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  • Re: yOUNGS ON bbs

    From Rose@VERT/PNLTYBOX to All on Mon Apr 10 12:51:00 2017
    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    -Rose

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL | http://pbox.no-ip.org
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Rose on Tue Apr 11 07:54:00 2017
    Rose wrote to All <=-

    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    I like the community, as well as the simple text mode interfaces, and then those additional features that were designed to use modem time and bandwidth more efficiently, but still serve a purpose, such as offline mail.


    ... Can I blame my spelling on Line Noise?
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    ■ Synchronet ■ Freeway BBS in Bendigo, Australia.
  • From Ke6yjc@VERT/REALITY to Vk3jed on Mon Apr 10 16:33:00 2017
    Just had to laugh at your tagline.... LOVE IT!

    Vk3jed wrote to Rose <=-

    Rose wrote to All <=-

    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    I like the community, as well as the simple text mode interfaces, and
    then those additional features that were designed to use modem time and bandwidth more efficiently, but still serve a purpose, such as offline mail.


    ... Can I blame my spelling on Line Noise?
    --- MultiMail/Win32 v0.49
    ■ Synchronet ■ Freeway BBS in Bendigo, Australia.

    ... Internal Error: The system has been taken over by sheep at line 19960
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    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Ke6yjc on Tue Apr 11 12:15:00 2017
    Ke6yjc wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Just had to laugh at your tagline.... LOVE IT!

    ... Internal Error: The system has been taken over by sheep at line
    19960 --- MultiMail/Win32 v0.49

    Must have come via New Zealand. :D


    ... Let's see here...<ctrl>-<alt>-<del>...Oh no!Oops
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    ■ Synchronet ■ Freeway BBS in Bendigo, Australia.
  • From jagossel@VERT/KK4QBN to Rose on Tue Apr 11 01:01:26 2017
    Re: Re: yOUNGS ON bbs
    By: Rose to All on Mon Apr 10 2017 12:51 pm

    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more

    There is a mariad of reasons why I like BBSes:
    - Nostalgia
    - Obsurity
    - Community

    I've connected to BBSes back in the mid-90's to download softare from a local computer shop that sold Atari ST software and hardware. They were primarily an IBM-compatible shop, but they were into Atari as well. So, I would have downloaded games and applications from them a lot for the Atari ST computer that was in my room. I didn't do door games or messaging at all.

    Now-a-days, I love the messaging aspect of it. Every now and then, I will play a game or download something once in a blue moon; but it's mostly messaging.

    While there are web interfaces to some BBSes, I just love the fact that I can Telnet into a BBS and actuslly have meaningful conversations with actual people. I don't know the technology behind DOVE-net or bullitens of the like, and I kind of like not knowing; it's keeping the appeal of BBSes.

    There are a couple of BBSes that I go to frequently; and a third one that rarely connect to. So far, the two SysOps and one Co-SysOp have been super friendly people and it just feels like they are personable people, unlike what you'll get on Twitter or (ugh, must I mention this one?) Facebook.


    Overall, I am pretty happy to visit the two regular BBSes that I go to and post a message here and there. :)

    -jag
    Code it, script it, automate it!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ KK4QBN + (706)-422-9538 + kk4qbn.synchro.net + 24/7/365
  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Rose on Tue Apr 11 12:06:47 2017
    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    -Rose

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    Γûá Synchronet Γûá The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL | http://pbox.no-ip.org



    I was thinking rather, BBS + Hyperboria now that could be great.

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    Tristan B. Kildaire (deavmi@kk4qbn.synchro.net)
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    ■ Synchronet ■ KK4QBN + (706)-422-9538 + kk4qbn.synchro.net + 24/7/365
  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Rose on Tue Apr 11 12:08:04 2017
    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    -Rose

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    Γûá Synchronet Γûá The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL | http://pbox.no-ip.org



    But yes. BBSeS are great and the community is really strong with us.

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    Tristan B. Kildaire (deavmi@kk4qbn.synchro.net)
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    ■ Synchronet ■ KK4QBN + (706)-422-9538 + kk4qbn.synchro.net + 24/7/365
  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Rose on Tue Apr 11 18:12:00 2017
    Why im attracted to the bbs? It is private, It is like my own personal internet, More customizable than a mesh like hyperboria and much more experimentation is possible.

    That is why I like it. It is my own little part of the cyberworld.

    Mike

    ... Gone crazy, be back later, please leave message.
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    ■ Synchronet ■ CAPCITY2 * capcity2.synchro.net * 1-502-875-8938