Announcing new Guild forum to replace face book page

Due to problems with the Guild Face Book page a forum will be incorporated into this web site instead:

First off I think that that face book providing this service free is amazing and they have helped millions of people to connect in ways that were previously unthinkable. OK, that’s the positive bit…

However they have locked our account for “security reasons”, on the basis that I’d logged in using a device that I’d not used before. The fact is that I was logging in using the same PC I always use, as it has the log in details stored on roboform.  This indicates that the lock out is because of technical issues on their side. Several other people have told me that they have had the same or similar issues and were also unable to get a response from face book.

They’ve asked me to submit information to prove that I am who I’m claiming to be. Net result, I’m not submitting any information about myself to a company that has proved that its technology is deficient. Instead I have arranged for a forum to be opened on the main web site where I will carry on as I can no longer trust face book. Even if this issue were resolved immediately I wouldn’t have any confidence that I’d not be locked out again next week.

Some of our posts had as many as 8000 views a week so its a popular page – they’ve ruined that…

As a security specialist in another life I happen to deplore the expression “security reasons” – it’s a phrase that people use to hide behind rather than have to explain exactly why they have made a decision or to try and justify a mistake.

As soon as the new forum is available all members will be advised – the forum will be open to non-members…