Here’s a workaround for the Facebook “public event” problem

(I’m referring to this problem.)

Workaround (for the Facebook hosts):
1. Add this Facebook account as a friend:
2. Add it as a host to the event, and let’s see if from that account we can set the event to Public.

That is how we solved this problem previously. But it only worked for some.

Workaround (for the rest of the attendees):
If you still can’t view that event, add the said Facebook account above, and if I am a host of that event, I’ll invite you.

Some public Facebook events aren’t public at all.

Many thanks to those who participated in the Facebook survey.

(Recap: For the survey, I shared ten Hetalia Day meetup webpages which are posted as Facebook events and fanpages. These are set up so that everyone should be able to see them, but apparently that’s not what’s happening. So I asked you if you can view it or not.)

The results:
All respondents said that they cannot view those event pages.
For the fanpage, it can only be viewed by those within the US.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I have already reported the problem with Facebook. Meanwhile, try not to set up your Hetalia Day website through Facebook. I’ve received reports of fans who have plans to go to this or that meetup, but cannot view the time or place because of the problematic Facebook pages.

A little help with Facebook events [Survey]

I can’t view some of the Hetalia Day FB events that are sent to the directory. And yet the organizers promise that they’ve set the setting to “Public”. This problem was reported to Facebook three weeks ago, but with no luck.

I need to know if the problem is with Facebook in general, or just with my account. If you have time, and can access Facebook, please fill this survey.

(Sorry, links don’t work in Google forms, so you have to highlight each link then right-click.)

ETA: Survey is now closed. Thanks to those who participated! Results can be viewed on the  following blog post..

Some Facebook details

Edit: October 3, 2013

The URL became available!

Hetalia Day’s FB page has moved from ->

Facebook page name and URL
If you follow Hetalia Day on Facebook, then you know that the url of the fanpage is

Why is that so? When that Facebook page was created in 2009, I thought that Hetalia Day was just a one-time thing. Thus the “09” in the end.

After Hetalia Day 2009, it turned out that Hetalia Day will be held the next year, and the year after that, and so on. So I tried to change the name. But the page already had at least a thousand fans, and according to Facebook policy, changing the name isn’t possible anymore:


Even changing the URL is a no go:fb-before

When I was editing the Facebook info page earlier this year, I found this:


What do you know! Facebook is now allowing a URL change for us!

I wanted to rename it to However…

I wonder why isn’t available. (When you go to that address, the browser redirects you to the Facebook homepage. Somebody else probably used that name, and deleted the page.)

So for now, we are sticking to


Facebook page category

As for the category: there are more categories now than when the page was created. Currently, the page is categorized under Other > Community.
Do you think it should be changed or not?