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  •  It was pointless to use Facebook for the style (3+ / 0-)
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    of organizing to begin with.  Not a good fit at all and I don't blame them for changing.

    Without considering better I/T options, I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish by literally defending to extremes the notion that Facebook is killing dogs, etc.  It's a useless point: they experiment with their site constantly.

    If users can learn to figure our the decidely user-unfriendly Facebook, they can quite easily go to one of the many means mentioned above.  All I/T needs reevaluation at times and you are not helping your cause by sticking fingers in your ears and holding your breath at the same time.  You could be looking at lasting solutions instead of stamping your feet.

    Do you realize that dog rescue groups have used email mailing lists and newsgroups for far longer than Facebook?

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:57:36 PM PST

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    •  it is pointless to talk to you. (0+ / 0-)

      The fact is that people are scrambling, have been for two months. The networks can not be reconstituted instantly. A large percentage of the people using it had to overcome lots of learning obstacles to do that much. Getting everyone to just switch is just not something that happens fast. Especially, by the way, when a page's posts are only relayed to the feeds to of 16 percent of the fans to a page.

      What would it cost facebook to stop conducting the limited experiment on those rescues? Tell me, please. What would it cost. If they are only doing this to a few pages, why not shift it to other pages, like mine, on which no one gets hurt?

      How can you defend that they ignore a problem that has deadly effect?

      Your attitude is identical to Bain Capital's. No social responsibility called for, the buck rules, fuck 'em if it kills anybody.

      •  Without clear direction of what to do and where (1+ / 0-)
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        to go, of course migration will be difficult.

        It takes almost no training to send out instructions to people for sending an email to a specific address with the subject word "Join", for example.  That's a mailing list - I was subscribed to a number of them for dog rescue for years - long before Facebook.  It's usually free or very cheap.

        One of many suggestions.

        Google Groups is very friendly and easy to use, has subscriptions to be notified of new posts, etc.  It's free, but maybe you didn't want to read that above.

        You are not helping to lead here, that's fine.  But, don't blame others for giving practical advice from their very real I/T experiences in how this can and likely should be dealt with for the larger group.

        If you feel that Facebook has ever had your requirements for organization in their roadmap, then send them a Support request for the feature you desire and why it is being requested: ask them to explain what they will or won't do for free.

        Facebook supports socializing, not formal organizing.  It's not a tool to rely upon for dog rescue organizations to communicate, unfortunately.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:11:21 PM PST

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