• Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook

    From Ragnarok@DOCKSUD to DOVE-Net.Synchronet_Discussion on Monday, April 18, 2022 20:47:33
    I love BBS wars!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/414733985361645

    jejeje!

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Ragnarok on Monday, April 18, 2022 22:44:05
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Ragnarok to DOVE-Net.Synchronet_Discussion on Mon Apr 18 2022 08:47 pm

    I love BBS wars!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/414733985361645


    i dont even know what you mean. i just see a link to sean's facebook group

    everyone knows i ran the best and biggest bbs group on facebook.

    everyone should move to telegram anyways.
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, April 18, 2022 21:37:58
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Ragnarok on Mon Apr 18 2022 10:44 pm

    i dont even know what you mean. i just see a link to sean's facebook group

    Time Warrior posted a poll asking what's the best BBS software for 2022:
    - Mystic
    - Synchronet
    - Other

    :-)
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    digital man (rob)

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #26:
    The Synchronet Web Server was written predominantly by Stephen Hurd (Deuce) Norco, CA WX: 62.2°F, 70.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 07:55:08
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Apr 18 2022 09:37 pm

    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Ragnarok on Mon Apr 18 2022 10:44 pm

    i dont even know what you mean. i just see a link to sean's facebook group

    Time Warrior posted a poll asking what's the best BBS software for 2022:
    - Mystic
    - Synchronet
    - Other

    :-)


    oh god, i thought he was done with bbsing and making his crazy youtube videos.

    the answer is |11Te|09le|01gard|15!

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  • From The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:01:57

    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Ragnarok on Mon Apr 18 2022 10:44 pm

    Time Warrior posted a poll asking what's the best BBS software for 2022:
    - Mystic
    - Synchronet
    - Other

    :-)
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    digital man (rob)

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #26:
    The Synchronet Web Server was written predominantly by Stephen Hurd (Deuce) Norco, CA WX: 62.2°F, 70.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    I vote for Synchronet. Has the most goodies built-in for free! :-)

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From dragon@IPTIA to Xerxes on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 21:24:39
    Subject: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
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    On 4/19/2022 10:41 AM, Xerxes wrote:
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Ragnarok to DOVE-Net.Synchronet_Discussion on Mon Apr 18 2022 08:47 pm

    Ra> I love BBS wars!

    Ra> https://www.facebook.com/groups/414733985361645

    Ra> jejeje!

    Mystic is alright, but I don't know why they are ahead on this. The real poll is how many people run the software.

    My database shows 309 Synchronets and 219 Mystics.

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Xerxes on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 22:59:22
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to Ragnarok on Tue Apr 19 2022 02:41 pm

    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Ragnarok to DOVE-Net.Synchronet_Discussion on Mon Apr 18 2022 08:47 pm

    I love BBS wars!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/414733985361645

    jejeje!

    Mystic is alright, but I don't know why they are ahead on this. The real poll is how many people run the software.

    Twice as many people run Synchronet, and it has way more features. I think maybe the default menus on Mystic are prettier and certain things are a little easier to setup, but Synchronet is way more powerful.



    there's a lot of mystic bbses. i'm not sure we could get a good figure of who runs what. not many people participate in polls or want to.

    i dont know why people run mystic. i guess they are told there's no other option and the author says it is a spiritual sucessor to rg and telegard. i loved rg and telegard and i don't find it as such.

    i think people should check out elebbs or just run an older dos bbs software, but if they like running it, that's good.

    i haven't heard people say they like running mystic, though. i just think they stick with it because it's not like synchronet because they find it scarey due to the .js.
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to MRO on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 22:02:17
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Xerxes on Tue Apr 19 2022 10:59 pm

    i think people should check out elebbs or just run an older dos bbs software, but if they like running it, that's good.

    Since I used RA in the 90s, I was setting up a BBS with EleBBS before I started using Synchronet. But EleBBS wasn't exiting with an errorlevel to run events like I was expecting (that's how RA did its events). I thought it was a bug and decided to look for other BBS software and found Synchronet. I don't know if EleBBS is still actively maintained, but I haven't heard much about it, and I haven't heard of anyone on the message networks posting from a BBS running EleBBS.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 00:36:04
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Tue Apr 19 2022 10:02 pm

    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Xerxes on Tue Apr 19 2022 10:59 pm

    i think people should check out elebbs or just run an older dos bbs software, but if they like running it, that's good.

    Since I used RA in the 90s, I was setting up a BBS with EleBBS before I started using Synchronet. But EleBBS wasn't exiting with an errorlevel to run events like I was expecting (that's how RA did its events). I thought it was a bug and decided to look for other BBS software and found

    you could have talked to the developer about it.

