• Text.dat

    From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, April 25, 2021 16:14:27
    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail sent to \1h%s\1n\r\n" 844 InternetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail sent to \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 845 FidoNetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail sent to \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 846 QWKNetMailSent

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail received from \1h%s\1n\r\n" 847 InternetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail received from \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 848 FidoNetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail received from \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 849 QWKNetMailReceived

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sunday, April 25, 2021 16:57:44
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 04:14 pm

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail sent to \1h%s\1n\r\n" 844 InternetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail sent to \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 845 FidoNetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail sent to \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 846 QWKNetMailSent

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail received from \1h%s\1n\r\n" 847 InternetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail received from \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 848 FidoNetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail received from \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 849 QWKNetMailReceived

    What are you trying to say?
    --
    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, April 25, 2021 19:11:30
    "\7\1n\1hSBBSecho \1n\1msent you mail\r\n" 847 SBBSEchoSentMail "\7\1n\1hSBBSecho: \1m%.*s \1n\1msent you NetMail%s from \1h%s\1n\r\n" 848 SBBSEchoSentNetMail
    "\7\1n\1hSBBSecho: \1m%.*s \1n\1msent you EchoMail on \1h%s \1n\1m%s\1n\r\n" 849 SBBSEchoSentEchoMail

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, April 25, 2021 19:13:48
    Could you please add those lines in text.dat? Thank you.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Sunday, April 25, 2021 21:02:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail sent to \1h%s\1n\r\n" 844 InternetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail sent to \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n"
    845 FidoNetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail sent to \1h%s
    (%s)\1n\r\n" 846 QWKNetMailSent

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail received from \1h%s\1n\r\n"
    847 InternetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail received from \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 848 FidoNetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail received from \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 849 QWKNetMailReceived

    Okay... so you can copy/paste from text.dat. What's yer point?



    ... Smith & Wesson: The ORIGINAL point-and-click interface.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    ■ Synchronet ■ Palantir BBS * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sunday, April 25, 2021 19:45:59
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 07:13 pm

    Could you please add those lines in text.dat? Thank you.

    SBBSecho doesn't use the text.dat. It could, but it doesn't.

    Feature requests go here:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #64:
    R0DENT = Derogatory reference to a young BBS user of the 1990's
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  • From Digital Man to Gamgee on Sunday, April 25, 2021 19:46:30
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Sun Apr 25 2021 09:02 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail sent to \1h%s\1n\r\n" 844 InternetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail sent to \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n"
    845 FidoNetMailSent "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail sent to \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 846 QWKNetMailSent

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail received from \1h%s\1n\r\n"
    847 InternetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail received from \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 848 FidoNetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail received from \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 849 QWKNetMailReceived

    Okay... so you can copy/paste from text.dat. What's yer point?

    I see now that he added some "wish list" strings 847, 848, 849.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #53:
    He picks up scraps of conversation, radio and radiation .. Digital Man
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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to Digital Man on Monday, April 26, 2021 13:23:00
    Digital Man wrote to Gamgee <=-

    "\1[\1n\1mInternet mail received from \1h%s\1n\r\n"
    847 InternetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mFido NetMail received from \1h%s @%s\1n\r\n" 848 FidoNetMailReceived
    "\1[\1n\1mQWK NetMail received from \1h%s (%s)\1n\r\n" 849 QWKNetMailReceived

    Okay... so you can copy/paste from text.dat. What's yer point?

    I see now that he added some "wish list" strings 847, 848, 849.

    Ahhh yes, I see that he followed up to clarify... Why bother to put it
    in the original post? ;-)

    I'll try harder to let you handle his questions...



    ... Daddy, what does "now formatting drive C:" mean?
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 05:40:13

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Sun Apr 25 2021 09:02 pm

    I see now that he added some "wish list" strings 847, 848, 849.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #53:
    He picks up scraps of conversation, radio and radiation .. Digital Man
    Norco, CA WX: 56.8°F, 74.0% humidity, 15 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Exactly, DM. :-)

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 05:43:52

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 07:13 pm

    SBBSecho doesn't use the text.dat. It could, but it doesn't.

    Feature requests go here:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #64:
    R0DENT = Derogatory reference to a young BBS user of the 1990's
    Norco, CA WX: 56.8°F, 74.0% humidity, 15 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Thanks. I’ll remember that next time. Used to doing it here before Git started.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:10:50
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Apr 27 2021 05:43 am


    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 07:13 pm

    SBBSecho doesn't use the text.dat. It could, but it doesn't.

    Feature requests go here:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues

    Thanks. I'll remember that next time. Used to doing it here before Git started.

    I added a feature request there on your behalf.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #65:
    He's got to make his own mistakes and learn to mend the mess he makes
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  • From Ragnarok@DOCKSUD to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 14:42:44
    El 25/4/21 a las 23:45, Digital Man escribió:
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 07:13 pm

    > Could you please add those lines in text.dat? Thank you.

    SBBSecho doesn't use the text.dat. It could, but it doesn't.

    Feature requests go here:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues

    If you need to change any sbbsecho message, maybe it is better to put it inside sbbsecho.ini and not depend and load another configuration file.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Dock Sud BBS TLD 24 HS - bbs.docksud.com.ar
  • From Digital Man to Ragnarok on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:18:15
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: Ragnarok to Digital Man on Tue Apr 27 2021 02:42 pm

    El 25/4/21 a las 23:45, Digital Man escribió:
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Apr 25 2021 07:13 pm

    > Could you please add those lines in text.dat? Thank you.

