Facebook and forums...

Discussion in 'Holding Tank' started by moparlvr4406, Mar 23, 2019.

has Facebook affected your frequency using forums

  1. yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. no

    28 vote(s)
  3. I'm not on Facebook

    26 vote(s)
  4. I only come here for deep information

    0 vote(s)
  1. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    (2)1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
    Wondering if the advent of mobile facebook has affected your use of the old school forums
    Guess life has turned to instant gratification and mobile is quicker and easier.
    I personally have found myself there WAY more than here and really miss the response here but with no home computer anymore (and nearly no extra time), the forums just seem clumsy on the tiny screen. Am I the only one feeling this ??
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I do not like the FB and the like. I use this forum on a phone or tablet regularly and have had no issues.

    tdschafer and Third Edition like this.
  3. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    I use FB for some stuff, but enjoy forums for connecting with groups on specifics like a certain boat or car model
  4. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Facebook has its place for showing off your rig I find myself helping out more on Facebook that I am getting back from it as far as I’m concerned this forum is the Bible..
    mmcguire2002, Ezsteps and Chris-380 like this.
  5. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I find the info here to be more informative. Example: some guy post on Facebook talks about buying a boat without a generator. Typical response is get a Honda portable and the follow on discussions talk about getting one at harbor freight or someplace else and absolutely no regard to the safety issues. So, Facebook has it's place but I find the quality of info distributed to not be as nearly as educated as it is here.

    I will leave FB for general info like where can I find something or if people think a restaurant is worth going to. For the boating tech stuff I will stay on the old school forums. For Sea Ray related info we have some of the best info and qualified people here.

  6. MiLoII

    MiLoII Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    Southern Lake Michigan
    320 Sundancer 2005
    Previously 300 Doral 1999
    350 Mag MPI Inboard V Drives
    I'm on here many times per week; Facebook about 1 x per week and usually lasts 10 min before I'm bored
  7. PatrickM

    PatrickM Member

    Sep 8, 2018
    Pawcatuck, CT, USA
    2004 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    350 MPI Mercruiser Bravo III
    I have seen FB work well if a '"group" is limited in scope. If it is too diverse, it will generally get out of control pretty quick. CSR is a huge Forum, lots of boat models, lots of cruising areas, lots of owners, etc. and it functions pretty good in my opinion. A wealth of information and experienced owners that seem to bend over backwards to share their knowledge. BTW, I'm a relatively newcomer, still feeling my way around, and have a couple of questions. Private Messaging (pm) seems to be used quite a bit and I haven't been able to figure out how that is done. Help! Also I sometimes see something like this ":smt043" or similar. Meaning?
  8. somefun

    somefun Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    Victor, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    I hate doing anything on a phone. Not sure who thought 6 square inches of viewing area and navigating by touching places on a flat piece of glass was a good idea. But apparently millions of people do. I'm fast with a computer and slow with a phone. And old, too, I suppose!
  9. boatrboy

    boatrboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Orange, CT
    1999 270 Da
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    I'm still a dinasour - no Facebook for me. I read the forum here a lot on my iPhone but usually post from an iPad. It is just easier for me.
  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I quit FB years ago when my Sister-In-Law messaged me that it was 10:30 and she was getting ready to do the laundry.

    Annnnnnd I need to know that because????????????

    No social media for me at all.
  11. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    454 Crusaders
    Mercury 225 4-Stroke
    I've never had Facebook and never will. The people that I want to know where I'm at and what I'm doing, know.
    RBB, Woody and bbwhitejr like this.
  12. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac, MX 335 Novurania
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury, 30 Yamaha
    Patrick just click on the name of the person you want to message and when the person's info shows up click on "start a conversation". As far as the :)smt043) I haven't figured out why that happens sometimes.
  13. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    No Facebook here either. Freakin hate it.
    Woody, bbwhitejr and Havana Shamrock like this.
  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We don't do facebook. I hate knowing that I am not a customer, rather I am the product.
    Woody and bbwhitejr like this.
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    No Facebook or social
    Media my opinion it’s not worth the headaches it starts.
    Pyrojodge, Woody and bbwhitejr like this.
  16. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s

    Woody likes this.
  17. PatrickM

    PatrickM Member

    Sep 8, 2018
    Pawcatuck, CT, USA
    2004 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    350 MPI Mercruiser Bravo III
    Thanks Joe,
    I thought that was the case but have had no response from my recent attempt. Maybe taking a break from the computer.
  18. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Neither my wife or I have ever used Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other crappola.
  19. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    No comparing the two. For information specific to SeaRay's, than CSR all the way...
    My wife has a FB account but asked me not to open one for myself. She said I would not be able to keep my mouth shut on all the stupid stuff people post throughout the day. As usual, she is correct. I do occasionally go on her page to see the important stuff that I'm missing out on, like.. "Up at 4. Gonna be a long day" Or, "Roasted Chicken and grilled veggies for Dinner tonight" (followed by a picture of some food) Then there's always "Think I may be getting a cold. Please say a prayer for me" And then of course the usual look at me...look at me...look at me...crap.
    techmitch likes this.
  20. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    Facebook is good but forum is better for the DIY'er.

    Especially with an older boat I can search information to find answers to my issues and it just seems more personal.

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