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08/Jun/19 7:58 pm     #13725  
102 rides: Superstar
 
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Thanks Guys
Myself and Inver made it through the Prologue today and head off tomorrow lunchtime
We will let you know how we go once we get there and back :)
07/Jun/19 5:12 pm     #13724  
JNR
87 rides: B2: Partner in crime
 
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See you there Tommy bag of wood & all :))
07/Jun/19 1:14 pm     #13723  
36 rides: double secret probation
 
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Would love to Tommy unfortunately working
Good luck Dazza and Inver, safe riding.
07/Jun/19 12:09 pm     #13722  
250 rides: King Razorback
 
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I have just registered for the Caple 200 l know it's not the Fink but it's still a great event and I hope to see you all there
07/Jun/19 11:39 am     #13721  
250 rides: King Razorback
 
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Good luck to Inver and Dazzam at the Fink
07/Jun/19 8:34 am     #13720  
58 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Yeah good luck and go hard any CQ at Finke (Dazza, Inver, others).

Prologue tomorrow and race sun/mon. There's usually a 'live' stream or edited highlight vids under https://finkedesertrace.com.au/
06/Jun/19 8:15 pm     #13719  
15 rides: Regular
 
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GOOD LUCK IN THE FINKE DAZZA !!!
06/Jun/19 7:47 pm     #13718  
15 rides: Regular
 
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i'm in 3 Facebook dirtbike riding sites in the South West, and the Closed ones definitely work. Basically the closed ones cut out all the random public posts, and the people trying to sell stolen bikes and parts, your mum's favourite jersey, and dick pills which don't work ;-) Don't put your phone number or address or any personal stuff on your profile which is all common sense.

This post was edited on: 06/Jun/19 7:50 pm
06/Jun/19 6:25 pm     #13717  
Ant
25 rides: Diehard
 
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For those worried about privacy, or those who don't have a FB account at all, you can easily create one using your Crusty profile name, birthday, and any email address. It can be done in a few minutes and no other details are needed. You don't even have to use your real birthday if you're that worried. Just create a gmail or yahoo email to register with and you are away. No friends needed. I have just tested this myself and its still the same.
You can use this to then join any groups such as the PAR one. Plenty of people use this method. Some not for good reasons though...

Groups can be private and invite only. No one can search and find out something you may have written without being in the group. If they ever leave, or are removed, then they lose that search ability. More private than this site if you think about it.

Ride reports can easily be sorted via photo albums and an admin can tag the riders and copy the text over into the main photo post just like its done on here. Easy to search on there by rider name but it wouldn't be the same as here.

I agree conversations running on both formats would be a nightmare so one would have to stop being used.

Anyway that's just some info for those who are not sure how FB works. Like I said, I'm not fussed and have ridden with groups on there as well as you guys. I just put $50 into this site so I obviously don't have a problem with it.

This post was edited on: 06/Jun/19 6:27 pm
06/Jun/19 5:05 pm     #13716  
198 rides: Hillclimb Champion
 
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I was asked about it today, & after my rail against Facebook being an identity stealing, advertisment filled revenue raising cesspool, I thought about it some more.

CQ is unique in that your posts dissapear after 5 pages, whereas with FB, they're there for anyone to find... forever.
You can be semi annonymous if you wish on CQ, once you link to or use FB if you're not up on all the privacy & security settings, people know exactly who you are. Some people don't like that.
Not everyone uses FB
The layout of CQ is easy, nothing gets lost in the noise like FB posts
I'm not sure how you would do Ride Reports on FB? I can go to my profile, look through all my rides to find specific dates, rides etc then look at the reports to find photos & videos.

To integrate the two sites would be a nightmare.
How would something I post here get transfered to FB? Someone would have to sit down & write up the code for a bot to do that, but once that's done, how do my FB posts end up on here?
Every post here is time linear & pretty easy to follow. On Fb you can have multiple posts with multiple answers in multiple threads, that can't be translated to the CQ format.

The one option I have thought of (some Forums do this already) is have a FB page but "New Posts" are restricted to an admin, no I don't want that job.
What they do for example, is everytime a ride report is done, they just post a link to it on the FB page. Everyone is allowed to add comments to that post but hey can't start new posts. This helps stop all the inane crap you get on so many other FB bike sites.

