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Old 04-09-17, 08:03 PM   #11
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Facebook has its uses, particularly the specialist groups, but the number of engine-related groups has passed beyond sensible now.

My extended family are big FB users so I do use it to keep in touch with them.

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Old 04-09-17, 08:04 PM   #12
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I was there, (mines the Ruston in the first photo) thoroughly enjoyed it, as said well done to those who organised it.
Yes, you were tucked up the side and rather 'out of it' which was a shame as (I guess?) not many members of the public went to that area. A lovely engine, maybe things will be better next year for everybody?

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Facebook has its uses, particularly the specialist groups, but the number of engine-related groups has passed beyond sensible now.

My extended family are big FB users so I do use it to keep in touch with them.

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Old 04-09-17, 08:47 PM   #14
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I was there, (mines the Ruston in the first photo) thoroughly enjoyed it, as said well done to those who organised it.
Its a lovely engine. I was there with my 4hp Witte Headless. I had a chat with you on the Sunday afternoon about our rally at Newby Hall. Apologies I didn't realise you were a fellow forum member.
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Old 04-09-17, 09:37 PM   #15
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Wow, how quaint!

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How well does it send pictures to forums when in the middle of nowhere

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Over 25% of the population of the planet now subscribe to Facebook, according to latest figures.
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Old 05-09-17, 10:12 AM   #18
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Over 25% of the population of the planet now subscribe to Facebook, according to latest figures.
Thing is more and more things happen on faceache what with people posting links on forums and companies offering special offers via their faceache pages its coming to the stage where not having a faceache account means you miss out on so much.

We recently had a planning application close to the village and general concensus on the planning website was a no but the concensus on social media was a very big yes. When it came to the meeting though all the "NIMBYS" turned up and those in favour were very thin on the ground.
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Old 05-09-17, 10:36 AM   #19
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I only subscribed to Facebook because some fairly local rallies to us, and a school fayre I exhibited at one year, are only contactable via it. Even booking an entry is done through Facebook. You do get a lot of idiots and 'keyboard warriors' on it though, just the same as on forums really, but you just ignore them.

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Old 05-09-17, 11:04 AM   #20
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I mainly use Facebook for the Ruston group really, it's a place for Ruston enthusiasts from all over the world to put up Photos and videos and discuss problems and questions. I have a few friends on there, but don't post about my life in general, and don't treat it as a social forum. I have found it harmless enough so far, as long as people behave, which they seem to. I am also a member of one or two other FB groups such as "just portables" (portable steam engines) and VSEG, which is quite lively at times. Rather than dismiss it out of hand, people should have a look, and use it as far as it suits them. You can hear about engines and equipment for sale, without going the eBay route, it's a bit like the jungle drums.
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