I'm sorry I did PM you late last night about the picture. At the time I was just removing the comment posts as we decided (as mods) to remove the chatter to make the threads clearer and we also decided to remove anything older than 1year so that we had a relatively fresh start to 2013 and focused more on our active members.
it has been agreed between the mods
to restart the roll calls. This isn't because we have anything against any members or the original threads. To be perfectly honest it is because we are limited with the forum software. The forum runs on older software than some of the other birds forums you may use and we are a bit limited with what we can do. We were trying to move the old posts into more species specific forums yesterday to make it easier to navigate and for people to know where to put their pictures, but in all honestly it wasn't working very well. Posts made with multiple species could not be split up to go in the correct forums and posts were going out of order when they had been moved. It was a mess to be frank
So we decided late last night that it was either leave them how they are or set up new threads from scratch.
All the recent changes are only being made to improve the forum and build it back up to it's former glory. It is the least popular of all the 'talk' forums and a lot of members have left or become inactive in the last year. It was practically a ghost town a few months ago!
We realize that not everyone will approve of every change but they are being done with the best of intentions and we are trying not to change anything major that people associate with the forum such as the colour scheme and most of the existing forums. What we are trying to do is add more specific forums, more variety, easier navigation and make every look fresh.
It is the start of a new year and lots of people will have had parrots over christmas so it is the perfect time to tweek the forum. We have the full backing of the owner who wants a forum overhaul to bring it back up to scratch. Did you know that talk parrots is the only talk forum that has not already had a face lift? The others have all had at least two versions!
We do appologise for the confusion with the roll calls and we were not happy that we only had two choices but if everyone active adds their birds it will fill up again in no time.
As you know the logo has been updated to match the quality of the other forums and the menu icons have been changed to keep one of the original parrots that holds a lot of the forum character. A few new forums will be created soon and we have submitted more smilies/emoticons with more on the way but we are just waiting for them to be uploaded and make sure there are no issues with them. There are several that will be original to this forum only
Please bare with us and we hope that in time and as the forum becomes more active again you will appreciate what we have been up to. It is probably taking a lot more time and effort on our side than you may realize and so nothing is taken lightly or done without consultation of the other mods.
Look forward to seeing you all posting soon