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    Facebook isnít dying, it tends to cater to us older folk. The youngsters like Instagram and maybe something else I donít even know exists.

    As for the RC area on FB, they reined it back on track.

    I donít participate much on either of these platforms like I did. I value my time much more and find that I donít really want to share too much of my personal life in the public realm, especially with strangers or near strangers.


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    The Facebook group just happened. People just ended up connecting there after they got tired of things going on here. It sees much less activity than the forums here.

    Mostly people have just moved on with their lives.

    As a side note: I chuckle at people who 'don't do Facebook' from fear of privacy issues. If you don't want the world to know, don't tell Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atonic View Post
    If you don't want the world to know, don't tell Facebook.
    And don't tell any friend that does FB. Went through that just a few months ago... A friend from out of the country was visiting, and decided to tell his wife about something that happened here. On an open-to-his-extended-family-and friends FB page. With names.

    He "took it down" after I complained that it was a private matter, not for public consumption, but we already know what happens when you ask FB to "forget" something.
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    I agree with atonic that the facebook group isn't all that active. It was started as a way to touch base when this page was "down." I can't even remember who started it. Whomever originally started it has me as an admin on it so I approve people every now and then, in hopes they'll find the forums when they see the fb page isn't very active.
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    I still chuckle at the irony behind the lengthy facebook BBO discussion several years ago about how the BBO forum isn't active.




    Seriously, think about that for a bit...and then go back and read my initial post in this thread.
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    I looked at the BBO page on FB, and there are only 3 admins/moderators: Tom, Missy and Hung, so one of them must have started the page.

    To me, FB is nice for quick question, short answers, or hey, look at me! things. I find it hard to follow long threads because you can reply to something in the middle, whereas here it's all in time order, you refer back or quote if you need to make special reference.

    I like this platform better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chench53 View Post
    I looked at the BBO page on FB, and there are only 3 admins/moderators: Tom, Missy and Hung, so one of them must have started the page.
    Not necessarily. A facebook group can be started by anyone, and that starter can always turn admin rights over to anyone else and leave the group or "demote" themself to a regular member. For example, I inherited a 250 Rebel group from someone who didn't want to manage it anymore, that person left and now I am the admin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    Not necessarily. A facebook group can be started by anyone, and that starter can always turn admin rights over to anyone else and leave the group or "demote" themself to a regular member. For example, I inherited a 250 Rebel group from someone who didn't want to manage it anymore, that person left and now I am the admin.
    Exactly. I forget who started the group, but whoever it was at some point made me an admin without me asking or wanting that, and then later whoever it was dropped out. I haven't done diddly as an admin. Don't even really know how to admin a FB group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    Not necessarily. A facebook group can be started by anyone, and that starter can always turn admin rights over to anyone else and leave the group or "demote" themself to a regular member....
    AHA! I stand corrected!

    You can download a copy of the BBO FB page, choose dates that surround creation date, it may reveal something.

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