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So i have been out the hobby about 4 years. Previously i was a member of a few sites that were pretty active. Forums seem to be a bit outdated now though with the facebook groups being the place to go.

Ok, im not a facebook fan, i use it mainly to keep in touch with my sister and niece in Orkney. Anyway i thought I would have a look and give it a try. Well i dont know whether i am just turning into a grumpy old swine but i have never seen so many people getting into the hobby without even a shred of a clue of what theyre doing.

What happened to reading, researching before they set up?

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Reply #1

Lol, Facebook can be a good resource and point of contact with manufacturers but yes there’s a lot crap on there too.


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Reply #2

I bet it's always been like this, but social media makes it easy to share, so now it's visible.

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Reply #3

I bet it's always been like this, but social media makes it easy to share, so now it's visible.

I know that i see the forums quieter, another site is trying to get people back on by starting a facebook group, one site It has had
about 400 members in a week. Another site I was a member on for about 10 years has recently shut down due to the drop off of people.

My whole problem is that its the websites that hold the wealth of information useful to the hobbyists... from what i can see facebook is for the odd photo and on the most part people asking how to get rid of algae which is strange that if they were to visit here they would find the answer just by a quick search :/

Maybe i just dont get it lol

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Reply #4

Exactly!  Forums hold a history of topics, questions and answers. FB just isn't for that

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Reply #5

you post something on facebook and within 10 seconds its lost in the feed anyway! pointless place for people to post dinner, edited selfies and a sh*t tonne of quotes! I HATE social media with a passion. Shame its part of my job :(

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Reply #6

You've hit the nail on the head @The land shark

Facebook is so accessible that nobody has to make any effort to get involved. Groups really aren't suited for what forums are good for, in that the content is forever vanishing into history.

We've tried to make this place a balance of the two, friendly and free (as in freedom), with a pleasant culture that welcomes newcomers and their questions.
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