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Offline DrRichP

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Facebook SUX!
« on: August 04, 2016, 08:27:42 PM »
I just wanted to let our Appleseed community know, I think Facebook SUX!.

Our Illinois SC has worked very hard to get back into a range in Ottawa, IL on September 24-25, 2016. He got approval and wanted to do a Facebook "boost" post to promote the event and try to get it sold out.

Facebook rejected the boost because Project Appleseed offers firearms training. I can only guess they would rather people with firearms remain untrained? In any case they SUCK! !@#)

What are our other options?

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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 01:16:49 AM »
Well that seems inconsistent - FaceBorg has a bunch of state Appleseed pages.  Why would they be OK with all those Appleseed pages but flush a single post?

And yes, FaceBorg DOES suck.
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 01:47:48 AM »
Boosted posts have a special approval process.  Try it again at 1 to 2 AM, California time.  You will usually get a junior staff member at that time of day, and such boosted posts usually get approved then.  Do it between 9 AM to 4 PM California time, and rejection is nearly guaranteed.


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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 10:48:58 AM »
I had a FB page for my CCW classes. They always wanted to take my money to promote.
Go figure.
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 11:31:12 AM »
Amen!! I lived over 65 years prior to faceborg and didn't miss it. Why would I need it now? My $0.02.

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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 12:04:49 PM »
I've boosted several events and posts with no problems

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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 12:25:04 PM »
Rush calls it fakebook !
I prefer life w/o it.
just saying :)
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 01:12:28 PM »
I like Gary's idea about trying it in the wee hours of the morning, PST.     

That being said, I steer clear of all social media.  I don't do tweets, twits, Instagram, instant messaging, instant gratification, Faceborg, FaceTime, facial recognition... ;D    I leave all of that to spitstickler - he's my TX social media genius.   O0
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 04:42:10 PM »
I am not on Facebook personally.   I don't like it...  I choose not to participate in their social engineering....

That being said... I do run the il Facebook page... It's a great marketing tool...  Easy cheap way to get the word out about events... 
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2016, 05:30:03 PM »
As Laredo said, many of us will never use that site for ourselves. But hundreds of thousands of potential Appleseeders do use it. It's a powerful marketing tool.
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2016, 10:12:25 PM »
We use Facebucket to post many AAR's. We do not have a NM page.
 I have not tried "boosted" posts.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Facebook SUX!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2016, 02:15:26 PM »
I've boosted several events and posts with no problems

I haven't had any issues posting or boosting Appleseed events, but I did get a rejection about boosting my range's web page, at least initially.

When I submitted the boost, I received a notification that my ad was being rejected because, as the rejection stated, we were involved with firearms sales and advertising such was against Facebook's rules. I promptly appealed this because we don't sell anything at our range, we're just a member-only shooting and archery range. My appeal was accepted and the ad was posted within an hour.

After reading more about how they process things over there, it became obvious to me that merely mentioning firearms caused one of their pajamaboy reviewers to have a panic attack, which lead to the initial rejection. The appeal appears to have caught the attention of a more mature individual on the FB staff who over-ruled the initial response. I hope they found a "safe space" for the frightened one to safety recover in.