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Why are Adobe forums being shared?

Explorer ,
May 08, 2014 May 08, 2014

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I'll admit I'm old fashioned and don't use or trust social networks much, but do we really need our requests for help with Adobe products being so easily shared with all of these companies? (Listed below, copied from the share module on the left of the content list) Is Adobe getting kickbacks from them or something? This seems to have no real benefit to the users of the help forums. If someone really wants to share a post, can't they just copy the url like we did in the good ole days before fbook? I don't remember anything in the privacy policy about my posts appearing on facebook and every other frickin social network on the planet.


These forums should allow knowledgeable people to be able to easily find our questions AND be able to easily reply to them so we can get on with our work.


Lose the stupid social and share crap already and focus on a forum that works properly.


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LEGEND , May 08, 2014 May 08, 2014
My guess is that the "Sharing" is with people who ask a similar question or have the same problem/issues as OP and perhaps sharing the problem is halving the problem!! Also you might want to share with a friend or colleague and in this case you need to provide an email so that Adobe can do the hard work for you and bombard him, or her with some marketing emails. VERY USEFUL.Just a guess here

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LEGEND ,
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My guess is that the "Sharing" is with people who ask a similar question

or have the same problem/issues as OP and perhaps sharing the problem is

halving the problem!! Also you might want to share with a friend or

colleague and in this case you need to provide an email so that Adobe

can do the hard work for you and bombard him, or her with some marketing

emails. VERY USEFUL.

Just a guess here

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Explorer ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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Fair enough!

btw, the links removed by the moderator listed about 300 companies, which is funny that they removed them as I just copied them from the module next to a post here. I didn't really care about the links it was the names of all those companies I wanted posted.

Also I didn't know we couldn't post links here anymore. How do we direct someone to another post or article now? nm, I guess I should ask that somewhere else.

Back to the sharing, I just thought that 300 other sites seemed like a huge amount of places for these discussions to be bouncing around. As I don't have the time to monitor all those 300 sites I hope that if someone offers helpful answers on one of them they at least have the courtesy to return here to share it with the OP. Although the likelihood of everyone on those 300 sites also having Adobe IDs is kinda slim.

Sucks to think that someone could answer it on Twitter and people here would never know. Although I guess if someone just shared the url with a colleague and they answered them directly we could be left in the dark as well. Ugggh. Perhaps I'm just annoyed at the change, and am just being paranoid about 300 social sites that I don't use or understand. Sorry for griping.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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Deon,

Also I didn't know we couldn't post links here anymore.

We can, and many of us do; I quite frequently (a number of times every day), sometimes referring to Adobe pages, or to threads.

I am convinced that the case here must have been a specific conscious decision by a moderator (many Most Vehemently Punished such as I are just old natives).

Actually, I think it could be relevant to know which companies you were referring to, to maybe understand some of the reasons and implications of the latest forum change.

For a long time, all threads have quickly turned up in Google, but that happens all by itself.

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Explorer ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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Yea, I'm guessing probably to many links and they didn't want to check them all out as being safe or something. Okay I get that. But maybe just strip the anchor tag and leave the text next time? Kinda lost my entire point without them.

I know the posts show up on google, I use that resource to find answers and have no problem with that, but I've never even heard of 1/4 of these so called social sites. One of my concerns is that if someone answers a tough question that started here at one of those sites then we could be left for weeks, months, etc. without an answer to something we are following here, unless of course you also follow that particular site.

The share module is up right of the first post. Click the more link to see them all. I've copied those 300 companies/links again and will try to paste again as plain text. Sorry they were all bunched together, I separated a few and stopped cause it's taking so long. But this gives you an idea of what i mean. To be fair not all are companies, i.e. print, mail, etc. It just seems like a fad to add these social plugins to sites and I don't get it. I hope it wont hurt the function of the forum just so fbook and twitter gets more hits.

Here they are;

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LEGEND ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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Ah - I see them now, I didn't realise there were more beyond those whose icons show. but if (big if) this is like other social sites, then things are only shared with those services if you click them. i.e it is usually an opt-in on a case by case basis.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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Neale, your disclaimer says:
If this post or another user's post resolves the original issue, please mark the posts as correct and/or helpful accordingly. This helps other users with similar trouble get answers to their questions quicker. Thanks.


Unfortunately for the mere mortal members of these forums (=not the admins) giving 5 points by clicking "helpful" is no option anymore.

Uwe

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LEGEND ,
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Uwe, noted.

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LEGEND ,
May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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DeonOj wrote:


copied from the share module on the left of the content list)

I don't know what you are referring to - possibly I just don't see it if it is blocked by the Ad Block browser plug-in. What and where is the 'Share module'?

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LEGEND ,
May 10, 2014 May 10, 2014

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The S in SBS is "Social", so the sharing features are very wide-ranging. Jive basically lists every possible thing you might want to do, but it's up to you if you bother. There's no question about privacy or T&Cs though - public areas of the site are indexed by search engines and visible to world+dog; always have been.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 10, 2014 May 10, 2014

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Dave,

The S in SBS is "Social",

We do not want to know what BS stand(s) for, do we?

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LEGEND ,
May 10, 2014 May 10, 2014

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you already know.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 10, 2014 May 10, 2014

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I always enjoy your many exquisite posts, Dave.

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May 10, 2014 May 10, 2014

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Could mean what comes out of the south end of a North Facing Bovine.

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