Is sharing posts to the Facebook profile of WikiTree still possible?

+8 votes

I just tried sharing an interesting post (on a drawing on the [French] cover page of Discours par Jean Jaques Rousseau - the enlightment) to WikiTree Facebook community and saw that it was not possible anymore.

On the face of it (pay-off) one reads



and then going to Home I read "Our mission is to connect the human family on one tree, and thereby make genealogy free and accessible for everyone." and further down a short description "WikiTree is a rapidly-growing community of genealogists. We have over 200,000 members collaborating on over 10 million ancestor profiles on one tree." and then a longer description ....

If sharing only content related to photograph(s) or profile(s) of the week or stats & congresses will be allowed and not broader items (such as info of the New Netherlands Institute with info on sources or other historical happenings), it will be an impoverishment for WikiTree.

Please tell me I'm wrong ...

in Policy and Style by Philip van der Walt G2G6 Pilot (159k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer

A few hours ago on checking my smartphone, I saw that the post had indeed been shared and liked by 4 people. My apologies (Magnus!) - it seems that what I see on my smartphone differs (Facebook-wise) than that which I see on my laptop (same Facebook, though somehow a different interface). It has to do with how Facebook works, and it seems to have nothing to do with WikiTree's policy towards content sharing on Facebook. I probably have to put that question to Facbook, though I'll probably end up with someone on the other end of the telephone in India.

So frustrating .... 

by Philip van der Walt G2G6 Pilot (159k points)
selected by Philip van der Walt

Well it seems that somewhere in the last few months my FB-settings for this WikiTree page was changed so now I selected all posts and events at

Choose What You See From This Page

Hopefully I won't have the same problem again (this might seem lik much ado about nothing but I've been spending much less time on Facebook, only making time for certain communities once or twice a week). What makes a FB-page or community works for me is the amount of "identity" through "belonging" that I can derive from interaction with a specific community.

+4 votes

"If sharing only content related to photograph(s) or profile(s) of the week or stats & congresses will be allowed and not broader items"

I dont see that? Or do I miss your point?

by C S G2G6 Pilot (275k points)

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