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OT: Recommend a good classic car forum?
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bra
2017-05-11 16:34:59 UTC
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I can no longer find one "old car" / classic forum I used to consult.

Can anyone point me to a good (prefer NOT Facebook) site where I can post this photo of a coachbuilder's "shooting brake" conversion for identification?

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~misfit~
2017-05-11 23:24:20 UTC
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Post by bra
I can no longer find one "old car" / classic forum I used to consult.
Can anyone point me to a good (prefer NOT Facebook) site where I can
post this photo of a coachbuilder's "shooting brake" conversion for
identification?
http://www.oldstox.com/images/what%20car.jpg
I can't help sorry but wanted to say that it's getting harder and harder for
find non-facebook forums for a diverse range of subjects that used to have
either usenet groups or their own web-based forums. As someone who doesn't
like facebook it's very annoying and it makes me wonder what would happen if
/ when facebook goes tits up. Eggs and baskets...

Ultimately it seems I'm going to have to embrace facebook but I don't like
it one bit. :-/
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little classification in the DSM*."
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2017-05-12 01:38:48 UTC
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I can't help sorry but wanted to say that it's getting harder and harder for
find non-facebook forums for a diverse range of subjects that used to have
either usenet groups or their own web-based forums. As someone who doesn't
like facebook it's very annoying and it makes me wonder what would happen if
/ when facebook goes tits up. Eggs and baskets...
Ultimately it seems I'm going to have to embrace facebook but I don't like
it one bit. :-/
Yawn. Usual bitch fest.
t***@gmail.com
2017-05-12 02:02:21 UTC
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Ultimately it seems I'm going to have to embrace facebook but I don't like
it one bit. :-/
Yes, old acquaintances seeing the state you are in.
t***@gmail.com
2017-05-12 02:30:56 UTC
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Ultimately it seems I'm going to have to embrace facebook but I don't like
it one bit. :-/
Like when your boyfriend shits in your mouth.
Bobster
2017-05-12 02:50:32 UTC
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Post by bra
I can no longer find one "old car" / classic forum I used to consult.
Can anyone point me to a good (prefer NOT Facebook) site where I can post this photo of a coachbuilder's "shooting brake" conversion for identification?
http://www.oldstox.com/images/what%20car.jpg
I have no idea about quality, but quantity is there

https://www.google.com/search?q=classic+car+forum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t
bra
2017-05-12 07:04:30 UTC
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I have no idea about quality, but quantity is there
https://www.google.com/search?q=classic+car+forum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t
Thank you, Bobster.
My chief frustration with Facebook (apart from millions of 'friends' asking), is that it is not easily searchable, for me anyway. I see some terrific facts and photos, but a couple of weeks later they're buried in the timeline and extremely hard to find again.
Bobster
2017-05-12 08:02:22 UTC
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Post by Bobster
I have no idea about quality, but quantity is there
https://www.google.com/search?q=classic+car+forum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t
Thank you, Bobster.
My chief frustration with Facebook (apart from millions of 'friends' asking), is that it is not easily searchable, for me anyway. I see some terrific facts and photos, but a couple of weeks later they're buried in the timeline and extremely hard to find again.
Your own activity can be searched - right back to whenever. There's a tool for that. I haven't tried back searches recently (I might search for a person or a topic), but I recall that I could do it within some groups that I was a member of.

What does skew things a bit is that people can delete posts well after the event. So you might recall that you saw it once, but can't find it now.

Worse still. You make a perfectly respectable, constructive post. Flame breaks out in the responses to that thread. You then delete your post and ALL replies to it are lost.

Plus there are permissions. I can set any thing I post to be public, friends only, friend and friends of friends. And I can change that later. You could see a post of mine last week, but not this week because I changed the visibility settings.

AND THEN there are the dreaded FB algorithms.

But it's astonishingly popular.

Twitter I think is not good for discussion because of the length limit on tweets. It's too short. Context gets lost. But it's a very good broadcast medium. I check it every morning for updates from various bodies (electricity provider, roads agency etc)
Bobster
2017-05-12 08:04:38 UTC
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Your own activity can be searched - right back to whenever. There's a tool for that. I haven't tried back searches recently (I might search for a person or a topic), but I recall that I could do it within some groups that I was a member of.
By which I meant back searching for a post by somebody else.
bra
2017-05-12 16:05:08 UTC
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Your own activity can be searched - right back to whenever. There's a tool for that. I haven't tried back searches recently (I might search for a person or a topic), but I recall that I could do it within some groups that I was a member of.
By which I meant back searching for a post by somebody else.
Thanks again. It now seems to me that FB is very labour-intensive to use properly, and absolutely simple if you don't mind open-to-the-world lack of security. No wonder advertisers love it.

Last year I bought two cans of paint at a local store, using my bank card, and an hour later that paint mfr's advertisement was shining on my PC screen.
Mark Jackson
2017-05-13 01:01:50 UTC
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Last year I bought two cans of paint at a local store, using my bank
card, and an hour later that paint mfr's advertisement was shining on
my PC screen.
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Bobster
2017-05-13 03:06:38 UTC
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Thanks again. It now seems to me that FB is very labour-intensive to use properly, and absolutely simple if you don't mind open-to-the-world lack of security. No wonder advertisers love it.
Well it does a lot of things. Letting you make a post is obviously something they put front and center, searching your own activity is not on your timeline.
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Last year I bought two cans of paint at a local store, using my bank card, and an hour later that paint mfr's advertisement was shining on my PC screen.
Changes all the time. They had a string of ads that came close to promoting date rape, but those are gone now.
Bigbird
2017-05-13 05:43:34 UTC
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Post by bra
Thanks again. It now seems to me that FB is very labour-intensive
to use properly, and absolutely simple if you don't mind
open-to-the-world lack of security. No wonder advertisers love it.
Well it does a lot of things. Letting you make a post is obviously
something they put front and center, searching your own activity is
not on your timeline.
Post by bra
Last year I bought two cans of paint at a local store, using my
bank card, and an hour later that paint mfr's advertisement was
shining on my PC screen.
Changes all the time. They had a string of ads that came close to
promoting date rape, but those are gone now.
Never saw those. I guess targeted advertising can have it's benefits.
~misfit~
2017-05-13 09:07:10 UTC
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Post by bra
Thanks again. It now seems to me that FB is very labour-intensive
to use properly, and absolutely simple if you don't mind
open-to-the-world lack of security. No wonder advertisers love it.
Well it does a lot of things. Letting you make a post is obviously
something they put front and center, searching your own activity is
not on your timeline.
Post by bra
Last year I bought two cans of paint at a local store, using my
bank card, and an hour later that paint mfr's advertisement was
shining on my PC screen.
Changes all the time. They had a string of ads that came close to
promoting date rape, but those are gone now.
Never saw those. I guess targeted advertising can have it's benefits.
<g>
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Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
t***@gmail.com
2017-05-13 23:17:50 UTC
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Dipshit chimes in with nothing.
~misfit~
2017-05-14 01:09:15 UTC
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<g>
Dipshit chimes in with nothing.
Again you show great self-awareness. You should stop sharing your
experiences with shit-dipping though.
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
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