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    FaceBook Aruba Groups

    We all know that there are MANY FB groups out there.
    I am a member of about 6 of them and 1 of them I am actually the administrator. (LaCabana)
    I did have to take on 2 other administrators on that FB group because I had the overwhelming urge to scream and the other 2 administrators now do the majority of the moderating, helping me preserve what little sanity i have.

    I find the FB groups difficult to maneuver and doing research is darn near impossible.
    The postings just fall by the wayside and it is hard to pull things up.

    Also too, for whatever reason some people on these FB groups are downright mean (some are just plain nuts) and some of the FB administrators seem to be on a social media power trip.

    Here on this forum (very unlike FB)
    1) we have an easy search option
    2) we are categorized general, airlines, culinary, sports etc..
    3) we are not moderated by folks that if they disagree with you, they do not make you feel like gum on the bottom of a shoe.

    Our mission has always been to provide a forum for those planning to go to Aruba or researching really anything Aruba related.

    We do not tolerate trolling, spamming, meanness and agendas that are unrelated to Aruba.
    We try to make researching Aruba as pleasant as possible.
    We try to find answers for all.
    We only accept civil questions, commentaries and responses.
    The Golden Rule Prevails here.


    What is your opinion re: FB Aruba groups and the ease of getting a question answered? finding information? being spoken to disrespectfully ?

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    I belong to two groups, one on facebook that I NEVER check and the other is TripAdvisor. I honestly do not believe you get as much info/help on TripAdvisor as you do here. I go to TA maybe once a week and skim the topics and only care about basics like "shopping", "airport news". I do believe some of the people are rude but there are no real checks & balances on TA.

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    I am not on Facebook at all. There have been a few times I’ve been tempted to set up an account to keep in touch with some friends but I always hear so much negativity that I don’t bother. I enjoy posting on this forum because it has a good vibe and is well moderated.

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    To feed my Aruba addiction, I check in here daily, and also a few Facebook groups. I like the search function here, and overall friendly vibe. I also feel like people posting here really put thought into their posts, where sometimes on Facebook a random thought gets turned into 1000 comments of nonsense feeding off of a rumor. For those looking to rent timeshares, a few FB groups really provide more options than you can see here on the forum.
    I have definitely seen moderators in a power trip who belittle people for not knowing how something works or for asking a question that has already been asked, or having a different opinion than their own. We don't have that problem here! I do wish adding mobile pictures was easier on this site, so more people would post them on a regular basis. I think that's something that FB does very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I am not on Facebook at all. There have been a few times I’ve been tempted to set up an account to keep in touch with some friends but I always hear so much negativity that I don’t bother. I enjoy posting on this forum because it has a good vibe and is well moderated.
    I'm with you... if I want to see crazed monkeys flinging poo, I'll head to the Metro Toronto Zoo.
    Last edited by act1966; 03-06-2018 at 08:15 AM. Reason: There's always an opportunity to make it funnier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    I have definitely seen moderators in a power trip who belittle people for not knowing how something works or for asking a question that has already been asked, or having a different opinion than their own.
    People with no power in real life, try to exercise it in cyber life.

    I agree that there could be some features introduced to improve this forum:

    - true resolution photos so you can see detail
    - the ability to block threads
    - press a button and a shot of tequila appears

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    I *was* a member of way too many FB groups. Apparently I have one of those personalities where I jump in head first (not BRAIN first) and want all the information - I need it all. Then I find that my feed is overwhelmed by whatever obsession I had last week! I'm down to about 4 or 5 Aruba based groups, I've gotten into the most ridiculous exchange of nasty words on some, been called disgusting terms by someone in a private message relating to one group, but I stay on a few because I'm always looking for rooms for friends/family and I'm afraid I'll miss something that I can research to come here and share with the good people of this forum
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ



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    my favorite activity at the zoo.
    watching the monkeys ......................
    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    I'm with you... if I want to see crazed monkeys flinging poo, I'll head to the Metro Toronto Zoo.

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    tracey mentioned photo uploads being made easier.
    i agree.
    i certainly do not mind loading in photos for people, however i think folks need to be able to do it painlessly in just 1 or 2 easy steps.

    and i agree with stephen!!
    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    People with no power in real life, try to exercise it in cyber life.

    I agree that there could be some features introduced to improve this forum:

    - true resolution photos so you can see detail
    - the ability to block threads
    - press a button and a shot of tequila appears

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    I'm about ready to 'unfollow' the facebook group I belong to 'cuz there's way too much stuff in no good order. I use Trip Advisor 'cuz that's where I can get my fix on food photos and slanted opinions.....! My home is here....

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