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The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:55 pm
by Ashtagon
  • Facebook: The Piazza has an official Facebook page here: The Piazza Facebook page. In addition, The Piazza has an official Facebook group here: The Piazza Facebook group
  • Google+: The Piazza has an official Google+ community here: The Piazza Google+ page. MODERATOR NOTE (by Big Mac): Google+ has now been deleted by Google.
  • Skype: The Piazza does not have an official Skype presence, and there are currently no plans to acquire such an account.
  • Twitter: The Piazza does not have an official Twitter presence, and there are currently no plans to acquire such an account.
  • Youtube: The Piazza does not have an official Youtube presence, and there are currently no plans to acquire such an account.
  • Other RPG forums: As Ashtagon, I maintain an active presence on Giant in the Playground. I also have a less-used account on Enworld.
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:30 pm
by Angel Tarragon
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:49 am
by Knightfall
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:49 pm
by Big Mac
Ashtagon wrote:
The Facebook page for The Piazza now has 596 likes! :o :shock: :| :) :D :mrgreen:

"Feeling brave tonight? How brave?
Brave enough to help The Piazza get 600 likes on Facebook?"

https://www.facebook.com/thepiazza.org.uk

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Feeling brave tonight? by David Shepheard, on Flickr

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:22 am
by Big Mac
Ashtagon wrote:
The Facebook page for The Piazza now has more than 700 likes! :o :shock: :| :) :D :mrgreen:
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The Piazza has 700 Facebook likes by David Shepheard, on Flickr

EDIT: Blimus! The Piazza is up to 741 likes! Somebody must be inviting lots of Dungeons & Dragons fans that have not heard of The Piazza before! :o

Does anyone else have some friends they could invite? Do you think we could get up to 800 in one day? :twisted:

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:16 am
by Havard
Well huzzah to that :)

-Havard

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:02 am
by Ashtagon
I have just added an official g+ presence:

Google+: The Piazza has an official Google+ community here: The Piazza Google+ page.

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:10 am
by Big Mac
Ashtagon wrote:I have just added an official g+ presence:

Google+: The Piazza has an official Google+ community here: The Piazza Google+ page.
As well as having an official Google+ community for The Piazza, there is now an official Google+ page for you to add to your circles. (It is mostly going to post in the Google+ community for The Piazza, so that I don't have to lend my personal account to The Piazza any more.)

(I've been told that, when enough people add The Piazza to their Google+ circles, it will be able to apply for a bespoke URL. I'm looking into that right now, but if you have a Google+ account, and like The Piazza, please pile on.)

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:57 am
by Big Mac
David "Big Mac" Shepheard on Social Media

I've seen a few people add their social media details, and I've had a few people hunt me down, so I thought I'd add a post about me, why I'm on the social media and who I want to meet.

Why I'm on social media

I'm primarily on Facebook. I went there to look for Spelljammer fans. I later started to search for fans of other D&D settings* (although that's more of a passive search than an active one).

* = I am especially interested in the various subsettings based on Krynn, Oerth and Toril and have been pushing towards getting enough fans/topics for every one of them go have their own bespoke subforums at The Piazza for several years. (I want to know more about these cult subsettings and include some of their themes in Krynnspace, Greyspace and Realmspace. So I'd love to have friends who are experts who can give me a bit of advice. :) )

I don't like Google+ as much as Facebook. And I like Twitter even less. I got nagged into signing up to Google+ by people who didn't like coming over to Facebook to talk to me. I use it a bit more regularly now, as I look after the social media pages for The Piazza for Ashtagon, but I'm not impressed by "Google+ is better than Facebook" hype. (Not to say that I love everything about Facebook - I think that all social media networks are out to look after themselves and Facebook is very good at "monetising" us - but please "show me your cool stuff" - don't tell me what social network to like.)

I like Spelljammer and I like 3rd Edition D&D. I have lots of friends who like other campaign settings and other rulesets. I even try to hook people up if I can**. I remember when I used to think that most people disliked Spelljammer (because I had listened to trolls and not realised how many fans were scattered about). That sucked, and I remember how much it sucked. So if I can pull fans of stuff like Malatra: Living Jungle, Jakandor or Tale of the Comet together that would be awesome. But please don't mistake my desire for other fans to link up as an invitation for people to tell me to stop liking what I like and do different stuff. (This especially goes for Pathfinder fans. I know it's based off of the 3.5 SRD. I know it's similar to 3.5. I don't want to "skip 3.5 and convert Spelljammer to Pathfinder". I've already been asked this multiple times. It's a bit frustrating for people to keep asking me this. :roll: )

** = Or help people on different social media sites team up here and build enough of a community to allow for a request for a custom forum. :)

If you want to add me on social media, I would hope that you talk to me at some point. I don't expect you to talk to me every day, but once or twice a year would be a nice minimum. There are some bots out there that sign up to lots of people to either collect information or to push content via the profiles of "friends". If you add me as a friend and then never talk to me, I am going to suspect that your account is a bot or spam account. If I think your account is fake you may be unfollowed or unfriended at some point. (You are really only wasting your own time if you don't want to talk to me.)

