• Yo. I want to start a BBS network

    From Darkages@VERT to All on Tue Nov 15 07:54:37 2016
    Anyone interested in starting a BBS network with a focus on programming. IDK.
    I am Deavmi/Diskette/Disquette. But you can call me Tristan B. Kildaire.

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  • From Darkages@VERT to All on Tue Nov 15 11:41:48 2016
    Re: Yo. I want to start a BBS network
    By: Deavmi to All on Tue Nov 15 2016 07:54 am

    Anyone interested in starting a BBS network with a focus on programming. IDK
    .
    I am Deavmi/Diskette/Disquette. But you can call me Tristan B. Kildaire.

    I want to start my own hub with a focus on programming but I also want to make sure that all the nodes which are connected to my hub are uniform in the way they present themselves to their users, hence I want them to use the Bootstrap web interface found on many BBSes's HTTP portal such as eChicken BBS or DarkAges BBS.

    I was also thinking about more deeper things, like are there ways to get the BBSes to sync in a peer-to-peer way without a central hub? Anyway, that is why I came and posted here today.

    Further help or suggestions would be nice. I am thinking about writing up a manifesto for the network as well. It will be a nice little side-prohect/hobby for me as a programmer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am Deavmi/Diskette/Disquette. But you can call me Tristan B. Kildaire.

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  • From Bill McGarrity@VERT/TEQUILAM to Darkages on Tue Nov 15 14:29:00 2016
    Darkages wrote to All <=-

    Re: Yo. I want to start a BBS network
    By: Deavmi to All on Tue Nov 15 2016 07:54 am

    Anyone interested in starting a BBS network with a focus on programming. IDK
    .
    I am Deavmi/Diskette/Disquette. But you can call me Tristan B. Kildaire.

    I want to start my own hub with a focus on programming but I also want
    to make sure that all the nodes which are connected to my hub are
    uniform in the way they present themselves to their users, hence I want them to use the Bootstrap web interface found on many BBSes's HTTP
    portal such as eChicken BBS or DarkAges BBS.

    I was also thinking about more deeper things, like are there ways to
    get the BBSes to sync in a peer-to-peer way without a central hub?
    Anyway, that is why I came and posted here today.

    Further help or suggestions would be nice. I am thinking about writing
    up a manifesto for the network as well. It will be a nice little side-prohect/hobby for me as a programmer.


    One already exists.... DeveloperNet.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Darkages on Tue Nov 15 12:48:57 2016
    I want to start my own hub with a focus on programming but I also want to make sure that all the nodes which are connected to my hub are uniform in the way they present themselves to their users, hence I want them to use the Bootstrap web interface found on many BBSes's HTTP portal such as eChicken BBS or DarkAges BBS.

    I have a message network focused on programming/software development. Some information and the info pack is available here: http://www.digitaldistortionbbs.com/DigDistNets.php

    Nightfox

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  • From Steven Sheeley@VERT/INFINITY to Bill McGarrity on Tue Nov 15 20:58:35 2016
    Hello Bill!

    15 Nov 16 14:29, you wrote to Darkages:

    Darkages wrote to All <=-

    Re: Yo. I want to start a BBS network
    By: Deavmi to All on Tue Nov 15 2016 07:54 am


    One already exists.... DeveloperNet.

    With zero traffic. I'm a member and I get nothing form the network. I've logged into the hub and checked the message bases and it's been several months without a post.

    Steven


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  • From Accession@VERT/PHARCYDE to Steven Sheeley on Tue Nov 15 21:43:00 2016
    Hello Steven,

    On 15 Nov 16 20:58, Steven Sheeley wrote to Bill McGarrity:

    One already exists.... DeveloperNet.

    With zero traffic. I'm a member and I get nothing form the network.
    I've logged into the hub and checked the message bases and it's been several months without a post.

    Did you try posting anything on there of interest to fellow programmers? Nothing will be said unless something is brought up.

    You may want to keep that in mind if you want to start your own network as well. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Darkages@VERT to Nightfox on Tue Nov 15 23:24:51 2016
    Nevermind. I will probably stick to DOVE-Net.

    Regards,
    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

    E-mail: deavmi@darkagesbbs.com

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  • From Darkages@VERT to Nightfox on Tue Nov 15 23:27:10 2016
    I will definately check out developer net.


    Regards,
    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

    E-mail: deavmi@darkagesbbs.com

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Accession on Wed Nov 16 18:04:00 2016
    Accession wrote to Steven Sheeley <=-

    Did you try posting anything on there of interest to fellow
    programmers? Nothing will be said unless something is brought up.

    Always worth a shot. Depends if anyone else is still awake on the net. :)

    You may want to keep that in mind if you want to start your own network
    as well. :)

    Yes, I've found one has to keep your own network alive, and even then it can be tough. Automated postings don't really work, from experience, interesting posts by a human are much better attention grabbers.


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  • From Darkages@VERT to Accession on Wed Nov 16 00:54:46 2016
    I am so indecisive. Lol. I want to run my own network now. Again.

    Regards,
    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

    E-mail: deavmi@darkagesbbs.com

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  • From Steven Sheeley@VERT/INFINITY to Accession on Wed Nov 16 09:46:45 2016
    Hello Accession!

    15 Nov 16 21:43, you wrote to me:

    Hello Steven,

    On 15 Nov 16 20:58, Steven Sheeley wrote to Bill McGarrity:

    One already exists.... DeveloperNet.

