IG's Secret Facebook Group FAQ's
What should I do if I have problems with my Facebook group invite?
Once we receive your payment, we send you an email invite directly from Facebook within two days; make sure you check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. If you sign up with an email that is different from the email used for your Facebook account, you may have problems with your invite. In that case, send us an email to request that we resend the invite to your correct email address.
Once you've successfully joined the Facebook group, make sure to click on the pinned post (our welcome and introductions post) on the top of the page. This is where our members introduce themselves and start finding other members to connect with. If accessing our group from your phone, the full pinned post doesn't automatically show up; you have to click on the "pinned post" at the top of the discussion page to see it. Please introduce yourself to us, and we will point you in the right direction in our growing group! If you're not comfortable in English, no problem, just post in your preferred language.
What are the rules for posting and interacting in the group?
You are very welcome to post your questions and requests for personal or professional connection, feedback, advice or help from other members. Since our community is focused on peer support, we ask that you remain respectful, and with a spirit of collaboration, kindness, and honesty. We also ask that you avoid posting lots of meme photos and the like. We want our group's discussions to remain high-quality and meaningful. To avoid overwhelm, we encourage members to avoid posting more than twice per week.
Members of our group often private message each other and develop relationships outside of the main Facebook group, and we encourage this. Thus, it is fine for you to private message fellow members with whom you might like to connect.
Can I share my blog posts on giftedness, or other non-IG events or groups I'm hosting?
Yes! However, remember that this is a supportive community, and not an advertising platform. So a good rule of thumb is to share if you are sharing to be helpful to our community, to start a meaningful discussion, or to get useful feedback from other members; and to not share if you are trying to market or sell something.
This group is very active! Is there a way I can manage the amount of notifications I'm getting from the IG Facebook group?
There are days when our Facebook group is very active, and it can feel overwhelming to some people (especially those of us who are hypersensitive). If that is the case for you, we recommend that you opt for only highlights or turn off notifications from the group, and just make sure to check in regularly with what's going on. We recommend that you check in at least once weekly, as there are often invites to participate in group calls, talks, and other interesting events; it is also nice to see what ideas and resources your fellow members are sharing.
How would I do that? I'm not very good with Facebook.
If you are unfamiliar with using groups on Facebook, here are a few tips that can help:
- You can turn off notifications for IG's posts by right-clicking on any incoming notification and changing your preferences. You will still have access to the group by clicking on the groups page, and you will be notified if you are mentioned in a post.
- You can access your groups by finding your groups list on the left side of your screen (on your pc), or by clicking on the menu icon on the upper right side of the screen (on your phone).
How can I find discussions on specific topics or find out more about specific members within the IG group?
If you want to find out if we've discussed a particular topic or connect with a certain kind of person within the IG Facebook Group, there is a search function on the top right of the groups page (on the computer) or at the top of the screen (on your phone). If you want to find other musicians in the group, for example, type "musician" into the search bar, and all the posts with that word will come up, with the word "musician" highlighted for you. Or if you want to see what a certain person has posted or commented, type that person's name into the search bar, and you will see all of their posts and comments, with their name highlighted. This function is extremely helpful for efficiently sorting through the many, many posts on the wall, especially if you are a new member. Use this function to help yourself connect to others who share your interests and connection needs.
I have a gifted friend that would really benefit from being part of IG's Facebook group. Can I invite him/her?
Yes, please do! You can send your friend to this page, so that he or she can make their payment and receive an invitation from us! Or if you'd like to offer membership as a gift, you can send us the payment and list your friend's email in the payment notes. We'll send the invite right away. Just be sure they want to join before signing them up!
How can I best benefit from the Facebook group community?
First, introduce yourself and let the community know where you're at on your giftedness (discovery) journey, what kind of support you need, and any other special requests you might have. Then, join in our other members' discussions, learn about them, and actively reach out to connect to those whom you feel you'd like to get to know.
Contact us any time for additional questions.