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Recently I got a few Facebook friend requests from people on the wiki. Now, I keep Facebook and it's horrid privacy controls to personal friends only so naturally I rejected those.

It did get me thinking though. What do people think about creating a Google+ page for the wiki? ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 19:56, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

A facebook fan page and twitter account wouldn't go amiss either. Google Plus is a waste of time because it's just Google's pathetic attempt to copy Facebook. =.= --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:22, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Twitter is pointless unless we have a pile of pithily short things to post. It hasn't worked out so well for some other wikis.
A Facebook page won't have a proper connection to the wiki. The goal of this is also to connect Narutopedia members, not just to post stuff. Facebook is ill suited for communicating with different groups of acquaintances. The privacy controls for posting just don't work properly for that on Facebook. And you don't have proper control over the incoming stream.
Google+ is perfectly fine. Don't kid yourself into thinking Facebook is anything original. Social networks have existed for ages and Facebook is in no way the first. If Google copied Facebook. Then Facebook copied MySpace, etc... This is nothing new, everyone just brings new improvements to the concept.... you do know how competition and consumers work, right? Don't fall into the dark ages of monopolies. ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 20:54, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Well, if you make a G+ page, I won't be participating with it or looking at it. I hate G+ and don't have a single intention to sign up there to look at Narutopedia's page on there. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 20:57, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Oh right. Did you hear the latest about Facebook trying to get people using it's pages features money to get their posts to all their subscribers? Facebook put out an IPO and they haven't even figured out their business model to keep them afloat. ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 20:58, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Something off topic, Dantman have you received my message sent to you via email? -White Flash-(Talk)- 21:37, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Don't know. When did you send it? ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 12:18, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Back it May, around the 22nd or 21st. -White Flash-(Talk)- 12:21, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I have emailed you too Dantman a month ago, and have you read it? ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 12:22, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

Getting back to the topic at hand, I suppose a Google+ and a Facebook fanpage wouldn't be to bad of an idea to toy with. Though I'm not sure how a social media page would work for a encyclopedic wiki like this one.--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 12:58, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with you. And we need a social media page. We shouldn't be this serious. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 14:44, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Other Wikis use Twitter and Facebook as a social media, so it should work with Narutopedia. -White Flash-(Talk)- 14:49, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Twitter is seriously unnecessary, but Facebook is a good idea! :D ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 14:53, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
So, a Google+page and Facebook fan page is something we can all agree on? -White Flash-(Talk)- 14:56, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

While I wouldn't reject it outright, I think it seems like more trouble than it's worth.

  • How we'd use a social media page because Narutopedia is an encyclopaedia? What would we post there?
  • Who would monitor/manage the article? I feel like the editors here would either forget or grow tired of it eventually.

The use of google plus would make more sense since you can control your circles/privacy more, but I suppose there's nothing wrong with trying it. Also Dan, I had a question about a twitter account I think someone asked about at some point. Are you aware of this?--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:58, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

If that's the case I may somehow help with the management of that? Not sure, I have lesser time and I think that would be just a good idea to connect editors :) and yeah the twitter thing it was a coincidence I saw that. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 15:10, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I could volunteer as well. As for posts, we could post interesting facts and trivia related to Naruto. -White Flash-(Talk)- 15:13, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I think a facebook fan page will be an awesome idea as people are more obsessed with facebook than G+....also, Google+ is boring.....I guess facebook fan page will be a better idea! I don't mind managing the page, and updating it cause I'm quite active on facebook xD juz kiddin', the sysops may handle it very well... akz! ANBU Symbol 15:48, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah Aditya! SO WHAT'S THE DECISION PEOPLE?! ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 16:10, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I'm still on Google+. -White Flash-(Talk)- 16:12, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I don't like Google+, btu anyway, we can have official fan page in all the three social networking sites..... akz! ANBU Symbol 16:22, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I think it's important to note, that I will probably not join any one no matter which one we choose. I'm a shy man who likes his privacy >.>--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 16:25, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

Facebook is what you see all over the Narutopedia, the "Like" icon. Plus as what Dantman said, it won't have a proper connection to the wiki. -White Flash-(Talk)- 16:29, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
@TU3 you could still control your privacy settings... xD And yeah it won't. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 16:34, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

What Ulti said. That's why I live here in recluse.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 16:51, June 21, 2012 (UTC)


@White Flash, I have one email from you saying that you're White Flash.

@IndxcvNovelist, read it, couldn't think of what to say so I marked it as unread to deal with later. ;) Naturally it fell into the pit of eternally unread todo emails.

@Cerez365, et all... Theoretically we'd share random Naruto related links. And let followers find connections with each other. Most likely people would post things to the page and we'd re-share things that looks interesting so everyone can see. G+ has an advantage there though. Facebook's re-share is messed up, it goes and strips out everything from what you're actually trying to re-share.

@TheUltimate3, sounds like Google+ would be a perfect fit for you. Even if you managed to get personal friends on G+ you'd still have full control over your privacy there. Everyone you follow goes into a 'circle' on G+. You can view your stream separately for each of these circles (so you could end up with a 'Friends' circle where you only see updates from your friends, and a 'Narutopedia' circle completely separate from that where you see all the postings from Narutopedia users you're following) and additionally everything you has full control over it's individual privacy. You can share things with individual circles, just individual users, and you can make individual posts publicly visible if you want.

~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 18:34, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

Eh that was for the other message, I forgot to mention my username T_T. The other message was about a few CSS help. Are you sure? I sent you two messages on Yahoo. -White Flash-(Talk)- 18:40, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Oh I see, but in that issue it seems it's been fixed, it's just I'm sick of the conversation. Oh Google+ seems interesting huh? I should go ahead and create an account. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 18:44, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Looks like it ended up in the spam folder. Yahoo mail is notorious for being used by spammers so it's not exactly unexpected. You should really try to get a better email address than that. ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 18:50, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
If G+ is the only social network that gets used, then I won't be able to participate. I loathe G+ because it was only created for the sole intent to copy Facebook because the CEO of Google is obsessed with it. There is hardly a good thing I have read about G+ and I know of little people that use it at all. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 18:54, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
LOL why not? It seems interesting, neverminding it copies FB. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 18:57, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I hate a lot of things Google is doing to its company. They've destroyed a whole pile of popular features and they have almost completely destroyed YouTube. They are doing all they can to destroy every other project they have to shove people on G+ that many don't care about using. I will never use it. Doesn't matter how interesting it is, many people are of the opinion it's just a blatant ripoff of FB and I believe them. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 19:03, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Well I learn something today, get a better email address than Yahoo. So, shall we all agree on which fan page should be used? Google+ or Facebook. -White Flash-(Talk)- 19:16, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Hmmm yeah dude. Youtube sucks now. And White Flash I would go on either FB or Google+. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 19:50, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Well, Facebook is more popular than Google+. I guess a Facebook fan page would be more suitable. -White Flash-(Talk)- 19:56, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
YEAH. ~IndxcvNovelist (talk | contribs | PR | RLS) 20:48, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I'm also with facebook, as facebook is more popular... 10:00, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

Is there a particular reason we can't use both?--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 11:46, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

Seeing how everyone is on Facebook's side. I guess that's what they really want. -White Flash-(Talk)- 11:53, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

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