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    Unhappy TB Facebook page rant

    Has anyone looked at the TB FB page lately?

    Although I have to admit to agreeing with the feelings expressed I believe that the TB page is the wrong place to express such sentiments as it give TB as a whole a reputation that it doesn't want.
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    I left the TB FB Group sometime ago. Haven't been on it since then.

    You should, if you see a post that you believe is not within the spirit of TB, use the report function to draw the attention of a Admin to it.

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    I often wish the internet was a 'right of admission reserved' kinda place

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Az- View Post
    I often wish the internet was a 'right of admission reserved' kinda place
    I agree. Ban the trouble makers and people that go against what Think Bike stands for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    I agree. Ban the trouble makers and people that go against what Think Bike stands for.
    Make no mistake... I'd be one of the 1st banned from the internet, my sunny disposition would get me kicked out.
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    Get rid of the Facebook Pages

    Seriously?

    After the Karin / Brennon Hawker bull****, I really think you guys need to think long and hard about how much damage the facebook pages are causing…

    Have a FB presence by all means, but free of posts by the general public. …this campaign is not strong enough to manage its own forum, let alone the outside world of social media…

    Guys, I cannot beg you enough to pull what’s left of TB together and start by getting the small stuff right…like the forum…instead of tackling the monsters like social media….
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartTart View Post
    Get rid of the Facebook Pages

    Seriously?

    After the Karin / Brennon Hawker bull****, I really think you guys need to think long and hard about how much damage the facebook pages are causing…

    Have a FB presence by all means, but free of posts by the general public. …this campaign is not strong enough to manage its own forum, let alone the outside world of social media…

    Guys, I cannot beg you enough to pull what’s left of TB together and start by getting the small stuff right…like the forum…instead of tackling the monsters like social media….
    I reckon that there should be more admin and strict rules in place so that the Think Bike vision can be shared as it was meant to be. To many trolls and people going against the vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    I reckon that there should be more admin and strict rules in place so that the Think Bike vision can be shared as it was meant to be. To many trolls and people going against the vision.
    More rules? More Admin?

    Nah. Just close it so only Admins can post. Then use it for post about what TB stands for only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    . Just close it so only Admins can post. Then use it for post about what TB stands for only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    More rules? More Admin?

    Nah. Just close it so only Admins can post. Then use it for post about what TB stands for only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    More rules? More Admin?

    Nah. Just close it so only Admins can post. Then use it for post about what TB stands for only.
    Yeah - that will work too. Maybe give access to paid up members only.

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    I left facebook two years ago. Could somebody please copy and paste what has been said there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    More rules? More Admin?

    Nah. Just close it so only Admins can post. Then use it for post about what TB stands for only.
    This.

    That will also stop all the religious propaganda posts as well.
    One of the reasons I left the TB FB page was because of that.
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    Thanks for the input all. We have taken the advice to heart, and will be dealing with the page on Facebook accordingly.
    I am sure you will all notice the change.

    Thanks

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    The way forward has more or less been agreed upon.

    Firstly, after a poll, all adverts have been banned, except for biker events.

    Secondly, we need more admins. We have identified one or two so far.

    Thirdly, all posts will have to be approved before they publish to the page. That is why we need more admins.


    So, if you feel you have been around long enough to understand the essence of the campaign and know how social media can work for you (and how easily it can work against you), and you feel you can play class captain to the problem class, put your name forward. These changes are needed urgently and the moment we have the right team to do it, we can throw the switch.
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    I'm confused - why has there been an announcement to just CLOSE the FB page? Sends a very negative message to those who DO support the campaign - I can't see those people logging onto the Forum... Hope I'm wrong.

    Perhaps put a poll up on the TB forum - and have FB 'members' have a vote?

    We've been down this road before on the forum a few times - just needs better support from the community.
    In many other FB pages, the admins just cull the offenders - tough.


    FB may not be the best platform and is a breeding ground for negativity and keyboard cowboys - but that's what any 'business' who's in the public eye needs to face.
    Perhaps we should change our approach from defense - to asking the detractors for solutions - and for THEM to step up to the plate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    I'm confused - why has there been an announcement to just CLOSE the FB page? Sends a very negative message to those who DO support the campaign - I can't see those people logging onto the Forum... Hope I'm wrong.


    Also just saw it.

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    I totally agree with all the rubbish on the TB ad's and nonsense posts,but there are a few of us who use it to post the good work that TB is still doing and making people aware of what we are doing, I would gladly help in moderating what goes on, on TB face book page..
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRéhann View Post
    The way forward has more or less been agreed upon.

    Firstly, after a poll, all adverts have been banned, except for biker events.

    Secondly, we need more admins. We have identified one or two so far.

    Thirdly, all posts will have to be approved before they publish to the page. That is why we need more admins.


    So, if you feel you have been around long enough to understand the essence of the campaign and know how social media can work for you (and how easily it can work against you), and you feel you can play class captain to the problem class, put your name forward. These changes are needed urgently and the moment we have the right team to do it, we can throw the switch.

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    Colin, please try and save the dignity campaign by deleting that ill-thought-through idea as soon as possible.

    Maybe a little wider consultation would've saved us all a lot of egg in the face, don't you think??
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