MotorheadDean, Leaving aside communication aspects, I'm intrigued to know why you consider FB easier to use than the forum? Accepted that the forum format's a bit old fashioned, I have no problems navigating it quickly and efficiently on a tablet or laptop. Perhaps your comment relates to using it on a smartphone? I don't, but would imagine that there are visual limitations. As a non-FB user it's been interesting to read comments both for and against. Jeff
Deanoc123Hi Jeff, yes mobile exclusively. One obvious one is posting images. I can only do 1 and I need to shrink it on my phone. If I want to do more I have to host on my Google drive, go on another site and convert each image URL to a sharable format and then paste them in one by one.
AndrewT So for me improvements would be: Reduce the multiple posts limit to something like 15 seconds - if only members can make posts or send PMs it may not even be necessary to have the timeout thing.Andrew.
BuddyAs Archie says, the Facebook page is there in the main for social chat between members and when we have an event such as a drive to Stuttgart etc people will want to stay in a closed page, after all there is a case for personal security and the knowledge that a group have all gone away for a week or two is not to be broadcast on a public page. Since Facebook users tend to use their own names it's easy for someone to look them up and eh ho burglary. In my view Andrew is missing out when running his Cayman and Coffee events in that he can't post the excellent photos which he took of each event, they may be in the next PP or the one after, we'll see. Of course he could post them on his own FB page if he had one and tell attendees to friend him in there. Anyone can ask to join when they have a reason to join and then disengage at a later date but several parts of the club have pages and not all are closed groups. There are quite few car interest and other closed groups on FB for members security and the avoidance of trolls ( do they target Porsche owners ) I think that the closed route is the best way to go. In fact I don't like to see guests on the forum, it demonstrates a break in security.
pauljmcnultyKevan, I don't understand your concern at all? How do guests on the forum constitute a "break in security"?? That comment makes absolutely no sense. Do you lock yourselves in a sound-proofed room at your region meets, in case a non-member overhears something? Talking that way about prospective Club members, or ex-members, is just nonsense.
BuddyWell Paul, given that some members don't like social media probably due to the occasional troll and the forum is run and paid for by current members, why should others have access?
BuddyWell Paul, given that some members don't like social media probably due to the occasional troll and the forum is run and paid for by current members, why should others have access? Like many on here I do from time to time use Planet9 which started out as an exclusively Cayman forum across the globe, it has since extended the range of models but as far as I know everyone has to be accepted to access, has a username and a password, I don't recall seeing any guests there although as it has diluted to all things with a Porsche badge they may have become more lax on such by now and I know that it is possible to post a link to an article on their website.
BuddyNick, for the members to be able to discuss things such as trips in advance it does need to have some level of security and privacy ask your house insurer but if you state on public media about a trip you are taking in advance or post on media that you are away and get burgled insurers say they won't pay out, it is purely for members security.
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