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Talkparrots.com Site Upgrade **December 2, 2015** Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for TalkParrots.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join TalkParrots.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "TalkParrots.com Classic".

4) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

5) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

6) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

7) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your TalkParrots.com Team.

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This looks amazing! Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this, I'm hoping some of the old members that have been absent will come back and start posting again.

If anything this new look will encourage new members to join!


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This looks amazing! Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this, I'm hoping some of the old members that have been absent will come back and start posting again.

If anything this new look will encourage new members to join!


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Thanks for the great feedback!

Ping me with any questions.

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I got errors trying to click on THANKS on your first post.
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You're right. I got the same error message. I'll alert our tech team.

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Oh that's weird...it works now.

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I just noticed that the icons do darken on any thread/forum boards that have new posts.

So................. NEVER MIND my other suggestion about this.
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I just noticed that the icons do darken on any thread/forum boards that have new posts.

So................. NEVER MIND my other suggestion about this.





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The new outfit looks great.
Thanks so much for the awesome job you and your team did.
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I am so glad this was finally done! I was unsure after the delay but this is great. A new beginning!



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Hopefully it's onwards and upwards from now on here at TalkParrots! I can't wait to get back over here and get involved While I am here I will apologise for my absence. I have been popping in but life has funny ways of throwing things at you and so I haven't gotten around to actually posting myself. SO much to talk about! The site looks fantastic, thank you!
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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for TalkParrots.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join TalkParrots.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "TalkParrots.com Classic".

4) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

5) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

6) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

7) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your TalkParrots.com Team.
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This looks amazing! Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this, I'm hoping some of the old members that have been absent will come back and start posting again.

If anything this new look will encourage new members to join!


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How does this quick reply thing work?
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How does this quick reply thing work?

It doesn't work for me either. I will tag Yungster and see if he can look into it.


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It doesn't work for me either. I will tag Yungster and see if he can look into it.


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Clicking on Quick Reply doesn't do any thing.
Good catch, the "Post Quick Reply" box at the bottom of the page works but the "Quick Reply" button within each users post does not work.
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Can someone tell me where the Members List is now? I can't find it..... but I am very hungover.


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Full members list or just who's online?
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Full members list or just who's online?
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Looks like that feature wasn't added back in. Looking into it.

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Looks like that feature wasn't added back in. Looking into it.

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I see its set up now, thanks for sorting it out.





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