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S F Bay Pen Posse Facebook Group Is Closed ("archived")


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#1 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 16:31

All because some people couldn't keep the politics out of it, and couldn't stop arguing about whether political "art" should be allowed, so the moderators just threw up their hands and said "we're done." The group is "archived" which means you can look at it (if you can find it) but no-one can post. What the hell good that is to anyone I don't know. 

 

I had only been a member, and gone to a few SF pen posses, for a few months, so I suppose there are lots of people who are losing more than I am. Nevertheless, I am peeved*. 

 

If someone does start a new SF Bay area Facebook pen group, I hope they will announce it here because otherwise I have no idea how anyone is supposed to find out. 

 

*Please note, this is not the word I typed. The word I typed is commonly used to describe either being angry or drunk or urinated on -- and that word is what I am, not "peeved." 


Edited by Paul-in-SF, 07 May 2020 - 16:35.


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 17:03

Yeah, I know the word you mean....  I've had it replaced by "peeved" too, at times.  And "peeved" doesn't begin to reach the level of why I used the other word....

As for FB, I hate it with a passion.  Largely BECAUSE of the politics, in general.  But also because a lot of people don't understand how FB works (I do because my husband went to a lecture a few years ago on how FB deals with businesses -- and treats organizations LIKE businesses).  And unless you go "like like like" every time you turn around, you don't necessarily see even posts from "close" friends filter into your feed (let alone your inbox).

Hopefully you can get the answers you need from someone out your way.  But I don't blame the moderators from making the group go away, if that's what it was turning into.  The problem is that it's likely either going to be an "open" or "closed" group; and if it's "open" they can't kick out the problem children.

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#3 ftdimson

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 17:40

Hey there! Franz here.

I created a new group for the SF Pen Posse. I wanted to make sure to have our little group and continue to have positivity. Before the group was archived, the admin posted it in the announcement.

Heres the link: https://www.facebook...95644897895971/

Thanks very much for posting here.
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#4 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 19:15

Hey there! Franz here.

I created a new group for the SF Pen Posse. I wanted to make sure to have our little group and continue to have positivity. Before the group was archived, the admin posted it in the announcement.

Heres the link: https://www.facebook...95644897895971/

Thanks very much for posting here.

 

Thanks, Franz. That info was cut off behind "read more" and I didn't click to read more. My bad. What I thought was that omission was responsible for a large part of my "peeved" state, and so it was for nothing. 

 

As for Facebook as a venue for interest groups, it seems to work fairly well for me, I belong to a couple of others. I don't use it much for personal stuff and I have been really irritated from time to time when Facebook hid all the posts in my feed from before that day because they seem to think I don't have enough "friends." I complained really hard about that to them and it hasn't happened in a while.

 

Especially recently, lacking the opportunity to meet in person, the Facebook groupo has been a very useful place to meet some of my pen needs. Like here. 


Edited by Paul-in-SF, 07 May 2020 - 19:16.







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