North American Turbocoupe Organization



Forum traffic blues.
88Boostedbird Offline
Junior Member
#1
I know we have a Facebook page and all, but I don't Facebook much.
Also, Facebook may be good for 'real-time' issues, but it has no archive or staying power. Threads here do, and will likely be better at answering questions some never knew they had.
I may be in the silent minority here, but I think forums and their traffic better serve a community over the 'instant gratification' of Facebook (sadly, instant gratification is what we as a society are degrading to though).
Lost in translation..........
'88 TurboCoupe, Automatic, stone-stock (as I just got it) for now. Trying to get it back running and roadworthy before mods begin.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
I agree with you 100%. I am not a Facebook person at all. I wish more people would use the forums for the exact reason you stated. I see this trend not only on this forum, but on other automotive forums I am a member of.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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RC Martin Offline
Posting Freak
#3
I noticed... to be honest I think the FB page killed the forum
84 TC - Bright Canyon Red, Rebuilt Motor .040 Over & 3-Angle Valve Job
Gnari FMIC / Recirc Pipe / HKS-SQV BPV, Stinger MBC @ 15psi, RF-E6 Manifold, Remote-Mount TFI, PC1 and Flowed 35# Injectors, Inline Walboro 255HP, Kirban AFPR
Rebuilt Suspension -- KYB & Energy Suspension
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2289955
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#4
RC Martin Wrote:I noticed... to be honest I think the FB page killed the forum

Not if those of us (like myself) that don’t frequent Facebook keep the forum alive and relevant.

To me, Facebook is all about “Look at me and look what *I* just did!” That kind of cotton candy can’t stand up to the hard advice and issues we discuss and address here.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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88Boostedbird Offline
Junior Member
#5
I agree, which is why I believe the forum architecture still has merit and holds relevance. I too don't care for the 'Cotton Candy' (I like that, may have to use that from now on!) side-show instant-grat that is Facebook (as a whole) and don't live my life on it.

I work terribly slow, thanks to an actual demanding job and life (working on other peoples cars included) placing restrictions on my free time (and therefore limiting project work time). For me, forums and the HARD info they provide (plus the rabbit holes that info will lead me down) is the reason for me being a forum member to begin with and why I frequent them versus Facebook.
Lost in translation..........
'88 TurboCoupe, Automatic, stone-stock (as I just got it) for now. Trying to get it back running and roadworthy before mods begin.
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TurboBoost88 Offline
Member
#6
Well, I’m still going to be a paid member here , I like supporting a good place like this ..
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.
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88Boostedbird Offline
Junior Member
#7
Paid or no (I still have to investigate that option), I want to learn from the vast experience here, and possibly one day be part of the experience pool others benefit from.

Having several different vehicular projects and belonging to forums related to them, I see the benefit of permanent (ok, as permanent as the 'Net and image hosting sites will allow) information streams. Forums are definitely better at that than Facebook or any 'instant answer and gone' avenue.
Lost in translation..........
'88 TurboCoupe, Automatic, stone-stock (as I just got it) for now. Trying to get it back running and roadworthy before mods begin.
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#8
TurboBoost88 Wrote:Well, I’m still going to be a paid member here , I like supporting a good place like this ..

I agree, which is why I recently became a PAID MEMBER on 10/08/17...even though it doesn’t show that here. <<<<<

That would be: on the left next to my sign on here at NATO.

(BTW, what’s up with that? Do I have to complete complicated forms in Triplicate to show that I’ve paid? Did I fail to provide the Secret Code, or did I not properly recite the NATO Oath?)
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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23027 Offline
Senior Member
#9
Agreed. I have been clean of "the Facebook" for well over 3 years now. My life has improved so much.

However I belong to another local car forum which has hit rock bottom because of FB. I agree it can not and will not support the same type of environment a car forum does for all the reasons already pointed out.

I hope to see a return some day. I'll continue to stay the course..
87 Turbo Coupe
New Heart & Lungs as of 245,225km.
302 H.O Swapped.. Bolt ons.. Tremec 3550.. 4.10's.. 18's..
https://postimg.org/image/efv6lnn35/
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turbo80sdriver Offline
Administrator
#10
anasazi4st Wrote:
TurboBoost88 Wrote:Well, I’m still going to be a paid member here , I like supporting a good place like this ..

I agree, which is why I recently became a PAID MEMBER on 10/08/17...even though it doesn’t show that here. <<<<<

That would be: on the left next to my sign on here at NATO.

(BTW, what’s up with that? Do I have to complete complicated forms in Triplicate to show that I’ve paid? Did I fail to provide the Secret Code, or did I not properly recite the NATO Oath?)

Give me a day or two to verify your membership status. I've been a little behind due to important issues I'm addressing, but your be hearing from me directly.

Regards,
NATO Treasurer
'88 TC-Black (TC February 2011)T-5 with 73K
'88 TC-Blue w/93K. Stocker w/t-5. (Feature project 2013)
'88 TC-Grey w/82k. Auto, well optioned, 2nd owner car - getting more options!
'87 TC-Blue w/123k t-5 parts car - less of a car now
'87 GN w/15.5K
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