Goat Tips and Tricks on Facebook

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by MadCatX, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    So I dont know if you all are on FB. I am. I just got banned from a group called Goats Tips and Tricks.

    I was browsing through it and a woman posts about putting diapers on goats to bring them in. Of Course some guys says Goats are live stock etc. Being a smart aleck.

    The woman went off and cussed him out. So the mod bans her, and the other dude is okay. So I ask why is it okay from someone to start crap here, being a smart mouth, and its okay.

    Are any one of you members there? I am going to complain to FB.
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    FB can be very unkind.
    It isn’t like TGS sadly.

  3. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Yeah, just unbalanced there. I like it here because the people are cool, the advice is solid, and everyone is welcoming.
  4. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I don't do a lot on FB - got frustrated when answering a question - they didn't like the answer and had a fit. It was put kindly and out of concern - but I'm done (maybe this should be in pet peeves) when you give a sound answer to a question and they don't like it. I unjoined the group.
  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't look at any goat FB groups.
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  6. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Some of the advice is out there is sketchy
  7. Kass

    Kass Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2020
    Lisbon Falls ME
    Anyone here familiar with MeWe? It's kinda like an alternative FB that I just found a few weeks ago. It's actually pretty cool.
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  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    One of the hard things about FB is you begin to think people are actually your friends. While I have made a few life long friends there where we actually meet in person..most will stab you in the back even if your looking. People tend to get a god complex and can be jerks with no remorse. Ill stick with TGS family. ;)
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  9. McCarthyFarms

    McCarthyFarms Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    I am on that group too and mainly just scroll through without ever commenting anything. FB people are far touchier about things they're passionate about LOL. I am a member of quite a few groups but if I have real issues or concerns, I raise them here on TGS because I know there will be no judgement or belittling.

    FB is full of crazies these days with a bit of a warped sense of judgement.
  10. AndersonRanch

    AndersonRanch Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2020
    I am not a part of that group and most groups that I am a part of I really don’t reply unless I’m in the mood to deal with keyboard warriors that I would put money on the fact wouldn’t say what they do to someone’s face. For the most part I look at FB as a way to connect with others in a fun way, and I try to keep that going. So for the most part I read posts on groups and just stick to posting pictures on my goat page, things I want to share with friends and funny things that I see floating around. My poor daughter wants a FB account mainly for the funny videos and post but I will absolutely NOT let her have one! She does not need people’s rude crap thrown at her, so I let her watch videos and see posts on my account
  11. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I have no idea even how to get on FB- heard too many horror stories. This is the only internet site I ever go to. I have looked at other forums and no way- those people are judgemental, arrogant and have dangerous misinformation. I can say that I have NEVER been steered in the wrong direction with regard to treatments, etc. on TGS! And, the MODs here are the BEST!!!!
  12. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Active Member

    Jun 18, 2020
    I was in a group where you could get in SERIOUS trouble for recommending replacement milk..
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  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    I doNt do FB. I only work and discuss with people who are actually "doing what they are saying" i know there are some who try to make an extra $ over someone elses work & triumph. I know there are some that think they are veterinarians and never went to college. They need to stay.on FB & their Blogs. TGS is for.real people who are working with their animals and actually do hands on with their own. Most everybody.on TGS is that way...and I really Admire & Appreciate all they do. So Thankyou to the TRUE GOATEES!
  15. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Yeah the mods their have God complexes and I've had people correct me on stuff like using Whole milk, so I just try now to post some pics, and see goats from other places. Found a nice one for North Ga, but I mostly come here. The advice here is from Ranchers and people who've spent years and decades on Caprines. I'd rather ask this group here (too many of yall to name because I know at least 20 people here have helped me or answered questions).
    But they need to smoke something lol. Calm down a piece.
  16. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Personally, my issue is that people who help don’t ask enough questions. When I help someone with something I ask about the entire situation, temp, FAMACHA, so much more. I see people on Facebook groups see a basic description like “my goat is coughing” and they recommend a million different things under the sun without actually asking important questions. These Facebook groups are not only toxic when it comes to rudeness and false info, they are dangerous!
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  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.

    I am horrified with the vet groups on FB.
    You see a goat who needs help ASAP and for hours or a day or so, no vet response.
    When someone jumps in to try to help who is not a vet, they get angry and tell you not to respond.
    I myself have not responded on the post but have messaged the person and have helped the goat that way.

    Also what is dumb is, people wrote on this page wanting a vets help, you can see the goat needs help, yet they tell the person to reword the title, like what???? It is unbelievable.
    They should not have a vets page, if at least 1 person can’t watch for animals in need.

    Waiting for an answer from a vet because their excuse is, they have regular jobs, just kills a goat.
    I understand they are busy and have real jobs, but, it is very unfair to those who think they will get help right away.
    When in reality, their goat at the time is very ill and treatable, but by the time the vet responds, the goat is too far gone or dead.
  18. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I agree about the goat vet group. It has some helpful information in the files and old posts but it is definitely not for urgent cases. :(
  19. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I did respond on that vet group. I saw a UC case and no one was helping..so I did and got a lashing for it. Told me only vets can answer....I said then that baby is going to die because no one is helping. I left the group because I'm not going to keep my mouth shut and let a goat suffer. It killed me watching people wait days for help.
  20. CBPitts

    CBPitts Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2020
    Ugh, Facebook goat pages are terrible. I’ve been silenced so many times it’s ridiculous. A huge part is that there are so many people that have 2 pet goats for 5 minutes answering like they’re experts with totally terrible advice.

    The doe in labor ones really get me. The doe had been in begging labor for 12 minutes and everyone is screaming to globe up and pull it when it’s probably (90% chance) fine and they’re making it worse!!

    I do like the goat barn ideas page and there’s a goat toys page that has some good ideas on it too. The goat AI pages is awesome. So, there are a few good pages out there but you have to weed through a lot of trash to find them.