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TOPIC: How to build a Facebook community or not?

How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33719

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Hey everyone. I'm wanting to spread a clear message and attract people to this life-changing leaf. So the question is? I know Facebook tares down sites on their page, but I see others that stay up like Carolina kratom called kicking it with kratom. which is a great name and they have a good following, and it's basically a vendor community page. They will only allow you to talk about their products. Is this common, and how do they stay up. I've seen many get taken down. They are not an approved vendor and their products are average in my opinion. So does anyone have some advice in building a great community on Facebook without getting it tore down? They are not interested in helping others only their selves. The plan is to lead people to great places and forums like this which is my purpose. Am I way off base? Could Or should I start a blog.? As our mission is to have great information out there so people receive the benefits of this leaf. The more information out there the better right? Love and peace Ktea
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33720

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IMO Facebook may not be the best idea. as you mentioned they may just take it down. or as people already think of kratom as being in the same category as opiates, Spice, and things like bath salts they wouldnt take kindly to it.

Yes the minority that are struggling with pain and opiate withdrawals may find it helpful...,but once the bias news media labels something evil that is all the majority of people need to hear.

Your average person doesn't want to believe different..just something else to label evil and hate out of their ignorance and the powers to be helped them think that way.

Dont think its the proper time to bring extra attention to kratom with its current status. that is what this forum is for.
i completely understand what your reasons are but it's just sad people are so ignorant and blindly follow a news title and not do any real research or have creative thinking skills to figure stuff out for themselves.
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33721

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Ktea;

I don't have all the answers on Facebook, but I DO know -- if you start talking about the medical benefits, especially about overcoming opioid withdrawals -- and you're selling kratom -- you're likely to have the FDA come down on you.

I don't know about this being the wrong time to talk about kratom, as Jayisk says. Many smart Americans know the FDA lies about many things, especially herbs that don't pay into their coffers. So, as one who has been very active blogging and working on the Board of the AKA until recently, I can tell you smart people in their 50s-80s are flooding into the kratom market because they don't believe the FAKE NEWS and they're looking for safe relief for their arthritis, back pain, neuropathy, etc.

If you're a vendor, then get approved for this forum by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or chat with Laurie, our other Admin, in the group here.

It's free to become an approved vendor and sell on this forum and in our listings, but you shouldn't post sales-y talk until you ARE approved. Then, once you are approved, you can point newbies to the articles on our blog pages to get most of their questions answered.

I wouldn't combine vending with education potential customers on how to consume kratom or its health benefits. It's too risky. Let others do the educating or use my blogs to do it.
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33722

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I appreciate your opinion, Thank you. Glad i have a place to talk about it
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33723

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ok, That sounds like some very sound advice. I do value your views, my friend. Is their a good chat, page on how and ways to become an approved vendor. A safe vendor, a vendor that won't get shut down. Best practices. Basically, a place that will mentor people. Everything is so hard to get good information. Sadly because most are in it for only the money. I may be way off base even asking this community and apologize if I am. I'm wanting to make sure people get what they're looking for in my area. I want a percent to go to the AKA for support.etc.So if I could just be pointed in the right direction. If not I understand. I just want to be safe, and as well not make uninformed decisions. Hope I haven't offended this page, but where else can I feel safe:)
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33724

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I think it’s a good idea but agree with jayisk, maybe not the right time with that platform. But think a organization/ club who’s members count on terms of lobbying efforts
( like the NRA... ) sounds pretty cool.. by would also be viewed as a threat to the government, but strenth in #’s !!!!

I feel very much in line with getting the truth out to more and more people, at the same time we need to follow suit with the efforts of the AKA legal team .... we need to be smart and not create more trouble than the issues we are facing at the moment ... how do we work in accordance with the AKA and help spread the truth and reach more folks ?? Idk.. but this is the place to help figure it out ...

Drawing awareness by being respectful/ responsible Kratom users is a great starting point, helping addicts and the plethora of other folks who benefit with info and accessibility to this awesome healing herb , joining in on rally’s and talking to legislators/ senators when deemed right... .........

I guess I’m on the same page and don’t quite know how to help other than leading by example and referring to the AKA if there’s other ideas to make a positive impact

I’d get in touch with the AKA, they may have suggestions about what is good to do and what we might want to veer away from
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33725

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The AKA also has recommended vendor guidelines for best practices and current Good Manufacturing Practices. That can save a lot of searching. It takes some investment to set up a business correctly, but having the approval of the AKA on their eventual list of certified approved cGMP vendors will be priceless when legality comes, as I believe it will.

Another reason why this IS a good time to reach more people -- especially opioid users/addicts -- is that many are not convinced yet that an herb could make it so easy to get off drugs. If they want to get free, kratom's an effective, safe way to do it. They need to hear this message if they want to live.

Ask the AKA about their vendor advisory group and for a pdf of their guidelines for certification, after becoming a vendor, Ktea.
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33726

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I am a member of Kratom Consumer Advocacy and Support(on facebook) which is sponsored by the AKA.
cannot mention vendors, have to be over 18, Keeps up to date on latest Kratom news and advice on Kratom has to phrased so its not seen as giving medical advice.
Vendor suggestion by messaging only. Which could still not protect against sneaky shills.
They moderate it closely so this helps keep in check with anything that would go against Facebook policing.

This forum(Ilovekratom) has been excellent with protecting against shills and getting honest reviews and vendor talk.
On Facebook and Reddit you can no longer do this.
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33727

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Thanks so much, brother. This is what I need to here. I'm an addict in recovery. Six years off H and I can reach a lot of people. How do I know it works. I've done it. Use it. it's changed my life. New topic how do i approach people who are struggling without scaring their uninformed views. I guess I'm thinking by example. I fear that they will say "o your trading one for another. I can hear it already?
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 2 months 2 weeks ago #33728

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Ok. thank you
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