    Synchronet. I don't know if EleBBS is still actively maintained, but I haven't heard much about it, and I haven't heard of anyone on the message networks posting from a BBS running EleBBS.

    pcmike hosts the site. no it's not being 'updated' every year but it works just fine. i have a person who i host for that uses elebbs.

    i'm not a big caller of bbses but there's a few bbses running elebbs that i know of.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Xerxes on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 01:54:57
    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to dragon on Tue Apr 19 2022 11:58 pm

    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: dragon to Xerxes on Tue Apr 19 2022 09:24 pm

    My database shows 309 Synchronets and 219 Mystics.

    You probably have the most accurate database I've ever seen.

    So, I'm wrong it's not double but still close to 50% more...that's not insignificant.
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    Sysop of Desert Rats Sanctuary --- https://bbs.kn6q.org


    whenever i see a new bbs or one i havent heard of, it's a mystic one.
    if there ARE more more synchronet bbses, these might be a holdout from the old days when someone would just install a synchronet bbs and let it rot. back then there was a huge amount of synchronet systems.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Xerxes on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 01:57:40
    Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to MRO on Wed Apr 20 2022 12:19 am


    I never ran Telegard but as far as Renegade I don't think it's the "spiritual successor" to rg either.

    There are "bridge" programs out there that will give you telnet and stuff to the DOS BBS software. There are people who do it and there are times I think it's tempting, but you'd still lose a ton of stuff compared to Synchronet.


    well older bbs softwares had the same kind of stuff for the users, and some of them had scripting languages.

    i use synchronet to launch the older bbses. the elebbs i host for a friend has the telnet server on another port and then it launches via synchronet.

    you can also use net2bbs.

    it all depends on what you want.
    like would i, myself lose a lot switching? probably not. most of my mods could be converted to another scripting language and i dont use synchronet's other servers other than bbs and email.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Xerxes on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 16:41:12
    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to MRO on Wed Apr 20 2022 12:22 pm

    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: MRO to Xerxes on Wed Apr 20 2022 01:54 am

    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to dragon on Tue Apr 19 2022 11:58 pm

    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: dragon to Xerxes on Tue Apr 19 2022 09:24 pm

    My database shows 309 Synchronets and 219 Mystics.

    You probably have the most accurate database I've ever seen.

    So, I'm wrong it's not double but still close to 50% more...that's not
    insignificant.
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    Sysop of Desert Rats Sanctuary --- https://bbs.kn6q.org


    whenever i see a new bbs or one i havent heard of, it's a mystic one. if there ARE more more synchronet bbses, these might be a holdout from the old days when someone would just install a synchronet bbs and let it rot.


    Dragon probably has an accurate answer to that with the IPTIA database- a cursory look at the Synchronet BBS list shows 20+ new ones since the beggining of the year - the vast majority of those on the list are 3.18 or higher. If they were setup and letting them rot, I'd expect them not to keep up with the latest version.

    Reguardless, good for their little poll, I just don't agree with it objectively :)
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    also bbses come and go. like bbses will disappear right after being on a list. and there's bbses that arent on any lists.

    so who really knows.
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  • From The Millionaire to MRO on Friday, April 22, 2022 13:10:22

    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to MRO on Wed Apr 20 2022 12:22 pm

    also bbses come and go. like bbses will disappear right after being on a list. and there's bbses that arent on any lists.

    so who really knows.
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    True. Well said there. :-)

    $ The Millionaire $
  • From dragon@IPTIA to MRO on Sunday, April 24, 2022 12:27:41
    Subject: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
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    On 4/20/2022 2:54 AM, MRO wrote:
    Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    By: Xerxes to dragon on Tue Apr 19 2022 11:58 pm

    > Re: Re: Poll: Best BBS from 2022 at facebook
    > By: dragon to Xerxes on Tue Apr 19 2022 09:24 pm
    >
    > dr> My database shows 309 Synchronets and 219 Mystics.
    >
    > You probably have the most accurate database I've ever seen.
    >
    > So, I'm wrong it's not double but still close to 50% more...that's not
    > insignificant.
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    > Sysop of Desert Rats Sanctuary --- https://bbs.kn6q.org


    whenever i see a new bbs or one i havent heard of, it's a mystic one.
    if there ARE more more synchronet bbses, these might be a holdout from the old days when someone would just install a synchronet bbs and let it rot. back then there was a huge amount of synchronet systems.
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    This might be a good place to mention that I do elect not to list a
    handful of Mystic boards I find because the operator has not named the
    board, changed the sysop name, or done anything else to identify their site.

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