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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

What is your status regarding FB and wargaming?

1) Never been on it
2) Active member of FB, but don't post gaming stuff
3) Active member and always post gaming stuff
4) On it but rarely active in either capacity
5) Used to be on FB but have since closed my account

I'm finding my painted work is much more appreciated there than here and on LAF my stuff is ignored almost completely.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

1) Never been on it

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

3) Far more active there than anywhere else. TMP used to be my main hang out. But FB functions and groups make it a far superior platform, and is far more active for the stuff I care about, especially 6mm/MicroArmor

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian10 Jul 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

4

Hardly ever use it.

Tony

Neal Smith10 Jul 2019 8:34 a.m. PST

3 Agree with Extra Crispy – Honestly it's the main reason why I still use FB…

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:41 a.m. PST

Of my 10 war game "favorite" saved sites, 7 are facebook pages. There are just so many options there! The "SAGA" page alone is as active as TMP yet very specific to Saga.

I must admit though, I am not your typical facebook user. I only joined to be able to get to war game pages. I use a fake name with a fake email and… I've never even been to my own home page!

DeRuyter10 Jul 2019 8:41 a.m. PST

#1

Have stayed away so far but with more and better functionality – groups marketplace, etc, I may succumb to the dark side! FB seems to be replacing other things like Yahoo groups anyway. Soon everyone will be assimilated and all your data will be used to sell you things you never knew you needed.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut10 Jul 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

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WarWizard10 Jul 2019 8:52 a.m. PST

1) Never been on it.

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 8:55 a.m. PST

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mad monkey 110 Jul 2019 9:05 a.m. PST

4.

Texas Jack10 Jul 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

6. Active in a few wargaming groups

My club arranges things through Facebook, which is why I created an account in the first place, and then I am a member of a BtH group which is really cool.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

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Better things to do.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

I use it all the time. Several rules sets I use have dedicated Facebook Groups.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

I understand everyone's pet peeves over social media, privacy concerns, etc., but the reality is that the wargaming presence on there exceeds anything else in the hobby at the moment. The Wargamers FB page alone has over 11,000 members and there are literally groups for every aspect of the hobby. You can pick and choose what group to belong to and the gaming marketplaces are fantastic. Many of these pages have shown me all kinds of games, supplements, etc., that I never knew existed. I think the only down side is that things can scroll by too rapidly and there's really no indexing/archiving for later reference.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

4. The datamining and snooping really creep me out, and I find the UI terribly designed, but it seems that if you want any info, more and more establishments are going to it.

(Though ironically all the youngsters are abandoning it in droves for other places like Instagram, partly because it's no longer the hip place to be because so many establishments and oldsters are embracing it).

Uncle Goblin10 Jul 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

7. Use FB to keep track of miniatures companies or shops new releases and follow several artists with an amazing skill painting miniatures.

Personal logo HistoriFigs Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 9:39 a.m. PST

3 => Found far more activity in areas of interest on FB
Pretty easy to dial into just what I want (easy enough to ignore all the garbage).
The conversations (in the groups I belong too) are usually quite good and engaging.

warwell10 Jul 2019 9:58 a.m. PST

2. Use it for LARPs I'm in. Never use it for miniatures gaming.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 10:13 a.m. PST

3

Thomas O10 Jul 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

3 Pretty much the only reason I keep my FB account.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 10:56 a.m. PST

1 never been on & don't really care to start.

SBminisguy10 Jul 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

3, as others have said, pretty much the only reason I keep my FB account. Not only do I have hobby interests, but I can also get product and event updates from game companies as well.

Dynaman878910 Jul 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

3 – I use FB like the old style bulletin boards.

Stosstruppen10 Jul 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

3, there and Instagram.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

I got on it to see what my kids are doing. but a good 70% of my feed is gaming related. I find new gaming groups all the time.

rmaker10 Jul 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

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Karellian Knight10 Jul 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

5. Found it a faff to navigate.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 12:20 p.m. PST

8. Have a FB site for my business.

Dagwood10 Jul 2019 12:24 p.m. PST

4

Striker10 Jul 2019 12:47 p.m. PST

3

Oberlindes Sol LIC10 Jul 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

I have an account, but use it only for one group. I don't like having all aspects of my life in the same place.

Waco Joe10 Jul 2019 1:07 p.m. PST

3 Multiple gaming and 3d printing groups.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

1

Martian Root Canal10 Jul 2019 1:32 p.m. PST

3. Agree with Extra Crispy. I'm in multiple painting, 3d printing and gaming groups, as well as following manufacturers I like.

Lascaris10 Jul 2019 1:38 p.m. PST

3. Both for family and for gaming.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

4

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 2:25 p.m. PST

1) Never been on it and never go

Platforms like TMP are the best.

Silurian10 Jul 2019 3:01 p.m. PST

2.

Don't post stuff myself, yet, but there is tons of excellent gaming material, painting etc to look at.

blacksmith10 Jul 2019 3:51 p.m. PST

3 or 4
I'm in several FB wargaming groups and seeing their posts everyday keep my hobby juices flowing.

Teppsta Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

3

I like it a lot for gaming / painting / modelling groups. But I use a separate account for family and friends

redbanner414510 Jul 2019 4:22 p.m. PST

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Yesthatphil10 Jul 2019 4:40 p.m. PST

2 and 3

Facebook is absolutely essential these days and is the cornerstone of our campaigns to save Britain's battlefields (and other heritage stuff I am involved in that's not core to TMP's interests).

You can add one (sometimes two) noughts to the number of people you can reach, you can get petitions over the (critical) 10k mark in a few days, you can change the policies of local councils through the public pressure you can generate.

For history and heritage it is the most important tool in the armoury (way ahead of, say, twitter). And it is completely free.

My secondary use is for friends and family. It is brilliant.

Finally I use the DBA and one or two other wargame pages. They are excellent and much better than any of the other forums I am on. Facebook stuff is always positive and inspiring. None of the stuff you seem to get elsewhere (that killed, say, yahoo email groups)

Phil

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 4:49 p.m. PST

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wrgmr110 Jul 2019 4:52 p.m. PST

3, lots of gaming and modelling groups.

haywire10 Jul 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

3… pretty much the main reason for keeping my FB account is for all the gaming pages I am a member of or following.

khanscom10 Jul 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

1-- and never will.

Personal logo Condottiere Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 5:15 p.m. PST

3-best resource for gaming community.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 5:16 p.m. PST

Had to get a personal account so I could open one for a business. I'm a member of maybe a dozen pages active on 3-4.

I follow several dozen blogs and sort of prefer that format.

TMP has the format for a general forum that I prefer. That may be because I've been on it for so long.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 5:17 p.m. PST

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