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2005 MVP (Most Valuable Poster) Award (Please Read & Comment)

All,

I really have not had an opportunity to thank the many, many nice people that have shared personal experience, technical knowledge, and incredible insight with me since I have joined this forum. I have actually made two car purchases, have added several enhancements to them and am awaiting delivery of several others.

This being said I was wondering if we could/should have a poster appreciation award, monthly, quarterly, semi annually, or annually? I am certain that the forum leadership would support such an endeavour should this thread and its comments warrent it. I personally believe that the information posted here by each and every person is valuable but there are folks that go above and beyond a comment or suggestion and seriously add value to this site. Do any of you feel that we takers should recognize and show our appreciation to the givers?

If there were sponsorship for this idea, I for one would nominate Jim G. for this quarters award due to the in depth research and honest (plus technically correct) posts related to the many modifications he has made to his personal SSR. Not to mention that along with reviewing the parts and related performance results, he has also reviewed the shops and their ownership. Over the past few months I have learned more about late model mechanics from reading his posts than I would should I decide to go back to school and change career paths. He has also made all of us keenly aware that the quality of the shop and its ownership are equally important to the quality of the parts being installed (a point that I for one would have missed). Although we are not talking about rocket science here we are dealing with a much different beast than the old days of carburetors and timing. These days the mechanic has to be technically and computer literate and Jim teaches us that in his posts.

Comments Anyone?

Regards,

Rob
 

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I like the idea - and I second your Jim G nomination. It's great to know that a whole library of valuable information is building up, and can be accessed by searching for Jim's posts.

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Free information - bring your own container!

I don't know how such an award would fare long term, however I did want to weigh in on Jim G. On a site such as this one where everyone is so willing to help out and share information, it is difficult to be a "stand-out", but I think we have found one in Jim G. Not only has he distinguished himself among the truly elite in the area of automotive performance - especially electronic management systems - but his ability and willingness to share all of his knowledge with the rest of us is amazing. (I just proof-read the above, and it sounds like I am introducing him on the "campaign trail" :lol - Whatever!).

From personal experiance I can assure you that the members on this site are far-and-away the most collectively informed group on the SSR on the planet!! And we have many people to thank for this including fine folks like Jim G., freezer, etc.

For me, I am just proud to be an SSR owner and fanatic :thumbs

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:agree Jim G's got my vote!

Hmmmmmmmmm

Now we need a prize............... Hmmmmmmmmmmm

How about a FREE year's membership to the forum?
:cheers

If Troy says, "No!", I'm sure Marc will pay for it! :lol :lol
 

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Now we need a prize...............
Jim G. has generously shared his wealth of information with FANATICS and he should be given all the credit he is due. The amount of time he has spent researching and posting his "performance pearls" is simply amazing! We appreciate his objective analysis and simplification of difficult and often complicated performance concepts.

Any new FANATIC that wants to get "up tp speed" (no pun intended) on SSR performance topics only needs to click on Jim G. and then "view all post/threads" as a great resource on a wide variety of topics.

He certainly deserves the title of MVP. :cheers

Along with the the free Fanatic Forum membership, maybe we could sponsor him a year of study in Atlanta with MTI! :yesnod :thumbs :thumbs
 

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What a tremendous idea.... The amount of time Jim has spent accumulating and posting data for forum members we will probably never know...

Certainly you will all agree that we look forward to his technological tidbits. Where else would we be able to obtain this information.

He tells us now that he is not going to be able to spend as much time on the forum due to an employment glitch and that is just too too bad....

Go Jim~!!!
 
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:agree Jim G's got my vote!

Hmmmmmmmmm

Now we need a prize............... Hmmmmmmmmmmm

How about a FREE year's membership to the forum?
:cheers

If Troy says, "No!", I'm sure Marc will pay for it! :lol :lol
:agree

Jim G's advice has been priceless!

:angel
 

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Hey you guys are just too nice to me. And right now, for reasons you can imagine, I am at a point where the encouragement could not have been better timed. There have been unplanned challenges on an impressive scale. Sincerely, thank-you all for the kind words.

But, the things I say and do on this board reflect 2 of a number of life principles that I try to abide by:

1. Have a servant's heart towards one another
2. Do what you love, because that is what God has equipped you for, and why He has done it, and it glorifies HIM

I know that many more of you live this way too, and like me, try to apply these aggressively in our work as well.

It's a dynamite combination in a World that is sometimes harsh, because the interesting thing is that the more of 1. that you do, the more you receive, and the more you really believe in 2., the more work becomes a joy rather than a burden.

My postings here are fun for me, both because I am fascinated with vehicles (I've owned way too many in 38 years of driving and riding - at last count over 70) and because it makes me feel great to see what a number of us working together can do compared to what we individually could do.

