Important announcement: The CB forum is moving

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As some of you may know, over the past few months we have been working on a full restoration of ClassicBoat.co.uk, as part of our recent move to our new publishers, the Chelsea Magazine Company.

One of the main changes will be that the Classic Boat forum will no longer be part of YBW.com. Instead, it will sit happily as part of the ClassicBoat.co.uk website. We're hoping this will offer a far richer experience.

We will be moving all your conversations, threads and user names to the new site next week. It means some technical work for us, but for you there should be very little difference. As soon as I have any more information, I will let you know. If you have any questions about the new site please feel free to ask, and I will try to answer them as best as possible.

In the meantime, please join the Classic Boat team on Facebook... We have just launched a Facebook group and, in all honesty, could do with the friends! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Classic-Boat/167709363277915

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Steffan Meyric Hughes, news editor
 

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Hi

Sorry but I do NOT do 'Facebook'

I do NOT like 'Facebook'

I do NOT want to be part of 'Facebook'

I will not join 'Facebook'

I do not like the laddie at 'Facebook' and do not subscribe to his business ethics.

You have therefore unfortunately lost me as a viewer and contributor.

Best of luck for the future.
Rum_Pirate

PS If you are setting up a new web site (not on Facebook) please post the address
 
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Hi

Sorry but I do NOT do 'Facebook'

I do NOT like 'Facebook'

I do NOT want to be part of 'Facebook'

I will not join 'Facebook'

I do not like the laddie at 'Facebook' and do not subscribe to his business ethics.

You have therefore unfortunately lost me as a viewer and contributor.

Best of luck for the future.
Rum_Pirate

PS If you are setting up a new web site (not on Facebook) please post the address

Ditto
 

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While not quite as vociferous as Rum Pirate, I also have no interest in "friending" organisations on Facebook. I have an account on there to help with inviting people (and being invited) to social events, as that is how a lot of folks my age organise things. Businesses, marketing campaigns, and suchlike, don't intersect with that in the slightest. What would be the point?

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Hi

Sorry but I do NOT do 'Facebook'

I do NOT like 'Facebook'

I do NOT want to be part of 'Facebook'

I will not join 'Facebook'

I do not like the laddie at 'Facebook' and do not subscribe to his business ethics.

You have therefore unfortunately lost me as a viewer and contributor.

Best of luck for the future.
Rum_Pirate

PS If you are setting up a new web site (not on Facebook) please post the address

Ditto, and furthermore, I rather resent the assumption that we will follow, lemming like, a Facebook link. nothing could be further than a classic boat enthusiast's ethos IMO.
 

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classic boat move

Not interested in Face book.
Best place for Classiuc Boat forum is under the present arrangement.
For who's benefit are you moving, yours or classic owners your customers
Another customer lost.
 

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Why remove the forum from here? Who actually "owns" the current forum? Just because Classic Boat (the magazine) is changing publishers, it doesn't mean the rest of us here have no interest in classic boats. I shan't be transferring to the new forum simply because I can't be bothered opening up a new site on the off-chance there'll be something interesting for me. I certainly won't be following your progress on Facebook. What next? Is the lounge to be moved to the GQ website?

A pox upon you!
 

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I am afraid I do not want to use Facebook having already had enough problems being researched on the web. The publishers of CB are entitled to construct their own forum and I wish them no ill will. If I have read the OP right, their forum will not be on Facebook but their magazine website. But I hope that ybw have not given away the 'rights' to have a MAB section on their forums and that this forum will remain.
 

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As far as i am aware i signed up to YBW and that included all the forums . Good luck with your move but i do hope YBW keep the classic forum with all of its posts in tact .

Hang on , have you just changed the forum name ?
 
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Face book is for 5 to 15 year olds and has no place in the real world.
As said above leave Classics Forum where it is, it no longer has anything to do with the magazine.
I can not think of the last time it was referred to or mentioned in a members post.
The members that post mainly have classics in the region of 20ft to 30ft boats and the mag for some time now has mainly catered for the 60ft plus.
So is any one posting on here really bothered about the forum still having an association with the magazine now.
As a forum the Classics Forum now is a part of the Yachting and Boating World Forums not the mag.
 

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Face book is for 5 to 15 year olds and has no place in the real world.
As said above leave Classics Forum where it is, it no longer has anything to do with the magazine.
I can not think of the last time it was referred to or mentioned in a members post.
The members that post mainly have classics in the region of 20ft to 30ft boats and the mag for some time now has mainly catered for the 60ft plus.
So is any one posting on here really bothered about the forum still having an association with the magazine now.
As a forum the Classics Forum now is a part of the Yachting and Boating World Forums not the mag.

Totally agree I am horrified that it will have a Facebook connection. I have no wish for my comments or forum input to be part of a wider audience.Keep the current format and if they wish to create a different forum let them get on with it elsewhere.
 

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I have no wish for my comments or forum input to be part of a wider audience.

These forums have so much google juice (Internetese for respected and reputable) that posting here actually puts you in front of a very wide audience indeed, even if it doesn't always feel like it :)

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Happened a bit ago.
IPC can hardly be expected to host a forum from a competitor. It has to move. Even if it goes to a dedicated forum it will die. RIP


Why does it have to move ? Just change the name back to classic boats and leave it here . There is an east coast forum but not an east coast mag .
To be honest i think what they are suggesting is a bit underhand . I dont go and work for someone and then steal thier list of customers .
 

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Just to clear a few things up

Good Morning!

As some of you may be aware, Classic Boat magazine, was acquired by The Chelsea Magazine Company late last year, and whilst the magazine that so many of you read will not change editorally, there are a few elements - particularly online - that are going to be re-worked.

The website itself is undergoing a redesign to make it more navigable and to improve the display of content and imagery.

Facebook itself is purely optional, I understand that many people have little or no interest in Facebook, from our point of view we see Facebook as a great way to keep subscribers up to date with new content, competitions and news.

In terms of the forum transfer, you will probably have to re-register but we are still working out the details and will post back asap.

Please, if you have any further questions regarding the new site/forum contact me on:

Tel: 020 7349 1926 - Direct Line
Email: oliver@chelseamagazines.com

Many thanks

Oliver Morley-Norris
Web Content Manager
The Chelsea Magazine Company
 

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I shall be sorry to lose the input from other sailors of classic boats ( albeit, mine is a GRP version ), but this seems a rather cynical move ?
Who is this "billyblue" - a new user with no profile - not a bad way to start on a site if you want to get noticed !!
(yes - I saw the signature.)
Ken
 

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As most classic boat owners are not exactly the typical facebook type person, (computers at all is stretching it for some) I predict the classic forum will quietly die if put on facebook.

Shame really but the owners obviously don't understand their customers.

+1

And, presumably the guy who came up with this absurdity has some training in marketing.
 
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