    With zero traffic. I'm a member and I get nothing form the
    network. I've logged into the hub and checked the message bases
    and it's been several months without a post.

    Did you try posting anything on there of interest to fellow
    programmers? Nothing will be said unless something is brought up.

    You may want to keep that in mind if you want to start your own
    network as well. :)

    Thank Nick. I was merely stating that I hadn't seen any traffic recently. I'm not looking to start my own network, someone else was.

    Steven


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  • From Mindless Automaton@VERT/ELDRITCH to Darkages on Wed Nov 16 09:33:48 2016
    On 11/15/2016 12:41 PM, Darkages wrote:
    Re: Yo. I want to start a BBS network
    By: Deavmi to All on Tue Nov 15 2016 07:54 am

    Anyone interested in starting a BBS network with a focus on programming. IDK
    .
    I am Deavmi/Diskette/Disquette. But you can call me Tristan B. Kildaire.

    I want to start my own hub with a focus on programming but I also want to make
    sure that all the nodes which are connected to my hub are uniform in the way they present themselves to their users, hence I want them to use the Bootstrap
    web interface found on many BBSes's HTTP portal such as eChicken BBS or DarkAges BBS.


    I was messing around with this interface also you might check out:

    http://demo.socialstrap.net/

    -Mindless Automaton
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  • From Accession@VERT/PHARCYDE to Steven Sheeley on Wed Nov 16 09:45:42 2016
    Hello Steven,

    On 16 Nov 16 09:46, Steven Sheeley wrote to Accession:

    Thank Nick. I was merely stating that I hadn't seen any traffic
    recently. I'm not looking to start my own network, someone else was.

    While that first part was in reply to you directly, the second part was merely advice for all who decide to read it. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Darkages@VERT to Vk3jed on Wed Nov 16 07:22:52 2016
    Yeah. Human posts are the best. Like this one, it's interesting. :)

    Regards,
    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

    E-mail: deavmi@darkagesbbs.com

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Darkages on Wed Nov 16 11:23:35 2016
    Yeah. Human posts are the best. Like this one, it's interesting. :)

    When replying to a message, it helps if you quote the message you're replying to (at least the part of the message you're replying to). Otherwise it can
    be hard to follow the conversation.

    Nightfox

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  • From Steven Sheeley@VERT/INFINITY to Accession on Wed Nov 16 15:16:02 2016
    Hello Accession!

    16 Nov 16 09:45, you wrote to me:


    While that first part was in reply to you directly, the second part
    was merely advice for all who decide to read it. :)

    Gotcha. Thanks for then clarification.

    Steven


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  • From Mindless Automaton@VERT/ELDRITCH to Nightfox on Wed Nov 16 15:56:12 2016
    On 11/16/2016 2:23 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    Yeah. Human posts are the best. Like this one, it's interesting. :)

    When replying to a message, it helps if you quote the message you're replying to (at least the part of the message you're replying to). Otherwise it can be hard to follow the conversation.


    Maybe he wasn't programmed to quote yet. :o

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Darkages on Thu Nov 17 08:12:00 2016
    Darkages wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Yeah. Human posts are the best. Like this one, it's interesting. :)

    Hahaha, yep. :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Mindless Automaton on Thu Nov 17 09:41:00 2016
    Mindless Automaton wrote to Darkages <=-

    web interface found on many BBSes's HTTP portal such as eChicken BBS or DarkAges BBS.


    I was messing around with this interface also you might check out:

    http://demo.socialstrap.net/

    I find this focus on web interfaces to be odd for a BBS network, though I would like to install echicken's web interface on my Synchronet board for those users who prefer to use the web (not me! :) ).


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  • From Darkages@VERT to Nightfox on Wed Nov 16 23:26:14 2016
    When replying to a message, it helps if you quote the message you're replying to (at least the part of the message you're replying to). Otherwise it can be hard to follow the conversation.

    Nightfox

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    I shall quote. Sorry.

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  • From Darkages@VERT to Vk3jed on Wed Nov 16 23:27:07 2016
    I find this focus on web interfaces to be odd for a BBS network, though I would like to install echicken's web interface on my Synchronet board for those users who prefer to use the web (not me! :) ).

    ... The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.
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    I just like to have it. Works well on mobile.

    I do enjoy using telnet and NNTP tho. :) I don't mind the web interface for general use either.


    Regards,
    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

    E-mail: deavmi@darkagesbbs.com

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  • From Darkages@VERT to Mindless Automaton on Wed Nov 16 23:27:52 2016
    On 11/15/2016 12:41 PM, Darkages wrote:

    I was messing around with this interface also you might check out:

    http://demo.socialstrap.net/

    -Mindless Automaton
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    Social strap is terrible closed-source software. Diaspora, GNU Social, Pjuu ftw.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Darkages on Thu Nov 17 21:03:00 2016
    Darkages wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I just like to have it. Works well on mobile.

    I do enjoy using telnet and NNTP tho. :) I don't mind the web interface for general use either.

    I'm pretty demanding of my interfaces, especially for reading mail. Speed of message access and speed of navigation are paramount. The fact that the web access is online precludes that (network lag with HTTP adds up pretty fast). However, I know other people are different, and I'm not against providing a decent web interface for them. :)


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