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Timo Martosatiman MRA
@Timo Martosatiman MRA
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Awards Assigned, February 2021
In this thread I'd like to take a moment and thank all of the contributors on this forum. While my own activity has been waning over the last few weeks, I've seen an uptick of constructive discussions. This is an achievement we should all be proud of. So today I'm now coming to you with a new feature. Repeating earlier thoughts I'd like to remark again that the self support section continues to be an outstanding example of community self service. Not only do people help eachother, members are actively on the lookout for questions and to help others as swiftly as possible.
I've also particularly enjoyed the submissions from fellow motorists in the Rides subsection. A gentle reminder for everyone that if you have images to show off of your vehicle, the Rides section is the place to be. In addition I'll continue to dish out the "Wheel of Riding" award for every contributor at this stage.
Wishing you all continued health, prosperity and a swift ending to COVID restrictions.
A rising star in our community who has accumulated over a 100 posts in the past few weeks. We highlight Stefan because he highlights the positive, constructive and sometimes critical spirit of the MRA Community Forum. Stefan is active mostly in the Self Service area, to either aid other users or to pitch in on ongoing discussions. While hearing what could be better about MRA is never the favored activity of the staff, reading the respectful and constructive comments of people like Stefan is a nice change and inspires us all to work harder.
Reinhard can be found mostly aiding the German speaking community with answers in the Self Service area. Many German members have found their questions or ideas commented on by Reinhard. While saying that he's solely a member of the German speaking community would be selling him short. Reinhard can be found anywhere on the forum, actively taking part in lively discussions.
Drabslab is one of the earliest members of our forum and has retained a steady stream of positive contributions. While he's one of the first to sign up on the forum, Drab has been posting under the default avatar for months. It's great to see that there's now a unique profile picture for such an outstanding member of our community. What I find particularly great about Drabslab's contributions on the forum is that he's always quick to respond, shares his thoughts and treats all members of the community fairly.
Having become not only one of the two Seniors in the RouteXpert team, Nick continues to be an active member of the community. Regularly signalling questions of import to the MRA team and aiding members of the community with his unlimited pools of wisdom in articulate comments with flawless grammar. It comes as no surprise that Nick still holds the position as the member with the most reputation points (myself not included, as that'd be cheating).
The last but not least member of our community. Hans is one of the two Seniors in the RouteXpert team and a well known name in the Dutch community. Hans is widely known for his activities on and off the forum and his unbridled enthusiasm for planning amazing routes. Hans takes his time to help everyone, boasting the largest post count on the forum.
A new name that we see popping up in the Self Service section helping others in the Dutch and English Self Service Areas. Thank you Jack!
Posted a great topic in the Rides section about his nice convertible BMW. As an avid BMW fan myself, I liked this one particularly. In addition this brought a nice discussion about the perks of driving a convertible to the Forum.
Posted a topic about his beautiful little Miata on the forum. Great car and beautiful shots!
An active and enthusiastic member of the community who posted some great pictures of his dreamy Porsche to the RIdes section.
Overview of Award assignment
Heroic Support Pin
When one becomes a Hero of the self service section he or she becomes a beacon of shared wisdom and a figure of authority among peers.
- Hans van de Ven
awarded to members who actively contribute to the self service section, selflessly seeking to help members of the community encountering problems or important questions.
- Jack van Tilburg
- Stefan Hummelink
Excellent Contributor Award
Awarded for not only positively contributing and participating, but for doing so in an outstanding and exemplary manner.
- Reinhard 32
The Contributor Award is granted to those who contribute positively and participate in the MRA Community Forum.
- Jack van Tilburg
- Stefan Hummelink
Wheel of Riding
The Wheel of Riding is awarded to members who help, guide and respond to activity in the "Rides" forum. Both by posting their own ride as well as discussing the rides of others.
- Hans van de Ven
- Cabrio Fans
- Brian Liechty
- Pascal Smans
Great offer and information on MRA Routeplanner Gold!
MRA Routeplanner Gold makes planning even more fun!
We have created a nice page with information about MRA Routeplanner Gold especially for you. On this page, you will also find a preview of ‘Scenic routing’, our new tour generator. We are currently advised not to travel. But with MRA Routeplanner Gold, you can still have fun with your hobby. If you want to switch to the Gold version, there are some great offers on the page.
Have fun planning your routes in 2021!
RE: Lifetime Membership
Locking this thread for the following reasons:
- spreading false information (navigation was available with the 50% discount during the black friday deal, however it no longer is.)
- not abiding by community standards
In the future if you have a question or a complaint, please verify your source and provide us with constructive and useful information. Especially if you could be wrong.
RE: Revert to old icons for way points and waypoint management
Just jumping in here to share some of the design concerns relating to the wording of "Via" and "Stop".
First of all, for all international (non-Dutch) purposes we are considering using "Shaping" and "Via" as the only words available to pick from. Additionally, we're not aiming to make this a Garmin-specific feature, but for the initial release this was the easiest to implement. We want to show TomTom and Smartphone users a distinct difference between Shaping- and Via-points as well.
As for the naming convention and the specific choice to no longer go with "Stop". There's a lot of synonyms for this functionality available, for example some talk about "Stopping points", places that you absolutely have to stop at. Others talk about "Hard points", allegorically expressing how there's points that you won't notice if you skip them as "soft" and points that have to be visited as "Hard". Please understand that we've thought hard about what word would be best fitting and that we remain open to the idea that there are better definitions for these points.
Linguistically though, the word "Shaping point" and "via point" are of all available words the most accurate. A "shaping point" does exactly that, it generally shapes a route that will be followed by navigation system in a flexible manner. Via points also describe what they are, they are points "via which" you must travel. Explained, this does make sense. But again, we remain open for discussion on this subject.