Facebook is so unorganized!


you see how that guy’s facebook page is completely public? how even if you are NOT signed into facebook it takes you directly to his profile info? well, i am trying to achieve that, but no matter how many times i mess around with the security settings it doesn’t work.

i want it so that even if people DO NOT have a facebook account they can easily see my wall and profile info. i have no idea how to do this through the regular privacy section. i googled facebook and privacy and all that comes up is some stuff I already tried.

for example, right now, this guy im helping his facebook page is all lockd out and it looks like this when people click the link

im trying to make this guy’s page look like the one up at the top.

please help… facebook is so unorganized and their help forum doesn’t seem to get a lot of responses :lol:.

you can see his wall and all the posts and his profile even if you have no account or are not his friend.

im trying to do that… please help :frowning:

That example link you gave is to a public group page, not a personal profile. I thought changing your setting to public would do the trick too - nice to see there are some limits to what they serve to Google. Fan Pages and Groups are incentive to get people to join FB if they haven’t already, so it makes sense that those are public by default.

I can’t say that I’ve ever seen more than the profile preview for personal pages when not logged in. Even for famous authors and people who I know do a lot of social networking, you can’t see their personal pages - but they usually make a fan page for networking. Maybe you can think of it like a built-in boundary between work and your personal life?

ok, so there is NO WAY to make the current page public group page? do i have to create a NEW account that is public group page then? the problem is this guy has like 290 or so people following his campaign on FB and if we have to start a NEW account that would be a massive problem. please let me know what to do to get that public.

i want it to be public because on his homepage:

there is a link on the bottom left for facebook. not everyone has a facebook account. so we wanted EVERYONE, even people who don’t use facebook to see the wall posts and responses and whatnot. your advice is greatly appreciated. thank you again :).

Group pages are completely different from personal profiles. You have to either create a fan page or group page to get the public page that you want.


ahhh… damit.

so i guess the ONLY way then is to create an entirely new facebook account. ehhhhh i guess it is ok the way it is then-having to alert all 290 friends of this would be a serious problem so i guess we are just going to have to have it as a personal profile then.:frowning:

I’m not exactly sure, but it does look like you will need to create a new Official Page if your client wants a truly public Facebook account. Assuming his connections on his current account are followers and not personal friends, it would have made more sense for him to start with an Official Page which is designed for public figures and businesses.

I think it would be beneficial for him to have an Official Page. Anyone can start to follow him, no waiting to approve a friend request. It shouldn’t be a chore to send out a message to his current followers saying that he now has an Official Page - most users are cool about that. (One author I follow finally created an Official Page about two months ago. About half of his friends list were fans and within the first week or two most of them started following his Official Page as well, so he automatically had 250+ fans/followers on Facebook right from the start.)

Unfortunately I can’t find anywhere on FB that clearly states the differences on exactly what information is made public, and even their Privacy Policy is vague saying that info set to Everyone “may” be available to the general online public.

“Everyone” Information. Information set to “everyone” is publicly available information, just like your name, profile picture, and connections. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Facebook), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of Facebook, such as on public search engines and when you visit other sites on the internet. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Facebook is set to “everyone.” You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings. If you delete “everyone” content that you posted on Facebook, we will remove it from your Facebook profile, but have no control over its use outside of Facebook.

My guess is that this is a blanket statement that covers Public Groups and Official Pages for which all content will be available search engines by default, and personal profiles which only have name and friends list available to search engines unless set to private.

nope… looks like these guys wanna start an entirely new Facebook account so thanks for all the help. gonna have to start this all over. all over from scratch that is.

Click Edit Page and Under Wall Settings click Edit again.

You will see an option called:

“Default Landing Tab for Everyone Else:” You can select Wall as the main landing page.

Change in layouts of the Facebook home page and the profile page has only created disorder among the user’s of it causing a huge section of the user’s to move out.

do you have a reference for this, or is this just your opinion?

I don’t think it’s necessarily unorganized. You just have to use it often enough to know how to navigate through the site. Granted, FB’s layout and site structure won’t be to everyone’s liking.

I have been using facebook since 2005 and have watched it go from exclusive to certain universities, to exclusive to all universities to open to all students, and now open to the public…the whole time I thought it would kill facebook with spam and all kinds of other stuff…

Trust me, Facebook will still be around tomorrow and the next day…It could one day become as irrelevant as Myspace is right now, but Facebook is here to stay.

I have seen the layouts change several times and I was mad everytime but this time I think I am actually feeling better about it. Once you get used to it it doesnt matter anyway…/.