|Click the image to go to the "original" Metalsmiths Unite group|
if you are an administrator of a "group to be archived"
I just wanted to let you know how the whole thing worked out for us- because you may save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run.
- we were informed that our page was to be archived
- and told that if we didn't update that we would lose all of our members and most of our recent posts.
- then we weren't given an "update" button for our group- only a link to making a new page.
So......I made a new group- invited my friends, notified all the members of the old group....and started re-establishing the community.....
|Click on this image to go to the "new" Metalsmiths Unite 2.0 group|
a week went by....and guess what? Facebook then added an "upgrade" button to the original group- making all of the re-organization absolutely a waste of time, and essentially dividing my "metalsmiths Unite" group. (Which is now cut in two- as "Metalsmiths Unite" and Metalsmiths Unite 2.0)
Needless to say I am really irked by the way Facebook fumbled this transition- if they had given a schedule to the upcoming archiving I wouldn't have been afraid of losing my group, and if they had put an upgrade button on the group in the first place I wouldn't now be sitting on a divided group.
And I know for a fact that there are many many more groups out there that are going through the same thing-
it's as if Facebook had NO CLUE as to how to transition to a new format- and no clue as to haw to inform their users how to make the transition.
They yelled "Fire" into a crowded theater....waited as people panicked, blew out the candle then opened the exit doors
Nice job, Facebook.