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  • From: Road's End Farm <>
  • To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] NAFEX group on Facebook
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:51:31 -0400

On Aug 9, 2012, at 1:19 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:


I'm just a messenger, in case people that had no issues with Facebook
didn't know about the activity there. I'm neither endorsing Facebook
nor chiding people who are not on Facebook. I do know lotsa people on
Facebook who have their accounts locked down to a few people, have ad
blockers, and essentially it is a very person-to-person messaging

There is also a tremendous amount of resources on FB regarding fruit,
nuts, exploring, trading, grafting, science etc.


I'm sure that's true. There are also more resources off FB in all of those areas than I can keep up with.

If you'd just said "there are lots of NAFEX pictures on Facebook and you can see at least some of them without signing in", I wouldn't have answered. It's the info about the privacy settings I meant to answer -- I'm sure it's possible to keep one's Facebook account locked down; but the impression I have is that it's a timeconsuming nuisance to accomplish this, and that it may have to be done again at any moment whenever Facebook feels like revamping things.

If what I want is a person-to-person messaging service, or even a messaging service working for a group, this is entirely possible to accomplish without Facebook: which makes its money from keeping people on Facebook as much of the time as possible. For those who want to use Facebook to do it, I don't care; but I don't want to push an already functioning group in that direction, quite possibly ruining its existing function in the process; which is how I took your ending comment quoted below, though you may not have meant it that way:

On Aug 9, 2012, at 11:43 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:

In general much of the activity on the dozens of email lists I'm on seem to be shifting to FB.

People can cuirrently post pictures wherever they feel like, Facebook included if they want to not lock the pictures down, and send the list a link. That works. Shifting the list itself to FB, for at least some of us, would not work.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

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