I’ve got not issue. This place was never set up to replace Nutz, just be another home for people who were fed up with the Canadians not listening to the users. To be honest I never thought more than about 10 people would sign up. Lol.
Facebook Car groups can Cano right off as well. I Canoing hate those Canoers. Great for promoting events but total prarrie canoe as a resource for looking after your car.
Not at all Nick, my vision for the future is for forums to stick together against the likes of FB. One thing I've learned is that forums are far more personal. FB cannot replace them no matter how hard it tries. And members on one good forum will also be members on another.
I love David’s videos. The Facebook one was really interesting. He makes a great point about groups working best for geographically local groups.
I used to be a member rod the Basingstoke New Mini Owners Group on Facebook and it was brilliant. I went to a few local meet ups and went to a few people’s houses to help or be helped with things on the cars. We had a ew club stands at national events and cruised up together.
About 6 months ago the Admins got together and decided they wanted more members so they changed the name to Sticlty:MINI and started whoring it out all over the place. It quickly filled with people from everywhere posting pics of their minis and it’s lost the only thing that differentiated it for all the other big mini groups. Now all it is filled with is people asking stupid questions or “thanks for the add, here’s my mini” posts from people who sign up, post once and never return. It’s ok though as the group now has over 1k members instead of 30 and the admins can all pat themselves on the back for a job well done. It’s now a busy-ish group but as community it is dead.
Boils my piss. I very nearly started a new Basingstoke MINI group to prove a point but I just don’t have the time.
I totally agree about the local bit. You can help each other out if they are close to you, pooling your experience, or go as a "convoy" to events etc. Maybe a location on the signature or avatar box as per 'other sites' Just a point, UK is no use to anyone! Jonathan in Telford
Mazda Eunos Mk1 1.8l Yellow (dubious reputation of being written off twice now!) Porsche 997 3.8l S Black, Tailgate McNoIndicate 330d Touring Gunmetal chipped and tweaked.<p>Previous:- Nissan Figaro, Porsche 935, Porsche 944S, Tailgate McNoIndicate 528, Tailgate McNoIndicate 535, Tailgate McNoIndicate 327, Tailgate McNoIndicate 325, Lotus Elite, Lotus Esprit, Lotus Elan, Lotus Europa, VW Golf GTI Mk1, VW Golf GTI Mk2, + other lesser cars! (I apologise for the Nissan, I'm better now!)
JamesMk3: Rear left wheel bearing replaced. What a saga. Can now hear noise coming from front right, and alignment is completely knackered. FML.
Jan 14, 2020 15:04:32 GMT
wannabe: I've had both front bearings replaced on the missus' car over the past few months and it's STILL making a droning noise... lol. Need to check if the mechanic actually replaced the correct one the second time I took it in!!
Jan 15, 2020 11:10:07 GMT
FFS Corders: Are the wheels straight? Buckles can cause a drone
Jan 15, 2020 11:41:07 GMT
wannabe: Hmmm... That's an interesting idea... no wheel wobble on the missus' car, which I would have thought was a strong indicator of being out-of-round, but I guess they could be bent side-to-side..??
Jan 15, 2020 14:34:13 GMT
wannabe: Ooooh, interesting - thanks, Howard. I'll have to get the tyres swapped round to see if it makes a difference! I will be most annoyed if it is tyres, seeing as they are only a few months old...
Jan 17, 2020 1:08:22 GMT
howardb66: If it is the tyres, don’t chuck them away, try getting them shaved.
Jan 17, 2020 12:04:28 GMT
wannabe: That sounds pervy haha.
Jan 18, 2020 18:27:11 GMT
fizbne: More build thread updating wow.
Jan 22, 2020 14:24:03 GMT