Important announcement: The CB forum is moving

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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.

Chaps, there is no need to get your collective stout cambric knickers in a twist over Facebook. It's clear that the new forum will be hosted on the Classic Boat site and that they have a Facebook presence as well. Just as, for example, Yachting Monthly already has.
 

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Chaps, there is no need to get your collective stout cambric knickers in a twist over Facebook. It's clear that the new forum will be hosted on the Classic Boat site and that they have a Facebook presence as well. Just as, for example, Yachting Monthly already has.

Thats all well and good, but who is going to pay for all the red lead powder I spilled on my laptop when I read this news whilst rowing out to caulk my MAB!!!!!
 

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I think the crucial question is, once Chelsea has set up their forum over on their new website, is IPC going to close this one?

It's pretty clear that they don't need to - they can have a forum for older boats if they want, just as they have a liveaboard forum, a Thames forum and a Jester Challenge forum. Who owns any given magazine is irrelevant to that.

Can anyone from IPC comment?

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Thank god ubergeekian, i did wonder why some were getting out of their optomists, i read it that there will be a facebook presence as well as a new forum based on the website, i was begining to think i had mis read it! Oh and i have joined the facebook group - it means i have even less chance of missing interesting stuff, cant be a bad thing in this modern age of communication.

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I think the crucial question is, once Chelsea has set up their forum over on their new website, is IPC going to close this one?

It's pretty clear that they don't need to - they can have a forum for older boats if they want, just as they have a liveaboard forum, a Thames forum and a Jester Challenge forum. Who owns any given magazine is irrelevant to that.

Can anyone from IPC comment?

Pete

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Chaps, there is no need to get your collective stout cambric knickers in a twist over Facebook. It's clear that the new forum will be hosted on the Classic Boat site and that they have a Facebook presence as well. Just as, for example, Yachting Monthly already has.

Exactly.

Completely fail to understand at all the toys being thrown from prams. Why do people on these forums seem to get in such a huge tizzy at the drop of a hat? Seems a bit pathetic to me.

If you don't want to follow on facebook, don't. If you do, but don't want to use your real name, set up an alias using a different email address.
 

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Just to reiterate a previous point

Good Afternoon!

I have reposted, as I fear my previous post on page 2 may have been overlooked

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 would be very sorry to see the loss of a forum for "classic" boats from the YBW site. I probably wouldn't sign up for yet another web-site, and this forum seems to have very little to do with the print publication. I fail to see why the move is necessary or desirable; I am sure an agreement between Chelsea Publishing and IPC is perfectly possible and from the point of view of the readership is eminently desirable, giving cross-over between differing readerships.

Mostly we follow these fora because they enable us to get in touch with like-minded people; they are not seen by most of us as an adjunct to the print magazine. I for one do not regularly read ANY print magazines, and it is clear from other debates on these fora that I am in at least a sizeable minority - it may even be the majority.
 

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I am sure an agreement between Chelsea Publishing and IPC is perfectly possible

As far as I'm concerned, such an agreement is irrelevant. If Chelsea Publishing want to set up a companion forum to their magazine on their own site they're more than welcome to, I couldn't care either way although I suspect they might be disappointed how little activity it gets.

What matters is whether IPC feel obliged to close this forum. I can't see why they should, and I hope they don't.

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^ exactly.

You could always have a chelsea magazine header to the classic boat forum, but keep it on the same site so that we don't have to re-register.

Put simply, if it goes to the classic boat site where people will have to re-register and login every time, most people won't bother. I know I won't. It's far far too much of a hassle to browse two sites.
 

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I think the crucial question is, once Chelsea has set up their forum over on their new website, is IPC going to close this one?

It's pretty clear that they don't need to - they can have a forum for older boats if they want, just as they have a liveaboard forum, a Thames forum and a Jester Challenge forum. Who owns any given magazine is irrelevant to that.

Would be quite surprising if the terms of the sale didn't include a non-compete.
 
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im registered on 3 sites look at this one every day. one of the others 2ce a week .the last one. once every month or 2 . I look at classic but I couldnt be rsd to look at another site not enough time in the day as it is . As 4 Face book arhh I registerd to have a look what the fuss was about but its like a virus all th options to email you for this txt you for that was on it for a week and started getting txts to fone every 5 mins not interested in txting nor looking at a wall !It was a fortnight befor I got the txts to stop cannot be doing with that cräÞ
 

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Well there is one thing we can all do before it's too late and that is edit out any thing you don't want to go silly public on FB.
OK it's public on here now but it's to an audience of like minded peeps FB is all and sundry.
 

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^ sheesh...read the replies. We're objecting to the CB moving to another site.

As CB have made clear, they are *not* going to move the CB forum pages to facebook :)
 

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Well there is one thing we can all do before it's too late and that is edit out any thing you don't want to go silly public on FB.
OK it's public on here now but it's to an audience of like minded peeps FB is all and sundry.

Actually you have that precisely backwards.

Facebook stuff is generally restricted to your "friends", and can be restricted further if you like.

This forum is accessible to all and sundry, and because of its high quality and long standing gets very high Google rankings which means a search for anything at all relevant is likely to bring it up near the top of the list. Type "silly public on FB" into Google, even without the quotes, and out of all the billions of pages on the Web this thread is the top hit.

But it's all irrelevant because at no point has anyone proposed moving the forum to Facebook, only to another web server just like this one.

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Umm, maybe YBW could add a new forum to replace 'Classics' with MAB's, or 'Wishfull Thinking' or 'Old Bangers' or something.
Have to say part of the appeal of YBW is the range of chatter across the board. A site just for Classics might be a bit sterile. Look at classic motor boats & the Old Speed Boat site for example, just a tiny handful of users.

& where else could one read about old Allegro stories ? not via the facebook clientel thats for sure.
 
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