[Rovernet] Facebook for Rovernet
dennis at allk9.com.au
Sat Dec 26 17:58:01 EST 2015
Im with you on this one Dave.
For many years I ran the Rover Australia Yahoo email group which I started as a way of bringing those into Rovers a bit closer together and to help those restoring Rovers to find parts or at least find where to buy parts at a reasonable price..
It's the point of bringing like minded together that I now use Facebook for as ever since I've been on it I found many of my old British Army mates who I haven't spoken to in over 30 odd years..The RSR is on it aswell as many sites catering for us Rover guys.
No one seems to send in email much these days so like many old ways of doing things I guess email groups will be a thing of the past..
In short as Dave said..Facebook is as good or as bad as you make it and so like it or not is the future
BTW My dear ol Mum- god bless her- had a Facebook page set it up when she was 77 my 84 year old uncle is on it....You are as Old as you want to be..
From: Rovernet [mailto:rovernet-bounces at rovernet.org] On Behalf Of David Read via Rovernet
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:03 AM
Cc: David Read
Subject: Re: [Rovernet] Facebook for Rovernet
Facebook can do as much or as little as you want it to.
You just need to take the time to set the page up properly in the first place!
This is the biggest sticking point ... it is too open/easy to set up to cater for the dweebs that want it to run "out of the box" and don't want to/cant be bothered to, tinker to improve security or limit access.
Us "oldies" (I am 67) are often too set in our ways to embrace this "new fangled stuff" :-)
I co-administer a closed Land Rover Club Facebook group exclusively for club members.
No noise, no chatter (apart from Land Rovers) no spam, just good info, PLENTY OF PICS (which Rovernet does not natively support) and relevant discussion of events, projects etc.
On 12/27/2015 6:17 AM, Bosse Arnholm via Rovernet wrote:
> No thank You!
> Rovernet as it is, is very pleasant to follow.
> But Facebook seems to be for those who want to show up themselves.
> Well, I wouldn´t know, I´m not there and will not get onto it.
> I hear from my wife that there are a lot of "shit", sorry!
> With Rovernet we send a message when we need help och have anything to
> say to the community. That is very important and a very good source
> for help and advice, whilst facebook seems to be a chatroom for
> everyone that has nothing to say . . .
> As I'm not there I might be wrong, but I'm old enough say it.
> And I enjoy Rovernet very much, sp pleas keep it that way!
> Kindest regards
> BosseA in Sweden
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