reaches 5,000 posts|
The V8 Bulletin Board is a good quality classic
car forum for MGV8 enthusiasts which aims to to attract good quality, substantive
postings in terms of both subject matter and how they are expressed. It's a well
managed forum - adverts, chat and prattle are not welcome and very rarely activity
on the V8BB is moderated.
V8 Register Facebook Group
also have a V8 Register Facebook Group which is an online forum many users like.
It is a "closed group" with access only available to registered members,
so you need to apply to join the group. As a closed group we hope it will provide
members of the V8 Register with another convenient forum for exchanging views
and discussing topics whilst avoiding it becoming an uncontrolled "free for
all" forum with low quality posts, adverts and scammer activity!
join the V8 Register Facebook Group you will need to apply for a V8 Register Facebook
account which is only available to V8 Register members who are also current
members of the MG Car Club in the UK or of a recognised branch or associate
of the Club overseas. To apply just follow the guidelines at the head of the V8
Register Facebook Group page on how to join the group. Join
Our Facebook admin member is Julian Holmes.
V8 Bulletin Board reached 5,000 posts on 919 topics yesterday afternoon when
David Worthington posted a message saying "Congratulations to all those involved
with the V8 Bulletin Board. I think this is post number 5000 so well done to all
concerned for setting it up and keeping it running. I have found it very helpful
over the years to have such a wealth of knowledge and experience freely available.
Please keep it up." V8BB|
present V8BB was created by fellow V8 member Malcolm Bailey and launched in December
2012. So it has now been running for 51 months. Links to the postings on our earlier
V8BB are available on the current V8BB so you can do a "key word search"
for topics covered there.
How active is the V8BB in terms of visits?
monthly data for the 15 months from January 2016 to March 2017 from the V8BB webhost
shows the visits made per day are up by 48% on the level of visits in January
2016. By "visits" we mean visits from the same visitor in any one day,
ignoring their repeat hits - they are known as "unique visits", not
to be confused with the total visits each day. The total visits are greater because
many visitors make repeat visits each day. For example in March March 2017 each
visitor made (on average) 2.5 visits to the V8BB each day. You can see more information
and charts on our V8BB activity report. More
are our aims for the V8 Bulletin Board?|
Our aims for the V8BB are to attract
good quality postings in terms of both subject matter and how they are expressed.
Since the launch of the present V8BB it has succeeded in attracting good quality
messages with real substance, usually with reference to either acknowledged sources
(like workshop and parts manuals or other recognised authoritative sources) or
to direct personal experience or knowledge to support the advice or views in the
message, rather than simply bold assertions. Chat or prattle is not welcome or
adverts for cars, goods for sale or personal events. The general style of the
V8BB has been polite and welcoming so many members who might not have posted messages
on a forum before fearing a brusque response have found they have been able to
do so on the V8BB as there has been a low risk that someone might respond with
a barbed comment as a response saying "nonsense" or other discouraging
or unpleasant comments. The V8BB system is also straightforward to join and use.
The emphasis has been on the quality and not the quantity of messages on
V8BB Registered User Account - a benefit for current members
of the MG Car Club
The V8BB is run on an "open-to-all" basis
for viewing the threads posted to the V8BB but access to posting a message as
a response to a thread running on the V8BB or to posting a message as a new thread
is only available as a membership benefit to current members of the MG Car Club
or of a recognised branch or associate of the Club overseas who have also registered
an MGV8 with the V8 Register and have also been accepted as a V8BB Registered
User Account holder. Applications for a registered user account can be made via
the link on the V8BB homepage. Link