    SBBSecho doesn't use the text.dat. It could, but it doesn't.

    Feature requests go here:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues

    If you need to change any sbbsecho message, maybe it is better to put it inside sbbsecho.ini and not depend and load another configuration file.

    That's how it works for the mail server (the "NewMailNotice" key in the [mail] section of sbbs.ini) - but here are the reasons I'd consider using the text.dat instead:
    - the .ini syntax is different enough from the text.dat to be a challenge
    - the other/similar strings are already in the text.dat
    - the mail server already loads the text.dat (though it doesn't directly use its strings, they're available for use in JS external mail processors)

    And having SBBSecho read/use the text.dat would actually be a pretty trivial change. But yes, the user-visible strings in SBBSecho should be configurable... somewhere.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #121:
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 13:33:59

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Apr 27 2021 05:43 am

    I added a feature request there on your behalf.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #65:
    He's got to make his own mistakes and learn to mend the mess he makes
    Norco, CA WX: 58.7°F, 58.0% humidity, 0 mph SSW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Thank you very much DM. I appreciate that. :-)

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 13:38:12

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: Ragnarok to Digital Man on Tue Apr 27 2021 02:42 pm

    That's how it works for the mail server (the "NewMailNotice" key in the [mail] section of sbbs.ini) - but here are the reasons I'd consider using the text.dat instead:
    - the .ini syntax is different enough from the text.dat to be a challenge
    - the other/similar strings are already in the text.dat
    - the mail server already loads the text.dat (though it doesn't directly use its strings, they're available for use in JS external mail processors)

    And having SBBSecho read/use the text.dat would actually be a pretty trivial change. But yes, the user-visible strings in SBBSecho should be configurable... somewhere.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #121:
    Synchronet v2.20a for DOS was released on Aug 31, 1995 (5 months after v2.11a) Norco, CA WX: 61.6°F, 51.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs



    I agree with you 100% there DM. Every text string with colours should be configurable in case a Sysop might want to use his own colour theme system instead of the default ones.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, April 29, 2021 16:40:57
    Hi Dm. Can putting an accidental return key in the text.dat file corrupt the file?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, April 29, 2021 17:49:50
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 04:40 pm

    Hi Dm. Can putting an accidental return key in the text.dat file corrupt the file?

    Sure.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #64:
    Synchronet PCMS (introduced w/v2.0) is Programmable Command and Menu Structure. Norco, CA WX: 87.0°F, 24.0% humidity, 11 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, April 29, 2021 20:15:08

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 04:40 pm

    Sure.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #64:
    Synchronet PCMS (introduced w/v2.0) is Programmable Command and Menu Structure. Norco, CA WX: 87.0°F, 24.0% humidity, 11 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    So should I save it as a text file first then ren it to a dat file afterwards?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, April 29, 2021 23:41:51
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 08:15 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 04:40 pm

    Sure.

    So should I save it as a text file first then ren it to a dat file afterwards?

    I can't think of a reason to do that. It is a text file, but the file extension should not matter.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #29:
    Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone
    Norco, CA WX: 72.4°F, 22.0% humidity, 0 mph S wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From Mortifis@ALLEYCAT to The Millionaire on Friday, April 30, 2021 14:44:37
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 08:15 pm

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 04:40 pm

    Sure.
    --
    digital man

    So should I save it as a text file first then ren it to a dat file afterward

    $ The Millionaire $


    Do you mean should you make a backup of your text.dat before editing that you can restore if you break it? Yes!

    ~mortifis

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ AlleyCat! BBS Lake Echo, NS Canada alleycatbbs.com
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Friday, April 30, 2021 17:27:35

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 08:15 pm

    I can't think of a reason to do that. It is a text file, but the file extension should not matter.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #29:
    Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone
    Norco, CA WX: 72.4°F, 22.0% humidity, 0 mph S wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    When I edited my text.dat file before every time it would screw up unless I just replaced colours then it worked fine. I sometimes changed the spacing, made the line numbers closer, tried erasing line numbers, no dice. What is the proper way of editing the file without screw ups?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Friday, April 30, 2021 17:59:14
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Apr 30 2021 05:27 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Apr 29 2021 08:15 pm

    I can't think of a reason to do that. It is a text file, but the file extension should not matter.

    When I edited my text.dat file before every time it would screw up unless I just replaced colours then it worked fine. I sometimes changed the spacing, made the line numbers closer, tried erasing line numbers, no dice. What is the proper way of editing the file without screw ups?

    Make backups. When you do screw-up, compare the previous working backup with your newly screwed-up one and either the problem will be obvious or paste the diff between those 2 versions here and we can help. Use utilities like "diff" or "fc" to compare the files.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #48:
    JSON = JavaScript Object Notation
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Monday, May 03, 2021 07:23:20

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Apr 30 2021 05:27 pm

    Make backups. When you do screw-up, compare the previous working backup with your newly screwed-up one and either the problem will be obvious or paste the diff between those 2 versions here and we can help. Use utilities like "diff" or "fc" to compare the files.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #48:
    JSON = JavaScript Object Notation
    Norco, CA WX: 88.1°F, 17.0% humidity, 17 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    I could also just leave the spacing alone and add the colours. But in some areas of the file it can be a bit confusing at times.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Monday, May 03, 2021 09:43:40
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 07:23 am


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Apr 30 2021 05:27 pm

    Make backups. When you do screw-up, compare the previous working backup with your newly screwed-up one and either the problem will be obvious or paste the diff between those 2 versions here and we can help. Use utilities like "diff" or "fc" to compare the files.

