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Offline Mark Toorock

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Why Register?
« on: November 10, 2005, 01:18:10 PM »
What is the benefit of registering for this website or the forums, I only want to look around ...


Give us a chance to show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes...
This Parkour website is different than anything else out there. It is setup to be community based and community driven. It is an interactive, living breathing collective for American traceurs. Registered members can submit articles, weblinks, news items, and just about anything else they want to. Registered members can leave comments about stories, news items, opinion articles, almost any content on the site.

We are working hard to bring our online photo and voting systems online. These will allow the community to participate in features like "Picture of the week" ... where the pictures will be chosen 100% by the community vote. Memebers may eventually be able to post their own photo albums and videos to a special section of the site.

Break out of the box
Most communities on the internet consist of a web front-end with a forum based back end, and everything "goes on" in the forums. Flip that upside-down and shake it a bit, this is 2005. This website if a front end community driven content management system with a forum on the back end for discussions. This means that things like User Information will be based on the site, not the forums. User's photo galleries, personal blogs, comments and opinions all become part of this living thing that is the American Parkour community.

One always advances ...
We are looking to change, already! We are always looking for suggestions and user input. A community by definition is made up of the individuals that contribute. Without the individual voice, a community is an empty shell.

Your time is now!
Get involved. Ask how you can help, ask what you can contribute.

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Re: Why Register?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 04:33:36 AM »
Wow! We've come a long way already.

Back then if you registered you got to "rank" an article, now you can leave comments on it.

Now if you're registered you can:

Post on the forums
Add user information about yourself so others can find you to jam with
Add a personal photo album in the Gallery
Vote on Picture of the Week and other things
Get advanced previews of new APK STUFF
Download Dispersion
Send PM's to other members
And the list goes on ...


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Re: Why Register?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 06:26:27 AM »
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...User's photo galleries, personal blogs, comments...
I can't seem to find the place where you actually post a blog...am I crazy?

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Blogs are back
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 05:53:47 AM »
Not many people were using it, but now that Blogs are such a part of culture I guess we should have one too :)

Hopefully people will write stuff about Parkour and freerunning and themselves.

There's also the Workout tracking forum, many people use that as an exercise / diet / training specific blog to track their progress.
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Re: Why Register?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 07:31:09 AM »
Yeah, i wanted to use the blog as my workout journal.  Something weird about putting it on a forum...to me, it implies that I want people to look at it, and at this point, I don't want anyone looking at my training log.  *whimper*