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<p>Thanks to you ladies who are getting this set up. I'd love to be part of the fb group also, so when it's ready PM me and I'll do whatever I need to do to on my end to be verified.</p>
 

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<p>I'll join too!</p>
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<p>Since I'm due June 2, I'm also a part of the May DDC, so it's been great to see all the announcements on their FB group. It's nice a private too :)</p>
 

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We will discuss a way admins make sure no birth announcement keep unnoticed here and maybe some way to link interesting threads from MDC to the Facebook group. If you have suggestions about this or another use you would like to see happening on Facebook, please share your thoughts.</div>
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<p>I don't think it's up to the admins at FB to make sure things get over here ... in fact, if someone chooses to post in FB, and not here -- they probalby dont like the privacy levels here. I know I would NOT want someone (anyone!) taking info I post in a closed/private FB group and bringing it here to a more public forum.</p>
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<p>Same the other way, I know how to get to here/MDC forums, and don't see a need for things to be linked back and forth :)</p>
 
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<p>I don't think it's up to the admins at FB to make sure things get over here ... in fact, if someone chooses to post in FB, and not here -- they probalby dont like the privacy levels here. I know I would NOT want someone (anyone!) taking info I post in a closed/private FB group and bringing it here to a more public forum.</p>
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<p>Same the other way, I know how to get to here/MDC forums, and don't see a need for things to be linked back and forth :)</p>
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<p>Just to be sure I explain my point well (not that I think it should be that way, it's just as English isn't my first nor current language...). I would not take back to MDC what's happening on Facebook because I'm well aware of the privacy issue. It's just as some were suggesting to wait after every babies are born to move and worrying about MDC to become a ghost town after the Facebook group will be started I thought we could put a message on Facebook when somebody who's not part of the Facebook group announce a baby on MDC. It could be fairly generic like : «Pass by MDC, there a new baby in our DDC », just so nobody get's left out on her big news.</p>
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<p>But, this is a proposition, if anyone feel bad about this idea I'm totally fine with doing nothing at all ;-)</p>
 

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I won't be posting a photo here either, but I would be fine posting a he or she has arrived announcement.<br>
Also, I may be missing a point, but what's the harm in this place becoming a ghost town after babies start arriving? We can join the FB page anytime once it's set up, so even if some babies don't arrive until the end of the month everyone can still participate in the FB forum at any time, right?
 

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I won't be posting a photo here either, but I would be fine posting a he or she has arrived announcement.<br>
Also, I may be missing a point, but what's the harm in this place becoming a ghost town after babies start arriving? We can join the FB page anytime once it's set up, so even if some babies don't arrive until the end of the month everyone can still participate in the FB forum at any time, right?</div>
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I guess I don't see the point either. No one has come out and said they aren't on Facebook or wouldn't be willing to join a group on facebook. This place is already a ghost town compared to other ddc I've been a part of, so in a way I see moving the group to facebook as a way to increase participation. That's definitely what happened with my last mdc ddc!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fromMontreal</strong> <a href="/community/t/1400909/facebook-group/40#post_17627571"><img alt="View Post" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br>
 
<p>Just to be sure I explain my point well (not that I think it should be that way, it's just as English isn't my first nor current language...). I would not take back to MDC what's happening on Facebook because I'm well aware of the privacy issue. It's just as some were suggesting to wait after every babies are born to move and worrying about MDC to become a ghost town after the Facebook group will be started I thought we could put a message on Facebook when somebody who's not part of the Facebook group announce a baby on MDC. It could be fairly generic like : «Pass by MDC, there a new baby in our DDC », just so nobody get's left out on her big news.</p>
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<p>But, this is a proposition, if anyone feel bad about this idea I'm totally fine with doing nothing at all ;-)</p>
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Got it :) Usually my bilingual kicks in when I read your posts! I translate them all into french and back to english again in my head (I realised I was doing it the other day). I think 'baby brain' has settled in already, and I'm not taking things as clearly as I might otherwise! Encouraging people on FB to also stop by here & announce is a good idea!</p>
 

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I think it is frustrating and disappointing when a FB group is created right away and the ghost town effect happens early on. At this stage, since no one who is active has mentioned that they "don't do" Facebook, I don't see why we can't move over now either. There are things I would love to bring up before my baby is born that I will not discuss here, where family members can "check in on" (stalk) me.
 

