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[ - ] My dd is entering K in very good private school (TT). She reads on 3rd grade level. I believe she belongs in 1 grade. What should I do? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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stop thinking you know more than you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Nothing. You let her start K at her TT private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Yeah so leave her alone until you see how she does. There's more to school than reading level..a LOT more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a Tempur-Pedic mattress? Not being able to feel DH toss around is very appealing... 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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they are HOT!. the foam holds on to the body heat. it's brutal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
[ - ] My ex-husband's girlfriend went out and bought my children a whole basket of candy and treats. Ugh, now I look like the bad guy when I get rid of it. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Let them keep it at their house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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Buy her a gift certificate to that store and write a note saying. "... thank you for the candy, this is for when you have yopur own kids some day." Or some variation of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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This is great advice if you want to look like a raving lunatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Raving lunatic is the go-to fallback position of women on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Why do you need to get rid of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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why get rid of them, she just gets one a day until they are gone or if you a really are THAT MOM, once a week until they are gone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Why get rid of? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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I love how she said it like that's the only possible option when faced with a basket of candy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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I am not giving my children free range of a bucket of candy. This is not Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Let. It. Go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking to buy my first index fund I know everyone rec vanguard. Which one? Tia 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Depends what asset class you want. If you want to buy some stocks - which is pretty sensible assuming you have some cash savings somewhere else (as stocks could fall 50% tomorrow) - then buy the Total Stock Market Index Fund (or something similar). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Yes absolutely vanguard! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do people like Lana del Ray? And why is her mouth always open? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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Qui? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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She bugs me too. Always seems like she is posing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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It's. She tries waaay too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Interesting. Never heard of her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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I like her aesthetic of decayed Americana. And yes, I know it's all artifice and no, I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Need to photocopy a book, about 200 pages. Please tell me what is the cheapest option; Fed ex, Staples or anywhere else. I don't have the $ to buy the book and was hoping that could get ideas for cheap copy place. Thanks! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Check out Print Mor NYC in NoHo. Great rates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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do you have a printer-copier-scanner at home ? That would be the cheapest option. alternatively getting a pdf version of the book online on scribd or something similar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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That's stealing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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100% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Seriously. Not having money to buy something doesn't mean you get to just copy it. Buy it used, borrow it from the library. But it isn't justification for stealing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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It's not stealing, legally speaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Look online and see if you can find a used copy of the book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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This is actually probably cheapest option depending on the book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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You are not going to save much money copying the book page by page, and many of teh pages won't get copied, or will be half cut off. Then you need to collate them. Guarantee you can get a cheap copy online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Photocopying something for your own scholarly or comparable use is NOT a crime. Selling your copy is something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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If photocopying a book is a way for you to use the book but not buy it, it's stealing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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^^^or go to the library, that's what they're there for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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did you google, google has lots of pdfs of books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you ever feel on the outskirts of UMC/UC NYC society? My husband is wealthy and I'm a SAHM so the people I socialize with (through DH's friends, DC's activities) are all the same "type" of person. I don't employ a nanny, I grew up lmc, etc. and I don't really feel part of that group. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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Who are you friends with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Mainly working class people that I have met through my volunteer work (I don't do the type of volunteer work that all of the UMC trust fund types do, apparently) and some friends I know from back home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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np. It sounds like you do have friends. Do you care that you don't really like these people? Are you happy to be friendly, not friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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I just feel awkward/left out when I am around these groups of people and I am forced to spend a lot of time around them, so it bothers me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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Within the group there must be one down to earth person you can relate to. It sounds like you may be letting your own bias get in the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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^Also, a couple of single women I know from college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:01 PM Flag