    I could also just leave the spacing alone and add the colours. But in some areas of the file it can be a bit confusing at times.

    http://synchro.net/docs/customization.html#MenusAndTextFiles

    One gotcha is a string that spans multiple lines needs backslashes for continuation, for example:
    "\r\nBulk Upload %s %s Directory\r\n"\ 265 BulkUpload
    "(Enter '-' for description to skip file):\r\n"

    See that backslash following the closing-quote on the first line of that string? That's important.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #6:
    ... but most of us just dream about the things we'd like to be
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Monday, May 03, 2021 21:02:52

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 07:23 am

    http://synchro.net/docs/customization.html#MenusAndTextFiles

    One gotcha is a string that spans multiple lines needs backslashes for continuation, for example:
    "\r\nBulk Upload %s %s Directory\r\n"\ 265 BulkUpload
    "(Enter '-' for description to skip file):\r\n"

    See that backslash following the closing-quote on the first line of that string? That's important.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #6:
    ... but most of us just dream about the things we'd like to be
    Norco, CA WX: 62.4°F, 74.0% humidity, 0 mph NW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs



    But what about in the following fake example:

    “\1cTo where the \1y%s \1cbbs is?\r\n”

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Monday, May 03, 2021 21:10:32
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 09:02 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 07:23 am

    http://synchro.net/docs/customization.html#MenusAndTextFiles

    One gotcha is a string that spans multiple lines needs backslashes for continuation, for example:
    "\r\nBulk Upload %s %s Directory\r\n"\ 265 BulkUpload
    "(Enter '-' for description to skip file):\r\n"

    See that backslash following the closing-quote on the first line of that string? That's important.

    But what about in the following fake example:

    "\1cTo where the \1y%s \1cbbs is?\r\n"

    That's a single line string, so no continuation-backslash needed.
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #9:
    Doyle Hargraves: Morris here is a modern-day poet, kinda like in olden times. Norco, CA WX: 68.2°F, 52.0% humidity, 6 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 06:34:33

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 09:02 pm

    That's a single line string, so no continuation-backslash needed.
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #9:
    Doyle Hargraves: Morris here is a modern-day poet, kinda like in olden times. Norco, CA WX: 68.2°F, 52.0% humidity, 6 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs



    But are colours ok close to words like “\1cto”? Does the bbs get confused? In some places, the text.dat file has things like “\1y%s\1c to” instead. Which is correct?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@REALITY to Digital Man on Friday, April 30, 2021 07:02:00
    Digital Man wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Hi Dm. Can putting an accidental return key in the text.dat file corrupt the file?

    Sure.

    Asking for a friend.


    ... Look at the order in which you do things
    --- MultiMail/DOS v0.52
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 12:37:57
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue May 04 2021 06:34 am


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 03 2021 09:02 pm

    That's a single line string, so no continuation-backslash needed.

    But are colours ok close to words like "\1cto"?

    Yes.

    Does the bbs get confused?

    The only confusion is when the Ctrl-A code is a number (for background colors), in which case you must use \x01 instead of \1.

    In some places, the text.dat file has things like "\1y%s\1c to" instead. Which is correct?

    Either is correct.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #84:
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation used to run Synchronet (circa 1993).
    Norco, CA WX: 81.6°F, 40.0% humidity, 8 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 12:46:25

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue May 04 2021 06:34 am

    Yes.

    The only confusion is when the Ctrl-A code is a number (for background colors), in which case you must use \x01 instead of \1.

    Either is correct.
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #84:
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation used to run Synchronet (circa 1993). Norco, CA WX: 81.6°F, 40.0% humidity, 8 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs



    That’s what I thought but wanted to be 100% sure.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 12:49:20


    That’s what I thought but wanted to be 100% sure.

    $ The Millionaire $



    But one more thing: does taking out things like “\1?” or things like that cause crashes?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 12:53:16
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue May 04 2021 12:49 pm

    But one more thing: does taking out things like "\1?" or things like that cause crashes?

    Taking out "\1?" would not cause a crash. Taking out other "things" (like %d or %s) could cause a crash, depending on where and what was removed.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #24:
    The more that things change, the more they stay the same
    Norco, CA WX: 82.2°F, 43.0% humidity, 4 mph NNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 06, 2021 17:39:26

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue May 04 2021 12:49 pm

    Taking out "\1?" would not cause a crash. Taking out other "things" (like %d or %s) could cause a crash, depending on where and what was removed.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #24:
    The more that things change, the more they stay the same
    Norco, CA WX: 82.2°F, 43.0% humidity, 4 mph NNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Some sections don’t work now because the js version has replaced them. You’re still keeping them in irregardless?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 06, 2021 18:19:48
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 05:39 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue May 04 2021 12:49 pm

    Taking out "\1?" would not cause a crash. Taking out other "things" (like %d or %s) could cause a crash, depending on where and what was removed.

    Some sections don't work now because the js version has replaced them. You're still keeping them in irregardless?

