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Facebook tests out “suspend” instead of “mute” in Facebook groups

The other day, in a fit of aggravated Facebook admin rage, I decided to mute a member who had repeatedly broken my #1 rule, which is: Be excellent to each other.

Be excellent to one another

You know how sometimes you’re just so mad, your brain doesn’t really work that well?

And then, to top it off, Facebook pulls one of their fun tests on you?

This was one of those days.

The damn mute option was GONE!

It took me a hot minute to realize it had been replaced by “suspend.” Huh. Okay.

1.temporarily prevent from continuing or being in force or effect.
“work on the dam was suspended”
2.hang (something) from somewhere.
“the light was suspended from the ceiling”

But why? Suspend seems way more ambiguous than “mute.”

refraining from speech or temporarily speechless.
“Irene, the talkative one, was now mute”
Similar: silent speechless
deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of.
“her footsteps were muted by the thick carpet”

Here’s the other fun thing. In one of my groups, the option to “quiet a member” is still MUTE and the other is SUSPEND.

Group 1: 

suspend facebook group member options

suspend facebook group member options

Group 2: 

mute facebook group member options

suspend facebook group member options

Seriously, Facebook, can you stop messing with us?

What will the next test be? Time out? Dunce cap? Detention?

Which do you prefer? Suspend or Mute?

And which option do you have for your groups?

Let us know in the comments!

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