|Heads up Talkabouters|
At some point in September, but no sooner than Sept. 7, we will be migrating to a newly designed website. Part of the site will include a public forum feature much in the way Talkabout is. With luck, it will include a few features we have always wanted on Talkabout, including a search tool, the ability to 'like' a comment and the ability to flag a comment if deemed inappropriate. In will also integrate better into the site and allows user to log in with one user name, rather than the separate log in that is now required. (one for the site, one for talkabout) We are still working out the kinks and have yet to see a beta version, but we are cautiously optimistic.
The plan is to have a legacy link to this Talkabout forum for a period of time after the new site goes live to allow users to copy and save any topics or comments they wish. Unfortunately, migrating all these topics and thousands of comments to any new site is not possible. At the end of that time (yet to be determined), and if the new forum meets our requirements, we will pull the plug on the experiment that has been Talkabout.