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  •  Jeebus! (2+ / 0-)
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    debedb, second gen
    Your comment is utterly pointless. The point is that the switch, made without warning, was not something that anyone could have foreseen. So how do you expect millions of people to retool their online strategy - these are not IT people, they are regular people trying to get dogs out of shelters and into homes - instantaneously?
    I'm losing my patience. People have replied and you are getting more and more rude.

    Yes, the damned switch was made without warning. Why in HELL was FB the only method these people were using? Why were there no other methods? I have dealt with a LOT of shelters and rescue groups. They rely on phones, texts, listservs and so on. It's called redundancy. One doesn't have to be an IT person to figure that out.

    No, I'm not saying they deserved all this. I AM saying that now that this has happened, they need to take immediate steps to get around it.

    •  Yeah? (0+ / 0-)

      Show me a rescue that was working along the redundant lines, duplicating everything in more than one place all the time in expectation of such a thing happening?

      Show me one, and I'll shut up.

      If you can't, you do the same.

      •  I already linked to Best Friends (0+ / 0-)

        If you can't be arsed to follow that link and do some real investigating, then I can't help you.

        Here is a specific page at that link. Scroll around and find out about the different methods they use.
        http://bestfriends.capwiz.com/...

        I'm not going post it a third time.

        •  Uh, Granny - (0+ / 0-)

          You were saying that they were using a redundant system. And they are not.

          I would still ask that you back up that claim, for that is the claim you made. Not that there are other venues. You said, to paraphrase, that the smart groups used redundancy. Show me one.

          That one ain't it, no matter how many times you post it.

          You are defending a deathly maneuver by a corporation out of personal animus.

          •  well bless your heart (0+ / 0-)

            When shit happens, the message gets out. THEY DO NOT RELY ON ONE METHOD. They use FB for news bits. They don't rely on it for rescues.

            When they needed my brother (who works there) because of a huge rescue, they emailed him, texted him, AND left notice on a listserve as backup.

            THAT IS FUCKING REDUNDANCY WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT!

            It means you have more than ONE way to contact the people you need to contact.

            Since you don't want to see it, you won't.

            I have nothing more to say to you that hasn't been said already.

            •  You just made my point (0+ / 0-)

              They are not in the least redundant. The threaded conversations do not take place on their web site, though comments are available. They take place...

              on facebook!

              Getting your brother on the phone is not like calling 14,000 people. And they're not being redundant system-wide. They're, in fact, not in the least bit redundant. You know not of what you speak.

              And most rescues are not as successful and well-finded as Best Friends, which is one of the finest. If your point is that smaller rescues aren't worth your consideration, well, I wouldn't be surprised.

              You are simply wrong, and not big enough to admit it, because your personal dislike for me and adherence to your clique is more important to you. So, I really don't care what you have to say any more either.

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