I agree that FB groups can be great. I am in multiple off-road and mountain bike groups. But there are also positives and negatives to groups there. Huge ones run into the same problem I've brought up before about social in general where things you might want to see are buried deep in the timeline. Sometimes searches work, sometimes not... The smaller groups are easier to navigate and you get to know some people better in those. I've thought about starting groups for both Dezert People and Race-dezert at some point but the more I think about it we have a great community right here that we should be focusing on. We have social accounts with tons of followers/friends and I post on them multiple times per week and that's time consuming as it is. Most posts are highlights of content that we publish here on RDC and people can click over to see more if they want to. I also like to share race promoters posts as much as possible so more people can see important info about upcoming races, etc.Face book (prerunner projects group) is just way more helpful and quicker when you need help with your projects. I can ask some one about help on my prerunner and I get instant responses. Here not so much. Race dezert has the best classifieds. Just my opinion that’s where I go for help because of the ease of posting pics and response time. I think you should make a social media group page.
Good idea Curtis
create a auction to pay for users to take a week off. I bet you could make a lot of money from people that want me to shut up. Hehe
it’s like the piano bar where you pay more to make them not play the song that was just requested. Good business model. Haha.
I do like how on FB you know who is commenting. I hate that people can be anonymous on forums.
I try to use the search forums on here when I have a question building my truck brake lines / fuel line fittings and I can get instant response. I agree you need to chew the meat spit the fat with different guys. Hereif I asked someone for help not sure if I would get it? It is nice though these big name guys like Curtis guise actually responds on here though. It’s nice to get advice from the big league guys when I have questions building my prerunnerDon't believe everything you see on social either. It's not that hard to make a fake profile. Plenty of people hiding there also.
Whole lot of truth right there. I know of at least one whole race team was born on RDC. Maybe even more than that.race dez has a legitimacy that you won’t get on social media. If you are here, desert racing is more then Robby gordon going fast in a video clip and bj Baldwin jumping girls in Mexico...
Not that those are bad, but your probably mort invested in it then the guy who trolls social media. Idk makes sense in my head...
I try to use the search forums on here when I have a question building my truck brake lines / fuel line fittings and I can get instant response. I agree you need to chew the meat spit the fat with different guys. Hereif I asked someone for help not sure if I would get it? It is nice though these big name guys like Curtis guise actually responds on here though. It’s nice to get advice from the big league guys when I have questions building my prerunner
Speaking generally, the comment is 100% right though - when I've travelled up to see events (the Mint and KOH) and posted looking for advice on whatever, some big names have chimed in. As a nobody from nowhere, it's pretty awesome and not something you really see on mainstream social media. RDC is my go to for info and definately for the classifieds - just need that lottery win!I'm not sure I agree with being a "big name guy" lol, but regardless thank you for the comment.
I think the appeal of facebook groups is ownership. You don't own the content, you own a piece of the moderations. You own the access.Like others, I will always be a RDC fan but the fb groups have caught much of my attention. Mainly for two reasons, smaller very specific groups that don't allow for the political BS when off topic and actual name use (in most cases lol)...and much more direct interaction with high profile off road people via fb and ig than here, which is a shame really for them and the community as a whole but most left long ago to escape the drama and never returned...