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  • pablodraw

    From Sudden Death@VERT/BLUELOBS to All on Sat Aug 4 12:49:49 2012
    pablodraw server up @ bbs-a-holic.info port 14400

    a place ansi artist and sysops can be


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Sudden Death on Sun Aug 5 11:31:18 2012
    Re: pablodraw
    By: Sudden Death to All on Sat Aug 04 2012 12:49 pm

    pablodraw server up @ bbs-a-holic.info port 14400

    a place ansi artist and sysops can be


    if you're going to advertise it, are you going to have it up longer than one day out of the month?

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  • From Phantomrage@VERT/PRS to Mro on Sat Aug 11 18:05:18 2012
    Re: pablodraw
    By: Sudden Death to All on Sat Aug 04 2012 12:49 pm

    pablodraw server up @ bbs-a-holic.info port 14400

    a place ansi artist and sysops can be


    if you're going to advertise it, are you going to have it up longer than
    one day out of the month?

    reminds me of the old days.

    Don't call my BBS past 10pm, or in the morning, but when my parents are at
    work it is online, till about 6pm. then back at 730pm, but not after 10pm if they will take my modem.







    PhantomRage Studios BBS!

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  • From Corey@VERT/TSGC to Phantomrage on Sat Aug 11 19:15:37 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Phantomrage to Mro on Sat Aug 11 2012 06:05 pm

    Re: pablodraw
    By: Sudden Death to All on Sat Aug 04 2012 12:49 pm

    pablodraw server up @ bbs-a-holic.info port 14400

    a place ansi artist and sysops can be


    if you're going to advertise it, are you going to have it up longer than one day out of the month?

    reminds me of the old days.

    Don't call my BBS past 10pm, or in the morning, but when my parents are at work it is online, till about 6pm. then back at 730pm, but not after 10pm i they will take my modem.







    PhantomRage Studios BBS!


    yeah really.
    or to pay for usage you can send booze pot or whatever they ask for.
    and mark the package as books so the parents wont suspect.

    "Practise safe Lunch, Use a Condiment"


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to COREY on Tue Aug 14 23:51:00 2012
    --- COREY wrote --
    reminds me of the old days

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to leave their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up and asked them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...



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  • From Corey@VERT/TSGC to the doctor on Tue Aug 14 18:27:02 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Tue Aug 14 2012 11:51 pm

    --- COREY wrote --
    reminds me of the old days

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to leave their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up and asked them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...




    yeah realy.
    and when the masked death bringer was only 12 years old....
    Ah, Excuse Me, Is Bobby there?

    "Practise safe Lunch, Use a Condiment"


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to COREY on Wed Aug 15 11:18:00 2012
    --- COREY wrote --
    yeah realy
    and when the masked death bringer was only 12 years old...
    Ah, Excuse Me, Is Bobby there


    I'd kill for some 12 year old users. Any users! (;


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to the doctor on Wed Aug 15 08:08:56 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Wed Aug 15 2012 11:18 am

    I'd kill for some 12 year old users. Any users! (;

    I seem to get a lot of new users, but only a couple of repeat users. Ah, for the days when I had 60 callers a day -- on a single phone line!

    poindexter FORTRAN | realitycheckbbs dot org

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Aug 15 18:42:00 2012
    --- POINDEXTER FORTRAN wrote --

    I seem to get a lot of new users, but only a couple of repeat users. Ah, f the days when I had 60 callers a day -- on a single phone line

    Same here. I can tell if people have access the message bases (until you do for the first time your access flags are nil) and only about half the people get that far. A very few post.


    Partially, I think I'm to blame. For me the fun is tinkering with (and slowly expanding) the software... I'm no artist, and don't have fancy ANSI screens or anything like that.

    I can't convince anyone to make any either. Sigh.


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Corey on Wed Aug 15 20:37:24 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Corey to the doctor on Tue Aug 14 2012 06:27 pm



    yeah realy.
    and when the masked death bringer was only 12 years old....
    Ah, Excuse Me, Is Bobby there?


    and cocklord was just 15

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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to the doctor on Wed Aug 15 20:52:32 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Tue Aug 14 2012 23:51:00

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to
    leave their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up
    and asked them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...
    Yeah, I can imagine some of my older handles, though I allways used real
    names when logging in... Only when handles was semi-forced would I use them.
    I remember in one of the dungeon games, I used to go by the name of
    Sh*t K*cker (where *'s where replaced with the same vowel). And
    Death Master I think or Dr Death.... Can you imagine working in an
    office, and you leave your work phone number. The secretary answers
    the phone and you ask her, "Yes, I need to speak to Pappa Pimp"
    she says "One moment, while I see what extension that is..." Then you
    interrupt and say, "Could you look up Freaky Geek's extension while your
    at it, he apparently works here too."

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to JOHN GUILLORY on Thu Aug 16 08:57:00 2012
    --- JOHN GUILLORY wrote --
    Yeah, I can imagine some of my older handles, though I allways used rea
    names when logging in... Only when handles was semi-forced would I use
    I remember in one of the dungeon games, I used to go by the name of
    Sh*t K*cker (where *'s where replaced with the same vowel). And
    Death Master I think or Dr Death.... Can you imagine working in a
    office, and you leave your work phone number. The secretary answer
    the phone and you ask her, "Yes, I need to speak to Pappa Pimp
    she says "One moment, while I see what extension that is..." Then yo
    interrupt and say, "Could you look up Freaky Geek's extension while you
    at it, he apparently works here too."

    Heh. I can't remember all the handles I had any more.

    I used to prefer real names, until the Great BBS Jihad in Phoenix Arizona. That was no fun. Because of a user with the handle Chiken, if your real name was known, your voice number was known. He worked at 911. Eventually he got fired for doing that, and other things, like cutting down the sacred Yucca Plant with Pete Petrisko.


    Ah, good times...



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  • From Starbase@VERT/UBBS2006 to the doctor on Fri Aug 17 23:17:10 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Tue Aug 14 2012 11:51 pm

    --- COREY wrote --
    reminds me of the old days

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to l their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up and as them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...



    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to STARBASE on Sat Aug 18 21:09:00 2012
    --- STARBASE wrote --
    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

    That's not such a bad idea...


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to the doctor on Sat Aug 18 20:37:59 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Sat Aug 18 2012 09:09 pm

    --- STARBASE wrote --
    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

    That's not such a bad idea...


    why dont you just close your ports :D that way you get no users.

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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 23:49:54 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Fri Aug 17 2012 23:17:10

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to l their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up and as them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...



    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free call anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to call them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 10:43:11 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 2012 11:49 pm

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free call anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to call them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.


    okay but what about the people that dont want total strangers calling them up at random hours and trying to chat them up?

    i dont want anybody i dont know calling me up.

