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PrivateSnafu06 May 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

A bunch of new things coming to facebook. Sure to put pressure on legacy forums. Here are a few:

* We're also piloting a new gaming groups feature that will allow members to create different chat threads and connect around topics of shared interests.

* Buy and sell groups will have a dedicated section for listings and a separate space for other discussions.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 May 2019 10:15 a.m. PST

I'm pissed they got rid of the nice "control panel." I used to be able to click "Groups" and see all my groups with how many updates are in each. Now I have to click click click click and I get a list but no update counts.

Every time they do an update I end up using Facebook less.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 May 2019 2:25 p.m. PST

I 'follow' nearly all the manufacturers, and a heck of a lot of gaming groups, on Facebook. But I almost never see their updates. Facebook prefers to send me 'breaking news' and cat videos. And lots of family pics.

Neroon06 May 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Bill, I can understand why you use facebook – a necessary evil for a business like TMP – but I still wouldn't touch facebook with a 12 foot Ukrainian.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2019 4:41 p.m. PST

As wonky as it is, I've found Facebook to be the best current platform for organising local games (despite the handful of local gamers who still won't use Yahoo or Google groups even), and for keeping up with news from companies that I like, and see painting photos on games that I like in various fan groups.

For seeing most recent news first instead of 'top news', I clicked to show most recent first, then bookmarked that link. All of the game groups and companies that I want to follow, I've clicked in them to 'show me first'.

Then I get all the fun game stuff front loaded!
=^,^=

Old Contemptibles07 May 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

The only social media I use (unless TMP is considered social media) is Yahoo groups. That is the way our local club keeps up with local games, celebrations and for posting photos of our games.

Most of our club is not on FB. Some of the older guys are on it only because their kids or grandchildren set it up for them.

It is the height of arrogance to assume everyone is on FB. If a company doesn't have a real website then they are loosing out on a lot of potential business.

Old Contemptibles07 May 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

The only social media I use (unless TMP is considered social media) is Yahoo groups. That is the way our local club keeps tracks on local games, celebrations and for posting photos of our games.

Most of our club is not on FB. Some of the older guys are on it only because their kids or grandchildren set it up for them.

It is the height of arrogance to assume everyone is on FB. If a company doesn't have a real website then they are loosing out on a lot of potential business.

Yesthatphil14 Jul 2019 4:05 a.m. PST

Facebook is the most useful social/publicity platform on the internet and has done wonders for the voluntary and leisure sector. There's been a lot a negative publicity circulated about much social media and Facebook has taken its share, but for grownups it is unmatched.

Re wargame contacts, it is easily the best platform but we relay some material via whatsapp because some people haven't joined FB or have cancelled their accounts. It's their choice and it's not too much trouble to keep them in the loop.

Phil

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