A Delphi forum for discussing breaking news, memes, various topics of interest. From the serious to the silly, we discuss the top stories in the news, on Twitter, and in your social media world. Every day, a different story.
Hello all visitors! Please feel free to use this folder for asking questions, giving us feedback and suggestions.
Working with a team (small team) on a new Live Story each day has been a blast! We manage to cover the day pretty well between the three of us with occasional help from other staff members. Some stories happen fast. Hillary might disagree with that, I'm sure her day went much slower than it did for us. And others are nice slow walks along the day (most of the nature themed stories as well as the "days" - Back to the Future II, Go Gadget Go, Friday Facts)
While the content and way we are presenting it are new to Delphi, the team effort is not. This reminds me very much of how we staffed and used forums "back in the day".
The Live Story feature is very flexible in the way you use it. If you have a team and you want to cover a time sensitive event - go for it! Even one person can easily do that with Zeta's mobile friendly design. While sitting on the train or bus I have updated the story and submitted promos from my phone!
However using the feature in other ways to add content to your forum does not have to be time consuming. When you first enable Live Story on your forum it links to your Twitter account (I created one to use just for this purpose) and after that for each new story you start you choose the relevant hashtags for pulling content into the console in Controls. Then YOU or your staff decide which of those sees the light of day on your forum. You can edit those hashtags at anytime while your story is running to tweak the Tweets you receive.
I have added a few relevant # to my Bird and Women's forums (lol those are two separate forums... but a bird woman forum might be interesting, also a cat lady one, but that's another topic!) I occasionally update those with new tweets, keeping the Live Story running indefinitely.
You could do the same for any topic. Recipes, jokes, politics, weather, science, sports, games, music... you have as many choices as you can possibly think of!
So that is my feedback for now. If you have any thing you'd like to ask - please do!
We welcome your feedback - what do you think of Live Stories?
Well, I think they are fantastic! They've brought new content directly to my Buyer Beware forum that is richer and always posted as soon as it's available. Also with the Stories always appearing on Delphi's Home page (in turn with our Live Stories) it means extra promotion!
This discussion has been marked Always New, all posts were read and it only just now popped back up as new. lol