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2018/11/10 15:17:58 (permalink)

PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page

Following a recent request from a register member I have set up a Facebook Page for the Cayman Register, it is listed on Facebook as "PCGB Cayman Register" and those wishing to join it and to post threads etc will first need to request to join and I will confirm their entry on the club members list for the Cayman Register before permitting them to join, it will be for members only, so, for me to be able to confirm please be certain that your personal details are correct before making application, any problems please PM me through the club and between us we will sort out what is the problem.

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 18:08:28 (permalink)
It's a great shame to see that you have set up a PCGB Facebook Group for only those on the Cayman Register.  I've enjoyed reading the Cayman Register posts and hope that some of your members will continue to post on the Forum. 
 
 

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 18:13:12 (permalink)
I tend to agree, the Forum is the only two way communication media and not everybody uses Facebook. We can get to the point where communication is diluted by being on too many platforms.

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 18:27:36 (permalink)
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It's a great shame to see that you have set up a PCGB Facebook Group for only those on the Cayman Register.  I've enjoyed reading the Cayman Register posts and hope that some of your members will continue to post on the Forum.



Don't worry Simon; thankfully not all of us favour the use of "social meedya"..!
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 18:27:50 (permalink)
As the aforementioned requester of the Facebook group, I thought I should chip in... I do agree that too many platforms is generally a negative, not a positive; and I completely accept that not everyone is on Facebook. However an awful lot of people have accounts there, even if they don't share every aspect of their life on it.
 
Adding a Facebook group by no means precludes the use of this forum still, and cross promotion is of course fine, but should allow people to get to know each other a bit better in a more conversational and personal fashion. At a recent meet I spoke to a few people whose names I didn't get, and many people's forum names are different to their real names anyway, and people tend to use a picture of their car not their face on here, so I'll probably have no further contact with them until next year if our paths happen to cross and we manage to remember each other from six months before.
 
I'm in a Facebook group for a club region and really like how it works for chat and arranging small ad-hoc meetings between people at short notice, etc. I'm aware of a few other regions that also use it too. It's a much nicer platform for arranging meetings, sharing and commenting on photos, etc. So for all Facebook's negatives, I'd like to hope it can be used as a means of letting people get to know each other better, and keep in contact more easily between events, etc.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 18:47:03 (permalink)
Lest you think me a BOF for my comment Steven, I do think that Facebook does have its place and many advantages - as you've pointed out - and hope that both the forum and FB group continue to thrive.
 
Online forums have been the staple means of communication for many years but maybe it's time to move on? Time will tell.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 19:41:12 (permalink)
No problem. To be completely honest, I think the elephant in the room is that this forum isn't quite what I think it could be. I appreciate it it would be a huge and expensive undertaking to replace or update it, however I do think it could benefit from modernisation. A mobile app would also be nice (full disclosure: I'm an app developer and really value well designed mobile apps over websites shrunk down for small screens).
 
On the off chance someone from PCGB sees this, I must stress I'm not wishing to cause offence, and fully understand how much of a task and cost it'd be to update (as I said - I work in software). I'm just saying there are benefits to complimenting this forum with other platforms.
 
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 20:45:20 (permalink)
It was updated and fairly recently!  What "modernisation" would you like to see?

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 21:14:36 (permalink)
As Steven says I have started up the FB page at his request, several regions and registers already have their FB pages set up and it is good for setting up meetings etc displaying photos which has long been somewhat problematical on the forum, I see it as running in parallel with the forum. For those who wish to use it then they can also link through messenger if for instance they are setting up a meet such as Andrew T's events in the south or on a road trip to Stuttgart etc without needing to exchange numbers. 
We also have the fact that not everyone finds the forum that easy to navigate but are familiar with FB, there may even be a way to provide a link to a Facebook article on the forum, many other things such as "You Tube" do get linked to after all, we can just see how it progresses.

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/10 21:22:49 (permalink)
In addition, if a club member from another register wishes to join the Facebook page then they can send me a PM supplying their name, which register they are a member of and their membership number, then if I cannot search them out in the register list I can ask their register secretary for confirmation of membership. This is to ensure that only club members can join, remember I only have access to the Cayman Register list! The one down side is that if someone leaves the club I will not be informed and will get no notification of their leaving which means they will remain on the FB list.
 
I know several members who never come onto the forum page but are active on FB for their region.
 

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 13:30:15 (permalink)
Is this up and running? If so what's the title or link? I think it's a great idea, saves having to log in here every time there's a notification.

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 14:21:12 (permalink)
The link for it is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676766522429898/
 
You'll need to get Kevan to approve for the reasons above. :)
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 18:32:13 (permalink)
I can find the page only if I click on the above link.
It doesn’t appear to be searchable from Facebook?
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you have to click on groups...
post edited by Contraband - 2018/11/11 18:34:33

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 20:14:42 (permalink)
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Is this up and running? If so what's the title or link? I think it's a great idea, saves having to log in here every time there's a notification.


I have no problems with the method which we employ. You click the link and you are straight in to PCGB.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 20:19:12 (permalink)
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Is this up and running? If so what's the title or link? I think it's a great idea, saves having to log in here every time there's a notification.


I have no problems with the method which we employ. You click the link and you are straight in to PCGB.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 20:20:43 (permalink)
I had a very bad experience with social media. Don't do it now.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 20:21:22 (permalink)
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The link for it is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676766522429898/
 
You'll need to get Kevan to approve for the reasons above. :)


Thanks StevenG
 
And there's another reason..... "You cannot make 2 posts in such a short period of time"  

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/11 21:48:29 (permalink)
I don’t have a Facebook account so I hope that someone will report back here to tell us how successful the new Cayman Register page is after a few weeks.
 
 I do have concerns though that there are now three places we may have to visit to read about Cayman Register topics - Porsche Post/this forum/Facebook.
 
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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/12 10:38:17 (permalink)
Members who have joined the FB group now number in double figures many of who have responded on this thread, it has been running about 36 hours as I type this out so quite rapid for saying it's only publicity has been on the forum.
I can understand those who have a problem with using social media but many are quite happy with it and more comfortable in it's operation. I have made the FB page a closed group which means anyone joining has to be approved by myself, one of the nice things about FB is that you can block anyone from contacting you, just stick to your groups and don't get involved with anyone outside of your groups, set privacy levels etc which means you run your own security, I know this takes some getting used to but it does work. You can even link in to Messenger and so contact each other very easily, connect directly to other members by friending them through FB. And even just block everything and quit.
From responses I think that it will work well, most have so far just introduced themselves and put up a photo of their car but it is easy for each to get to know each other see what is being run for the register benefit etc. By sticking to the cross check to the register listing I can limit it to a club membership but as I have said before if members of other registers wish to join then I'm unsure if I can confirm through my link, which may require me to check with another register secretary.

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Re: PCGB Cayman Register - New Facebook page 2018/11/12 14:39:35 (permalink)
Not a fan of fakebook - oops sorry Facebook, but one question, most of the posts here in favour of it say its an additional service, so how do you decide what goes where?
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