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Back in fashion?

Postby kevtherev » 17 Dec 2017, 19:11

It seems that the madness of social media sites for enthusiasts of our lovely vans are becoming less popular.
The whizz bang, bish bash bosh of poor inaccurate advice is driving owners to look for a more assured source of information.

I for one have removed myself from some of these pages.
Spread the word folks.
We're still the best "go to" website for accurate information.

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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 17 Dec 2017, 19:30

Posting here has fallen off dramatically since early summer though. No figures but that is how it has appeared to me.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby itchyfeet » 17 Dec 2017, 19:30

I'd agree for many FB groups but for the WBX group there are a few international contributors who are not one here who really know their onions.
8090 is not very international, a few token people.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby R0B » 17 Dec 2017, 20:06

It's fallen off on here because of Farcebook IMO.The brickyard seems to of had more quiters that us.Very sad.:-(
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby kevtherev » 17 Dec 2017, 20:08

It is correct to say 80-90 has seen less posting traffic.
However I believe the references are way up.
Perhaps these seekers will even say hello.

We don't bite...
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby multisi » 17 Dec 2017, 20:14

I got a load of grief this afternoon on a certain facebook restoration forum for just stating somebody had got the age of their van wrong ! I managed to keep my cool all the way whilst two people were having a pop at me. Thinking you have a late 80,s van when its actually an early model could cause all sorts of problems .
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby R0B » 17 Dec 2017, 20:25

You must be wrong.Because if it's on farcebook it must be true.:-)
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 17 Dec 2017, 20:29

multisi wrote:I got a load of grief this afternoon on a certain facebook restoration forum for just stating somebody had got the age of their van wrong ! I managed to keep my cool all the way whilst two people were having a pop at me. Thinking you have a late 80,s van when its actually an early model could cause all sorts of problems .

Sometimes it just isn't worth giving some people the correct information, they don't appreciate or understand it.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby multisi » 17 Dec 2017, 20:36

The most shocking comment was made by a restoration specialist that fitting an early sliding door to a late 80,s van was a good thing to do, he says its easy to do ! Why anyone would recommend that is beyond me.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby NicBeeee » 18 Dec 2017, 10:15

Not joining up to farcebook has become a bit of a life choice for me, a bit like refusing to go into Mcdonalds in the early eighties for political reasons when our local branch opened in Norfolk, still have never eaten a McDonalds, so I am in it for the long road in respects to farcebook so for all those that are just going to post on farcebook see you later. When farcebook decides that cyber bullying is a serious issue or that they start to respect peoples personal identity then I might reconsider.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby tforturton » 18 Dec 2017, 10:19

Oldiebut goodie wrote:
multisi wrote:I got a load of grief this afternoon on a certain facebook restoration forum for just stating somebody had got the age of their van wrong ! I managed to keep my cool all the way whilst two people were having a pop at me. Thinking you have a late 80,s van when its actually an early model could cause all sorts of problems .

Sometimes it just isn't worth giving some people the correct information, they don't appreciate or understand it.

Been there - had people argue with me over something that I knew was correct. Just walked away...
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby LeeME3 » 18 Dec 2017, 10:22

I hardly use FB for van stuff or wider 'life' stuff. I genuinely do see it as a danger to the fabric of a functioning society, albeit has great potential if used appropriately. I finally gave up on FB Van sites when I got rounded on by 2 people and told, in no uncertain terms, that it was absolutely impossible to retrofit a Westy pop top roof to a standard tintop. The fact I'd started the post with some pics of me actually doing said retrofit did not seem to stem the bile they were pouring out in any way!

Mind you, real life can be just as bad...I had a guy walk up to my van at a show and ask if I noticed much difference in my solar panel performance at night... Obviously I told him I had fitted the new 'lunar-power' panels and he walked away perfectly happy!
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby Citizen Smith » 18 Dec 2017, 12:04

I stopped using FB ages ago but it is handy for spying on people on the part of concerned relatives, prospective employers/bankers/business associates etc. Or just nosy people even.
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby Santa79 » 18 Dec 2017, 12:13

I will admit that I am a member of some of the Facebollox sites. But that is more to laugh at the "advice" and "opinions" of people. I take great solace in realising that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

it's doubly amusing fo rme as my other vehicle is a T5 (i know, I know, boo-hiss and all that!), so I am a member of both types of forum. Please be thankful that the T25 FB sites are far more sensible than those for T5s...
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Re: Back in fashion?

Postby philmcC » 18 Dec 2017, 12:42

Don't find Facebook very user-friendly maybe a generationl thing I really appreciate and enjoy this forum. However it has led me down some dangerous paths. I have just bought a 1.9 DG engine from eBay as a project. I have a past history of taking on hopeless cases of a mechanical nature, so I hope this is going to be okay!. Plenty on the forum to keep me right.philmcC
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