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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13440 on: June 24, 2022, 12:41:33 PM »
Very strange decision from a business standpoint.

I'd think she can accomplish the same thing by unfollowing everyone on her account. And keep it open for business.

Some context here for OOT - BH I doubt you'll be able to relate

This is an extremely popular salon, the Who's Who of town goes to her. Her post of these "Who's Who" sets the local trends for how the rest of town is wearing their sheitels, it sets the standard of what's in and what's yesterday's style.
So yes, she may not waste time if she's not following, but she knows that he r account is the cause of lot's of issue in town.

Second, if the account is open, it takes alot of gevura to not check anything else, even if she's not following them, esp after years of "habit"
The best route is to delete and never open the site

As far as business decision, there's no Q part of the message is that Hashem will provide all biz you're supposed to get, and if you feel that Social media is damaging you / causing damage to others and therefore close it out, you will not lose a cent. if someone is holding by acting on that, it is extremely commendable IMO

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13441 on: June 24, 2022, 12:50:07 PM »
Perhaps she doesn't want to feed IG with more content and closing her account accomplishes this.
She doesn't say that.

She's making a statement. She believes social media is toxic and the bad far outweighs the good (yes, everyone can chime in with their story of someone who came frum over Facebook or the tremendous chessed and power of extensive connections that occurrs over social media), and she doesn't want to look like she has a part in it or be the cause of increased engagement and usage. I think it's a wonderful statement to make and ideal to live up to, particularly as she is aware that על פי דרך הטבע it'll come at a financial cost. Whether or not one is personally holding by taking such a leap, and whether or not there is justification and what to rely on by not doing so, one can certainly admire a person with the fortitude to do so.
Certainly admirable.

Some context here for OOT - BH I doubt you'll be able to relate

This is an extremely popular salon, the Who's Who of town goes to her. Her post of these "Who's Who" sets the local trends for how the rest of town is wearing their sheitels, it sets the standard of what's in and what's yesterday's style.
So yes, she may not waste time if she's not following, but she knows that he r account is the cause of lot's of issue in town.

Second, if the account is open, it takes alot of gevura to not check anything else, even if she's not following them, esp after years of "habit"
The best route is to delete and never open the site

As far as business decision, there's no Q part of the message is that Hashem will provide all biz you're supposed to get, and if you feel that Social media is damaging you / causing damage to others and therefore close it out, you will not lose a cent. if someone is holding by acting on that, it is extremely commendable IMO
Now THIS makes a lot more sense. Appreciate the context!
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13442 on: June 24, 2022, 12:54:52 PM »
She made a personal decision and more power to her. But she did that ages ago, IIRC, and it is coming to light now again because of the Nekadesh event the other night. There is a world of difference between an individual woman making such a decision and pressuring thousands of women to do the same when you are trying to take away any other avenue of connecting and conducting business.

I could argue that it is only because she had 40k followers she was able to quit. If she was just starting out, she'd have no other option.

Where can a sheitel macher advertise her services? No fliers, no magazines, no websites. All she has left is social media, and now she is getting told she can't do that either if she wants to be a heliger bas yisroel.

Get all the men off of LinkedIn, Whatsapp and DDF and then worry about the literally thousands of businesses that frum women's Instagram has facilitated.
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13443 on: June 24, 2022, 01:09:02 PM »
A big focus of Rav Ephraim Wachsman's talk was that we should not normalize social media and smartphones. If we absolutely need it, we should not let others know that we have it. Having a public account goes against this.

BTW, Rav Wachsman's speech is not available on Torah Anytime. Highly recommended for everyone. He gives a real perspective about this entire subject.

https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?a=195540

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13444 on: June 24, 2022, 01:11:11 PM »

Get all the men off of LinkedIn
And then where would I get my daily dose of unintentional humor from?

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13445 on: June 24, 2022, 01:11:40 PM »
She made a personal decision and more power to her. But she did that ages ago, IIRC, and it is coming to light now again because of the Nekadesh event the other night. There is a world of difference between an individual woman making such a decision and pressuring thousands of women to do the same when you are trying to take away any other avenue of connecting and conducting business.

