Discourse vs Facebook Groups

About Facebook Groups

Facebook groups need little introduction, they are the group collaboration feature Facebook ship.


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We had a closed Facebook group that reached 14,000+ Members. We discovered that FB search within the group doesn’t work. Richard, my co-admin, wrote a post with very particular scientific words in it. 4 hours later, a search on that term yielded no results. We found people were mean to each other. Worst of all, people are unwilling to read through existing comments to find answered to their questions. So, we found we were spending an inordinate amount of time answering the same questions over and over again, and playing whack-a-mole with troublemakers. It was like being a middle-school teacher. What you guys have done with Discourse is amazing. People search. Comments are mostly respectful. Big difference.