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Is this C++ builders new FORUM ???

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Hello,

 

Is this now the 'official' C++ builder forum? 

 

What happened to the old one and the vast amount of information accumulated there? 

 

-tk

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6 hours ago, TotteKarlsson said:

Is this now the 'official' C++ builder forum? 

There is no longer an OFFICIAL forum provided by Embarcadero for Delphi/C++Builder.  But, this is one of many UNOFFICIAL forums, yes.  See https://blogs.embarcadero.com/community/ for other sites that Embarcadero has provided links to.

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What happened to the old one

The old old Delphi/C++Builder forums were migrated to Idera's community site awhile back ago, but just a couple of months ago Embarcadero shut down their forum on that site.  They have decided that they don't want to compete with 3rd party forums anymore.  They have had a long history of producing sub-par forum software, server failures/outages, etc, so they have finally given up trying to run their own forum.

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and the vast amount of information accumulated there?

Gone for good, except for whatever may have been cached by 3rd party archiving sites.

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So they droped comunity forums (and archives) at all ... Congratulations to all of us, nothing to say ... .. .   .        .

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Quite a bit can be found in the wayback machine.
I agree, though. It was a strange thing to do.

I guess they are really trying hard to shave off costs.

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To shave off costs they had to pass housekeeping of official forum to volunteers. Also a product without good community will not be very popular and merchantable therefore.

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Please note that we started with just a single sub-forum for the C++Builder guys because we had no idea how many there are and how many questions there would be.

We can divide up in more subforums if the usage dictates it.

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37 minutes ago, Markus Kinzler said:

The community is here.

 🙂.

 

But (IMHO) dropping of official forum was really wrong decision.

In old days (since ~2000 year) I usually started my day from browsing of official newsgroups (in good old plain text and very handy tree format of messages) and I still have a huge collection of answers in "how to ..." style from famous specialists like Peter Below, Remy, and many others. After end of NG civilization there is no default place where I can get help from gurus and be well informed. Yes, you can say that there are many such places but "many" means "scattered" in this context ...

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5 hours ago, AlexBelo said:

In old days (since ~2000 year) I usually started my day from browsing of official newsgroups (in good old plain text and very handy tree format of messages)

I miss the old newsgroups 😢 None of the newer web-based forums have really matched up to them, in terms of usability, monitoring, organization.  It is just not the same.

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On 2/26/2021 at 7:45 PM, Remy Lebeau said:

I miss the old newsgroups 😢 None of the newer web-based forums have really matched up to them, in terms of usability, monitoring, organization.  It is just not the same.

Alas, "Omnia orta cadunt" :classic_sad:

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