    Can you provide examples? I try to mark the unused strings in the text.dat as "UNUSED" (rather than removing the string index entirely).
    --
    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #25:
    Viv Savage: Have... a good... time... all the time. That's my philosophy. Norco, CA WX: 67.3°F, 66.0% humidity, 13 mph NNE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 06, 2021 19:22:48

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 05:39 pm

    Can you provide examples? I try to mark the unused strings in the text.dat as "UNUSED" (rather than removing the string index entirely).
    --
    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #25:
    Viv Savage: Have... a good... time... all the time. That's my philosophy. Norco, CA WX: 67.3°F, 66.0% humidity, 13 mph NNE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    "\1b\1hAuto message by: \1c%s\1b on %s\1n\r\n\r\n" 042 AutoMsgBy "\r\nAuto Message - ~Read, ~Write, or ~Quit: " 043 AutoMsg
    "\1n\r\nYou can't write to the auto-message.\r\n" 044 R_AutoMsg

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 06, 2021 19:33:08


    "\1b\1hAuto message by: \1c%s\1b on %s\1n\r\n\r\n" 042 AutoMsgBy "\r\nAuto Message - ~Read, ~Write, or ~Quit: " 043 AutoMsg "\1n\r\nYou can't write to the auto-message.\r\n" 044 R_AutoMsg

    $ The Millionaire $


    "\r\n\1n\1h\1m%-2d \1n\1m%-6u \1w\1h%-25.25s \1m%-25.25s"\ 545 LastFewCallersFmt
    "\1n\1m%02u:%02u \1h%-8.8s \1n\1m%3d"

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 06, 2021 21:43:11
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 07:22 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 05:39 pm

    Can you provide examples? I try to mark the unused strings in the text.dat as "UNUSED" (rather than removing the string index entirely).

    "\1b\1hAuto message by: \1c%s\1b on %s\1n\r\n\r\n" 042 AutoMsgBy "\r\nAuto Message - ~Read, ~Write, or ~Quit: " 043 AutoMsg "\1n\r\nYou can't write to the auto-message.\r\n" 044 R_AutoMsg

    The R_AutoMsg string is still used (displayed when there is no auto-msg module configured). I make a note about the other 2 strings (changed to "UNUSED").
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    digital man

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    Nigel Tufnel: Authorities said... best leave it... unsolved.
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  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 06, 2021 21:44:57
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 07:33 pm

    "\r\n\1n\1h\1m%-2d \1n\1m%-6u \1w\1h%-25.25s \1m%-25.25s"\ 545 LastFewCallersFmt
    "\1n\1m%02u:%02u \1h%-8.8s \1n\1m%3d"

    That string is still used to populate the logon.lst file.
    --
    digital man

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    He's not concerned with yesterday, he knows constant change is here today Norco, CA WX: 58.4°F, 86.0% humidity, 1 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Friday, May 07, 2021 13:34:37

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 07:33 pm

    That string is still used to populate the logon.lst file.
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #71:
    He's not concerned with yesterday, he knows constant change is here today Norco, CA WX: 58.4°F, 86.0% humidity, 1 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Why not just route it towards the js file instead? Is it logon.js or login.js?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Friday, May 07, 2021 17:17:16
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri May 07 2021 01:34 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 06 2021 07:33 pm

    That string is still used to populate the logon.lst file.

    Why not just route it towards the js file instead?

    I write to both logon.lst (for backward compatibility) and the new logon.jsonl.

    Is it logon.js or login.js?

    is *what* logon.js or login.js?
    --
    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Saturday, May 08, 2021 06:32:08

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri May 07 2021 01:34 pm

    I write to both logon.lst (for backward compatibility) and the new logon.jsonl.

    is *what* logon.js or login.js?
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #18:
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    I forgot which file had the same line in text.dat.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Saturday, May 08, 2021 13:54:18
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 06:32 am


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri May 07 2021 01:34 pm

    I write to both logon.lst (for backward compatibility) and the new logon.jsonl.

    is *what* logon.js or login.js?

    I forgot which file had the same line in text.dat.

    Neither, that I'm aware of.
    --
    digital man

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    The Electronic Frontier Foundation used to run Synchronet (circa 1993).
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Saturday, May 08, 2021 13:54:24


    I forgot which file had the same line in text.dat.

    $ The Millionaire $


    Its logonlist.js

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Saturday, May 08, 2021 14:27:30
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 01:54 pm

    I forgot which file had the same line in text.dat.

    Its logonlist.js

    It's similar, yeah. But the string is logonlist.js is customizeable via modopts.ini (not text.dat).
    --
    digital man

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    So when you're playing you feel like a preserved moose on stage?
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Saturday, May 08, 2021 15:38:06

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 01:54 pm

    It's similar, yeah. But the string is logonlist.js is customizeable via modopts.ini (not text.dat).
    --
    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #21:
    So when you're playing you feel like a preserved moose on stage?
    Norco, CA WX: 73.7°F, 50.0% humidity, 11 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    When I coloured the line 545 in text.dat, it had no effect on colour changes. But when I coloured the line in logonlist.js then it changed.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sunday, May 09, 2021 20:03:31
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 03:38 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 01:54 pm

    It's similar, yeah. But the string is logonlist.js is customizeable via modopts.ini (not text.dat).

    When I coloured the line 545 in text.dat, it had no effect on colour changes. But when I coloured the line in logonlist.js then it changed.

