Saturday, November 22, 2008

Students ignore Jazzman's forum, flock to Facebook group

When Lee students think of a public forum, the Alumni Amphitheater, school newspaper or even the Lee University Facebook network may come to mind.

Then could anything surprise you more than the fact that Lee University's Jazzman's Cafe has its own online forum and message board, operated directly by the student employees who run the establishment?

According to the dates listed on the page, the site was created in February and hasn't... been... updated... since that time.

The good news, however, is that are now five registered users. The bad news is that the only posts published in the forum are from employees of the cafe.

Eleven posts. And zero replies from non-employees.

Four topics under the category "All Things Jazzman's" have promised (but failed to deliver upon) weekly or monthly updates since February. Those include:

• The Employee of the Month
• Get to know your barista
• Drink of the week
• Jazzman's Menu

There is hope however!

While Jazzman's has fallen flat on any serious conversation between customer and manager on the forum, it has succeeded on a new Facebook group dedicated to the Lee cafe. The group currently has over 50 members.

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