The Furum is quit because --- Poll- with witty comments PLEASE

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The Furum is quit because --- Poll

Wrong time of year for my project work.
2
6%
Use Phasedbook or Wacke-up to post as I need not switch on my laptop.
0
No votes
Wife won't let me.
2
6%
More interesting things on TV
1
3%
Cash restriction by family.
2
6%
Sean bought all the Jurgens pottery already
3
8%
Too shy to ask silly questions
5
14%
Aircooled, what aircooled ???
0
No votes
Garage full of junk, can not get in.
4
11%
Lost my 13 spanner behind the work bench.
2
6%
Do not want to share info, because the news will spread...
0
No votes
You talking about that thing in the shed ..??
0
No votes
Not enough humor, nobody gets my jokes...
6
17%
All of the above
3
8%
Other (please mention in your post below .. Please)
6
17%
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: The Furum is quit because --- Poll- with witty comments PLEASE

Post by retrovan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:34 pm

dixtoy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Facebook and all the VW groups there.
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Not wanting to make this thread serious, but what these guys on the likes of faceboob do not realize, yes it may be easy and it may be fast, but there is no record for future guys and what you said is lost to the next generation, so please guys keep it here and lets keep it real, for our children and your children's children.

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Re: The Furum is quit because --- Poll- with witty comments PLEASE

Post by dixtoy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:56 pm

retrovan wrote:
dixtoy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Facebook and all the VW groups there.
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Not wanting to make this thread serious, but what these guys on the likes of faceboob do not realize, yes it may be easy and it may be fast, but there is no record for future guys and what you said is lost to the next generation, so please guys keep it here and lets keep it real, for our children and your children's children.

Herman

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What you saying is very true as the same questions get ask over and over on the Facebook groups

If want the forum to get busy we can always promote it on those groups?


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Post by Haans » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 pm

All of the above !! .....loadshedding is a bliksem,..add the "normal" christmas shopping with missus !

Progress slows down this time of year!

Happy wife ,......happy life !!

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Post by Batman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:57 am

I have or rather say had a "RUNNINING" forum and it died because of FB. Most people are constantly on their phones/FB

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Post by retrovan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:15 am

dixtoy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:56 pm
.............
What you saying is very true as the same questions get ask over and over on the Facebook groups

If want the forum to get busy we can always promote it on those groups?


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Think you right, maybe the guys that are on facebook aircooled groups should promote this forum, and explain why it is important to post here rather then facebook.

We need action men...

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Post by retrovan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:53 am

64 Notchback wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am
MARK DOES NOT POST THAT OFTEN ANYMORE......
It's sad, but someone broke into MARK'S house and stole his "Caps lock" key. :cry: :cry:

We thinking of having a collection to get him a new key board, or at least a 2nd hand one..... :oops:

Mark, if you can still read us.... we sorry, but we still miss you.

Come back soon.. :P

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Post by 73type2 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 am

I think that all posts should be seen as important. What I find in this forum is that when the guys whose names are in bold blue or green says something there is always a lot of comments and discussion. That is all good, but newer members need to be encouraged to participate and share their aircooled projects as well. Somebody mentioned that there's only 8 people here, but I think there are many lurkers who could make a positive impact if they got more encouragement from the seasoned members. The future of this forum depends on this. OK, I got that off my chest.

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Post by Vintage man » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 am

Terry it is like porn

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Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:30 pm

WELL, AFTER A CALL FROM MY MPIMPI MENTIONING THAT MY NAME HAD COME UP UNDER THIS TOPIC, I DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OUT OF MY BUSY SCHEDULE TO TAKE A LOOK.
THANK YOU 64 NOTCHBACK. AS THE SAYING GOES,"ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY."

I'VE BEEN KEEPING A LOW PROFILE SO AS TO AVAOID THE TERRORIST ORGANISATION LURKING ON THIS FORUM, THE RESTORERS/RE-BUILDERS GUILD OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
AFTER THE LAST THREAT ON MY LIFE I DECIDED TO PLAY IT SAFE JUST IN CASE THE BOMB DROPS!

IRONICALLY I'VE BEEN SUPER BUSY PUTTING A BAY BODY TOGETHER FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS. IT IS CURRENTLY PARADING DOWN THE SOUTH COAST BUT PLEASE; LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS SO PLEASE KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES.
I WAS THRILLED TO DELIVER IT AS I THOUGHT I WOULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER ON TIME. THANKS TO CYNDI AND GARRETT (LOWLIGHT) FOR THEIR INVALUABLE HELP.

