Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mise au point

I'm writing here since doing such a post on the Bacefook group wouldn't be the right place.  Since I've created this baby, I've been venting, ranting or bitching, whatever you want to call it, on here.  I've used this blog as my own personal soap box, and I love it.  I'm not forcing anyone to read it, those who do it is because they chose to come here.

I administer a Bacefook group for my Postcrossing addiction.  As I wrote a few posts back, I wanted it to be a certain way, I had ideas of what the group would be about, blah, blah, blah.  Things change, they go in different directions, they mature and at times, they even die.  I'm okay with that.  It's what they call the circle of life, right?  Things come and go, just like men - sorry, couldn't help that one!

In managing the group, I've had to refuse members, deal with those reactions, being called a racist, a bitch, etc.  I don't care.  I wanted (and still do) this group to be for and about Canadians, not people who like Canadians and so on.  You're not Canadians, then this group is not for you.  In managing the group, I've had to put my foot down and insist that this group wasn't about swaps.  I know that some people really disliked it, some left because of it, but it's all good.  You want to only do swaps, then this group is not for you.  In managing the group, I've had to monitor some posts when things were getting out of hand or going down a path that would turn sour.  I've had to close and even delete some subjects.  You want to stir some shit, then this may not be the group for you.

That being said I'm not a dictator.  A bitch, most likely.  I can deal with that.  Yes it is a group I've created, but I really do think it is our group.  I really don't care what you post on the wall (unless it's about offers to swap!), what games you play, etc.  Whenever I feel something is not right, I will address it, other than that, I will give you addresses for the GRC, add new members, and so on.

So, if you want to post something about a sick friend (like Sue did), please do.  If you want to share a link re. mail delivery (like Angie did), go ahead.  If you want to start a traveling envelop, a game, etc, please, don't be shy.  This group is for us.  I want you to feel comfortable.  If you don't and there's something I can do to help, please let me know.  If you don't and would rather moan about it to others than to directly address it, then it is your problem.  Not mine.

Oh, by the way, if you don't like to see post about the GRC or RAS or about a game people are enjoying, there's always that little X you can click on.  You don't know which X I'm talking about?
In your "notifications" (the little globe), when you move your cursor over each message, a little X appears with the mention "unsubscribe", so if you click on there you will no longer receive notification about that thread. That's how it works on a computer, don't know about how it is on a phone or tablet, but I'm pretty sure the same options are available.

I felt I needed to say/write this.  If I've offended anyone, sorry that wasn't my intent.


Ellen Bessala said...

I love this group!! Merci Josée!

Arlene Hildred said...

I am missing our little group....glad to hear you are holding down the fort!