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Old 08-15-2017, 06:46 PM
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I find that many FB users have little to no knowledge of how the hobby evolved through the first message boards and forums (I'm not being derogatory; we all started out new to this hobby at some point). I hope that this forum will continue to be a vital source for SSP information. That is why we continue to focus on the cars and their history. MANY automotive forums are struggling to remain relevant and their lack of activity points to their eventual demise. FB is good for buying & selling, socializing and networking, but I want to see our efforts here continue for many years to come.
Agreed. Without creating ANOTHER FB page, is there any interest or possibility of joining forces with the main SSP page? A sponsorship? Is there a way to incorporate the newsfeed/posts here and vice versa?
There is a ton of information that isn't making it here - or there- for that matter. Traffic here ebbs and flows, as does my participation. It would be nice to give the forum a shot in the arm somehow though.
I better do my part and post a new 83 FHP picture tonight!
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:08 PM
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Agreed. Without creating ANOTHER FB page, is there any interest or possibility of joining forces with the main SSP page? A sponsorship? Is there a way to incorporate the newsfeed/posts here and vice versa?
There is a ton of information that isn't making it here - or there- for that matter. Traffic here ebbs and flows, as does my participation. It would be nice to give the forum a shot in the arm somehow though.
I better do my part and post a new 83 FHP picture tonight!
I parked a FB group years ago......SpecialServiceMustang.net. I have no problem publishing it and creating another venue to hang out and socialize. However, I agree with what Bill posted. I'd like to continue to see this place exist and remain relevant. I think because of the VIN project, and the focus we maintain here on researching the cars, we will continue to do so.

On the other hand, the FB groups are a free-for-all and there's a ton of misinformation and ridiculousness (not the cool MTV show) going on there.

Opinions are welcome.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:49 PM
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I volunteer to be the negative nelly. I see so much ignorance on FB with parades, light shows, modded out cars, misinformation and on and on and on and on that I grit my teeth at least once a day. This forum exists because of the need to isolate said ignorance years ago. In this environment it can be controlled and I say we leave it as it is and navigate Facecrap at our own peril. This forum doesn't require 50 posts a day to be relevant and I am of the opinion the grass growing on social media is mostly crabgrass.....

ANYONE that has an SSP or has a friend with an SSP car is well aware of this place. If not they are easily directed here via our input on FB.

The best part of FB is that I just block the douchebags of yesteryear and roll on.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:04 PM
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On the other hand, the FB groups are a free-for-all and there's a ton of misinformation and ridiculousness (not the cool MTV show) going on there.
Too much vitriol on those Facebook pages from Trolls and Johnny Come Lately and not enough clamping down on those people. Too interested in approving everyone who wants into them just to increase "member counts" while dumbing down the dialogue and increasing misinformation. It's dizzying, sometimes. Successful forums, don't put up with that stuff. I think that "space" has room for an SSP focused page, that seeks to differentiate itself from the pack by having the discipline of a forum like this. Just my 2 cents.
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