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I have had quite some experience with moderation and administration. Here is how I would approach it: 1. First Option: You have spotted members with a potential fit for the job: Contact a couple of these, ask them to join you on this moderation job and give them a month or so of trial with limited powers... keep the best ones, and kindly thank the others ...


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I wouldn't use words like "false claims" or censorship. Your group isn't a government and isn't supposed to represent the entire population. It's a group to advocate for bikes. Your posts are aimed at those who want to advocate for bikes. If someone leaves a comment that is in opposition to that, you're under no obligation to leave it in place. Even if it's ...


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I didn't realize that Facebook had made this change--must go explore! I was on the verge of abandoning a page for a group, myself. The important point is that Pages are useless for building community. Groups aren't a great community tool, but they are as good as it gets on Facebook--people can post easily to it, share "stuff," etc. I'd experiment. That's ...


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Well the answer is "it depends". There are a number of things to consider: If the page is high traffic then it might not matter that irrelevant posts are made. They'll be outnumbered by the on topic posts so people won't necessarily spot them. They'll be there for people to seek out, but they won't be "in your face". If the page is low traffic then while ...


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Your question is quite broad. I'll copy and paste you an answer of another question which is essentially the same: How can my community grow? Now we'll head to the disappointing part. Even if you do everything right, you are available, you are open to your community, you can still be not able to succeed. The chances are against you. The biggest factor in ...


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As you get large enough, referrals could be a decent option. In the shorter run, getting more man power to check people out is probably the only effective way to keep things under control. You need a consistent presence that can remove people that are able to fake their way in until you have enough people to be able to expand via personal confirmation.


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You are wise to bring more moderators on board before you need them. The list is low-activity for now but that could change in a heartbeat, and often does when there are a lot of members. Or you could be out of town, have computer problems, or be sick, just when something blows up. The user Nobody has given some excellent advice but I prefer reaching out ...


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You can Add the link in the top banner Add the link in a pinned post Adding a Facebook page as administrator, which shows up at the top and the right and which has the link of the webpage inside Tell the users you are going to upload some of the articles to the website and repost them in the group and/or another Facebook page. Use an application like dlvrit ...


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I think you have two different questions here: Can you do better on or off Facebook? Should you set up a competing group? I have more opinion about the first. I would set up the group on another website you have more control over and trust better than Facebook. Some people will refuse to make Facebook accounts, so this makes sense to me. But Facebook is ...


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You want "the full range of fans" but don't seem to know the qualities of that range of fans. Even if everyone is truly a potential Mumford and Sons fan, there is a difference between being open to everyone and targeting everyone. You can either cater to the core demographic and use that momentum to attract the rest of the fandom, or you can try to cater to ...


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It's difficult to give a single answer as to when these times would be, but if your target audience is school students then they are more likely to be online just after school (~4pm - depending on exactly when they finish school) and at weekends, whereas if you are targeting working adults then lunchtimes and later evenings might be the best time. If ...


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I'm not really sure that there is much in the way of guidelines on this. I normally respond based on which entity I'm responding as. If I'm responding as a member of the group, I'll respond as myself. If I'm responding as a statement of the group as a whole, then I'll post as the group. The main advantage I could see is anonymity in posting as the group ...


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My question is: Do others identify your organization through your logo? Like if someone see your logo, do they say "Ahh, that's such-and-such organization" If so, I highly recommend you put your logo as your avatar. The pros of it: -Your organization will be identifiable from others. -It will be recognizable for all when they see one of your volunteers (...


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What you probably want is two kinds of members: new and established, or unverified and verified, that sort of thing. Facebook doesn't technically allow that, but you can achieve that with two groups. The first can be semi public, and the second completely private. Some announcements and discussions -- those unlikely to expose vulnerable people or attract ...


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You can arrange a raffle of bonuses. For example, "Place this post on your page and receive a bonus additional product features without payment". This may be another option.


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I think that it depends on what you are looking to accomplish within the platforms. The company that I work for uses both but for different reasons. Our Support Forums are used for creating customer self-service articles and answering questions regarding usage of our platforms and services. Our platform works fine for what we are doing there, but we are not ...


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Be clear with your community I am going to answer your question with a reference to a situation happening in Warframe community some time ago. Warframe is an MMORPG about "space ninjas" called Tenno, it is developed by Digital Extremes (DE). The situation Some time ago one youtuber, Mogamu, made a video showing evidence that he used a glitch to ...


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You have fallen foul of Facebook's "interest" algo. The number of fans that see a post on a page is determined by the number of interactions posts on the page have been getting lately. Your best bet is to post daily, share the heck out of those posts in relevant groups that would welcome that, and name drop (tag) a few key influencers. A controversial or ...


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I understand that leader should be active Yes, however beware of your activity. For nonprofits over 200 volunteers and various projects, it is impossible to handle every detail. Therefore it is important to have middle management reporting to you. Communication is key and it should be adjusted to the various levels of the organisation. why enthusiastic ...


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In my experience, people are seeking leadership, organization and delegation of work, at least initially, to build motivation and momentum to start experiencing success as a group. Help them see the value of investing a wee bit of Individual effort and subsequently experience some collective success as a team.


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First, nicely done! Your efforts have lead to over 1000 people joining, reading, and potentially contributing to your group. That's a great achievement for you, but it's also a great achievement for your community, so start out your post by mentioning that! Given that your group appears to be continuing to grow, in your milestone celebration post you could ...


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If you are having a garage sale or selling items one at a time the same way, just things you own that you no longer want, of course you can sell to whoever you want and refuse to sell to people for any reason. Maybe they gave you a bad check last time or wanted a refund. Maybe you just don't like them. Facebook doesn't have rules requiring you to sell to ...


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I have found two things that specifically help Facebook groups grow. First is setting an example. I have found that once the community gets the idea of what content the group is for, they will start posting it. If the group name and description don't make this clear enough, examples can help - a lot. The usual seeding of posts to appear each day is one way. ...


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