• Retronet

    From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Blue White on Saturday, April 01, 2023 10:28:27
    Hi Blue White,

    he is the QWK hub for Retronet and his system has been rejecting my

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months
    ago, and haven't heard a thing....



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From toofargone@21:1/101 to vorlon on Saturday, April 01, 2023 20:05:43
    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I'm setting up my bbs, I've applied to 5 nets but only received two responses. I'm wondering if most of them are just on auto until the pc goes up in smoke and that's that.

    ... ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.

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  • From deon@21:2/116 to vorlon on Saturday, April 01, 2023 21:39:31
    Re: Retronet
    By: vorlon to Blue White on Sat Apr 01 2023 10:28 am

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months
    ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(


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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to vorlon on Saturday, April 01, 2023 08:27:45
    vorlon wrote to Blue White <=-

    Hi Blue White,

    he is the QWK hub for Retronet and his system has been rejecting my

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I am not sure. I assumed not but then realized my connections were not working. I heard someone else mention that it was back again. It may be
    dead.


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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to deon on Saturday, April 01, 2023 09:37:43
    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(

    I think its about time I go thru and check my logs for FTN issues... RetroNet had been slow, but Necromaster had recently talked about whipping it, and his others, into shape... hmmmm.

    Thanks for posting that you're having Retro issues currently too.



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    |08.........

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  • From Matthew Munson@21:4/108 to Toofargone on Saturday, April 01, 2023 09:40:20
    BY: toofargone (21:1/101)


    |11t|09> |10I'm setting up my bbs, I've applied to 5 nets but only received two|07
    |11t|09> |10responses. I'm wondering if most of them are just on auto until the pc|07
    |11t|09> |10goes up in smoke and that's that.|07
    Or be like that Dutch dude who collects dead networks and just runs them like corpses.


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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to toofargone on Sunday, April 02, 2023 09:56:18
    Hi toofargone,

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system
    months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I'm setting up my bbs, I've applied to 5 nets but only received two responses. I'm wondering if most of them are just on auto until the pc
    goes up in smoke and that's that.

    Yeah, it's a pitty... I'm in the process of settup up a file mirror for
    another project, and the initial email was sent back in December 2022...
    The only thing that has been done is a cname for the host name in DNS.

    There was some activity in the middle of march, and nothing again...

    There are a couple of Admin's, yet both of them seam to go missing...



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to deon on Sunday, April 02, 2023 09:58:07
    Hi deon,

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system
    months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(

    Bugger, as a bbs I was on had some good retro messages flowing...



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Blue White on Sunday, April 02, 2023 10:11:00
    Hi Blue White,

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system
    months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I am not sure. I assumed not but then realized my connections were
    not working. I heard someone else mention that it was back again. It
    may be dead.

    Bugger! Was on a BBS that had it, and there was a good range of
    messages...


    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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    * Origin: Vorlon Empire: Amiga 3000 powered in Sector 550 (21:1/195.1)
  • From Nigel Reed@21:2/101 to All on Sunday, April 02, 2023 04:09:26
    On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 09:40:20 -0700
    "Matthew Munson" <matthew.munson@21:4/108> wrote:

    BY: toofargone (21:1/101)


    |11t|09> |10I'm setting up my bbs, I've applied to 5 nets but only
    received two|07 |11t|09> |10responses. I'm wondering if most of them
    are just on auto until the pc|07 |11t|09> |10goes up in smoke and
    that's that.|07 Or be like that Dutch dude who collects dead networks
    and just runs them like corpses.

    I believe you mean Danish dude. I've dropped all those networks long
    ago. I couldn't get responses from him and was getting a lot of crap
    shoved down the file networks so gave up.

    Networks I've dropped

    Adventurenet *
    Comatnet (owner shut down network)
    Familynet *
    gatornet *
    justaxnet *
    linuxnet *
    pascalnet *
    rmininet *
    scinet (owner shut down)
    sportnet (owner shut down)
    sysops cechnet *
    whisper-echo-net (kept getting my groups dropped, hub kept dying, no or
    slow response from network owner)
    zenet *

    Those marked with * are Gert Andersen's dead networks.

    dorenet is likely next on the list. My hub quit carrying the network
    and it's been hard to try and find a replacement. I should put more
    effort into it.

    Which networks have you applied for, maybe I can assist with contacting
    owners.
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  • From Nigel Reed@21:2/101 to All on Sunday, April 02, 2023 04:36:56
    On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 09:37:43 -0700
    "paulie420" <paulie420@21:2/150> wrote:

    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs
    system months ago, and haven't heard a thing....