Please do not add me to any Facebook groups unless we have a conversation on Facebook and I tell you that I want to be added to the group. If you think I would like a group, please PM me a link to it or drop the link on my Facebook page. If you dump me into a group without asking me, I will just leave it.

Kickstarter promotions

Sending out a ton of friend requests to beg for money for Kickstarter promotions looks pretty scuzzy. There are a lot of people on social media who are now considering this to be spam. If you have a Kickstarter banner on your page when you send me a friend request, I'm going to suspect that you are trying to misuse our potential friendship as a way to use my social media account as an advertising platform.

If you have a Kickstarter to announce, I would suggest you start a topic over in The Wishing Well.

I do have some friends who are pros and I do have some friends who have run Kickstarters and I have even posted topics on The Piazza about Kickstarters and/or shared links on social media. But there have been enough people who push out Kickstarter begging messages and then never talk to me afterwards that I'm now suspicious of anyone who sends out friend requests while running a Kickstarter program. (As I said above, I'm looking for friends who will interact with me.)

Big Mac's social media links

If you have read through that lot and want to add me as a friend here are my pages: If you live in London (or occasionally visit London) do let me know. Maybe we can meet up at some point. :)

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:54 pm
by timemrick
Here's a summary of my online presence as far as games are concerned. Some of these (like my blog and my current campaigns) are linked in my signature as well.

Facebook: I'm not going to link my personal FB page for privacy reasons, but I have been involved in a few groups of interest to folks here:
Freeport: City of Adventure
LEGO Dungeons & Dragons (closed group)
Pathfinder RPG

Online forums that I frequent:
Ronin Army (Green Ronin Community)
Paizo Messageboards
The Piazza (mainly the 3E, 5E, PF, Freeport, and homebrew subforums)

My personal Piazza threads include: My blog (about RPGs, LEGO, and my other hobbies):
Studded Plate

My gaming webpages (at Google Sites):
Tim's Errata Archive (unofficial fan errata for Freeport and selected other RPG products)
Adventures in Arcadayn (fantasy, GURPS 3E, 1998-2002)
The Kynthiad (solo campaign in Heroic Age Greece, BESM 3E, 2007-present)
Winds of Freeport (my most recent Freeport campaign, v.3.5/PF, 2011-2016)
Time of the Tarrasque (my current homebrew campaign, Pathfinder, 2017-present)
Thastygliax's Vault (other campaigns and miscellaneous gaming pages that don't have their own site)

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:47 pm
by Big Mac
Ashtagon wrote:
The Facebook page for The Piazza now has more than 1300 likes! :o :shock: :| :) :D :mrgreen:
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via Imgflip Meme Generator

Meanwhile on the Google+ community for The Piazza:
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via Imgflip Meme Generator

Thanks for all the extra love on the social media. :cool:

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:27 pm
by timemrick
timemrick wrote:Here's a summary of my online presence as far as games are concerned. Some of these (like my blog and my current campaigns) are linked in my signature as well.
I recenlty posted a shorter version of my list (with a short blurb about each link) to my blog as "Finding Me Online."

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:50 pm
by Havard
Aliases: Håvard Frosta, Havard Blackmoor, Blackmoorian, Dragon Turtle etc

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flickr: Blackmoorfan
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:48 pm
by Big Mac
Ashtagon wrote:
  • Twitter: The Piazza does not have an official Twitter presence, and there are currently no plans to acquire such an account.
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:56 pm
by Kythkyn
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Twitter: @Kythkyn
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Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:12 am
by Tim Baker
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Discord: RPG Talk Server (phantom_tim#5182)
Blog: Escalation Fanzine
Twitter: @phantom_tim
MeWe: Tim Baker
Roleplay Cafe: Tim B

Edited to remove Google+ entry. RIP G+....

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:31 pm
by Angel Tarragon
Ashtagon wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Google+: The Piazza has an official Google+ community here: The Piazza Google+ page.
Being that G+ is being re-purposed, I highly recommend that The Piazza establish a community on the MeWe social media platform.

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:14 pm
by Ashtagon
Angel Tarragon wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Ashtagon wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Google+: The Piazza has an official Google+ community here: The Piazza Google+ page.
Being that G+ is being re-purposed, I highly recommend that The Piazza establish a community on the MeWe social media platform.
From what I can see, having a page (as opposed to a person-based account; conceptually similar to FB's page concept) would cost USD24 annually. While I can respect that mewe has to make its money somehow, The Piazza is run on a very tight budget, and realistically, I don't think this is a good way to spend that money.

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 pm
by Angel Tarragon
never mind.

Re: The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:02 am
by Tim Baker
I found a service called WhereToFind.me, which allows you to grab a username and then post links to your various social media accounts, blogs, forums, etc. I'll try to remember to keep it updated in the future, so I only need to provide a single URL.

Tim Baker on WhereToFind.me