July 25, 2014
I think you have shot yourself in the foot with this face-book thing, I have seen some of stupid advise on face book it apears to me that people have different agendas, ask on face book about an ignition problem, then all you get is someone trying to sell you an electronic ignition system. when i posted on face book about my Honda engined Bantam i got abuse with one person actually threatening to damage it if I turned up on it to one of there meets.
I for one am completely fed up with the wining and groaning, I used to come onto this forum everyday, most days i can't be bothered. Really can't see the point in paying my membership fee, next year i will have to think really hard about renewing it.
One more point and as far as i am aware this has not happened yet on the Bantam page. be very careful about buying any thing on any Face book page, i belong to a VW page and scammers have been operating and from what i have found out from of other such groups this is not uncommon.
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong
January 9, 2013
May 14, 2014
For those who are interested there are other Facebook pages which are related to Bantams and which offer advice and friendly banter without being in your face and abusive. I have recently taken over a page which was called "THE BSA BANTAM CLUB" I have now changed it to show that it is in no way connected to the club, and it is now the "*** ****** *****" In the short time I have had admin responsibility, it has gone from 800 member to over 1,000 and climbing. You can buy and sell if you like, the only proviso is it must be Bantam related. Anyone is welcome to join, subject to agreeing to the rules of the page and its premise.
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June 23, 2013
October 18, 2013
I can't help thinking that there seems to be an over reaction against the different Facebook pages. I read - and have posted on - several of them. I enjoy much of the content and recall seeing very little bad language; which I imagine is what makes the occasional bit of it (e,g. the recent "put up or shut up" post) offensive and objectionable to some. I'll say here that I'm not one for using bad language myself and heartily dislike reading it but let's face it, ultimately, none of us HAS to look at Facebook; we all have a choice !
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September 30, 2011
I think that I tend to agree with b175er on the over reaction bit. I have to say that I don't really use Facebook very much, normally only family stuff. I became interested when our club took over the Facebook Club Page and then noticed various other Bantam groups.
In reality it's not unusual for several Facebook groups to exist for a particular marque. For example Ford Escort.
For us on the Forum here, I think we should carry on as usual. Nothing has changed.
There maybe odd comments posted about things that have happened in the past, but they are in the past. I think that we as a club can rise above that.
The fact that one of the Facebook groups can handle dating is not a big issue really, by that I mean The BTSC and BSAOC hold factory records and I think offer a dating service for Bantams, so another group doing it is no big deal. I have to say I don't know if factory records have to be purchase or how you obtain them but to provide a dating service you would have to be approved by the DVLA.
Just my input, for what it's worth.
June 23, 2013
Yes - I'm overreacting too just now, sorry.
As was said early on in the topic - no one has to use Facebook if they don't want to, and just like in this forum, you can flag up a post considered to be offensive.
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