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Offline Atheling

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 03:30:46 PM »
This illustrates a) that Facebook is a poor user experience and b) Facebook isn't built to the benefit of the people using it but the advertisers.

I've (oddly) found that when I've asked a rules question/uniform advice on quite a few different FB pages I've just been greeted with a flurry of 'likes' and the question has remained unanswered  lol

Mad really. Still, FB pages do have their good points even if they can be quite limited in overall scope. :)

Offline trev

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 08:51:20 AM »
For those of you who aren't fans of FB but still want to be involved, I'd recommend building a 'burner' FB account and use it exclusively for the gaming groups.

I tried creating an account just for gaming groups as I don't want to be generally 'on facebook'.  I joined a few groups and acted as a normal member.  i.e. I posted pictures of my miniatures, made normal comments, liked other people's efforts, made figure suggestions, linked to my blog but nothing spamming, offensive or weird.  Everything was fine for a few days, I got lots of positive replies and I even got assigned a rising star status on one group for having received lots of likes.  :D  Then FB locked my account, saying I hadn't complied with their policies.  I think my crime was to not use my full name.  In order to appeal I had to submit a picture and my telephone number, which I wasn't happy with but stupidly did as there was no other way to contact them.  They never replied and I never got access back to the account to delete it.  Keep well clear is my advice.

Online Captain Darling

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 09:30:17 PM »
I mourn the demise of discussion forums and rise of FB Groups!

I don’t have a FB account and will not create one. I tried the Sam Mustafa FB page when his discussion forum shut down with my partners account (I use several sets of his rules) but the format is not good for searching and its very much ‘of the moment’, plus the files section is a pain to search through. I gave up on it!
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Offline Atheling

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2020, 09:32:33 PM »
I mourn the demise of discussion forums and rise of FB Groups!

One thing is for certain, the different characteristics and atmosphere of the various fora will definitely me missed. FB seems so soulless by comparison.

Offline Von Stroheim

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 12:00:35 AM »
For some reason my Facebook page is in Chinese and I've never bothered to change it.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: New FB Group for Russian Civil War
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 04:31:38 PM »
Mine changed to Brazilian Portuguese for a while, had to get the kids to change it back!
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