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RIP OLD FRIEND
« on: December 08, 2015, 08:52:19 AM »
It is with great sadness that I bid farewell to an old and trusted friend. In the past few months I have watched the slow death of our once great club caused by the influx of "facebook". Where once we would have 10 or more post a day, we are now lucky to have two. I have seen the same thing on several sites such as MustangII.net. So what is next? No more club and only "facebook"? Only the members have control of our once great club. It's up to you. Support our club or watch it's slow death.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 09:44:36 AM »
I'll still be here. I refuse to do the facebook/twitter(or any social media) thing. The change has been very noticeable though.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 09:53:11 AM »
well it could be slow at this time , hollidays , and cold weather , and facebook i only use to look up old friends (if they are alive )  When i can I allways look here to see if any new pinto people are near me , and met a few , and when i my travels I do come across some one with a pinto I always tell them about this site ,  for me keep the memory alive and enjoy the car a good one
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 10:14:11 AM »
On that note- I'm putting a new motor in my Pro-Street Sedan-Delivery. I'd
love to post pic's, but that has always ben a problem for me. I am also sending
a rear axle to my friends Ed & Darlene as the wheel bearings for their 73 pinto
have been obsolete for over 10 years. The ones listed on E-bay as such are wrong,
and this it would seem is the only option. I'll try to post more rather than just lurk
in the shadows. The Mustang II site always was really lite on activity, and in my
opinion hard to navigate. Not like this site, thanks to Scott and all he does.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 12:54:12 PM »
I'll still be here. I refuse to do the facebook/twitter(or any social media) thing. The change has been very noticeable though.

I'm right there with you 100%. What I can't figure out is why there is a Facebook feed on the PCCA site?  Consorting with the enemy (so to speak) as an attempt to draw FB people here?

What I don't get is that a lot of FB posts are short, one line comments that don't seem to greatly add to Pintodom.  Here it is like meeting in an old friends garage for some bench racing. On FB it seems like a car show where random, not too well knowing people pass by with comments like, "I had a 1982 Pinto with an inline 6 engine and a 5 speed."

Facebook the great homogenizer of our culture. No thanks.

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 08:58:47 PM »


Facebook the great homogenizer of our culture.
Ain't that the truth..
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 01:46:02 AM »
I don't do Facebook either and, unless things have changed, neither does Scott.  The thinking was that if the PCCA established a peaceful co-existence with the Facebook Pinto people, it could be mutually beneficial.  In reality, it's hard to know just how well that is working out.  Posts are generally down this time of year anyway, so I don't think that's a real problem.  Membership continues to increase fairly steadily but, as always, only a small percentage of our membership is actually active.  Several of our more prolific posters have a lot going on in their lives right now and have been less active than usual.  If there are serious objections to the Facebook connection, it would be good to let Scott know your feelings.


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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 06:48:20 AM »
I go on there sometimes but just to look at the pictures.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 08:02:27 AM »
What the hell is face book. By the way what is twittter and flicker. I went to pintrest once because I thought it was for people interested in pintos. After having been there I still don't know what it is.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2015, 11:20:01 AM »
I'm on a very archaic email based list as it relates to my participation with the Sunbeam Tiger crowd. Over the past few years the list activity had dwindled.  This email showed up this morning in reply to someone selling/buying parts:

"You may want to post it on the Sunbeam Tiger Facebook page.  With over 1000 members you are sure to get a response."  As we have all noted in this thread we are a limited few who don't follow the  masses.

 Who ever said, "Never has so much been said about so little," must have been prophetic about Facebook.

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2015, 11:44:01 PM »

 Who ever said, "Never has so much been said about so little," must have been prophetic about Facebook.

Ain't that the truth?!?!?

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2015, 11:39:49 PM »
I do not think the lack of posts on this site is a big concern.. as it's been said above.. this is maybe the slow season, what with winter,(a bit hard for me to work on vehicles in the snow), and it near the holidays..

It's generally a season I pick to collect parts & supplies, paint colors, etc, to get my cars looking & running the way I wish them.. I tend to put it all together in the better weather seasons..

I do still need some good rims & tires, a hot torque converter, 2.9 engine/v-6, air dam/fender-well-ground effects, & interior parts of every kind.. (..and of course, someone to help work on "my lil-pony" is always welcomed.. lol) ;)

Merry Christmas Everyone.. :D

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 02:44:17 PM »
Oh, NOooo... . It is getting worse every day. My background is video production and there is a web site I frequented. I'd often comment on the articles they wrote. Today as I went to "Log In" with my user name and password - I couldn't. Now you MUST log in through one of the popular social media accounts!!! To me it is kind of like being told you can't get into the local supermarket without a Costco card.

