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daantjie

Canada
1030 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  15:55:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys

Is it just me or is there a general slow down on posts across all boards?

Hope this is just "winter hibernation" and not a sign of a general waning of interest in all things M100 related

Cheers

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC

Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  20:25:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Input has always varied. It peaks if someone has a project. Also, the website now competes with the M-100 Facebook page that Al set up, so content is diluted. Personally, I "hate" Facebook and have a strong dislike of the person who owns it and his politics. I told Al at the time that I thought this would become a problem, but he disagreed.
Art
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mpmorris

USA
1359 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  20:43:33  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, I do look at the board several times a day --nothing really to add -and yes as Art states -current issues-- I could talk of a 6.3 that had sat for over a decade that we started in late November: a re-spray, fresh wood, interior, seals, mechanicals, steering box/pump -brought it up to snuff; heater blower/cables/valves, etc.; the car had no leaks when we started but after 500 miles when the car was whole, we found the left cylinder head had started to sweat at the back and developed a puff of smoke upon start up which was number 4 exhaust valve stem seal. Needless to say --when you think your are done, look again.

mpm
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alabbasi

USA
2869 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  22:35:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I handed ownership rights to Chris after I resigned as webmaster. The facebook page belongs to the club. If you want to close it down, it won't be any skin of my nose

With best regards

Al



Edited by - alabbasi on 03/12/2018 22:35:58
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  22:59:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is good to know, Al. I appreciate that. As I am notified every time someone posts on the Facebook page, I know it is "competing" with the website for exactly the same type of content. The board is currently, through the good work of Chris Lipscomb, setting up a new upgraded website to hopefully seamlessly replace this site with a much more modern facility. It is costing us a fair bit of money [and a lot of Chris' time], so the viability of the website is important to the Group. Others might wish to express their opinions. My opinion is that it would be a great shame to lose this website to Facebook.
Art
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alabbasi

USA
2869 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  23:05:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great! I'm glad to hear that it's moving along.




With best regards

Al


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amjady

USA
108 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2018 :  23:09:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am also not a fan of Facebook....though I am probably the last man alive who is not on Facebook.

Jed
Detroit, Michigan

1974 Porsche 914 1.8
1971 Vw Karmann Ghia Coupe
1998 Porsche Boxster
2001 Jaguar XKR Silverstone
2004 Mercedes G500
1972 Mercedes 280SEL 4.5 (under restoration)
1967 300SEL M189
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #5206
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #6424 (pending restoration)
1976 Mercedes 6.9 #484 (parts? vs restoration?)
1984 Bentley Mulsanne
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daantjie

Canada
1030 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  00:45:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count me into the non-Facebook crowd

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC
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RobertStJohn

USA
18 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  01:33:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never even looked at a facebook page and if all goes well I never will. I just don't understand the fascination, I've much better things to do with my time (like perusing this site).
R.F. St.John
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4261 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  05:58:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I check all relevant websites DAILY, because I won't miss any posting that can help building our "registeries" ...

Personally I prefer this website much more that the facebook-version ...

This website lost some valuable info since photobucket blocks pictures automaticly. But replacing all those pictures is not as simple as it looks and a timeconsuming process. I tried so for the gearbox thread of the 6.3 section of Albert Plekker, but are unable to do so for the startpostings, which ONLY the webmaster or the Original poster can ...

So an other valuable threads as the rebuilding of the airsuspension valves by Grand Viljoen is impossible, because all those pictures are mounted in his "openings"post ...

So the depth of postings here on the board are far favorite above the postings in the "facebook"-area (for me at least) ..

It would be great lost when all those specific technical info gets lost in an upgrade of the software.

Let's see what that software upgrade will bring us in the future ..

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benzman70

USA
200 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  07:19:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read this forum a couple times a day, Jed you are not the only one who doesn't have a facebook page, neither do i !, and i agree with Art.
Gary
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AgSilver

USA
282 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  12:42:23  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RobertStJohn

I've never even looked at a facebook page and if all goes well I never will. I just don't understand the fascination, I've much better things to do with my time (like perusing this site).
R.F. St.John



In a 1963 episode of "The Outer Limits" titled O.B.I.T. an invention enables everybody to spy on anyone, anywhere with terrible consequences. If you have an opportunity to watch it, it will get your attention - - - It got my attention in 1963.

Here is the defining clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qogLcQsRlG0

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT

Edited by - AgSilver on 03/13/2018 12:46:55
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alabbasi

USA
2869 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  13:39:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So we have a billion facebook users on one side and 3 on the other :)

Social media is now an established mechanism for driving consumers towards your business. The facebook page is only a couple of years old and has ~550s members.

If there are no active measures in place to drive people from the facebook group to the club, I'm not sure that deleting the page is going to drive more interest.

Maybe the new website will have better integration (single sign-on, web feeds etc) which will help in promoting the club. I'm glad to hear that its moving forward.

With best regards

Al



Edited by - alabbasi on 03/13/2018 13:45:44
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Pfingstl

Denmark
31 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  13:57:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Forum is a great place for information.

Forum vs. Facebook ? I always prefer forums over Facebook. Easier to find things and I only activate my Facebook account for shorter periodes - to much “I had coffee”. But Facebook can be ok for some things.

Thanks for doing a great job.




Jens
1964 600 SWB W100/#99 M100/#100
1971 C3 Corvette 454
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MattR

USA
135 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  15:01:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use both actively, and I check both daily.

As someone who's been on multiple car websites/club sites, the activity always waxes and wanes. With vintage cars it's a little harder, since there's not new models being released, which drives activity. Combine that with the mix of obscurity, rarity, and high cost of ownership, and it's likely that the crowd will likely forever remain small.

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1976 450SE 6.9
aka Frankenbenz
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rumb

USA
109 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  15:17:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What facebook page? only one I found was
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MercedesBenz.600.W100/

it has over 3000 members.

If it is associated with this site, where are the 6.3 and 6.9?

I think a factor with this forum was that it took me 2 years of trying before I was allowed to join this site. no one ever replied to join messages, I bet you drove 100's of people away with just that.

I agree FB is needed to get new members, but need to integrate somehow.

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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