Andrew_CS^ ... from experience elsewhere ... No ... and that Forum is now ruined, hope that this site works out OK. I also do not subscribe to FB and the like or use a phone to access the internet ; log in here is no trouble ... am only logged out if I power down the laptop. One reason for not renewing my membership recently was down to `poor` communication ... too many `cooks` ?
ContrabandI’m not understanding how someone who says they are not a PCGB member feels they have the right to comment on a PCGB forum and a PCGB Facebook forum?I’ve never understood how non members are allowed access to comment..
ContrabandI’m not understanding how someone who says they are not a PCGB member feels they have the right to comment on a PCGB forum and a PCGB Facebook forum? I’ve never understood how non members are allowed access to comment.......I think anyone that does not renew their subscription should be instantly removed from this forum. It should be members only at all times.
John SimsPersonally I fail to see the advantage of Farcebook over the forum. I agree that FB is convenient and immediate, if you are a user. However, the transient nature of the posts means any technical help provided today might be gone in a week. A search on this forum will provide technical solutions going back over 13 years. I do use FB, and am subscribed to a number of automotive groups, but aside "Here is a picture of my car which I washed/knocked/bought/sold/fitted a roof rack" type threads I'm not seeing much else. I also agree that this forum is a bit clunky and has a few annoying idiosyncrasies but , as a repository for technical information I can't see Farcebook as being in the same league. And to segway into another point raised - a great deal of the sound technical content available in this forum was actually provided by non Club Members. If you want to look at pictures of people's washed cars then FB is the business. If you need something more meaningful then I suspected in 6 months you will be returning to the forum.
pauljmcnultySome comments about using Facebook groups, from people who don't use Facebook....not all that helpful really.
pauljmcnultyThis forum is open to non-members for many reasons, that have been done to death in my 15 years. It costs a few hundred a year, but when researched, it brings in and retains many hundreds of members: it makes the Club a massive amount of easy income. Unless the world changes it will remain open, with member-only areas for sensitive discussions. Close the forum to non-members and you close the Club's shop window to new members, shut out people who've moved on but still share their knowledge, and make the Club appear un-welcoming and cliquey. I'd suggest that Facebook groups need to consider being open as well, for those reasons, unless they share confidential info.
pauljmcnultyRegarding forum useability, this is up to us admins to deal with so PLEASE bring issues to us? The timeout thing where you can only reply so often was set to 1 minute, unless that's been changed? Surely that is time to open, compose, check and post something?? There has to be a time limit on posts in order to prevent the sort of auto-post attack we've suffered in the past, but a 1-minute limit seemed acceptable.
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