|Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page|
|From: Jane Remedio |
|Date: 5/04/2017, 4:32 pm|
|To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Endurance Dancer <email@example.com>|
There are differences between the two groups for sure. This group feels more like a niche group, filled with people who have extensive Oils knowledge,
people who have a lot of experience after going to multiple gigs over the years, and they are always quick to offer advice or help when asked. People you'd be proud to call friend. In fact, lots of long lasting friendships have been made on this list. I
love this group and how it supports not only the Oils, but what the individual members are doing in their solo careers. I hope this group continues long into the future.
Yeah, that's weird isn't it? That the Oils office comms is being put through FB instead of here now!
And that's the reason why I put the original question here. Im gonna start another thread on that topic."We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"
On Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 13:56, "Chris firstname.lastname@example.org [powderworks]" <email@example.com. au> wrote:
The Facebook group is popular, so I have to recognise that it has some legitimacy in that respect.
However, it has no shared lineage with this page at all - it started as an awareness/petition group (something like "Powderworkers in support of Midnight Oil Reformation" and was renamed into a more general fan group after the band announced they would be reforming.
I'm quite annoyed that it's being treated as the "real" Powderworks, and Brett Beattie as the fan's representative to the Office. This list, though diminished, is the real deal, and members here have had a relationship with the Office for far longer than the Facebook group has existed.
In a conversation on FB, Brett claimed that the secret process was per requests from the Office. I'm sceptical, but they're talking to him and not to us, so how should we know?
On Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at 13:18 Miron Mizrahi firstname.lastname@example.org [powderworks] <email@example.com. au> wrote:
I am admin here but not on FB.
I see no reason to close this list down. not everyone uses FB. plus, it can be tiresome trawling thru all the posts on FB
How could people get so unkind?
What is the relationship between this group and the FB page? Are there any admins from here who also mange the Powderworker page on Facey?
How many fans are now using FB instead of this list?
Are email forums like this an outdated discussion platform? Is email in itself dead in the water?
It seems the discussion on FB is very vibrant and robust, and is reaching out to more ppl.
I remember logging into this group in the 90s when email was a novelty."We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"