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Is Delphi Switching To An All Zeta Fo...   Administrative Issues

Started Feb-7 by RCBZ; 1681 views.
RCBZ

From: RCBZ

Feb-7

I've seen some members in my forums saying that Delphi will no longer offer the Classic view for forums in the near future and will go entirely to Zeta. We're are looking for a clarification on this as many of us are from the 90's and early 2000's and like the Classic view better

  • Edited February 7, 2018 8:43 am  by  RCBZ
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Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

Feb-7

We have no such plans. We're well aware that some people prefer Classic, and intend to continue to offer Classic forums for the foreseeable future. 

However, all new development and any new features offered will be in the Zeta format, so Classic forums will not be able to use them. 

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Kid (Kidmagnet)

From: Kid (Kidmagnet)

Feb-7

Cstar1 said:

However, all new development and any new features offered will be in the Zeta format, so Classic forums will not be able to use them.

Except for Zeta chat and the PMs... :D

Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

Feb-8

Was talking about forum features. :)

In reply toRe: msg 2
RCBZ

From: RCBZ

Feb-8

Thanks for clearing that up, I'll pass that along. Sad to see Delphi phasing out the classic view....

In reply toRe: msg 5
Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

Feb-8

RCBZ said:

Sad to see Delphi phasing out the classic view....

Think of it more that Classic is frozen in time, because it can't structurally handle newer coding that newer features require. 

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RedBV

From: RedBV

Feb-8

How 'bout a list of "features" that supposedly can't be done in the classic platform . . .

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Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

Feb-8

Off the top of my head, here are some of them:

Live Stories

Bookmarked messages

Like a message

Multiple recipients to a message

Tag someone in a message with @

Import/Export color themes

Easy background images

Multiple forum Wizards

Announcements

I'm sure there are others as well, but those are the first things I thought of.

In reply toRe: msg 8
RedBV

From: RedBV

Feb-8

In classic can - like a message, that has been around for several years, have been able to do color themes for years, same with background images . . . 

I am specifically asking what features can only be coded by using the new zeta platform . . . that are not able to be coded under the classic platform . . . and not that it is easier under zeta to code something . . . but specifically can't be done in classic . . .

For example - under classic assist wizards have been around for years . . . when you say multiple wizards - are you saying that a zeta forum can have multiple wizards that can exert the very same control over all controls of forum . . . if that is the case, then Delphi has made it possible for non forum owners to lock out forum owners . . .

As another example - a number of years back modified an owned forum with CSS . . . some things that could be done with CSS, Delphi didn't allow to be done . . . not unlike, over the years, some HTML was blocked . . . along with various widgets (so ta say) were blocked from use . . .

Anyway . . .

 

 

 

 

In reply toRe: msg 9
Cstar1
Staff

From: Cstar1

Feb-8

It's up to you which interface you use in your forums. If you prefer Classic, that's just fine. Personally, I much prefer Zeta. :)

  • Edited February 8, 2018 9:23 pm  by  Cstar1
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