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Master Rhodri posted a blog on Facebook as the fights were happening.  He did that because he was requested to, specifically, on multiple occasions.  He may not have done it if he hadn't been asked, specifically, to do it.

Maybe, instead of saying "somebody should just do it" to make "me" happy, people should ask "who is going" and then ask someone specifically if they didn't mind posting the data?  Or maybe, if people want to, they can volunteer.  I know I don't go to every single event, so it would be hard for someone to volunteer for every one, but if different people are interested in doing that, by all means, go for it.

I've noticed a lot of people who are anti-Facebook aren't exactly volunteering to go out there and do these types of updates here themselves.  I'd highly suggest that you volunteer to do this, to make others like you happy, because that makes more sense then just complaining about Facebook people having the data.

Sorry if this offends anyone, it's not intended to be mean, but it does get very, very old hearing people complain about Facebook.  You have every right not to join Facebook, not to like Facebook, to have whatever disagreements with Facebook that you like, but please realize that not everyone shares those views and just because we find out stuff on Facebook from non-official sources, doesn't mean we should have to run here and share it just because you don't want to go to where the information is being shared.  If it were official sources only posting there and not here, I'd think you had a very valid argument, but the vast majority of what we hear on Facebook is not official sources.

But with that said, now that I think about it, there has been some official sources that I have seen posting that I realize I might not have seen things here as fast.  I will go right now and make a request of that source to see if they would mind posting the same information here as they do on Facebook (or have a designated representative who could do it for them).  This is only one, but hopefully it will help (and eventually the information made it here, but I do not want there to be a delay of much if it can be helped).
 
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Kingdom of Calontir
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From: Aldred Lyccidfelth <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working

Yes, but two days after it was posted to Facebook, and only because people specifically asked. I think what Melisende is suggesting is that someone volunteer to post that sort of info as soon as it is posted to Facebook, without being asked.


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Eowyth þa Siðend <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
But Melisende, that is exactly what happened (people _did_ post info from the FB page.)

-Eowyth


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Marguerite D.A. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The easiest answer is simply for someone who's on both FB and the Calon List to stand up and say "My lords and ladies, I'll be happy to post that information from now on."
 
Consider it said.
 
~Melisende de la Roche de Lionne.
  

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 15:11:05 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working
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Your experience is your experience; my experience is my experience. 
 
Ya know, I tried to close this can of worms once already.  It's clear this is not a subject on which anyone is going to change anyone else's mind.  I'm done.
 

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 15:07:32 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working
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Eo wrote:      " As for my own experiences, I've received more spam e-mails from people with Yahoo & Hotmail addresses than anything on Facebook or Google+. ;-)"
---> Ditto.
~Soren
As Maerwynn mentions - that just means you need to play with your privacy settings more (and learn to use the "Block" and "Report Spam" functions). :-) I have many times helped people set their privacy and block settings - I'd be willing to lend an additional hand.

As for my own experiences, I've received more spam e-mails from people with Yahoo & Hotmail addresses than anything on Facebook or Google+. ;-)

In Service,

Eowyth

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Patricia Galbraith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I don't think it's my settings, really. You know the spam messages that allege they're from someone you know?  The only ones I've ever gotten were folks I friended on Facebook.  Never had it happen from anywhere else I'm active.
 
I know that eventually I'll have to either break down and use the damn thing, or give up and become a hermit.  But I don't have to like it.  -sticks tongue out at all the young whippersnappers- 
 

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:14:01 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working
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Please remember that these are all choices individuals make.  You CHOOSE to be on the Calon-net (or not). You CHOOSE to be on Facebook (or not). As people make different choices, the dynamics of those choices will change.  If you want different results, you need to at least consider different choices.
Derdriu
 

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:22:51 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working
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Hey Morgana, 

I know the can of worms is closed, but I've never been spammed from the "Facebook Friends List" and I have two profiles. Maybe if your settings were set up differently? If you'd like to try again, I can help. :)

The death of the email list is sad for me, too, but we've pretty much been without great content on here since the advent of the topic-specific lists. :)

Hugs,

Maerwynn
(Yes, Facebook and Google are evil empires out to steal all my identifying features, but Google buzzed my phone this morning to tell me there was an accident on my route to work, and I knew who won crown within minutes by watching it on Facebook. :) I'll probably let somebody put a microchip in my brain, too...) :)


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Patricia Galbraith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
True enough.  Not fair, necessarily, but inevitable.  I've just never been spammed from the CalonList.  Can't say the same from the Facebook Friends List.  Okay, closing up the can of worms now.
 

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:04:17 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] is this working
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They were most likely posted to FB almost immediately from various individuals in various places. Just as people were texting and calling variously to distribute the news. I think the issue here is that there is no requirement (only some folks’ expectations) that current events, announcements and other news be posted to an email list. It certainly is not a reliable source of information. Furthermore, as usage of social media progresses, I expect the email list to become increasingly outdated and used less – the world is moving on. And it is far easier to participate vicariously through others on FB, after all…  ;]
 
Eringlin