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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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#21
I think both have their place. There will be some overlap, but most will prefer one or the other.

I belong to a pipe & tobacco FB group that's actually moving towards having a forum as well. There are some things we think that a forum is better suited for, but there a no plans to leave FB, only to expand where there seems to be a benefit in doing so.
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#22
I think I'm missing something because I don't facebook but I'm trying to understand why another outlet would benefit this place other that "liking" it?
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#23
P89;171584 Wrote:I think I'm missing something because I don't facebook but I'm trying to understand why another outlet would benefit this place other that "liking" it?

mainly for the potential exposure it can get. i wasnt much of a facebook user until i got involved with the legion riders. it has opened up communication on a larger and easier scale
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goofin, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#24
Communication, exposure, and what not is better on a social media site than a forum. There are negatives and positives about it. It's all in how you manage it and your account settings. There is a learning curve that takes some time to figure out.

Forums have their advantages and negatives as does sites like Facebook. I don't one will threaten the other as long as it's handled right. For example, an MSR forum I belong to also has a Facebook page. The focus is different between the two but some information does cross over back and forth. Mainly from the Admins and Moderators.
sgtsandman, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2014.
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#25
Facebook is easier for those already on it, because everything is there in one place. But for those not on FB, it probably would not add very much.
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#26
RugerGirl;171590 Wrote:Facebook is easier for those already on it, because everything is there in one place. But for those not on FB, it probably would not add very much.

I agree. It might bring more people to the forum because there is a page on facebook. One of the things the MSR forum does when they put information up is to reference the Forum for more information on the subject. The page is just an introduction, more or less. There are some separate discussions and topics there as well but it's the usual facebook stuff. The real "meat and potatoes" is still on the forum.
sgtsandman, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2014.
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#27
Facebook has turned out to be more useful than I originally thought it'd be. I'm the administrator for two different PA gun groups, PA Guntards and PA Open & Concealed Carry. The former is more of a troll group, where we share fimthy jokes and pics of hot chicks, and the latter is the grown up table. Running both, with help, has allowed me to become more involved in PA gun issues, and connect with more people in my area then being on a forum has.

As far as trying to get the PA2A group more active...yes. It's a good idea. It may help to draw more people here, and get this place more active, which has been sorta bothering me. I really want this place to be...more. I don't want it to go the way of PAOpenCarry.org, or PAZRT.
Unbanned since September 2012.
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#28
Emptymag;171575 Wrote:I will admit that it has some redeeming qualities.

My wife and her FB clan use the fuck out of it to rescue and reunite lost dogs with their owners on a regular basis.

If not for FB, she would not have been involved in this guy's initial rescue when it was posted on FB that "a dog is seen on a rooftop", and then later with our adoption of him.

Roofus
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This is the pic she saw on FB (he had mange - no hair)
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I can say that without FB there was a 99.9% chance that he would have been euthanized by animal control - which is where he was headed as they loaded him into a police car until one of his rescuers asked where he was going to be taken. She then asked to take him instead because of the reputation that place has for putting down pits - dangerous or not. Now he's ours and is currently lying upside down on the love seat - snoring, instead of dead.


Lost pet pages are amazingly effective vs the pre-Facebook method of stapling flyers to a few telephone poles and likely never seeing your dog again.

My sister just helped an owner find their "runaway" dog last week.
She noticed the dog wandering about on her way to work in a yard where she never saw any evidence of a pet and then on the way home it was up the road a bit.
She stopped and the dog came right to her.
She took it home and fed it and it took right to her 3 Huskies.
She posted a picture on Facebook and literally within 10 minutes one of her "friends" had a "friend" that was looking for their lost dog.
By this time it was 2am and the next morning the people responded to her post with a picture of them with their dog and she took it home within the hour.

Without facebook the dog probably would have ended up with some new roomies, instead is was reunited with it's family.
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