META/PRECOG: External Pages on Facebook

Scott Eiler seiler at
Mon Dec 17 18:54:59 PST 2012

On 12/16/2012 6:34 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:

> This is the administration interface for your webpage at
> Because External
> Pages have been deprecated this External Page can no longer receive new
> likes and will soon lose its ability to publish to users that have
> already liked the webpage. In order to continue gaining likes and
> publishing to those users, you should convert the webpage into a
> standard Facebook Page by clicking the 'Migrate Page' button below.
> ... uh, Facebook, am I reading this announcement wrong, or are you
> saying you want me to publish Powernaut comics on your site instead of
> mine?  Not gonna happen.  And I wonder how, say, the New York Times
> feels about *its* Facebook like buttons no longer working.

Well, I experimented.  Migrating the page was easy enough, so I can 
still use it to contact the people who've pressed Like from my Powernaut 
comic strip page.  But Facebook has lost track of everyone whose privacy 
settings are anywhere on the private side of "Show My Picture In Ads". 
So the Powernaut's new fan base consists of me and Andrew.

Oh well, I guess 1962 will be a rebuilding year.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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