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    Default in defense of Facebook

    Still see a negative reference to Facebook on occasion, so I can't help but report.
    I'm enjoying something on Facebook that I tried to engage here. I like to see photo's and guess the model and year of each bike, and hopefully get feedback on the details that tell you why/what. That's not just for chuckles, it's for my education; I really like learning that stuff. ... I had once offered this in "ideas and suggestions", but the idea fell flat. Maybe I'm the only one playing that "game" on Facebook, but I do get 50% response to my inquiries on details, and it's a pleasure to find that many, many foreign folks are very helpful, and enthusiastic.

    As far as all the other "junk" on Facebook, you can avoid it by only "friend"-ing what you want to view. And if an AMCA friend happens to be "junk"-ing you can "block" him, and only view his posts on AMCA page. You can cover a lot of material in brief if you wish. The depth? you'll still have to come here to discuss at length. So if you want to know "why", look for it or ask for it, in the forum.

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    It has something to do with instant gratification I think. The "like" option lets the poster know that somebody at least saw the post, maybe even agreed with it. It's easy to post photos on FB and get an opinion-right or wrong. Nobody reads the previous comments so you may get 20 or 30 more answers long after the problem was solved. Some of the language makes it unsuitable for young folks...
    Rich

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    i love facebook & frequently post on there.
    in fact, i bought my 55FL & 29JD from pictures & ads posted on facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillibuster View Post
    I like to see photo's and guess the model and year of each bike, and hopefully get feedback on the details that tell you why/what. That's not just for chuckles, it's for my education; I really like learning that stuff. ... I had once offered this in "ideas and suggestions", but the idea fell flat.
    http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bbo...ht=#post159471

    I was the only person that did respond to your (still) excellent idea. I'm always very disappointed with our AMCA membership that squanders this incredible resource; which even our magazine ignores. Obviously there is a lot of latent dislike of this forum among the membership. I have a lot of friends that call me with motorcycle questions, or to bitch about the club. Maybe I should refuse to answer them, and say I will only communicate with them via this forum
    Eric Smith
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    yep, I like it - for a quick fix of antique stuff, motorcycles, cars, trucks and a few other things. Also for keeping in touch with old shipmates, very easy to post pics - lot's of junk too, but I view a pretty small group of areas.

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    I actually sold that early 36EL bobber on facebook, no fees , no hassel

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    Remember that 41four that was apart on there about a month ago? I went and looked at it 6hrs after it came on and my buddy from Illinois drove out 2 days later and picked it up. Everything was there except the cowling for the horn and some other minor part. Other than a crack in the crank which has already been sourced it is in remarkable condition. Turn out is was a factory police bike.
    D. A. Bagin #3166 AKA Panheadzz 440 48chief W/sidecar 57fl 57flh 58fl 66m-50 68flh 70xlh

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36 knuck man View Post
    I actually sold that early 36EL bobber on facebook, no fees , no hassel
    Wow, 36 knuck man!

    Ebay would require quite a learning curve, and I need an "exit strategy" soon.

    Anybody got links, tutorials, or advice?

    ....Cotten
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    Tom, you worry me when you start talking about "exit strategy."
    Are you on Facebook now? That has to be your first step.
    George Tinkham
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    George!

    I signed up for Facebook over a year ago, and the first thing I had to do was un-friend my wife.

    My password is around here somewhere, but everything seemed more like a nuisance than its worth.
    Avoiding the "noise" must be part of the learning curve, and conserving my expensive 'data'.
    (I was told FB 'updated' every thirty seconds!)

    And yes, an exit strategy is necessary, as I want my hoard sold before I die, not after.

    ....Cotten
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 10-25-2017 at 10:07 AM.
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    Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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