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kleinman
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Ward Facebook Group

Postby kleinman » Wed May 21, 2014 10:40 pm

would a Closed Facebook group titled "Westland Ward" be in violation of church policy? I am aware of the instruction in handbook 2 regarding websites and blogs, but given the proliferation of social media and the churches embrace of Facebook (every GA seems to have a Facebook page), I'm wondering if there have been any changes. A Closed group requires an invitation to the group, seems like privacy is protected and only those with facebook pages would be part of the group. Thoughts??

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Re: Ward Facebook Group

Postby russellhltn » Thu May 22, 2014 12:08 am

Closed or not, I'd think it would still be a violation of policy. It's pretty clear that a ward cannot have a page, but individuals can. You point out GAs having a page, but the analogy would be for the bishop to have a page. The way I see it, the moment you name the page after the ward, you're in violation.

As for being closed, that's a lot of work keeping up with who needs to be removed because they left the ward. And how do you know the person you're adding is the person they say they are?
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