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Old March 15th, 2018, 11:27 AM   #21
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Yes and no chance on social media, everyday aforementioned twats ask the same stupid ass questions about stupid trivial mods, like painting interior trim, how to make their lightbar quiet on hway etc...

Its like ricers and brotruck fags converged and took over the jeep world
Iím not sure why you guys get so upset with this. You were not knowledgeable in the sport at one time also. Or am I missing something?
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Old March 15th, 2018, 11:41 AM   #22
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Iím not sure why you guys get so upset with this. You were not knowledgeable in the sport at one time also. Or am I missing something?
Yeah, but we could search, and we didn't turn our rigs into bro-truck douchemobiles.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 11:57 AM   #23
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Iím not sure why you guys get so upset with this. You were not knowledgeable in the sport at one time also. Or am I missing something?
It's the same questions everyday. And the inability to accurately search for things before asking.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 12:10 PM   #24
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It's the same questions everyday. And the inability to accurately search for things before asking.
I see. I guess I don't spend enough time on there to see it.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 12:27 PM   #25
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Need Pig Gig to get us back on track.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 01:41 PM   #26
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I remember the good ole' days when you could check GL4x4 in the morning, and refresh an hour later and there would be 100+ updates... Now you are lucky to see 10 updated threads in 24 hours.

Hoping that folks come back eventually!
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Old March 15th, 2018, 01:52 PM   #27
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I still hang out. Try to update my thread when relevant. I see the same thing happening on pirate too. Less active threads and less actual tech. I feel like the photobucket (owned by Facebook) was a sham to draw more people to it. I think it worked, but i still don't and won't have a Facebook page... I'll stay with forums until i have no need for tech or have any useful tech to post. (My posts are likely not full of as much information as I'd like though)
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Old March 15th, 2018, 02:05 PM   #28
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I remember the good ole' days when you could check GL4x4 in the morning, and refresh an hour later and there would be 100+ updates... Now you are lucky to see 10 updated threads in 24 hours.

Hoping that folks come back eventually!
Yes, it seemed like you could refresh every minute and there would be 10-20 new posts.

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I still hang out. Try to update my thread when relevant. I see the same thing happening on pirate too. Less active threads and less actual tech. I feel like the photobucket (owned by Facebook) was a sham to draw more people to it. I think it worked, but i still don't and won't have a Facebook page... I'll stay with forums until i have no need for tech or have any useful tech to post. (My posts are likely not full of as much information as I'd like though)
Agreed. I'm 34 and this is as close to social media as i get.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 03:00 PM   #29
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A note to all the hipsters out there...before there was the www we used to communicate with each other by a thing called the Jeep-L email list. Tech evolves with time and one day these forums will cease to exist. Until then...
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Old March 15th, 2018, 03:25 PM   #30
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Heck yeah, I used to search this site way before i even knew how to sign in with an account. I remember those days when I started to post things for sale and by the end of the day I would be tiffed my for sale post was like three pages back. Even got a smack on the hand for updating too soon. Now I have actually started to check out my laptop to see if it was acting up due to no new post on the site.
I don't know if it just that the younger jeep crowd are on the FB type sites, or the new jeep crowd likes turn key upgrades from the dealer and don't build their own anymore. Most of the off road rigs I see now are shopping mall rigs.
Then again, I haven't been on a two track in years. I got old all of a sudden, woke up the other day moaning in pain, if its not my back its my shoulder or my neck. My wife keeps saying, " you are 60 now". Like i need to hear that, I get reminded every morning.
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The facebook groups are useless for real tech, or searching for anything. The way facebook filters and culls what's in a search means you will never be able to find what you are after.

and yes, I want to punch the idiots who ask the same question that was asked 12 hours before in the face, as simply looking at previous posts would answer their question. But that would actual require some sort of effort on their part, and we can't be having any of that now.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 03:51 PM   #32
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A note to all the hipsters out there...before there was the www we used to communicate with each other by a thing called the Jeep-L email list. Tech evolves with time and one day these forums will cease to exist. Until then...
Any idea if Jeep-L is still online?

I was on and off Jeep-L for years. I was more active on the fsj-list and tj-list. When most of the interesting stuff from tj-list started showing up on pirate, I started reading that more often.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 04:05 PM   #33
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It's been so long since I've been on, i forgot how to use it. I can't find the like button.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 09:56 PM   #34
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The facebook groups are useless for real tech, or searching for anything. The way facebook filters and culls what's in a search means you will never be able to find what you are after.

and yes, I want to punch the idiots who ask the same question that was asked 12 hours before in the face, as simply looking at previous posts would answer their question. But that would actual require some sort of effort on their part, and we can't be having any of that now.
If I have to see what's the biggest tire I can fit on my XJ without a lift and without trimming one more time...
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So I don't have a facebook thingy, so I don't know. Can you, or are you allowed to respond to questions from other people with links to forums? I realize this is a "bunch of work" to do for these simpletons for free, but could this maybe help bring people back to the forums?

Say someone asks on FB what you've done to fix your lightbar windnoise. Can you respond with a link to
wwwwww.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread-HowIfixedmylightbarwindnoise/Page2?

Or if someone asks you questions about a build pic you posted, give them a link to the build thread here (that is regularly updated) so they can see the info and discussion about the build?

A link to the "jeep tech" subforum when they ask about 31" tires on their xj?

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Old March 15th, 2018, 10:14 PM   #36
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I respond often with links to my build thread here when asked about things on my jeep.
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Cool. If the questions were asked with true interest, I'd think those people would find the wealth of information here worth coming back to.
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So I don't have a facebook thingy, so I don't know. Can you, or are you allowed to respond to questions from other people with links to forums? I realize this is a "bunch of work" to do for these simpletons for free, but could this maybe help bring people back to the forums?

Say someone asks on FB what you've done to fix your lightbar windnoise. Can you respond with a link to
wwwwww.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread-HowIfixedmylightbarwindnoise/Page2?

Or if someone asks you questions about a build pic you posted, give them a link to the build thread here (that is regularly updated) so they can see the info and discussion about the build?

A link to the "jeep tech" subforum when they ask about 31" tires on their xj?
You could if the admin allows it, many are power tripping tweeners.
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