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A Good Question To Ask When Buying FB Groups...

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by steeeeeeve, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. steeeeeeve

    steeeeeeve BANNED BANNED

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    A good question to ask the seller when buying a FB group would be if the name is changeable, as I have one or two groups for love rather than for money with around 300 members each and I can't seem to change the name on them. However I've conversed with someone on another thread who said that some may be just catching up with new rules of Facebook (Maybe?), which means that the group you might be buying might not actually be able to be changed, at least title-wise.

    So I would ask before you buy.

    Steve.
     
  2. Peter Shaw

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    You can't change the name of a facebook group :)
     
  3. steeeeeeve

    steeeeeeve BANNED BANNED

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    I'm getting mixed reports about that. There are some people saying that you can and some people saying that you can change some but not others. Does anyone have a truly definitive answer on this one? Is it definite that you can't change the name?

    Steve.
     
  4. CoyoteAssassin

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    This is a great comment. Thank you. I do not use FB but my wife does and was going to create a group with the the year 2010 in it. Based on what was said, it is best if she keeps it generic so that she does not have to create a new one next year and so on.
     
  5. zj09ff

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    I have just tried changing my FB group name, and it works. You can even change the group type and sub-type. To verify, do create a group yourself and experiment.
     
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    You can change any part of a group up until it reaches 5000 members.

    So you can change the name of a group as long as its 4999 or less, however be careful of changing the entire meaning of a group, because every member of the group gets a notification saying "the group........has changed their name"

    lol if its a mafia wars group and you change the name to dieting and change the description to that of a diet group it will get closed pretty quick.

    If you do want to just change the name and not anything else and its just a variation of what you had before then it should be fine.

    go to the info page and click edit info, if the group has less than 5000 members then the title will be just above the description and you can change it no problem.

    Thanks appreciated but not required ;)
     
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  7. steeeeeeve

    steeeeeeve BANNED BANNED

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    FBPRO, as I mentioned I have a group of 300 members and I can't find anywhere on there where I can change the name.

    As mentioned, I seem to be getting very mixed reports. Someone in another thread also said to me that FB have changed their rules recently so that you can change the name of your group but that some groups may not have been updated for this yet?

    Maybe only new groups since new rules have been implemented can have their name changed? My group of 300 members is about 2-3 years old now.

    Steve.
     
  8. Peter Shaw

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    I myself cannot change it, but maybe its to do with the age of the group.
     
  9. steeeeeeve

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    Is your group quite old?

    Steve.
     
  10. Peter Shaw

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    No, its new. I thought that if the group is older, then the preferences may not be updated, unlike a new group :)
     
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    Edit Group.

    Change group name?

    Not working

    //J
     
  12. khirad

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    You can Change name of some of My groups that has more than 5000 members too

    Facebook now allows name change even after 5K members :)