We have a friendly relationship with the admin of that Facebook page, and it's nice to see followers of that page enjoy discussing some of the topics RallyPoint members are engaged on. Our relationship is certainly not spam, etc. It's a good working relationship intended to create an optimal experience for (in this case) Army NCOs.
Good observation. A quick glance and it appears that cross posting is going on. Some FB users are posting on RP and some RP users are posting responses for the same topics back into FB
1. An incoming commander is asking for advice on how to best start off the relationship with his new 1SG.
2. UCMJ for bashing your unit and CoC on social media?
3. Dealing with alcohol. Is this a good COA?
Linking web sites has a different technical connotation and after reading your post, RP website looks clean as a whistle. It is linked to only one external site which is not a social network and is not leaking posts out.
The benefit of posting RP discussion URLs on FB is that the FB users will have to create an account on RP to view the discussion, thereby driving users to become members of RP. This may be viewed as positive by RP.
The second benefit of giving light to this is that users on RP will be more careful of their posts.
The risk is not entirely clear, however I can think of some cases, not suitable for posting here.
Not linked, but someone that is the admin for the Facebook page, and an RP Member, is re-posting questions and links to our discussions on here.
I'm limiting my submissions to the forums on RP as they are much more professional than the Facebook page and the privacy protection and the ability to identify posters is better on RP.
I'm all for it, if it is generating interest in RP and is getting more folks to join in on our discussions here.
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