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How 10 Tenths Works

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Launched in 1998, 10 Tenths is an online destination for motorsports fans where they can discuss their favorite racing topics. Above, British driver Jenson Button steers his car on his way to win the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in 2009.
Launched in 1998, 10 Tenths is an online destination for motorsports fans where they can discuss their favorite racing topics. Above, British driver Jenson Button steers his car on his way to win the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in 2009.
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The wide world of motorsports is a large, international phenomenon, with a varied yet dedicated set of fans that comes from all over the globe. And major racing events aren't too hard to come across from one country to the next, as countries everywhere, from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Spain to Japan, all have something to offer the motorsports fan. But with such a broad spectrum available, how can fans of international racing keep track of their favorite teams or events? Luckily, social networking attempts to solve the problem of distance, and 10 Tenths is a popular choice.

10 Tenths is a Web site that caters specifically to fans of motorsports, which includes a broad range of racing types like Formula One, the IndyCar Series, NASCAR and stock car racing, and bike racing. The major appeal for users of the site is like that of many other social networking Web sites and online communities -- 10 Tenths is a place for people with similar interests to come together and discuss their favorite hobbies, pastimes and interests.

The focal point of 10 Tenths is a bulletin board, which acts as an online discussion area for people to talk. Many social networks employ bulletin boards, and people often refer to them commonly as "boards" or "forums." Main boards usually contain several categories, which of themselves consist of more specific, topical forums or threads that include everyone's posts.

10 Tenths runs several threads related to motorsports topics, which fans can peruse and comment on if they're interested. To read any thread on the Web, whether it's a forum dedicated to F1 racing or cats, users simply click on the thread's title, and this displays a list of comments made from a group of posters; adding your own post contributes to the discussion. This creates several useful ways of sending and receiving important, relevant information related to a wide range of topics for fans anywhere on the Internet.

Keep reading to learn more about using 10 Tenths.