    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(

    I think its about time I go thru and check my logs for FTN issues...
    RetroNet had been slow, but Necromaster had recently talked about
    whipping it, and his others, into shape... hmmmm.

    Thanks for posting that you're having Retro issues currently too.

    I polled retronet fine.
    --
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  • From nugax@21:1/167 to Matthew Munson on Sunday, April 02, 2023 09:38:03
    On 01 Apr 23 09:40:20, Matthew Munson wrote:
    BY: toofargone (21:1/101)

    @PID: WWIV 5.8.0.3679

    |11t|09> |10Im setting up my bbs Ive applied to 5 nets but only received two|07
    |11t|09> |10responses. Im wondering if most of them are just on auto until the pc|07
    |11t|09> |10goes up in smoke and thats that.|07
    Or be like that Dutch dude who collects dead networks and just runs them like corpses.


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    Some nets just have zero traffic..

    -Nugax (cbbs)


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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Nigel Reed on Monday, April 03, 2023 09:58:30
    Hi Nigel,

    scinet (owner shut down)

    Frank didn't shut it down, he went MIA again for the second time.



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Nigel Reed on Monday, April 03, 2023 10:03:18
    Hi Nigel,

    I think its about time I go thru and check my logs for FTN issues... RetroNet had been slow, but Necromaster had recently talked about
    whipping it, and his others, into shape... hmmmm.

    Thanks for posting that you're having Retro issues currently too.

    I polled retronet fine.

    That's all fine and all that, but not when someone applies to join and
    get's crickets back.

    Who is supposedly running the network, and how does one contact them?



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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    * Origin: Vorlon Empire: Amiga 3000 powered in Sector 550 (21:1/195.1)
  • From toofargone@21:1/101 to vorlon on Monday, April 03, 2023 14:49:36
    scinet (owner shut down)

    Frank didn't shut it down, he went MIA again for the second time.

    I wanted to join that net but I can't connect to https://scinet-ftn.org/

    I've sent Avon a couple of emails, but I think he must be busy IRL. I applied to micronet but haven't heard anything yet. I've got FidoNet, HobbyNet, and AgoraNet set up, I'm not sure what other nets are active or I should apply for.

    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?

    ... Error 3032 - Recursion error. See error 3032.

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  • From esc@21:4/173 to toofargone on Sunday, April 02, 2023 22:43:54
    I wanted to join that net but I can't connect to https://scinet-ftn.org/

    Scinet is dead, just forget about that one :)

    I've sent Avon a couple of emails, but I think he must be busy IRL. I applied to micronet but haven't heard anything yet. I've got FidoNet, HobbyNet, and AgoraNet set up, I'm not sure what other nets are active
    or I should apply for.

    I've sent Avon a few emails about interbbs games but haven't heard back. Typically he's quick to reply so I think it's probably life getting in the way. Hopefully he responds to us both before long.

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  • From toofargone@21:1/101 to esc on Monday, April 03, 2023 17:50:27
    I've sent Avon a few emails about interbbs games but haven't heard back. Typically he's quick to reply so I think it's probably life getting in
    the way. Hopefully he responds to us both before long.

    Hope he's ok then! Maybe he's won lotto and cruising around the bahamas on his luxury yacht!

    ... A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to toofargone on Monday, April 03, 2023 19:53:24
    On 03 Apr 2023 at 02:49p, toofargone pondered and said...

    I've sent Avon a couple of emails, but I think he must be busy IRL. I applied to micronet but haven't heard anything yet. I've got FidoNet, HobbyNet, and AgoraNet set up, I'm not sure what other nets are active
    or I should apply for.

    My apologies, I've replied to those and we should have you hooked up in the coming days... yep IRL has been busy and to be honest I have been having a bit of a mental health break from BBSing to avoid burn out etc... so just taking care of myself.

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to esc on Monday, April 03, 2023 19:55:54
    On 02 Apr 2023 at 10:43p, esc pondered and said...

    I've sent Avon a few emails about interbbs games but haven't heard back. Typically he's quick to reply so I think it's probably life getting in
    the way. Hopefully he responds to us both before long.

    ditto apologies from me on this count, the inter-bbs stuff is next on my to-do list but that will likely be middle of the week... after sorting some new node applications out tonight (for which I remain grateful of the continued interest in fsxNet) I'm going to make sure I get some Netflix time tonight too.... been watching the Night Agent and got hooked :)

    How's things with you? Keeping well I trust? Nice to see you active and still doing the BBS thing.

