October 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm #36448
Titus Flavius SeverusDenarii: 𐆖 1,040.10PatriciusSarmatia
Everyone knows that the Republic has Facebook groups. A few days ago, I decided to try posting content in these groups. My goal was quite simple, I wanted to see if the historical content, something new and informative, would be likely to resonate with subscribers, in contrast to what is usually posted. I was pleasantly surprised when the cognitive content began to collect significantly more response than regular posts before my experiment (for example, one of my posts collected more likes in a couple of days than the group’s fixed theme in two weeks). In particular, for myself, I once again confirmed my own words that interesting content attracts people and causes a decent response, and that working with content is one of the keys to success.
Meanwhile, over these couple of days I had a couple of thoughts that I would like to share with you:
1) The idea of closed groups is debatable. The positive point is that there is filtering, and on the entry page there are links to the republic’s website and useful questions. However, the general public, in particular, non-English speaking, a pop-up screen can scare away, because it seems burdensome or impossible to translate.
2) The idea of moderated content, that is, posts under consideration, is negative. I know situations where messages could be viewed for several days, this is unacceptable. If a rule is established for posting with the permission of the administrator, then it is obvious that these administrators should review these messages in a timely manner. I had a reason to compare both models, in one group I post without problems, in another, in a religious group, I post in the morning, but they are considered only in the evening, this is annoying, especially considering that I publish a post about some holiday, and in my time zone a message about it appears only in the evening, that is, at the end of the day. There are two ways out: the first is to leave the posts reviewed, but to make more moderators from different time zones so that posts are reviewed quickly; the second is to cancel the review of posts if it is not possible to review posts in a short time.
I work with several thousands of groups on Facebook, and all of them without reviewing posts, and our team has no problems with this, if inappropriate content appears, then the moderators respond to it, that’s all. And considering that everything is not always clear with the speed of the response of the moderators, I don’t see the point in this review of the posts. More like totalitarian control than real necessity (=
3) Although the documents of the collegiums are not approved, nevertheless, their groups are already on the site, and there is a group of religious colleges on Facebook. There is nothing wrong with that, however, a military collegium has not been created. Since here we see a rather selective approach by our government, I created a group of collegiums that interests me, here is the link: https://web.facebook.com/groups/452924801986064/. I would be interested in developing it, especially since I am publishing content related specifically to history and military topics.
4) It would be nice if there was access to the logos of the collegia, because otherwise it is impossible to make images for groups. By the way, on the website, on the logo of the military collegium, a man in shorts and sneakers is imprinted, I think this is unacceptable for a college of reenactors. By the way, the reenactors from the 11th legion are pictured in the photo (= This is curious, because the Republic dismissed the board of the 11th legion, and uses the photo with those who are engaged in the reconstruction of this legion
5) Facebook groups are a rather interesting and promising tool to attract people’s attention to the Republic, but if you are not doing it well enough, without enthusiasm, then there will be no sense in it.
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