Well the TamaTalk software update is under way and I want to welcome you to the updated site! I worked to try and preserve a lot of the look we are all used to... In some cases, however, I had to change things from what you may be used to. I hope you all find that the changes are for the better of the site.
Some of these changes include:
- A load of cleaner and more intuitive controls to get around the site and do things. Some things may be moved from where you found them before.. Others may be in places that actually make them easy to find so you may not have realized they were available before!
- More modern browsing of forum topics without loading new pages and easier posting and multi-quoting.
- I consolidated the member controls and menus into the white navigation stripe at the top of the page. I also made it so that this navigation stays at the top of the page as you scroll down. This makes it easy to access controls, update your status, check PMs/notifications, jump to another part of the site, use search, etc. The Quick Navigation replaces the old menu system we had for ages and gives you easy access to everything. The Messenger and Notification menus also give you quick access to see new messages.
- The reputation system has been replaced with 'Likes' instead. These were always more or less the same thing but this system makes it more familiar to people. Likes to a post will also let you see who has liked a post.
- Profiles have been changed a bit. We no longer have profile pictures + avatars (I never liked having both to begin with but now it has been removed from the software completely). Your avatar is now the only option. Customizing your profile has also been changed a bit because they got rid of some of the options... Backgrounds can be changed and I made it so that it changes all of the background instead of how it was before. I customized my profile so you can see what I mean (it's kinda ugly actually but I grew to like it during testing ). Profiles commenting has also been improved so that you can now reply to comments left by other people.
- Improved editor used when posting (that also auto-saves to opefully reduce those times when your browser freaks out and you lose your long post that you were working on)
- Improved ways to ignore people or things you don't want to see (signatures, images, etc)
- Improved mobile site interface.
- TamaCHAT has also been updated. The biggest change to the updated chat is that you can use it on the mobile site.
- lots more!
Hopefully you all like the changes.
I will still be working out some kinks and problems as we go. So please post if you encounter any bugs.
Please note! If you have problems to report please post them at this problems report topic here!