Here are instructions on how to search members of Facebook groups by location. This will be helpful for our AG action in finding people so we can help them with group wide cancellation via their state AG. Can also be used for other organizing. PLEASE TELL PEOPLE YOU FIND ABOUT THIS PLATFORM. Community.DebtCollective.org
I have been doing this on FB, but I want to pass the torch onto others that want to organize, as we have seen good results from doing this.
Don’t follow that link, as it is just an example. You need to replace GROUPNUMBER and LOCATIONNUMBER with numbers found on FB.
PLEASE NOTE If you are creating a post for an AG action in a busy group like “I am Ai” with a lot of postings, I suggest tagging @I am Ai by clicking after it after you have the @ symbol in front. This will keep your post floating at the top of the page when we are tagging for something important. This is also how you tag individual people, by putting an @ symbol in front of their names, and clicking after the person’s name. I have instructions below on how to quickly come up with tagging lists using a program called Notepad++. You can only tag people 50 at a time, and you can tag the rest in the comments. Please make sure to not get banned from FB for 24 hours. You need to wait 15 minutes before each tagging in the comments to avoid a 24 hour ban from tagging.
Search (CTRL F) for entity_id in “view page source” on a PC web browser by right clicking any blank spot in the FB group to find group ID. The group number will be immediately following this entity_id on the page source. I have already collected group numbers here:
I am Ai 196721303770639
Ai Confidential 1619645014945760
Argosy Action 148870976064669
ITT Tech Warriors 1531880060416772
Everest College Avengers 833008023378824
To find location numbers right click a Facebook place and copy link, the number in that link is the LOCATION number.
Springfield, Illinois 104023752968315
San Diego 110714572282163
Green Bay, Wisconsin 111780418839173
Minneapolis, Minnesota 106300959405546
Saint Paul, Minnesota 107996279221955
New Jersey 108325505857259
New York 112825018731802
South Dakota 112283278784694
There is a text editor program called “Notepad ++” that will help will bigger states. You can easily edit a doc and remove multiple lines of unneeded texts by search, remove blank lines easily, and put an @ symbol at the front of everyone’s names after you have it narrowed down to just the names. What I do is scroll all the way down to the bottom of a list of people from a state, then pull up and select all the names including people’s past work experience, college experience, etc. I scroll all the way to the top, and then copy and paste everyone into this Notepad++. From there you can search for terms like “works” or “Art” or “likes” or “manager,” to remove entire lines of unneeded texts throughout the entire doc.
Link for “Notepad ++”
Link for TextFX, an add-on plugin that allows you to remove blank lines.
Helpful Youtube tutorials
Notepad++ : How to remove all lines containing a specific string text
How to Delete Blank Lines in Note Pad Plus Plus
Notepad++ - How To Add Text at Start and End of Each Line
You can see examples of how I’m doing this on FB. Let me know if you need any help with this!