Manx club on Facebook ????

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Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby mattie182 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:44 am

Have had a thought (maybe his has been bought up before) but why don't we as a club have a Facebook page ?

It could be use to promote the club, hoepilly getting more membership
Post previous trips upcoming trips ect ect

You would not have to be a member to be a Facebook friend....

I would be willing to do the leg work, update status ect which would give me a way to input into the club from up north..

Thoughts??????


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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby Lovebuggy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:57 am

I am all for bringing in new membership, however we don't want to create a portential alternative online space from the forum.

I see facebook has the potential to do that.
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby BlueV2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:11 pm

What you want is the facebook page to auto update the forum so that it is easy to do mobile uploads to the forum. I have no idea if that could be done though :)
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby SonicBoomAu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:37 pm

Why not have the facebook site linking to this forum?

And then post pictures of trips on Facebook. I know I have searched for Manx's on facebook and even Bruce has a Meyers Manx page on there.
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby mattie182 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:43 pm

Don't use it as a supstitute to the forum moreso as an aid......
Very limited updates but do features buggies (ones that have already appeared in Manx mania so club members still get to "see it first"
The same with trip reports - post part stories with some pics and then a link to the full report back to the forum - this should in turn increase activity and hopefully membership??
An then also reminders of club outings (to create an interest in the community)
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby Matt » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:16 pm

How may people on here have and or use facebook ?

I know i have an account but more of a pass time when work is slow more than anything. I see some people are on it 24/7.

I could see it being used to point people in the direction of this site and our club. I have a few other buggy/manx sites i look at on their. Some good pics and always kinda interesting to see what others around the world get upto with their buggies. Some of which are not members of any clubs.

Could just have a few select pics and info on shows coming up and past.
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby mattie182 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:18 pm

My thoughts exactly.....
But Keep it fresh, to keep interests up
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby Brad » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:21 pm

So is it done yet ?

I hate FaceBook, don't have an account, never will BUT that being said I agree a lot of people are on there and having a presence would be a good idea.

So start your leg work Matt :)
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby dbryar » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:00 pm

Matt wrote:How may people on here have and or use facebook ?


Everyone under 35?
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby ttriebler » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:52 pm

I have a facebook account, have had for a few years - found it good for the usual reasons.
I noticed a trend the last 6 months of businesses really using it well to connect with their customers.
Thought I'd give it a shot with Subarugears so set up a page for that and used it for some basic information and updates.
It's much easier to do updates on facebook than to publish them on the website ...and it can be a lot more informal.
I have managed to get over 50 followers in the last couple months - they automatically get my updates when I post them.
Once over 25 followers, Facebook sends you stats of how many people check your page regularly, comment on your pix and updates and what age and country they are from.

I think it would be a great tool to further promote this forum and the club - use it as described above: for casual updates and introductions to stories that lead back to this forum.
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby SonicBoomAu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:56 pm

<<< under 35 and has a Facebook account :s
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby BlueV2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Ttriebler is certainly not under 35! :-D ......mmmmm I don't think I am either :roll:
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby mattie182 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:57 am

I will make it happen
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby Tratty » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:40 am

I have a face book account but I haven't got a clue how to use it :oops:
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Re: Manx club on Facebook ????

Postby BlueV2 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:59 am

See now your showing your age Tratty :lol:
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