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Posted by Terry | Sep 02, 2011 @ 12:56 PM | 16,990 Views
Anyone that has met me will tell you I talk a lot. I go on and on about expo, throttle curves, mixes and of course about all the stuff I read on RCGroups.com, but I am no match for you, the users of RCG. How do I know this? Well funny you should ask. I just looked at the bottom of the index page and noticed a number down there. I noticed a great big, ginormous, muy grande number! That number is 19 MILLION!! That is how many posts have been made on RCGroups and it's blowing my mind! Since most of my body is my head that's a lot of mind to blow! So congrats to all of you who made that number so big. That's a lot of RC goodness in one place!!!
Posted by Terry | Aug 25, 2011 @ 05:56 PM | 21,359 Views
Hey gang we're launching a new feature for the site!

Check out: Maps.RCGroups.com!!

Help us out by adding new Flying Sites, Hobby Shops, and R/C Car Tracks to the map.


Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Jul 20, 2011 @ 04:20 PM | 14,112 Views
I bet everyone thought I was slacking off for the summer. It is pretty hot for a transmitter so I have been taking it easy watching all the videos on RCGroups and that's when it hit me. I decided to make a "Recent Videos" page! I took a pinch of YouTube, a smidgin of Vimeo, and mixed it all together. The result is you can now view 2,000 of the latest videos on the site, 50 videos at a time! It's like having your own RCGroups.com movie channel!

See the Recent Videos page here:
Posted by Terry | Jul 02, 2011 @ 11:28 AM | 13,322 Views
Dear Jim B.
It is a special day today because this is the day you were born. I wanted to wish you a happy "Bourke" day! HA! You have done so much for the hobby, for the online RC community and I will be always be grateful to you, because if you had not drawn me on a napkin many years ago I would not exist. I hope you have a great day and all your wishes come true.

Terry the Mascot
Posted by Terry | Jun 18, 2011 @ 04:27 PM | 20,986 Views
Hey here is another super cool thing I found using the new Recent Attachments feature!

This is Lupus78's 3d printed Hellcat model. He used the Shapeways service to have the model printed in 3D. Very cool!!

For all the pics check out the thread or the thread gallery!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Jun 17, 2011 @ 05:23 PM | 12,663 Views
So there I was scorching through the site when a build thread slapped me right between the eyes - BAM! This is the most intense build thread I have seen for a while and I had to stop and share it with all you guys!

This user is building a 1/7 scale Sopwith and he says, "Replicraft plans are of the real thing right down to the nuts and bolts so however the real plane was built that's how I'm going to build it and what ever worked on the real plane will work on this one." The detail on this build has to be seen to believed. As a transmitter I would be proud to control something like this...

Click here to see this work of RC art.
Posted by Terry | Jun 16, 2011 @ 07:15 PM | 13,542 Views
Ok here is a new twist on the work we've been doing with attachment browsing. I just put a little link at the bottom of the left column of stuff on the Classifieds page.

Click the See all the latest ad pics link and you will see all the recent attachments made in the Classifieds section.

Enjoy and watch for more cool changes coming soon.

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Jun 14, 2011 @ 08:00 PM | 13,835 Views
Hey everyone! Today I found some wire, a metal gear servo and an old sock. I took all these things and with the help of my trusty 15 watt soldering iron I came up with yet another cool way to view photos on RCG! I call it the Lightbox Attachment Browser and it does some pretty trick stuff! When you click on any image this thing pops right up. You will be able to see who uploaded the image in this sweet black box (black is the new black you know). Also inside the box is info that can tell you what post the image came from. You can view all the attachments in the thread, or if the photo breaks a site rule you can report it to a moderator. Everything is linked right there in the box. Pretty cool huh?

For all you old old school RCG users you can still view images the old way by going to "My RCGroups", then go to "edit options" in the attachments section and check "Use old attachment browser to browse attachments within a thread."
But I know everyone is going to love the Lightbox Attachment Browser so don't even read that last part.

Give it a spin by clicking the image below.
Posted by Terry | Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:51 AM | 14,335 Views
In my never ending pursuit of trying to see everything posted on RCGroups I have invented yet another cool feature that all of you can share! I call it the Thread Gallery. When you click on the paperclip icon from any thread list it will take you to the double cool Thread Gallery. The Thread Gallery will display all the images that are in that particular thread. You can disable it and use the old attachment browser through the edit options page in "My RCGroups" but that's not as much fun as using the new Thread Gallery. I have included some photos below to help you figure out how to utilize the super sweet Thread Gallery. Enjoy!

PS - I just wanted to take this chance to say Thread Gallery one more time!
Posted by Terry | Jun 01, 2011 @ 01:06 PM | 14,046 Views
Do you know what's cool? When RCGroups users upload photos. When it gets slow around the RCGroups.com offices, I like to check out all the photos uploaded by our users. Yesterday, it hit me: What if I could look at every photo a user has uploaded to RCG at one time? How much cooler could you get than that? I can tell you, none more cooler! So I got out the soldering iron and created a user thumbnail gallery page. That means with one click you can see every image a user has uploaded to threads, the classified section, a blog, articles and more. If they uploaded a picture you can now check it out in the new user thumbnail gallery!

The image below shows you exactly where the link is to see all the photos

I have to go now and look at everyone's images!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | May 26, 2011 @ 07:53 PM | 11,673 Views
Hey gang, we added a new feature today. You can click on the Recent Attachments link down there in the site footer to see all the pictures and other stuff people have uploaded recently.

The page updates every hour.

Speaking of attachments, did you know we have over 3.5 million images in our database! Holy cow, that's a lot of pics!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | May 02, 2011 @ 04:41 PM | 9,561 Views
Hey gang, the Month of Awesome is now over and I'm back from my little vacation. Thanks Manuel for helping me out!

Now that I'm all rested up I'm working on some fun new features and cool ideas!

Thanks for celebrating the Month of Awesome with me!

Terry o-[ : ) ]
Posted by Terry | Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:27 PM | 14,631 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)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Terry | Apr 26, 2011 @ 12:44 PM | 9,474 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 | 10,879 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 | 8,961 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 | 10,093 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 | 8,887 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 | 10,006 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 | 8,253 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-[ : ) ]