Truth behind being admin
The Hibiscus Coast community Facebook page is famous for its quirky content thanks, in big part, to administrator Greg Taylor.
Originally started by Michael Goudie seven years ago, Susanne Wilson, Nick Grant and Taylor now run the page which now has around 30,000 members.
Taylor said being an admin takes up around 60 hours during the week.
The page is where a lot of people go to find out what is happening in the area.
‘‘When we have things like road closures or incidents we have hundreds of people trying to join to find out what is going on.’’
Many use the page as a way to get help, raise awareness or to simply have a laugh.
Taylor remembers when a teenager went missing and the boy’s caregiver put a post on the page with a photo.
‘‘I pinned the picture to the top of the page so everyone could see it, 30 minutes later that kid walked into my shop and asked if he could rest. If it hadn’t been for the post on the page I wouldn’t have known who he was. His caregivers then came with the police.’’
Taylor said the page can be quite entertaining as he gets a lot of amusing content sent to him.
‘‘I had one lady even asked me if I could get her neighbours to cut their grass’’.
‘‘Some people think we are the police, the council, the Government and some even think we control the weather’’
Greg Taylor spends about 60 hours per week on the Hibiscus Coast Facebook page.