My other areas of fascination and obsession include the application of high technology to actual life, and learning via reading and writing in vast quantities and big gulps (my home is overrun with books and magazines). The former fuels my daily "real" work (when employed :) ) and my ability to provide for my family, and make that work "play" rather than work. The latter creates an avalanche of both incoming and outgoing written communication that supports both principles noted above.

Having said all the above, it might now be easy for you to see how this website, (and one or two others) is right at the eye of the perfect personal storm for me. It wraps into multiple e-gatherings each day so many things that are personally important to me:
- The multi-directional sharing of 1. above, and the satisfying multiplication of achievement that results
- A textbook example of being able to play with what you love as in 2. above
- The simultaneous convergence of vehicles, technology, and technology applied to everyday life
- Vast quantities of stuff to read, and the opportunity to write

No wonder my postings are both frequent and lengthy :) . It's not work to me; it's play. I view it as one of God's personal blessings to me. And I think it is the same for many others here. It's no different than how a really good basketball or football team functions. We each play our role and our part on this website team, and by doing so, make the whole MUCH greater than the sum of its parts. Take a moment and look at some of the individual names that keep coming up in posts here. Savor for just a few moments the contribution that each of those men or women are making to YOUR joy and YOUR success, and then savor also the joy and success YOUR contributions make for them.

Because we all come here because we WANT to not because we HAVE to, and because we contribute what we WANT to and not what we MUST do, this sort of e-community brings out the best in us. If all of life and society were like this, The World would truthfully be a better place. Which gets us back to why those 2 principles are indeed so important.

So, don't thank me without thanking everyone else who contributes here because none of us deserves more recognition than the others. We are a team. Marc and Buffy serve as our coaches, and if anyone spends more time than others on making this website the thing of beauty that it is, it is they. And each one of you brings something unique that no one else can exactly duplicate. Take the time to appreciate that. It's precious.

I'm delighted to be here, but am even more delighted that YOU are too.

Jim G
 
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JimGnitecki said:
Hey you guys are just too nice to me. And right now, for reasons you can imagine, I am at a point where the encouragement could not have been better timed. There have been unplanned challenges on an impressive scale. Sincerely, thank-you all for the kind words.

But, the things I say and do on this board reflect 2 of a number of life principles that I try to abide by:

1. Have a servant's heart towards one another
2. Do what you love, because that is what God has equipped you for, and why He has done it, and it glorifies HIM

I know that many more of you live this way too, and like me, try to apply these aggressively in our work as well.

It's a dynamite combination in a World that is sometimes harsh, because the interesting thing is that the more of 1. that you do, the more you receive, and the more you really believe in 2., the more work becomes a joy rather than a burden.

My postings here are fun for me, both because I am fascinated with vehicles (I've owned way too many in 38 years of driving and riding - at last count over 70) and because it makes me feel great to see what a number of us working together can do compared to what we individually could do.

My other areas of fascination and obsession include the application of high technology to actual life, and learning via reading and writing in vast quantities and big gulps (my home is overrun with books and magazines). The former fuels my daily "real" work (when employed :) ) and my ability to provide for my family, and make that work "play" rather than work. The latter creates an avalanche of both incoming and outgoing written communication that supports both principles noted above.

Having said all the above, it might now be easy for you to see how this website, (and one or two others) is right at the eye of the perfect personal storm for me. It wraps into multiple e-gatherings each day so many things that are personally important to me:
- The multi-directional sharing of 1. above, and the satisfying multiplication of achievement that results
- A textbook example of being able to play with what you love as in 2. above
- The simultaneous convergence of vehicles, technology, and technology applied to everyday life
- Vast quantities of stuff to read, and the opportunity to write

No wonder my postings are both frequent and lengthy :) . It's not work to me; it's play. I view it as one of God's personal blessings to me. And I think it is the same for many others here. It's no different than how a really good basketball or football team functions. We each play our role and our part on this website team, and by doing so, make the whole MUCH greater than the sum of its parts. Take a moment and look at some of the individual names that keep coming up in posts here. Savor for just a few moments the contribution that each of those men or women are making to YOUR joy and YOUR success, and then savor also the joy and success YOUR contributions make for them.

Because we all come here because we WANT to not because we HAVE to, and because we contribute what we WANT to and not what we MUST do, this sort of e-community brings out the best in us. If all of life and society were like this, The World would truthfully be a better place. Which gets us back to why those 2 principles are indeed so important.

So, don't thank me without thanking everyone else who contributes here because none of us deserves more recognition than the others. We are a team. Marc and Buffy serve as our coaches, and if anyone spends more time than others on making this website the thing of beauty that it is, it is they. And each one of you brings something unique that no one else can exactly duplicate. Take the time to appreciate that. It's precious.

I'm delighted to be here, but am even more delighted that YOU are too.

Jim G

Jim, You are both very gracious... and correct, everyone here does a great job and we are all blessed!

I wish you well in your employment pursuit.

:angel
 
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