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    Marlin cars facebook

    Hi everyone I have a Facebook group called Marlin cars ...if anyone would like to add to it please join in.it might help give people more knowledge etc of our cars and shows local to your area that others can attend etc.

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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Tony also does a facebook page ykc bloxwich, details of shows etc he attends with his YKC Julietta

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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    All following the AGM I have set up a basic Marlin Owners Facebook page.
    Given Alan already has one to which we are all invited to contribute, seems silly to run two pages, I will be happy to take down the new page unless the committee wish to have a specific site. I will give it a month for responses. Steve
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by stevepritch View Post
    All following the AGM I did set up a Marlin Owners Facebook page.
    Given Alan already has one to which we are all invited to contribute, seems silly to run two pages, I will be happy to take down the new page unless the committee wish to have a specific site. I will give it a month. Steve
    Sorry steve I was unaware that a page was going to be created, I had suggested we have one to the chairman a few months ago ,I will delete my page

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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Ir I recall correctly, an ex chairman set up a Facebook page, then after about six months, deleted it.

    if we are going to have a club Facebook page, then should it be Club managed and moderated, a little OTT in my book, but there has to be an admin position to ensure that Facebook rules are not contravened.

    How does this affect the use of the Club logo, if the Facebook page is unaffiliated?

    theres a few things to work out.
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Alanv8 View Post
    Sorry steve I was unaware that a page was going to be created, I had suggested we have one to the chairman a few months ago ,I will delete my page
    Alan hold fire, and no apologies necessary.
    I spoke with Geoff after the AGM and said I would take a look at setting one up. Given comments, lets see which way the committee want to go.

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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    There is already a Facebook group "Marlin Enthusiasts" and my FB search doesn't find Marlin Cars.

    Why do we need another FB group when this forum works perfectly well.

    I will be just another item to keep an eye on and spread us even thinner.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!

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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    During the recent AGM I stated that, for various reasons, the existing committee members were not in a position to run or administer a Facebook page but were happy for a club member to do it. Not currently being a Facebook user I was unaware that some members had already started one. As Steve Pritchard took the initiative after the AGM to set one up I decided to join. I think we only need one so can I suggest you agree among yourselves who is going to do it and let me know who it is.
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by b_caswell View Post
    There is already a Facebook group "Marlin Enthusiasts" and my FB search doesn't find Marlin Cars.

    Why do we need another FB group when this forum works perfectly well.

    I will be just another item to keep an eye on and spread us even thinner.

    Ben has a point but... For numerous reasons some people prefer to use the MOC forum, some prefer FB. It would be nice if both were equal, but life is not like that. A Marlin enthusiast should not be compelled to join the MOC, or vice versa.

    If a past or present chairman thought a FB Page was a good idea, and then changed their mind, so be it. Both platforms should be able to co-exist, but both platforms should be independent. Neither holds sway over the other or has any greater credibility.

    Nothing to do with diluting knowledge and experience, more to do with expanding the platforms.

    In my opinion the MOC dropped the ball with the 5exi, a car from the same stable but a different design and power plant. Itís good to see intermittent posts from 5exi owners on the MOC forum, they have a radically different presence on the road. Almost as different as a Hunter, that is unlikely to be seen mud plugging up from Fingles Bridge as a Roadster!

    If its got a Marlin badge on it, it should be included, whether itís a trials car, a road car, or a track car. Whether itís Triumph, Marina, Rover, Ford or BMW + Mazda and a few others. But conversely, each and every Marlin owner should not be denied their individual platform.

    They must however be included under the MOC umbrella without prejudice.

    I wonder what the current chairman thinks, or is that too controversial.
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    Re: Marlin cars facebook

    You state that the MOC 'dropped the ball' with 5exi. Perhaps you could explain what you mean by that statement. As far as I'm concerned the 5exi has never been excluded in anyway and I have actively encouraged articles relating to that car in the magazine. It is true that the 5exi is a radically different concept from the other models in the Marlin range and probably attracts different motoring enthusiasts. Its also true that there aren't many of them as far as I'm aware but stand to be corrected.

    I think I have made my position on a Facebook group quite clear. I'm more than happy for there to be one and I can see how it compliments the forum rather than dilute it. I think it could be particularly popular for overseas members who are not able to join UK members on various Marlin related activities. However, there is no-one on the current committee who is in a position to administer a Facebook page so it will need to be done by a member.

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