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to MRO on Sun Aug 19 17:03:00 2012
    --- MRO wrote --


    why dont you just close your ports :D that way you get no users


    That would solve a problem I don't have... (;


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 08:52:44 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 2012 11:49 pm

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free call anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to cal them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.

    Good point. I've got a Comcast phone line that came along with my cable/internet bundle; only gets used for overseas inbound calls from family. It's got free nationwide calling in the US, and overseas prices are pretty cheap nowadays.

    I just wired up an old analog modem to my BBS; it's not supported under Windows 7, but passes through to the VM running the BBS just fine. I crashmailed yesterday with it, it was the first time I heard modem tones in YEARS!

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 12:50:36 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 2012 11:49 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Fri Aug 17 2012 23:17:10

    I remember voice validating all my users. I used to implore people to their real names, as parents were often confused when I called up and them if "Death Knight" or "The Obliesk" were in...



    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free call anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to cal them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.

    Yeah I remember the voice validation days too. LOL! :-)


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Sun Aug 19 12:51:31 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 2012 10:43 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 2012 11:49 pm

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free cal anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to call them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.


    okay but what about the people that dont want total strangers calling them at random hours and trying to chat them up?

    i dont want anybody i dont know calling me up.

    War Dialing does come to mind there in a way. :-)


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to the doctor on Sun Aug 19 12:53:07 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: the doctor to MRO on Sun Aug 19 2012 05:03 pm

    --- MRO wrote --


    why dont you just close your ports :D that way you get no users


    That would solve a problem I don't have... (;


    You can also go into the CFG and toggle the line that says Accept New Users
    To System to NO and that will solve the problem too. :-)


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 12:56:11 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Poindexter Fortran to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:52 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Starbase on Sat Aug 18 2012 11:49 pm

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free cal anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect something that is usually lacking these days.

    Good point. I've got a Comcast phone line that came along with my cable/internet bundle; only gets used for overseas inbound calls from family It's got free nationwide calling in the US, and overseas prices are pretty cheap nowadays.

    I just wired up an old analog modem to my BBS; it's not supported under Wind 7, but passes through to the VM running the BBS just fine. I crashmailed yesterday with it, it was the first time I heard modem tones in YEARS!

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

    Yeah I used to love hearing my USR 56K answer with FD212! It was a blast. Hey did you find out how to get Synchronet working with a VM so you can get incoming requests for telnet, services, ftp, web and mail? Thanks. :-)


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to THE MILLIONAIRE on Mon Aug 20 00:19:00 2012
    --- THE MILLIONAIRE wrote --
    You can also go into the CFG and toggle the line that says Accept New User
    To System to NO and that will solve the problem too. :-

    I'd have to add the "Private System" option back in to Quarkware.

    It was in the Turbo Pascal version.




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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to The Millionaire on Sun Aug 19 15:23:51 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 12:56 pm

    Yeah I used to love hearing my USR 56K answer with FD212! It was a blast. He did you find out how to get Synchronet working with a VM so you can get incoming requests for telnet, services, ftp, web and mail? Thanks. :-)

    I've been running realitycheckBBS from a VM for the past year or so. I use VMWare Player, and set it to bridged networking - not NAT. My router sees it as just another IP on my network. I use port forwarding and DHCP reservations to open ports outside of my firewall and to make sure the BBS VM always gets the same IP address.

    It's a great solution - I can back it up quickly, keep a backup of the whole system onhand, and keep my BBS on new hardware with RAID that's idle most of the time.

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 18:17:26 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Poindexter Fortran to The Millionaire on Sun Aug 19 2012 03:23 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 12:56 pm

    Yeah I used to love hearing my USR 56K answer with FD212! It was a blast. did you find out how to get Synchronet working with a VM so you can get incoming requests for telnet, services, ftp, web and mail? Thanks. :-)

    I've been running realitycheckBBS from a VM for the past year or so. I use VMWare Player, and set it to bridged networking - not NAT. My router sees it just another IP on my network. I use port forwarding and DHCP reservations t open ports outside of my firewall and to make sure the BBS VM always gets th same IP address.

    It's a great solution - I can back it up quickly, keep a backup of the whole system onhand, and keep my BBS on new hardware with RAID that's idle most of the time.

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

    Well I'm running Vmware Fusion with Win XP SP3 on a iMac on a cable modem. Do you think Vmware Player will work just tha same as Fusion for my application purposes?


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to Mro on Sun Aug 19 20:32:32 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 2012 10:43:11

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free cal anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to call them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect to something that is usually lacking these days.
    okay but what about the people that dont want total strangers calling them at random hours and trying to chat them up?
    i dont want anybody i dont know calling me up.

    Heh, I didn't think about that. For me, if any of these sysops even asked for phone numbers in the setup (I haven't been yet since I started BBSing again a couple of weeks ago), I'd give them my Google Voice number, let it drop to VM and call him back. You're right, though, a lot of people wouldn't want to be bothered.

    Email validation might be a better option? (I apologize if it's already been covered.)

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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 20:39:33 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Poindexter Fortran to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:52:44

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a free cal anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anything to them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human aspect something that is usually lacking these days.

    Good point. I've got a Comcast phone line that came along with my cable/internet bundle; only gets used for overseas inbound calls from family It's got free nationwide calling in the US, and overseas prices are pretty cheap nowadays.

    I've got a decently powered old desktop machine I had laying about, put an 80 GB hard disk and 2 GB of RAM into it, and installed PBX in a Flash so I could get Asterisk with minimal headaches. I've got one of my GV accounts hooked in through that, and then I got a $25 VoIP ATA made by Grandstream so I could use a real phone with it. It works with modems as well (up to about 9600 baud, maybe 14.4k if I'm lucky that day, and of course it's got to be /ARQ or else there's bad line noise).

    I just wired up an old analog modem to my BBS; it's not supported under Wind 7, but passes through to the VM running the BBS just fine. I crashmailed yesterday with it, it was the first time I heard modem tones in YEARS!

    That's awesome! I do my BBSing using Telix for DOS in a DOSBox window, and it works pretty well. For any earlier Windows games and whatnot that I want to use/play, I have a Win2K VM on VirtualBox. For the modem stuff, I need to use my old laptop, and right now that's actually at work because it's more useful to me there (i.e. for managing an old school Merlin MAGIX piece of work, lol).

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to The Millionaire on Sun Aug 19 20:01:59 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 06:17 pm

    Well I'm running Vmware Fusion with Win XP SP3 on a iMac on a cable modem. D you think Vmware Player will work just tha same as Fusion for my application purposes?

    It should. At my day job, I support a linux desktop VM with Active Directory extensions -- it works with Fusion, Player and Workstation. All of the settings are virtually (no pun intended) identical.

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Aug 20 12:44:25 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Poindexter Fortran to The Millionaire on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:01 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 06:17 pm

    Well I'm running Vmware Fusion with Win XP SP3 on a iMac on a cable modem you think Vmware Player will work just tha same as Fusion for my applicat purposes?

