefamilymember#
     
  14. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Lol. Damn man, your hashtag game is strong.
     
  15. Supereem

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    Take the fight to him. Bring your girl friend, her kid and his friend. Then make your girlfriend take heaps of food home for later consumption.
     
  16. SaucyJack

    SaucyJack Green Belt

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    Though I haven't gotten an actual answer, it is entertaining to see assumptions that come up from the question.

    I hope you guys don't over analyze texts from your girlfriends like this lol.
     
  17. Winnie The Foo

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    Get with the times.
     
  18. BJ@LW&WW

    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    i dont see what the problem is...
     
  19. thebluerider

    thebluerider caelgender ftw

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    it's the new sop.
     
  20. phipps66

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    Neither the wife or I are on facebook. If we miss something and get called on it, I just turn it around and say how the inviter never got a hold of us and say how low they are because they forgot all about us and couldn't manage a courtesy phone call or text. Works everytime. And allows me some time up on my soapbox, which I enjoy.
     

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