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Post Info TOPIC: NEW FACEBOOK GROUP FOR PEERLESS GT & WARWICK: PLEASE EVERYONE JOIN


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NEW FACEBOOK GROUP FOR PEERLESS GT & WARWICK: PLEASE EVERYONE JOIN


https://www.facebook.com/groups/peerlessGT/

 

That is the link, if you have facebook just join, if you do not have facebook look into starting a page for easy communication.

 

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From Green light Grady and RHL Prez. of American Peerless Motor Club.



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I suggest that use of Facebook is carefully considered, and if used, then only for certain things.

What do i mean? Facebook is a terrible platform for building a knowledge base over time, even within a FB group. I have used the search facility in this forum many, many times, to great effect. FB has no good way to replace that. As we build that resource base up over time through discussion etc, the use and value of search grows.

So, for things that don't contribute to the to collective permanent, searchable record, then FB would be ok. For anything else, I don't think FB is the best way forward. While this forum is neither as slick nor as attractive as many sites, it is a valuable resource.

I'm not trying to suggest that people don't join that group, not in the slightest. We just need to be careful to avoid duplicate, split, resources, and be clear on what we use which platform for.





-- Edited by DaveC on Tuesday 21st of January 2020 05:57:49 PM

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I never meant it to replace anything.  It is for easy communication for people on facebook.  And yes it is not the best platform, but it is being used greatly by a mass majority.  It is just another way to communicate with Peerless Gt and Warwick people.



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I'm with you on this one Dave. 

This webpage has served us well so far, and is thankfully free of most of the spurious, random and anonymous rubbish that you get with facebook.

Most of us that post here know each other, and it's a small and very exclusive audience.  The ability to search is useful, a wiki page would be better, but that's a lot of work for someone.

So let's not split into competing groups, stick with one that works, and try to get the 100 or so Peerless owners out there that don't currently contribute to join in.

 

Frank

 

 



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I would like all to stay with site. Best for all correct info on P and W cars  Facebook ok chat and pics only. 



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There's already a FB page out there supported by Gary/Jon I think

Well put Frank, the only reason I'm not investing in FB for us is for this forum and the wealth of info already here. Its great to be able to reach out to thousands of people but they dont own or even know in some cases what a Peerless/Warwick or have worked on one so what possible use are they.......

I'll get my grumpy ol bloke coat......



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Facebook can be a minefield and its' risks are well knows. As an owner I consider this website to be the best resource for information, technical knowledge and the experience of others who share a passion for our cars. I wouldn't want that to change at all.

However I can see the benefits of having a presence on FB. I 'follow' several other manufacture's pages out of interest and curiosity such as Triumph Italia 2000, Gilbern and Unipower GT pages which are interesting and promote the marques well. Following them has increased my knowledge of the cars and events that they attend.

I feel that FB can be a suitable tool for promoting the marque to those who are interested in Peeresses and Warwicks but don't own one. FB seems to be the search engine of choice for many people (particularly young people) and a well moderated page could help raise the profile of the cars.



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"well moderated page"

Who's going to moderate it?



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I am running the FB page.  Again it is only secondary to this site and mainly for pics and other misc things.  Also, it is getting the attention of people who never knew about Peerless Gt or Warwick so that is a plus.  I will put a link to this site stating this is the main site for information and technical support.  I just wanted a FB page for pics and other petty reasons.  Nigel, if you have FB and join the group I could make you an admin if that's something you would want but I can imagine you have your hands full and tied as it is already lol.  With the amount of people on Facebook it may bring more attention and knowledgeable people to here.  Message me if that's something you would want.  Otherwise, please do not think I am trying to replace this site with FB group.  Again, mainly for picture archives and general things

 

 

Green Light Grady G.

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Have to agree with everyone who is rather sceptical of FB. Rather keep to the forum and under Nigels' control!?

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Again, The FB page is just an extension to reach out to people with, or without, a PGT or Warwick.  This forum is great and never said or "meant" for anything to be held in comparison or replacement.  The FB page already has people who are just curious and also PGT owners.  Mainly for pictures and whatever benefits it could add.  Again, not to be in place of this forum.  

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I might as well add my own thoughts on the subject.

Whilst I agree that nothing will replace the collective wisdom of this forum, I fail to see an issue in supporting a Facebook group too.

Speaking from experience and as a former owner of 2 Reliant Scimitar Se5a's, 2 Reliant Scimitar Coupe's and a current owner of an SS1 I was a club member and frequent contributor to the RSSOC forum AND Facebook page. The owners club supports both the forum (which, like this one, has a huge amount of knowledge on it) and the Facebook group and I never once found one working to the detriment of the other. In fact, the majority of club members are active on both.

I really don't think Grady set up the FB group to act in competition to this forum and think widening the awareness of of our cars can only be beneficial.

At least it might stop people asking 'is it a kit car?' Who knows? Over time it might lead to a rise in values.

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