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Eljojo
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted December 06, 2002 09:04 PM
You know, this is the only place I've ever been where there aren't ANY stupid questions. There are questions I think are self answering, those that seem without logic or merit, and those that show the posters ignorance. But I never see any stupid ones. Once I had to ask which end was up. I've asked why this and why that and why this makes that and I showed my ignorance and I learned. Now I'm able to help-once in a while-with those very basic questions. And here on the dirt forum I see a lot of other guys (and gals) asking and answering every imaginable question there is about what makes stock cars tick. I'm glad to be a part of this group! My hat's off (and my old bald head shinin') to Jammin and to the sponsors of this terriffic website! Thank you too, all you forum members for the input, patience, and knowledge you all so freely share! JoJo

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted December 06, 2002 10:04 PM UIN: 16262997
Jojo..thanks for the comments. This site is made up of great members that are willing and want to see our sport improve and grow. Help,help is what it is all about....Give a little, get alot! If everyone gives a little of their mind, everyone gains. We have some very knowledgeable users that are willing to share their minds which makes this a great site for dirt track racing tech and info! They understand, that if you don't give back to the sport you love, then it will never grow. I honestly feel that most of our users here that participate feel that way and want to help. This can be anyone's way of giving back to the sport. There is no greater feeling in the world than helping someone in need. I feel very privledged to be a part of this and everyone involved here.

As far as a stupid question, the longer you are a member here, the longer you will understand that we all started at the bottom. There is no such thing as a stupid question. I take that back, the only stupid question, is the one that you don't ask because you think it is stupid.

Thanks again guys!

jammin

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 458
posted December 06, 2002 11:04 PM
Jammin, As I have stated in the past...You do a great job with this site. No name calling, jumping on a guy for nothing..like some other forums......

Now I will explain MY problem, although I don't think you can help me with this...here we go.......This site has become to big for me, as a MEMBER can I say OUR SITE??? Our site has uncontroled growth.......this has allowed the other racers in my area to join. This creates a problem on MY end, see I no longer have this advatage over the other racers............

I do like the Private message deal.....hehehe

That still allows me to ask some questions and no let out MY seretes.....hehehehehe

seriously, I have total respect for what you do here and the control other members have always shown toward each-other.

Jeff

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted December 07, 2002 06:33 AM
Jammin, I tell all my racin' friends about this site, it is the greatest that i know about. Altho, not being really computor literate i probably don't know them all LOL But I will stay here! Thanks again for your efforts!! ford5

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted December 07, 2002 07:22 AM
I agree 100%. Everyone here wants to help, that's the only way we can continue to grow our sport. It's not only about the cars and drivers, it's about the fans. The more competitive and exciting the races are the more fans it attracts. By sharing informatation we ALL win. Thanks Jammin and everybody that makes this work! Just my 2 cents..now I'll get off the soap box before I fall off. loojack

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Middle aged wannabe racer!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted December 07, 2002 07:40 AM UIN: 16262997
Jeff, other racers in my area have joined here too. If you look at it from a different standpoint and use the forum to make friends that are local to you and that may be able to help one day, then you have gained an edge, not lost. The information on this forum are not secrets, but information that has yet been told or discovered by some. Most of the guys on our site do not race for a living. This means, friends and co-racers should be our allies, not our enemy. The more people you know locally to you from this forum will benefit you in the long run, because you can create friendships and partnerships in helping one another. Thats what this is all about....It sure aint about the money or the glory.

One thing I forgot to state. The more this site grows, the more knowledge base we have to answer questions and help people. There is power in numbers. The numbers of good people we have on this site exceed most of the other sites I have seen on the net. Just keep in mind, we all race, the more we help each other, the better racing we have, the safer racing we have and the bigger the fan count will get from the better racing. Depending on the promoter of the track, this could help our purses. Either way, we gain friends, and that is something you can take with you for a lifetime. This is why I urge everyone that visits our site to get involved....."no lose".

jammin

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited December 07, 2002).]

75xracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted December 07, 2002 01:06 PM
I agree. This site is great to get and give info. I don't mind asking stupid questions here, nobody knows me. 75x isn't even my #. And, I don't mind giving what info I can either. Great job on the site.

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted December 07, 2002 07:41 PM
I've always heard: ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. If there's no stupid answer, then there was no stupid question. Right?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted December 07, 2002 08:57 PM UIN: 16262997
Getting different points of view on a specific scenario can produce a learning curve. This can be brought on by any answer...if it makes you think about the situation, you are right...there is no stupid answer. You don't have to be an expert to answer a question here.....sometimes some of the simplest things can be the most effective in solving problems and some of the simplest answers can be applied to complicated situations. If someone has a different point of view, we all want to hear it...I think I can speak for most everyone here by saying that. All we ask is to be tactful in your debates on any issue. Not many racers think exactly alike, and that is why responses to questions asked here need to be diversified from everyone that wants to respond....we want your thoughts on the issue..thats what makes this all work. One thing I have noticed, that the more I post about things, the more I think in depth about the issue, it helps me probably as much as the person I am helping.

My two cents.

jammin

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted December 07, 2002 09:12 PM
I know this website has drastically improved my learning curve. People who answered my beginning posts that were questions that I kind of laugh at now. I have learned so much. Dad the "expert" is now asking me questions! Some of the things I have thought about doing I thought better of because of other peoples statements. When I started I knew what a change in offset did, but now I know why it does what it does. Thats the same type of deal with a ton of other things also. I still have questions but they are more informed now. The best thing about this site is no b-itching or bashing because hardly anyone actually knows each other personalyy. Thanks to all the members and especially Jammin.

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted December 09, 2002 07:39 PM
Look at this cenario;

If the other racers learn how to,,,know what to do,,,implement the tricks,,,but lack the experience...you can still out-drive them.

If they didn't know,,,they would be all over the track and a danger to others.

I'd rather outdrive another car that is smooth on the track,,,than dodge a driver that is all over the place.

JUST THINK ABOUT THAT !!!

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