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since joining up in june, i've gradually spent more and more time here each day. granted, i spend a lot of time on facebook (well, at least logged on if not paying attention), but i find myself back here more often, as i'm usually more interested in the talk here than in hearing about a friend's lukewarm starbucks at the minneapolis airport.
 

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I've been on Facebook since 2009. Nothing wrong with Facebook.
 

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I've been on Facebook since 2009. Nothing wrong with Facebook.
no, nothing wrong at all with facebook (well, except for their infernal changes that always f*ck things up for people for awhile, ala the whole timeline thing, which i still hate). it's been a great way to keep in touch with old friends. if i called each of my friends even for a minute to get the update on their families and their lives that i get quickly from facebook, i'd be on the phone from the time i get home from work to the time i go to bed, so yes, i do think facebook is a valuable communication tool. i just find it interesting that i've been veering more toward this forum with my time in recent months, and it seems to grow a little more that way as time goes on. who knows, maybe one day i'll approach james' prodigious number of posts. :)
 

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No stinkin' facebook for me......I can't stand it. I do like it here though. :)
 

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i'm on jeepbook :p i go on there to talk 4x4's and plan rides...i only upload pics of the jeep...i'm also on the Ruger SR9c page!
 

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No stinkin' facebook for me......I can't stand it. I do like it here though. :)
egads, i hadn't intended this as a thread in which i defended facebook, BUT..... i will say again i think facebook, as annoying as some of the navigating stuff and changes stuff goes, DOES serve a great purpose for keeping in touch with old friends, as i mentioned before. i would be bummed if it went away or we had to start paying for it (which would amount to the same thing for me, as i won't ever pay for it). i'm just finding it interesting how much time i spend comparatively here with folks i've never actually met but share a serious interest and the camaradie and all that, vs. friends from now and going all the way back to childhood, who i still care about but read their stuff to stay up to speed whereas here i dig in deep and read about stuff i don't even have or own from folks i may not have even interacted with here before, simply because it's darn interesting.
 

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well, except for their infernal changes that always f*ck things up for people for awhile, ala the whole timeline thing, which i still hate
I agree. The old wall was much nicer.
 

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Facebook really is handy for keeping in touch & up to date with friends & family, especially those who live out of state or that I don't get to see on a regular basis. It certainly has it's shortcoming and annoyances, the constant changes being a big one, but overall it's a fairly useful tool. I have however found myself spending much more time here recently. Just more interesting I guess, and I've definitely gained a lot more useful, practical information from this site. :D
 

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Facebook..... Ugh..... :rolleyes:
 

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If someone wants to keep in touch & up to date with me, they can pick up the phone and call me. I would do the same for them.

Don't need no Facebook. :p
 

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I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and have found and re-connected with some of the "kids" I went to school with in the 1950's and '60s.

I also know a couple of people in poor health who post there and really enjoy the daily "visits" from friends.

Facebook is a good thing when used properly.
 

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I know i am pretty much repeating what has been said... but Facebook is nice if friends/family use it. Good for event planning too and image hosting. Having said I dont put photos of firearms up. If you want technical info or advise you will generally find it in a manual or on a web board. I have a solid hunch there will be a time I won't really use it. But that time isn't now.
 

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I belong to Facebook but never use it. I just never got into it for some reason but I can't say why exactly. I can see it's benefits but Facebook and I just never clicked. But this forum is like my Facebook I guess and I hang out here more than I probably should. My 11 year old son refers to this site as "Facebook for guns".
 

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My 11 year old son refers to this site as "Facebook for guns".
hey wave, i think your son summed it up pretty well with that. that's in a way what i was shooting for (no pun intended) when i made the original post.

p.s. have you been over to the shotgun forum recently? i was there a little bit this past weekend, but it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of activity.:confused::(
 

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Hey Arg0 - you're up mighty early! I keep popping in over at the shotgun forum but you're right - not a lot of activity. I suppose it takes a long time to get a forum rolling. I've wondered if perhaps that forum is too broad. I spend most of my time on this one since I'm a Ruger nut but I also check in from time to time over on the S&W forum. These are brand-specific forums and I know there are others out there for other gun brands. The shotgun forum is aiming at anything to do with shotguns which is pretty broad - hunting, clay busting, home defense, etc. and then there are all the individual brand sub-forums. That's an awful lot of territory. Time will tell I guess but right now it doesn't have much "personality".
 

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hey wave,

lol not actually up, just awake in the wee hours, as usual. signing on here usually relaxes me and i can head back to sleep for a couple hours before getting up. anyway, i think you're right-- probably does take awhile to get these forums off the ground. i hope that one does eventually. i'd like to see it do well. still a great idea.
 

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Facebook..... Ugh..... :rolleyes:
Wise words from my ANZAC mate....not for this Kiwi and thats for sure ...people put waaaaay to much info out there i leave facebook for my kids ...but hey that's just my take on it ....if it floats your boat go for it....just not for me is all.
 

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I find most of Facebook's operation annoying...But we have a large family with 10 adult kids and 24 grandkids... It is a handy way to keep up on what's happening in each subset. I get to 'chat' with my son in Afghanistan a couple of times a week. I see photos of my grandkids at activities while the activity is going on...there are good things on FB. You just have to shut out the stuff you don't care for.

I am a Moderator on ROADFOOD.COM a site with lots of travel and food stuff going on. Been there 10 years. Have a circle of friends there, much like the circle that seems to be evolving here.

Many gun forums seem to house arrogant "my way or the highway" types. Not here, it seems. This group seems to extend a genuine hand of friendship to folks coming aboard. I like Ruger's, but I like a number of other 'brands' of firearms as well. The tolerance level for that, on this site seems to be high. That brings me back often.
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