    If you want to customize the output from logonlist.js, you do that via modopts.ini changes (not text.dat) - like I said above.
    https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #39:
    Sounds that build high like a mountain or notes that fall, gently, like rain Norco, CA WX: 62.0°F, 76.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, May 09, 2021 20:06:12

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 03:38 pm

    If you want to customize the output from logonlist.js, you do that via modopts.ini changes (not text.dat) - like I said above. https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #39:
    Sounds that build high like a mountain or notes that fall, gently, like rain Norco, CA WX: 62.0°F, 76.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    That’s what those numbers are for. That’s something recent you did because I never saw that before in modopts.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sunday, May 09, 2021 20:08:17
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun May 09 2021 08:06 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat May 08 2021 03:38 pm

    If you want to customize the output from logonlist.js, you do that via modopts.ini changes (not text.dat) - like I said above. https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure

    That's what those numbers are for. That's something recent you did because
    I never saw that before in modopts.

    What numbers? What are you talking about?
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #6:
    Karl: he should've had a chance to grow up. He would had fun some time.
    Norco, CA WX: 62.0°F, 76.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, May 09, 2021 20:10:30

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun May 09 2021 08:06 pm

    What numbers? What are you talking about?
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #6:
    Karl: he should've had a chance to grow up. He would had fun some time. Norco, CA WX: 62.0°F, 76.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    [logonlist]
    last_few_callers = 4
    last_few_callers_msg =
    last_few_callers_fmt =
    first_caller_msg =
    logons_header_fmt =
    nobody_logged_on_fmt =
    today =
    yesterday =
    backup_level = 10

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sunday, May 09, 2021 20:21:28
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun May 09 2021 08:10 pm


    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun May 09 2021 08:06 pm

    What numbers? What are you talking about?

    [logonlist]
    last_few_callers = 4
    last_few_callers_msg =
    last_few_callers_fmt =
    first_caller_msg =
    logons_header_fmt =
    nobody_logged_on_fmt =
    today =
    yesterday =
    backup_level = 10

    Again, I ask, what numbers are you talking about?

    For the documentation on those settings, see https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #18:
    Karl Childers: Some folks call it Hell, I call it Hades.
    Norco, CA WX: 61.3°F, 77.0% humidity, 6 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Monday, May 10, 2021 05:33:18

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun May 09 2021 08:10 pm

    Again, I ask, what numbers are you talking about?

    For the documentation on those settings, see https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #18:
    Karl Childers: Some folks call it Hell, I call it Hades.
    Norco, CA WX: 61.3°F, 77.0% humidity, 6 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Thanks for including my name in your screenshot for the logonlist.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Monday, May 10, 2021 08:13:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    If you want to customize the output from logonlist.js, you do that via modopts.ini changes (not text.dat) - like I said above. https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure

    That's what those numbers are for. That's something recent you
    did because I never saw that before in modopts.

    Well yeah... modopts.ini changes occasionally, just like most
    everything else.

    You obviously read this message area - you don't read the actual
    messages that describe all the various changes? Keep up!



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  • From Mortifis@SBBS230C to The Millionaire on Monday, May 10, 2021 11:08:00
    RE: Text.dat
    BY: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 10 2021 05:33 am

    For the documentation on those settings, see https://wiki.synchro.net/module:logonlist#configure
    --
    digital man

    Thanks for including my name in your screenshot for the logonlist.

    $ The Millionaire $


    free advertising :)


    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Stranger Daze BBS * Synchronet v2.30c
  • From The Millionaire to Gamgee on Monday, May 10, 2021 08:16:02


    Well yeah... modopts.ini changes occasionally, just like most
    everything else.

    You obviously read this message area - you don't read the actual
    messages that describe all the various changes? Keep up!

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    I try to keep up as best as I can. There’s so many changes going on everyday.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Mortifis on Monday, May 10, 2021 08:17:54

    RE: Text.dat
    BY: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Mon May 10 2021 05:33 am

    free advertising :)

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Stranger Daze BBS * Synchronet v2.30c


    Nothing beats free advertising. LOL! :-)

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 18:35:31


    Thanks for including my name in your screenshot for the logonlist.

    $ The Millionaire $



    Text.dat sure gets updated a lot these days I noticed on Git.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire@TRMB to Digital Man on Monday, May 24, 2021 07:47:50
    Text.dat sure gets updated a lot these days I noticed on Git.

    $ The Millionaire $

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    I hope one day eventually the text.dat gets finalized.

    $ The Millionaire $
    (Co-SysOp Of The Rusty Mailbox)

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 27, 2021 08:33:03

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 27, 2021 08:34:40
    I think I finally found my problem DM. It’s the reverse P/end of line character on each line. How do I get rid of them?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:23:18
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 27 2021 08:34 am

    I think I finally found my problem DM. It's the reverse P/end of line character on each line. How do I get rid of them?

    I don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps provide a screen shot or something? Did you try using a different editor?
    --
    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, May 27, 2021 13:12:19

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu May 27 2021 08:34 am

    I don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps provide a screen shot or something? Did you try using a different editor?
    --
    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #71:
    SMB = Synchronet Message Base (e.g. smblib)
    Norco, CA WX: 69.6°F, 62.0% humidity, 4 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    I use Find, Replace, Etc.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/find-replace-etcetera/id1065358097#?platform=ipad

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Tracker1@TRN to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 27, 2021 15:59:05
    On 5/19/2021 6:35 PM, The Millionaire wrote:
    Text.dat sure gets updated a lot these days I noticed on Git.

