• How do I use a BBS?

    From Elementell@VERT/CRAZYW to All on Fri Apr 15 21:11:30 2016
    The only thing I've figured out is that I can press enter to scroll through messages, but they don't seem to be in any particular order (ex. by thread). How the hell do I use this thing? Also, why do I have to press ctrl+n to backspace rather than pressing backspace? I think I've gone too deep.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Crazy World Bbs - crazyworldbbs.com
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to ELEMENTELL on Fri Apr 15 10:50:00 2016
    ELEMENTELL wrote to ALL <=-

    The only thing I've figured out is that I can press enter to scroll through messages, but they don't seem to be in any particular order
    (ex. by thread). How the hell do I use this thing? Also, why do I have
    to press ctrl+n to backspace rather than pressing backspace? I think
    I've gone too deep.

    Here is a hint -- each BBS runs a different configruation. If you are on
    a Synchronet system, If you use a telnet client such as SyncTerm,
    mTelnet or NetRunner, your keys will be mapped properly.

    ... Got my tie caught in the fax... Suddenly I was in L.A.
    --- MultiMail/Darwin v0.50
    ■ wcQWK 6.4 ≈ http://finathon.org/neptunes-lair-bbs - Help Save Our Oceans
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to ALL on Fri Apr 15 10:51:00 2016
    ELEMENTELL wrote to ALL <=-

    The only thing I've figured out is that I can press enter to scroll through messages, but they don't seem to be in any particular order
    (ex. by thread). How the hell do I use this thing? Also, why do I have
    to press ctrl+n to backspace rather than pressing backspace? I think
    I've gone too deep.

    Ah, the product of a point-and-click era...

    ... So easy, a child could do it. Child sold separately.
    --- MultiMail/Darwin v0.50
    ■ wcQWK 6.4 ≈ http://finathon.org/neptunes-lair-bbs - Help Save Our Oceans
  • From Alprunty@VERT to ROBERT WOLFE on Fri Apr 15 23:11:07 2016
    Re: Re: How do I use a BBS?
    By: ROBERT WOLFE to ELEMENTELL on Fri Apr 15 2016 10:50 am

    Here is a hint -- each BBS runs a different configruation. If you are on
    a Synchronet system, If you use a telnet client such as SyncTerm,
    mTelnet or NetRunner, your keys will be mapped properly.

    Unless you have a Mac... there is no insert key on a mac and it's maddening when you have to turn on insert vs overwrite.

    Allen

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Vertrauen ■ Home of Synchronet ■ telnet://vert.synchro.net
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to ALPRUNTY on Sat Apr 16 07:37:00 2016
    Unless you have a Mac... there is no insert key on a mac and it's maddening when you have to turn on insert vs overwrite.

    I actually do have a MacBook Pro :) So yeah, this IS frustrating.

    ... Don't be sexist! Chicks hate that.
    --- Wildcat! v6.4.454.2 (Nov 17 2011), Editor Mod v2.0
    ■ wcQWK 6.4 ≈ http://finathon.org/neptunes-lair-bbs - Help Save Our Oceans
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Elementell on Sat Apr 16 22:01:47 2016
    Re: How do I use a BBS?
    By: Elementell to All on Fri Apr 15 2016 09:11 pm

    The only thing I've figured out is that I can press enter to scroll through messages, but they don't seem to be in any particular order (ex. by thread). How the hell do I use this thing? Also, why do I have to press ctrl+n to backspace rather than pressing backspace? I think I've gone too deep.

    I've heard of Ctrl-H for backspace, but not Ctrl-N. That seems odd. Anyway, ask the sysop of the BBS you're using what terminal program they recommend. I recommend SyncTERM.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #73:
    Vertrauen went online (as a WWIV BBS running on a 10MHz PC-XT clone) in 1988. Norco, CA WX: 68.9°F, 25.0% humidity, 3 mph SSE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Vertrauen ■ Home of Synchronet ■ telnet://vert.synchro.net
  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ROBERT WOLFE on Tue Apr 19 09:37:00 2016
    ROBERT WOLFE wrote to ALPRUNTY <=-

    Unless you have a Mac... there is no insert key on a mac and it's maddening when you have to turn on insert vs overwrite.

    I actually do have a MacBook Pro :) So yeah, this IS frustrating.

    MacBook Air here :-)


    ... A squirrel is just a rat with good P.R.
    --- MultiMail/Win32 v0.49
    ■ wcQWK 6.4 ≈ http://finathon.org/neptunes-lair-bbs - Help Save Our Oceans