General FanForce vs Facebook

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Yoshee, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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    I'm going to chuck this out there...

    Is it right to direct new members to the page on Facebook, under the impression more goes on there?

    If yes, what's the point of this site exactly. And more importantly, what is the point of the chapter forums (London etc...)?

    With potentially 5 new movies on the way, we should be bringing this place back to life, not promoting Facebook. If anything, we should be using Facebook and Twitter to promote this place. In my opinion.

    Discuss...
    Last edited by Yoshee, Feb 10, 2013
  2. halibut Chosen One

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    You are right. We should be using FB to bring people here instead of vice versa.

    I'd suggest that when a piece of news is released, a thread is started here with the link to that thread given on the FB page.
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  3. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Also when it comes to the subforums of the FFUK, what would you think about doing what's been done in most other regions and combined all forums into one, but with tags for each separate forum? Take a look at the Europe, Oceania or US-SouthWest regions to see what I mean.
  4. halibut Chosen One

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    Oh, I'm all for that 100%
  5. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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    Personally, I think that's a great idea. FF-UK just looks like a collection of disused forums now. Which is sad given it's colourful past. Combining them all would at least improve its appearance and make it easier to navigate too....

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  6. halibut Chosen One

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    Can we also ban automatic mobile phone signatures
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  7. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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    Is that better? :p
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  8. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Yes. Or should I start putting "sent from my PC" after every post? :p

    I'm all for having tags for each area, especially as places like Midlands & Wales are dead and just sit there being redundant.

    I agree we should promote this place more, the FB group was established primarily to keep members who stopped posting here or even checking the boards up to date with what events were going on so that we could still do meets. The problem here has been lack of threads that encourage discussion (partly because most things we would talk about like football or Dr Who already is discussed in the JCC with more people), but if we can find a way to bring discussion back to like it was in days of old then I say get it done.

    Promotion of FFUK is important, but we no longer do convention tables or create posters to hand out at places so attracting members is harder.
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  9. emilsson Chosen One

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    Also some of us aren't on FB at all and risk missing a lot of information. I think Halibut's suggestion is an excellent solution.
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  10. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Better start doing more threads then, so we actually have something worth linking to :p
  11. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Sounds like a good idea. It would certainly make it easier to keep it busy.
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