Many have probably noticed the following message on FaceBook’s Come Together for Ryan Diviney group page:
Over the next few months, Facebook will be archiving all groups created using the old groups format. Moving forward, you can create groups using the new groups format, which makes it easy to share with the important groups in your life.
In typical FaceBook fashion, they are not making it easy on the users. I’ve researched ways to just migrate all the users to a new group or page. The short answer is, FaceBook has no mechanism to do this.
So, what that means to you 9,000 members is you will need to re-register once I set-up a new page. I hope to get to work on this today or tomorrow. With any luck, I might be able to run both Facebook accounts simultaneously for a while.
For the many that signed-up for email notifications when I update this site, this functionality was lost when I upgraded a week or so ago. I thought I had fixed the problem, but I guess I’m just not that good yet. Please know I am aware of the problem.
Believe me, I am working on this. In the meantime, I’d ask that you please check the blog once a day (or more) for updates. I’m sure I can resolve this, but I often don’t have the uninterrupted time to put my mind to it. This is one of the things I miss most about my past life.
I’m giving serious consideration to adding advertising to the site. I would not make this a prominent feature, but I’d like to see if it’s presence would be a practical means to raise a little money for Ryan’s Trust Fund. I toyed around with it one day, at it made $2.12. Woo Hoo! My understanding is the revenue is driven by “click-throughs”, meaning if someone clicks on an advertisement it generates revenue. Seriously, if it would give even just a few dollars a day to the Fund, it could raise a grand in a year. To me, it’s worth a try. My main concern is to not annoy you, so your opinion is important to me.
I hear the site sometimes is slow or non-responsive. I am looking into changing the hosting company, since this seems to be the source.
Really, I just wanted to let everyone know I am on top of issues that crop up. It’s important to me to be able to communicate about Ryan and my family.