    It should. At my day job, I support a linux desktop VM with Active Directory extensions -- it works with Fusion, Player and Workstation. All of the setti are virtually (no pun intended) identical.

    poindexter fortran | pfortran at realitycheckbbs dot org

    The only problem I have with my bbs is no incoming responses whatsoever therefore only outgoing responses.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 01:40:55 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Mro on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:32 pm

    again a couple of weeks ago), I'd give them my Google Voice number, let it drop to VM and call him back. You're right, though, a lot of people
    wouldn't want to be bothered.

    Email validation might be a better option? (I apologize if it's already
    been covered.)


    i remember one time in the dialup days, i was talking to a female user online and she was helping me test something and it disconnected her. i called her voice and asked her to call back. it sort of freaked her out, maybe i broke through some sort of bbs > real life wall :D

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 01:42:08 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:39 pm

    80 GB hard disk and 2 GB of RAM into it, and installed PBX in a Flash so I could get Asterisk with minimal headaches. I've got one of my GV accounts hooked in through that, and then I got a $25 VoIP ATA made by Grandstream
    so I could use a real phone with it. It works with modems as well (up to about 9600 baud, maybe 14.4k if I'm lucky that day, and of course it's got to be /ARQ or else there's bad line noise).


    i have a dialup number. a guy forwards from the number to my telnet addy.
    some day i will rig up something to call it via dialup. that's really one of my dreams is to call my own bbs with a real modem and phone line again.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Tue Aug 21 01:42:39 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Aug 20 2012 12:44 pm


    The only problem I have with my bbs is no incoming responses whatsoever therefore only outgoing responses.


    open up the ports

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Tue Aug 21 18:01:55 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:40 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Mro on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:32 pm

    again a couple of weeks ago), I'd give them my Google Voice number, let i drop to VM and call him back. You're right, though, a lot of people wouldn't want to be bothered.

    Email validation might be a better option? (I apologize if it's already been covered.)


    i remember one time in the dialup days, i was talking to a female user onlin and she was helping me test something and it disconnected her. i called her voice and asked her to call back. it sort of freaked her out, maybe i broke through some sort of bbs > real life wall :D

    Yeah, those were the weird ones. Geez.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █

    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Tue Aug 21 18:02:46 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:42 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:39 pm

    80 GB hard disk and 2 GB of RAM into it, and installed PBX in a Flash so could get Asterisk with minimal headaches. I've got one of my GV accounts hooked in through that, and then I got a $25 VoIP ATA made by Grandstream so I could use a real phone with it. It works with modems as well (up to about 9600 baud, maybe 14.4k if I'm lucky that day, and of course it's go to be /ARQ or else there's bad line noise).


    i have a dialup number. a guy forwards from the number to my telnet addy. some day i will rig up something to call it via dialup. that's really one of dreams is to call my own bbs with a real modem and phone line again.

    Yeah I would love to run a dialup bbs again myself one day again just for old times sake.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █

    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Tue Aug 21 18:03:43 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:42 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Aug 20 2012 12:44 pm


    The only problem I have with my bbs is no incoming responses whatsoever therefore only outgoing responses.


    open up the ports

    I have my ports open on Synchronet through the Windows Firewall. Only my QWK comes in and that's it.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █

    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net



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  • From Kevin Thornton@VERT/ATZ0 to The Dark Rider on Wed Aug 22 14:46:45 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:39 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: Poindexter Fortran to The Dark Rider on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:52:44

    Well, with Google Voice, as long as they're in the US, they're a f anyway... so if you're also in the States, it won't cost you anyth them and voice-validate. If anything, it will add the extra human something that is usually lacking these days.

    Good point. I've got a Comcast phone line that came along with my cable/internet bundle; only gets used for overseas inbound calls from It's got free nationwide calling in the US, and overseas prices are p cheap nowadays.

    I've got a decently powered old desktop machine I had laying about, put
    GB hard disk and 2 GB of RAM into it, and installed PBX in a Flash so I
    get Asterisk with minimal headaches. I've got one of my GV accounts hook through that, and then I got a $25 VoIP ATA made by Grandstream so I cou
    a real phone with it. It works with modems as well (up to about 9600 bau maybe 14.4k if I'm lucky that day, and of course it's got to be /ARQ or there's bad line noise).

    I just wired up an old analog modem to my BBS; it's not supported und
    7, but passes through to the VM running the BBS just fine. I crashmai yesterday with it, it was the first time I heard modem tones in YEARS

    That's awesome! I do my BBSing using Telix for DOS in a DOSBox window, a works pretty well. For any earlier Windows games and whatnot that I want use/play, I have a Win2K VM on VirtualBox. For the modem stuff, I need t
    my old laptop, and right now that's actually at work because it's more u
    to me there (i.e. for managing an old school Merlin MAGIX piece of work,


    Cool I have two modems assigned a com port in my computer. I use one of them
    to run the bbs with a telephone line with filters. It nice to see people
    using modems again

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  • From Kevin Thornton@VERT/ATZ0 to Mro on Wed Aug 22 14:50:22 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:42 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Aug 19 2012 08:39 pm

    80 GB hard disk and 2 GB of RAM into it, and installed PBX in a Flash could get Asterisk with minimal headaches. I've got one of my GV acco hooked in through that, and then I got a $25 VoIP ATA made by Grandst
    so I could use a real phone with it. It works with modems as well (up about 9600 baud, maybe 14.4k if I'm lucky that day, and of course it'
    to be /ARQ or else there's bad line noise).


    i have a dialup number. a guy forwards from the number to my telnet addy some day i will rig up something to call it via dialup. that's really on dreams is to call my own bbs with a real modem and phone line again.

    You can call your bbs via dialup right now. You have to hook your phone line
    to a modem and have bbs software that listen for the incoming call. I use maximus bbs software that listens for a incoming call from the modem. My line is magicjack line with filters. Works well. If you need help you can call my cell at (512) 363-2261 and ask for kevin I be willing to help get that setup

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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to Mro on Wed Aug 22 18:57:06 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:40:55

    i remember one time in the dialup days, i was talking to a female user onlin and she was helping me test something and it disconnected her. i called her voice and asked her to call back. it sort of freaked her out, maybe i broke through some sort of bbs > real life wall :D

    Yeah, I had that happen a couple of times to me. That said, I did actually
    make some friends from a simple voice validation call... I guess some people really did want someone to talk to on the phone, lol.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to The Dark Rider on Thu Aug 23 13:00:07 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Mro on Wed Aug 22 2012 06:57 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: Mro to The Dark Rider on Tue Aug 21 2012 01:40:55

    i remember one time in the dialup days, i was talking to a female user on and she was helping me test something and it disconnected her. i called h voice and asked her to call back. it sort of freaked her out, maybe i br through some sort of bbs > real life wall :D

    Yeah, I had that happen a couple of times to me. That said, I did actually make some friends from a simple voice validation call... I guess some people really did want someone to talk to on the phone, lol.

