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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions / Helpline / Announcements' started by Garyn73, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Garyn73

    Garyn73 VIP Member

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    I love the face book site. It's a shame it's not as simple to post pics on here. Simplicity at it best. Just a suggestion for the admin team
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    I think it's killing the forum a bit there seems to be less progress threads to look through popping up on here and more people just putting it up on fb.
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    I totally agree. Shame though.
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    1958 Harry Thats Mr Moderator to you! ;-) Staff Member

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    You upload pics on here like any other forum, upload to somewhere like Photobucket then copy & paste tge IMG link into here, simples, its the same on all forums!
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    I have been using facebook more at the moment because i have been having problems with the photobucket app on the ipad, but all sorted now so its back to using both.
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    This. I'm not on fb but I have access to Rach's account and I can see that it is quite busy while this place seems to be dying on its arse at the moment.
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    Graham Moderator Staff Member

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    If you can get hold of site admin you are a better man than me ! :laughing:
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    I know Graham. I can't disagree. Never even had my status changed to VIP member either. Ho well. Hope your cars well mate
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    don't think I am VIP yet either :(
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    Graham Moderator Staff Member

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    If either of you want your money refunded let me know. Apologies, but I am fed up with asking for this to be sorted out.
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    There was a similar issue with a local South Wales vw forum.

    It was a paid for forum as well and nobody was using it anymore because of the groups Facebook group, I think the fb group has now been locked with just admin posts.
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    Graham. It's not your fault mate. Not for the want of trying. It's only a tenner. I'm ok mate. Cheers for offering though

    Gary
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    I think the lack of management for the club in terms of the forum, the ease of accessibilty of Facebook and the quicker responses on there are the reasons.

    I enquired about proper membership on buying my Beetle and nothing has been done since regarding club related package, merchandising etc.

    The forum is good for builds but if that is all it offers as a 'club' then it is bound to fail.
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    Didn't know there was one,what's it called
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    Graham Moderator Staff Member

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    Facebook is bound to be quicker than a forum. As for lack of management, it's a small club forum ! The mods aren't paid to be here and we have to fit everything in around our normal daily lives. Believe me, I have tried pushing the club, getting us featured in magazines etc, but there are only so many knockbacks you can take with people not showing up to stands, not helping when they say they will etc etc.
    The reason proper membership is not being pushed at the moment is that Admin have locked any priviledges to their IP address and since disappeared off the face of the earth. As such we can't add people as VIP members, so can't justify taking their money. I have flyers if anyone wants them, stickers turned into the bane of my life so they have been left to individuals to sort out.
    If and when I get some time (I currently have a 180 mile a day commute, so i'm a bit busy ...) I will look at what can be done to get the admin issues sorted and get things back on track a bit more.
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    I'm happy to look at lending a hand in the future Graham - I know my way around PHP and stuff if that helps?
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    me too if u need any moderators or anything :p
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    Would it not be worth Locking the group on facebook so it is an invite only group.. People have to be registered active member on the forum to be on facebook page?? Maybe have some minions posting on other pages of FB with forum details to drum up new members?
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    I think.most on.the facebook site come from here im really thankful for this forum it is very helpful if you need advice ive saved alot of money when garages have tried to rip me off. The majority of people are a friendly bunch i think people just like the facebook page as quicker but its still part of EVVO and still cool ive made some good friends through it and got to go to some great shows and meets.
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    The fb page is useful cus I hardly ever sit down at a pc/laptop. (Except now when I should be writing on essay on Calvinism in 16th century Geneva - oops).
    I've tried getting on the forum on my phone and it's a pain in the ass.

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