THERE used to be a Facebook group that I belonged to called NFC East Only. Eagles, Redskins, Cowboys and Giants fans would show up brag about our teams, talk trash, post memes, and just try to make rivals feel awful for supporting the wrong team. It was fun. In that way it was like most trash talk groups.
What separated EO from other NFC trash talk groups, was the sheer size of it. There were about 3,000 people in it when I first joined, which is already kind of large. When I was removed this morning, the number was over 37, 000.
My removal is here nor there, as I was leaving today anyway. In recent weeks the admins who run the group had made it where people could no longer post anything, and a couple days ago they made it where you couldn’t even comment. The admins didn’t try to fix it, they simply kept trying to migrate members to a second group they created last week. Not being able to comment, you couldn’t ask what, or why this was going on. I figured it was a glitch, and that it would be corrected.
Well, around 7:00 – 7:15 (it’s 7:58 now), I noticed that one of the admins (he goes by Em Isa Warren), posted a question asking why no one is fucking with the second group. Questions means answers and answers mean comments. YAY! I could comment again.
I asked what was going on. The admin says that FB won’t let him change a setting so there’s a new group. If FB will let him change a setting, he’d open the old group back up. That sort of had the feel of holding 37,000 members hostage, but I played it cool and asked: Which settings?
He immediately got into his feelings and said it “doesn’t matter which fucking settings because you can’t change them”. Okay. There was no need to take that tone, especially since I was pretty sure that I was leaving anyway. I went to type the word “Okay.” 4 letters. O-K-A-Y.
But then that cock-smoking, tree-jumper did something totally unnecessary and AGAIN blocked anyone from commenting. (But this time it was just on his question, not the whole page.) I couldn’t even say “Okay”. I was willing to take low and wasn’t even ALLOWED to do that.
By this time my ire was up. 7:30, no sleep, out of rum, and digitally told to shut up. AGAIN. This had me in that place that I go to when I can’t find a single fuck to give. So I grabbed my matches and my can o’gas and headed straight for the bridge he was standing on.
I started off by hi-jacking a separate post, and calling him a punk ass for disabling the comments on his question and told him “This is why no one is fucking with your new group.” Support for that comment quickly popped up to 4 likes in under a minute. I was unable to post the more strongly worded a follow up to that, but the comments hadn’t been disabled, so I refreshed the page and found that I was no longer in the group.
Ironically, I’d already submitted to be in the new group and saw that I was a member. There are only about 1,600 people out of the 37,000 that were in NFC East Only. I’m guessing most of them don’t like the current regime and just wants to be rid of them. In about a week or so (now that I’m cooling off) I guess I’ll check to see if OE has been taken over one all the rats have fled. If it’s there I’ll re-join. If the admins just sink it, I’ll simply bid it a fond farewell,
Quick add-on: I already left the second group. Forgot to mention that.