Greater control over FB posts

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I wonder if you could give us greater control over what Pixoto posts to our Facebook timeline?

For example, posting on my timeline every time I upload an image to Pixoto is like spam. I don't want it, because I don't want to annoy those people that are following me. (the quickest way to lose followers is to annoy them and give them a reason to take you out of their news feed)

Similarly... a top 20% placement in a daily contest is totally nothing to brag about. Maybe it is for some people ... maybe it can be an option. But if it happens every day (because top 20% isn't that hard to get), then once again it becomes "spam"... a major annoyance.

On the other hand, awards that happen once a week or once a month ... those are things to brag about. If I had an option to turn daily awards off while keeping weekly or monthly awards on, I would probably do that.

In the mean time, I have turned off Pixoto notifications on my timeline.

Finally, when the Pixoto notification is posted, it seems like it posts a link to my profile rather than a link to the winning images. The trouble is that top 20% means it's an image way down on my image list - I'm not bragging, I'm just stating that it's not obvious WHAT PICTURE just won an award because the viewer is sent to my profile and all they see are the images at the top of my list.

So I think the link should take the viewer to the most recent awards. Let the viewer wander around to see more if they want - but don't overwhelm them with stuff unrelated to the thing for which the notification was posted.
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David Terry

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Jbern B. Eugenio

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Just go to Edit Setting and UNCHECK award and activity share on facebook, hope this will help you, have a nice day to you.
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David Terry

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Did I say I wanted to stop ALL activity?

My suggestion was GREATER CONTROL over what gets posted.

I would love to have Pixoto post MONTHLY award. That's something to brag about. A weekly award is decent too. But daily awards are like spam as are publishing notifications every time I post an image.

Thanks for your attention.
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David - thanks for your feedback. Here are some thoughts:

We are in the beginning phases of implementing Facebook Open Graph. So we are fundamentally changing the way we share on facebook. We are limiting the control over sharing to just two fundemental options
1) share awards
2) share activities (including favorites and submitted images - we may add other activities later)

We think it is important to keep things simple so that it is easy for people to understand what we are doing.

Open Graph allows all activities to be grouped into "aggregations". So if you submit 10 images to pixoto on a given day instead of these showing up as 10 separate posts they will be aggregated to show something like "David Terry submitted 10 photos to pixoto" and will show 4 thumbnails from the image batch. It won't show more than one post for submissions a day.

The same is true of favorites.

We are revamping awards so that each award will have it's own page. We will then share the award pages using open graph. This will mean that all of the awards will be aggregated as well. Individual award pages will also have a summary of your other awards (and of course you will finally be able to see more than 66 awards).

I hope this will help and would love to hear your feedback on this setup.

Cheers

Jason
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David Terry

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That sounds interesting. Let us know when it's implemented and I'll turn notifications back on at that time to see what it looks like.
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Jason Kiefer, Official Rep

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The activites part is complete (and seems to be working very well).

Awards will be next week.
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I entirely agree with the original poster and still feel the control aspect of the FB posts could be improved. As the OP said, controlling what hits your FB account, and how often, is key its effectiveness. I don't think a simple list of checkboxes to say post 5%, 10%, 20% etc is in danger of unduly confusing anyone and would increase Pixoto's exposure also - I have had to turn mine off completely as I do not want to post every 20% award.

It would also be nice to have the option to post to a page owned by me, rather than my own personal page. I try to keep my photography separate so whilst I would like to post some awards to my FB photography page, I don't really want them on my personal timeline.
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David Terry

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One of my solutions was to allow Pixoto to only post to "me" (meaning nobody else can see the post). Then, on important updates, I will make the post public.

One thing that still doesn't work ... if there are multiple images, Pixoto posts a link to Recent photos WITH NO CLUE as to which of those are the ones that were winning awards.

A better approach would be either individual links (one per winning image) or a link to a page that shows recent winnings.
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SnapHappyExpat

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Thanks David - I'll look into the private posting option.
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On facebook, I just remove the awards notification for the daily awards and leave the weekly or monthly awards...... for I do want the notifications.. just dont need the daily ones...sometimes you have have to much of something and it sort of takes away from the overall effect..

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