Facebook - Off-road caravanning site.

Submitted: Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 04:49
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I thought it would be interesting to hear about the ideas and adventures of the owners of all types of off road caravans, not just Bushtrackers.

I started a page to accomplish this today, and I have called it :

"Off-road Caravanning in Australia". Do a search if you are a Facebook person.

Please do me a favour and ask to become a friend, as it is hard to get these things going with a sufficient numbers of posters, to make it viable.

Thanks,

Willie.

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 04:57

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 04:57
I can't find it Willie, can you post a link?

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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 08:30

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 08:30
Sorry Stephen,
I should have done this in the beginninghttps://www.facebook.com/groups/offroadcaravan/
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Follow Up By: grumpyolephartz - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:13

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:13
Just be warned that it is a Restricted Group. You can request to join the group as a Pending Member, but you have to wait until the Group Moderators Confirm you to post anything.

I am currently in that Pending Member group! Mike needs to add me. I can see who all the Members are, and when Mike added them

Later: Done, thanks Mike
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 09:27

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 09:27
Hi Willie

Having just muddled onto Facebook late last night, it is something I haven't got a clue about. How do I become your Facebook friend?

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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 17:51

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 17:51
Mrs Chook,

I am the worst person to ask. I am hopless with Facebook,, but I am persisting because there is so much interesting stuff on there.

It is very confusing, but it is possible to muddle through by "trying all the buttons until it works" or alternatively getting a child to help you, as I do !

Your first move must be to go into Facebook and open a free account. When you have done that, go to the link provided. Then request that you become a friend of Off-road Camping in Australia.

If you are having trouble then, get back to me and I will ask my son !

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: grumpyolephartz - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 08:58

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 08:58
Hi Mike, I have just asked on Facebook. Mutha, look for me by name, and make sure you have a photo of me in my hat side on. You search in the top line, and will show list of options. As Mike says, you will need to set up your account first. Make sure you tighten up your security. I have my info only available to friends, NOT friends of friends.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:22

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:22
I seemed to just loose my reply :O

Hi John, I have found you, but cannot 'like' or 'friend' or anything.

Hi Stephen and thanks for the 'like' :)

HI Mike; how to I join your page?

I am posting as a page Australia So Much to See.

My time is limited so I have not been able to look at Facebook much.

Mh
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:24

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:24
What has happened to our Edit function on the forum? I was going to add that it may be the way I have set up my page - I had no idea as I muddled through.



Edit button has returned ;)
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Follow Up By: grumpyolephartz - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 17:44

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 17:44
Just look in the banner to you post to edit Mutha. In Facebook there are quite easy to recognise places to 'Friend' on the page of the person. Just touch the link to my page and under my banner which is a sunset, it should be there.

There should be a lot of friends for me. There is another of the same name without a picture that was starting to be populated with my info, but has had it removed. Only "friend" people where you can be sure it is that person.

One FB friend had a friend request from his wife. Thing was he was already a FB friend of his wife! Not sure why people are trying to copy pages, but they do.
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Follow Up By: braggy - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:03

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:03
Hi Mother, because its group, you have to join, (not friend)
Hit join and Willie should/will accept.
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Follow Up By: grumpyolephartz - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:24

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:24
Oh, Mutha, I had the restriction to add friend to Friends of Friends. Changed now, or if I could find you, I could ask. Search couldn't earlier
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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:33

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 18:33
Mrs Chook,

Are your initials LB. There is a lady who asked to join the page with those initials.

Thanks,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 21:40

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 21:40
Not me Willie. I haven't found where to apply to join yet.

This is what I see

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Follow Up By: grumpyolephartz - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:40

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:40
Muvva, it looks like you have been successful in setting up a group or business as Australia so much to see. I am a moderator for another one. Doing that, the other entity can't join up to other groups or entities. If you joined using your name, you could join or like groups. I think it is all to do with the way you set it up, or the entity you are trying to work with.

