Sad.....Day's of Yore

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Valvelust » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am

Geez, look at me. Just back in after a couple months.... my bad :( :oops:

Yes, Facebook sucks! pure and simple.
Don't take me wrong, I use it with other activities (not personally) and most all directed to current events but it is not what a forum is. As an example, I have a hobby of sand cars and performance side by sides. I use both FB and a forum and find there is more content, comradery and personal interaction with the forum vs FB.

Letting go of forums is almost like erasing history....

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by bclaire » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:48 pm

Valvelust wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am
Letting go of forums is almost like erasing history....
It really is.

And what happens if Facebook goes the way of myspace? There's a lot of flux currently in social media... and a lot of people have thrown all of their eggs into social media like I have with my band - I mean, we don't email anyone anymore from our email list and don't maintain it either! All events are on Facebook although we still have an up-to-date website but I doubt it gets much traffic. I should check analytics on it...

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Valvelust » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm

Yes, So much interaction, information and history lost by forums shutting down.

I remember when the Boss GT Forum was corrupted, went down and all the information lost which was enormous over the years. :(

Not sure if any ever used a board like the GT 8, if not, it's actually a fairly complex device with a lot of capabilities which can be tweaked and dialed many different ways to achieve a perfected (digitized) sound, love it for stereo.

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by bclaire » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:29 am

A classic example of why we need this forum is playing out on one of the Orange facebook groups. A guy bought an old cab and wants to know how old it is.

• one person said google the serial number - it will even give you the month. Wrong! New cabs, yes; old cabs, no.

• one person said to call or email Orange. Wrong. What a waste of their time.

• I said write down the date codes on those Celestions and look those up.

sheesh....

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Les Paul Lover » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:27 pm

Jondog wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:04 pm
All I’m saying is there was no covid before the forum shut down... :shock: Hope everyone has been well!
Clearly need to reopen the forum.

We all need high quality vitamin C.
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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by bclaire » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:04 am

I do have to say - the two main facebook groups I go to for Orange are Orange owners group and the vintage group. Which is something I wished we could have done here - separate out the vintage people from the Crush kids. I wanted to have a separate section of the forum called Crush Corner... I've always found it difficult to talk with people who think that a 35 watt Crush is going to sound like a tube OR50. ha ha ha ha :mrgreen:

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Jondog » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:25 pm

bclaire wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:04 am
I do have to say - the two main facebook groups I go to for Orange are Orange owners group and the vintage group. Which is something I wished we could have done here - separate out the vintage people from the Crush kids. I wanted to have a separate section of the forum called Crush Corner... I've always found it difficult to talk with people who think that a 35 watt Crush is going to sound like a tube OR50. ha ha ha ha :mrgreen:
Yeah, theres definitely a lot of comment holding back I do on the FB page :lol:
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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Les Paul Lover » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:32 pm

That, and i hate thay Facebook is all about immediacy.

You can't really follow up on stories, you just see the here and now and it disappears.

I don't mind so much the crush lovers, I was VERY impressed the CR120, and valve amps have a certain cost to them, higher than solid state.

Perhaps this forum was a bit dismissive of the solid state players. You're probably right Billy, a dedicated crush section would have been good.
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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by bclaire » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:32 pm
Perhaps this forum was a bit dismissive of the solid state players. You're probably right Billy, a dedicated crush section would have been good.
It could have separated the questions into something more appropriate.

I agree with you that trying to find something in a facebook group is like pulling teeth...

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:31 am

bclaire wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am
Les Paul Lover wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:32 pm
Perhaps this forum was a bit dismissive of the solid state players. You're probably right Billy, a dedicated crush section would have been good.
It could have separated the questions into something more appropriate.

I agree with you that trying to find something in a facebook group is like pulling teeth...
Yeah, it just doenst happen.
It's nice to have some Orange in my daily feed, I do enjoy that.

Otherwise, for proper structured gear conversation, forums cannot be replaced.
Ant

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by Valvelust » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:54 pm

Guess I need to buy another old Orange so I can start some new conversation...... :D

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Re: Sad.....Day's of Yore

Post by bclaire » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:36 pm

Valvelust wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:54 pm
Guess I need to buy another old Orange so I can start some new conversation...... :D
ha ha ha ha

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