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Thread: Social media sites and the death of forums.

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    Social media sites and the death of forums.

    You use fkbook, instafap, tindr and everything longer than 148 chars is tl;dr

    If that's you, then you have arrived at the era of ignorance and impertinent impatience.

    Everything about you is 'need it done yesterday' yet you take your time doing anything at all for anyone else - if you actually do anything else.

    You surf the interwebs, post affiliate links for every product you consume and expunge it's frivolous underwhelming usefulness as having an elevated status amongst it's peers.

    You are a genius.

    You vlog about your garage of 15 exotic cars, none of which run and are all without title.
    But they are supercars and you have the bling lifestyle for all your pillock followers to idolize.

    You worship Neistat, PewdiePie and Logan Paul. You believe that you are faster in a straight line than Cleetus the slack-jawed yokel McFarland, can pimp better than tavarish and reckon your ride is way more "legit" thean ///LSC tells you his is...

    You're addicted to STG, Shmee150, Nico and would lick the sweat from Lewis Hamiltons arse-crack if he suggested you should.

    Yes. prodigy of social media.
    You post on the FB pages like a boss,
    but you have no fucking clue how to wield a spanner, let alone identify what an IACV is, or where it is.

    You brush off the online hate by txting your online posse and trolling others to distract them from their focus.
    You're the 007 of online social media espionage.

    Get a fucking life.
    Learn how to use a fucking torque wrench.

    And when you don't know something, use a forum and search. If you can't find your answer, ask a question.
    You'll get more helpful people responding, with correct and detailed information.

    What you won't get is 50 responses with bullshit content, ads for online betting and a family of trolls bashing you for asking a question they don't even know the answer to.

    work on your car
    drive your car
    enjoy your car
    meet like-minded people with similar interests and actual real personalities.
    people who can share real experiences face to face at cars n coffee.
    people who don't use their phone 24/7

    If you're not into your 190 it's probably because of social media.
    use the 'rev and learn a few things that cannot be explained and returned to for reference in the future.

    rant over.

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    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTI View Post
    O.G.
    Mr 2003 O.G
    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

  4. uh, chill my dude. it's possible to know how to use a torque wrench and instagram. crazy, I know.

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    I get what JoeB is saying. Instagram is great for scrolling through pictures (that’s its whole purpose) it can provide some motivation, inspiration and entertainment but it’s a terrible platform to disseminate knowledge through. I love the forum and it sucks that it’s userbase has plummeted. It is a platform where it is easy to ask and answer questions in a way that remains easily accessible and searchable for others in the future. I think that also makes it easier for users to become more knowledgeable about cars faster. Those that really know their cars on Instagram didn’t learn those skills from Instagram.

    Disclaimer: I have Instagram and shamelessly scroll through it when I’m bored.
    87 190e 2.3-16
    90 190e 2.6
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    Sooo... what, exactly, are you trying to say, Joe?

    1987 W201.034- 199/040
    Eibach Prokit lowering springs, #1 spring pads, Silver Projects front camber plates, Eibach B8 front shocks, W124 Sportline front swaybar, EvoII rear swaybar, 300TE metal rear swaybar links, EvoII brakes, StopTech braided Stainless Steel brake lines, 225/45-ZR16 Toyo R1Rs on 7x16 ET37 Factory Tolimans, Stromung Stainless Header and Exhaust, Recaro Speed Seats, Schroth Rallye 3 Harnesses

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    I can see his point.

    A lot of people follow me and I see the shit they post... incorrect spelling, no grammar, and the nonsense they spout often matches the "issues" they're facing that they post about.
    1985 Euro 190E 2.3-16
    1984 Euro 500SE
    2015 G63 AMG
    1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport
    1996 Ford F350
    1998 Dodge Durango

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    I agree with marrymemerc and I use it in a similar way. Build progress is easier to show on insta, but real info about what I did and how I went about it goes here.

    I also agree with Joe, social media has made q/a an expirable resource, unless you save that post or tag yourself in it to follow it, or just end up racking your brain and trying to remember the name of a person who mentioned a thing on one of the some 15 different w201/190e FB groups.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvrbenz View Post
    Sooo... what, exactly, are you trying to say, Joe?

    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

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