If the aim is to drive new traffic to CQ & get some new blood joining in (yeah fuck you, some of us aren't that old yet!) all that's needed is a "Pinned" post as the first one on the Fb page with a link to CQ

CQ works & the idea of an intergrated or separate FB page I think, is finding a solution for a problem that doesn't really exist.
We have control of everything that goes on here, why give that up?
06/Jun/19 2:52 pm     #13715  
91 rides: B1: BANNED
 
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Yup Iím on board for sure. As ya all know Iím a big ole ride group slut, and ride with a few different clubs Iíve met heaps of like minded people from different walks of life that are into all sorts of off road riding- and itís all been thru FB
Ps Iíve found itís super easy logistically to organise rides get in contact with crew on the same ride post pics etc and as a famously technology retarded individual maybe that is relevant;)

This post was edited on: 06/Jun/19 2:57 pm
06/Jun/19 8:50 am     #13714  
36 rides: double secret probation
 
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Why not cast the net a bit further, keep the future of the group alive.
06/Jun/19 8:25 am     #13713  
250 rides: King Razorback
 
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Sounds like a good idea especially if both can run together that way there are no losers
06/Jun/19 7:46 am     #13712  
Ant
25 rides: Diehard
 
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At the camp out there was bit of a lengthy discussion about having a CQ facebook group as we are not getting any new blood joining up. It's the same people every time and no one is getting any younger... Most are using these facebook groups now as they are free and easy to set up.

Most, if not all, seemed to be all for it. Is this something we want to discuss on here?
Both can be linked together and run in tandem until one is eventually phased out if need be.

Either way doesn't bother me but after everyone had their say the other night I thought we should really discuss it on here.
05/Jun/19 7:24 pm     #13711  
36 rides: double secret probation
 
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Wobbles I would love to make my way down for a ride and camp out at your place. I work fifo myself 2 on 2 off. I guess I will wait to see what dates you guys work out.
05/Jun/19 6:54 pm     #13710  
4 rides: Player
 
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And Pete450 I'll take you up on that offer mate..
I'll get back to you bud
05/Jun/19 6:39 pm     #13709  
4 rides: Player
 
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So on a camp out and ride from my place in Balingup I'm
thinkin one of weekends in July...
I'll double check my roster but I'm keen to
get you guys over for bonfire,camp out and lamb from my paddock..
Got a big unpowered shed that's huge so camp
out of weather and store bikes...
Can set up my portable hot shower so should
be as comfortable as..
Be good for someone who knows decent tracks, as we can go from driveway 200m and head to Nannup,Greenbushes, Southampton,Or wherever we want...
Only 10k to Wright's bridge..
So yer that's what I'm thinkin..
I'll keep everyone posted
I work with Hooters so I'm sure we will come up with something.
04/Jun/19 4:06 pm     #13708  
36 rides: double secret probation
 
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Cheers Mick I will do thanks
04/Jun/19 7:27 am     #13707  
79 rides: Legend
 
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Bunga check out the pro motion billet stand, pricey but it has a stronger mounting.
03/Jun/19 10:20 pm     #13706  
36 rides: double secret probation
 
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Looks Ike you guys had a great ride and camp out. I just did a 4 day ride and camp out with 4 others to Northcliffe and back. Fantastic ride but much the same problem with the dust until we got south of Nannup where the country became better with little dust. Know one took a fall and thatís a bonus but I had a hydraulic lock in a creek on Monday but got it sorted and a new stand required.
Anyhow look forward to some wet weather and a camp out in the southwest with the Crustys during the Winter.
03/Jun/19 6:53 pm     #13705  
Ant
25 rides: Diehard
 
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Yeah for some reason itís like that on here. Like you say, just click the YouTube badge and watch it. Itís in 4K on there.
Maybe this website canít handle that resolution.
03/Jun/19 6:24 pm     #13704  
79 rides: Legend
 
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Awesome vid Ant but a bit blurry, if you click on the Youtube link it is nice and clear. Extreme upside down Tommy Sends It.

This post was edited on: 03/Jun/19 6:25 pm
03/Jun/19 4:05 pm     #13703  
Ant
25 rides: Diehard
 
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03/Jun/19 11:38 am     #13702  
91 rides: B1: BANNED
 
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Yup what yíall said great weekend cheers tommy for the fuel - and taking the heat off me by doing all the stunts!!!! Junior top effort bro although ya screwed the pooch with the KFC! See yaís when it rains.

Ps Wobbles sounds like a great weekend down south on ya bro!
03/Jun/19 9:19 am     #13701  
88 rides: After 9pm Layabout Head Kicking Hairdresser
 
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Thanks Tommy and the boys for another great ride and Campout, never been on a bad one, always a good crack, didn't notice any dust,, was to busy trying to stay upright on the marbles,, thanks for the Chooks Hooters and Tommy for the fuel drop,, great effort .. Happy WA day to all, cheers

This post was edited on: 03/Jun/19 9:22 am
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