Recently a user by the name of apfwgbtnr posted a bunch of screen shots on Imgur.com that basically show people around the internet how not to run a Facebook page as a social media manager, especially if the page you are running is for a comic convention.
Basically on the Santa Fe Comic Con Facebook page, it all started when the person who was running the page posted a note to all cosplayers who would like to come to the convention, that they “Don’t pay to bring on cosplayers. We like to develop our own local talent” and that if anyone wanted a table at the convention to sell prints, they would have to buy the table to be able to do so. Now the tone on how it was posted seemed to be a bit snarky to some, which led to people commenting about the post.
Naturally, someone comments on how the person from the Santa Fe Comic Con Facebook page could have worded his post a bit differently so that it could have sounded a bit more professional. The commenter also posted how they are not going to the convention because of the rude post, but instead of apologizing the person who is running the Facebook page says to them “…We’d probably offend you another way though so maybe it’s for the best”. I don’t know about you, but to me that’s kinda saying that we didn’t need you anyways.
As people are commenting about the post that Santa Fe Comic Con posted up earlier, another person comments saying “…to belittle a popular cosplayer for attempting a business endeavor by posting this on social media? Extremely unprofessional and immature. I hope you post an apology of some sort to clear this whole mess” so what would you think happens next? Instead of an apology the person in charge responds to the comment by saying “Professional Cosplayer? You mean one that knows the characters they cosplay?…” The person just basically said that most cosplayers are fake geek girls.
You guys need to see what other comments happen next after they said that, check out the link right here for the master post thats all on imgur.com
Do you think they handled the situation well on the Santa Fe Comic Con Facebook page?