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I don't know if I'm in the minority here, I know Facebook has some seriously complicated algorithms in order to determine what shows up in your news feed.  But I've been getting an awful lot of EpicSki posts "via SocialFlow" in my news feed for a while now.  6 of them today alone.  I don't really want to hide Epic from my newsfeed as sometimes an interesting thread pops up that I haven't read yet, but if it continues at this pace I will end up doing that.  Any way to cut back on the number of posts?

post #2 of 10

I don't think you can. For friends you can change the setting from all, most important, etc. but pages send out all of them. You can only hide or report. 

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Yeah, I didn't expect there was anything I could do on my end other than all or none.  I guess what I was asking is more along the lines of, can EpicSki stop making so many posts?  If I'm the only one annoyed by the volume of posts, I'll either suck it up or hide them.  But I figured I'd see if anyone else felt the same way.

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Yeah, I didn't expect there was anything I could do on my end other than all or none.  I guess what I was asking is more along the lines of, can EpicSki stop making so many posts?  If I'm the only one annoyed by the volume of posts, I'll either suck it up or hide them.  But I figured I'd see if anyone else felt the same way.

 

I feel the same way...and I am the one making the posts. wink.gif Unfortunately the way Facebook's algorithm for showing posts is built does not favor people like you and me. I have relatively few friends (and even less that post things regularly) so I see every post or just about every post from EpicSki. However for the 'average' Facebook user I believe the number of posts from EpicSki that it shows is around 18%. So one or two of the posts I make a day will make it across their newsfeed.

 

Unfortunately I do not know of anyway to effectively reduce the number of posts you see. I think perhaps if you hit the drop down and select hide of a few of the posts Facebook may 'learn' and show you less. I do try to only post interesting things to Facebook so I'm glad you've found some new threads via Facebook. Sorry if it becomes a bit annoying though. frown.gif

post #5 of 10

You could BLOCK Social Flow and it'll stop completely, right?  Then you could look at the FB page when it was convenient for you.  

 

I haven't liked EpicSki on Facebook for privacy reasons, but also because if I have the PC on, both Facebook and Epic are open anyway.  

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You could BLOCK Social Flow and it'll stop completely, right?  Then you could look at the FB page when it was convenient for you.  

 

I haven't liked EpicSki on Facebook for privacy reasons, but also because if I have the PC on, both Facebook and Epic are open anyway.  

 

That method may work. I use social flow to schedule it to post things throughout the day since I am not on my computer most the day anymore like I was when I was working in IT. You would still get things like the ski stoke picture of the day and the occasional post I make directly to FB. Not sure how the implementation of blocking Social Flow would work though since it is just a method of posting rather than an app running on FB. 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

You could BLOCK Social Flow and it'll stop completely, right?  Then you could look at the FB page when it was convenient for you.  

 

I haven't liked EpicSki on Facebook for privacy reasons, but also because if I have the PC on, both Facebook and Epic are open anyway.  

 

That method may work. I use social flow to schedule it to post things throughout the day since I am not on my computer most the day anymore like I was when I was working in IT. You would still get things like the ski stoke picture of the day and the occasional post I make directly to FB. Not sure how the implementation of blocking Social Flow would work though since it is just a method of posting rather than an app running on FB. 

I block ALL apps on Facebook.  The only people I want to hear from are my friends.  I see that Facebook is trying to circumvent that by these darn Suggested Posts and Sponsored Posts, but am now busy putting "Hide all from..." on all of them.  Over time, blocking Apps and these new things has kept my Newsfeed blessedly free of JUNK.  

post #8 of 10

At one point I considered stop following Epic on Facebook because of the volume of posts. Was getting several at a time with the same post timestamp, and the content was pretty boring or unoriginal.

 

Seems to have gotten better lately.

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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post

At one point I considered stop following Epic on Facebook because of the volume of posts. Was getting several at a time with the same post timestamp, and the content was pretty boring or unoriginal.

 

Seems to have gotten better lately.

 

Since I took over earlier this year I've tried to make an effort to only post interesting things. The folks at Huddler figured out through studies what the most effective number of posts a day would be so that everyone see's something. Unfortunately if you use Facebook like me and not like the vast majority of people you end up seeing just about every post and I can understand how it would be annoying. I make every effort to only post interesting content, and if I repost the same thread or story I try to do it at different times of the day so the same people don't see the same thing over and over. But not everything will be interesting to everyone all the time. In general I am trying to use Facebook and Twitter to be like the featured content on the home page. Direct people to the most interesting topics on the site, which when they share with friends will help to continue to grow our community and lead to more and better content.

 

I appreciate all the feedback, and anything you think of that can make our Facebook presence better please let me know here or shoot my a PM. 

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

You could BLOCK Social Flow and it'll stop completely, right?  Then you could look at the FB page when it was convenient for you.  

 

I haven't liked EpicSki on Facebook for privacy reasons, but also because if I have the PC on, both Facebook and Epic are open anyway.  

 

Yeah, I could do that.  I might go that route.  We'll see.

 

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I feel the same way...and I am the one making the posts. wink.gif Unfortunately the way Facebook's algorithm for showing posts is built does not favor people like you and me. I have relatively few friends (and even less that post things regularly) so I see every post or just about every post from EpicSki. However for the 'average' Facebook user I believe the number of posts from EpicSki that it shows is around 18%. So one or two of the posts I make a day will make it across their newsfeed.

 

Unfortunately I do not know of anyway to effectively reduce the number of posts you see. I think perhaps if you hit the drop down and select hide of a few of the posts Facebook may 'learn' and show you less. I do try to only post interesting things to Facebook so I'm glad you've found some new threads via Facebook. Sorry if it becomes a bit annoying though. frown.gif

 

Fair enough, I understand that point of view.  I can learn to live with it.  Perhaps I'll try hiding some here and there and see what happens.  Or maybe I'll block it and check the FB page at my liesure as sibhusky suggested.

 

At the end of the day, it's not a huge deal, but I figured I'd bring it up and see.

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