Ask Away...: How to Prevent Unwanted Facebook Arguments

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to Prevent Unwanted Facebook Arguments



It's getting crazy lately on Facebook.  Everyone is freaking out over current events and starting mini world wars on their Facebook page.   While it's totally your own page to do whatever you want, if you don't want lots of drama try out these tips.


1\\ Think Twice Before You Post

If you know that the only reaction to your status will be an uproar of opinions and you don't want to deal with it - DON'T POST! I always tell people - if you wouldn't say it in a room full of strangers, coworkers, or relatives - don't put it on social media.

2\\ Respect Opinions

Keep in mind that everyone is entitled to their opinion and if you are posting yours in a status be prepared to hear objections.  You have to realize that just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't mean you don't have other things in common and can't be friends.

3\\ Delete It
If people start posting low blows at each other it may just be time to take the post down.  Seriously.  If you already made the mistake of impulsively posting something iffy, just delete it.

4\\ Lighten Up
Try to make a joke and lighten the mood if you are putting up a controversial status.  Try to avoid offensive humor though.  Sometimes I make a joke to lighten the mood in my comments or I'll even make the statement "I don't agree or disagree with this article, I was just sharing it".  

5\\ Avoid Certain Topics
The thing about religion, politics, and sports is that there is no right or wrong.   Everyone gets to choose what they like or believe and everyone will think their belief is the best.   So it's completely pointless to post about some of those topics if you don't want people to object.  If you do post about them, sit back and get ready for the opinions. 

What do you do to avoid Facebook arguments?





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19 comments:

  1. Facebook arguments can get pretty intense- I tend to just post blog-related stuff as status messages, which seems to limit the drama. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Seriously it can get out of hand sooo fast lol. But yea, you're smart to just post blog stuff :) Thanks for stopping by girl!

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  2. Great tips!! I'm blown away by the negativity on Facebook and stay away from any heated debates, sometimes out of curiosity I will read comments on popular sites I'm following and the harshness is scary at times.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. I know it can be really overwhelming sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. How true - these tips are so helpful!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  4. This is the main reason I don't like facebook, everyone take things too seriously but thanks for the tips, I'm going to take this on mind when I start using it other than to promote my posts
    x.Abril

    The Color Palette

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    1. I know everyone gets so angry and fired up and hostile and defensive. its overwhelming lol. Thanks for reading!

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  5. To be honest (and I HAVE done this)....if I post my opinion on MY page...............I do NOT welcome mean-spirited and argumentative comments in return and I make that quite clear.

    On MY page I can post what I choose.

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  6. Oh so true! I rarely post on any of them....for that reason! I have seen many posts where someone posts and asks for what others think...and then jump all over them if they dont agree with the person who posted. Very sad! Sure makes me not ever post on those that ask for what you think!!! I have just learned to keep my mouth shut. :)

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  7. I rarely post on Facebook. I just avoid those types of convos.
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  8. Great advice! It's too bad a lot of people enjoy creating drama! I've been avoiding reading comments under posts because there's almost always an argument going on.

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

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    1. yea i just dont wanna be drawn into all the negativity. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I avoid adding up people whom I didn't know too and looks unfamiliar to me.
    Great tips dear :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  10. The timing of my reading this is interesting. I had *just* shared a video that I thought had some interesting points, but I did hesitate before doing so, as I wondered about potential backlash. Interested to see how it all plays out.

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    1. its kinda lame that we have to do that nowadays but it is what it is.

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