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to toofargone on Monday, April 03, 2023 19:56:35
    On 03 Apr 2023 at 05:50p, toofargone pondered and said...

    Hope he's ok then! Maybe he's won lotto and cruising around the bahamas
    on his luxury yacht!

    Heheheh... I wish, I'd likely win that division 5 prize of a free ticket to the following weeks draw :)

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From esc@21:4/173 to Avon on Monday, April 03, 2023 01:17:28
    ditto apologies from me on this count, the inter-bbs stuff is next on my to-do list but that will likely be middle of the week... after sorting some new node applications out tonight (for which I remain grateful of
    the continued interest in fsxNet) I'm going to make sure I get some Netflix time tonight too.... been watching the Night Agent and got
    hooked :)

    I figured you were busy, no sweat bud, wasn't trying to publicly shame you or anything ;) you've done much for this network and have been consistently supportive every step of the way. I appreciate all you've done, no rush, glad to hear back though!

    How's things with you? Keeping well I trust? Nice to see you active and still doing the BBS thing.

    Yeah, experimenting with some more obscure BBS stuff of late, enjoying myself haha. Hope all is well with you!

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to toofargone on Monday, April 03, 2023 10:07:00
    toofargone wrote to vorlon <=-

    scinet (owner shut down)

    Frank didn't shut it down, he went MIA again for the second time.

    I wanted to join that net but I can't connect to
    https://scinet-ftn.org/

    SciNet is dead and gone.

    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?

    The only other net that's worth a look is MicroNet. It has sporadic
    traffic, and sometimes a little better than that.



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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to esc on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 09:57:40
    On 03 Apr 2023 at 01:17a, esc pondered and said...

    I figured you were busy, no sweat bud, wasn't trying to publicly shame
    you or anything ;) you've done much for this network and have been consistently supportive every step of the way. I appreciate all you've done, no rush, glad to hear back though!

    No stress and certainly did take any of your comments negatively so it's all good. Appreciate the kind thoughts.

    Yeah, experimenting with some more obscure BBS stuff of late, enjoying myself haha. Hope all is well with you!

    I've been working on a fish pond that's been leaking and to be honest have not been as busy in the geek space as I have been but I think as we move into winter here I'll get more active again :)

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to toofargone on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 09:23:03
    Hi toofargone,

    I've sent Avon a couple of emails, but I think he must be busy IRL. I applied to micronet but haven't heard anything yet. I've got FidoNet, HobbyNet, and AgoraNet set up, I'm not sure what other nets are active
    or I should apply for.

    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?

    What is the focus of your system? Some nets are general in nature, and
    some cater to a topic. When Avon (Paul) created FSXNet it wasn't his idea
    to become as big as it has, and it was to experiment with FTN networking.

    Now FSXNet would be the second most active network, and is still
    growing...



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


    --- Talisman v0.47-dev (Linux/m68k)
    * Origin: Vorlon Empire: Amiga 3000 powered in Sector 550 (21:1/195.1)
  • From Michael Borthwick@21:3/179 to vorlon on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 10:08:09
    Hi toofargone,

    Hi, it's toofargone. Got fsxnet set up on my bbs so i'll be posting as me from now on :)

    What is the focus of your system? Some nets are general in nature, and

    Really just focusing on message nets at the moment. I've got to learn to customize the bbs. I might try to add a game or two but, I'd just like to keep nets going at this stage :)

    ... Old musicians never die. They just decompose!

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to vorlon on Monday, April 03, 2023 18:12:56
    That's all fine and all that, but not when someone applies to join and get's crickets back.

    Who is supposedly running the network, and how does one contact them?

    I *believe* Necromancer from Necrominom BBS. And IIRC, he was *recently* mentioning wanting to get more active will all his FTNs.

    From memory; RetroNet, CommodoreNet and some others... I, too, asked him them to sign me up for RetroNet directly (I currently pull thru Black Panther @ Castle Rock BBS) and haven't gotten a response...

    I guess life just keeps on hitting us.



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

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  • From Bucko@21:4/131 to toofargone on Monday, April 03, 2023 18:18:57

    On 03 Apr 2023, toofargone said the following...


    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?


    I can tell you HobbyNet, tqwNet, are both active and moving along, DoreNet does get some activity here and there.. AmigaNet, gets some activity also..

    Those are the ones I carry that get activity.

    ... That's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Gamgee on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 12:09:00
    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?

