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Old 15-07-2010, 13:06   #1
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I'm new to this site, and a wonderful place to be! So, feel free to shoot me down or tell me this ground's been covered a million times before, but is it not possible to migrate the site to Facebook somehow (I'm not a techie, in any sense of the word)? This is selfish, but I'm going to assume that others here may also, like me, have a good part of their lives on Facebook. It would make life a lot easier, and Facebook has no sailing group that even approaches the quality of this site.
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Old 15-07-2010, 13:29   #2
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You can become a fan of Cruisers Forum on Facebook, but the forum itself operates on a completely different platform.
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Old 15-07-2010, 14:52   #3
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Mate,

Some of us prefer life without Facebook.

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But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy Facebook - the movie! lol

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Old 15-07-2010, 15:54   #5
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I work in the web business and I absolutely refuse to put my personal details on Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, etc etc. I cannot fathom why anyone would want to have no privacy and why anyone would want to post things there that can be used against them by current or future employers.

If CruisersForum migrated to Facebook, I would migrate to somewhere else very quickly.
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Old 15-07-2010, 17:26   #6
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I could not agree more. I checked it out a few times and just do not get the whole facebook thing...
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Old 15-07-2010, 19:39   #7
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We use Facebook as a way to keep family and friends informed about our travels and to let them know we are safe. On all ocean passages and in many anchorages there is no internet available and I can update our facebook page using HAM radio. While crossing from Panama to Galapagos and then the Marquesas we updated our facebook page about every 3rd day. Even with HAM radio we can add a picture - like when I finally caught a good fish.
I know there are other blog sites available that can be updated by HAM radio, but our kids and most of our friends do use facebook.
So, I like facebook...

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What exactly does migrating to Facebook mean? Is it similar to what the Borgs in StarTrek did?
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Old 15-07-2010, 20:38   #9
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Old 15-07-2010, 20:52   #10
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Facebook is not for facts. CF at lease attempts to be fact-based. Nor is facebook any way meant to be a reference site. It's meant to be random, unorganized, and entirely fantasy-based. And facebook doesn't have nannys watching to protect us.
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Old 15-07-2010, 20:57   #11
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What exactly does migrating to Facebook mean? Is it similar to what the Borgs in StarTrek did?
No, I think it is more like suggesting that we replace symphony orchestras with spray-painted graffiti.

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...I'm going to assume that others here may also, like me, have a good part of their lives on Facebook...
That might be a big assumption. While I know every time we use a "shoppers club" card (or even by posting here) we give up a certain amount of privacy and enable "big brother" (or anyone else) to learn a little more about our lives.

I hope that most people do still cherish a certain amount of privacy and don't choose to engage in a bit of digital exhibitionism. I know I choose not to, and will remain FACE-less.
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No worries. Cruisers Forum is not migrating to Facebook. We do have a page there for those who enjoy Facebook and consider it an additional way to network. You can use one or the other or for the totally web defendant, both.

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Thanks so much for your comments. Actually, thinking about my question last night, I realized it was pretty dumb. This site is already better than anything Facebook could offer, and it is exclusive, focused, and relevant. Forgive me; I'll try asking more intelligent questions in future!
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Thanks so much for your comments. Actually, thinking about my question last night, I realized it was pretty dumb. This site is already better than anything Facebook could offer, and it is exclusive, focused, and relevant. Forgive me; I'll try asking more intelligent questions in future!
Paul,

Well done! You might actually be an adult. We will welcome your future queries.

Cheers,

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