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Discussion in 'FH Lounge' started by R5 Turbo 2, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. maxpham

    maxpham New Member

    There are a lot of factors which may explain why forums have not been as popular as they once were. In the tradition of all things internet, here're my top reasons why.
    1. Lack of a common account eco-system. Facebook (FB) has been steadily expanding its sphere of influence by integrating its accounts with other social media platforms. This means you don't need to setup an independent and separate account and remember yet another password as is the case of a web forum.
    2. Security controls. Let's face it, open-source web forum software cannot be as secure as FB's security system. FB has a lot riding on security of user's information.
    3. Expansion of FB Communities. Facebook has evolved to the point where they have a marketplace which is arguably better than traditional local alternatives like Craigslist. As compared to web forums, FB groups allows multiple options for secrecy and administration which is a crowd based administration model free of charge for its users.
    4. Multimedia integration. Although some forums will allow you to upload images and sometimes short videos onto the web server its hosted on, FB has a lot more bandwidth to offer an unlimited amount of multimedia to be added and integrated within groups, pages, and posts.
    5. Anonymity. As much an upside as a downside. We live in an era of Internet trolling and as the impressionable youth discover online bullies, they exist in cyberspace as well so FB's has controls which allow for law enforcement to handle extreme cases of this. On a typical web forum there is usually a part time hobbyist maintaining the site so logs and other information are harder to track. Because of this, web forums do not attract a lot of content authors because they don't want to deal with bullies or if they're new, deal with veteran users with boilerplate "google first" answers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2017
  2. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    Most of that went way over my head but I think I get the point....so for those reasons people rather use FB?

    I understand the me me me thing though...
     
  3. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    I did go on FB but it's kind of complicated for me...way too busy....LOL
     
  4. maxpham

    maxpham New Member

    Well... having said all the reasons why FB is sucking the air out of forums I prefer web forums for certain things. The old forumshawaii has a lot of nostalgia and attracts a different crowd. I think I'll continue using this. :)
     
  5. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    I see how personal interactions have changed though....

    When at restaurants I see families with each person looking at their phones ignoring everyone else at the table with no conversations or interaction with each other. Unless I'm missing that they're texting or posting to each other...LOL!
     
  6. maxpham

    maxpham New Member

    Typical scene at restaurants these days. I admit sometimes I break out my phone but I'm a lot more conscience of it now and keep it in my pants. That's a general rule that saves marriages. ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    Ha ha ha yup I can see that!
     
  8. maxpham

    maxpham New Member

    Would it be possible to have an SCCA forum here? Ye olde FH used to have that.
     
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  9. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    By the way...anyone know any good auto techs looking for a job?
     
  10. KKSM

    KKSM New Member

    Thank you Farid!!!

    Oh happy day!:D:D:D
     
  11. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    On FH? Only brokanics and rubes here.
     
  12. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    Actually they're no where any where...none nada...

    Everyone say that SERVCO ruined it all by paying non-journeyman journeyman pay and since they're union SERVCO can't do anything. I know a couple of ex-SERVCO journeyman mechanics that weren't even qualified apprentice helpers...LOL
     
  13. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    On their applications they rate themselves 5 (1-5) in ALL areas. After being hired they can't even trouble shoot. Okay so maybe they can R&R, so tell them R&R the dash to replace the evap and they say "oh I didn't do that before!" even if it on their app it says 5 for AC work....OMG!
     
  14. NickT

    NickT Member

    I like forums a lot. Starting to get sick of FB after this election cycle.
     
  15. KKSM

    KKSM New Member

    Forums > FB groups.
     
  16. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    So don't forget to spread the word!
     

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