• bbslink.net

    From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to All on Sun Oct 29 11:21:46 2017
    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 1518 utc

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :

    [BBSlink.net] Loading, please wait...

    *** An error occurred, please reconnect! ***

    Connection closed by foreign host.

    Should get to labrat directly, but wan't to be sure i'm not on drug first :-D

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 12:43:48 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Oct 29 2017 11:21:46

    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 1518 ut

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :

    [BBSlink.net] Loading, please wait...

    *** An error occurred, please reconnect! ***

    Connection closed by foreign host.

    Should get to labrat directly, but wan't to be sure i'm not on drug first :-

    Outwest BBS uses the wall from BBSLink as well. I was on Outwest earlier this morning, and it was happening there as well.

    So, it's not just you or your BBS. :)

    -jag
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 12:49:51 2017
    Outwest BBS uses the wall from BBSLink as well. I was on Outwest earlier this morning, and it was happening there as well.

    So, it's not just you or your BBS. :)


    Yeah, i'm not insane ! ( at least for the moment )

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 13:04:14 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Oct 29 2017 11:21 am

    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 1518 utc

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :

    [BBSlink.net] Loading, please wait...



    you should talk to the guy running bbslink
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 13:07:00 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 2017 12:49 pm

    Outwest BBS uses the wall from BBSLink as well. I was on Outwest earlier this morning, and it was happening there as well.

    So, it's not just you or your BBS. :)


    Yeah, i'm not insane ! ( at least for the moment )




    that's why i run my own doorgames. it's not that hard and my stuff is always up ---
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Sun Oct 29 15:18:35 2017

    that's why i run my own doorgames. it's not that hard and my stuff is
    always up ---

    Yes, I do also run my local games, but networked game are fun for the added numbers of player.

    I understand that my BBS was out for years, i'm back since 2014 and I don't have the traffic i used to. But we have to be honest except for a few nostalgics that will want to experience theirs childhood memories our number
    of regulars users is not really growing :-D

    I don't plan closing anytime soon, i'm happy we are still there and providing something. I really believe that the day the internet dies that BBSes in some form will still be around.

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Sun Oct 29 16:44:05 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: MRO to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 2017 13:04:14

    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 1518 utc

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :

    [BBSlink.net] Loading, please wait...

    you should talk to the guy running bbslink

    Wasn't that the point of asking here first before goimg to BBSlink: making sure it's not that was something the OP did, and that there is a true problem before asking for assistance that'll take some time away?

    -jag
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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 16:50:07 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Sun Oct 29 2017 15:18:35

    I don't plan closing anytime soon, i'm happy we are still there and providin something. I really believe that the day the internet dies that BBSes in som form will still be around.

    I suspect the same thing as well: if the Internet stopped somehow, BBSes will come back again, and there will be a few people who'll have one up and running already.

    However, I'm not sure how likeely it'll happen, though. Considering that there are more mobile phones, and the Internet is becoming more and more
    intertwined in our lives (same way as how electricty happened).

    -jag
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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 16:50:54 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Sun Oct 29 2017 15:18:35

    providing something. I really believe that the day the internet dies that BBSes in some form will still be around.

    I hear this one a lot. The fun fact of the matter is that if the internet shits out one day, it's going to take the telephone networks down with it. Depending on the nature of the 'death of the internet' reversion to dial-up BBSs may be an option, but I wouldn't count on it. I think we'd be looking more toward mesh network solutions and stuff of that nature, quite possibly allowing people to do a lot of the same stuff they did online previously. If the bandwidth was sufficiently poor, the BBS might have its day, but this really isn't the interface that most people want.

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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 19:10:32 2017
    I suspect the same thing as well: if the Internet stopped somehow, BBSes will come back again, and there will be a few people who'll have one up and running already.

    However, I'm not sure how likeely it'll happen, though. Considering that there are more mobile phones, and the Internet is becoming more and more intertwined in our lives (same way as how electricty happened).

    Maybe more also in the sense of censorship and controlled media etc. It's easier to sneak a little terminal session that use low bandwidth, 'the quieter you become the more you can hear' but also make you harder to spot.

