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    ⋆⋆ CF Donator ⋆⋆ dragon green's Avatar
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    When Tapatalk stopped working,a lot of people stopped using the forum,
    The Management did say it was going to fix it,but it’s been a long time now

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    I like this forum and do find it easy to post pictures using the inbuilt feature. Never used tapatalk myself but do use facebook. In fact I only using facebook for my hobbies - Cars, cycling and running -> I block all the annoying people posting pictures of their dinner or showing off the latest thing they bought on credit etc.

    However there's only a handful of people on here regularly and it's been a sharp downturn since tapatalk disappeared. I only joined just over a year ago, pre-tapatalk death and it was far busier. Facebook is where it's at for chat but by the very nature of facebook threads are for the moment and gone tomorrow which is pretty useless for a car related forum. The forum is nicely organised into categories and it's easy to search for the old guides people have spent their time writing up (shame photobucket issues have lost all the pictures).

    As the cars age and user base diminishes it's time for change and perhaps re-branding to broaden and incorporate other VAG cars, or a Karmann specific forum to keep the footfall or even join forces with CCGB where many of us are paying membership but no one uses that forum at all; at least there would be more money, resources and people to invest in it's future. Plus the CCGB forum is very tired looking, unlike this one.

    Whatever happens the forum needs to integrate with Facebook somehow and the design and user experience needs to mimic it too, but with forum categorization and searching as that's how all these funky millennials communicate with each other.
    Last edited by pfnsht; 31st March 2019 at 8:04 AM.
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    On Facebook the is 6/7 different sites,when selling the corrado l was on all of them (bigger coverage)
    Now l have sold the corrado have removed all but vw corrado uk.was getting so much junk but bigger coverage.

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    I guess it's all about the photos - FB just makes that part too easy. My problem with it is the lack of proper search and organisation and threading like you get on a real forum - but without being able to post images and attachments the forum will slowly die. Any newer owners don't seem to join up here and just gravitate to social media. It's also either linked to your personal account, or you need to set up a second one just for the groups.

    I find there's also a lot of bad advice on there, and endless posts of pictures of alloys that are way too big for the car and parts being sold with scene tax added etc.

    It's a shame really because having owned a MkII GTI, Audi Quattro and the VR, I've always found the various forums to be really helpful.
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    Yeah same here I have poor eye sight anyway and prefer using a laptop so take a picture with my iphone send it to my email and then download on my Laptop and save picture , press the photo button on here and choose file then press upload, piece of cake to be honest.

    One thing I have found on here is all the parts I have asked if anyone has for sale not one person has even replied to the emails, so ended up sourcing else where.

    Still after some door tilt handles if anyone has any for sale.
    Last edited by Keyo; 31st March 2019 at 9:36 AM.

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    What’s a door tilt handle Keyo?
    4th one surely the last

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    Sorry I meant drivers seat tilt handle.
    Corrado right side 867881634
    Corrado left side 867881633



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    Cheers
    Last edited by Keyo; 31st March 2019 at 11:00 AM.

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    Facebook does indeed seem to have killed a lot of forums, despite the fact that Facebook is absolutely terrible for this kind of community.. pinned posts are a nightmare, people posting the same questions endlessly is a pain in the backside, etc etc. Forums are better in simply every way, so we can only hope that Toby does keep this place going for as long as possible.

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    Is there too much work for one person to look after it at the moment? Maybe we can get together and work out what relevant skills we might have and be in a position to help out?
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    Andi managed it for a long time when it was a lot busier than it is now. I think it's totally feasible for one person to run it.

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