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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:35 am 
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More and more Paranormal groups seem to be doing away with personal websites and instead relying on facebook pages/groups. I think that this is a real shame because it makes everything look the same and limits the amount of information that groups can display. What does everyone else think?

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:57 am 
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Social Networking is the future man, get with the times ......

... yawn ...

Totally agree with you, but more and more groups on facebook these days only exist to sell tickets for their next ghost hunt and if you can get on facebook with a few 1000 followers of your group, you've got instant free advertising .. but as you say, it reduces the amount of info available about the paranormal / locations etc which in the long run is probably detrimental to the entire subject.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:01 am 
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It's all about selling tickets now isn't it, and the constant battle for locations to do the same old s**t in.

I bet when the book 'Haunted Stockton' comes out, certain places are going to get inundated with requests.

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I think its a shame when a group gets rid of its website in favour of the more simple (and certainly less customisable!) Facebook pages etc.

Over at OWNE, we've started a facebook page, but as a supplement to the main website. What we have got rid of was the forums... they weren't being used so became obsolete.

I think a personalised homepage and website sets the character of a group to the visitor, unlike a generic Facebook page.

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Tot agree Mark...far too many groups just interested in the glamour and self publicity and tbh trickery of guests.
Don't get me started on this one lol............I have had discussions with groups recently who state they offer a genuine paranormal investigation but then have email addresses ending with entertainment.co.uk etc

Real tried and tested groups have proper sites with full invo notes and decent forums...not just in it for the cash.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:18 am 
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TonyL wrote:
What we have got rid of was the forums... they weren't being used so became obsolete.

I know what you mean Tony. 'Paranormal' forums seem notoriously hard to keep active and I can't decide why this is. Surely there's tons of topics to discuss in this field. Are people scared that their views will just get shouted down or do most people have nothing much to say anyway?

After saying that, the NGI forum seems to fair better than most with regards to regular posters, so I shouldn't really complain. If anyone know of any other 'active' forums please let me know.

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doktor_phibes wrote:
If anyone know of any other 'active' forums please let me know.


.. and we'll burn them so people have to come here .. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:46 pm 
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The Unexplained Mysteries forum always seems quite active. I joined a while ago and have made a few posts, but there seems to be a few too many willing to shout 'fraud' and 'fake' just to make themselves look 'good' on there.

In some cases, especially with some groups being 'themed', sometimes it seems that a forum actually runs out of things to discuss, leaving the general, non-paranormal threads to take over.

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Cheers Tony, I'll take a look.
I hate it when people declare things 'fake!' without going into the reasons why they think that. At least if they give their reasons then people can discuss them.

We're there any good threads on the old OWNE forum Tony? If so, feel free to start them again here. :wink:

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