I could argue that it is only because she had 40k followers she was able to quit. If she was just starting out, she'd have no other option.

Where can a sheitel macher advertise her services? No fliers, no magazines, no websites. All she has left is social media, and now she is getting told she can't do that either if she wants to be a heliger bas yisroel.

Get all the men off of LinkedIn, Whatsapp and DDF and then worry about the literally thousands of businesses that frum women's Instagram has facilitated.

I wouldn't equate LinkedIn or DDF to Instagram, but feel free to disagree

To your point, my wife started a biz 3 years ago and opened an Instagram account. About 50% of her biz was coming from there, and most of the other 50% went there to see her content after hearing about her form another source.
When she also realized that 50% of her wasted time, and jealousy, interest in other's opinions etc. that came along with being on insta, she made the courageous decision to completely cutoff. I won't bore you with the back and forth of above suggested option, only post don't follow, how will I continue the biz until she made that desicion, but she felt it was the right way to go.

It's been a year and a half, and BH she is growing and growing.
So it is doable for "smaller biz" as well.

In fact, I'd argue the opposite, when one has such a following and name recognition, the fear of falling into oblivion over the next 2 years is probably tremendous! Wherever she went, everyone in town commented on her most recent post.
Now they're mentioned her Goodbye, in a month she is irrelevant.
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13446 on: June 24, 2022, 01:39:39 PM »
way too many words in this pictures thread... :-X
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13447 on: June 24, 2022, 01:41:25 PM »
way too many words in this pictures thread... :-X

It all started with a picture that said a thousand words…

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13448 on: June 24, 2022, 01:59:38 PM »
way too many words in this pictures thread... :-X


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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13450 on: June 24, 2022, 02:20:07 PM »
Why aren't you a mod?
And give him the power to control  likes???

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13451 on: June 24, 2022, 02:24:29 PM »
And give him the power to control  likes???
That would be fun.

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13452 on: June 24, 2022, 03:40:55 PM »
I am actually looking for a 10,000BTU model. Would also like to hear feedback from anyone who has a U-Shaped window AC.

Slightly more difficult to install than a normal AC, and slightly more difficult to properly weather seal (very doable, but takes more time). Super quiet compared to a normal AC. I think a bug screen could fit in the U as well, but I really don't plan to open the window anyway.

Only works with a double hung window.

Also, does it work on top window installs or is there a different model that does?

No it would not work. Even if you built a ledge halfway up the window, the unit would have to be installed upside down for the window to close in the U

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13453 on: June 24, 2022, 03:43:05 PM »



Or just repost all those words as a pic

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13454 on: June 24, 2022, 04:09:16 PM »
A big focus of Rav Ephraim Wachsman's talk was that we should not normalize social media and smartphones. If we absolutely need it, we should not let others know that we have it. Having a public account goes against this.

BTW, Rav Wachsman's speech is not available on Torah Anytime. Highly recommended for everyone. He gives a real perspective about this entire subject.

https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?a=195540

He's a phenomenal speaker and mashpiah.

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13455 on: June 24, 2022, 06:55:31 PM »
No it would not work. Even if you built a ledge halfway up the window, the unit would have to be installed upside down for the window to close in the U

Thanks. Is there another model that does work?
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13456 on: June 24, 2022, 07:11:52 PM »
I never checked it, but I was told that there were photos of women in sheitlech and a huge percentage of people browsing were from the gender that isn't supposed to.

She should be commended, because it was tremendous pritzus before that, if true.

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13457 on: June 25, 2022, 10:16:59 PM »
I never checked it, but I was told that there were photos of women in sheitlech and a huge percentage of people browsing were from the gender that isn't supposed to.

She should be commended, because it was tremendous pritzus before that, if true.

Opposite genders looking to do pritzus are not usually hagning out on sheitels dressed tniusdik sites, IMO

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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13458 on: June 25, 2022, 10:25:09 PM »
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #13459 on: June 25, 2022, 10:25:44 PM »
Thanks. Is there another model that does work?

I'm not aware of one. Very unlikely because even if they made an upside down U version, I don't see how they'd make the support bracket. But a normal window AC can be installed in the top window if that's your priority