    It just that sometime I fell that by putting all ours eggs in the internet basket make it more easily controllable. I get why some want FM radio on phones. In a way it's a lobby by stations operator to not die, but when the network fail FM is a good alternative to get news and information to people, takes not a lot of power and you can reach a vast population. In a way AM
    would even be better, but that's another story :-)

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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to echicken on Sun Oct 29 19:16:59 2017
    I hear this one a lot. The fun fact of the matter is that if the internet shits out one day, it's going to take the telephone networks down with it. Depending on the nature of the 'death of the internet' reversion to dial-up BBSs may be an option, but I wouldn't count on it. I think we'd be looking more toward mesh network solutions and stuff of that nature, quite possibly allowing people to do a lot of the same stuff they did online previously.
    If the bandwidth was sufficiently poor, the BBS might have its day, but
    this really isn't the interface that most people want.

    Yes I know and realize that. But I also mean it's an alternative to the web. which sometime feel more and more controlled.

    But also because of it's simpler and lower bandwidth requirements it's make it suitable for radio packet network etc. and dosen't require a lot of cpu and power doing so.

    For example nothing would prevent you to configure a wifi router as a hotspot and offer synchronize over the air. with a proper antenna you could have a far reach. Could for a small community some connection. It could event be meshed
    to reach further etc.

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  • From deepthaw@VERT/DS94 to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 21:37:00 2017
    On 10/29/17, Jagossel said the following...

    Re: bbslink.net
    By: MRO to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 2017 13:04:14

    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 utc

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :

    [BBSlink.net] Loading, please wait...

    you should talk to the guy running bbslink

    Wasn't that the point of asking here first before goimg to BBSlink: making it's not that was something the OP did, and that there is a true problem b asking for assistance that'll take some time away?

    -jag

    I'm seeing the same issue here tonight. Assuming the server is down. I'll
    email him to check in.
  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 21:09:29 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Oct 29 2017 11:21 am

    Anybody having issue with this today (i'm writing this on 2017-10-29 1518 utc

    Generate me javascript so I telneted directly the address and get :


    Im not getting the BBSLink.net wall or the Games, Not sure whats going on I will email Mark and let you all know what I find out.

    "... Shh! Be vewy qwiet! I'm hunting wuntime ewwows!"

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 22:25:15 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Sun Oct 29 2017 03:18 pm


    that's why i run my own doorgames. it's not that hard and my stuff is always up ---

    Yes, I do also run my local games, but networked game are fun for the added numbers of player.

    yes, but do you really _have_ that? i looked several times and i just dont
    see booming games.

    i'm not knocking these doorgame servers but these types of
    things were even tried back in the days when we had lots of users playing games and it didnt pan out and work as intended.

    have the traffic i used to. But we have to be honest except for a few nostalgics that will want to experience theirs childhood memories our number of regulars users is not really growing :-D

    i dont even think the nostalgia people are frequent users. in my experience they are the first to NOT stick around. i get a few new users or more a day, every day but i dont think i have any regular users.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 22:27:04 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Jagossel to MRO on Sun Oct 29 2017 04:44 pm

    you should talk to the guy running bbslink

    Wasn't that the point of asking here first before goimg to BBSlink: making sure it's not that was something the OP did, and that there is a true problem before asking for assistance that'll take some time away?


    if i was the guy running bbslink, i would want to be contacted instead
    of someone taking a backwards approach by asking people on a public msg network.

    infact, i had people do that with me in the past. why not use the contact link? ---
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to all on Mon Oct 30 07:30:11 2017

    I'm seeing the same issue here tonight. Assuming the server is down. I'll email him to check in.

    I've been exchanging emails with Mark and everything should be back. It's fine at my end today.

    I'll use this opportunity to thanks Mark. It's certainly not a money making venture and really believe that it bring something meaningful for board
    owners.

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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Mon Oct 30 07:47:24 2017



    i dont even think the nostalgia people are frequent users. in my experience they are the first to NOT stick around. i get a few new users or more a day, every day but i dont think i have any regular users.

