Welcome to the new Contractor Talk

April 19, 2011
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ContractorTalk.com has been around for almost 8 years now and it's grown into the #1 location for contractors to connect online. Together, we've built an awesome resource where contractors can share business and trade knowledge in a pros only enviroment. It's a unique place and I'm excited to show you what we've been working on in the background to make it even better.

Over the past 7 1/2 years we've added small features here and there but for the most part it's stayed the same. A simple forum with categories and threads. Today, we are adding some major new featurse to the site but in reality they just build upon what we've already been doing.

Product Reviews
Members have always reviewed products that they are happy with in the forums, but now we have a Reviews section where members can add products, give detailed reviews, and even add tools to their "tool box". This is something I've wanted to do for a long time and I think members will get a lot of value out of it. I read reviews on almost every product before I buy it but our reviews will be done from a pros perspective making it unique.

Projects
Picture post threads have always been popular and Projects let's you show off your work in an easier to use interface and in a more organized fashion.  I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's work posted here.

Blogs
We've opened up blogs to all members in a better interface than we had before.  Blogs are a way to have a one way for you to document builds, and write short articles for other members. 

Feeds
Have ou ever come to the site and been overwhelmed by the amount of posts in a day? Now  you have the ability to follow users and like content and create a custom feed so that you can quickly find the information your most interested in.  This is a new concept for many but I'm hoping you will give it a try because it's a fun and useful feature.

Profiles
User profiles have been totally revamped to be easier to use, and we've added some fun features like tool boxes and followers. 

Overall Site Improvements
In additon to the new sections we've made improvements to the homepage, sidebars, search and other functions. Take a look around and tell us what you think.

If you haven't already done so please TAKE A TOUR of the new site. 

 


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    Sir Mixalotover 8 years ago

    Nathan, I'm really liking all the new stuff. Thanks again for all of your hard work to put it all together.

    -Paul

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    Nathanover 8 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words Paul. I'm really hoping people give it a chance and try out all the new features.

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    ReVisionsWindowover 8 years ago

    Nathan

    I'm fairly new to the site, as well. I'm extremely impressed with the various features included, and -- above all -- CC's embracing community.

    ~Dave

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    License Guruover 8 years ago

    The new site looks awesome!! It's a forum for the 21st century! :)

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    Nathanover 8 years ago

    Thanks, we really tried to start over and think through what a forum would look like if it was designed from the ground up today. This is the result. Hope you enjoy!

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    Grumpyover 8 years ago

    Nathan I have been with you for awhile. I really like the new site. I didn't dislike it before either, but I guess we didn't know what we were missing.

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    Nathanover 8 years ago

    Thanks Grumpy... you were one of the originals no doubt!

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