Post by paulbarden on Apr 20, 2014 15:41:46 GMT -5
No. Facebook has a way of sucking the life out of dedicated forums like this one, so you may be cutting your own throat in the name of advancing the cause. Facebook is a black hole, swallowing up everything that comes in contact with it. IMO.
I don't personally see a problem with it, though I would make it a closed group so we don't get a lot of spammers and such as often happens. I've had a FB page for a number of years now and haven't had a single issue with it other than one stupid hack issue that was my own fault....
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
I'm not on facebook (and yes, there is another Mike Wang imposter out there, so beware, LOL), but I think it's a great idea. We'll probably at least double the number of members if we're on it, and if it takes over? Well, you have to ask yourself, what is the purpose of this forum? Is it to disseminate information, save populations from extinction, educate the public about Sarracenia, share photos, chat with our buddies, maintain a photo-library of clones, and reach out to as many people as possible? If facebook does that better than this forum, is that a bad thing? Maybe I'm ignorant, but it seems as though Facebook can't do everything that this forum can...However, it certainly can promote this site a lot better.
FYI: I'll probably never be on facebook, so you can count on the forum getting all of my attention and input
Post by DirtyDivisions on Apr 21, 2014 9:58:02 GMT -5
I guess I need to take my fake Mike Wang page down. It was fun while it lasted. I also agree that it would be a good idea to have a Facebook page just to promote the Forum. We can posts links to our forum threads if we want to and post photos of ourselves in our forum t-shirts.
Yeah.......I won't ever be on Facebook either, but it's not because I dislike Facebook. My wife disallows me a Facebook page because of my sometimes 'unfiltered' reaction to some of the lunatic rants that can be found there. I do 'creep' on my wife's Facebook page to see what's going on. So, I can see both sides of the argument. It would be great for advertising purposes to get the word out on special promotions or fundraisers. It will get more difficult to follow this forum, however, if discussion is emphasized on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Instagram. Or the next fad in social media. Where will it stop.
Facebook has largely replaced some forums I used to visit leaving the forum a shell of its former self. FB isn't necessarily bad as it is easy to see new posts, add photos, reach new audiences, etc. What I've noticed is that I tend to leave FB forums fairly quickly as I get tired of seeing posts like "Help, I just bought an orchid, corn snake, adopted a child?, now how do I take care of it?". Forums let me better pick an chose what topics I want to read because they are in categories and not just listed as they are posted. BTW, I don't mean to sound like I won't help others but I don't like being bombarded with those types of requests when a book or Internet search would answer 90% of their questions.
I don't think it would be too terrible of an idea. I probably won't use it very much. I prefer not to use Facebook unless I absolutely have to. I find that it sucks me in and take too much of my time when I do get on. It could be very advantageous in terms of gaining new members and spreading events/ideas/sales though
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