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Hosted Projects - Standalone => Diaspora => Topic started by: xedi on January 20, 2012, 06:09:38 pm

Title: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: xedi on January 20, 2012, 06:09:38 pm
I am not sure about it but I remember there being a Diaspora Facebook page. However, I cannot find it and the search in this forum only revealed a discussion about an unofficial one.

In case I am making this up, I think Diaspora would benefit greatly from a facebook page. The updates on the homepage and in this forum are rather infrequent so it is very easy to forget about this project. Most people visit facebook more often than this site and for other stuff so news would spread more effectively and it is easier to share stuff if there were a facebook page, which would lead to more attention to this project and therefore more support and contributions.
Title: Re: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: Black Wolf on January 20, 2012, 06:28:25 pm
Diaspora's trying to run a little bit under the radar at the moment, after the mass ModDB deletion of everything BSG related a few weeks back. This probably wont happen until release, when the genie's already out of the bottle.

[EDIT]Should point out I'm not on the Diaspora team, by the way, but this has been the satus quo for the last couple of months.
Title: Re: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: karajorma on January 20, 2012, 06:38:27 pm
I can't access Facebook from here but I know we had one. Try searching for DiasporaGame.
Title: Re: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: xedi on January 21, 2012, 04:46:48 am
I cannot find it neither by searching in facebook nor in google :-(

As far as the ModDB deletion goes: I thought this was rather by mistake and that Diaspora should be safe? Does this mean that "fans" should be quiter about it, too? Well, I hope that progress on the mod is good even if we do not about it...
Title: Re: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: newman on January 21, 2012, 05:30:18 am
Not sure what happened to the facebook page, but the long and short of that idea was this - actual tangible benefits of having had that page were none. I guess that people with the specific skill sets useful to us would have already found us by other means. Whatever the cause, we did have the page and had no real benefits to development as a result.
But without getting into a prolonged discussion on the benefits of facebook, after the moddb pulldown we've felt safer keeping a low profile. We'll see whether or not that changes after r1 is out, for now any venue of raising awareness of this project outside this forum is probably out.
Oh, and welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Diaspora on Facebook
Post by: KewlToyZ on February 04, 2012, 11:25:49 am
Given the recent database updates to FB turning it into a quagmire of errors and lousy response times it may not be all that great by the time things come out. I've been going back to MySpace of all things out of frustration with it lately lol. FB is getting too clogged up.