Operations of BirdProfile.com

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Bird Manager (Software for Bird Management)
Bird Manager is a software for managing and organizing bird data. The abilities and the operations of the software explained below.

Add/Edit Bird
Here we insert/edit our bird's data.
To upload a photo we must be in an existed bird record. It's not possible to upload a photo when we are in "Insert Mode".
You can have up to 4 photos for your bird (bird record). There are two ways to insert a photo in your bird record. The first way is to click in one of the "Browse..." buttons located just over the maximized picture of the bird. The second way relates the photos that you already have uploaded. To select from the already uploaded photos, click on the "uploaded images" link located over the buttons "Browse..." that we have previously mentioned. Clicking the link, it will be shown to you a list with your bird pictures and then you can select one by just clicking on the picture.

When we are inserting the bird's Race, a popup list shows up containing races in relation to the category we have been chosen. If you start typing in the "Race" field the popup list will be updated containing the races in relation to what you have been typed.

If you want the other users see your bird's data, check the field "Publish".

The field Global Profile Link located under the bird's picture, contains a link of the current bird's card and a list with some of your birds. You can copy this link (the text inside the field) and paste it in a webpage so others that are not members of BirdProfile.com to view the bird's card.

Add/Edit Couple
Here we insert/edit a couple.
Before inserting a couple, beforehand we must have insert the birds (of the couple) as individuals records. (see Add/Edit Bird).
Clicking on "Add/Edit Couple", shows up a search form to selecting (at first stage) the male bird. After we make a search on this form, from the results (bird records) we select the male bird by clicking either the bird's image or the button "Select Couple". Selecting the male bird, it shows up the same search form, this time to select the female bird. Selecting the female bird, the couple record is ready and the couple's card shows up.

My Birds
There are two ways of searching your birds, using the quick search or the advanced search. From here you can find each bird you have inserted. To edit bird's data, just click on bird's image or the "Edit Bird" button.

My Couples
Here you can find your inserted couples.

Incubations
To add incubation data for a specific couple, go to the couple's card and click the "Add Incubation" button. The form "Insert Incubation" shows up. Here you input the informations you have collected for the current incubation. When you finish with data input, save the data by clicking the "Insert Incubation" button. Now, the incubation record will be visible on the Incubations list of the couple.

Children
To add children for the selected couple, push the "Add Child" button. A search page will be shown from which we will select the child for the couple. Remember that this list contains the birds with no parent assigned to. If you want to move a bird (as a child) from one couple to another, first you have to deleted from the children list of the couple and then you can assign it to the other couple.

Diseases
If you want to insert a disease that our bird has/had, we go to bird's card and at the bottom of the card there is a table which contains bird's diseases. This list is empty because we haven't insert a disease so far.
To insert disease's information we click the "Add Disease". When the disease's page is loaded, we can input the data for bird's disease including the pharmaceutical treatment we followed. Last, we save this record pushing the "Insert Disease" button.

 
Search Birds
Searching for published birds is the same with searching birds in the Bird Manager with the only difference that here are shown only the birds that every member has chosen to be published. To see the details about a published bird, from the results list we clik either on the image or the "View Bird" button.

Search Members
Here you can find any member of BirdProfile.com, based on his/her username or country. You have the opportunity to send a message, to make a buddy request or to invite others join your current group. (if you are in a Group and you enable it).

Search Groups
Here you can find any group of BirdProfile.com, based on its title, the category of birds it breeds, and the country that belongs the admin of the group. That way, you can see the published birds of the members of the group you selected.

Events
In the beginning, the "Events" list (which located at the main page of the website) doesn't contain any events (events like: some buddy add a bird or a couple or an incubation or a picture etc) because shows the events of your buddies or the events of the members of the groups you are joined.
When you start making buddies this list will be filling with theire events.

When you select a Group to be enabled (from the Group Mode) (see Groups), then in the "Events" list will would see ONLY THE EVENTS OF THE GROUP'S MEMBERS including yours.

When someone make a comment at your bird's profile, this event will be visible in the "Events" list inconsequentially if he is not your buddy or you have a Group enabled.

Buddies
This page shows the members that either you send them a buddy request and they accept it, or they send you a buddy request and you accept it.

Requests
This page contains the requests have been sent to you by other members.
There are 2 kinds of requests:
  • Buddy Request
  • Group Invitation
You can accept the requests or to ignore them.

Albums
Here you can add photos organizing them into albums so the other members can see them.

Groups
Group's function on BirdProfile.com differs from other group's functions in other websites. A Group acts as an information filtering and modulate the information (see Events) according to the selected group you enabled. It supports a simple discussion forum for the group's members.

To make a group active, click the "Group" button located on the main menu. From the loaded page, go to "Group Mode" list and select the group to be activated. Selecting the "[ World ]" choice, we declare that we don't want any group to be active. So, we can see the information from all members without any "information filtering".

Joining a group requires one of the group's members should sent you a group invitation (see Search Members). When you receive the invitation and you accept it, then you are member of the group.
On the "My Group" page we set the information about the Group we want to create. Also, we can insert an avatar for the group which will be visible on the main menu replacing the "Group" button. If we don't load an image, the "Group" button will be replaced by the title of our group (happens when a member make active your group).

There is a field on the "Publish your Group!" area that contains a link (in HTML) which redirects to BirdProfile.com, make automatic login and activate your Group.
You can create a group and invite all your members to be joined. Then, you can insert this created link (from BirdProfile.com) on a visible spot inside your website. When your members/visitors visit your website, with one click on this link will be transfered to BirdProfile.com with auto-login and activated your group. That way, BirdProfile.com can operate like an "extension" of your website giving you the opportunity to have a "complete pack" of informations and operations increasing your visits rate.

This operation (Group) could be used approprietly for clubs about birds.

Necessary requirement for the member who want to be auto-redirected on BirdProfile.com is to have checked the "Remember Me" when he make a login to BirdProfile.com

Private Messages
Clicking on the "Inbox" shows up a list with your incoming messages from other members (inconsequentially if they are buddies or group members). When the short text of the message is bold, that means you haven't read it yet.

Clicking on "Sent Items" (submenu item on "Inbox") shows up a list from the messages you sent to other members. When the short text of the message is bold, that means the receiver hasn't read your message yet.

Clicking on "New Message" shows up a form where you input the receiver's username, the title of the message and the actual message you want to send. When you fill them up, click the "Send" button for the message to be sent. ONLY ONE RECEIVER is permitted on each message.