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Old 04-07-2016, 04:13 PM   #71
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Why not contribute those here?
It's extremely simple to upload pictures on FB from a smart phone. It takes only seconds to upload a few pics and short narrative. I haven't had that same experience on this forum and that's why I don't do it. But, I'm sure sure it's just me.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:23 PM   #72
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We are watching this discussion and considering how to proceed. Your input is valuable so thanks for posting opinion on this topic. FB has several options, a closed group, an open group and a page that can be associated with this board. This later option may be the best fit as closed groups often die when they are untended.. still, post up if you have an opinion. We are mulling over options.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #73
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It might make more sense to make posting photos easier on this site ( and FGRV ). I've spent more time walking people through that procedure than anything else.
The instructions make it more difficult than need be.

As for Facebook, I am already irritated with the feed I have. Constantly having to scroll through stuff that I've already ignored, because somebody added a "like".
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:41 PM   #74
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... an open group and a page that can be associated with this board. This later option may be the best fit as closed groups often die when they are untended.. still, post up if you have an opinion. We are mulling over options.
This last option sounds like a winner, Janet. I think if a Facebook option is to work well, to have it somehow integrated with this forum.
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As for Facebook, I am already irritated with the feed I have. Constantly having to scroll through stuff that I've already ignored, because somebody added a "like".
You can set things so you do not get notifications, where you must actually go to the page in order to read what is there. The same with your friends, if you have some that are prolific cat or politic posters, you can opt to not see their posts. I have become very adept at rapidly scrolling through my news feed, quickly eliminating anything with content I don't care to see. A picture of a cat or Trump, and I am past them in less than 1/10 of a second. Same with all the posters, videos, photos etc. They all get a brief glance, and I can tell in an instant if I want to stop or not. It works for me anyway.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:47 PM   #75
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I've already set my Facebook to ignore half my 'friends'.
I like the way the forum works. I use the Recent Discussions menu on the right. If the thread title is in bold, I haven't read it. When I click on the thread, I get the most recent unread post. Don't have to scroll through stuff I've already read.

Did you know that the guy who sells me cameras is at Vancouver International Airport? Did you know he was at a Calgary restaurant yesterday?
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:02 PM   #76
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Did you know that the guy who sells me cameras is at Vancouver International Airport? Did you know he was at a Calgary restaurant yesterday?
No, you will have to introduce us.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:21 PM   #77
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I'll be interested to see how this goes. I finally figured out how to post pictures to the forum, but when we're traveling my favored thing to do is to post to my blog and notify the forum so if anyone's interested they can go to the blog. I like it when other people do that as well. My experience with facebook pages for specific groups is that they don't get used so much or it's difficult to find things. I like that with the forum there is a search so that theoretically I can type in San Diego camping and come up with a thread. Although honestly, I've not been as successful with the search tab as I'd like so I end up starting new threads about subjects that I know already exist somewhere.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:30 PM   #78
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...but when we're traveling my favored thing to do is to post to my blog and notify the forum so if anyone's interested they can go to the blog. I like it when other people do that as well.
I like it that you do that too (both blog and post links), but so many don't post updates. Keep it going like that, and maybe others will join in.

I am contemplating starting a blog around my 5.0TA, to show some of the mods, accessories, and things I have done to it. As well, I hope to also show some of my travels with it.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #79
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I have limited interest in following Escape happenings on both a FB page and on this forum, and I much prefer the forum. I would like to see the forum software adjusted to make it simpler and more foolproof to import photos into a post (drag and drop would be ideal), with any resizing being done automatically by the forum software.


For good or bad, I think that in the past 1-2 yrs the forum has deviated more and more towards it being a site where potential owners hold seemingly long and repetitive discussions of options. I am ok with that, but I would really like the forum to have more inputs from current owners regarding trips they want to or have taken, modifications they have made, and technical issues they need to deal with. I think that adapting the forum software to become more user friendly would help to achieve that.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:42 PM   #80
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I already have a blog set up for our Escape, like I did with our Casita, and will use that to chronicle some of our travels. I find it a bit cathartic.
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