    The only other net that's worth a look is MicroNet. It has sporadic traffic, and sometimes a little better than that.

    I had MicroNet for a while, I think sporadic is being pretty generous. In
    the time I had it, it had a brief spurt and then pretty much nothing aside
    from the odd post.

    Spec


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  • From esc@21:4/173 to Avon on Monday, April 03, 2023 23:54:05
    I've been working on a fish pond that's been leaking and to be honest
    have not been as busy in the geek space as I have been but I think as we move into winter here I'll get more active again :)

    Interesting - did you lay down something to seal it and then spread heavy boulders and things along the bottom to keep it in place? A friend of mine's dad built a pond in his back yard when we were kids, he was always out there messing with his pond and making his wife mad since he spent so much of his time there lol.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to Spectre on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 07:28:00
    Spectre wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Any ideas for good nets other than what i've joined so far?

    The only other net that's worth a look is MicroNet. It has sporadic traffic, and sometimes a little better than that.

    I had MicroNet for a while, I think sporadic is being pretty
    generous. In the time I had it, it had a brief spurt and then
    pretty much nothing aside from the odd post.

    Sure, I agree, but that's a lot better than most any other nets that
    have been talked about here. A brief spurt now and then is better than nothing...

    (...that's what she said...) ;-)



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  • From Adept@21:2/108 to toofargone on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 13:58:04
    I'm setting up my bbs, I've applied to 5 nets but only received two responses. I'm wondering if most of them are just on auto until the pc goes up in smoke and that's that.

    When I was a kid, I remember calling into a BBS that basically had nothing new on it, over time, and then talking with others, imagining some scenario where someone had stashed the computer away in a closet, and it'd keep running until the computer failed.

    I think that's probably _way_ more common, now. As it was, I think the sysop really _did_ show up from time to time, just not in local message bases.

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  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to paulie420 on Wednesday, April 05, 2023 09:28:11
    Hi paulie420,

    Who is supposedly running the network, and how does one contact
    them?

    I *believe* Necromancer from Necrominom BBS. And IIRC, he was
    *recently* mentioning wanting to get more active will all his FTNs.

    It was back two/three months ago, but yes that was the system I used via
    a menu without having to log into the bbs.



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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    * Origin: Vorlon Empire: Amiga 3000 powered in Sector 550 (21:1/195.1)
  • From vorlon@21:1/195.1 to Michael Borthwick on Wednesday, April 05, 2023 09:31:20
    Hi Michael,

    What is the focus of your system? Some nets are general in
    nature, and

    Really just focusing on message nets at the moment. I've got to learn
    to customize the bbs. I might try to add a game or two but, I'd just
    like to keep nets going at this stage :)

    One you've added one, adding more is just the same process. What I mean
    with "what's the focus" of you system is, that my bbs caters for the
    Amiga and has 98% amiga releated content.



    \/orlon
    aka
    Stephen


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  • From MobbyG@21:1/219 to deon on Wednesday, April 05, 2023 14:16:54
    On 01 Apr 2023, deon said the following...

    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(

    Same here when mine connects... :(

    |07=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=[-.-. --.-]=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= |15 -----/----- Rich Lawrence, |11KB2MOB
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    |15 --|- |02"Give me 102' of wire.. |15 | |02 ..and i'll show you how to talk to the world!"

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Adept on Saturday, April 08, 2023 07:56:00
    Adept wrote to toofargone <=-

    When I was a kid, I remember calling into a BBS that basically had
    nothing new on it, over time, and then talking with others, imagining
    some scenario where someone had stashed the computer away in a closet,
    and it'd keep running until the computer failed.

    There have been boards that ran on auto-pilot after the sysop passed
    away. It wasn't until the family started sorting through the estate that
    they found a beige box in the corner plugged into a phone line.




    ... SURELY NOT EVERYONE WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.52
    * Origin: realitycheckBBS.org -- information is power. (21:4/122)
  • From Adept@21:2/108 to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, April 08, 2023 21:47:41
    There have been boards that ran on auto-pilot after the sysop passed
    away. It wasn't until the family started sorting through the estate that they found a beige box in the corner plugged into a phone line.

    That seems pretty neat, honestly. Occasionally I've wanted to pre-pay for some service so that things could stay up for some long-ish period of time.

    But doesn't really work, in the end, since things need maintenance. Better plan tends to be to have something that's easy to turn over, and easy to duplicate.