    Some didn't mind talking on the phone while others would say, "ok thanks." Iremember using Ezycbv and Mccbv For RA.

    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █

    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Sat Aug 25 10:46:07 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Aug 21 2012 06:02 pm

    i have a dialup number. a guy forwards from the number to my telnet
    addy. some day i will rig up something to call it via dialup. that's really one of dreams is to call my own bbs with a real modem and phone line again.


    Yeah I would love to run a dialup bbs again myself one day again just for old times sake.


    well i'm not so sure you would get many calls. maybe we need to develop a method for everyone to do it easily via voip.

    my number is 513-322-6369 if anybody wants to call it. let me know if it's down. :D

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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Sat Aug 25 10:46:55 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Aug 21 2012 06:03 pm

    open up the ports

    I have my ports open on Synchronet through the Windows Firewall. Only my
    QWK comes in and that's it.



    well you need to open and forward the ports in your router and perhaps your cable modem as well. you can go on irc.bbses.info #bbs and i can trouble shoot you some night via teamviewer

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Kevin Thornton on Sat Aug 25 10:48:59 2012
    Re: dream
    By: Kevin Thornton to Mro on Wed Aug 22 2012 02:50 pm

    You can call your bbs via dialup right now. You have to hook your phone
    line to a modem and have bbs software that listen for the incoming call. I use maximus bbs software that listens for a incoming call from the modem.
    My line is magicjack line with filters. Works well. If you need help you


    i have not had a landline since 97. i have been all cell since then. my friends used to talk crap to me about me not having a phone and only using a cellphone, but now everyone's doing it.

    regarding magicjack, please make an indestructable or something of that fashion because i know a lot of people would be interested in that.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Dark Rider on Sat Aug 25 10:52:02 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Dark Rider to Mro on Wed Aug 22 2012 06:57 pm

    Yeah, I had that happen a couple of times to me. That said, I did actually make some friends from a simple voice validation call... I guess some
    people really did want someone to talk to on the phone, lol.


    I've made some lifelong friends through bbsing, and through bbsing on the internet. people i would trust everything with. it's too bad the rest of the people missed out on that type of community because it was a great way to meet good people in your area. now it's gone and never going to come back.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to MRO on Sun Aug 26 01:45:00 2012
    --- MRO wrote --
    I've made some lifelong friends through bbsing, and through bbsing on th internet. people i would trust everything with. it's too bad the rest of t people missed out on that type of community because it was a great way to good people in your area. now it's gone and never going to come back

    Yeah.

    I met my (second) wife on The Rock Garden, in Phoenix Arizona.

    Because of that, I live in the UK, for 12 years. It's really cold here. I also have three children. Although I love them, they are very expensive, and it is also wet here.

    Additionally, the oldest one (who is now 21, gasp!) was quite a handful when she was a teenager, and at one time, I knew all the police in the area, by name. They would stop me in the street and ask how she was.

    Now, all of this, is *directly* due to The Rock Garden BBS, and I *had to pay* for those credits.

    I've sent Jeff Moriarty and Michael Donnelly a strongly worded email, demanding some sort of compensation.


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  • From starbase@VERT/HAX0RQWK to the doctor on Sun Sep 2 21:01:37 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Wed Aug 15 2012 11:18 am

    No users on your board?

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  • From starbase@VERT/HAX0RQWK to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Sep 2 21:04:41 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Poindexter Fortran to the doctor on Wed Aug 15 2012 08:08 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to COREY on Wed Aug 15 2012 11:18 am

    I'd kill for some 12 year old users. Any users! (;

    I seem to get a lot of new users, but only a couple of repeat users. Ah, for the days when I had 60 callers a day -- on a single phone line!

    poindexter FORTRAN | realitycheckbbs dot org

    Well the days have changed since the 80's. The bbs has taken a back scene so most people are not thinking about telneting into a bbs or calling a bbs like they used to. All sysops would love regular users every day on they bbs. As a sysop same here. So hang in there and keep plugging and the users should pick up to where you have regular users

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  • From starbase@VERT/HAX0RQWK to the doctor on Sun Sep 2 21:05:55 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Aug 15 2012 06:42 pm

    Sysops are not to blame

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  • From starbase@VERT/HAX0RQWK to the doctor on Sun Sep 2 21:08:10 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Sat Aug 18 2012 09:09 pm

    --- STARBASE wrote --
    You can still do the voice valdate and all.

    That's not such a bad idea...


    It give you a idea of the new user that just signed on

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  • From starbase@VERT/HAX0RQWK to The Millionaire on Sun Sep 2 21:10:56 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Sun Aug 19 2012 12:53 pm

    But if you do not accept new users to your board would that defeat the purpose of the board?

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to starbase on Sun Sep 2 20:35:03 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to the doctor on Sun Sep 02 2012 09:05 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Aug 15 2012 06:42 pm

    Sysops are not to blame

    Damn right, we're not. We try our hardest to please our users to make them as comfortable as possible when they visit our bbs.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to starbase on Sun Sep 2 20:37:04 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: starbase to The Millionaire on Sun Sep 02 2012 09:10 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Sun Aug 19 2012 12:53 pm

    But if you do not accept new users to your board would that defeat the purpose of the board?

    Yes, but you can always limit the amount of users for a private board or you can just chit chat like some of us Sysops do. But the main reason of a bbs is to communicate with the general public but because of internet now, we have become an underground society.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to STARBASE on Mon Sep 3 09:56:00 2012
    --- STARBASE wrote --

    No users on your board

    I get users. Some folks even play Global Destruction.

    I don't get posters though. Well, sometimes.



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    * TARDIS BBS - Home of QUARKware * telnet bbs.cortex-media.info
  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to STARBASE on Mon Sep 3 09:57:00 2012
    --- STARBASE wrote --

    Well the days have changed since the 80's. The bbs has taken a back scene most people are not thinking about telneting into a bbs or calling a bbs l they used to. All sysops would love regular users every day on they bbs. A sysop same here. So hang in there and keep plugging and the users should p
    up to where you have regular user

    Yeah. It's all Facebook now-a-days. I hate Facebook. It's a cruddy BBS.


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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to starbase on Mon Sep 3 12:36:09 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to the doctor on Sun Sep 02 2012 21:05:55

    Sysops are not to blame

    Could you maybe quote the messages that you're replying to? Without context, this statement is meaningless.

    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com - 416-273-7230

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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to starbase on Mon Sep 3 12:39:05 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: starbase to The Millionaire on Sun Sep 02 2012 21:10:56

    But if you do not accept new users to your board would that defeat the purpo of the board?

