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JIM DANIELS Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
Site Founder

Region: Mid-South
Car #: 76
Year : "You Pick"
Posts: 4422
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Greetings fellow Spec Miata, Miata, MX5 and Mazda enthusiast!

Over the past decade, the volunteers and members of the SpecMiata.com Website have created a phenomenal online community. This community is fueled by all of our passion for the Miata and the enjoyment we bring each other on a social level. It has been my esteemed honor to be along for the ride, I appreciate the experience more than Iím able to communicate in words.

As the saying goes ďall good things must come to an endĒ, and that is where we find SpecMiata.com at today. However, do not fret, the community and content will not be lost but be given an opportunity to gain new heights in the community Website world. For several years and more concertedly the past few months we have realized SpecMiata.com was outdated and in need of improvement. We have also come to know that there is a hole in the Mazda racing community for a site with the geniality and fellowship we have at the SpecMiata.com Website.

After some quiet research, and some simple beta testing, I am tremendously excited and proud to announce the start-up of MazdaRacers.com. This new site, http://www.MazdaRacers.com is live right now and will replace SpecMiata.com in the coming weeks. SpecMiata.com will NOT accept new members as of this writing and no new topics or posts will be allowed after January 31st 2011. The SpecMiata.com Website will remain available for searching its archives after the January 31st 2011 shut down date. All of the forums you now enjoy have a place at the new site and are ready for the new content next season will bring.

Our aim and now mission is to create an environment that is current in technology and incorporating to all Mazda racers and fans. I have raced a Mazda in and built Mazda cars for 12+ classes within the various sanctioning bodies. That creates lots of friends and acquaintances that I like to socialize with. Just this month I participated in the 25 hour of Thunderhill with co-drivers who race a variety of Mazda products, club to pro. This cross class friendship and sentiment is repeated over and over in our community. The thrust of this new URL and Website is to unite all Mazda racers so we can boast about our achievements, share our knowledge, learn more about our hobby and interact with those outside the driver circles who are Mazda enthusiasts.

The new site features and plans for its content are literally mind boggling. I will tease you with these comments, live in-car video feeds of your races embedded into your blog, dozens of personal achievement awards, a free classified ad system in the latest global Google friendly format, full Facebook, Twitter etc. integration and one of my favorites, one login access for all features.

While I am saddened to see the old site go, Iím thrilled to bring in the new technology and other Mazda racers for what I believe to be a truly unique and enriching online community, MAZDARACERS.COM.

Happy Holidays and see you at the new site!

Jim Daniels
Mazda Loyalist

[ 12-21-2010, 04:10 AM: Message edited by: Mike ]

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Jim Daniels

MAZDARACERS.COM

JIM DANIELS Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
Site Founder

Region: Mid-South
Car #: 76
Year : "You Pick"
Posts: 4422
Status: Offline
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Sorry gang, did not mean to lock this one too.

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Jim Daniels

MAZDARACERS.COM

SCCA_Racer
Member

Region: 33 SFR
Year : 1991
Posts: 167
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What about our login ID's?
Do we have to all create new profiles?

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Joshua Fine
SCCA member 323214 since 2003
Novice Permit in 2010
Racing 2011

Mike
Memphis PC Guy

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quote:
Originally posted by SCCA_Racer:
What about our login ID's?
Do we have to all create new profiles?

Unfortunately Yes. The software we use here is just to many steps behind to make importing user info feasible. But, you can use your Facebook or Twitter login if you prefer and it will populate your profile from either of those.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

JIM DANIELS Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
Site Founder

Region: Mid-South
Car #: 76
Year : "You Pick"
Posts: 4422
Status: Offline
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Yup, 15 year old software doesn't quite cross over.

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Jim Daniels

MAZDARACERS.COM

D.B. Cutler Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Huge Member

Region: Detroit
Car #: 5
Year : 1991
Posts: 1029
Status: Offline
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Great, now I have to get a '99 computer as well.

JIM DANIELS Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
Site Founder

Region: Mid-South
Car #: 76
Year : "You Pick"
Posts: 4422
Status: Offline
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Rofl

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Jim Daniels

MAZDARACERS.COM

Sean Allen Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Veteran Member

Region: SFR
Car #: 54!
Year : 90'
Posts: 1907
Status: Offline
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hmm interesting.

Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Pack Fodder

Region: NWR / Oregon
Car #: 88
Year : 95
Posts: 2000
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So I guess now is not a good time to send donations to this site?

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Keith Novak
(Will work for tires)

Mike
Memphis PC Guy

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Please excuse Jim's over-the-top topic title.

Forum.specmiata.com is never actually going to shut down. This forum will be kept in its entirety, only in an archived state. No new registrations (we have to wade through 200+ spammers to pick out the 4 legit guys every day), no new posts and no edits/deletions.

You will be able to search the posts and all the information as you always have. If there is a thread here you would like to continue at Mazdaracers.com simply copy and paste the main thread and link back in your MR post to let others come up to speed.

Mazdaracers.com is still the same people and servers ... just different domain name and larger scope... and lots more bells and whistles.

