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

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am
by Valvelust
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....

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

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:48 pm
by bclaire
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...

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

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
by Valvelust
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:29 am
by bclaire
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....