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3 hours ago, kev said:

I do just this, whenever possible.  Although, I mostly just lurk on fb...or really just look at the messages that pop up in my feed...which is infrequent because I mostly use fb just to browse marketplace.   It's a good platform to say 'Hey, I took it out for a ride today' and toss in a picture, but using it to solve issues, nah.    Case in point, I now have eight old cars on my property, of different makes/models, thanks to my kids.  I'm subscribed to FB groups on all of them, but never once have I found any useful information on troubleshooting/repairing.  I have better luck finding information in forums and/or youtube.    

I do wish it would evolve to the 'community' being mostly FB (like the BS forum on here) but the technical issues/resolutions handled via forums.  Although, I agree with some of the earlier posts in that the crashes, and especially the data server issue, drove many away for good.  

Haha, good point!   That just goes to show that many have the same frustrations.   

At least this shows a bunch of us are indeed still around here! Best part of this thread is seeing some of you posting again. HELLO ALL! 🙂

I agree that FB has it's place. Just not for the real issues and expect quality answers from decent humans. I have told 100 people on FB to come here and look through sections. I doubt if 5 of them followed my advice. Everyone seems to want to be spoon fed instead of do a little research themselves. 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, nc_beagle said:

I was hopeful that the Wayback Machine had archived the site. It has the original forum topic page, but if you try to go to Virtual Mechanic, etc... it doesn't have those pages. ☹️

It's got more than you think, you have to mess with the URLs a little bit to get it to work, I go over it a bit here:

 

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Throwing my 2 cents on here as well ... I think another thing that muddies the waters between here and FB is people don't always realize who each other is/are. For example, I'm on FB as well, but under my actual name. Here, I have a screen name I use on every forum. So, anytime you give advice or technical input on a forum it helps to have credibility, but I could be talking to someone like Texas or psu_ on FB and never know it.

I'm not sure how that relates to driving more traffic here, but I do agree that the frequent crashes and then the ultimate crash really hurt. I felt like prior to that incident this board was very active. Honestly, I considered leaving after crash myself, but kev kinda inadvertently talked me out of it. So here I am. :)

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56 minutes ago, techboy said:

Throwing my 2 cents on here as well ... I think another thing that muddies the waters between here and FB is people don't always realize who each other is/are. For example, I'm on FB as well, but under my actual name. Here, I have a screen name I use on every forum. So, anytime you give advice or technical input on a forum it helps to have credibility, but I could be talking to someone like Texas or psu_ on FB and never know it.

I'm not sure how that relates to driving more traffic here, but I do agree that the frequent crashes and then the ultimate crash really hurt. I felt like prior to that incident this board was very active. Honestly, I considered leaving after crash myself, but kev kinda inadvertently talked me out of it. So here I am. :)

Well in the SQ group chat, thats just a fb message with ton of people, everyone uses their nickname and you can click on them to see who they are lol

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There's also some people, unfortunately, that just aren't on the boards at all.  I know 4 people I can think of off the top of my head, all in my general area, with nice, show worthy, running Starquests.  I know that sounds crazy for how rare these cars are, but only one of them has a screenname here and they're not an active poster.  So, there's that too - some people just aren't into sharing what they know and contributing.

I agree with what others have said too - we need to find a way to loose the ads here.

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