Joining a Facebook Group

There are too many Facebook groups to count; that is a given.  But there is sure to be one, two or more groups out there that is/are designed with YOU in mind. 

In the event that you have not seen this, here is how the groups are set up:

OPEN

CLOSED

SECRET

Who can join?

Anyone can join or be added by a member

Anyone can ask to join or be added

Anyone, but they have to be added

Who can see the group name and who’s in it?

Anyone

Anyone

Only members

Who can see the group tags?

Anyone

Anyone

Only members

Who can see the group description?

Anyone

Anyone

Only members

Who can see what members post in the group?

Anyone

Only members

Only members

Who can find the group in search?

Anyone

Anyone

Only members

Who can see stories about the group on Facebook (like in News Feed and search)?

Anyone

Anyone

Only members

FB Join buttonSuppose you want to join a closed group.  You must visit the group page, where you will click on a button that says JOIN.  Asking to join the group sends a message to the ADMINISTRATOR of the group, who will need to approve you.

Every group has different requirements for approval, which are set into place by the Administrator. 

Here are some things I look for in people who request to join the Celebrate Hand Quilting Group:

    • I will visit your own Facebook page and look for evidence that you are, indeed, a quilter
    • I will look to see if you are a HAND quilter.  Perhaps you have never hand quilted anything!  That is fine, as you may want to join our group to learn how.  But if there is nothing on your blog that tells me you are interested in quilting, you may not be accepted.
    • If your Facebook page is for your own longarm quilting business, you will not be accepted.  Our group is for hand quilters.
    • I will look at other groups that you belong to.  If all your groups are marketing groups or related to advertising, you will not be accepted.
    • If the only photo of you is one of you in a bikini looking sexy, and if there is no other information available about you, you will not be accepted.
    • If your Facebook page is locked down so tightly that nobody can tell anything about you – no photos, no location, no friends, etc.  you will not be accepted.

So why would an Administrator have such guidelines in place?  It’s simple.  Most Administrators want their group to be successful.  They do NOT want spam.  They do NOT want you there to advertise your wares.  They do not want you joining the group simply to give you access to more people to prey upon.  We want our members to share a common interest and enjoy each other’s company.

Are you a hand quilter?  We would love to have you join our group! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/handquilting/

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