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Formal Association With Facebook BSA Bantam Club Page
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Sponge
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Like many people of my age and occupation, I don't do facebook or any other form of social media. Will this affilliation therefore cause me a problem ?

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I doubt it will cause any problems, I use both to post events, as there are some people on there that aren't on here, and vice versa. It just allows more people to be informed of events.

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Hmm. Having talked to my Nephew who is a computer whizz since it's his job, his opinion is about Facebook is......"Don't bother, I'm only on it because my lad uses it with for his school work".

So after that, and whether I need to see what people are having to eat and other inane subjects, I'm definitley not bothering.

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The aims are: to clarify things (because many folks believe that the FB page already 'belongs' to this Club); to appeal to a different audience (many of the FB group members are different to this Forum users); and to use a social media platform that the younger generation uses. 

If we want our hobby to continue after the corona virus has finished off us old fogeys - then we need to attract new members and enthusiasts: this means using comms like Facebook. Whether we ourselves use it or not; or whether we like it or not. Bit like ethanol in petrol, really...

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Hi All

As Bryan states "Getting the younger generation involved in our hobby" is a brilliant idea. As for the "Old fogeys" bit I resemble that remark and hopefully being in the at risk group will not succumb! Long may our Bantam club thrive through whatever medium. But, FB is not for me though.

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Hello, 

I've just followed the link to the Face Book page & see why for me, years ago, the decision not to have an account was the right one.

This format for me, one of the older generation, is to my mind far more preferable. 

I for one will stay a Ludite & continue with this Website. 

Barrie

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Exactly, I have enough stress in my life without having to carry a confusing phone with no buttons or words on it and then be expected to respond to social media whenever it rings.

Factually most riders of classic bikes are in the 'older' bracket and have neither the time or the inclination to learn how to use a new technology that seems to create more problems than it solves, whenever it rings.  I will also stick with the email / website and long may it last. 

I mean no dis-respect to younger members who love spending their time cursing and staring at social media - I would rather use the remaining time I have on this earth to learn new engineering skills.  

 

  

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Hi bantammad ere you said it sponge I think on those lines just this minute come out the shed after fiddling with this that other stuff after two hours sitting farting about all on my own love it «censored» what’s going on else where.but the brain’s in gear thinking shall l strip that D10 engine our respoke a D3 front wheel,tomorrow may be, happy days 🔩🔧 Les

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Each to their own, of course, but I enjoy this forum and reading the different Facebook pages.

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Facebook has 2.5 billion users, that's about a third of the world's population.  

Just thought I'd mention it.

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The more places that the Bantam is shown the more people see it. Its free advertising. Different people use the forum to those on FB, though some use both. I always argued that the club should have control of the FB page as it is a valuable resource, though I was always voted down. The thing is though, that anyone can start a page on FB and call it the BSA Bantam club page, there is no copyright. Anyway, at least there is an official presence there now, and it can only be a good thing for the club members.

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a B175 almost ready for the road and a 76 Honda C90 in the workshop. A 1980 Honda CB400N now on the road and my everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. All bikes (except the D5) are now for sale...

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Hopefully (from my point of view) all 'facebook type' posts will be posted on there, while the 'forum type' posts will be on here.

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine now running.

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cocorico said
Hopefully (from my point of view) all 'facebook type' posts will be posted on there, while the 'forum type' posts will be on here.  

To be perfectly honest there will be virtually no difference between the two types!

Also, generally speaking, fb questions get an almost immediate response.

Mind you, I find that this particular forum is also very good at that as well.

Most 'Group' posts are purely in keeping with group rules etc & generally the sort of fb post to which you refer is not allowed.

As an (older) user of both forums & fb, I have no problem in keeping the two forms of social media separate & enjoy both for what they are.

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Like it or not, increasing numbers of businesses and clubs etc. are using just Facebook, I've noticed more frequently lately that I simply want to fiind out when a shop or cafe is open, so I do a Google, they don't have a web site, it's "see our Facebook page"

I have had a Facebook account for some time, it's not been used much but is more so recently for things like that. The info is only available on FB.

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cocorico said
Hopefully (from my point of view) all 'facebook type' posts will be posted on there, while the 'forum type' posts will be on here.  

I've just looked at it, actually every post 'on there' that I've seen so far could be on here and wouldn't look out of place. Same sorts of questions etc.

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Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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Number6 said

I've just looked at it, actually every post 'on there' that I've seen so far could be on here and wouldn't look out of place. Same sorts of questions etc.

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Well, it's like this forumthen, except the answers to the questions can't be searched for. Oh, I forgot, most people don't bother anyway. grr get-me-coat

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Facebook and a forum are different beasts. A forum contains lots of information and can be searched, there is no need to keep repeating information, most of it is already there. Also a forum is not immediate, you make a post and people may respond over the next day or two.

Facebook is an instant platform for asking questions....some questions get asked over and over again. Like, which is the best oil, who should I insure with, what is the best oil mix. You will get almost instant replies to questions. It is more social than a forum, though you will still get 'know it alls' as you do on most forums dedicated to a specific topic. Those who think they know better than everyone else, and the forum is their personal kingdom.

There is room for both FB and this forum to work together. Not everyone likes forums, and not everyone likes FB. You do not have to go on either one, you have the choice. The club taking over the running of the FB page will make no difference whatsoever to this forum, and I doubt it will make any difference to the FB page either. Nothing to see here, move along...…...

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a B175 almost ready for the road and a 76 Honda C90 in the workshop. A 1980 Honda CB400N now on the road and my everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. All bikes (except the D5) are now for sale...

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I must acknowledge that I am banging my head against a wall for a lot of the time. I agree facebook can be useful - use it myself for family and friends - I just have different views on forum content from some other users. It's all nothing compared to the current situation.

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I think Steve summed it up pretty succinctly -

You do not have to go on either one, you have the choice.

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confusedwinkwinkcocorico said

Well, it's like this forumthen, except the answers to the questions can't be searched for. Oh, I forgot, most people don't bother anyway. grr get-me-coat  

Well actually you can search in the group for anything that is mentioned in posts, using the search window at the top of the page. wink

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