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Active.com Community News and Updates

16 Posts authored by: ActiveAdmin

A mixed bag of goodness to help you through the school- or workweek...

 

7. The age-old debate about whether men should shave their legs on race day has resumed in our Triathlon Community. An argument is made that leg shaving has several advantages to any athlete besides just looking good and feeling good .

 

6. Active Sara discovered a gem of a futbol highlight video that fellow staff member Trish describes as the best of Jackie Chan meets the best of soccer skills. Orange slices for everyone!

 

5. The prolific Gear Junkie penned another excellent review, this time of a new line of Backcountry Backpacks from Kelty. A must-read for any Outdoors enthusiast...

 

4. Our own Dave Camire caught up with Boston Marathon Director Dave McGillivray at the 2008 Running USA Conference in La Jolla, California. You can check out the informative interview, an Active Video exclusive, right here.

 

3. The always entertaining members of the Marine Corps Marathon Community have reprised their ode (of sorts) to comedian Jeff Foxworthy with the popular forum thread You know you are training for a marathon when.... A sampling: "When you count the toenails that HAVEN'T fallen off, not the ones that have."

 

2. Religion, politics...grains? Active Expert Matt Fitzgerald takes a look at what science and common sense say about the place of grains in a healthy diet with his blog post The Straight Dope on Grains.

 

1. The debate that never ends...uh, continues: With well over 1,500 replies, the iPod Conflict thread is showing no signs of slowing down.

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Map Your Memories. Sony has developed an innovative GPS product to help you organize, manage and enjoy your pictures in a whole new way. We've recruited 24 Sony GPS Brand Ambassadors to see how they put the GPS to work while traveling, participating in events, enjoying the outdoors and more.

Read their blogs and learn more.

 

eteamz Community Re-Launch Reminder. If you missed last month's newsletter, please read important details about the upcoming Community upgrade.

 

Visit our New Special Sections                    

Turkey Trot: For most people, Thanksgiving conjures up visions of pumpkin pie, turkey and high school football. But for runners, Thanksgiving morning usually begins with a race.

 

Marathon Mania: Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first-time marathoner, this special section is for you. It features training strategies, news and reviews, a marathon community and Active Experts.

 

Lifestyle Vehicles: Check out featured cars and trucks that enhance the active lifestyle. Topics include best value and luxury vehicles, accessories and industry news.

 

Favorite Advice and Activities. This month we've created a guide to our best seasonal articles to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the holidays. No matter what your active passion may be, we've got you covered. More

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Message Board Layout Update

Posted by ActiveAdmin Oct 17, 2007

If you haven't noticed, we just updated the Message Board pages on each community channel. You'll see we've highlighted Discussion Topics (which are individual boards for targeted discussions) within each of our community channels. General Discussions display beneath the Discussion Topics module.

  • Click on a Discussion Topic to read threads or make a post on the specific board.

  • To post a General Discussion, simply click the "Start a discussion" link under the Actions module on the main message board page (e.g. view the Triathlon Boards ).

 

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eteamz.com Community Re-Launch. eteamz members, you may be wondering what the latest updates are with the community, your user account, etc. The recent login and account changes are just a stepping stone for things to come. This is NOT the "big" re-launch. Please read important details about the upcoming Community upgrade. 

 

A Piece of Americana. Ahh, good ol' rivalries, alumni and priceless memories. Come get nostalgic in our Homecoming 2007 special section, where you can connect with others as well as access great articles, interviews and the latest high school football news from around the country. Visit homecoming.active.com!

 

2007 Ford Ironman World Championship. Starting Saturday, October 13, the world's top triathletes go for glory in beautiful Kona. Come share their experiences in our 2007 IronBlog, featuring live coverage as well as great video, articles, interviews and more. Visit ironman.active.com!

 

Football Power Community Launches. Get involved. Message Boards are now live on FootballPower.tv (an Active.com Community), the best source for ratings, rankings, scores and more.

 

10 Tips for an Active Lifestyle. We're firm believers that the active lifestyle involves more than just being physically active--it's about being intellectually and socially active too. We compiled a list of 10 tips for being active in all areas of life. Because no matter what stage of life you are in, you should always strive to be the best version of yourself. More

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You may have seen the Bookmark button associated with all articles and videos on Active.com. This feature is located at the base of each article and within the "Post Video" option on videos. Simply click the button to post and share articles and videos to your favorite social bookmarking service (Digg, Del.icio.us, Facebook, Google, Newsvine, Technorati, Yahoo and over 25 more).

 

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Reflect. Let us not forget the victims of September 11 at this historic time of year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families as well as the troops serving overseas.

 

Suddenly it's (almost) Fall. I just blinked and all of a sudden school is back in session and fall sports are underway. I'm looking forward to seeing the triumphs and challenges. Keep us all updated and post your latest happenings, videos and more in the Community.

 

Pigskin Power. A new era in football coverage has kicked off. The creators of LaxPower.com bring you FootballPower.tv, the best source for ratings, rankings, scores and more.

 

eteamz Sites Get Fashionable. We recently partnered with Prep Sportswear which empowers our eteamz website administrators to customize and sell apparel. It is available for FREE - No minimum order - Bulk order discounts available. Look for the Sportswear link on eteamz website menus.

