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Postby edfrank » Wed May 15, 2013 11:48 am

Native Tree Society
Friends. My name is Edward Frank for those of you who don't know. I run this Facebook Page for the Native Tree Society as well as the group’s website and BBS System. There are major changes coming to this page effective today. I have created a new "Group" called Native Tree Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/538852922838298/ and will begin posting all of the links and shares to the group rather than to this page. This page will be reserved for announcements and news from the Native Tree Society itself and associated organizations. I want to thank Jill Butler and Chris Budesa for their help in managing the NTS Page up to this point.

I have grown increasing frustrated at how Facebook shares posts with people who have liked this page. When the group was a 300 members, often posts made would be seen by 200 people. Now with the group at about 4,500 people if I forward a link to the page it often gets less than 200 views, many times less than 100. If someone else posts to the page, they will generally get less than two dozen views. It is part of the scam to force organizations to pay for having their posts distributed, and I can't afford to do that. If I download a photo from a link, and repost it as a photo, along with the link and caption information, the views go up, but still commonly less than 500, 11% of those who have liked the page. It isn't worth the effort if we are going to be screwed over by Facebook.

I will continue to post NTS announcements here to maintain the Native Tree Society presence as a page. I have created a Native Tree Society Group to facilitate discussions among people interested in trees. They can post and have their links seen by group members. I know most of the people who have liked the page as they will not make the jump to the group, but this is what needs to be done. Thank all of you for your support. I want to encourage those of you interested in trees to join our new Facebook Native Tree Society Group, to join our Native Tree Society BBS http://www.ents-bbs.org/ and participate in our activities and discussions.
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