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Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:03 pm

I was invited by a couple of the lads to join whatsapp, for those that don't know what it is, a brief description below.

How it works

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.

In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
You would have to download the app from google play or play store

Anyway
I've created a group called Puntersmate, which is just for subscribed members.
It would be used by me to send out what you might call delicate information, things that we might not want posted on the forum.
This information could be sent straight to your phone.

Please do not post your phone number on here.
If you want me to add you to the group, please make sure you get whatsapp, then send me a private message with your phone number.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Secretariat » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:17 pm

GREAT idea
I joined it today
So does everyone see what anyone posts within the forum {:(

I'm too old for new gadgets {:( ;x;
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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by The Fenman » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:39 pm

I still put 2 pence pieces in the local phone box :>
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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Barton60 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:05 pm

I was going on it quite a few months ago and it messed around with my normal day to day phone text messages. Having said that I was probably doing something wrong *, *, . Can you not send direct private messages on this site or use a facebook group. Technology is moving to fast for me *,

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by harry_rag » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:12 pm

I'm confused, I thought only subscribed members could view forum posts anyway? What's the point of an alternative outlet for sensitive information that anyone who can read the forum could sign up to! {8

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Fruitster » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:21 pm

Just been added.

I noticed some need to update their whatsapp platform. I advise that you do.
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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:26 pm

We always have so many registered members who can read the forum during their trial 14 days. Only subscribed members will be in the whatsapp group.
Without going into too much detail, certain members would like to pass on information that they wouldn't put on a public forum, they asked me if I could relay the info, a couple of hours before hand. the only way I can guarantee that is with my phone, and this seems to be the easiest way.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by oioiboy » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:28 pm

Col wrote:We always have so many registered members who can read the forum during their trial 14 days. Only subscribed members will be in the whatsapp group.
Without going into too much detail, certain members would like to pass on information that they wouldn't put on a public forum, they asked me if I could relay the info, a couple of hours before hand. the only way I can guarantee that is with my phone, and this seems to be the easiest way.
Sounds good Col :thumbs

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Barton60 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:32 pm

Will give it a try Col thanks . Do I just get the app on my iphone ? It's asking for my phone number is this the right app ?

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Re: Whatsapp group

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Barton60 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:42 pm

Cheers col

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Stevoboro » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi Col

It won't let me PM you so have sent a e-mail with number on. Cheers

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Barton60 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:05 pm

I,m on now but can't find puntersmate *,

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Fruitster » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:10 pm

Barton60 wrote:I,m on now but can't find puntersmate *,
Send Col your number by PM Barton.
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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:10 pm

Send me a message with your phone number mate.

Can everybody make sure you have whatsapp before you send me your number.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:23 pm

Right lads, I've got a few to add, bear with me.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Barton60 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:24 pm

Cheers chaps , got to make allowance for me, over 60 now so losing it a little :)

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by kenbo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

I've got to laugh. A load of old timers trying to use WhatsApp. This can only end in tears and frustration. :lol :lol

My phone isn't compatible. Funnily enough my missus said recently that I need to get a modern phone so that I can get WhatsApp on it. I told her the last thing I wanted was for her to ring me up and be able to see where I am. She thinks I work till 4.30pm, and that we've got the best walked dog in the world!!!

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:47 pm

Get yourself a new phone :)
Ok Everybody that has asked to be added up to now, has been.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by scam75 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Great idea! :clap :clap

Thanks for adding me.

Cheers

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Regular Fries » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:44 am

Morning Col
Sent a pm yesterday evening. Can u please add me to the group.
Thanks
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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:45 am

Regular Fries wrote:Morning Col
Sent a pm yesterday evening. Can u please add me to the group.
Thanks
Regular Fries
Morning mate
I don't have a message from you, can you send it again please.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by nick » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:42 am

harry_rag wrote:I'm confused, I thought only subscribed members could view forum posts anyway? What's the point of an alternative outlet for sensitive information that anyone who can read the forum could sign up to! {8
Just a thought - many members who think and want :lol to think they have "sensitive" information will now resort to Whatsapp rather than posting on this forum for subscribed members. Will it all end up as a quasi-Masonic club?

Like Kenbo I'm not into mobile phones at all (nor Facebook, nor Twitter come to that :> ). My wife bought me a simple phone for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I've used it 3 times (with some difficulty).


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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:56 am

Just a thought - many members who think and want :lol to think they have "sensitive" information will now resort to Whatsapp rather than posting on this forum for subscribed members. Will it all end up as a quasi-Masonic club?
I had thought about that Nick
But we're not talking about regular information being sent via whatsapp, just the odd thing
If I am at home sitting at my PC, which let's face it is nearly all the time :lol so my wife says, then any info received will go on here.
If I'm out and about, and I get sent any messages, then the quickest way to do it would be whatsapp, but as soon as I get access to a pc, it will be on here.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by nick » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:04 am

Col wrote:...............................

I had thought about that Nick
But we're not talking about regular information being sent via whatsapp, just the odd thing

............................................................
Not sure how you know that?

Anyway - good luck :thumbs . It will soon become apparent how (if at all) Whatsapp affects the forum which has certainly thrived on the racing front over recent months. Let's hope it's beneficial rather than detrimental.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Twisler » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:44 am

As John Wayne Bobbit once said..

"IT WON'T BE LONG NOW....."

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Fatmac » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:46 am

Twisler wrote:As John Wayne Bobbit once said..

"IT WON'T BE LONG NOW....."
you got one lined up twis?

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Twisler » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:53 am

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by freebooter » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:51 pm

I do get the odd selection that as they say comes from the horses mouth but its few & far between.
Personally I think going this way dilutes the forum somewhat, what will happen is I suspect a large percentage of people who post on the forum will join this so its hardly going to keep it quiet as they say, if that was the case you would only choose a selected few to join in.
Not into facebook whatsapp etc so its not for me personally & yes I will probably miss a few winners.
Bit surprised it has come to this, thought Puntersmate was functioning perfectly well.
What I suspect has happened is people who requested this are more than likely worried that it can be seen the cat has been let out of the bag which on the face of it is fair enough, all I will say is by doing this your hardly likely to keep it as hush hush as you think.
I do hope I have not offended anyone just a personal opinion.

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Re: Whatsapp group

Post by Col » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:36 pm

No offence taken at all freebooter, I respect your opinion.
That's now five well respected members who have expressed their concern at the way this might go.
I didn't really have those fears, but looking at it again, I can see things a bit clearer.

I'd appreciate some more views on this please.

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