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Poll: Which setting do you prefer for the PA2A Facebook Group?
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Private - Only members can see posts but other Facebook users will be able to find the group and ask to join (outside of the forums)
60.00%
6 60.00%
Secret - Only members can see the member list and posts inside the group, however, we would have to add members from within the forums or privite invites only.
40.00%
4 40.00%
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#1
We have been seeing a decline in forum usage across the internet and a lot of it points to the popularity of Facebook. We have actually had a pa2a group on Facebook almost since day 1 but it really hasn't garnished much attention, so I decided to pull it out of mothballs and see if we can make it a popular group!

Groups are cool on FB because you can post comments and photos but they do not show up on your timeline so your regular friends don't see them (unless they are also members of said group) This makes groups semi private. I could set it to secret but then we wouldn't be able to recruit new members from FB, we could only link from the forums...this may be an option depending on what you guys prefer? Hit the poll above and discuss below!

The group page also has a really nice interface that allows classified ads as well! The group separates discussions from ads pretty well and you can search both sections independently.

So give it a try! You can always opt out if you don't like it!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pennsylvania2a/
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A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
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#2
That seems like a good idea. Only the really dedicated nerds like us frequent forums.


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#3
I didn't know about it until today! Guess I should have searched for it. I don't think you would have to set it to secret unless/until you feel like you are seeing trolls or spies joining up.
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#4
Even though I don't Facebook and never will, I think anything that can help spread the good word of our lord and savior John Moses Browning is a good thing. Big Grin

I think this place died when the other site quit banning people for political discussion. This was the place to go for that kind of thing for a lot of people. I don't think forums are dead, I think we don't bring anything extra to the table anymore here that other sites don't already offer at this point. Maybe we can change that?
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RugerGirl;171541 Wrote:I didn't know about it until today! Guess I should have searched for it. I don't think you would have to set it to secret unless/until you feel like you are seeing trolls or spies joining up.


The main reason for being a "secret" group would be total anonymity, people on your friends list wouldn't know you belonged at all, whereas with a closed group, anyone can see the members of the group, just not the posts within.
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#6
Facebook keeps "rearranging" the security settings of member pages whenever it updates. You'd have to stay right on top of it every day, but it's do-able.

I probably don't trust Facebook any more or less than anything else on the 'net.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
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#7
I don't use facebook. <period>

There is nothing that facebook has to offer that I would ever consider signing up for.
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#8
I don't use facebook either.
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halftrack;171548 Wrote:Facebook keeps "rearranging" the security settings of member pages whenever it updates. You'd have to stay right on top of it every day, but it's do-able.

I probably don't trust Facebook any more or less than anything else on the 'net.

Exactly. I check my security settings weekly at a minimum to make sure there weren't any "improvements" made without my knowledge and don't post anything I want kept secret/secure. I like Facebook (FB). It reminds me of the days when I first found the internet eons ago via AOHell and their chat rooms. A lot of fun and info. Learned how to build a computer, a web page, etc.

Unlike a forum like this, FB isn't geared toward a specific topic as a whole. I have FB friends I went to elementary school with, even made mini semi-impromptu reunions a couple times, I would never have known about them without FB, friends I got sober with 30 years ago and lost touch with, gun friends, distant family, etc. all in one place. FB has "pages" that are topic specific too. I have learned stuff from around the world from FB pages and friends. I have FB friends in Australia, when Obama was saying we should be more like there I asked my friends from there what it was really like. Got mixed reactions, pro-con, just like here at home, but basically gun violence went down some, but not violence in general. One guy said "More drive by shootings than ever before, more home invasions now they know less likelihood of the inhabitant owning a gun."

If you know your way around FB you can tailor who sees what when you do post. Like anywhere on the net, be mindful of what you post.

Nothing you do on the internet is truly private or safe, as long as you remember that you shouldn't have a problem.
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soberbyker;171551 Wrote:
halftrack;171548 Wrote:Facebook keeps "rearranging" the security settings of member pages whenever it updates. You'd have to stay right on top of it every day, but it's do-able.

I probably don't trust Facebook any more or less than anything else on the 'net.

Exactly. I check my security settings weekly at a minimum to make sure there weren't any "improvements" made without my knowledge and don't post anything I want kept secret/secure. I like Facebook (FB). It reminds me of the days when I first found the internet eons ago via AOHell and their chat rooms. A lot of fun and info. Learned how to build a computer, a web page, etc.

Unlike a forum like this, FB isn't geared toward a specific topic as a whole. I have FB friends I went to elementary school with, even made mini semi-impromptu reunions a couple times, I would never have known about them without FB, friends I got sober with 30 years ago and lost touch with, gun friends, distant family, etc. all in one place. FB has "pages" that are topic specific too. I have learned stuff from around the world from FB pages and friends. I have FB friends in Australia, when Obama was saying we should be more like there I asked my friends from there what it was really like. Got mixed reactions, pro-con, just like here at home, but basically gun violence went down some, but not violence in general. One guy said "More drive by shootings than ever before, more home invasions now they know less likelihood of the inhabitant owning a gun."

If you know your way around FB you can tailor who sees what when you do post. Like anywhere on the net, be mindful of what you post.

Nothing you do on the internet is truly private or safe, as long as you remember that you shouldn't have a problem.


I feel like this too. My dad hates the Internet and Facebook. He has seen a lot of ruined relationships and breaches of privacy and depression caused by social media. But I try to tell him it's all in how you use it. You have pretty much full control over how much of your information gets out there. You also have control over what you see and read. I try to keep my FB pretty low drama. I enjoy it.
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