• bbs rant

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Sat Jun 5 00:07:42 2021
    So i find this hillarious.

    i've been calling a bunch of active bbses lately and i've noticed this.

    years ago the mystic guys were talking about how there were so many
    stock borking synchronet bbses.

    now for some reason there's a bunch of mystic bbses. and what are they?you guessed it! stock boring mystic bbses.

    jesus christ.
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  • From Jackiezed@VERT/HERCULES to MRO on Mon Jun 7 03:10:41 2021
    Re: bbs rant
    By: MRO to All on Sat Jun 05 2021 00:07:42

    So i find this hillarious.
    i've been calling a bunch of active bbses lately and i've noticed this.

    years ago the mystic guys were talking about how there were so many
    stock borking synchronet bbses.

    now for some reason there's a bunch of mystic bbses. and what are they?you guessed it! stock boring mystic bbses.

    jesus christ.

    Maybe upgrading to offer a free shell account could be more interesting.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jackiezed on Mon Jun 7 04:54:46 2021
    Re: bbs rant
    By: Jackiezed to MRO on Mon Jun 07 2021 03:10 am

    now for some reason there's a bunch of mystic bbses. and what are they?you guessed it! stock boring mystic bbses.

    Maybe upgrading to offer a free shell account could be more interesting.

    that would be real stupid because it would be misused and get the operator in trouble.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Jackiezed on Mon Jun 7 07:31:00 2021
    Jackiezed wrote to MRO <=-

    Maybe upgrading to offer a free shell account could be more
    interesting.

    FYI, there are internet systems called "tildes" (I'm on tilde.club) that are old-school unix systems that allow shell accounts with a bunch of services,
    an IRC network, email, gopher, web and gemini space and a lot more. I
    suppose if you're running a BBS on the front end of a *nix system you could run the tilde scripts on the back end. If only there were a way to make /etc/passwd entries from a BBS user list.






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  • From Vlk-451@VERT/INREALM to MRO on Mon Jul 12 09:48:29 2021
    Re: bbs rant
    By: MRO to All on Sat Jun 05 2021 12:07 am

    So i find this hillarious.

    i've been calling a bunch of active bbses lately and i've noticed this.

    years ago the mystic guys were talking about how there were so many
    stock borking synchronet bbses.

    now for some reason there's a bunch of mystic bbses. and what are they?you guessed it! stock boring mystic bbses.

    jesus christ.

    Sometimes the tide is high. Sometimes the tide is low.

    I get the feeling it comes down to Synchronet having more users and easier support / people to reach out to for help.

    Then again I don't know the landscape THAT well so I am speaking from a position of ignorance.

    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Vlk-451 on Tue Jul 13 06:07:00 2021
    Vlk-451 wrote to MRO <=-

    I get the feeling it comes down to Synchronet having more users and
    easier support / people to reach out to for help.

    Synchronet came with almost everything needed to get set up onto DOVENet, I think that's part of the n00b Synchronet sysop complaints I hear.

    "It was always tougher when we were starting out as sysops! We had to
    whistle connect tones and write xmodem subroutines in assembler!"


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  • From Neko@VERT/MIYANET to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Jul 13 21:13:28 2021
    Re: Re: bbs rant
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Vlk-451 on Tue Jul 13 2021 06:07:00

    Synchronet came with almost everything needed to get set up onto DOVENet, I think that's part of the n00b Synchronet sysop complaints I hear.

    "It was always tougher when we were starting out as sysops! We had to whistle connect tones and write xmodem subroutines in assembler!"

    Now it must be much easier, manuals are so easy to find and understand.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Neko on Mon Jul 19 17:28:52 2021
    On 7/13/2021 12:13 PM, Neko wrote:
    Synchronet came with almost everything needed to get set up onto
    DOVENet, I think that's part of the n00b Synchronet sysop complaints
    I hear.

    "It was always tougher when we were starting out as sysops! We had to
    whistle connect tones and write xmodem subroutines in assembler!"

    Now it must be much easier, manuals are so easy to find and
    understand.

    Heh, manuals... either you get it from osmosis, it's blatantly obvious,
    a first result on google, or it doesn't get done... /snark
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  • From Vlk-451@VERT/INREALM to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Aug 12 18:25:07 2021
    Re: Re: bbs rant
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Vlk-451 on Tue Jul 13 2021 06:07 am

    Vlk-451 wrote to MRO <=-

    I get the feeling it comes down to Synchronet having more users and easier support / people to reach out to for help.

    Synchronet came with almost everything needed to get set up onto DOVENet, I think that's part of the n00b Synchronet sysop complaints I hear.

    "It was always tougher when we were starting out as sysops! We had to whistle connect tones and write xmodem subroutines in assembler!"

    Every part of that sounds like a significant sweat equity investment. And I thought having to wait 15 minuets to download a 25mb Gold Source engine map was bad back when I was trolling the net of the early 2000's on XP.

    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville

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