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Let’s get more meaningful posts

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by CVP33, Mar 10, 2022.

  1. CVP33

    CVP33 Active Member

    Can we get some more activity on here. I’m seeing less than 3 posts per day. Feels very much like a dead or dying forum. Heck, we have people answering 1 year old threads.
  2. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Active Member

    I think it's a symptom of how reliable these trucks are once you get past the maintenance required on first purchase.
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    SAITCHO Active Member

    Sadly old-school forums like this one are not as popular as before. Its still a gold mine filled with useful information, but we must face it there is more activity on Facebook these days.
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  4. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Active Member

    Except FB is hard to find stuff on. Also its not setup to be a reference resource like these sites.
  5. photogdave

    photogdave Member

    Agree with all above. My VW forum sees a lot more action because the vehicles are so much older and there are far more owners out there.
    However, many of us old schoolers are getting long in the tooth and the newbies seem to prefer social media platforms, despite their serious limitations.
    What bothers me the most is these forums are open to anyone with Internet and a device capable of accessing it, while FB is a proprietary platform, basically a product, that you are forced to use if you want to participate.
    It's a product I don't care to support so I'm denied the connections and information that are exclusive to that group. It's a shame because there is local FB group in my small area and I'm sure I'm missing out. If they used this forum as well it would be more inclusive.
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  6. OhDeer

    OhDeer Member Supporting Member

    Mine is sitting on a dock with it's thumb up trying to catch a ride, but I've just been reading. Thing is that so far, I've found the answer to a lot of my questions by clicking around and reading. So no need to ask a question I found the answer to by reading.

    It really is a credit to older members/mods here because there is a lot of info here and it's pretty well organized.:D
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  7. Bob Morris

    Bob Morris New Member

    Same here. Waiting for mine to be shipped.

    Been reading the forum and getting up to speed.

    Hopefully another month or so and I will post a few pictures.
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  8. IanS

    IanS New Member

    Yeah, I just joined here and several other car forums the past few months... I'm an old fart (relative to the internet), and I can't stand facebook, and really only use reddit out of necessity (when there are no other options), but those kind of sites are definitely pushing old school forums out. It's a shame to me. I think classic forums hit the balance of specificity to your interest and communal sense just right. Whereas Reddit just feels like a broken discussion with no sense of community and facebook feels like it's feasting on all your personal info and fails to sufficiently segregate various elements of your life.
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  9. OKei

    OKei New Member

    Im totally against antisocial media and anything that is sold as the solution or else. Love old forums with enthusiast leaving their traces of wisdom to help others.
    Never had Fakebook, always avoided Google and never used Amazon to buy the parasites more power and the only big earners during their sponsored spamdemics
    The only high tech thing my wired computer from Odroid does is to use Presearch for searching privately and that earns decentralized crypto not centralized digital money.
    I have a Mitsubishi minicab van, daihatsu hijet van and truck all carburetor models no high tech here and also a house phone no personal spy tracking device with phone app built in.
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