Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

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Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby jralbert » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:20 pm

It's interesting that the number of M posts on a Facebook page seem to be growing versus the forum here. It would seem to me that though this is an older method of posting, it's better organized for subject material.

I suspect one big advantage for using FB is the ease of posting visuals - photos, graphs, videos. But it's all one long thread and less organized.

Is there something to be done to update the forum to keep it front and center?
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby Busia » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:07 pm

Noticed that awhile ago. Seems to be quality vs. quantity. Often I advise people to look on this site for the correct info, sometimes I see unbelievably wrong info on the Facebook group. I think most people are on Facebook already, so that's what they use.
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:25 am

Seeing the political games being played by Facebook and others, I'm happy to remain here.


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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby jralbert » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:01 pm

Fastjeff wrote:Seeing the political games being played by Facebook and others, I'm happy to remain here.

This site is much better organized. And the advice is usually solid. But as I noted, users frequently complain they can't post images (and when they do, they are often hard to read). One other advantage FB has is that it unquestionably gets more eyeballs. I'm not aware of "political games" with boating and other non current event topic posts. I also post a fair bit on music and the only games there is whether the singer is on key.
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby GB49 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 pm

Facebook is a disheveled wasteland of armchair quarterbacks.
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:42 am

Well put!

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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby Bryank97 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:02 am

I like using both. I often see better information here, but there is undoubtedly more users on Facebook. Plus I like seeing the pics of the boats from all over, which is usually Facebook related. I am starting to even see a lot more boats for-sale solely on Facebook, rather than posting to craigslist and such.
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby barkleydave » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:06 am

Staying here..... no real archive on FB and do not like all the ads etc.
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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby robalo220 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:26 pm

I agree that FB has more photos about just boating and general "stuff". However this forum is horrible to post pics. Jeff mentioned how to use a vacuum hose to create an "O" ring with a wire glued to it. Im sorry but I'm a visual learner and pics help a bunch for me. Many of the posts don't need pics such as describing how to tune an engine, etc. My opinion is I like looking at both forums. I get helpful info from both. I believe this forum could us an upgrade to allow posting of pics. I have tried multiple times to post a pic of my 41 Marquis Convertible with absolutely no success. No big deal as you guys have seen Big M's before. Just my 2 cents worth

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Re: Facebook v. Marinette Forum posts

Postby louism58 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:36 am

Hi All,

I use both, great here for researching boat details and getting advice but pictures are way better there.

Louis