    If you assume that the only purpose of a BBS is to accept new users, then yes. But if you already had a small userbase and wanted the BBS to be the home of some private club, denying access to new users would in fact fulfill the board's purpose.

    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com - 416-273-7230

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to the doctor on Mon Sep 3 08:17:38 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:57 am

    Yeah. It's all Facebook now-a-days. I hate Facebook. It's a cruddy BBS.

    Maybe BBSes were cruddy Facebooks? Maybe we should have set up privacy policies, then used personal info for entertainment, then sold personal data to companies that could advertise on our BBSes, sold commercial accounts, and then made it almost impossible for users to control where their information was shared?

    We missed the boat...

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    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/INFERNO to The Millionaire on Mon Sep 3 14:16:50 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Sun Sep 02 2012 08:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to the doctor on Sun Sep 02 2012 09:05 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Aug 15 2012 06:42 pm

    Sysops are not to blame

    Damn right, we're not. We try our hardest to please our users to make them a comfortable as possible when they visit our bbs.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    Yeap been a sysop since 1985 trying to make the board as user friendly as possible. It all depends on the type of computer I have

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Inferno Radio BBS
  • From Starbase@VERT/INFERNO to The Millionaire on Mon Sep 3 14:18:33 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Sun Sep 02 2012 08:37 pm

    I know. I guess we will still be a underground community. The bbs is always available to the public.

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  • From Starbase@VERT/INFERNO to the doctor on Mon Sep 3 14:19:39 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:56 am

    --- STARBASE wrote --

    No users on your board

    I get users. Some folks even play Global Destruction.

    I don't get posters though. Well, sometimes.



    It be great if we get talkers (posters). That one great aspect of a bbs

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Inferno Radio BBS
  • From Starbase@VERT/INFERNO to the doctor on Mon Sep 3 14:21:33 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:57 am

    That's funny. I hardly get on facebook and barly check my e-mail. Only time i check e-mail is when my phone let's me know that e-mail has come in.

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  • From Starbase@VERT/INFERNO to echicken on Mon Sep 3 14:24:12 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: echicken to starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:39 pm

    If you assume that the only purpose of a BBS is to accept new users, then ye But if you already had a small userbase and wanted the BBS to be the home of some private club, denying access to new users would in fact fulfill the
    If you have a private club then that would make sense. Even though you could make certain messages areas only accessable to certain users.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Inferno Radio BBS
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Mon Sep 3 12:54:21 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:16 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Sun Sep 02 2012 08:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to the doctor on Sun Sep 02 2012 09:05 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Aug 15 2012 06:42 pm

    Sysops are not to blame

    Damn right, we're not. We try our hardest to please our users to make them a comfortable as possible when they visit our bbs.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    Yeap been a sysop since 1985 trying to make the board as user friendly as possible. It all depends on the type of computer I have

    I've been a Sysop since 1989. That was my first public board. A friend got me a
    copy of Ivory BBS and the next week it crashed completely. He couldn't find another board so I came across another guy that gave me all-american bbs. it was in source code and had to be binary compiled everytime you made a change. I
    got sick of it and went to C-Net 64 did a change in it and crashed it completely. Then I went and bought Image BBS and was happy till c64 had sort of
    died by then and people were either going Amiga or IBM-PC. I went both ways with Amiga first. Got a board from a friend of mine but it crashed completely. So another friend got me into IBM-PC and and met a sysop who ran RemoteAccess. He convinced me that RA was the best and I decided to run one. Then I switched over to Ezycom and ran that for a while until Ezycom became a pay bbs. Then I switched back to RA but then RA was not Y2K compatible and switched to Elebbs instead. Then another friend recommended me Synchronet and been running that for a while now. Modding and upgrading as often as I can. It was different for me to run a Windows-Based BBS as I had only ran DOS-Based most of the years. Now I'm used to it and it became second nature for me. Wonder how far Synchronet will go though. Time will only tell. :-)


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Mon Sep 3 12:55:23 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:18 pm

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Sun Sep 02 2012 08:37 pm

    I know. I guess we will still be a underground community. The bbs is always available to the public.

    Just wish we could still attract big crowds like we did in the olden days.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Mon Sep 3 12:56:15 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:19 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:56 am

    --- STARBASE wrote --

    No users on your board

    I get users. Some folks even play Global Destruction.

    I don't get posters though. Well, sometimes.



    It be great if we get talkers (posters). That one great aspect of a bbs

    It sure is. Communication is so lost and yet at the same time so profound.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Starbase on Mon Sep 3 14:35:40 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:19 pm

    It be great if we get talkers (posters). That one great aspect of a bbs

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck of a lot less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home" feel to it.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Southeast Texas Chat
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Dreamer on Mon Sep 3 18:10:59 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Dreamer to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:19 pm

    It be great if we get talkers (posters). That one great aspect of a bbs

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck of a lot less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home" feel to it.

    Yes, some SysOps used to run just a generalized board, meaning messages only, and would scare a lot of people away because they were hungry for files back then as well. So some SysOps used to add file and msg ratios to control leeching activity that was leading to major proportions semmingly out of control.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to echicken on Mon Sep 3 13:12:12 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: echicken to starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:36 pm

    this statement is meaningless.

    I disagree!

    :)

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    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Sep 4 00:34:22 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Poindexter Fortran to echicken on Mon Sep 03 2012 13:12:12

    I disagree!

    Agreed!

    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com - 416-273-7230

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to the doctor on Tue Sep 4 14:30:57 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:56 am

    --- STARBASE wrote --

    No users on your board

    I get users. Some folks even play Global Destruction.

    I don't get posters though. Well, sometimes.



    If things were still like the olden days nowadays then you would. The real posters are the loyal and dedicated users/sysops.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to the doctor on Tue Sep 4 14:34:09 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:57 am

    --- STARBASE wrote --

    Well the days have changed since the 80's. The bbs has taken a back scene most people are not thinking about telneting into a bbs or calling a bbs
    l they used to. All sysops would love regular users every day on they
    bbs. A sysop same here. So hang in there and keep plugging and the users should p up to where you have regular user

    Yeah. It's all Facebook now-a-days. I hate Facebook. It's a cruddy BBS.


    Yeah, I totally agree as well. Nothing compares to the great atmosphere a bbs can offer. Who knows? Maybe we will get our wish one day again. You never know.
    History sdoes repeat itself. Look at the UK for example, vinyl has made a comeback so don't give up hope just yet. *Crosses Fingers*


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Sep 4 14:37:19 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Poindexter Fortran to the doctor on Mon Sep 03 2012 08:17 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Mon Sep 03 2012 09:57 am

    Yeah. It's all Facebook now-a-days. I hate Facebook. It's a cruddy BBS.

