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    So when is Aussiefrogs gonna be on Facebook? a la NSW club?

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    It already is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    So when is Aussiefrogs gonna be on Facebook? a la NSW club?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamR View Post
    It already is...
    no one ever tells ME anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    no one ever tells ME anything.
    It's always been there - it's just a secret feature that's not in the manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    no one ever tells ME anything.
    I believe they have a search function on facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    I believe they have a search function on facebook
    To be fair though, it doesn't work all that well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    So when is Aussiefrogs gonna be on Facebook? a la NSW club?
    I can understand how it could be useful for the car club but, without wishing to offend, what need or benefit could Facebook be to Aussiefrogs? Wouldn't that just be a possibly clumsy and unnecessary duplicity of some of the forum? I realise there is a group already but at this stage I don't care to join it because we already have aussiefrogs.

    And I agree with CamM, that the search function on Facebook does not work that well; it is limited to a different type of search (ie to search names etc) and nothing like that of the forum's.

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    And not everyone is on Facebook anyway. It isn't a pre-requisite to a satisfactory standard of living - believe it or not.
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    I opened facebook, I typed in Aussiefrogs and what do you know there it is. Not in the least bit difficult!
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    I think its been on Facebook for quite a while now......

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    But as Kaye says - what is the point?

    Seriously - can someone explain the benefit of Aussie Frogs having a Facebook page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    But as Kaye says - what is the point?

    Seriously - can someone explain the benefit of Aussie Frogs having a Facebook page?
    Can someone explain the problem with having an AussieFrogs facebook page?
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    It potentially (by virtue of the common perception of Facebook et al being comparatively lightweight repositories of minutiae, idle banter, trite emotions and lightweight sentiment - need I go on?) dilutes technical aspects of the website by sheer weight of content.

    The only FB presence I'd support would be a simple page with linkbacks to the main site and perhaps a hotline for genuine SOS events, eg "Help; it's three on a Sunday afternoon and I'm 10km from Condoblin with a Xantia that's ruptured a hose" - that sort of request...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Can someone explain the problem with having an AussieFrogs facebook page?
    I don't think there is any use in addressing it as a problem as Facebook seems to be here to stay, at least for now until the next thing takes over. I asked with sincere curiosity as I have an interest in, if not fascination of, modern media. Personally I find it a bit puzzling that 'screens' be it phones, computers or similar are tending to be taking over our lives. Try getting on a Melbourne tram and every second person has their head buried in a screen and makes no eye contact with the people around them.

    Everything seems to have to be on Facebook now and we seem to be a society that is going there without question. One of the things I like about aussiefrogs as a forum is the smaller friendly and very human community.

    But this does not answer your question. I 'liked' addo's reply.

    ETA: Another issue I have with Facebook is how they keep changing the way information is accessed so if people post away valuable car knowledge there they might even lose what is posted further down the track.



    On the broader topic I think William Powers sums it up fairly well:

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    Ah, so you all think that Facebook is an alternative car forum.

    Whatever
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Ah, so you all think that Facebook is an alternative car forum.

    Whatever
    i could see that one coming

    as addo said it's a good thing to get it out there in another form and as an emergency form

    i was a member of it till brenno had a pansy attack one day
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    I had spacebook once when it came out. Made me very uncomfortable and got deleted after a month or so.

    Everything I read about it ever since only confirms my concerns... AF is bad enough as it is!

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    Why is the AF Facebook being viewed as some sort of rival?

    I'm not a member on the AF facebook (maybe I should be). On Facebook people are there using their real names with pictures of themselves (in most cases). AF users seem afraid to show themselves. As that is a closed group it is likely more social in a real world way than Aussiefrogs is.
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    I do like your choice of word; rival sums up the potential flaw nicely.

    Whether one likes it or not, these parallel media forms take up some of the aspects of their progenitor. It can mean that (for example) a car problem is raised on the FB page, a solution is postulated there and the whole episode - perhaps including benefits that may have been better vested with the "knowledge base" of a forum proper, are not searchable or accessible in the same way.

    My threat to join a beer drinkers or cafť forum still remains; as it seems the focus of many AF people is overly short drives and a feed/drink, I'm sure beer and cafť forums are teeming with people who reckon that it's worth a 500km cross-state trip to sample an item... Murphy's Law and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Ah, so you all think that Facebook is an alternative car forum.

    Whatever
    I don't think that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    It potentially (by virtue of the common perception of Facebook et al being comparatively lightweight repositories of minutiae, idle banter, trite emotions and lightweight sentiment - need I go on?) dilutes technical aspects of the website by sheer weight of content.

    The only FB presence I'd support would be a simple page with linkbacks to the main site and perhaps a hotline for genuine SOS events, eg "Help; it's three on a Sunday afternoon and I'm 10km from Condoblin with a Xantia that's ruptured a hose" - that sort of request...
    hit the nail on the head

    FB is not in opposition, it is another branch and lets face it at any given time there are people on there at all hours of everyday and 99% of the time if someone is 'tagged' they get an email which in the case as mentioned by Addo of someone in distress it is very handy
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    If it creates an interest and the person then goes on to properly join AF and learn and contribute then it is a good thing. Members of the FB AF group should be wary to direct technical questions etc to AF itself.

    I have recently setup two FB pages related to my theatre organ interests and they are already attracting attention back to the root location of the societies involved.

    Similarly this is a good conduit for any other club to attract some attention and direct enquiries to their official web presence. It is complimentary not competition.
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    Yes, agreed that's how it can work best and with niche stuff like TOSA it's probably a great bonus. Organists must have been buoyed by Gotye's State of the Art video.

    Maintaining such a direction with something like AF is potentially difficult because of the rapidfire nature of social media chatter.

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