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by Nisi » Mon Jul 15, 2013 16:26

Hello everyone,

I've just stumbled over the Minetest Facebook page and recognized, that the last official entry was in 2012. Though I am not one of those Facebook fanatics, I know that there are a lot of potentially active gamers around. Seeing a thriving community will attract new players way easier than seeing a dead page.
It's just a suggestion to maybe post a few news there every once in a while. News about new features, mods, special server events and maybe even a "Screenshot of the Week/Month".

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by mauvebic » Mon Jul 15, 2013 16:35

Good luck :p You're talking to a community that believes facebook and google are evil, and think their emails are safer from peering eyes on russian servers lol

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Someone asked me for clarification so i'll post it here. I think most countries probably spy on their citizens (and servers), even Zimbabwe. Hopefully no one got too offended.
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by PilzAdam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:10

mauvebic wrote:You're talking to a community that believes facebook and google are evil,

Yep.
mauvebic wrote:and think their emails are safer from peering eyes on russian servers lol

No, I think that the internet is generally unsafe, but avoiding services like facebook that force/tempt the user to give their personal information away is a good thing.
 

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by mauvebic » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:17

People do so willingly. When they'll be forced to give their info, then we can talk about evil. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
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by PilzAdam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:20

mauvebic wrote:People do so willingly. When they'll be forced to give their info, then we can talk about evil. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

The facebook terms of use force their user to give their real information when signing in.
 

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by mauvebic » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:28

PilzAdam wrote:The facebook terms of use force their user to give their real information when signing in.


And porn websites ask that you be 18 before entering, but I doubt many teenagers are honest about that either.
 

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by PilzAdam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:29

mauvebic wrote:
PilzAdam wrote:The facebook terms of use force their user to give their real information when signing in.


And porn websites ask that you be 18 before entering, but I doubt many teenagers are honest about that either.

Hehe, good point :-)
 

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by Jordach » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:33

It's not some people in blue are going to come to your house, is it?

(They're probably not called the Facebook Police. I bet.)
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by webdesigner97 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:45

I also think that the Facebook page needs more content and traffic. If people want (and if it's possible), I'd like to be some kind of "author" on it... :)
 

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by Jordach » Mon Jul 15, 2013 19:50

The Google+ Community for Minetest is often active with "neckbeards", but, who knows; G+ might have been a better place than FB. Only time will tell.

And, really, anytime someone tries to promote Minetest, the MC Army appears and basically destroys the page with bullshit.
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by Menche » Mon Jul 15, 2013 20:29

You mean this one? It would be great to have more activity there.
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by Nisi » Mon Jul 15, 2013 21:09

Menche wrote:You mean this one? It would be great to have more activity there.

No, I was talking about this site:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minetest/335345033194147?fref=ts
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by onpon4 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 21:19

Diaspora > Facebook

Decentralized, no corporate spying, not required to use your real name. Pages can't be created for things like games and stuff, but that's because it automatically groups posts together by hashtags, so there's no need for that.
 

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by hoodedice » Tue Jul 16, 2013 06:55

Jordach wrote:The Google+ Community for Minetest is often active with "neckbeards", but, who knows; G+ might have been a better place than FB. Only time will tell.

And, really, anytime someone tries to promote Minetest, the MC Army appears and basically destroys the page with bullshit.


I don't have a neckbeard...

In any case, Facebook is your necessary evil. More gamers equal more potential development, and more of that equals the fact that we'll get out of the lousy beta faster
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by Chinchow » Tue Jul 16, 2013 07:21

Jordach wrote:And, really, anytime someone tries to promote Minetest, the MC Army appears and basically destroys the page with bullshit.

This is the most severely accurate thing ever said.
Note: That was an obvious exaggeration
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by PilzAdam » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:44

hoodedice wrote:In any case, Facebook is your necessary evil. More gamers equal more potential development, and more of that equals the fact that we'll get out of the lousy beta faster

I dont really think that we get many developers over facebook.
 

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by onpon4 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:18

Does anyone think Facebook might be about to die? I don't pay attention to it (since I don't use it), but I heard that some people feel that this is the case.
 

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by webdesigner97 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:30

onpon4 wrote:Does anyone think Facebook might be about to die? I don't pay attention to it (since I don't use it), but I heard that some people feel that this is the case.

I don't think so...
 

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by Zeg9 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:33

onpon4 wrote:Does anyone think Facebook might be about to die? I don't pay attention to it (since I don't use it), but I heard that some people feel that this is the case.

If it dies, there will be another to take its place anyway :/
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by Jordach » Tue Jul 16, 2013 15:06

Zeg9 wrote:
onpon4 wrote:Does anyone think Facebook might be about to die? I don't pay attention to it (since I don't use it), but I heard that some people feel that this is the case.

If it dies, there will be another to take its place anyway :/
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by Darkbee » Tue Jul 16, 2013 15:24

MineCraft developer is calling it quits and coming to join the Minetest team... that is how likely it is that Facebook is going to die any time soon.

I would always say more exposure is better, in the context of an open source project but that's just my opinion.
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by webdesigner97 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 15:35

This topic shouldn't turn into a discussion about facebook...

I think we should really bring some more life to the/a facebook page. If we can't find out who made the current facebook page, we need to create a new one. I really like the idea of putting some Minetest related stuff on facebook and I also wish to contribute to the/a facebook page. Maybe together with some other community members? Who else would be interested?
 

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by BrandonReese » Tue Jul 16, 2013 17:00

webdesigner97 wrote:This topic shouldn't turn into a discussion about facebook...

I think we should really bring some more life to the/a facebook page. If we can't find out who made the current facebook page, we need to create a new one. I really like the idea of putting some Minetest related stuff on facebook and I also wish to contribute to the/a facebook page. Maybe together with some other community members? Who else would be interested?


I agree, it would be nice to see a solid presence on Facebook. Just because the mods and dev team don't like Facebook doesn't mean it's not a valid promotional tool. Obviously the forums will always be the number one source for information about Minetest.
 

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by Evergreen » Tue Jul 16, 2013 17:33

I think it is a great idea to get it going again, and to have some people start making some youtube videos. (aside from chainlynx) I think are community is kind of secluded, and we are not getting very many new people at all. I'd love to see minetest have an active community on other sites as well.
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