Something recently had happened to my Facebook account that I had created many years ago to use as a tool to gain members only forum, it was removed due to it being considered a "business." The issue is, I had 5000 friends and had many people share pictures and even ask questions that enabled me to link - direct them to the forum and I had received may members this way.
I have even had Facebook friends ask what happened and they are upset they can no longer share pictures on my page. Now I do have a "page" also but they cannot randomly she photos of their cats (thats what my forum niche is.) I believe Facebook is a good gateway to my forum which it has proven over the years.
So here is the question:
1. should I create a Facebook "group" which would allow Facebook individuals the begin sharing photos again and maybe ask questions allowing for me to redirect them to the forum?
2. Will I really lose members or lose activity on the forum? (from what I have seen in 7 the years of having Facebook, Facebook people are Facebook people and will generally only visit the forum when in need of help.)
Thanks for any input.