[identity profile] jonahmama.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] revolution_fr
Has anyone thought about moving / duplicating this community to be a Facebook group? I know some people have said this community has been lacking in activity (I agree), while it seems to me Facebook groups are thriving. We can make it a "closed group" so membership is moderated. There are a lot more people on FB, obviously, and it also makes it easier to share links to interesting articles, events etc. that we might come across. Thoughts?

Date: 2012-03-03 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ephaistion85.livejournal.com
I think it's a good idea, at least having a doubling there can help the community to be more active :)
I am having a lot of trouble with lj lately (it doesn't let me post on my account and often I have to comment twice to get the reply on the website, I guess I am not the only one >.<).

Date: 2012-03-04 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trf-chan.livejournal.com
You have every right, of course, to do what you'd like, since this community never has and never will have the monopoly on "French Revolution internet community," but I'm a bit skeptical, for several reasons:

A. A fair bit of 'decline' here, I feel, has less to do with the platform itself and more to do with the fact that a lot of people who were once active members are older now - last couple years of undergrad, into master's, etc (or, indeed, onto career goals). - and have way less time to dedicate to an internet community of any sort. That's definitely my problem at the moment, although considering that I've been spending the year in France, I have a fair amount of goodies to share to help make up for it in a month or so when I'm less pressed for time.

B. I don't find the structure of facebook groups, particularly the way comments function there (as well as the temptation to just answer everything with a 'like' button instead of engaging in conversation! ;)), to be as conducive to discussion as LJ is.

C. This is purely personal, and no offense intended to anyone, but...I'd rather not have to broadcast my real-life identity to the entirety of the group, moderated or not, in order to be able to participate. I'm not some horribly paranoid person trying to hold apart my IRL and internet lives and saying "AND NEVER THE TWAINS SHALL MEET"; I have, in the past, added people I met through LJ on facebook. But I'd really (and I'm hard-pressed to believe I'm the only one) prefer to stay in control of who knows what about me. Yes, I know about the different facebook privacy settings, and I already have mine set pretty damn high, but I'm just not entirely comfortable with any sort of link existing in the first place, you know?

D. Creating two separate groups (because I will not be shutting this one down) for a topic that, no matter how many ways you swing it, is never exactly going to be hopping (not like there's a new installment or what have you to discuss every week, heh) will only serve to dilute the concentration of participants even more, imo.

Just my two cents.

Constant Revo

Date: 2012-09-27 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] caro_eglantine
Hi
I'd like you to keep this going here - I've only just joined and I'm really slow to get to grips with how things work but I like the slower pace - Tumblr has some fantastic stuff but it's all so hectic!
I'm also not keen on facebook
Also I have just seen all the tags on your page so I'm happy.
Caro

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