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Thread: Linking to Facebook?

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    OT-2 Linking to Facebook?

    I am on record and will restate that I absolutely HATE facebook 1000%

    That said, I've discovered that the software for the MB allows levels of connectivity with my eternal nemesis....

    Let's remove my personal prejudice and ask the question..

    This forum is about you guys, do you like FB enough to warrant me to enable the connections built into the Vbulletin software?

    Again, I hate FB, I think the Zuckman is a crook, I have no idea what they do with data from an affiliated website, such as if we did the backdoor connection that's available..

    Gonna take a lot to convince me!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    I don't have ANY social media so I don't see a need for it. However, I know a lot of teams out there ONLY post their progress or updates through social media so I wouldn't mind clicking on links to see what's going on...
    "CHARLIE DON'T SURF!!!"

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    Wayne,

    I am on and use FB. I consider about 10% of the content that I see there to be of good quality and what one might call "life-enhancing" while the other 90% is somewhere on the scale from inert to absolute crap (skewing more towards the latter every day.) The 10% has always been enough to keep me on the platform but I readily admit I am finding it less compelling of late.

    I may be in the minority but I say keep it turned off. For those of us who do have/use FB, we can discuss enough here that we can find things on our own without it having to actually be embedded here and forcing those who have no desire to deal with FB to have it in their face. As a caveat, I will say that most air racing content falls squarely in the 10% that is good. However, I still say no direct connections.

    For what it is worth, even when topics here have become challenging, I believe it makes all the difference that we each have to use our own voice and type out our thoughts. FB makes it way too easy to share someone else's words (whether true or not) and in doing so, make them your own. I swear the FB platform would be exponentially better by simply eliminating the "Share" button.

    James

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    My time on FB is strictly regulated to warbirds, air racing, model building and I don't care if they want to track my screen name in those subjects.
    I refuse to enter into any part of politics, social media, news or current events, so there is nothing to track there.

    But FB recently changed their format and its become frustratingly terrible to use and gives them more control over forcing their content onto your screen.
    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    I deleted my FB account about two months ago. I originally signed up to get updates on air racing teams, and it just morphed over the years into something that had no positive influence in my life. Good riddance.
    If there's a poll, then I will vote firmly in the "no" column.

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    Being a millennial this would seem like something I would be on board with, but I don't see it serving any purpose here. I also really only use it for aviation groups. Most of the important things are either posted to some sort of website whether that be airrace.org or maybe a specific race team website and can easily be posted here. I can't say there has been anything worth posting here besides the Tsunami updates that Will updates the thread with, and some sport racer updates/news. If anything very important comes up I try to make a thread about it here to keep everyone in the loop (if someone hasn't beaten me to it). Maybe there will be more as 2021's races comes closer, but for now I don't see any need for Facebook to be hooked up.

    The Sport news for those that don't know; the ex-Dan Wright NXT (N777XT) has been repainted, but not officially unveiled yet (possibly racing in '21 with new owner), Tom McNerney is edging closer and closer to the first engine run in his incredible Super Legacy, Sean Van Hatten purchased Mojo from Bob Mills and will be picking up where he left off after Race 3's demise last year, Karl Grove is working on the new engine setup (AC Aero Centurion X-660), crazy engine that will definitely need this year off to fine tune for '21, I mentioned in another thread that Brett Schuck will be racing N726DW Super Legacy for Diana Stanger taking the reigns from Vicky, and lastly would be there's another Super Glasair being built to similar standards as Jeff's (caught wind of this in a Glasair builder group on FB). Assuming that it's a racer, it could be ready for next year from the looks of it.
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '19

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    I donít bother with FB. Itís to be mostly a chit show for sociopaths. I get my air race news here. I donít need FB here.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    Linking to FB could be beneficial in that people who don't know about the site might learn about it. Outside of that, its not really worth the effort. Those of us who are on FB post info over here pretty quickly after we hear about it. Could the forum use more members? Sure, do we necessarily want the FB riff raff in here? Not so much.

    Will

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    I agree one thousand percent against linking to facebook2

    Believe it or not, aafo.com has been around for many years prior to FB!

    Anyway! I need to save and move on to see where this connection goes!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Linking to Facebook?

    Please do not link to FB! Way too many issues including cybersecurity. This site is just fine as is.

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