    Part of why I *NEVER* touch it... I just change the values via JS where desired.
    --
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    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com
  • From Tracker1@TRN to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 27, 2021 16:03:04
    On 5/24/2021 7:47 AM, The Millionaire wrote:
    Text.dat sure gets updated a lot these days I noticed on Git.

    I hope one day eventually the text.dat gets finalized.

    As soon as Synchronet no longer needs a feature with a configured text
    format.
    --
    Michael J. Ryan - tracker1@roughneckbbs.com
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com
  • From The Millionaire to Tracker1 on Thursday, May 27, 2021 16:12:40

    On 5/19/2021 6:35 PM, The Millionaire wrote:

    Part of why I *NEVER* touch it... I just change the values via JS where desired.
    --
    Michael J. Ryan - tracker1@roughneckbbs.com
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com


    If the text.dat was a textdat.js file then there would less screw ups in my own opinion that is.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Thursday, May 27, 2021 21:45:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Tracker1 <=-

    Part of why I *NEVER* touch it... I just change the values via JS where desired.

    If the text.dat was a textdat.js file then there would less screw
    ups in my own opinion that is.

    Well, the only person who seems to have *CONTINUAL* screwups with
    text.dat is............... you.


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  • From The Millionaire@TRMB to Gamgee on Friday, May 28, 2021 05:04:04
    Well, the only person who seems to have *CONTINUAL* screwups with
    text.dat is............... you.

    ... Do NOT look into laser with remaining eyeball.
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    That’s true but if it was a js file then the screwups would be impossible as I have edited logonlist.js lots of times and no problems.

    $ The Millionaire $
    (Co-SysOp Of The Rusty Mailbox)

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada
  • From Hemo@UJOINT to The Millionaire on Friday, May 28, 2021 09:12:29
    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Tracker1 on Thu May 27 2021 04:12 pm

    If the text.dat was a textdat.js file then there would less screw ups in my own opinion that is.

    blaming the data file for the error placed there by a human?

    Isn't a .js file typically JavaScript? Wouldn't that just place MORE syntax restictions/requirements to the file?

    The text.dat file has a specific format that is quite simple, and if you pull all the color codes out of it, it's actually quite legible.

    So.. which might you consider to be more prone to screw ups: Editing text.dat or trying to create new menus and screens using Ctrl-A color codes and @ variables? I tend to do heavy editing in the menu, if there is an error it's less likely to take the system down like a corrupt text.dat might do.

    But I get it... text.dat colors, if they don't match the color theme you desire, will require some editing.

    ... Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ - Running madly into the wind and screaming - bbs.ujoint.org
  • From The Millionaire to Hemo on Friday, May 28, 2021 09:22:20

    Re: Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Tracker1 on Thu May 27 2021 04:12 pm

    blaming the data file for the error placed there by a human?

    Isn't a .js file typically JavaScript? Wouldn't that just place MORE syntax restictions/requirements to the file?

    The text.dat file has a specific format that is quite simple, and if you pull all the color codes out of it, it's actually quite legible.

    So.. which might you consider to be more prone to screw ups: Editing text.dat or trying to create new menus and screens using Ctrl-A color codes and @ variables? I tend to do heavy editing in the menu, if there is an error it's less likely to take the system down like a corrupt text.dat might do.

    But I get it... text.dat colors, if they don't match the color theme you desire, will require some editing.

    ... Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ - Running madly into the wind and screaming - bbs.ujoint.org


    But it’s not the editing that is screwing up, It’s when it executes the bbs. My text.dat is a very basic coding process similar to the dos bbs days. Color where needed in the file, but that’s about it actually.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Friday, May 28, 2021 11:21:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Well, the only person who seems to have *CONTINUAL* screwups with
    text.dat is............... you.

    That's true but if it was a js file then the screwups would be
    impossible as I have edited logonlist.js lots of times and no
    problems.

    The screwups would be "impossible"? Your mind works in interesting
    ways...

    Would you mind explaining how the format/name/extension of a text file
    has anything to do with the ability to edit it?



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  • From The Millionaire@TRMB to Gamgee on Friday, May 28, 2021 11:07:42
    The screwups would be "impossible"? Your mind works in interesting
    ways...

    Would you mind explaining how the format/name/extension of a text file
    has anything to do with the ability to edit it?

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    Well when I edit logonlist.js it works fine every time. Explain that one.

    $ The Millionaire $
    (Co-SysOp Of The Rusty Mailbox)

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada
  • From The Millionaire to Gamgee on Friday, May 28, 2021 16:27:32
    Here is a sample of my text.dat:

    "\1b\xda\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ 001 MsgSubj
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa"\
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cSubj: \1y%.70s"
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cAttr: \1y%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s" 002 MsgAttr "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cTo : \1y%.70s" 003 MsgTo
    "\1c#\1y%s" 004 MsgToExt
    "\1c(\1y%.40s\1c)" 005 MsgToNet
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cFrom: \1y%.33s" 006 MsgFrom
    "\1c#\1y%s" 007 MsgFromExt
    "\1c(\1y%.35s\1c)" 008 MsgFromNet
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cDate: \1y%.24s \1y%s \1c(\1y%s\1c)\r\n"\ 009 MsgDate "\1b\xc0\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\1n"
    "\1cE-mail (User Name or Number): \1y" 010 Email
    "\r\n\1cPost on \1w%s\1c: \1w%s\1c" 011 PostQ
    "\r\n\1cYou have sent too many E-mails today.\r\n" 012 TooManyEmailsToday "\r\n\1cYou have posted too many times today.\r\n" 013 TooManyPostsToday "\1cCannot add \1y%s \1cto queue - \1y" 014 CantAddToQueue
    "\r\n\1cThe sending of mail is beyond your ability.\r\n"\1c 015 R_Email "\r\n\1cYou can't post messages.\r\n" 016 R_Post
    "\r\n\1cYou can't send E-mail to: \1y%s\r\n" 017 R_Feedback
    "\1cSending E-mail to: \1w%s\1c, #\1y%u\r\n\1n" 018 Emailing

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Friday, May 28, 2021 20:24:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Would you mind explaining how the format/name/extension of a text file
    has anything to do with the ability to edit it?

