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Old 21 Mar 2012
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External links .................

................ by which, I refer to postings that contain links to other than the HU website.
Personally, I can live with them when made to websites - neigh, they are indispensable because HU is not alone and there are other websites which contain information that cannot be replicated in here. I have in mind highly specialised fora e.g. one-make sites for specific vehicle manufacturers and models of their vehicles.

However, I am coming across more than a few threads in here that link to Facebook. Speaking purely on a personal basis that is where I lose interest and stop reading because I don't use it.
I recognise that Facebook won't go away any time soon (though it could fall out of favour, like myspace) so ..... .......... well, I don't know ....... what do you think?? Put the whole of the HU on Facebook?
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Put the whole of the HU on Facebook?
not in my lifetime...
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I check out Facebook on a daily basis. I taught overseas for a few years, so I have friends I worked with who are now spread out around the globe, and Facebook makes it very easy to stay in touch and see how they are doing.

Some people complain about privacy and other issues, but others will only see whatever you choose to post. If you don't want people to see it - don't post it.

I'm not sure what the complaint is... that people are sometimes posting their trip photos and travel stories to Facebook? I can't say I've seen too many such posts.
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Thanks, that is reassuring because I will never be using Facebook (unless I ever turn to politics, at which point "never say never").

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I check out Facebook on a daily basis. I taught overseas for a few years, so I have friends I worked with who are now spread out around the globe, and Facebook makes it very easy to stay in touch and see how they are doing.

Some people complain about privacy and other issues, but others will only see whatever you choose to post. If you don't want people to see it - don't post it.

I'm not sure what the complaint is... that people are sometimes posting their trip photos and travel stories to Facebook? I can't say I've seen too many such posts.
By no means a complaint Bruce; just an observation posted in the site feedback because Grant has been asking for feedback.

From memory, I have noticed links to Facebook used for:-
1. People who have a facebook page for a motorcycle club/association of people interested in riding, or similar interest.
2. Recommended repair shops, with a name given that can be found in facebook.
3. Individual signature blocks used in the HUBB - presumably to a blog or suchlike.

I remember all of these simply because I have read the posts as far as such links and then gone looking for something else to read.

So, that is my feedback; such links don't work for me.
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I've just seen a link in use within the HUBB to "facebook for HU"
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I guess the policy has changed since Mar 12?
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Isn’t the same “Put the whole of the HU on Facebook”
than have a FB page or be in FB.
I think HU FB exist from Dec 10th 2008
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Javier is correct - we use FB, because loads of people live there, but HU will never be only on FB.
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Javier is correct - we use FB, because loads of people live there, but HU will never be only on FB.
Excellent to hear! I'm sure facebook has its place, but I never use it, so it's good to hear (again) that HU will retain its original identity - and excellent it is too!

Keep up the excellent work, Grant (and Susan!).
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