[ - ] What is market rate for hourly salary for part-time sitter (three days a week)? How about for using a sitter part-time who is also sitting for another family of older kids full time? Thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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How many kids and how old? usually 15-20 hour I think. Other family is immaterial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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15 to 20 depending on how many hours and how experienced. The more the hours, the less the hourly rate in general. For 20, which I pay, my sitter is really really good. Majored in Child Psychology in college. Young and energetic. Patient, loving and engaging. Most of all, she knows how to set rules without yelling and punishing. Just a great one! She will be getting a raise soon. Mine friend pays 30/hr because her child is special need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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I pay $15/hr - 1 DC and pretty self sufficient [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] what do you do with nanny when all DC are in school most of the day? I know she will want full salary and we want to keep her. also there are a lot of vacation days and sick days where we will need her. all ideas are welcome! TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Ours started playing a bigger role in household management: dealing with groceries, coordinating with deliveries, light housekeeping. I think the full time salary when paid even for all those hours the children aren't around is technically *really* for the flexibility and peace of mind for working parents. Something I've had to come to terms with myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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Cooking, shopping, cleaning. If she already cooks for the kids, I would think this is a natural extension and less likely to be met with pushback. Cleaning may depend on exactly what is requested. Landry (and going to due cleaners), vacuuming and keeping the kitchen clean wouldn't seem to big of an ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Mine babysits for other people a few mornings, then does more around my home than she used to. Works well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is going in to 2nd grade at a TT. Academically is better than average in her class. However since K, her behavior constantly comes up. What is the possibility that she will get counseled out? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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np: watching this. we are in the same shoes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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Schools want to see parents address areas they have identified as problematic. What have you been doing and is child improving? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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we address everything they say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Little chance to be counseled out for behavior issues unless it is very bad, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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well this is good to know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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No chance of being counseled out at that age for behavior problem, unless he has physically hurt someone. Even then, if it is not serious injury, there will be disciplinary action taken and school psychologist assigned to work problems out before they give up on her Just work with the school and be cooperative to help your dd out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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I've been doing all these things , thanks :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do so many women get a "power high" from being an "employer" to a nanny, housekeeper, etc? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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Because they would never be an 'employer' or 'boss' in the real world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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Do you really need someone to explain this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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no clue. no power high here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Many men get the same high, honey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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Why do so many men get a power high from having a wifey do the household crap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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You should read "The Will to Power." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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because they are all sick & sadistic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] name poll: Kimberley. It is this or Kristen or Jennifer. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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It's Kimberly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Kristen here and exactly what is wrong with Kristen. FWIW, I'm an old Kristen and knew no one at all with the same name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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Really? I'm 46 and had about six Kristen's in my HS class. Many Jennifers too. I like both names, and think they have died down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:54 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 3.5 WEEKS past my due date!! Anyone btdt? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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Does not make sense. There are risks if go late . Use google [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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You had your dates wrong. What doctor would let you go this long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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FAKEAROONIO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Jennifer 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:45 PM Flag
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At this point, it's radical chic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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still kind of love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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I never liked the sound of it. But ironically it will be unique in the sea of Rubys, Harpers and Averys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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More like the sea of Carolines, Sophias and Alices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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Depends on where you live. Sophia was more like 10 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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I like it a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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My sister and her 2 best friends from HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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You and the rest of 30-40-somethings who grew up in N America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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np - and every other girl born in late 70s/early 80s who is not Kimberley, Kristen, Heather or Amanda [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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I think Jenny for a little girl would be super cute now that nobody is called that anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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+1. Interestingly, Jenny was my great great grandmother's name (yes, two greats). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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My name! It's a good name. No complaints. I was almost always the only Jennifer in my class too and I was born in the height of it being #1 in 1983. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever had to block someone in email or FB? Can they tell if they've been blocked? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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What's FB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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No, they can't tell unless they are trying to send a message to you or if they are looking to see if you are still on their friends list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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blocked fb friends can't see you, you do not show up in the search field etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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On my FB. All my inlaws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever had to block someone in email or FB? Can they tell if they've been blocked? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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In FB, I don't believe so; I think you just don't come up when they do a search. If you have friends in common and comment on something they see, they can then see that you exist, but there is no opportunity to 'friend' you if they try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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