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Facebook Group Members not being added-getting invited

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Scorpion Ghost, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I have this one group on Facebook. I try to add members to it, and instead of the members being added to the group, they get invited to the group.

    The group is Public, and the setting is set to "Any member can add or approve members."

    Every time I add members to group, it says "[name] has been invited to the group."

    What it should be saying is, "[name] has been added."

    Anyone has any idea why this is happening? And how can I change it so that it works?
     
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  2. warner410

    warner410 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am facing the same problem with one of my groups.

    Were you using any kind of script to add friends to groups?
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Initially I added a few members manually (using a Facebook account that is admin of group).

    Then I added some members manually (using a Facebook account that is a member of the group, but not admin or moderator).

    Then I used a script (using a Facebook account that is a member of the group, but not admin or moderator), and added 2000+ members.

    They ALL received an invitation, but were not added to the group...


    Then I created a new group, and added some members to it. They were all added normally and immediately, like always.


    The only difference between the two groups is that the first one was a Secret group where members could not add members, and then the setting was changed and the group was made Public and anyone can add members, while the other group was created as a Public group and anyone can add members.


    I googled around, read various things about this, but I came up empty. I have absolutely no idea why this is happening.
     
  4. reydj24

    reydj24 Junior Member

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    They changed the adding people to groups months ago.

    It's still good that you can add 2k people/day.

    BTW why do you want to use a secret group? Just use a closed/public
     
  5. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    What do you mean by that?

    A few days ago I added 1000 members to a group. A few days before that added 2000 to a different group. I've been adding members to groups with no problem. I added members to a group I literally created 12 hours ago.

    So I have no idea what you mean.


    Indeed. I could probably add even more than that. Though, lately the most I've added in a single day is 2000 (the biggest order for FB group members I've had in the past month was for 2000, so that's why).


    It wasn't my group. It's a client. So, I have no idea why he had it secret.
     
  6. dandyline

    dandyline Newbie

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    Got the same problem. Any solutions to this?
     
  7. Scorpion Ghost

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    Sorry man. I never figured out the problem on that one group. I suppose it might have been either a Facebook glitch, some sort of shady Facebook limitation imposed on that group, or a setting I just couldn't figure out.
     
  8. dandyline

    dandyline Newbie

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    Doesnt work. The group has no admin approval of members.

    I cant add people to the group, they only gets invited and needs to confirm the invite before getting added.