    Well when I edit logonlist.js it works fine every time. Explain
    that one.

    I will, but you have to answer my question (above) before you can ask
    one back. Try again?



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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Friday, May 28, 2021 20:26:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Here is a sample of my text.dat:

    "\1b\xda\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ 001 MsgSubj "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa"\
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cSubj: \1y%.70s"
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cAttr: \1y%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s" 002
    MsgAttr "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cTo : \1y%.70s" 003 MsgTo
    "\1c#\1y%s" 004 MsgToExt
    "\1c(\1y%.40s\1c)" 005 MsgToNet
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cFrom: \1y%.33s" 006 MsgFrom
    "\1c#\1y%s" 007 MsgFromExt
    "\1c(\1y%.35s\1c)" 008 MsgFromNet
    "\r\n\1b\xb3 \1cDate: \1y%.24s \1y%s \1c(\1y%s\1c)\r\n"\ 009
    MsgDate "\1b\xc0\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\
    "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4"\ "\1b\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xc4\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\xfa\1n"
    "\1cE-mail (User Name or Number): \1y" 010 Email

    Okay... why did you post this to me? Am I supposed to search out and
    identify all the formatting errors you've made? What do you want me to
    do with this?

    You don't actually provide any useful information, such as whether SBBS
    runs with this properly, or crashes, or what... What are you looking
    for with this post?



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  • From Tracker1@TRN to The Millionaire on Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:59:12
    On 5/27/2021 4:12 PM, The Millionaire wrote:
    Part of why I *NEVER* touch it... I just change the values via JS
    where desired.

    If the text.dat was a textdat.js file then there would less screw ups
    in my own opinion that is.

    I've already posted this to you.. you absolutely *CAN* use JS to replace
    the strings in your bbs instead of editing text.dat.
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to The Millionaire on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:02:42
    On 5/28/2021 9:22 AM, The Millionaire wrote:

    But it’s not the editing that is screwing up, It’s when it executes the bbs. My text.dat is a very basic coding process similar to the dos bbs days. Color where needed in the file, but that’s about it actually.

    It's because you're using an editor not meant for data file editing on
    an iPad. It's not the fault of the text.dat file.

    In fact at least once, I created a testdat.js file *FOR* you, and stated
    how you could use that to replace strings for use on your BBS instead of continuing to edit the text.dat file... you blew it off at the time, and
    it's like a year later, and you still complain.

    At this point, you are the problem and you don't really want a solution.
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sunday, December 19, 2021 15:17:05
    Getting up to 855 lines now. 900 soon perhaps?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Sunday, December 19, 2021 17:47:30
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Dec 19 2021 03:17 pm

    Getting up to 855 lines now. 900 soon perhaps?

    Good to know someone is paying attention.
    How many lines would you like to see in there?

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire to Nightfox on Sunday, December 19, 2021 18:25:04

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Dec 19 2021 03:17 pm

    Good to know someone is paying attention.
    How many lines would you like to see in there?

    Nightfox

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    Possibly 1000 Max.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From dragon@IPTIA to The Millionaire on Monday, December 20, 2021 11:41:11
    On 12/19/2021 9:25 PM, The Millionaire wrote:
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Dec 19 2021 03:17 pm

    Good to know someone is paying attention.
    How many lines would you like to see in there?

    Nightfox

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    Possibly 1000 Max.

    $ The Millionaire $

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    Shouldn't it be 1024?

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  • From Dumas Walker@CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Monday, December 20, 2021 17:00:00
    Getting up to 855 lines now. 900 soon perhaps?

    Good to know someone is paying attention.
    How many lines would you like to see in there?

    I figured he'd answer a million since, you know, he is the Millionaire. :)


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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 13:39:11
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Sun Dec 19 2021 06:25 pm

    How many lines would you like to see in there?

    Possibly 1000 Max.

    I don't think there's a good reason to have a limit. I think customizability is a good thing. The more lines in text.dat, the more customizable Synchronet is.

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire to Nightfox on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 20:14:35

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Sun Dec 19 2021 06:25 pm

    I don't think there's a good reason to have a limit. I think customizability is a good thing. The more lines in text.dat, the more customizable Synchronet is.

    Nightfox

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    That is so true.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Thursday, December 23, 2021 18:12:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Nightfox <=-

    I don't think there's a good reason to have a limit. I think
    customizability
    is a good thing. The more lines in text.dat, the more customizable Synchronet is.

    That is so true.

    So why did you previously state that you think there should be 1000 lines max?

    <I predict that TM will not answer my question>...



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  • From The Millionaire to Gamgee on Friday, December 24, 2021 10:55:51

    customizability

    So why did you previously state that you think there should be 1000 lines max?

    <I predict that TM will not answer my question>...

