Archive for October, 2011

Introducing the Pit Stop

Posted on October 21, 2011. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Racing Pit Stop Photo Today we’re launching a huge addition to TypeRacer! The Pit Stop is the new social and informational area of typeracer.com.  It’s a place where you can take a break from typeracing to get to know your competitors and let them get to know you.

Here is an overview of the specific new features:

Profiles

Each racer now has a public profile page, which you can view and edit here.  Your profile displays all your racing stats, and you can additionally fill out your personal information section to tell others where you live and what kind of keyboard you use.

Most importantly, if you have a premium account, you can now upload a profile picture, which will appear on your popup scorecard during races.  And you can also fill out an extended “About Me” section where you can write anything you want to share with the rest of the typeracer community (such as links to your website, blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, etc.)

Friends

Seeing how our typing measures up with our friends was one of the cool things about the old TypeRacer Facebook app. Now you can have friends right on TypeRacer!

When you come across the profile of a racer you’d like to be friends with, you can send them a friend request right from their profile.

Of course the best friends are those you already have.  You can invite your real friends by entering their email addresses into the friend finder box on the Friends page.  Or you can just grab a link to your TypeRacer profile and publish it to your Facebook stream or Twitter feed so that your friends who use TypeRacer can easily find you.

Messages

One of the most-requested features for TypeRacer has been to have a way to communicate with other racers.  Now you can send a private message to anyone who has a TypeRacer account.  Premium account holders can send messages to anyone else.  Basic account holders can only send messages to their friends, but everyone can reply to all messages. These restrictions are in place to cut down on spam.

The scorecard popups on TypeRacer have been updated to let you quickly check out people’s profiles and send them messages.  Just right-click on someone’s name while you’re racing to bring up this menu.

We invite you to head over to the Pit Stop and meet your competitors!

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