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    Facebook Business Accounts - Anything Required for Commenting?

    I recall hearing way back, years ago, that users had to make a certain number of posts/messages before their account was rendered fully active. Though this could have been for personal or business accounts, not sure.

    Are there any requirements in place today - before the business account will become fully active? Meaning, when a FB user posts on other FB accounts, their profile image/graphic actually show?

    My image/graphic will not show when posting to other FB accounts. When other FB users 'like' me , the stuff does show but only in that confined 'like' box on their page.

    Other than that, my 32 by 32 graphic does show only when commenting on my own account page.

    In fact, when commenting on othe FB pages, instead of my link being:

    facebook.com/myregisteredname

    It is:

    facebook.com/profile.php?id=100(followed by numerica string)

    Which apparantly goes through a redirect before arriving at facebook.com/myregisteredname

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    Sorry for the DP, but cannot edit the above.

    Please note that I do not have a fan page or any created pages besides the main account associated with my twitter @name

    It now occurred to me -- is it necessary to create another actual page to activate commenting on other FB pages?

    Going to:

    Edit Page > Manage Permissions > Your Settings > /then uncheck 'Posting Preferences' = twitter says "always comment and post on your page as myaccount, even when using Facebook as ."

    There is nothing else listed, at the end, because of this lack of a page. Isn't unchecking this the general fix for making the graphic show? Must I create another page? If so, should it be merged with the main account page in order to go by the same name?

    - My horns are dripping molten green on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
    Keep in mind that days & time are extremely audience dependent so while you should start with a best practice you have to test it for yourself and keep testing it as you grow... Different groups use Facebook very differently.
    Will keep in mind for making posts. But as far as posting comments on other FB accounts, I still can't comment to where somewhere would recognize who's doing it. Still trying to figure out why my graphic isn't showing, if I need to create a page besides my main account & what type if so. Driving me crazy. Might have to take the risk and start making pages to test, not knowing if this can be undone. Or if the page would have to be merged.

    This would make the nicest New Years present I ever received if someone could answer this!
    Last edited by TechnoBear; Jan 2, 2013 at 17:18. Reason: Posts moved to this thread from irrelevant thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datadriven View Post
    Will keep in mind for making posts. But as far as posting comments on other FB accounts, I still can't comment to where somewhere would recognize who's doing it. Still trying to figure out why my graphic isn't showing, if I need to create a page besides my main account & what type if so. Driving me crazy. Might have to take the risk and start making pages to test, not knowing if this can be undone. Or if the page would have to be merged.

    This would make the nicest New Years present I ever received if someone could answer this!
    Why would you need another account to post? Your account can work as either your individual account or a business / professional page depending on what you activate and are trying to accomplish [pages being far more limited in what they can post].
    - Ted S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
    Why would you need another account to post? Your account can work as either your individual account or a business / professional page depending on what you activate and are trying to accomplish [pages being far more limited in what they can post].
    Because when I go to:

    Edit Page > Manage Permissions > Your Settings > / and then uncheck 'Posting Preferences'

    Facebook follows their pre-checked selection with "always comment and post on your page as (myaccountname), even when using Facebook as . Note: You're currently using Facebook as . To switch to (myaccountname), click Account at the top of any page. "

    But there is nothing else listed, at the end, I think, because of this lack of a page. Doesn't unchecking the box normally make the graphic show when posting on other accounts?

    However when I uncheck this and and click 'save changes' , Facebook just keeps rechecking it without modification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datadriven View Post
    Because when I go to:

    Edit Page > Manage Permissions > Your Settings > / and then uncheck 'Posting Preferences'

    Facebook follows their pre-checked selection with "always comment and post on your page as (myaccountname), even when using Facebook as . Note: You're currently using Facebook as . To switch to (myaccountname), click Account at the top of any page. "

    But there is nothing else listed, at the end, I think, because of this lack of a page. Doesn't unchecking the box normally make the graphic show when posting on other accounts?

    However when I uncheck this and and click 'save changes' , Facebook just keeps rechecking it without modification.
    This is obviously not something 99.9% of users see and for the remaining 0.1% of us we see our page names. Of course keeping that box checked is what you want most of the time. What happens when you post to a page / profile now?

    Perhaps you're right not to need another account but a dud page, not to post with but because some sort of flag seems to be set, perhaps from a page you use to have, and having one may help get things back in sync.
    - Ted S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
    This is obviously not something 99.9% of users see and for the remaining 0.1% of us we see our page names. Of course keeping that box checked is what you want most of the time. What happens when you post to a page / profile now?

    Perhaps you're right not to need another account but a dud page, not to post with but because some sort of flag seems to be set, perhaps from a page you use to have, and having one may help get things back in sync.
    When I post to a page - it ALWAYS shows the generic FB silhoutte and without my link. Which is evident even when I am not logged on (sometimes manually edited out). However when other FB accounts like my account - my image strange enough shows under their 'like' box and this is the only time.

    All permissions are open on my account.

    Ted S. - are you suggesting this is probably due to their editing/manual review of the other FB account users?

    My account has been tested with another FB account, both accounts having 'all permissions open' and still, my image will not show on the other account when I comment! I'm trying to figure out how this can be falling through these cracks.

    I'm starting to like your idea of the 'dud' page. Can individual pages be deleted after started? Any particular kind of page you would suggest (existing page/account is 'Company, Organization or Institution'?

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    My business has similar profiles but, so long as we activate a page with the "Use facebook as xyz...", they work just fine within the confines of a page's access [pages can post to their wall, on other pages but nothing to personal walls].

    I tried signing up for a page as a non-user when we were going through all of these details yesterday and ended up at a screen to create a personal profile so I'm not entirely sure how you ever managed to get the account you did...
    - Ted S

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    Do you recall, when activating the additional page(s) -- was there a wait period before they could post to other pages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datadriven View Post
    Do you recall, when activating the additional page(s) -- was there a wait period before they could post to other pages?
    There was not.

    But it's something I very rarely do and a couple spam hits could change a lot.
    - Ted S

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    I've been also thinking that FB may be starting to take measures at tightening things up a bit. Given the vast number of account holders that have become inactive. Maybe, based on metrics that I've no idea on... a new account related to such-a-type of page may be categorized and/or have to live through a wait period of X number of months, before they can comment externally. And even then, possibly meet certain criteria (based on activities, growth, little or no reports of abuse, etc). Whatever their studies might show could be worthy of freeing the comments feature. But just speculation. since FB and active users may not want a huge percentage of commenters going inactive.

    - Much appreciate your efforts Ted. I realize this wasn't exactly a typical post and you became quite involved at a much appreciated level. Thx.


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