Where’s the party?

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sportfan
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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by sportfan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm

To me Facebook is a PITA. I like webpages/ forums like this way better

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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by MadFiat » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:10 am

sportfan wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm
To me Facebook is a PITA. I like webpages/ forums like this way better
Agreed. For anything you might want to read later, it's very difficult to find old posts. I have even tried doing a "search" on a group before, and it always pulls in irrelevant posts. There's no topic overview (since it doesn't do "subject" lines). Attempts were made with the "notes" feature, but not only do people not know where that's at, it doesn't include user posts either.

I've always had the same (worse) complaint about Twitter. There's little effort to engage people in an extended discussion. It's all about the snap response to the latest item, the reshare, etc. They always argue you can "link" to the extended discussion, but nobody follows links, and even if they do, the discussion isn't connected directly to the linked content.

But it is what it is. That's why I maintain both. Admittedly, I do tend to post on Facebook more now because that's where they people are all at. I should probably make an effort to post here more as well.
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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by Mangavideo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm

Sorry I haven't been active lately. I much prefer the close nit Forums although they are much less convenient on smart phones via Safari than FB Groups via FB App.
"Initially, it was a search for practicality. Ultimately, it was a decision of Passion"

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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by MadFiat » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:39 pm

Mangavideo wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Sorry I haven't been active lately. I much prefer the close nit Forums although they are much less convenient on smart phones via Safari than FB Groups via FB App.
Totally understood. May be a small party here, but it's our party ;)
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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by Mangavideo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:04 am

MadFiat wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Mangavideo wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Sorry I haven't been active lately. I much prefer the close nit Forums although they are much less convenient on smart phones via Safari than FB Groups via FB App.
Totally understood. May be a small party here, but it's our party ;)
Even FB has become bewildering. Used to be a few Fiat groups. Now there are so many general Fiat groups, Country of Origin, Parts, and Club groups, it’s hard to keep track of them all. 1 person gets their feelings hurt or gets banned, they just go start another group.
"Initially, it was a search for practicality. Ultimately, it was a decision of Passion"

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Re: Where’s the party?

Post by texanbrit » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:34 am

That is true. There are a couple of groups that seem to work hard at staying focused (like the Broken FIAT club obviously) but others seem to come and go.
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