    Maybe BBSes were cruddy Facebooks? Maybe we should have set up privacy policies, then used personal info for entertainment, then sold personal
    data to companies that could advertise on our BBSes, sold commercial accounts, and then made it almost impossible for users to control where their information was shared?

    We missed the boat...

    I highly doubt bbses were cruddy as you called it. Otherwise we wouldn't be here now, would we? I don't think we do this forcefully. We do this because it is an alternative to internet surfing and chat intervention on social networks.
    Some people prefer to do things they still do love and enjoy.


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Dreamer on Tue Sep 4 14:39:44 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Dreamer to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to the doctor on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:19 pm

    It be great if we get talkers (posters). That one great aspect of a bbs

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck of a lot less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home" feel to it.

    Exactly. It's like walking into a great place where everybody gets along.


    $ The Millionaire $
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 4 19:03:19 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:30 pm



    If things were still like the olden days nowadays then you would. The real posters are the loyal and dedicated users/sysops.


    i think now, if you are running a bbs and get a real user [not a visiting sysop], they are going to go straight for the games and maybe check out what files you have. i would expect the europeans to be interested in what textfiles a bbs has.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 4 19:03:58 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Dreamer on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:39 pm

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck
    of a lot less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home" feel to it.

    Exactly. It's like walking into a great place where everybody gets along.


    except me!

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Tue Sep 4 17:59:07 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 07:03 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:30 pm



    If things were still like the olden days nowadays then you would. The real posters are the loyal and dedicated users/sysops.


    i think now, if you are running a bbs and get a real user [not a visiting sysop], they are going to go straight for the games and maybe check out
    what files you have. i would expect the europeans to be interested in what textfiles a bbs has.

    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first and if I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    $ The Millionaire $
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    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 4 22:19:51 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 05:59 pm


    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first and if I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the old days.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Mro on Tue Sep 4 19:35:37 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 10:19 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 05:59 pm


    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first and if I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the old days.

    Well I'm still living there. :-P


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  • From starbase@VERT/LOMBBS to Mro on Wed Sep 5 01:33:00 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 22:19:00

    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the old days.
    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well as network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no difference between the old days and today. Basically the boards still run the same.
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  • From starbase@VERT/LOMBBS to Mro on Wed Sep 5 01:34:00 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:33:11

    There is nothing wrong with the old days when a bbs was a community of people that knew each other in a good way.
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  • From Starbase@VERT/KIA to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 00:46:13 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:54 pm

    instead. Then another friend recommended me Synchronet and been running
    for a while now. Modding and upgrading as often as I can. It was differe
    me to run a Windows-Based BBS as I had only ran DOS-Based most of the ye
    Now I'm used to it and it became second nature for me. Wonder how far Synchronet will go though. Time will only tell. :-)
    As to dos based bbs systems Maxiums is the best. I run that software on my dial up line using magicjack. As to the telnet side I started using Synchronet about 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. I still customizing it to look like my dial up board. My only difficulity right now is getting the dos based doors that work on maximus to work with synchronet. Still trying to fiquare it out. Maybe the software will go a lot further

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Killed In Action BBS - kiabbs.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/KIA to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 00:47:57 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:55 pm

    Just wish we could still attract big crowds like we did in the olden day
    Brings back memmories. I used to have up to 500 users on my board in Austin Tx back in the 80's and the 90's. It was a kool place. But us sysops from the 80's can only dream

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Killed In Action BBS - kiabbs.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/KIA to Dreamer on Wed Sep 5 00:49:02 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Dreamer to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:35 pm

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck o less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home"
    Amen brother. I love the personal at home feel

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Killed In Action BBS - kiabbs.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/KIA to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 00:51:19 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:34 pm

    My fingers are crossed

    By the way my bbs is now up 24 hours telnet at trbbs.dyndns.org:81 or 70.112.111.194:81

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Killed In Action BBS - kiabbs.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/KIA to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 00:53:08 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 05:59 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 07:03 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:30 pm



    If things were still like the olden days nowadays then you would. real posters are the loyal and dedicated users/sysops.


    i think now, if you are running a bbs and get a real user [not a visi sysop], they are going to go straight for the games and maybe check o what files you have. i would expect the europeans to be interested i textfiles a bbs has.

    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first
    I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    The message base is where it is at.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Killed In Action BBS - kiabbs.org
  • From Starbase@VERT/LEGENDBB to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 02:03:00 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 08:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 10:19 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 05:59 pm


    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads firs and if I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the ol days.

    Well I'm still living there. :-P


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    I am also still living in the old days

    ---
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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to starbase on Wed Sep 5 09:59:32 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:33:00

    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well as network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no difference between the old days and today. Basically the boards still run the same.

    Basically most boards have the same stuff on them, but the atmosphere has changed quite a lot. You're not dialing and redialing for half an hour or more to get onto that popular BBS in your town, and when you do get there you're not exactly pressed for time (who really sets a strict time limit on their users these days?) or flooded with activity. BBSing today has a lot of the look and some of the feel of the "old days", but a certain amount of the flavour and excitement has gone out of it, or turned to something new.

    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com - 416-273-7230

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  • From Corey@VERT/TSGC to Starbase on Wed Sep 5 08:11:32 2012
    Re: old days
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 02:03 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 08:35 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 04 2012 10:19 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 05:59 pm


    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads f and if I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.


    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the days.

    Well I'm still living there. :-P


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    I am also still living in the old days


    but paying todays prices.

    "Practise safe Lunch, Use a Condiment"


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    ■ Synchronet ■ Three Stooges Gentlemens Club - Las Vegas, Nv - tsgc.dyndns.org
  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to echicken on Wed Sep 5 10:24:18 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: echicken to starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 09:59 am

    these days?) or flooded with activity. BBSing today has a lot of the look and some of the feel of the "old days", but a certain amount of the flavour and excitement has gone out of it, or turned to something new.

    I've had moments where I looked at my callers log and thought about closing shop; there have been some times when no one's called for a week.

    So, perhaps we're not providing the same level of public service that we provided back in the day when we had non-stop callers. Fidonet, especially, is quite sysop-heavy and user-light.

    I equate BBS networks to social networks; except instead of a Facebook user opening a web browser and logging onto a site, we're setting up mailers, BBSes and/or points, or message editors and accessing the similar facilities. Anyone who wants to join in can use my system to do so.

    I don't need to write ANSIs for my BBS, add editors or menus, or set up a web front-end, that's for my own sense of pride, to provide a benefit to the users, and for my own benefit - I like tweaking BBS software and making it all work.

    This shift from BBS as a service to BBS as a social network keeps me running the BBS when callers are infrequent. And, sure enough, sooner or later I get a handful of new callers who enjoy the BBS and the conversations. And the old p/h/a/c stuff! I had someone thank me for uploading all of my old scene 'zines and *box files, I think they were going on a nostalgia trip. :)

    --pF

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to starbase on Wed Sep 5 12:58:05 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:33 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Mro to The Millionaire on
    Tue Sep 04 2012 22:19:00
    well that was the old days. what we're doing now is in no way like the old days.
    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well as network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no difference between the old days and today. Basically the boards still run the same.

