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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:21 pm

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Where is everyone ?????
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Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:40 pm

On Facebook.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 pm

Should be a lot more here with as Many members as we Have
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 am

This is the concern I brought up on here several months ago.  Many of us who have been on here for years are realizing just how little "chatter" there is these days...and, it appears it can be attributed to Facebook.  So, if everyone now thinks Facebook is the be all to end all, then perhaps it's time to bid a fond farewell to what was once a thriving and informative forum?  Sad to say, but it's going to take more than a very small handful of faithful contributing members to keep this forum interesting and alive.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:07 am

I agree and Vow to try and help bring More traffic back here
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 am

Well, I for one am going to stick with this as long as it's here, and I generally check it a couple times a day. It's a little spottier on weekends, as I'm usually absorbed in one of my reno projects.

I detest both FB and my phone, so that ain't for me.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:15 am

Limey SE wrote:I agree and Vow to try and help bring More traffic back here

And I know I should try doing that more myself.  I know a guy in Traverse City, MI with a 75 S3 and I've been harping on him whenever I see him to come and join here, and there's recently been a G3 Malibu more-door parked daily in the Autozone parking lot I pass by en route to work -- I should stop in and meet and recommend this place.  I'm pretty sure Bitterfitter and I are the only 2 here from this neck of the woods, so he/she might be interested to learn of a group of like-minded souls.
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:22 am

thatfnthing wrote:Well, I for one am going to stick with this as long as it's here, and I generally check it a couple times a day.  It's a little spottier on weekends, as I'm usually absorbed in one of my reno projects.

I detest both FB and my phone, so that ain't for me.


Me too. I check on here several times a day. I also check facebook several times a day but tend not to post much there. I find that alot of people just refuse to use the search feature, so same questions over and over.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:43 am

Agreed Joe ….Its the same ol same ol Posts I am approving on the facebook also nothing Changes How many Front end shots of the car can you post, I get it your proud of your Car as you can be, But get out and drive it somewhere go to a show a cars and coffee something other than the same ol yard shot
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:47 am

Limey SE wrote:Agreed Joe ….Its the same ol same ol Posts I am approving on the facebook also nothing Changes How many Front end shots of the car can you post,  I get it your proud of your Car as you can be, But get out and drive it somewhere go to a show a cars and coffee something other than the same ol yard shot  

Exactly !!!! Thumbs up
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 pm

Joe73 wrote: I find that alot of people just refuse to use the search feature, so same questions over and over.

I can see both sides of that.  On the one hand, if you're new you should be willing to dig through the old stuff to find things out, and you may even learn something else along the way.  If you're serious, you should be willing to put in some work.  You should even be doing it when you AREN'T looking for something specific Just 'cuz it's interesting.

On the other hand, there's a TON of old stuff to dig through, and you may spend hours (or even days) doing it and not even find the answer to your Q.  I get where if a simple question can be answered by the group in 5 minutes, it saves a lot of time.  Sometimes you even might think it's a 5-minute question, but you don't realize it'll open a can of worms.  You don't know what you don't know.  Further, a lot of us can fairly easily locate the exact thread where we answered that question already, and simply give them a link to it.  That saves them time also.

Lastly, even if it's a question or topic we've covered to death, it gets us talking again, and isn't that what we're after?


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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:32 pm

yes sir Thatfnthing !!!!
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:55 pm

Quote: Lastly, even if it's a question or topic we've covered to death, it gets us talking again, and isn't that what we're after?

In my case, I sometimes think I've forgotten more than I remember and it refreshes the 'ol memory. Sucks to get old...lol!
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:03 pm

Yes Man I hear ya Steve I actually forgot about the other post about the crickets Here a few months ago LOL
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 pm

Ha...welcome to my reality, Anthony!
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:59 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Well, I for one am going to stick with this as long as it's here, and I generally check it a couple times a day.  It's a little spottier on weekends, as I'm usually absorbed in one of my reno projects.

I detest both FB and my phone, so that ain't for me.

AGREE 100% about Farce-book, lots of attention starved people usually pretending to be something they're not.  I haven't used my FB ever since my kids grew up and I stopped checking on what they were posting. I have never visited the FB forum and do not plan to.  I'll stick with G3GM any day of the week (usually hit it every day to check out the posts).
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Post by Hawk03 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:54 pm

I try to check as often as I can. I've had to spend the most of the last four month traveling to and from Miami for work so I haven't had as much time to review and post here. I decided that during Memorial day weekend that I would paint our kitchen cabinets in our garage and that project is still on going. Unfortunately, my car has been under a sheet of plastic since then to protect from the paint. Having to travel for work has really cut down my time I have been able to spend on my car. I was hoping to have worked on the electrical, cut/buff, paint/install dash and install rear coil overs by now. If it wasn't so hot here this weekend I could finish the cabinets and free up the garage. If its not too hot, its too cold.

I don't visit the other social media site, it is so much easier to gain knowledge and ask/answer questions here. Hopefully, I will be able to get on here more in a few weeks.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:04 pm

Welcome Back Sir Good to see ya Posting
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Post by ant7377 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 pm

It's easier to use the forum. It's more personable too and you make friends. I never would of known Joe and he lives 15 miles away from me if not for this forum.
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:53 pm

ant7377 wrote:It's easier to use the forum. It's more personable too and you make friends. I never would of known Joe and he lives 15 miles away from me if not for this forum.

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Post by 76 Malibu on Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Part of the lack of activity might be that it's summer time. I haven't had much time to spend on the computer because summer is the busiest time of the year for me.

I admit that I have been more of a lurker than a poster. Now that I have my Malibu back on the road, I have been spending a lot more time here. I personally don't like FB at all, and hope that this forum continues. I will make more of an effort to participate.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:59 pm

Oh as far as I know thru BlackchevelleSS says this place has enough to stay afloat for quite some Time so far we have Been here 11 years and come hell or High water I will do my best to help it stay for another 20 years
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:14 pm

[quote="76 Malibu"]Part of the lack of activity might be that it's summer time.

I wish it were that simple.  But, when I brought this issue up last March, it was suggested that the lack of participation was partially due to the winter doldrums and inactivity on working on cars.  I think the real answer lies in broadening the topics that members can participate in.  It doesn't all have to be about a problem someone is having with their car.  I am a frequent follower of V8buick forum just because it is so active. Granted, they appeal to a much broader base...but, if you look at their subjects of discussion, there is a wide variety for which most anyone can join in and share if they want.  They appear to have tapped into something that keeps their members loyal to the site.  

As for G3, the most unfortunate thing of all are the new members who, once the initial greetings are posted, are never heard from again.  Obviously, something is lacking that keeps them from being regulars on here.  Hopefully, we can regenerate the interest we once had among members and make this forum great again!
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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:51 pm

Perhaps when we see redundant questions on FB, we could link relevant threads on this site in an answer. As far as active topics, I haven't worked on my cars for a bit, so no updates for those yet, but I do like to read and discuss ideas and theory.

FB is great for finding parts, but when someone presents a problem they don't know how to deal with, I'm kinda like, I've already answered this xx times.

Would splitting the tech section into more specific areas of the hobby help? Like dedicated drag racing, road course, low rider and yes, even donk. Like it or not they are helping keep the G3 platform alive and deserve a place to post up info without the haters.
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:51 am

bigredlaguna wrote:Like it or not they are helping keep the G3 platform alive and deserve a place to post up info without the haters.

That's fair. I can stop griping about stuff I don't like and help out.

I reserve the right to still make fun of someone who asks a half million dollars for an SE, though. Smile
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