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New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:40 am

I have it on good authority that a new Facebook group for UK Catholic organists, choirs and cantors was NOT set up to compete with this forum, but rather to give such musicians a presence/platform on Facebook. If anyone is interested, do consider joining... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2321504161435196/

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Southern Comfort » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:22 am

This group began less than a month ago, set up by Andrew Butler of Tenterden, Kent. It does seem to have a slightly different flavour from the SSG forum. One reason for that could be that the group appears to include a significant proportion of organists who are not Catholic but who are playing in Catholic churches.

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:36 pm

Absolutely - it was not intended to compete with this forum in any way. What SC said has turned out to be the case; I hope this cross fertilization will be useful all round. I also intended it to be primarily for Organists (and singers). There was an attempt some 20 years ago to start up a Catholic Organ Forum as an organisation, but it came to bought for some reason. (I have now blown my own cover! It was "Hare" who formed the group!)

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by alan29 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 am

There seems to be something about the format of Facebook groups that encourages a speedier and more free-wheeling interaction.

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Nick Baty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:04 pm

Posts and comments flash up on your phone/tablet and it's so easy to like, laugh or cry.
Also, there's no moderation – although I totally understand why the SSG moderates a message board bearing its logo.

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:03 am

On the contrary! Re Moderation, I monitor every post and have within the last couple of days removed a topic, turned off Commenting on another, and removed a member. Not all Facebook groups are moderated well, but a great many are - and very well.

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:08 am

(Duplicate post removed. Dratted phone!)

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Nick Baty » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 pm

Please be assured that Musicky Liturgy Things is not moderated at all!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/300911236958173/

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:47 am

Oops! I didn't know about "Musicky...."

I would have thought twice about creating a group had I known. I honestly thought I was filling a gap, not competing...!

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:00 am

Although as SC said, it seems to be catering for a particular niche.

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Nick Baty » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:02 am

Yes, Musicky Liturgy Things is for workaday parish musicians and composers – as well as the person in the pew. It's just a place to share ideas and (hopefully) best practise. Not competing with this excellent message board or with Facebook groups for organists – am sure we can all co-exist! :D

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:16 pm

Sounds good to me!

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Nick Baty » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:10 pm

And I've just seen my spelling error above – alas, this board doesn't allow correction.
I will, instead, beat myself soundly!

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by organist » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 pm

One person joined SSG as a result of the Facebook group. Maybe SSG needs a larger :D Facebook presence?

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Re: New facebook Group

Post by Hare » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Indeed they did, and mentioned it in the group! The group seems to be fulfilling a need. There has never been any question of it competing with, or apeing this group!

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