Forum:Request for Twitter Access - RobbotRS
Hey there, RobbotRS here. I'm currently requesting Twitter access for the convenience and access to post tweets about the events the events team is holding. Due to the lack of hosted events from other members I've been setting up the schedule myself and am requesting access to personally post the tweets about events prior to them happening. This is currently happening with the RSWiki Reddit which hasn't seen use in years and is proving to be a good tool for getting the word about our events out there.
Having to PM another moderator with news about the event just adds another step to the process of advertisement. With access myself I will be able to post advertisements on the Twitter and Reddit at the same time thus removing unnecessary wasting of time by sending messages up a chain.
Many thanks for reading,02:13, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
- definitely not 16:33, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Oppose - As someone who regularly tweets on the RS Wiki Twitter, I have a few concerns with this.
Firstly, I'm struggling to understand the necessity. Our Twitter account has much less engagement than Reddit does, and by FAR much less engagement than we'd get from putting our events on the in-game calendar (which we've always had the ability to do). In-fact, using the in-game calendar brings in the majority of the audience to these events (when we actually run them) rather than any social platform or Discord announcement. We haven't made a tweet about an event - as far as I can see - in a long while, barring our "fork launch party", and looking back on when we did, the engagement was poor. I don't think much will have changed in that respect.
I also think we should be careful in the way we utilise our Twitter account - so far we've done a good job of using it for wiki-related things, but I'm concerned it's just going to become spammy if we're tweeting about events everyday/every other day. People don't really follow our account to hear about our in-game events. I'd rather that we "regularly" (every week perhaps) post about upcoming events in the week, rather than tweeting for every event. This is a 5 minute job for an admin with access to the account, and does not require the events team to have access.
In general, following Haidro's suggestion above, I think giving blanket access to our Twitter account to a group of people is not a good idea, in the same way that not all admins have immediate access to the account (because there's usually not a need to do so). As a middle ground, if we really want to promote our events on Twitter, then we should have a separate account for our events team and then people can follow it if they actually want to see those tweets, rather than forcing people to endure our events-related spam on the main RS Wiki account.
I understand the good intentions behind this, but there are different approaches to doing this than giving ET access to our social accounts. I'd argue that you also have to consider that the bar of entry for becoming an ET member is lower than becoming an admin, and we'd be trusting those in the team to reflect the wiki in an appropriate way on Twitter. I also have similar concerns with using Reddit for our events, but I'll leave those for another thread jayden 08:42, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
- Comment - In terms of posts i'd be more than satisfied with either weekly or monthly posts to reduce spam. One of the main reasons for requesting is to have some autonomy within the events team without needing to outsource all the different methods of advertisement. In terms of an Events team twitter I brought the concept of this up on my RFET and we were unsure of if it would gather enough traction to be effective. 16:22, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Oppose - Per Jayden.08:54, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Support - I'm sensitive to concerns about the account being spammy, but i do think events are a legitimate use of the wiki's account if we are going to continue to support an Events Team. In fact, I suspect that we may get more people to follow the wiki's twitter account if it tweeted about events more. I definitely think there's more people who are going to be interested in events than what the 30,000th article was (for example) or who the newest admin is. It seems like a good use of a currently underutilized resource. Besides, if memory serves, we used to tweet out events way back in the day. --LiquidTalk 01:27, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Support - Per Liquid.02:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Comment - I feel like with the account's visibility you should share events, in my opinion, do one tweet a week outlining what the events teams doing that week, no harm in that.08:47, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Support - I am also someone who is a regular tweeter on the RSWiki twitter. I didn't think this was a question of 'should we use the Twitter to advertise' - as I've said before in our #et chat I was happy to do so (and no opposition to using the Twitter for such things arose). We are currently in the process of trying to help ET members become more autonomous, as generally they would need to go through admins every step of the way in regards to advertising, which I can imagine is a PITA. While I wouldn't support all ET members gaining access for various reasons, I don't feel the need to oppose this singular member who is putting in a great deal of effort to revive the team. I also obviously understand the concern regarding looking spammy - once a week should be fine imo (perhaps on the Friday? seeing as the events are over 2 days, gives a bit of notice).16:33, 11 April 2020 (UTC)