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#1 Posted : 03 January 2017 12:15:40(UTC)
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The forum has been quiet for some time, with pretty much everything moving over to social media these days - I think the days for forums in general are definitely numbered.

I'm thinking that it's probably time to call it a day with this forum.

I'll leave it here for a few weeks, so that people can copy off or save things that they'd like to keep.

It was good while it lasted, Cheers. Beer Beer
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#2 Posted : 03 January 2017 18:29:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pre67vw Go to Quoted Post
The forum has been quiet for some time, with pretty much everything moving over to social media these days - I think the days for forums in general are definitely numbered.

I'm thinking that it's probably time to call it a day with this forum.

I'll leave it here for a few weeks, so that people can copy off or save things that they'd like to keep.

It was good while it lasted, Cheers. Beer Beer


Well I was somehow hoping that the seemingly inevitable would not happen. I am probably one of the few vintage VW fans that have little interest in social media, and look forward to the pre67vw forum contact, though I have been disheartened lately by the little response I get to posts now.

I can't deny that this is a bit of a blow. I think that you have done an excellent job over the years Rob, but in the world of the internet things don't stay unchanged for long.

Edited by user 04 January 2017 15:07:30(UTC)  | Reason: Amend copy

Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OMG
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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#3 Posted : 04 January 2017 05:00:05(UTC)
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I am very saddened by the news, a die hard fan of this forum, but trying to accept the fact as every good thing comes to an end. Have learned a lot of things which enriched my knowledge in aircooleds.

Thank u Rob for your efforts over the years.
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#4 Posted : 04 January 2017 11:55:00(UTC)
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I`m so sorry that I could not contribute much to keep the forum alive - it is simply a language problem Blushing -
Thanks Rob for your efforts and your precious job ! ThumpUp

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#5 Posted : 04 January 2017 16:53:30(UTC)
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Very sad to hear that Rob but as they say all good things come to an end....it was great while it lasted.

I too came to the point when I no longer saw the need for my Judson website as a stand-alone resource. The Samba kindly found a corner of their archive to store the information I had accumulated and ensured it wasn't lost forever. If you have archived information yourself over the years I'm sure Everett would be only too pleased to find a new home for it and to make it available to all.

Social media in no way compares with a well run forum...it's "Information Lite" for the sound-bite/lifestyle generation. As long as there are people who are serious about their hobby there will always be a demand for a well run, searchable forum/archive...fewer of them but I think they will survive.

Thanks for the serious info and the lighter moments, which were plentiful.

See you at the shows. Smile

Cheers Rob and all the regulars, we'll miss Pre67vw.

John Moxon.
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#6 Posted : 07 January 2017 08:06:22(UTC)
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Hi Rob, you have done a great job, I still think that it is a great forum. As others have said the likes of Instagram and FB seem to be taking president, I think many people would be sad to see this go, but I appreciate your time and effort to maintain it. Would it be feasible to maybe condense it slightly and make it easier to maintain?
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#7 Posted : 08 January 2017 11:57:17(UTC)
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That would be a great shame to see it close Rob,although i´ve not been on here so much lately myself, mainly because i haven´t been playing about with the car much recently.
I agree that social media is no replacement for a well organised forum, but if it gets too quiet on here, then why carry on?
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#8 Posted : 12 January 2017 12:35:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ianmac Go to Quoted Post
Would it be feasible to maybe condense it slightly and make it easier to maintain?


I've realised that the whole login/account side of the website is driven by the forum, so it's actually going to be quite a lot of work to ditch the forum. So I think this might actually be the best option.

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#9 Posted : 12 January 2017 13:11:46(UTC)
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I've realised that the whole login/account side of the website is driven by the forum, so it's actually going to be quite a lot of work to ditch the forum. So I think this might actually be the best option.


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#10 Posted : 14 January 2017 12:39:34(UTC)
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No don't do it OMG There are lots of interesting things and people on here. All I do is face book and that's it Sad It will be a BIG loss to the Pre 67 U/K scene.



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#11 Posted : 19 January 2017 22:05:00(UTC)
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There is loads of useful info on here, I have used it loads while restoring the oval, I have contributed myself but not as much as I would have liked. To lose all the technical info on here would be a travesty.
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#12 Posted : 27 April 2017 14:43:14(UTC)
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As you can probably tell, pre67vw is still here...

I'd like to hear any suggestions, improvements, complaints etc. on how to make the site a bit more relevant in today's socially networked world.

What would you like to see? what would make you use the site more? what might be the final nail in the coffin and stop you from coming here altogether?

Thanks Beer
Rob - www.pre67vw.com
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#13 Posted : 27 April 2017 17:21:10(UTC)
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Good to see the forums still hanging on, RobBeer

Dare I say it, but I think we need to encourage a bit more social chit-chat - that tends to be more the type of posting I do now. Back in the day I think there was too much locking of threads for daring to go a bit off topic, and as I recall the forums were very popular then. You only have to see my Rattletrap thread's posts to see that (even with a few cartoons thrown in)..Smile

We need to make the 12 volters feel a bit more special. 1970's Beetles and vans are having a surge of interest, reflected in the asking prices when on the market.

A new forum is a possibility too, under the title of VW Market Trends, with people posting about what VW advert has caught their eye recently. Could be very interesting given the amount of sky-high prices asked, and the amount of scrap vehicles advertised for silly money (such as I often see on Ebay).

John.
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OMG
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378
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#14 Posted : 28 April 2017 10:11:28(UTC)
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I still pop in every now and again Blink Lots of good info on here ThumpUp It would be a grate shame if it were to be lostOMG


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#15 Posted : 10 August 2017 09:17:07(UTC)
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Thank you to the many people who have contributed over the years.

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