Lousy Masonic Facebook Pages

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah...irks me. Why do people setup Masonic facebook pages, make a few posts then leave them unmoderated so that morons can take over and put Masonry in a bad light? If I see another devil worship, baphomet, satan worship, illuminati comment I'll go crazy!
     
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  2. swole

    swole Registered User

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    I agree. What's with the devils worshiping thing anyway? I was asked that by last week (again) and when I said no they said, "Well it was on google!" .......(o.0)............Really?
     
  3. Dave in Waco

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    Because their are so many of them. Plus they jsut never gave control to others.
     
  4. JohnnyFlotsam

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    How much does anything that's on Facebook matter, really?
     
  5. Benton

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    Because Facebook is a huge social media that influences millions of people on a daily basis, and there are some that may actually buy into the information in those bogus groups. I'm in the generation that would buy into those things. Yes, it's plausible. Yes, some people are that dumb.
     
  6. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Hey it's not official until it's on Facebook.
     
  7. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I totally agree Blake. I try to keep a decient hand on the two FB pages that I own / manage.
     
  8. Bro.BruceBenjamin

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    Remember facebook originally was for college kids then they opened up to everyone brilliant.
     
  9. dhouseholder

    dhouseholder Registered User

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    We only let confirmed Masons friend our lodge on Facebook.
     
  10. bupton52

    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    There is a group on Facebook called Fighting Masonic Mis-Education that seems to be pretty good. There are PHA and "mainstream" (I really dislike that word) brothers there but more representation from the mainstream side would be needed. Just give another viewpoint to a lot of things and lets men know that they have choices and hopefully the most important choice they make is to join a regular lodge.
     
  11. BryanMaloney

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    So? Computer BBS systems (like this one) were originally "for college kids", too. They were set up as sidelines to the "serious work" that networking was being developed for.
     
  12. BroBill

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    I know what you mean... I try to log in and check my York Rite page every day for "house cleaning" and end up un-friending someone or deleting wall posts once or twice a week. I also use my personal page to "monitor" it. Gotta manage it if you're gonna set it up- IMHO.
     
  13. Preston DuBose

    Preston DuBose Registered User

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    Hmmm. Our Facebook page hasn't had that problem yet. Our problem is obscurity!

    That being said, up until reading this thread I was the only admin for our lodge's Facebook page. I've now added another admin as a backup in case I ever unexpectedly give up my working tools while bravely rescuing a busload of children, protecting a nursing home from armed thugs, or choking on a potato chip.
     
  14. polmjonz

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    Although unfortunate that an amount of posting that goes on there can be negative or uninformed it can also be humorous to read some of it also particularly some of the Nigerian posts. I often wonder if some of them are the same people who run some of the scams in that country trying to gain a foothold in our institution . Most of the well moderated sites do a very good job providing legitimate information and also shutting down the irregular conversations that occur.
     

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