If I access our farm entity on FB and adopt the moderator role, I have to step back from it to get to "Friend" anyone, even though I may search them.
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Reply By: Beatit - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 20:24

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 20:24
OK I've joined the FB group and my membership is pending.

Kind regards

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:40

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:40
Thanks Theo.
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Reply By: Willie - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 20:58

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 20:58
Three Boggers have befriended the page. We are on fire !

Thanks a lot,

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Reply By: The Hob - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 21:52

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 21:52
I think I have a pending membership. Just joined facebook today.

I do not like social media but this will be a way to educate me. I am scared of third party activity (friends of firends etc) using my info etc without my knowledge.

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:38

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:38
Alan,

I find it rather overwheming too, but we had a lot of fun posting photos etc for our friends when we did our last trip.

The best thing to do I guess is limit the amount of info abot yourself in the profile.

Thanks for joining up,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 21:45

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 21:45
I feel the same way Alan, and have refused to join earlier. My presence will be very limited and will not (I hope) show my name to anyone. This way I can see some FB members only sites (eg those given as links on forum when of interest), I can 'like' sites when they let me, and I can post replies on Free Choice Camping.




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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 16:42

Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 16:42
Well the impossible has happened. Saints preserve us. Mrs Chook is now a member of Facebook and a member of Off-road Caravanning in Australia.
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Reply By: col & kris - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 00:15

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 00:15
Hi Willie,just sent you a friend request,I hope we can contribute to your Off road Caravaning in Australia page.

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:34

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 01:34
Yep, got it. Thanks a lot Kris.
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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 00:59

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 00:59
Can one of you tech savvy Boggers help poor Mother Hen out. She has posted a screen shot which shows she has joined Facebook and reached the page of Off-road caravanning in Australia.

Now she has hit a brick wall and needs advice.

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Follow Up By: Just Wandering - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 02:26

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 02:26
Just click on the "Join Group Button" Located under the picture near the top.

You will get a notification when its been accepted.

That's all I did.

Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 09:19

Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 09:19
Grumpyolephartz is right. As a 'page' I cannot join, hence no "join group" button. I can only join as a person, and Facebook refused to believe my first name is Mother :O
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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 03:14

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 03:14
After only one day we have about 20 interested "friends" on the new page, and already lots of great posts.

Thanks to all you Boggers who helped.

The page has a heap of friends with Bushtrackers. Now to make it interesting, we need to gather some friends with other brands.

If you know anybody with a van and a sense of adventure, please tell them about the new page. I posted on the Spinifex owners forum, so that should get a bit of interest.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped,

Willie

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Follow Up By: Emu 65 - Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 21:10

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 21:10
Hello Willie,

We've just joined the group. Is it desirable/compulsory to become a friend as well?

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 21:14

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 21:14
Paul,

You are asking a technically challenged person here ! My guess is NO - try without it and see how you go.

I actually thought by joining you were becoming a FRIEND, but really, I have no idea about Facebook. I can make posts, but I have a lot to learn.

Good luck,

Willie.
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Reply By: Trish n Phil - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 20:42

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 20:42
Thanks Willie
Great Facebook page just signed up

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Reply By: MattandLana - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 01:17

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 01:17
Thanks Willie, we just applied to join.

Note for others: NOT to be confused with the Sydney guy whose FB page is called "Off Road Caravanning" and looks like this:Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 03:50

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 03:50
Yep, I saw your request.

That "Off Road Caravanning" requested to join "Off-Road Caravanning in Australia", how very odd.

I knocked it back. We only have people as members.

Willie.
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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 03:59

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 03:59
The site now has over 350 members. The large majority seem to be non posters, but maybe we can encourage them to disgorge their secrets.

There is a lot of BT and Kedron owners, a few Spinifex, Trakmaster and Free Spirit, one AOR Aurora and a heap of other brands.

Thanks to everone who helped to get the page up and running.

Willie.
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