Re: : New Facebook Group: Light Railways of Australia
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Fully agree on all points. There does seem more of a fear of Facebook, more so than other online forums, out there.
Having owned (still do) many Yahoogroups and Facebook groups, I have noted a huge decline in the former, while the later have grown far beyond anything I could have dreamed of on Yahoogroups.
The Yahoogroup search function seems to work better, but apart from that, I could not be happier with Facebook groups. I was one of those who avoided it in the early days, but in the eight years I have utilized it I can't say I have had any issues that I have not had elsewhere.
I do have a wall. However, as has been said, you do not need to do as such to use the groups. A fake account can be set up (Facebook is cracking down on this now days) and groups joined.
It would be advisable to approach the group owner first. Most of us really police applications for signs that you are interested in the topic. New accounts are treated with some suspicion by anyone who cares who comes on.
I have three groups relevant to the LRRSA. All being research special interest type groups.
None have been an issue, all enjoy a slowly growing membership and attract some truly great content. A terrific research tool as well.
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