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<p>I agree, my concerns about the 'ghost town' effect were before it appeared that no one would care :)</p>
 

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<p>I am ready to move to Facebook, whenever..</p>
 

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<p>We're getting ready to get an add list going.  Be sure to check out this thread for instructions.  <br>
A little birdy told me we've already had one announcement that got buried in a  thread. <br>
Just working out the details so check back here in the next few days.  Hopefully we can get most everyone added by the end of the weekend (provided the universe complies).  <img alt=":thumb" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style=""></p>
 

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This is quite possibly the most complicated procedure I've ever seen on a MDCddc for joining a FB group <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> usually it's PM your FB name to someone, they friend you and add you (admin have to be friends with the people in order to add them). Pretty straight forward.<br>
If you start a doc for FB names vs. MDC names, (anyone can usually create a doc in a group, and anyone can edit it), each user can add their name as they join. This method looks like a lot more work for everyone, both members and admin!<br>
Is there a reason for the level of complexity?
 

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I'm so sorry, <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>. I was not able to be online very much yesterday and completely agree with you. I have no idea why Michelle wants to make it so convoluted, but wanted to make sure it was clear that she made this decision independently of me and FromMontreal.<br><br>
I would be happy for people who want to join the Facebook group to PM me either their Facebook name or email address. If you give your email, we can even skip the step of friending one of the mods before being approved. Since the point of the FB group is privacy, no one needs to share any other information prior to joining.
 

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I'm so sorry, <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>. I was not able to be online very much yesterday and completely agree with you.<br><br>
I would be happy for people who want to join the Facebook group to PM me either their Facebook name or email address. If you give your email, we can even skip the step of friending one of the mods before being approved. Since the point of the FB group is privacy, no one needs to share any other information prior to joining.</div>
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No need to be sorry! I just thought it was a bit complicated, and a lot of work -- if there's no real reason for the level of complexity <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I have been in other groups where one or two individuals were truly in need of extreme privacy and security due to real life or cyber stalking etc, but it was known to the group that there was a need for extreme concern, so complicated verifications etc were expected.
 

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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/237349/Michelle-Murphy" style="display:inline-block;">@Michelle Murphy</a>  I'm the master of getting excited and making things a bit harder than they need to be too :) I appreciate your thoroughness. Do you mid if we just go about it the simple way (send a PM) and work out the rest from there?</p>
 

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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/237349/Michelle-Murphy" style="display:inline-block;">@Michelle Murphy</a>  I'm the master of getting excited and making things a bit harder than they need to be too :) I appreciate your thoroughness. Do you mid if we just go about it the simple way (send a PM) and work out the rest from there?</p>
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<p>That's fine.  There was some miscommunication about the plan to make sure no one got left behind.  The alphabet stuff was just to help divvy the workload, but it sounds like Sihaya is okay with taking on the majority of the adds if needed so we're good to go.  <br>
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This is quite possibly the most complicated procedure I've ever seen on a MDCddc for joining a FB group <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> usually it's PM your FB name to someone, they friend you and add you (admin have to be friends with the people in order to add them). Pretty straight forward.<br>
If you start a doc for FB names vs. MDC names, (anyone can usually create a doc in a group, and anyone can edit it), each user can add their name as they join. This method looks like a lot more work for everyone, both members and admin!<br>
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<p>Yes, there were reasons and I was sure to make it clear that they were optional, but it's irrelevant at this point.  Just PM whoever you'd like to add as a FB friend (which makes more sense with that understanding since at least we get to choose our friends :) ) and that person will add you to the group.  The other admins should post here when they're ready. <br>
For those concerned about privacy, there are additional restrictions available one FB, even for "friends".  If you can't figure how to do that with an online search, I'm happy to help walk someone through it, but it might take a bit longer.  Probably not necessary, but just in case, I thought it should be mentioned.   </p>
 
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