What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by SSGNDoc » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Yes, but it has been a bit busier than I had planned and has actually been a contributing factor in me having less shooting time. (Working on a third medical certification for the last year.)

Nearest ranges to me have been shut down as well for the foreseeable future. So my best shooting range access is over an hour away now, instead of 20 minutes.

Haven’t felt that I’ve had a lot to contribute. I’ve still been lurking regularly though.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by sgschwend » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:11 pm

Social media has proven to be a self serving approach to sell product or you personal data.
The danger in a forum is that the manager may not ensure effective backups of the forum historic data (a la Tollyclubforum.com)
Like what I have read on this thread I do like forums, and I do not like the social media treatment I have received and no longer have any connection to those.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by Dmatzinger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:31 am

37L1 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Refuse to do social media. Will never, ever.

I'm a one man antisocial social club.
I second that, now it’s a two man band!
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by Sandpaper » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:20 pm

I think you win out in a forum simply because you have people who have in many cases researched and sought out the forum. I think this correlates with the quality of information found on the forum. These people also search out answers and solutions that work. This vs the stumble-upon nature of SM wherein those same people that ask the question everyone else has asked also can't wait to offer up the same canned answers that they hear but don't truely understand. Forum is superior.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by deserttrans » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:38 am

A vote for forum!
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by Weapon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:05 am

I prefer forums.

I have the usual social media accounts but they are becoming less attractive every day. Many of them have adopted a very anti-2nd Amendment mentality with polices to match. Many of them have also adopted very pro-socialism positions and use their money to support the same. Lastly, they spy on you. I used to think that was paranoia to some degree but it has now happened too many times. I have had my phone in my hand with the screen locked and someone else will mention a particular product to me and I will almost immediately start seeing ads for it on Facebook. These are not items I have searched for on any computer or even texted about but just things people have said while standing near my phone (examples: on-board boat battery charger - neighbor mentioned it to me standing in the driveway and I had Facebook ads for them less than a half an hour later, NordicTrack ski machine - my brother mentioned he had seen one recently on sale and I had Facebook ads for it 15 minutes later, etc.) It is annoying to say the least.

Forums are also typically more polite. There are trolls for days on social media - many of which do not know a striker spring from their ass but they certainly have opinions about everything.
It is easier to access info on forums because it stays in basically the same place and there is always the search button.
It is certainly easier to lay out an explanation with pics for a how-to thread on forums. I would never even consider trying to attempt something like the SFx mod thread on facebook. It would either be too broken up to make much sense or have a thousand goofy comments between each step of the process and I would expect FB to delete it under the theory it violated one policy or another.
The question regarding the location of the holster button does not come up five days a week on the forum. :)
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by GaDawg0513 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm

I have zero Social Media. Folks here are really cool & helpful vs. the douchbaggery on Social Media.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by ncjw » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:01 pm

Weapon, you're not paranoid if someone is actually following you - and FB, Google, Amazon, Uber, Lyft, Apple, and pretty much every app on your phone and TV is tracking and listening to everything that you do, no matter what their terms state or CEO's say. They are all lying.

To put it in perspective, if everything that Google had were printed out, it would add up to 3 million pages. For EACH person in the US.

They get caught repeatedly, pay fines as a cost of doing business then go right back to doing what they swore not to do anymore. And every scrap of data is one subpoena away from the government getting it. It's a brave new world.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by Big Poppa Pump » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm

Tejas Products wrote:
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I have ZERO social media accounts. But I either subscribe to or read at least a half dozen different forums.
Me too. I can't stand FB and it would just get me in trouble. Forums are much better for me.
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Re: What are your thoughts? Forum vs Social Media

Post by marvin02 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:11 pm

Forums. If the only web access to a business is Facebook or Twitter I won't do business with them.
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