Rob Reaney wrote:I am apparently a founder member of your new Facebook group as I joined and posted pictures on it right away. Just looking briefly at Facebook, it contains the following Ariel related groups:
1: Ariel Motorcycle Club: 390 members started November 2010... closed group.
2: Another so called Ariel MCC.... 93 members started in Feb 2017. closed group
3: The BSA and Ariel three page: 357 members started April 2011
4: The Ariel club of North America: 84 members... started October 2013. closed I think
5: The Ariel Club (Atom and Nomad): 955 members started Sept 2008.
6: Ariel leader and Arrow page: 434 members started July 2014.. closed group.
7: Ariel Motorcycles page. 2,013 members started July 2007.. open group
8: Ariel M/C Group page... 3,213 members started August 2008 .. open group.
Rob, you are wrong. The biggest and most active of the Ariel FB Groups is the "Ariel Motorcycle Group" of which I am one of the Admins. Today it has 3218 members (I just checked) and is.....a Closed Group.
My objection to the way the AOMCC Group has been set up is that it is an Open Group but with new Post Approval. i.e. a new Post has to be approved by an Admin, although it wasn't like this for the first 6 hours. With a platform like FB, why should I have to wait 5 hours (for example) for one of my posts to be Approved by an Admin before it becomes visible? That's not what FB is all about.
A Closed Group is a better way to go IMHO. All it means is someone asks to join, and an Admin says yes or no. Once a member, they are free to post and comment with no approval needed. Obviously the admins (8 of us on Ariel Motorcycles) keep things straight but we really have very little to do....just removing the odd advert or to.
Having to Approve every new post on the AOMCC Group is a quick way to throttle the young Group --- it's a pain for Admins and is very disappointing for the authors of the post. I hope you remove this "feature" asap.