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All gone quiet!!!!

Postby dirtydirtydiesel » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:38 pm

Has anybody else noticed the serious lack of activity on here :supafrisk:

It's like a ghost town :(
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby rwb » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:19 pm

Its heyday seems to have passed. A lot of discussion has moved onto Facebook, which is a bit of a shame as forums are searchable and keep a record of solutions whereas the same answers have to be provided over and over on Facebook.

Being a member of a Facebook car group is like being a member of the Star Trek Borg. Information is store in the minds of the members, questions are addressed to the collective and members either provide the information they hold or tag another member that they know holds the information.

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby Doggy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:03 pm

I don't do that there social mediocre stuff.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby trem1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:04 am

Yea I agree with rwb, the facebook page is a busy place these days, not as good as the forum but I suppose its progress

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby jonsowman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:30 am

I do still keep an eye here, but I also contribute more to the Facebook page these days.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby Welly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:09 am

rwb wrote:A lot of discussion has moved onto Facebook


Has moved onto what now? :(

I thought the FB thing was a dead duck? if it is more popular than the forum then we're knackered. Unfortunately* I won't be joining FB, I don't even do ebay (which I'm still glad about btw).

I guess we have to face the fact that even if someone out there bought a 406 for £500.00 or whatever how likely or how keen will they be to want or need to come here for advice? they'd mostly able to find the information they want here and then bugger off.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby PeterN » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:26 am

Its not just here, most of the forums I use are much quieter now, except the vintage radio forum, that always seems busy. I think the main reason as that there are fewer and fewer people repairing there own cars now, so they must have more money then me. :wink:

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby steve_earwig » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 am

Welly wrote: Unfortunately* I won't be joining FB,
Oh man, you missed the pictures I posted of that grate big sh*t wot I dun last nite :(
they'd mostly able to find the information they want here...

Minus the pictures.... :oops: I need to buckle down to another evening (or 10) of uploading pics. :cry:
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby Welly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:12 am

Eww :lol:

The Volvo Forum I use* is very busy but it covers eleventy hundred Volvo models and has a 'Lounge' and General Talk area. It's not unusual to log on after a weekend and see 2000+ new postings.

Think we've said before that rather than die off we would need to join forces with another Forum to keep going regularly.

I have to say that out of any Forums I've used in the past this one has the nicest people, it would be a shame for it to tail off to nothing.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby Doggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:37 pm

Welly wrote:I have to say that out of any Forums I've used in the past this one has the nicest people, it would be a shame for it to tail off to nothing.


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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby piglet » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:18 pm

Welly wrote: I have to say that out of any Forums I've used in the past this one has the nicest people, .


and literate.
Bear in mind also that the cars are dwindling.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby trem1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:33 pm

piglet wrote:
Welly wrote: I have to say that out of any Forums I've used in the past this one has the nicest people, .


and literate.
Bear in mind also that the cars are dwindling.
You wouldn't think so according to the FB pics

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby steve_earwig » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:19 pm

They're not dwindling in Croatia anyway, there are loads about still and they don't look like heaps either. Especially that black estate I keep seeing :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby trem1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:25 pm

Over 6.8k members on there currently, but that's worldwide

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Postby OllieNZ » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:54 pm

Forums are a far better source for information than facetube.
Unfortunately the more specific the forum the tighter the audience is and in the case of a forum for a specific car it's only going to have a limited lifespan (unless it's a classic).
A good lounge section can help people come for the info ad stay for the banter. There's a couple of forums I'm on where I no longer need the info and have none to share but keep tabs on the lounge area.
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