Can of worms? Facebook groups vs this forum?
I suspect this may be slightly controversial.
I know a lot of members on here use the FB jaguar groups as well as this forum, but I think there’s quite a few members who have effectively drifted away from this forum and only use/ predominantly use the FB groups now? I have a few theories on this.
At some point in the past year I was made an Admin (without knowing?) on the 40/ 300 enthusiast page. This has given me an insight into how many new members are registering on that one page EVERY DAY! On average 8-15 new member requests every day! I don’t know for sure how many new members register here, but I would guess maybe 10-15 a month? Perhaps John can confirm?
Does anyone else feel like the this forum is loosing out on activity/ new members?
Clearly FB is a global phenomenon, and branches out into all of society now. But it doesn’t offer a searchable database of knowledge. This forum does. But what FB seems to do is offer immediacy and integrated convenice for the typical user.
Posts on FB to me seem to be transient. Posts are there, then fall off into the abyss?
There’s no long term build threads on there?
Where FB wins hands down is the picture hosting. Members like the convenience of click and upload images quickly and easily. Unfortunately this forum has been unable to quite offer that to date. Though the image hosting by Roel is a generous stop gap, people inevitably prefer a system that doesn’t involve copying and pasting IMG codes. (Yes people are lazy, and will always favour quick convenience). “User friendly”.
There will of course be some members who don’t use FB at all.
Me. I hardly used FB until fairly recently. Now found myself being “drawn in”. Though mostly I find the majority posts on there less interesting than posts on here. But there is some unique content on there, that would never find its way here, if it wasn’t manually migrated. (The post on the S/C XJR development 40, that Carsie copies over).
I still favour this forum as a whole, though find myself wondering whether further improvements are needed here over the long term, to keep new members coming in and keep the forum platform competitive. Peoples attention does need competing for now, with so much on offer on the internet.
You Tube anyone?
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on Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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