RIGHT NOW IT'S BACK TO THE GRINDSTONE TO TRY AND PAY THE REAL BILLS.

MARK

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Post by 73type2 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:32 pm

Welcome back MARK! Just to satisfy my curiosity - what is the real reason for the all capital letters? Better visibility on the screen? Just wondering...

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Post by retrovan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:57 pm

73type2 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Welcome back MARK! Just to satisfy my curiosity - what is the real reason for the all capital letters? Better visibility on the screen? Just wondering...
Bad eye sight... :shock:

:lol: :lol:

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Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:00 pm

SIMPLE REALLY.

I HAVE PRINTED ALL MY LIFE AND FIND IT SIMPLE AND EASY FOR ME TO READ.
I AM NOT EASILY INFLUENCED AND AM CERTAINLY NOT A SHEEP. BECAUSE SOME TECHNOPHOBE COMES ALONG AND SAYS THAT I AM SHOUTING BECAUSE I WRITE IN CAPS, DOESN'T INFLUENCE ME ONE IOTA. I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS WHAT AN APOSTROPHY WAS INVENTED FOR. I AM OLD, SET IN MY WAYS AND IF SOMEONE FINDS MY CAPS OFFENSIVE I HAVE A SIMPLE SOLUTION.

DO NOT READ MY POSTS.

THANKS FOR ASKING.

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Post by Tony Z » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:32 pm

I've been pretty quiet lately as I am trying to take a break from the internet altogether. Only a few days here or there though.
I've got so much to do that an hour or two online is too much. But yet, I am amazed by how many people are always online through the day on FB when they should surely be working
and yes, the amount of crap that gets repeated on FB is just ridiculous. Hense why i like the forums, they preserve info for future use

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Post by jolas » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:33 pm

73type2 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 am
I think that all posts should be seen as important. What I find in this forum is that when the guys whose names are in bold blue or green says something there is always a lot of comments and discussion. That is all good, but newer members need to be encouraged to participate and share their aircooled projects as well. Somebody mentioned that there's only 8 people here, but I think there are many lurkers who could make a positive impact if they got more encouragement from the seasoned members. The future of this forum depends on this. OK, I got that off my chest.
A good post 73type2 and a lekker thread thanks Herman. The members in the bold blue and green font contribute a donation (or time and other efforts) to the Dear Leader, eben :bowdown: :lol:
As 2019 beckons, perhaps a reminder of this to the existing donors and a suggestion to the other volks on the forum to consider sharing a dollar or two. I'm not sure what goes on behind the scenes, but I'm pretty sure that a lot of time and resources goes into keeping this forum alive.
For posterity sakes we can't afford to lose ACVWSA, there is so much to learn from in the old posts, in the archives, etc.

I don't have a credit card anymore, so, Paypal was impossible, but my contribution goes to a charity of Eben's choice. Perhaps drop him an email and come to a similar arrangement if you cannot do Paypal.

All of my projects are standing, no progress whatsoever. Life, surviaval,kids growing up, school stuff (ugh), other "distractions" have kinda kept me away from here, but logging on a few times a day is non-negotiable, just to see whats potting in the ACVWSA world :hangloose:

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Re: The Furum is quit because --- Poll- with witty comments PLEASE

Post by sean » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:28 am

The issue is laziness. It’s more to do with fewer time being spent doing hobbies and rather turning to watching TV, browsing Facebook or drinking on the couch.

The projects / vehicles threads are dead. This is what I like to see. I don’t visit the forum to read jokes or look at seat cover pictures.

I also do find it time consuming to load pictures, type a story, but this forum is also like a diary for my vehicles and projects. It’s the only form of record keeping for me of when I acquired it.

People are also too sensitive. This claim of members leaving because of insensitive or offense comments is also rubbish. I’m most probably one that made them offended, but that’s only because they chose to take offense and leave because of it. I for example take offense or actually find it repulsive if I see someone doing a golf conversion, but I’m still here. I don’t run away because I’m offended.

It is clear there is more activity on Facebook, but it’s really not valuable reading material and you can’t find anything even posted from a week ago. It’s filled with idiots posting pics of what they eating for lunch rather than detailed stories of a vehicle they restoring.

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