    E.g., when I scanned my grandmother's cookbooks, I immediately got the scans out to various people. It was kind of interesting, too, when someone asked about a recipe for something they remembered, and I tracked it down.

    But if I were to make a website for such content, I'm not at all sure it'd survive me, beyond whatever made its way into the Internet Archive.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Storm BBS (21:2/108)
  • From hollowone@21:2/150 to Michael Borthwick on Sunday, April 09, 2023 13:07:53
    Really just focusing on message nets at the moment. I've got to learn to customize the bbs. I might try to add a game or two but, I'd just like
    to keep nets going at this stage :)

    I think what instantly makes a BBS look unique is it's UI/visual flow.
    That doesn't need to involve top notch ANSI artistry always.

    But it is always easier to me to come back to boards that have unique visual feats and then recheck content constantly (even if there is none) than those that come with 1000 games, TBs of data and all FTNs plugged in.

    These two combined may perhaps create a perfect match, but I think creating interesting UX is something more important to attract regular consumers to reconnect. At least this is what turns me on to come back to my favorite places.

    -h1

    ... Xerox Alto was the thing. Anything after we use is just a copy.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbs>>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to hollowone on Sunday, April 09, 2023 18:37:53
    These two combined may perhaps create a perfect match, but I think creating interesting UX is something more important to attract regular consumers to reconnect. At least this is what turns me on to come back
    to my favorite places.

    I agree; one of my fav bbSes, HyperNode [currently defunct/working on something new] had a neat way of 'starting' their bbS:

    deleting all stock Mystic menus and starting from zero. *ALL* menus; this prolly isn't something most ppl should or can do - but it sure made for a Mystic bbS that was like no other. He had awesome animations, local teleconference - but that was accessed thru a specialty menu w/ local meetup times/etc, message areas that weren't access w/ "J"oin Conference or "A"reas - and so much m0re...

    Its 'up' right now - but he's deleted everything again... until his next adventure.

    hypernode.ddns.net:23



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbs>>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From nugax@21:1/167 to paulie420 on Monday, April 10, 2023 21:37:51
    I like both. sbbs def has more to it. Mystic is simplier. I like seeing different boards, and people running other stuff.

    I am not a huge fan of JS, but it is pretty nice. DM has written some great stuff in JS server-wise. I am amazed at what it can do.

    Freepascal is my choice though, so Mystic is awesome! I like Enigma as well.

    CyberBBS is my favorite, though :)

    -Nugax (cbbs)


    --- CyberBBS v1.0.11 2023/04/10 [Debian Linux/x64]
    * Origin: CyberBBS WHQ BBS | Telnet: whq.cyberbbs.dev:6023 (21:1/167)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to nugax on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 16:06:11
    I like both. sbbs def has more to it. Mystic is simplier. I like seeing different boards, and people running other stuff.

    Freepascal is my choice though, so Mystic is awesome! I like Enigma as well.

    Mystic is my choice as well, but more because it w0rks more like the Telegard/Renegade bbSes that I started out running...

    The fact that Mystic has MPL (and Python 2/3) that is so close to FreePascal is a nice addition and lets me do a lot m0re than I could in the early 9os.



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbs>>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From nugax@21:1/167 to paulie420 on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 21:58:41
    On 11 Apr 23 16:06:11, paulie420 wrote:
    I like both. sbbs def has more to it. Mystic is simplier. I like seeing
    different boards and people running other stuff.

    Freepascal is my choice though so Mystic is awesome! I like Enigma as well.

    Mystic is my choice as well but more because it w0rks more like the Telegard/Renegade bbSes that I started out running...

    The fact that Mystic has MPL (and Python 2/3) that is so close to FreePascal is a nice addition and lets me do a lot m0re than I could in the early 9os.



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbs>>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)


    CyberBBS for the win!

    -Nugax (cbbs)


    --- CyberBBS v1.0.11 2023/04/11 [Debian Linux/x64]
    * Origin: CyberBBS WHQ BBS | Telnet: whq.cyberbbs.dev:6023 (21:1/167)
  • From Grim Reaper@21:3/111 to deon on Friday, April 14, 2023 08:48:07
    Is retronet still alive? I applied for a node for my bbs system months ago, and haven't heard a thing....
    I dont think it is.

    I'm getting bad password when I poll... :(

    Yea got that last year, would say down.

    The Unknown Realm [9o5]
    turealm.no-ip.org:3023 Mystic
    turealm.no-ip.org:2323 PCBoard

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: The Unknown Realm - turealm.no-ip,org:3023 (21:3/111)