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Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 pm

It’s a good idea Roel, and a step in the right direction. Unfortunately it’s not working on IOS Safari/ Chrome (iphone 7).
I am downloading Firefox now to try it.....

It’s clear the forum server has never had since self host images, from day one.
If we could get ball park figures on how much it would actually cost to have server space large enough to host all the forum images from here on, then we have the information to make informed decisions where to go from here.
(Which will then lead us to questions and answers on how to fund future improvements of all kinds).
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby Xj40kate » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:39 pm

I very rarely come on here now sadly, due to the hot topic of uploading pics from mobile, being a youngun I don't own a "desktop" computer, haha. Facebook is great I think personally as there is alot of great jag groups, and I think naki will agree with me here, that you can sell alot of parts on there, I have only ever sold a handful of parts on here sadly. I found that I use this forum briefly in the warmer months to see what shows I am attending with the usual northern riff raff.
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:54 pm

Not working on Firefox either. So it’s clearly an IOS issue. (V 12.1.2)
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby leo_denmark » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:10 pm

Happy New Year all

Good to see some activity here. I agree on most that has been stated.

Forum vs forum as I see it:
Searching works on the forum. It simply does not work on FB, so all info is lost within short time.
Members here know a lot and does not tell much BS. And if they do, somebody corrects them. There are many enthusiastic and seemingly knowing people on FB, and it is for sure not all crap info that gets corrected...
Facebook has much more activity and is thereby good entertainment. Loads of post is plain entertainment and not questions. We sometimes do the same here...
Photo integration works on FB. Here it is possible, if you are on a PC or android. I write this on my iPad, and this post started as a test of the new ‘copy link’ button, which would be just fine, if it worked on iPad/iPhone. I’m sorry to say that it does not...

Regarding the new introduce yourself section: wouldn’t it make sense if all active members (and not just the new) made a little intro. First post could work as a template, so I will leave that to somebody else :lol:

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby leo_denmark » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:16 pm

naki_k wrote:Not working on Firefox either. So it’s clearly an IOS issue. (V 12.1.2)


In my opinion it must work on any browser on the iPhone. We might consider installing a browser to be able to use the photo upload, but we (or at least I) doesn’t represent the younger generation...

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby xjr40 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Hi all. They are both great for all of us and they help being in contact with other owners. Especially if we're abroad.
Just I think the forum has better access to technical info and has become an encyclopedia for the 40 owner.
I'd like to have more time but I'm not on either much lately. There's so much to keep up with so I have my better moments on both. Sorry I haven't read all the thread if I'm repeating things ..
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby stevemc » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:14 am

Test I pad and Iphone

right if you down load browser called Puffin you can copy and paste the link via a Iphone i have just tested both
dont use the copy link button just highlight the text then copy and paste




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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:21 pm

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Well I think I might actually be getting somewhere :lol:
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby katar83 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 pm

donkeyotty wrote:Well I think I might actually be getting somewhere :lol:


One more attempt here needed... :lol: :ugeek:

How to rotate in Photos for iPhone and iPad

Launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Find the photo that you'd like to rotate and tap on it to open it.
Tap Edit on the top right of your screen.
Tap on the crop button in the bottom menu.
Tap on the rotate button on the bottom left. ...
Tap the Done button.
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm

my photos are showing right way up in the app though :? Can't get too stressed over this today, I have a heart monitor on for 24 hours :roll:
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