Suggested Improvement to Facebook Group Admins

I'm back again, and Facebook (FB) should listen this time because they end up implementing my suggestions anyways.

For shame! FB does not allow one to send messages to only the administrators (moderators)  of a group. The closest FB comes to this is a feature available to only small groups.

What does FB mean by "small groups"? Apparently only groups with 50 members or less count as small groups.

This won't do FB. We're not able to move as fast with our four-hundred-or-so-member groups because we can't rally the administrators (admins) conveniently. Imagine having to create a new message list of recipients every time you want to reach twenty group admins (Yes some groups need that many admins...even more). 

I guess, once one has created such a message the hard way, one could keep that message thread going indefinitely, instead of needing to create a new message and painstakingly repopulating the recipients field. Unfortunately, such threads give recipients the options of leaving the conversation, and the option of adding non-admins to the conversation.

So yeah, FB, we need a dedicated messaging system for admins alone...and the messages had better have their own archiving system so we can find past admin messages easily. This is very important, because many groups are run in a democratic fashion. So decisions made in private by admins need to be well documented. FB has no infrastructure for that...yet.

I moderate quite a number of groups so I know this feature would be priceless to me. Unfortunately for me, I'm a minority that FB probably doesn't care about since most people are not moderators or admins on FB. 

FB should however consider the fact that when admins like me do our job properly, more people get to enjoy their use of FB one way or the other. Admins keep groups alive. Only groups that are alive stand a chance of progressing towards being highly useful. Highly useful groups, in turn, may be the only thing keeping some people on FB.

In order to battle this blatant problem, I've had to create a separate group for the admins of a group. Sounds like a rather clumsy situation for a service that is not so crazy about redundant duplicate accounts in the first place.

This also goes for you, Google+!

Rant over, back to work.


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