New Facebook melodica group

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  • #10402

    Gianluca Barbaro
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    If that’s ok with Daren,
    after having noticed that there’s no “place” on FB for us melodica players (at least, I couldn’t find one, except a few “Pages” that apparently aren’t aimed at promoting a community), I have created a group: Melodica – Pianica – Melodion – Clavietta – Keyboard Harmonica Players
    It might be useful in attracting new players and promoting our instrument to a bigger audience, and maybe a little easier for sharing fb contents.
    This is in no way competing with this wonderful forum: on the contrary, I’m planning on redirecting here eventual questions that have already been answered in this forum (practically all of them 🙂

    let me know what you think of it
    gl

    #10403

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    Looks great, Gianluca!

    #10411
    Daren Banarsë
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Hi Gianluca

    Good idea, but there’s already a MelodicaWorld Facebook page with over 1000 members, so I’d like to encourage everyone here to sign up if they haven’t already. Its under-utilised at the moment, but would be a great place to build on.

    https://www.facebook.com/melodicaworld/

    Gianluca – I can make you an admin if you like?

    #10412
    Daren Banarsë
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    It seems that the above is a ‘Page’ rather than a ‘Group’, and groups are better for interaction amongst members. It looks like there isn’t a way of changing a page into a group. The only way suggested by FaceBook is to create a duplicate Group page, and invite the members from the Page.

    #10413
    Daren Banarsë
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Ok, I’ve made a duplicate MelodicaWorld Group, and I’m inviting members from the Facebook page to join up. Hopefully, this will work, and we’ll have 1,000 members soon 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/579136949211042/

    #10415

    Gianluca Barbaro
    Participant

    ahah, now we have TWO groups! The more the merrier?
    Daren, I wrote to you about this like 9 days ago, I’m sorry we couldn’t coordinate better.
    I’m totally cool with inviting everyone to join Melodica world’s group and closing the one I opened. Also, I could be an admin, should you wish so.
    Unfortunately Facebook doesn’t send any notification to page members about the creation of a related group, so we will have to work a bit before reaching the 1.000 members…

    I just have a doubt that maybe it’s of general interest: could we extend the group name to other names for the melodica, like the one I came up with? I think it could help when people do searches on FB. What do you think?

    gl

    #10416

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    I was aware of and following the Melodica World Facebook page. Not sure what to suggest. There’s a third group, “Melodica,” whose page I had already been following, though not lately. I guess a Federation of melodica groups could be formed. I’m not keen on having two competing groups, both having originated here and both having the same kind of “mission statement.” Not what Gianluca intended, of course.

    I’m not in favor of changing the Melodica World brand name. We’re too far down the road on that, and there does not seem to be confusion among melodica enthusiasts about the terminology.

    I wonder about the relationship between the content of this site and what appears from it or is duplicated in the Melodica World Facebook Group. Will it be mainly recent highlights and the introduction of new members? Are there structuring issues that need to be made (with Facebook MW Group or other groups) about how content appears or is accessed?

    #10418

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    I guess I think Daren’s offer to make Gianluca an admin for the MW Face group is the best solution, and then get the items on gl’s group moved over, and maybe add a subheading with the other instrument names?

    #10419
    Daren Banarsë
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    I think the Facebook page could be for more fun and light topics and chat, with crossover posts from the main website, and other sites whenever there’s something particularly interesting. The uncomplicated format lends itself to quick, conversational, ‘throwaway’ posts. There will be some people who will not join a forum, but would readily post on FB. You can see that there’s already been several posts in the few hours that its been open.

    I think this forum website is a searchable mine of information for the serious player, and I like that it is independent of FB, as Facebook can (and does) change the rules at any point – it probably isn’t the safest receptacle for all of this precious info.

    So my suggestion is FB for melodica chat, and the forum for serious issues!

    #10420

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    It looks like this is worked out and we’ll all be happy. Gianluca is not a man who let’s the grass grow under his feet. He has generated new interest and attracted some interesting new site links, and now has encouraged a migration over to the Melodica World Facebook group. Melodicans of the world, unite!

    #10489

    Hans
    Participant


    i am new here and i must say [ sorry ] i hate F.B.

    So i hope that all the info from F.B. comes also here

    on this forum ??

    #10490

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    I don’t hate Facebook, but it’s more a place for fleeting thoughts. This is the place for organized and searchable information and for much more of a sense of community.

    #10495

    Joanna Funk
    Participant

    I’m not a Facebook fan. This space is so considered, and quietly encouraging.

    #10496

    Hans
    Participant

    That is also what i mean Joanna.

    A forum is more personal, F.B. is more “Fast-Food” hahaha

    #10508

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    I agree, but it would be a shame to miss some of the videos and links being posted in the Facebook group(s), for example the wonderful Stella by Starlight recording by Kiko Sanchez. That’s up there with the most iconic melodica videos.

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