Again, I found it myself. But it wasn't there. if your goal is to have a site that serves the community, it seems counter-intuitive that you'd want to exclude anyone. I'm SURE this isn't your goal- when I see things like this, I want to help. I love FBTB.
For Clarity, the Anaheim issue was not the biggest deal- it wasn't a deal at all, just a trigger. You'd have to be dense not to find the information on your own, and I did find it. Seeing a second news feed that doesn't help me judge at all whether or not I can go to an event with a state name for a reference reminded me of the Bothcon issue, and I thought it my civic duty to mention it so it's easier for staff to judge how they want to compose news feeds- that's all.
It was a real inconvenience trying to figure out what Bothcon was, and when I see a link that says "Click here for more info" and the link still doesn't contain basic info... well, that's a problem, so I thought i'd be helpful and mention it. That was my issue. The news post was inconvenient, because it says "Get involved with Bothcon!" and I don't know what it is, but since there's a link, it didn't strike me as odd. Then I clicked the link to the forum sticky and it didn't have a location, or any event there. it just talked about goodie bags and other things that were already on the news feed.
I really didn't mean to sound accusatory.
I've been building for 17 years, I've been a community member on sites similar to this for 6 years, and I've been on this site for a year. I'm not new, and I'm not looking for the "Lite" experience. What I am trying to do is to be super-casual during the college year and as involved as possible during my summers, and that's difficult if the only people who know about big events are the 50-odd people who know every site, every event, and every location by habit and connection.
FBTB serves as my hub for information, and it serves that fantastically, but some things might have been lost in the lens of "Everyone who matters knows already."
Don't hate me!
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