 

Voice Your Opinion...for Real. We had some bugs with comments last month. We apologize. These have been resolved and you may truly add, reply to and rate comments on all Active.com articles and videos. This feature is located at the base of video players and articles.

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Why Blog?

Posted by ActiveAdmin Aug 17, 2007

For starters, it's free and every Active member can easily start a blog in the My Active administration. Simply put, you can say what you want in a casual environment. It's your personal chronicle to invest in your own way. Use your blog to express your latest revelations, anecdotes and musings, post and track your goals, or constructively vent. Your entries will be seeded and shared throughout the community for all to reflect upon. Whether the purpose is educational or fun, it's a great way to bring out the messenger in all of us and archive life experiences and thoughts. Go for it.

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The current notification settings are new in comparison to our old format. If you're lost and wish to adjust the automatic subscription and watch settings associated with your posts, simply visit your My Active page and click "Edit Preferences" on the Actions module (be sure you're logged in). You may update the items listed below.

Always subscribe via email to threads I create:

Always subscribe via email to threads I reply to:

Automatically watch documents I create:

Automatically watch documents I comment on:

Automatically watch blog posts I create:

Automatically watch blog posts I comment on:

 

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Voice your opinion with our new commenting tools. The ability to add a comment is now available on all articles and videos. Look for the or buttons at the bottom of articles or beneath the video players. Comments are threaded, so you can actually have a conversation with other members leaving comments. You can also rate other member's feedback (via cheers and boos).

 

Enjoy!

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Come get involved in our family-friendly movie community. Upload and securely store your media (video, photos and audio) to create, remix and share movies or slideshows anytime, anywhere, right within your browser.

  • It's free

  • Utilize our fantastic movie editor. No need to purchase software or be restricted to your personal computer when editing photos or video footage. We provide convenience and ease. Editing can take place from any computer connected to the Internet. You can crop your uploaded media, add transitions, effects and titles/wording within any part of your movie or slideshow.

  • You can keep any of your uploaded media unpublished and come back to edit at a later time. Uploaded media can be used in multiple movies or slideshows. No need to re-upload. Your media is securely stored.

  • Exposure (be seen!)

  • Comment features create interaction around your video

  • Videos are searchable by keywords, categories and tags

  • Create viral exposure with our share features - Send to Friends and Post Video tools are available on all video players

 

For more details, review our Active Video Kick Start guide.

 

Check out the hilarious video below for a good and healthy laugh.

 

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Active Weekend Warriors

Posted by ActiveAdmin Aug 1, 2007

Here at Active, we're activity enthusiasts like you. Whether it's climbing a mountain to playing in a local softball league, we get out there.

 

Check out our Active Weekend Warriors blog to see what the Active staff has been up to in our free time.

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Share your success story

Posted by ActiveAdmin Jul 31, 2007

We all have a story. Nothing motivates us to stay healthy and active more than hearing stories of other active individuals.

 

Please go and post your story in our new #  community.

 

Whether personal, team or group related, use this community space to share stories of achievement, good times, craziness, injuries, overcoming adversity, championships or whatever you deem worthy of sharing with other Active.com members and visitors.

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Do you want to build your reputation and respect as a “guru” in your activities of interest or expertise? If this is you, send us an email and tell us why you're qualified to be a Community Moderator. We'll review ALL email and details will be shared with members we believe will be the right fit.

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The time has come! I'm very excited to announce the new Active.com is now in beta. With that, we could really use your help in testing out all the new features. This is the real deal. Any content you post will stay put.

 

This new site is about YOU. Whether you're a team sports fanatic, endurance enthusiast, action junky, or just want to be fit, all of us here at Active look forward to seeing you living the active lifestyle.

 

Please take the new site tour  to review updates and new features affecting ALL eteamz & Active members. More details below...

 

SHOW THE WORLD YOU'RE ACTIVE

  • Please set up your new profile (after login, click "My  Active" in the upper right corner of any page).

  • Upload and remix video in the new Active Video section (share your  triumphs and memories).

  • Search for people or share or participate in discussion topics and wikis in the new community.

  • Start a blog in your My Active administration (import tools available).

  • Check out your favorite sport and lifestyle channels for great content.

  • Review our search & directory service including new directory  categories.

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW

  • The beta launch did NOT include eteamz message board migration OR eteamz   home page redirect.

  • The beta launch DID include the migration of the "old" Active.com message  boards.

  • Migration of existing eteamz board posts will come in the near future.

  • A link to report bugs or feedback & suggestions is located on the beta  bar at the bottom of all pages.

 

TAKE THE NEW SITE TOUR

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The time has come! I'm very excited to announce the new Active.com is now in beta. With that, we could really use your help in testing out all the new features. This is the real deal. Any content you post will stay put.

 

This new site is about YOU. Whether you're a team sports fanatic, endurance enthusiast, action junky, or just want to be fit, all of us here at Active look forward to seeing you living the active lifestyle.

 

Please take the NEW SITE TOUR to review updates and new features affecting ALL eteamz & Active members.

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