    Well I beg to differ. Fidonet is totally dead compared to the olden days where we SysOps used to get at least 125+ or so messages a day! Now, you're lucky if you can get that in a month. Software-wise, I would say no. The development of BBS software has the same basic backbone to options. But again, look how many bbses and I mean software orientation there is compared to the old days. We had
    tons of selection, now we're only down to a limited few.


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to starbase on Wed Sep 5 12:59:38 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:34 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep
    05 2012 01:33:11
    There is nothing wrong with the old days when a bbs was a community of people that knew each other in a good way.

    That's the part I miss the most. The comunity-based communications. Where was Facebook then? Nowhere period. :-P


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    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Wed Sep 5 13:01:00 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:46 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:54 pm

    instead. Then another friend recommended me Synchronet and been running for a while now. Modding and upgrading as often as I can. It was differe me to run a Windows-Based BBS as I had only ran DOS-Based most of the ye Now I'm used to it and it became second nature for me. Wonder how far Synchronet will go though. Time will only tell. :-)
    As to dos based bbs systems Maxiums is the best. I run that software on my dial up line using magicjack. As to the telnet side I started using Synchronet about 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. I still customizing it to look like
    my dial up board. My only difficulity right now is getting the dos based doors that work on maximus to work with synchronet. Still trying to fiquare it out. Maybe the software will go a lot further

    Well I thought that RemoteAccess and Ezycom were the best for dos myself.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Wed Sep 5 13:02:28 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:47 am

    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 12:55 pm

    Just wish we could still attract big crowds like we did in the olden day
    Brings back memmories. I used to have up to 500 users on my board in Austin Tx back in the 80's and the 90's. It was a kool place. But us sysops from the 80's can only dream

    Yes, we can dream and also recollect a special time in our lives by re-living it even now.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Wed Sep 5 13:03:13 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to Dreamer on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:49 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Dreamer to Starbase on Mon Sep 03 2012 02:35 pm

    Definitely. I appreciate the threading more on a BBS, and it's a heck o less distracting; not to mention, it's got more of a personal "at home"
    Amen brother. I love the personal at home feel

    Here! Here! I second the vote! :-)


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Starbase on Wed Sep 5 13:04:04 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:51 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to the doctor on Tue Sep 04 2012 02:34 pm

    My fingers are crossed

    By the way my bbs is now up 24 hours telnet at trbbs.dyndns.org:81 or 70.112.111.194:81

    Wish I could get mine working. :-(


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to echicken on Wed Sep 5 13:06:15 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: echicken to starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 09:59 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: starbase to Mro on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:33:00

    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well as network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no difference between the old days and today. Basically the boards still
    run the same.

    Basically most boards have the same stuff on them, but the atmosphere has changed quite a lot. You're not dialing and redialing for half an hour or more to get onto that popular BBS in your town, and when you do get there you're not exactly pressed for time (who really sets a strict time limit on their users these days?) or flooded with activity. BBSing today has a lot of the look and some of the feel of the "old days", but a certain amount of the flavour and excitement has gone out of it, or turned to something new.

    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com - 416-273-7230

    Well I still haven't lost that excitement. I still feel it inside and always will.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 17:25:25 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 17:59:07

    i think now, if you are running a bbs and get a real user [not a visiting sysop], they are going to go straight for the games and maybe check out what files you have. i would expect the europeans to be interested in wh textfiles a bbs has.

    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first and I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.

    I always read messages first, then maybe hit files once in a while. I went back to my old habits immediately, heh. I never play door games.

    ---
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  • From First Officer@VERT/HOLODECK to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 5 19:30:01 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:58 pm

    Well I beg to differ. Fidonet is totally dead compared to the olden days where we SysOps used to get at least 125+ or so messages a day! Now, you're

    That is in one day, in one echo.. Some echos like trek or some of the others would pull in 300 msgs a day. And Users would still log on and dl a BW or qwk packet that took the 45 minutes to download. That always amuses me. BBS are so much faster, have more nodes, etc. Yet now people don't participate much. How about with those slow modems 1200, 2400. redrawing some of those ansi screens in the games took so long, now they fly. I think for a bbs to be used quite a bit it has to actually have a special niche now. Most of us sysops don't do this...



    Have a good One!
    Mike



    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Holodeck BBS telnet://holo.homeip.net
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to The Dark Rider on Wed Sep 5 18:03:00 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Dark Rider to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 05:25 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Mro on Tue Sep 04 2012 17:59:07

    i think now, if you are running a bbs and get a real user [not a visiting sysop], they are going to go straight for the games and
    maybe check out what files you have. i would expect the europeans to be interested in wh textfiles a bbs has.

    Actually, when I was a user, I used to attack the message threads first and I had time then I would go to the files/games afterwards.

    I always read messages first, then maybe hit files once in a while. I went back to my old habits immediately, heh. I never play door games.

    I played for a while with door games, then moved on to messages and files more later.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to First Officer on Wed Sep 5 18:04:58 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: First Officer to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 07:30 pm

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:58 pm

    Well I beg to differ. Fidonet is totally dead compared to the olden days where we SysOps used to get at least 125+ or so messages a day! Now, you're

    That is in one day, in one echo.. Some echos like trek or some of the
    others would pull in 300 msgs a day. And Users would still log on and dl a BW or qwk packet that took the 45 minutes to download. That always amuses me. BBS are so much faster, have more nodes, etc. Yet now people don't participate much. How about with those slow modems 1200, 2400. redrawing some of those ansi screens in the games took so long, now they fly. I think for a bbs to be used quite a bit it has to actually have a special niche now. Most of us sysops don't do this...



    Have a good One!
    Mike



    Well put. We gotta find a new marketing strategy to bring back what we once had
    then we will be back to square one again.


    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █
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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to STARBASE on Thu Sep 6 08:46:00 2012
    --- STARBASE wrote --
    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well a network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no differenc between the old days and today. Basically the boards still run the same
    --

    When I got started, there were no games, and the only network was fidonet. One major difference (besides the fact that I had loads of active users who didn't actually run a BBS) was that the users were *local* and we used to meet up and do things.

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later.


    ---
    * TARDIS BBS - Home of QUARKware * telnet bbs.cortex-media.info
  • From First Officer@VERT/HOLODECK to the doctor on Thu Sep 6 09:00:35 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Thu Sep 06 2012 08:46 am

    When I got started, there were no games, and the only network was fidonet. One major difference (besides the fact that I had loads of active users who didn't actually run a BBS) was that the users were *local* and we used to meet up and do things.

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later.

