April 7, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #596170cynic613Member
Hoping to hear peoples thoughts: I manage a facebook group for an American yeshiva in Israel, for alumni, families, etc to get updates and see pictures of what’s going on. In the past few weeks, I noticed that Arabs keep joining the group (1 or 2 every couple days). I simply delete/ban them, but with all the news recently about Arab and Muslim activity on facebook, it definitely strikes me as odd and perhaps what to be concerned about. Do any facebook users (pleae don’t flame this because you think facebook is assur) here have any simliar experiences they can relate?April 7, 2011 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #756806PortyMember
Are the posts on the group’s page only visible to members? If so, it might be that they are trying to see what’s going on in the yeshiva. You are right to delete/ban them, but maybe make a note of the names in case, Chas V’Shalom, something happens. BTW, what news about Arab/Muslim activity on FB? Is that from the 3rd Intifada page?April 7, 2011 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #756807popa_bar_abbaParticipant
You might consider making it that you need to be approved to join. Then you can just generally approve any ones that sound normal, and ask about the others.April 7, 2011 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #756808cynic613Member
@Porty The posts are visible to everyone, not just members. I want it to be as public as possible in lieu of a strong website for the time being. Good idea to make note of the names, thanks. And yes, I was referring to the 3rd intifada page
@Popa Thanks for the feedback, I would change it to needing approval, but it’s available for public viewing without being a member even (as I explained above).
Oh well, I’m really curious if other groups out there are having the same experience. Creepy.April 7, 2011 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #756810HAKOL TOVMember
sounds very fishy to me!April 7, 2011 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #756811yid.periodMember
As a measure of caution I would avoid posting information about the time and location of yeshiva events that have not occurred yet… so that it remains a strictly yeshiva event without unwanted visitors.April 7, 2011 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #756812PortyMember
I agree with yid.period – I think that it should be that only members can see the posts. You might want to consider a blog or newsletter that people can subscribe to. That way they receive an email in their inbox with info and it is not publicly available for everyone to see.
Just thinking though – if your FB wall is visible to everyone, why would they want to join the group?
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