Actually this forum started sometime around 2000, I can't remember the exact year - in 2004 there was a change of system and for everyone who was then a member, membership started from that date. Some people lost their post total, I didn't. (Edit Pickels beat me to it)
I'm not assuming anything, I have a Facebook page, though my page has virtually zero activity, and as I have children and god children who all use Facebook perhaps you are wrong in saying I dont understand it, what I am saying is that it is not really for me, and and as far as I am aware I'm allowed that opinion, just as you are allowed yours.
I personally don't like the fact that importing your email address book is the default and you have say you don't want it, my feeling is that the default should be that the person signing up actually having to positivly say that they are happy to give Facebook the addresses.
I just took a look at my pages and a few others of people I know - do I care that a friend in the US shared a pizza with their daughter ? No. Am I interested in posts such as
**** is throwing a New Year's Party on their Farm and was hoping that you could make it! RSVP and you'll get a celebration firework!
**** visited your Cafe, tried your daily bonus, left you a tip and found some extra servings. They wanted to share 100 extra FREE servings of Chicken Adobo with you and your friends!
**** sent you a Stainless Saute Pan to fill up your Stainless Pots and Pans Collection in Cafe World! Do you like it?
No, I'm not, but if thats the way other people want to spend their time, that is just fine! My disposable time is all spoken for, thanks ! Live and let live.