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Post by pauldb38 on September 19th 2011, 11:31 am

Hi having looked over the forum i havent found the answer to my question so please can you help and be kind Very Happy

I dont know if allot of the board admins are finding this but it appears as though we are loosing members to Facebook but like many i like the idea of a personal forum where we are more of a community. My question is this, how can we intrigate facebook or use facebook to make our forums more available and encourage members ?

Its like i run a freegle group on yahoo but again it seemd as though we was missing out on the social networking revolution so yahoo/ freegle made it any posts posted on the yahoo group was reposted to facebooke to people who was members and they could also put posts on from facebook that was then published to the yahoo group etc ? If this is not possible in what way can we use facebook as a tool to get our forums full of posting members ?

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Re: Facebook how to ?

Post by Arrow on September 19th 2011, 2:58 pm

As far as I know there is not away of doing what you are asking yet! what you could do is make a facebook page for your site and add your users to it, allowing more people to visit your page via face book with the link for it! you can update your page with things happening in the comunity. THis should bring some more traffic your way and also give your facebook members some place to check in now and again.

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Re: Facebook how to ?

Post by Guest on September 19th 2011, 8:12 pm

You can write a script for your board that would allow members logged in through Facebook Connect to also have their posts added to the Wall of your Facebook page. Facebook's Javascript SDK makes this process fairly easy, and the script wouldn't be all that difficult to write.

The reverse is also possible (Wall posts on Facebook also being posted to your board), but it would require an extremely involved Facebook app. You would need to be well-versed in PHP/Python as well as in javascript to write such an app.

It's no accident that re-posting from your board to Facebook is a lot simpler than re-posting from Facebook to your board...

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Re: Facebook how to ?

Post by pauldb38 on September 21st 2011, 10:37 am

Does anyone have any script samples although i'm not a programmer i suppose i could have a go lol. I recently sent out a newsletter type thing asking members is there something we could do to make there experience better and also asked why they thought membership had dropped off , and the main thing that came back was with the revolution of facebook most of them have joined groups on there. I like the individuality of formation but want to move with the times etc. I do like the idea of linking the 2 , i had a go at putting the like and tweet button but i couldn't get it where i wanted it and it just made the graphics and layout all out , it actually looked like a add on as apposed to something built in. What would be cool is a like button as a option on every post , i do also like the idea of having a page on facebook where we can have intrigation from the forum to facebook etc.

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