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 09:42:16 PM »
Who ever said, "Never has so much been said about so little," must have been prophetic about Facebook social media.

Fixed.

I recently took an opportunistic online "quiz" to see how closely (or not) I related to the "millennial" generation. Turns out I relate a lot more to the Silent Generation.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 02:57:30 AM »
I refuse to use Facebook, Twitter, or the other crap.
My wife, 5 years older than me, uses that stuff all the time.
I still use Usenet.
I wish that the Facebook feed here didn't exist. But it isn't my site. If it was, anyone using the word Facebook would have it edited just like the four letter words we can't use here.
Oh, well.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2015, 12:55:17 PM »
Thanks for all the comments guys, keep them coming. We are interested in what you guys are thinking....
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2015, 02:28:43 PM »
The question would be, Is this really a state of tech social obsolescence? Or is it just another generational crutch for somewhat worthless blather for the instant gratification ? Hmmm, Silence can be golden, and the Written word can be a profound empowering means of galvanizing the masses.
 The use of this medium is weighed in the successes and failures of its members in their common interests. Should Satire and Humor be made the grease of the Squeaky wheel of Communication in all its forms?
 Buck up me hearties, this is a tough time of year to keep in touch, as we all have lives outside the Pintodom.

 2016 lurks and 2015 is about done, so Let's get on with it ;)

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 05:49:35 PM »
I refuse to use Facebook, Twitter, or the other crap.
My wife, 5 years older than me, uses that stuff all the time.
I still use Usenet.
I wish that the Facebook feed here didn't exist. But it isn't my site. If it was, anyone using the word Facebook would have it edited just like the four letter words we can't use here.
Oh, well.
Russ


LOL  Can't help saying I feel about the same way myself, Russ!

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2015, 07:18:16 AM »
Todays "facebook" posting talks about what the the owner got in the back of his Pinto while in college. What's next?
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2015, 03:48:03 PM »
Todays "facebook" posting talks about what the the owner got in the back of his Pinto while in college. What's next?

And we have seen that in the movie "Used Cars."  Next.

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2015, 04:57:14 AM »
One reason for the change might be the change in the forum display? I used to frequent the site a fair bit, mostly using my phone then something changed and now the web site doesnt display right when using my phone, I cant even log in. I can use tapatalk but don't like the way that looks so dont bother.

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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2015, 07:47:40 PM »
For the record I don't care for FB. For the most part it's a gossip site and I prefer direct sites and no bs.
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2015, 08:56:56 PM »
Facebook is cordially invited to shampoo my crotch.  I do not Facebook.  I'm not going anywhere....
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2015, 06:29:26 AM »
Buddy of mine calls it "Fagbook", LOL..
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2015, 02:23:08 PM »
One reason for the change might be the change in the forum display? I used to frequent the site a fair bit, mostly using my phone then something changed and now the web site doesnt display right when using my phone, I cant even log in. I can use tapatalk but don't like the way that looks

I have same problems
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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2015, 05:40:52 AM »
fozzy - I still use a flip phone  ;D

Prefer this site, big time !
As long as the site (and I'm above dirt) I'll be using it !

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 05:04:03 PM »
fozzy - I still use a flip phone  ;D



My cell is pre - flip phone!  No need for a smart phone when the user is dumb as dirt!  We may have lost a little ground to Facebook, but our membership continues to grow.  I don't think we have to worry about this site going anywhere anytime soon.

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2015, 09:58:03 PM »
fozzy - I still use a flip phone  ;D

Prefer this site, big time !
As long as the site (and I'm above dirt) I'll be using it !

My previous phone was a razor flip phone that got terrible battery life to the point I broke it in half then smashed it to bits one day, oops.

I'm not going anywhere and hope to post more frequently in the near future.

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2015, 09:47:52 AM »
Yep I had a flip phone one time , and yes it use to flip me out when I dropped it and you always had three pieces, phone , Battery and cover on the ground a wondering who called you when you pulle it out to answer it but dropped it , guess that gave the meaning of dropped call 😜. , but I will always check here to chat and help other pinto people , and fine more that are near me , I'm not going anywhere either,  y'all have a great Sunday 🎄🎁

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Re: RIP OLD FRIEND
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2015, 01:39:43 PM »
Good to know we still have some loyal fans here! 


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