    I agree with you, nostalgia people want a quick fix. Like you I'll get visitor saying "I felt nostalgic of tradewars", play like 30min and never come back.

    I get maybe 3 for 4 new users a week. I feel fortunate to have like maybe 4 or 5 regulars users.

    Myself? I'm here more for the forums than the game, but I do appreciate
    playing Backgammon on bbslink and some tradewars.

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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Mon Oct 30 07:50:54 2017
    if i was the guy running bbslink, i would want to be contacted instead
    of someone taking a backwards approach by asking people on a public msg network.

    Maybe I just wanted to create so noise on the wire :-D I felt General was kind of slow and look! it worked! there is stuff to read :-)

    Don't slam Jag, i'm the one who started it :-)

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Mon Oct 30 11:38:04 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: MRO to Jagossel on Sun Oct 29 2017 22:27:04

    you should talk to the guy running bbslink

    Wasn't that the point of asking here first before goimg to BBSlink: makin sure it's not that was something the OP did, and that there is a true problem before asking for assistance that'll take some time away?

    if i was the guy running bbslink, i would want to be contacted instead
    of someone taking a backwards approach by asking people on a public msg network.

    infact, i had people do that with me in the past. why not use the contact li

    It could be different personallities, I suppose. I don't have a lot of interaction witg SysOps or people who do run BBS sevices (like BBSlink). Personally, I want to check to make sure it's not anything stupid that I did before I go off and potientially waste people's time because of my stupidity.

    Again, I think it's just a personallity thing, I suppose.

    -jag
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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Ennev on Mon Oct 30 11:39:44 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Mon Oct 30 2017 07:50:54

    if i was the guy running bbslink, i would want to be contacted instead
    of someone taking a backwards approach by asking people on a public msg network.

    Maybe I just wanted to create so noise on the wire :-D I felt General was ki of slow and look! it worked! there is stuff to read :-)

    Don't slam Jag, i'm the one who started it :-)

    Personally, I didn't read or take it as a slam against me; just a counter-point, really.

    -jag
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Mon Oct 30 16:18:56 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Mon Oct 30 2017 07:47 am


    Myself? I'm here more for the forums than the game, but I do appreciate playing Backgammon on bbslink and some tradewars.


    do they have scrabble on bbslink?
    that's the best kind of game to have on a game server.
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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to MRO on Tue Oct 31 12:49:02 2017
    Quoting MRO to Ennev <=-

    do they have scrabble on bbslink?
    that's the best kind of game to have on a game server.

    I've been trying to get any of the door servers to run it without much
    luck. That's the hold up on me scrapping the DOS system, I play that door
    daily with my one regular user and enjoy it.

    Shawn

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tiny on Tue Oct 31 17:13:10 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Tiny to MRO on Tue Oct 31 2017 12:49 pm

    Quoting MRO to Ennev <=-

    do they have scrabble on bbslink?
    that's the best kind of game to have on a game server.

    I've been trying to get any of the door servers to run it without much
    luck. That's the hold up on me scrapping the DOS system, I play that door
    daily with my one regular user and enjoy it.



    i think a lot of these guys are clueless about what works with doorgames.
    the lord games are boring and all defaults with no igms. the games arent tweaked.

    scrabble is pretty much the most user interactive doorgame you can find.
    and it's true to the real scrabble.

    i'm bad at scrabble and i still love playing it.
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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to MRO on Wed Nov 1 13:15:34 2017
    Quoting MRO to Tiny <=-

    i think a lot of these guys are clueless about what works with
    doorgames. the lord games are boring and all defaults with no igms.
    the games arent tweaked.

    I hate basic lord, and to be honest I played it so much in the heyday,
    that I have no interest in it now.

    scrabble is pretty much the most user interactive doorgame you can
    find. and it's true to the real scrabble.

    Very true to the real one. Plays perfectly as a BBS game as well as it
    keeps the "caller" calling back every day.

    i'm bad at scrabble and i still love playing it.

    I'm also bad, but I'm getting better. I know you don't telnet out but
    if you ever did I'll start a new 2-3 player game here for all of us.

