Was you mean?
Yes, I think the correct term is was since the way it now operates it will not be too long before it will have to close its doors to revamp how it manages membership. Let me tell you a story (a true story).
Once upon there was a Ph.D. who wanted her title such as Ph.D. after her name on Facebook but it was not allowed and since all Ph.Ds are called Dr. so she put Dr in front of her name (first name and connected, like DrAngela) and that was permitted. She was like that for a long time, running several groups, one being a very successful migraine group since, you know, she figured out what causes migraines and how to prevent and stop them without any medications. She even wrote a book about it available all over the world (in paperback) and (in e-book). Her migraine group on FB has over 1600 members now (this after several hundred was removed) and all getting well, no migraines, changing their lives, being able to travel and go back to work or church, temple, mosque, or anywhere they wish, including enjoying loud concerts and getting scuba certified. These may seem simple to you but impossible for people with migraines. It is only possible if they have no migraines! So these people not only have no migraines but most have already stopped all medications and those who have not yet are in the process of reduction.
In any case, the group has been a success and people from all over the world have become members. Because there are no medications involved, it requires people to learn what differs in a migraine brain and how to supply the necessary increased energy needs–if you want to find out more, join the FB group while it is still there or buy the book or do both.
There have been many disgruntled members in the past because the migraine cause discoverer is a PhD and not an MD–of course MDs do not perform research only treat people so that goes without saying that it is not expected of an MD to actually find the cause of any illness. They are expected to recognize an ailment and provide medicines or send to specialist or surgeons but they do not actually conduct research.
Another key factor you need to know is that MDs have to pay to the Board of Medicine a fee for the right of having their Dr. title in front of their names but PhDs do not need to do that. An MD is only an MD in his/her own country but not anywhere else. A PhD is a Dr in every country and can start teaching and doing research immediately. So when some members attacked this PhD for “how dare you, you are not an MD” the response was obvious: of course not… if I were I would never have found the cause and would never be able to apply a treatment without medicines! MDs cannot prescribe a salad or water or more salt! They must prescribe medicines!
One of these members wanted to kick this PhD off Facebook and did so saying “she is not using her real name.” So this PhD had to go through the humiliating experience of uploading proof of her name: driver’s licence with number covered that clearly shows her name, date of birth, and photo. After 24 hours of being kicked off, she was forced to change her name. Title had to be dropped and Facebook also pulled her middle initial so now she is not actually with her real name but this is what Facebook considers her real name… not sure why.
Now while all this was happening, this kicked off PhD opened up a new Facebook account under a different name and identity with simply providing an email she created specifically for this purpose to see if proving identity was really necessary. Nope! She now has 2 Facebook account: the one Facebook forced on her with an incorrect name without the title and a fake identity that is just fine.
She ran a search and took screen captures of many Facebook members with titles, fake names (I mean clearly fake name like “kissmy…” names equivalent and is ready to test Facebook’s strength in every which way possible! If you had a similar experience, please let me know.
If you are an attorney interested in a public defamation case with such humility, please also contact me! Must be a California attorney.
Your comments are always welcome!