Donations are still greatly appreciated and going to the same person for the same thing. You will receive an Award Icon at the Mazdaracers.com site provided you have registered there.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

Brian Benthin Verified Driver
Professional ballast

Region: Northwest
Car #: ICSCC #322
Year : 1990
Posts: 283
Status: Offline
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Jim, I tried to register at the new site and am caught in an endless loop with the Facebook connect feature. Can you take a look?

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Brian

Mike
Memphis PC Guy

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quote:
Originally posted by Brian Benthin:
Jim, I tried to register at the new site and am caught in an endless loop with the Facebook connect feature. Can you take a look?

Should be resolved. Use your Facebook login as I removed your twitter login.

Sorry for the inconvenience

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

jwarren Verified Driver
Member

Region: NNJ
Car #: 51
Year : 1991
Posts: 161
Status: Offline
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i'm going to make sure i have the last post on january 31st so everyone can see :)

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Ridgespeed Racing

#51 J. Andrew Warren

http://www.ridgespeedracing.com

tony senese Verified Driver
Phew, that was close!

Car #: 99
Year : 1994
Posts: 836
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New site looks great with lots of great features, it's almost TOO fancy for a miata racer.....

I'm just sayin....

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Tony Senese
SM#99
2008 NASA-NE SM Champion
NASA-NE SM Director
2008 PRO-IT SM 3rd place
http://www.nosenseyet.com/coppermine

TR6
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Region: Southwest
Car #: 500
Year : 2002
Posts: 179
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And if you act fast registering on the new site, you can steal that cool user name the other guy has that you always wished you'd thought of before he registers it! [Wink]

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Greg H.
2002 red Miata #500
Denton, Texas

Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by TR6:
And if you act fast registering on the new site, you can steal that cool user name the other guy has that you always wished you'd thought of before he registers it! [Wink]

Yeah, but then what will you do when we stick you with a new name BooBooKitty ? [laughing]

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

Astro Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Member

Car #: 87
Year : 1990
Posts: 58
Status: Offline
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What happens to the money that I just donated...that I thought was to help keep the site going for 2011?

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David Spencer
1990 Miata - #87 SM

Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Pack Fodder

Region: NWR / Oregon
Car #: 88
Year : 95
Posts: 2000
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Is the local section getting moved over so we can arrange paddock spaces and talk smack between comrades?

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Keith Novak
(Will work for tires)

Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by Astro:
What happens to the money that I just donated...that I thought was to help keep the site going for 2011?

Now it's helping keep two sites going for 2011.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
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http://www.mazdaracers.com

Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by Keith in WA:
Is the local section getting moved over so we can arrange paddock spaces and talk smack between comrades?

We are still sorting out the logistics, I'll have to get back to you on that.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

Sean Allen Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Veteran Member

Region: SFR
Car #: 54!
Year : 90'
Posts: 1907
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Please bring over the regional only sections!

CP Verified Driver
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Region: NER
Car #: 7
Year : 1999
Posts: 636
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I'll second the above request for the regional forums.

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-Cy
Supported by LTD Racing & Speed Shack - New England's Premier Auto Accessory Store
Rt1 AutoMile - Norwood, MA
http://www.speedshackonline.com

Chris70 Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Member

Region: NER
Car #: 17-7-70
Year : 1994
Posts: 129
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I just donated too ?

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"Talent is often perseverance in disguise"

Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris70:
I just donated too ?

How much? You can PM if you prefer. It will carry over to the new website though. Unless you are asking for a refund ?

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
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Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by CP:
I'll second the above request for the regional forums.

Probably won't add anymore forums until next week. I'm still trying to dig out from under the deluge of SMember updates at the new site.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
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http://www.mazdaracers.com

Chris70 Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Car #: 17-7-70
Year : 1994
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Silver level Mike and I am not asking for a refund, just carry over to the new site.

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"Talent is often perseverance in disguise"

Mike
Memphis PC Guy

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quote:
Originally posted by Chris70:
Silver level Mike and I am not asking for a refund, just carry over to the new site.

Will do, let me know when your account is created.

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

Alex Gaines Verified Driver
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Region: Central Carolina
Car #: 77
Year : 1990
Posts: 59
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Hey I just sent over some paypal money to re up my add in the classifieds. I have not used the credits yet so what do i need to do? Thanks

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2010 SARRC Champion
2010 13 Hours of VIR Champions
Race Engineering

Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by Alex Gaines:
Hey I just sent over some paypal money to re up my add in the classifieds. I have not used the credits yet so what do i need to do? Thanks

Use the credits. At some point classifieds.specmiata.com will stop selling credits and be allowed to run down. Classifieds will remain free of charge at mazdaracers.com at least until then. So post your ads at both places ... 2 for 1!

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

Mike
Memphis PC Guy

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Once you create your account specmiata.com members should use the support system to notify us, so we can update your account.

Directions can be found at http://www.mazdaracers.com/topic/27-information-for-specmiatacom-users/

SMember perks include the ability to set your Member Title from post #0 so you don't have to run around with "Junior Member" under your custom Avatar [Smile]

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Mike
Memphis PC Guy
http://memphispcguy.com
http://www.mazdaracers.com

   

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