VAUXHALL ASTRA GTE MK1 CAR PERFORMANCE SPORTS TURBO
www.mk1oc.com
Google
AlbumAlbum  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 MapMap  ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
MK1OC Club Membership
MK1OC Club
Shop
MK1OC Chat Room
Contact MK1OC by Email
Purchase Stickers

:: best viewed @ 1024 x 768 :.

Calendar 
New Website

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MK1 Astra Owners Club Forum Index -> General Astra Chat
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Do we need a new website?
Create a New MK1OC website (incorporating FB)
81%
 81%  [ 9 ]
Keep the website as it is.
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
I'm not interested in Facebook. I only use the website.
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 11

Author Message
Ash
Space Kadett
<font color=#FF8000>Space Kadett</font>


Joined: 29 Jul 2005
Posts: 4717
Location: Germany/Morecambe

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: New Website Reply with quote

I'd like to start a poll to see if we can drum up support to have the official site revamped. The official site is dying a death because of Facebook. This is just progress. We need to work with FB and not against it. People will always gravitate to whats easiest to handle.

A new website which incorporates Facebook would hopefully ensure the old site doesn't die off completely for those that don't use facebook but still need need the Mk1 community.

I know Glenn has a lot on his plate. We've waited this long, we can wait a bit longer. If we register our interest in a new site, it might be the catalyst to get the MK1OC out of this slump.

What do you all think?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail View user's gallery MSN Messenger
Frazmeister
Astra Newbie
Astra Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Posts: 19
Location: fife

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you 100% the forum is a little slow and I'm not on Facebook so have no idea how much mk1 topics are on there, I have zero interest in Facebook because being honest I don't care what other people might or might not be doing in a day and I am not interested in looking at pictures of what they are having for lunch or dinner, but some sort of link so all the info that is posted on Facebook appears on mk1oc would be great as long as you don't have to sign up to zuckerberg ltd
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
bighed
Moderator
<font color=#33CC00>Moderator</font>


Joined: 07 Oct 2008
Posts: 2905
Location: shropshire

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fraz. The facebook page is pretty active to be honest. Im the same as you. Only really got FB for my business. I cant sit there and flick throigh a load of shite about what people did the night before etc etc.

But yes, the old girl needds something doing to her thats for sure!!

_________________
www.mugshotsbridgnorth.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
mk1melton
Astra Specialist
Astra Specialist


Joined: 04 Feb 2013
Posts: 157
Location: Leicestershire

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest issue i have is tge upload of pictures. Pictures speak a 1000 words and i find fb much easier to upload to. If something can be done here i think it would increase the activity alot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
warphi1970
Events Organiser
<font color=#33CC00>Events Organiser</font>


Joined: 15 May 2007
Posts: 1867
Location: Bristol

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bighed wrote:
Fraz. The facebook page is pretty active to be honest. Im the same as you. Only really got FB for my business. I cant sit there and flick throigh a load of shite about what people did the night before etc etc.

But yes, the old girl needds something doing to her thats for sure!!


you just unfollow the dross and you get less traffic but Zukerberg fills it with something lol

_________________
VBOA Secretary
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
beechy666_uk
Astra Specialist
Astra Specialist


Joined: 01 Mar 2012
Posts: 140

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can a link be made between the web site and FB page, so anything posted on both sites will appear? Sorry do not use FB thing!! or link FB to Twitter as that account can be linked via post.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
astra123
Astra Enthusiast
Astra Enthusiast


Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 270
Location: bury st edmunds

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a great idea guys it needs doing ASAP !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
Ash
Space Kadett
<font color=#FF8000>Space Kadett</font>


Joined: 29 Jul 2005
Posts: 4717
Location: Germany/Morecambe

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its in progress. Life is getting in the way but it will happen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail View user's gallery MSN Messenger
SpaceKadett
Astra Addict
Astra Addict


Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Posts: 523
Location: South West Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi lad's if there's anyway my videos can help liven up the site I'd be happy to help anyway I can. The time-lapse of the rebuild of Gina had 21 million views on Facebook. If the youtube ones embedded in a more user friendly way on here it might be good. My understanding is that a video on the front page of a website helps it greatly in google search. I know my work is not up to the highest standards found here but the videos are something current and may help the site which has always been the backbone of motivation for me when times got tough over the last decade. I made 40 Astra/Kadett related video since January last year and would love to help.
_________________
SpaceKadett wrapped in fibreglass.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery Visit poster's website
Ash
Space Kadett
<font color=#FF8000>Space Kadett</font>


Joined: 29 Jul 2005
Posts: 4717
Location: Germany/Morecambe

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The admins are actually working in the background to revive the club. We are going to modernize the website, incorporate aspects of social media and ensure we have all our admin posts filled with enthusiastic people.

The new website is being designed by Glenns company as we speak.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail View user's gallery MSN Messenger
tuffty
Full Member
<font color=#FF8000>Full Member</font>


Joined: 25 Oct 2005
Posts: 2355
Location: Ipswich

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ash wrote:
The admins are actually working in the background to revive the club. We are going to modernize the website, incorporate aspects of social media and ensure we have all our admin posts filled with enthusiastic people.

The new website is being designed by Glenns company as we speak.


thumbsup

Almost a like button laughing

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
beechy666_uk
Astra Specialist
Astra Specialist


Joined: 01 Mar 2012
Posts: 140

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anymore news on the new web site? this sites post have dropped loads of late or has it all moved to facebook, and if so can you link it to twitter?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
Sparko
Full Member
<font color=#FF8000>Full Member</font>


Joined: 03 Aug 2006
Posts: 5432
Location: Essex

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep a lot has moved over to Facebook but to comply with VBOA rules (so we can still attend shows with them) we need to keep a live forum so we are working on a streamlined website that will hopefully tick all the boxes. All of this has to be done after our normal jobs etc finish so please do bare with us, we are working as quick as we can smile
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail View user's gallery MSN Messenger
Mark G
Full Member
<font color=#FF8000>Full Member</font>


Joined: 22 Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Location: Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: website. Reply with quote

Would be great to have more activity on the forums, but I think the platforms that people have instant access to will now always be first choice. As a newer member, I joined last July, I dip in and out of the site, mostly at work offshore as I have a PC up and running, but when I'm home I only really come on now and then. It is mostly the activity on facebook I follow.

Hopefully with a more streamlined, slicker website, people will start using it again. Maybe even an App type of site would be an idea.

Keep up the great work guys.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message View user's gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MK1 Astra Owners Club Forum Index -> General Astra Chat All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum