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I know I had like an 8 month hiatus at one point but damn who is left on here from the old regulars? I know 2 or 3 of us off the top of my head but damn... Soccer I haven't seen post in forever, Rap is gone although he probably got banned a few times by other mods... lots of other regulars are gone... Damn FB... :(
 

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Not many left for sure. I don't use FB as it's a security nightmare as far as I'm concerned. I guess I'm missing out on some things, but I just can't make the jump. I had (now deactivated) an account at one time, but it was such a cluster, I just deactivated and abandoned it. Too many kiddies playing mouthy games there.
 

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Eh, I use it on my main acct. I'm just subb'd to a bunch of shitposting groups and car parts groups and a few other BS ones. I don't use it for anything serious. If a potential employer finds a bit of slightly deviant porn pages and me trolling idiots then oh well.
 

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I would have to make a bogus account if I were to use it again. It's just that FB store so much personal information that gets leaked/sold/spoofed it's ridiculous. I'm not worried about people seeing anything I would post or follow, it's the back-end security of things that I have a issue with.

Another issue is that, as a retired police officer, I know lots of bad guys on FB and they use FB to stalk officers and their family members. The family is usually not associated with me as long as I don't have a FB account that can link them. So an anonymous and/or bogus account would be the only way. Honestly, I just don't have enough interest or reason for the effort. It's just not that important to me. I get along swimmingly with out FB ;)
 

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Oh **** yeah I could totally see that being an issue. My Brother in Law is a security guard at a federal prison on Ft Dix and he doesn't have any social media either. Probably for the same reason. He actually got attacked last month but he's a big dude and he handled it... Me here it's just me and immediate family, plus im in Spain lol.
 

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May have had something to do with the format change, not sure.
How are you enjoying your tour in Spain ? Spent 36 months there & hated to leave..
 

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May have had something to do with the format change, not sure.
How are you enjoying your tour in Spain ? Spent 36 months there & hated to leave..
Loving it. I hit 36 months in January. Here for 48 at least but I'm going to try to extend this July till 2026 and then retire here. That'll put me at almost 22 years in so it would be perfect logistically.
 

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Loving it. I hit 36 months in January. Here for 48 at least but I'm going to try to extend this July till 2026 and then retire here. That'll put me at almost 22 years in so it would be perfect logistically.
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So 48 months in Jan. 2021, you're looking for a ( 5 + ) year extension, is that even possible ?
Do you have a skill that there just isn't any of ??
I'll bet there are a lot of changes since I left Spain,....................in 1979..
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Lol yeah I'm USAF. 1- this is my first overseas tour that I got when I was 13 years in. 2- with the Corona thing going on they are more likely to agree to not move someone who doesn't want to be moved. 3 -its a 4 year extension. 2022-2026. I put my extension request in 18 months before DEROS.

And I am aircraft maintenance which is a career field that is always short. Not that I want anything to do with aircraft after I retire besides flying RC planes... And I just bought like 4 of those lol. Sales plus the stimulus plus tax returns... put a lot into savings too but gotta have toys. Got an EDF jet, an Ultra Stick, a F6F Hellcat and the plane I've wanted since I'm a kid I finally got and I am so happy.. a 10'+ wingspan B-24 Liberator. I'll have to make a RC plane thread in the bar and post pics for the like... 7 or 8 ppl who still frequent this forum lol.

Backup plan is I put in for orders to Germany which is also amazing. Backup to the backup is to put in for back home. Wife has some medical issues that would make getting back to NJ easy if we have to go back to the states. Plus McGuire is always hurting for manning.

edit: Also as far as this forum being dead there are a shitton of spammers here... I just cleared out the 2 I had notices for and there were 12 approval requests from new accounts that had matched IDs to spammers. I'd say I spam clean 10-20 bot accounts per day and this is a small forum... can't imagine what SVTP does. The Corral... ugh... The Corral is a prime example of a forum that had everything and then just completely sold out and **** itself. Kinda like AM...
 

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Has FB really killed off these types of forums? With how the information is categorized on all of the forums I am apart of, I do not see how FB could match that amount of good information in a searchable form, unless there is some secret functionality in FB that I do not know about..

I'm not a member of any groups on FB and try to avoid using it but owning/managing 4 businesses with their own FB pages makes it rather difficult as fewer and fewer people will call to ask questions and instead use FB Messenger to ask complex questions, where a conversation can run 30 - 45 minutes using Messenger or less than 5 minutes with a phone call... I suppose I just hate people, especially the stupid ones.I also hate FB.


I stop in a few times a week but don't generally have anything to post.
 

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People in the FB groups don't want to have to use a search function, or do any research or go to any trouble to learn things themselves. They want someone to spoon feed them the info they request and they want it now. "Why is my check engine light on" is a good example...lol. Thats why I got out (or got kicked out) of every Mustang FB group I was in. You can't tell someone to do a little research, it triggers them too much. I like this group (minus the daily spam). There's good people on here.
 

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Yep, ppl go to facebook for fast and easy and get pissed if you tell them to do a little research or ESPECIALLY something that they don't want to hear.

Funny because as dead as some of these forums are, you can go on say... the Corral and search through literally 20 years of threads that cover anything and everything to do with these cars.
 

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I have yet to find a reason to open an account on FB, or any of the other " social " websites..
I've gotten a shitload of car parts at stupid good prices from FB for sale groups. The rest of it is super toxic tho. I belong to some car groups, have my actual IRL friends and ppl I've networked with on there and then the shitposting groups are entertaining.
 

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On an unrelated topic, I bought a Roush Phase 3 kit yesterday. Along with a Ford Racing All Aluminum radiator and the 7 blade GT500 fan to replace my stock Boss Radiator/fan, TSS billet OPG/S gears. My purchase of an upgraded Heat Exchanger / Pump purchase fell through when I got an email this morning from DOB telling me of their backorder problem. So I guess I'll have to go with the Roush kit model and upgrade that at some near future date. I really wanted to do everything at once and be done with it, but no such luck. Happy, but also disappointed...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled chit chat...
 

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On an unrelated topic, I bought a Roush Phase 3 kit yesterday. Along with a Ford Racing All Aluminum radiator and the 7 blade GT500 fan to replace my stock Boss Radiator/fan, TSS billet OPG/S gears. My purchase of an upgraded Heat Exchanger / Pump purchase fell through when I got an email this morning from DOB telling me of their backorder problem. So I guess I'll have to go with the Roush kit model and upgrade that at some near future date. I really wanted to do everything at once and be done with it, but no such luck. Happy, but also disappointed...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled chit chat...
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Why Roush vs Whipple & VMP ??
 
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