Thanks to an online petition made via change.orgÂ Â promoted by NW7OR,Â starting from today facebookÂ allow to add your own ham radioÂ call-sign as altenate name and have it displayed in your public profile page
This should allow others to look for your your by usingÂ your QRZ.
This is how appears now my Facebook profile page… you can notice my callsing IW5EDI just below my name.
How I did it ?
Simply by editing my profile page and adding my QRZ as Alternate Name
What’s new ?
Well, the true is that an alternate name wasÂ possible and accepted in Facebook also before today, but looks like at Facebook someone changed the rules
Yes because those rules since yesterday where quite strict, not allowing to add numbers or all capital letters.
Here you can read a snapshot of the on-line help, that evidently need to be updated by the folks at facebook.
As a short note, i can tell you that at time writing, if you look for me on facebook by typing my call, you will not find me right now.
I belive the cause is that Facebook need to reindex their data and this may take time… Will try to update this post with latest news.
in the mean time, if you want, you can add me as friend in Facebook.
Starting from mid august, is now possible to lookup call-sing within facebook.
Just select from the top facebook search field the People Named prefix and type the call sign !