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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Tinkley » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:41 pm

Glorybx wrote:Those who dont go on f/b, well, they obviously can use a pc as theyr on here are missing out on a lot of things. Perhaps they feel they are all too old fashioned to make the leap onto a different communication medium. I wonder if they can text?
Actually 'text' was available on pagers way back in the 70s', just the mobiles that were slow to pick up on it, for a while...... :wink:

Personally, I just don't want to sign up on f/b....also the better tech articles tend to be in the relevant section on this site. Thanks, to all who have contributed to the knowledge base.

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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:28 pm

Two different roles in my mind: A lot of the 'social stuff' has migrated to FaceBook clearly... but here's a great place for informed advice.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Kaapelimies » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:00 pm

Is there a way to search articles and advises given in facebook? I guess no.. That's why a forum!
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Glorybx » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:06 am

Those who dont or wont go on f/b are missing out on a lot of stuff about BXs which is your loss. Lots of pictures, technical or otherwise. they say a picture says a 100 words, well, give it a go cos i think u will like it. Had a friend once who would never eat curry, never tried one in his life and said he hated foreign muck. He always stuck to his principles but one day he was given some without rice and ate it unexspectedly and liked it. Dont knock it if you havnt tried it. Just stay in the stone age.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Kitch » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:39 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:Two different roles in my mind: A lot of the 'social stuff' has migrated to FaceBook clearly... but here's a great place for informed advice.
Agreed. As I've said before (so many times it's beginning to sound like the CD.....no wait, sorry - Mp3 system has jammed :lol: : Facebook is far superior than a forum for the social side of car ownership and communities, whether it's just a quick picture of your car at the top of a hill, or event organisation. Forums, are far superior at more in-depth stuff, like build blogs, troubleshooting etc. The people who get their knickers in a twist thinking that one is trying to outdo the other are just either uninformed, ignorant or completely missing the point. If people don't want to use FB, fine, that's all the reason you need. My beef is with those who pit the forum against FB. They are not, and never will be in competition with each other.

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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Glorybx » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:52 pm

Totally agree with you, they complement each other.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Defender110 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 am

Kitch wrote:
Philip Chidlow wrote:My beef is with those who pit the forum against FB. They are not, and never will be in competition with each other.
Then I think you may be delusional, the forum is so much quieter than it used to be because people can get instant reply's and hold a simulated instant conversations on FB without having to wait for replies which has without doubt affected the popularity of the forum making it much quieter and therefore less enjoyable. It is quite simply technological advancement which is slowly but surely converting the forum into a reference library rather than a community forum to say otherwise is a very flawed theory IMHO.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Kitch » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:43 am

Defender110 wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Philip Chidlow wrote:My beef is with those who pit the forum against FB. They are not, and never will be in competition with each other.
Then I think you may be delusional, the forum is so much quieter than it used to be because people can get instant reply's and hold a simulated instant conversations on FB without having to wait for replies which has without doubt affected the popularity of the forum making it much quieter and therefore less enjoyable. It is quite simply technological advancement which is slowly but surely converting the forum into a reference library rather than a community forum to say otherwise is a very flawed theory IMHO.
Delusional? Gee, thanks for that.

The forum goes through peaks and troughs. Always has done. Just a few weeks back I logged in on a Monday morning and when I clicked the new posts thing, there was a list of about 15 posts to go through. This weekend it was dead. That happens on forums. At the end of the day, it's a small English-based forum centred around enthusiasts and owners of a car which is fairly unpopular and a bit left-field in English-speaking circles. It's never going to be big in the first place, so no, I don't think it's dying at all. That's not a theory, it's an opinion.

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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:46 am

I have been misquoted above ;) That's Kitch's line lol
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Kitch » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:59 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:I have been misquoted above ;) That's Kitch's line lol
No, it's there in black and white Phil. You said it! :lol:

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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Defender110 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:39 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:I have been misquoted above ;) That's Kitch's line lol

Apologies, my bad I think.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:15 pm

No worries...
FWIW I think so long as Facebook don't introduce a searchable database aspect to group pages the Forums will always be there.
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Re: Our completely pointless facebook page

Post by Djr88 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:36 pm

I always have a look on the facebook page.
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