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    It's only a prediction of where text.dat might end at that's all it is.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Gamgee on Friday, December 24, 2021 15:30:19

    customizability

    So why did you previously state that you think there should be 1000 lines max?

    <I predict that TM will not answer my question>...

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    I was hesitant to respond due to your behaviour but being the nice guy decided to anyway.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Friday, December 24, 2021 22:23:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    So why did you previously state that you think there should be 1000 lines max?

    It's only a prediction of where text.dat might end at that's all
    it is.

    I see. I predict it won't get to 1000. Not any reasons that I can see for
    it to go much higher than it is.



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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Friday, December 24, 2021 22:24:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    So why did you previously state that you think there should be 1000 lines max?

    <I predict that TM will not answer my question>...

    I was hesitant to respond due to your behaviour but being the
    nice guy decided to anyway.

    What's wrong with my behaviour? Not sure what you mean here.



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  • From The Millionaire to Gamgee on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 09:21:10


    What's wrong with my behaviour? Not sure what you mean here.

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    "A Question To Be Reckoned With And Frowned Upon For Further Reflection And Notwithstanding."

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, February 10, 2022 16:35:31
    Hi DM. Any major or minor changes to the structure of text.dat in the future or will it stay the same as it is now?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, February 10, 2022 16:37:27
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:35 pm

    Hi DM. Any major or minor changes to the structure of text.dat in the future or will it stay the same as it is now?

    The "structure" (format) of the text.dat hasn't changed in 25+ years, so probably not going to change, no. The *contents* are very likely to continue to change.
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, February 10, 2022 16:39:16

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:35 pm

    The "structure" (format) of the text.dat hasn't changed in 25+ years, so probably not going to change, no. The *contents* are very likely to continue to change.
    --
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    Rush quote #66:
    He's old enough to know what's right, but young enough not to choose it Norco, CA WX: 82.0°F, 14.0% humidity, 3 mph N wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    You mean the phrases right?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, February 10, 2022 19:32:15
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:39 pm


    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:35 pm

    The "structure" (format) of the text.dat hasn't changed in 25+ years, so probably not going to change, no. The *contents* are very likely to continue to change.

    You mean the phrases right?

    No, I mean the structure. The contents (the strings themselves) are very likely to continue to change. I try to make my changes backward compatible (e.g. adding new strings to the end), but I sometimes reuse deprecated strings or make non-backwards-compatible changes out of convenience or perceived necessity.
    --
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    Breaking Bad quote #16:
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, February 10, 2022 19:35:28

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:39 pm

    No, I mean the structure. The contents (the strings themselves) are very likely to continue to change. I try to make my changes backward compatible (e.g. adding new strings to the end), but I sometimes reuse deprecated strings or make non-backwards-compatible changes out of convenience or perceived necessity.
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Breaking Bad quote #16:
    Thinking Operation Breath Mint evertime you and me are on a stakeout together. Norco, CA WX: 73.1°F, 20.0% humidity, 0 mph N wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Yeah it looks confusing at times though. But I figure it out eventually.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Gamgee@PALANT to The Millionaire on Thursday, February 10, 2022 21:14:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    The "structure" (format) of the text.dat hasn't changed in 25+ years, so probably not going to change, no. The *contents* are very likely to continue to change.

    You mean the phrases right?

    I'm quite sure he means the "content", as he said. I'd think that would include
    the "phrases" as well as the other "pieces" that make it up.

    <BOGGLE>


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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, February 10, 2022 20:00:23

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:39 pm

    No, I mean the structure. The contents (the strings themselves) are very likely to continue to change. I try to make my changes backward compatible (e.g. adding new strings to the end), but I sometimes reuse deprecated strings or make non-backwards-compatible changes out of convenience or perceived necessity.
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Breaking Bad quote #16:
    Thinking Operation Breath Mint evertime you and me are on a stakeout together. Norco, CA WX: 73.1°F, 20.0% humidity, 0 mph N wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Will you be changing the colours or are they staying the same?

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thursday, February 10, 2022 20:05:28
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 08:00 pm


    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 04:39 pm

    No, I mean the structure. The contents (the strings themselves) are very likely to continue to change. I try to make my changes backward compatible (e.g. adding new strings to the end), but I sometimes reuse deprecated strings or make non-backwards-compatible changes out of convenience or perceived necessity.

    Will you be changing the colours or are they staying the same?

    The colors are part of the content, so yes, they are likely to be changing in the future.
    --
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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thursday, February 10, 2022 20:09:19

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 08:00 pm

    The colors are part of the content, so yes, they are likely to be changing in the future.
    --
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    Breaking Bad quote #39:
    Vacuum cleaner repair? What did you expect? Haji's quick vanish? - Saul Norco, CA WX: 70.0°F, 28.0% humidity, 0 mph NNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Dying to see the Color changes.

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Friday, February 11, 2022 09:22:14
    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 08:09 pm

    The colors are part of the content, so yes, they are likely to be
    changing in the future.

    Dying to see the Color changes.

    Why's that? Are you expecting a drastic overhaul in the overall look & feel of Synchronet?

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to Nightfox on Friday, February 11, 2022 17:06:00
    Nightfox wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Re: Text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 08:09 pm

    The colors are part of the content, so yes, they are likely to be
    changing in the future.

    Dying to see the Color changes.

    Why's that? Are you expecting a drastic overhaul in the overall
    look & feel of Synchronet?

    LOL, knowing him, he probably is...

    Or..... maybe he meant to type "Dyeing" up there above... LOL


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