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Offline Babybearjs

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Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:25:49 AM »
todays question: should this forum be part of the facebook community?
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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 12:57:13 AM »
Why?

What would be the point?

What's to gain?

How would that work?

How would that make the forum better?

Would members want/care to be tracked?

What's the upside?

What are the negatives?

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EDIT (added after 12th reply):  Facebook keeps changing it layout, form and presentation of stuff (timeline and organization of stuff) and it is now to the point that I can't find new stuff and I can't find old stuff. It was useful and interesting when first started but today, it has evolved into a highly censored, biased pile of social media karp filled with tracking bots and designed to addict people to it. It has no redeeming value so I say NO!


As of 7 PM on January 3, 2018

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Yes = 0

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 10:28:40 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 12:57:40 AM »
NO!.Do not have anything to do with Facebook .

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 01:04:08 AM »
I don't use facebook, so, it's a No here too, the forum's established here so there's no need to move it over to the borg collective, I mean to facebook... :)

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 01:40:58 AM »
My vote is no.  I use/waste a lot of time on FB, but I don't know why.  Maybe because I can't resist funny videos of cats and dogs and memes.  We have a nice little corner of the internet and CRPF is free of intrusive ads.  There are other vintage phone pages on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-Telephones-215831818582761/

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 01:51:35 AM »
A big NO from me too!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 02:04:44 AM by Dan F »

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 02:12:22 AM »
It is already other phone groups on Facebook, you may ask a question, and get an answer, but finding back to an old thread, no.
I guess Facebook cover an other angle of phone interests, so my advice will be do not make this a part of Facebook, but please post links to this group on Facebook as soon as you see an opportunity to do so. When I see a question on Facebook where I have seen a relevant thread here, I post the link to the thread. I have not been excluded or asked to not do so, so far.

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 05:44:59 AM »
I don't use facebook, never ever!

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 07:02:50 AM »
The only positive I see is that, handled properly, you may bring some attention to CRPF to some collectors who aren't currently aware of our existence. Face it, we are a niche group, our interests are not main stream. Our potential members would most likely search for forums that cater to their interests and find us that way.

Having been deeply involved in a specialized FB page like that involving completely different subject matter, it can get very involved. You must have a staff of moderators keeping close tabs on the page. Not as intense as this site but, never the less it can be intense in it's own right.

In my opinion, not worth the effort. Again, this is just one man's opinion.

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 07:09:20 AM »
NO.
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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 07:36:25 AM »
I am NOT interested in creating or participating in a Facebook page for this forum.

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« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 08:14:50 AM by Dennis Markham »

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 07:43:21 AM »
To even THINK of doing that is on a par with whoever thought of changing the formula for Coca Cola years ago.
Completely illogical!
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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 08:08:04 AM »
No. Please, No.

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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
NOOOOOOO !!!!   stub
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Re: Classic Rotary Phone forum on Facebook?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 10:21:31 AM »
"NO" !   Teleplay has already outlined the issues / problems that I can think of, so there's no use me repeating them.   

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