    I can understand that.. I was not always, actually mostly not able to get to local get togethers etc. But the odd thing I find, Most of the people I do know from those days, and were quite active to boot, Just don't have an interest in BBS'ing anymore. The go for the facebook, but have no inclination to bbs anymore. Oh they will log on, have some great memories, but then, leave it at that. Sad..



    Have a good One!
    Mike



    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Holodeck BBS telnet://holo.homeip.net
  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to the doctor on Thu Sep 6 10:43:58 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Thu Sep 06 2012 08:46 am

    the users were *local* and we used to meet up and do things.

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later.

    I'm going out for drinks tonight with a group of sysops and users from
    dialup 510 NPA BBSes. We're going to a bar that was conveniently placed NEXT DOOR to the home of realitycheckBBS in the 90s.

    In a lot of ways, I got to know people online better than in the real world - people were much more candid when they had BBSes as a medium and interacted through handles.

    By the time we met face to face (which we did quarterly, usually), we already had a long history online.

    --pF

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to the doctor on Thu Sep 6 12:45:46 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Thu Sep 06 2012 08:46 am

    --- STARBASE wrote --
    I choose to differ. The boards of today still have message areas as well
    a network message areas , as well as games and such. There is no
    differenc between the old days and today. Basically the boards still run the same
    --

    When I got started, there were no games, and the only network was fidonet. One major difference (besides the fact that I had loads of active users who didn't actually run a BBS) was that the users were *local* and we used to meet up and do things.

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later.


    I remember bbs meets. They were fun. I remember a few myself. Unfortunately, for me I don't associate with those people anymore due to the fact that they have their own lives to deal with now.


    $ The Millionaire $
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to First Officer on Thu Sep 6 12:48:07 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: First Officer to the doctor on Thu Sep 06 2012 09:00 am

    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on Thu Sep 06 2012 08:46 am

    When I got started, there were no games, and the only network was fidonet. One major difference (besides the fact that I had loads of active users who didn't actually run a BBS) was that the users were *local* and we used to meet up and do things.

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later.

    I can understand that.. I was not always, actually mostly not able to get
    to local get togethers etc. But the odd thing I find, Most of the people I do know from those days, and were quite active to boot, Just don't have an interest in BBS'ing anymore. The go for the facebook, but have no inclination to bbs anymore. Oh they will log on, have some great memories, but then, leave it at that. Sad..



    Have a good One!
    Mike



    I totally agree. Only the real die hard bbsers and SysOps will remember and cherish the moments the most. The other ones forget snd move on like sheep. Remember Animal Farm by George Orwell?


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  • From The Dark Rider@VERT/DUNDER to Poindexter Fortran on Thu Sep 6 20:30:46 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: Poindexter Fortran to the doctor on Thu Sep 06 2012 10:43:58

    In a lot of ways, I got to know people online better than in the real world people were much more candid when they had BBSes as a medium and interacted through handles.

    By the time we met face to face (which we did quarterly, usually), we alread had a long history online.

    You mean they had far less tact than in real life, haha. I did make a lot of friends while BBSing in what was then 313 and 810, though. I do still have a couple of friends from back then, come to think of it, but I have changed a lot since those days, even if my interests in being online or connected in some way have remained similar to what they were 15-20 years ago. This is why I came back to BBSing now. Well, that and file transfers aren't limited to a few thousand CPS now :)

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  • From Starbase@VERT/MEMTW to The Millionaire on Sat Sep 8 18:20:42 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:04 pm

    By the way my bbs is now up 24 hours telnet at trbbs.dyndns.org:81 or




    By the way my bbs is now up 24 hours telnet at trbbs.dyndns.org:81 or




    Just learning the quote thing on this bbs. You can call me by voice and I can talk you through it. (512) 363-2261

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  • From Starbase@VERT/MEMTW to First Officer on Sat Sep 8 18:24:29 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: First Officer to the doctor on Thu Sep 06 2012 09:00 am


    local get togethers etc. But the odd thing I find, Most of the people I do k BBS'ing anymore. The go for the facebook, but have no inclination to bbs that. Sad..

    I know it a shame. If they just become a regular user of the bbs they will see how many new friends and community they can find. All sysops hope for the days of regular callers that love to chat in the message areas and stick around

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  • From Starbase@VERT/OLDTIME to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 11 01:31:12 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:04 pm

    Wish I could get mine working. :-(
    I can help with that

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to FIRST OFFICER on Tue Sep 11 15:13:00 2012
    --- FIRST OFFICER wrote --
    Re: Re: pablodra
    By: the doctor to STARBASE on 36

    When I got started, there were no games, and the only network was fidon One major difference (besides the fact that I had loads of active users didn't actually run a BBS) was that the users were *local* and we used meet up and do things

    I still have many of those friends, nearly 30 years later

    I can understand that.. I was not always, actually mostly not able to get


    Yeah. I don't know what the deal is. Several of them are on a yahoo group that i own, they will kind of use that. Others are on FB.


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Tue Sep 11 15:16:00 2012
    --- POINDEXTER FORTRAN wrote --

    I'm going out for drinks tonight with a group of sysops and users fro
    dialup 510 NPA BBSes. We're going to a bar that was conveniently placed NE DOOR to the home of realitycheckBBS in the 90s

    In a lot of ways, I got to know people online better than in the real worl people were much more candid when they had BBSes as a medium and interacte through handles

    By the time we met face to face (which we did quarterly, usually), we alre had a long history online


    Yeah. Another part of my problem is that I live about 8,000 miles away from Phoenix Arizona now. The first time I went back, we had a GT, just like the old times... Including the amount of alcohol I consumed, which impressed everyone. I had to build up to that for a few weeks before hand.

    I'm sure I'd be able to get folks together more often if I actually still lived there.



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  • From Starbase@VERT/TESBBS to echicken on Sat Sep 22 19:47:16 2012
    Re: Re: pablodraw
    By: echicken to starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 09:59 am

    Basically most boards have the same stuff on them, but the atmosphere has some of the feel of the "old days", but a certain amount of the flavour and excitement has gone out of it, or turned to something new.
    I agree most board have same stuff but the sysop personnality goes into the board to give a home feeling. As to bring the excitement and flavour it is up to the sysops to push the excitement into future users and culvate it by example

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  • From Starbase@VERT/TESBBS to The Millionaire on Sat Sep 22 19:48:41 2012
    Re: voice validate
    By: The Millionaire to Starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 01:02 pm

    By: Starbase to The Millionaire on Wed Sep 05 2012 12:47 am
    it even now.
    Yes keep the dream alive. The bbs I run attaches me to the good old days.

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  • From starbase@VERT/LOMBBS to Corey on Sat Oct 20 15:01:00 2012
    Re: old days
    By: Corey to Starbase on Wed Sep 05 2012 08:11:00

    I am also still living in the old days
    but paying todays prices.
    Way too high prices. Almost buried under them
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