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Re: Museum piece?

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Posted by Peter Hyland on August 22, 2022 at 01:10:19 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: Museum piece? posted by Alex on August 21, 2022 at 12:24:50:

If I may answer my own question - the two forums (TarBoard and the AR Group on Facebook) each have their advantages and disadvantages. The Facebook Group is much busier than TarBoard, and it is easier to upload an image with your posting. You are also able to post-edit your message - a useful benefit. However, for me, Facebook looks cluttered and confusing. It is not clear where you are supposed to post, and it took me ages to grasp that the names in large bold font are the addressees and not the authors of the postings.

TarBoard is older technology but has the advantage of being simple. You can see at a glance all the posting titles and distinguish those which you haven't read. (On Facebook postings seem to disappear after a few days.) The separation of the threads means that you know exactly where to post.

I don't see why the two forums can't co-exist without sniping such as 'museum piece'. I recommend Peter Willis to read an excellent article in the latest Mixed Moss (the TARS journal) pp 52-53 in which Dave Thewlis summarises the history and aims of both All Things Ransome and TarBoard.

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