The purposes for different groups is more for social purposes and I try to make sure that people who require technical information come here. I would s
Hi Hans - I can ask the main admin if he is interested in combining forces. Please also ask your co-admin. I'm not sure if there is an easy way to migrateHi there,
I'm also a co-admin of a E9 Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmwe9/ )
It strikes me that more and more e9 related groups are being added. For new E9 owners, it is unclear where best to join.
I don't own E9 myself but was asked to help because "I know people".
The most ideal option would be that there is 1 "official" group. Unfortunately, too often groups are formed for personal reasons.
Being in the tech industry (horror!) and having been part of a company that sold to MySpace (remember that?) I agree that there is a time and place for for different interests and even different flavors of different interests. I have to say, whether you like it or not, FB is going to be around for a while in some form or another. They are very fast learners and are diversifying into many areas of interest - VR and AR for example. Imagine doing a tech workshop on doing a carb or valve adjustment, and being able to share this with someone in 3D. Maybe this doesn't appeal to the good folks here, but all I can say is yes Buyer beware, you don't get anything for free and be aware of what you share online. Even here. I've already benefitted from the good folks here IRT (in regards to) parts and knowledge and I hope to be able to share this info further with others and point even more new owners here. Thanks for doing such a great job.I think no one here is for shutting FB off for E9 fans.
The real problem for FB is the form it is organized - an info stream.
FB ... and participation in many groups is great opportunity - no doubt.
As Chris mentioned above it was proven this forum is an essence of the information and finding posts from many years back is an easy task.
I'm happy for people have time and energy to talk and read hundreds of posts daily. Maybe I'm different, but I can read even all posts appearing daily on here.
For some publicity shown on FB is not the way they would like to be "available" to the World and security settings on FB are not recommended for the active FB user as they are cutting you from the cooperative and international information exchange.
I do not know how long FB will exist. We know how many other messaging platforms have gone and all the information has been lost forever with switching off the servers.
I'm really happy this forum is still widely used as many of forums passed away. Maybe it is caused by the ages of experience of the many users. I hope it will never end.