    Shawn

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tiny on Wed Nov 1 17:33:13 2017
    Re: bbslink.net
    By: Tiny to MRO on Wed Nov 01 2017 01:15 pm

    i'm bad at scrabble and i still love playing it.

    I'm also bad, but I'm getting better. I know you don't telnet out but
    if you ever did I'll start a new 2-3 player game here for all of us.



    okay sounds, good. i was trying to work out a way back in the day to email users to remind them to play. i had some people that were really into it but didnt like waiting a day or so to play again.
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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 17:30:50 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Jagossel to Ennev on Sun Oct 29 2017 16:50:07

    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Sun Oct 29 2017 15:18:35

    I don't plan closing anytime soon, i'm happy we are still there and provi something. I really believe that the day the internet dies that BBSes in form will still be around.

    I suspect the same thing as well: if the Internet stopped somehow, BBSes wil come back again, and there will be a few people who'll have one up and runni already.

    However, I'm not sure how likeely it'll happen, though. Considering that the are more mobile phones, and the Internet is becoming more and more intertwined in our lives (same way as how electricty happened).

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!
    On slashdot.org, I`ve read some news that some mobile carrier has started to do some tiers on their services. For example, video sites like netflix is 5 euro, messaging is another 5 euro and so on. Its starting and the USA has some carriers doing on their mobile service as well. I don`t like it but bbs is here so... good replacment I guess at least for the knowledged ones

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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to Ennev on Fri Nov 10 17:38:00 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Ennev to MRO on Mon Oct 30 2017 07:47:24




    i dont even think the nostalgia people are frequent users. in my experien they are the first to NOT stick around. i get a few new users or more a day, every day but i dont think i have any regular users.

    I agree with you, nostalgia people want a quick fix. Like you I'll get visit saying "I felt nostalgic of tradewars", play like 30min and never come back.

    I get maybe 3 for 4 new users a week. I feel fortunate to have like maybe 4 5 regulars users.

    Myself? I'm here more for the forums than the game, but I do appreciate playing Backgammon on bbslink and some tradewars.
    same here about this. I`m here for the forums and the usual chitchat, not the games. I got over 1k games on my steam account so I dont need some in some bbs hehe

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Bigbangnet on Fri Nov 10 20:46:28 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Bigbangnet to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 2017 17:30:50

    On slashdot.org, I`ve read some news that some mobile carrier has started to some tiers on their services. For example, video sites like netflix is 5 eur messaging is another 5 euro and so on. Its starting and the USA has some carriers doing on their mobile service as well. I don`t like it but bbs is h so... good replacment I guess at least for the knowledged ones

    Huh... where would Telnet, SSH, remote acess fall in that pricing model?

    -jag
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Sat Nov 11 09:59:34 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Jagossel to Bigbangnet on Fri Nov 10 2017 08:46 pm

    Huh... where would Telnet, SSH, remote acess fall in that pricing model?

    teamviewer actually eats up a lot of my data. especially when the system is playing songs and i forget to close tviewer.
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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to Jagossel on Sat Nov 11 13:21:48 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Jagossel to Bigbangnet on Fri Nov 10 2017 20:46:28

    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Bigbangnet to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 2017 17:30:50

    On slashdot.org, I`ve read some news that some mobile carrier has started some tiers on their services. For example, video sites like netflix is 5 messaging is another 5 euro and so on. Its starting and the USA has some carriers doing on their mobile service as well. I don`t like it but bbs i so... good replacment I guess at least for the knowledged ones

    Huh... where would Telnet, SSH, remote acess fall in that pricing model?

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/10/29/170203/portuguese-isp-shows-what-the-ne t-looks-like-without-net-neutrality
    Mhh, have a look. I guess they would have to make another one for the more admin/professional side I assume. Would be more than 5 euro as well since most of those type of customers would be businesses or IT. Just my guess

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 05:16:20 2017
    Re: Re: bbslink.net
    By: Jagossel to Bigbangnet on Fri Nov 10 2017 08:46 pm

    Huh... where would Telnet, SSH, remote acess fall in that pricing model?

    BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE. Priced way out there, of course. Throw in VPN for good measure.

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