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Old 06-04-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Many a threads started on this subject and it definitely seems to have continued to die.
With the Fakebook blow up a couple-few weeks ago, I wondered of folks would jump ship and many boards reignite. Doesn't look like it.

Funny, I am a member of an RV board that still seems to thrive. I think its mainly older folks, so I guess that's it.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:07 PM   #2
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Yep, the younger crowd is on facebook 100% (I am the younger crowd)
I prefer the boards, I really couldn't give a **** less what you had for dinner.
Even the big ones like pirate are going down quick, it's a shame.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:01 PM   #3
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I've all but given up on this forum. Not because I prefer fb but because this forum is stagnate. When I was first appointed as an admin I asked what folks wanted to see to help keep up interest and got a prompt *** eating. I tried to stay active for a couple years after but pretty much gave up a few months ago.

To be fair there have been some changes but they are not obvious at all. IMO part of the problem has to do with the software that drives the site. The implementation of features that compete with the ease of use of fb have not been implemented here. The current version of vBulletin is 5.x and this site is 3.8.7. Doing that takes work and $$$. Even if they were implemented I couldn't predict if the site would draw people back.

I know that there are still folks that come here for tech because I get questions on fb about some of my builds. I go to pirate, 4btswaps, yotatech and a couple others as needed but really miss the local feel of this board.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:58 PM   #4
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Forums are easier to track and chronical builds. Info gets lost on FB way to easily. Lack of involvement of the board owner has helped lead to this sites demise. Thou through habit from the last 11+ years I still click over here at least once a day. but rarely have anything to post.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:52 PM   #5
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I’m one of the few that doesn’t have Facebook, I personally can’t stand it. I wish more folks would post ride reports. We’re always looking for people to ride or camp with and we have a been out a bunch already this year. Boulder, Pinochle, Denali HWY for 5 days, camping up Boulder this weekend, 4 days in Petersville next weekend.

Would like to find some folks who want to do a big Eureka ride to Black river.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:18 PM   #6
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I fooking miss this board so much. life took me in a different direction and I dont really ever post here anymore so I cant complain but I miss it like the desert misses the rain. I would give my left nut for it to be 2015 again and among other things for this board to be active. rip ak4xn
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:20 PM   #7
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We have all seen this board slowly wither away. I won't get into the laundry list of causes.
As a moderator I have personally introduced new members and encouraged older members to welcome the new members also. This was an effort to generate new members, ideas, projects and wisdom-sometimes called experience, to keep the board healthy.
Face book IMHO, is for "I love me types" who thinks the universe revolves around them. Yes I am a FB member, but never post there unless it is in response to another post.
This board, for the most part has maintained a positive attitude, which is why I won't quit it.
Good luck, no matter what path you choose.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:44 PM   #8
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wow 3 trip reports all of 2017
no trip reports 2018.

i wonder how many people actively come here to listen to the crickets? is it just the half dozen folks who posted in this thread? I wouldnt mind doing a ride sometime if there is any interest. I have a few motorcycle folks i ride with now who would go.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:06 PM   #9
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I check in here too. It's sad seeing FB kill all the forums.

I pity the next generation, with nothing to learn from but Instagram pics of UTVs.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:30 PM   #10
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If we can believe some reports, FaceBook was started to keep track of citizens every day activities and was funded surreptitiously by the government.
Another issue is FB censorship, which is becoming more common recently
I can't speak to FB being more convenient or easier to use. If a 'puter 'tard like me can use AK4x4N, I would think anyone could.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:53 PM   #11
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can someone tell tge name of the facebook groups? ive searched and cant find much. no plans to use them just needed it for something else.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:35 PM   #12
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I also do not have facebook. I still check in this site, but not as often as I used to.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #13
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I check in every once in a while. Main thing for me is the ease of posting pictures and videos on fb. Photobucket can't even load half the time due to pop ups. I've given up using it.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:11 PM   #14
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I been keeping my new superbeast build progress up to date.
I do facebook and ak4x4.
Ill copy the build to pirate for a back up.
I use imgbb.com for my pics now.
Photobucket jacked my dprammit build pics.. dicks
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:44 AM   #15
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I stopped posting and reading stuff over here when the forum became unreliable, seemed like every time I tried to log in the forum was down . After awhile I just stopped trying.

Today I only logged in because the AG tire thread came up when I did a google search .
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