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 Post subject: Re: Milling noise FIX
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:54 am 
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asavage wrote:
I have been told that the Tony's FB group is private. Not a company communication channel, then.

Private groups in Facebook just require a request to join the group. There are usually simple questions so that the group admins and moderators can weed out the spammers and fake users. The information inside the group can only be viewed by members of the group, it usually cannot be seen by non-members and scraping bots. However, as you indicate, it's no substitute for a business web site.

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 Post subject: Re: Milling noise FIX
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:21 pm 
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Thx for the explanation of how FB Private groups (forums) work.

I've run a phpbb website since 2006. That's forum software, the same as this site actually, though mine is several security versions newer than myrav4ev.com . It has an option for private forums, and I do have one that's just for myself and a couple of friends, for very non-public information sharing about house renovations etc. Nothing nefarious, just stuff I would otherwise use something like Dropbox for.

However, because it's private it is useless for either communication with public or knowledge sharing beyond the circle. I've got thousands of posts and pictures that are publicly searchable and useful to anyone looking for an answer to their question. I welcome 'bots scraping my content, because the forums I run are not a profit center for me. People can get at what they want without becoming data for a corporation whose sole purpose is to sell data about you.

Whatever is posted behind FB's private forums is useless to the wider world unless someone joins their club . . . and becomes data for FB to package and sell.

Sorry, OP, for vectoring so far off topic.

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