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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by PETER CLAYTON, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. PETER CLAYTON

    PETER CLAYTON Donation Time

    If you're not a member of the ALPINE Group on FB join us.only 12 short of 2000 members so lot of experience on the site. You may have got your independence but we forgave you and sent you the Alpine.
     
  2. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    I'll join the Alpine group right after I join FB, which will happen the twelfth of never. Why support the greedy bastard? FB is not your friend.
    Bill
     
  3. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Many times more activity on face book pages than this forum. There is an saoca page but no one uses it. I watch probably 30 facebook pages concerning Rootes / Sunbeam and British cars.
     
  4. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    I try to not let politics get in the way. I also use a misspelled name and try to use a private window whenever visiting. I wish Fakebook was not as popular and the trouble is it is easy and posters like easy. This forum has modern software and does not aggravate the Pi__ at ever keystroke with suggestions.
     
  5. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    The problem with Facebook is that it exists to gather your personal data, then sell it. Facebook is the bait the "fisherman" has hanging off the boat. If your willing to have every keystroke saved, analyzed and sold with your name attached for purposes you will never be aware of, be my guest.
    Bill
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
  6. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    Ha! you must have never used a search engine.
     
  7. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    I am in a unique position my son writes code for Google and he isn't on Fakebook . I do wish CAT would have software like this group as if it is easy people will use it. Full of Catfish I recall my 300lb cousin showing his girlish figured alter ego. If you get your information for some non Sunbeam things there I suppose you will go into the truck stop and do the for a good time call Jenny at 867-5309. The majority of Tiger defectors go there cause it's easy and they don't care . Personally I am little aggravated when shopping for spark plug pricing then having the phone know that I went into Autozone.
     
  8. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    Well, I do use search engines, but to the best of my knowledge they cannot supply a list of 500,000 respondents that have a dog named "Jake".
     
  9. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    The things I search for on google on my phone show up as ads on yahoo on my computer at work.
    Wonder how that happens...
     
  10. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Google Analytics
     
  11. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    In no way do I want anyone to get the impression that I consider Google to be a good actor. It is my opinion, they are the #1 reason for the monetization and subsequent decline of the internet. I wish most of their activity was outlawed. I do not think this is the internet that Al Gore had in mind.

    Bill
     
  12. Hillman

    Hillman Gold Level Sponsor

    OK, I looked. There are several groups. The largest is "Sunbeam Alpine fans" bosting 1.4K members and 8 posts per week. Maybe those should come here where there is more activity (and probably more knowledge).
     
  13. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Many that are on this forum along with other forums are on the many face book pages concerning Sunbeam and Rootes cars. The use of this forum along with other forums is far exceeded by face book usage. I watch 30+ face book pages related to Rootes cars and there are others in my favorites that I seldom open. There are a few on this forum that block their comments on face book from some folks but there are ways to open the page or comments. One page exceeded 2000 members today. The TE/AE page has a lot of activity versus almost nothing on the forum as do many of the U.K. Rootes pages. The SAOCA face book page was last used early November and prior to that it was in September. Check the activity on forums versus the face book pages for Rootes clubs.
     
  14. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    Lol just like the CAT forum has 1500 members. There's a s___ton of members that have joined and never logged on again. Nevermind that moderators can usually look and see members visits in the last 24 hours or at least their last log on. On CAT we can see top posters which are most often the same less than 100 guy's. Sure if you don't log on and are a lurker you don't show but you can lurk the same way on the Fakebook pages..
    Most often people want in no particular order....
    Information, personal contact, shared interest.
    As I heard it a lot of the old Tiger crew were against that forum starting because they said " we already have the email list." Many of you know the autotoxteamtiger list. It's searchable but just lately added pictures and is a bear to search for information. I was thinking of joining Facebook as Pierre Defecto but that name was taken :)
     
  15. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    In this part of the U.S. we have the face book "wheel and deal " pages. You can buy just about anything. I sell things quite often. No fees!
     
  16. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    Speaking of the Devil, I just received notice that Firefox blocked a social network from tracking me to this site. To the best of my knowledge, I'm not a member of any social network. Does having a Gmail address qualify me?
    Bill
     
  17. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    It appears the forum software has integrations with facebook and twitter.

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    Mike
     
  18. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    Mike, could you explain the chart you posted? It means a little less than nothing to me.
    Bill
     
  19. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    It is information from a Firefox extension called uBlock Origin. Basically uBlock Origin is an ad blocker. The information I posted is showing the web domains for requests that originated from the SAOCA forum page that is displaying this "FB GROUP" thread. It is showing there are some sort of requests being made to facebook and twitter. I didn't dig into page source code to see the actual purpose of those requests. Those could be just to bring in the Share This Page content you see at the bottom of the page.
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    The *cdn* entries (e.g. fbcdn.net) are content delivery networks - CDNs. A majority of web sites use CDNs to replicate 'static' content, like images, over the internet. Your browser can retrieve static content from the replicated content copies provided by CDNs, instead of going back to the original web site. CDN providers will have many geographic access points and your browser will normally access the one that is geographically closest to you. That can greatly speed up page loading and avoid traffic volume to the "real" web site.

    Mike
     
  20. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    I keep getting notifications about SAOCA's fb. Can someone take me off that and redirect to the current board member?
     

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