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01-06-2007, 07:27 PM
Hello and welcome to Audizine, where you the enthusiast come to discuss, share, and learn about your passion. If you have not yet signed up for an account with us, please take the time to do so now (http://www.audizine.com/forum/register.php). It's quick, easy, and most importantly it's free! Becoming a member of Audizine allows you to take full advantage of all that we have to offer, of which we will be going into detail below. Oh and plus, when you're a registered logged in member, you'll see less banner ads! Even if you already are a member with us here at Audizine, please feel free to read on as you may learn about a feature or two that you didn't even realize we had! So again, welcome, we hope that you will be a part of our family and a contributing member of our community for a long time to come.

Before we touch on the key features that Audizine (AKA: AZ or The Zine, as it's also affectionately known) offers to its members (AKA: AZ'ers), we'd like take a moment to talk a bit about who we are and how we got here.

Audizine came about towards the end of 2001, with a handful of friends who actually met because of their passion and enthusiasm for cars. Mostly fans of the European variety such as Audi, Volkswagen, and BMW - the need was clear for alternative ways of sharing their passion for driving, tweaking, and tuning these automobiles. There were a few choices for this already out there on the Web but room was seen for another option, a place to call home. So with their collective knowledge in Web design, development, and administration, the humble foundation was laid. Several years later, after numerous ups and downs, Audizine is still alive and well today. We will always look fondly back at where we began, how far we've come, and eagerly towards the future.

And now for a brief rundown of features and tools that are at our member's disposal, items that are all free and available to you as a registered user of Audizine.

Model-Line Forums (http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1)
One of the most active and often used sections of Audizine are the discussion forums, the section you're in right now. The basis for the forums being our Main Model Line section where all of the major models are covered; from the small and sporty TT to the flagship A8. This is the place to go to discuss, share, and learn about your vehicle with others doing the same. For complete details on making posts, starting threads, sharing photos, and other frequently asked questions please visit the Forum FAQ (http://www.audizine.com/forum/faq.php).

Regional Forums (http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17)
This is the section of the Audizine Forums where you can chat with other enthusiasts in your local area. You can do things such as organize get-togethers, post about the spotting of another enthusiast, and sell or purchase parts with other local Members in conjunction with our Local Regional Classified Forums.

Classifieds Section (http://www.audizine.com/classifieds)
Another extremely popular section of the Audizine is the Classifieds section. This is where the savvy enthusiast in-the-know comes to buy and/or sell their parts with other enthusiasts in the community. Choose the proper subsection depending on the type of item you're looking to buy or sell, and away you go!

Tech Forums (http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9)
For more specified topics such as detailing and cleaning, suspension and brake upgrades, and wheel and tire options, the Audizine technical forums are your source for answers and assistance by professionals in the industry.

Off-Topic Forums (http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
Audizine is more than just a bunch of Audi enthusiasts with a one-track mind, it's a family of diverse men and women with various backgrounds and heritages from all over the world. As such we tend to talk about more than just cars, and the off-topic section is the place for just that. Here you can post or read a review about a hot new movie, have a heated debate over politics or religion, or discuss just about anything else that may be on your mind.

The Gallery (http://www.audizine.com/gallery)
Every AZ'er gets their own member's gallery, a place to upload, store, and share your photos. With your Audizine account you are entitled up to 5,000 kB of storage space (approximately 15-20 photos depending on the size). Once you upload a photo, the gallery will even give you the code needed to copy and paste the image into a post on the Audizine Forums. It's quick and easy to share your pics with other enthusiasts on the forums.

Member Profiles (http://www.audizine.com/forum/profile.php)
As a member of the Audizine community you get your own personal profile page. It's not only a place to keep track of your forum stats, but you can share a photo of you or your car, list your favorite website, write a short biography about yourself, and share some details about your automobile(s). From one's profile page you can be contacted by other members through whatever methods you choose, such as Instant Message, Email, or Private Message (see below).

Private Messaging (http://www.audizine.com/forum/private.php)
Private Messaging, or PM for short, is a quick and secure way to communicate with other members outside of the forums. It is available only to registered users, each of whom gets a full-functioned PM box which can hold up to 500 messages. Similar to Email you have an Inbox and Sentbox, plus a lot of cool features such as message tracking and message confirmation.

Event Calendar (http://www.audizine.com/forum/calendar.php)
Want to know when the next big event is, or do you want to organize a local get-together in your area and let your friends know about it? Well that's what the Audizine Event Calendar is for. Anyone can view the calendar, but only registered users can post a public or private event.

Our Advertisers (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109809)
Last and certainly not least we want to ask that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with our prestigious list of Official Audizine Advertisers. They are here in support of our community and will gladly help you with the maintenance, modification, and tuning of your vehicle. Audizine wouldn't be what it is today without both the support of our advertisers, or the loyalty of our members.

Thank you,

The Audizine Admin Team