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Posted by Terry | Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:27 PM | 14,628 Views
Wow I just heard from the Jims that I get to take the weekend off to close out the Month of Awesome!

I'll be hanging out and relaxing and letting my temporary replacement, Manuel Santos, keep an eye on things.

Thanks Manuel for helping me out! And thanks all you great RCG-ers for making April the best month ever!!!

Here is a word from Manuel:

In English:
Manuel Takes Over for Terry the Transmitter (0 min 22 sec)

En Espanol:
Manuel Takes Terry's Job - En Espanol! (0 min 17 sec)
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Posted by Terry | Apr 26, 2011 @ 12:44 PM | 9,472 Views
Remember those nifty blog links I added earlier in the Month of Awesome???

Well, today I made a few refinements. I added a new one called "Featured" which lets you see just the featured blogs. I've made sure that all the admins have their blogs on the "Featured" list as well as a few of our most entertaining users!

I also changed combined the Popular, Hottest, and Most Commented into something that I think will work a bit better for everyone.

Take a look and have an AWESOME day!!!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 25, 2011 @ 10:29 AM | 10,878 Views
This is soooo cool. I'm in my own game!!!

Another Month of Awesome awesomitudinous offering!

Thanks to the handsome dudes at JellySandwich (users boof69 and sonofboof), you can now play as little old ME as I fight off a bunch of unruly R/C aircraft. Use one of those keyboard things you meatspacers like to dirty up. Figuring out the keys is part of the game!!!

Find it here: https://www.rcgroups.com/pages/terry

Scores are here: https://www.rcgroups.com/pages/terry/highscores.php


Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 21, 2011 @ 04:51 PM | 8,959 Views
I hope you are having a great Month of Awesome like I am!

Here is another new feature for you lovers of the Classifieds!

I had another GREAT idea!

If you go to the Classifieds page from now on, you'll see a nice little column of extra info on the left side of the page. At the top of this column are three helpful links:

My Ads - Shows you all of your own ads
All Ads with My Replies - Shows you all of the ads you've replied to
My Trader Feedback Page - Takes you to your trader feedback page


Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 19, 2011 @ 01:28 PM | 10,092 Views
Oh hey it's just me, Terry, your friendly transmitter mascot, with another new feature to make the Month of Awesome even awesomer.

Today I added a Friends and Most Commented link to the top of the blogs page! This lets you see just the blogs from your RCG friends, or see blogs sorted according to how many comments they've received.

If you have no friends you'll see a message reminding you to be a better person. HAHA I'm kidding, silly! If you want new RCG friends just go to their blog pages and click the "Befriend" link.

Hmmm...you guys have also left me a lot of great feedback on the "Hottest" and "Popular" filters I added earlier...I think I'll make some changes soon...

Keep all those comments, and the love, coming!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 18, 2011 @ 10:28 AM | 8,886 Views
Hey today I made it so you could de-visibilitize those controversial classified thumbnails. Just click the little "-" box next to the "Thumbnail" label in the table header.

I also made some changes to the classifieds layout to make it look more prettyified.

Still hate hate hate it? Tell your little transmitter buddy all about it!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 14, 2011 @ 01:49 PM | 10,004 Views
Ooooh, I'm so excited about this one my antenna is trembling!! I made a change to the Classifieds view so you can now see thumbnails right on the listing page as well as the location of the seller.

Looky look right here for an example!

It's all part of our MONTH OF AWESOME!!!

Thank you, thank you...I love you all!!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 12, 2011 @ 03:44 PM | 8,252 Views
Seems like people are joining the site in droves, so we need some way to let everyone see what the all-time best stuff is.

Today I made a new feature in the Blogs area. It's just like the "Hottest" filter we added earlier, but instead of going back a month it goes back from the very beginning.

Check it out! Just go to the blogs page and click the "Popular" link.

I'm still trying to figure out what the right names should be. Maybe instead of "Popular" we'll call it "Hottest All Time" or something...but I figure you'd enjoy seeing it.

Comment here as you like!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 07, 2011 @ 04:21 PM | 13,192 Views
Hey this Month of Awesome stuff is going great!

I was browsing around today and thought to myself "Self, wouldn't it be nice if the images were bigger?" Sometimes it's hard to see all the details in those build threads, you know?

So I went in and changed our maximum image size to 1600x1200. That's plenty of pixels for everyone!

You'll see that big images show up as they did before in our attachment browser, at 1024 pixels in width, but if you click on them you'll get the full size image!

Have fun uploading pics!

Terry o-[ : ) ]

PS - Click the attached images to get see what I'm talking about!
Posted by Terry | Apr 05, 2011 @ 12:55 PM | 13,474 Views
I'm sure none of you browse RCGroups during work hours (LOL!) but I get to do it all day long. That's one of the benefits of being a mascot! A cyberspacer doesn't have to stop surfing to do things you meatspacers have to do, like sleep and eat.

I started thinking about that today when I was reading through the blogs. You might not have time to read them all, so today I made a new feature: You can now choose to change your blog sorting from "Latest" to "Hottest". Going to "Hottest" will show you all the blogs with lots of recent visitors.

To see it in action just go to the Blogs page.

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 01, 2011 @ 02:26 PM | 10,678 Views
Today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! I turned 15 this afternoon.

Since the Jims are busy at the Toledo show I can do whatever I want.

Therefore, I declare that this entire month, in celebration of my 15th birthday, will be THE MONTH OF AWESOME!

We're going to do all kinds of cool things this month. New website features, contests, discounts from our friends in the R/C industry, and maybe even some things that are downright silly.

I even made a whole new forum for THE MONTH OF AWESOME so you can keep up to date on all the new stuf. Check it out!