• Hello

    From Kyonshi@VERT/EREBOR to All on Thursday, January 04, 2024 10:03:22
    Hello, I am new. I set up a small BBS on my old RPi as a small project. I actually haven't used BBSes so much before, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the culture.

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Kyonshi on Thursday, January 04, 2024 10:16:12
    Re: Hello
    By: Kyonshi to All on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:03 am

    Hello, I am new. I set up a small BBS on my old RPi as a small project. I actually haven't used BBSes so much before, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the culture.

    Welcome!
    The culture is .... varied.

    First, there's a bunch of grumpy, angry old men that scream "GET OFF MY LAWN"! Of course, first they need to document the process of screaming, how the scream should be done, who should be able to hear it, etc. They are all part of FidoNet. You can ignore them for the most part.

    Second, like most places on the internet, there's a few trolls. Some are more subtle than others, but if you're familiar with social media, you can usually pick them out rather quickly and ignore most of what they say.
    Third, there's a bunch of really great helpful people of varying ages that love it when new people show up! They're happy to answer questions, even if they've been asked 100 times before. (Oftentimes questions often have answers in documentation, so look there first!)
    Most have been part of this world for decades, and have lots of knowlege to share.

    Have fun!

    DaiTengu

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Kyonshi on Thursday, January 04, 2024 10:26:46
    Re: Hello
    By: Kyonshi to All on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:03 am


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    One quick thing, You may want to update your "Origin Line" in your config so we know what your BBS is. This gets automatically added to the end of any message that's sent to your QWK hub (VERT).

    in SCFG go to: Networks -> QWK Packet Networks -> Default Tagline

    You can change it from "My Brand-New BBS" to the name of your system.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DaiTengu on Thursday, January 04, 2024 10:07:25
    Re: Hello
    By: DaiTengu to Kyonshi on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:16 am

    The culture is .... varied.

    First, there's a bunch of grumpy, angry old men that scream "GET OFF MY LAWN"! Of course, first they need to document the process of screaming, how the scream should be done, who should be able to hear it, etc. They are all part of FidoNet. You can ignore them for the most part.

    *Fight-O-Net

    Nightfox

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  • From Khronos@VERT/CWSHACK to Kyonshi on Thursday, January 04, 2024 15:16:20
    Re: Hello
    By: Kyonshi to All on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:03:22

    Hello, I am new. I set up a small BBS on my old RPi as a small project. I actually haven't used BBSes so much before, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the culture.


    Welcome to the group.
    Just jump in and have fun. I have only been running my system for 6 months or soand am enjoying it a lot.

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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to DaiTengu on Thursday, January 04, 2024 17:54:18
    Re: Hello
    By: DaiTengu to Kyonshi on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:16 am

    Second, like most places on the internet, there's a few trolls. Some are

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Kyonshi on Thursday, January 04, 2024 11:51:00
    Re: Hello
    By: Kyonshi to All on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:03 am

    Hello, I am new. I set up a small BBS on my old RPi as a small project. I actually haven't used BBSes so much before, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the culture.

    Hi! It's awesome to suddenly see new people posting!

    Welcome and post any questions you might have!

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Kurisu on Thursday, January 04, 2024 19:29:35
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to DaiTengu on Thu Jan 04 2024 05:54 pm

    Second, like most places on the internet, there's a few trolls. Some are

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts from him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.

    Nightfox

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Kyonshi on Thursday, January 04, 2024 22:00:44
    Re: Hello
    By: Kyonshi to All on Thu Jan 04 2024 10:03 am

    Hello, I am new. I set up a small BBS on my old RPi as a small project. I actually haven't used BBSes so much before, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the culture.

    Hail, and well met!

    It's pretty chill here, outside of a few curmudgeons. Tons of boards, lots of people with experience in the weirdest fields, and all the perks of any gathering of people that spend their time on niche boards.

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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to Nightfox on Friday, January 05, 2024 05:07:45
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Kurisu on Thu Jan 04 2024 07:29 pm

    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts from him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.

    Yeah, certainly didn't seem intentional -- it was just oddly amusing how it happened. Rather liked the guy.

    Him passing is, of course, what I wonder about. Certainly would hope nothing has happened but sadly you never know... :(
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Nightfox on Friday, January 05, 2024 03:04:12
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Kurisu on Thu Jan 04 2024 07:29 pm

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts from him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.

    Since we are on a dark subject, does anyone know what happened to Jazzman? I took an extended break and when I came back he was no longer active.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to DaiTengu on Friday, January 05, 2024 06:24:00
    DaiTengu wrote to Kyonshi <=-

    they say. Third, there's a bunch of really great helpful people of
    varying ages that love it when new people show up! They're happy to answer questions, even if they've been asked 100 times before.
    (Oftentimes questions often have answers in documentation, so look
    there first!) Most have been part of this world for decades, and have
    lots of knowlege to share.

    Wait, which group are you? :)



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Margaerynne on Friday, January 05, 2024 06:28:00
    Margaerynne wrote to Kyonshi <=-

    lots of people with experience in the weirdest fields, and all the
    perks of any gathering of people that spend their time on niche boards.

    "Life means nothing if you're not obsessed with something..."

    --me, just now.




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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, January 05, 2024 09:58:31
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Kurisu on Thu Jan 04 2024 07:29 pm


    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts from him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.


    he was last on vert 06/23/22
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Kurisu on Friday, January 05, 2024 09:59:32
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to Nightfox on Fri Jan 05 2024 05:07 am

    Yeah, certainly didn't seem intentional -- it was just oddly amusing how it happened. Rather liked the guy.


    you might need to have your head examined.

    Him passing is, of course, what I wonder about. Certainly would hope nothing has happened but sadly you never know... :(

    i killed him.
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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to MRO on Friday, January 05, 2024 11:38:50
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Kurisu on Fri Jan 05 2024 09:59 am

    you might need to have your head examined.

    Maybe.

    i killed him.

    I have my doubts about your claim...
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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, January 05, 2024 12:22:16
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to DaiTengu on Fri Jan 05 2024 06:24 am


    Wait, which group are you? :)


    I'm a jack of all trades, a master of none.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Friday, January 05, 2024 10:47:00
    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts f
    m him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.

    He also ran into some issues when his favorite system to call switched from Synchronet to something else. That was his reason given for ceasing to moderate the MOBILE echo.

    I think someone had is supposedly real name and tried to find out if
    anything happened to him, without success. I got the impression that he
    was very mobility restricted. :(


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Dumas Walker on Friday, January 05, 2024 19:50:00
    Dumas Walker wrote to NIGHTFOX <=-

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    I don't know if he was trying to tick people off.
    I've wondered if he may have passed away. A while ago, I saw a couple posts
    f

    m him on FSX-Net that he was having some health issues.

    I think someone had is supposedly real name and tried to find out
    if anything happened to him, without success. I got the
    impression that he was very mobility restricted. :(

    I think his name was Erich Bublitz or something close to that. I did a cursory search on him and find nothing, pretty much.

    I do think he has passed away, as he often talked about his health
    problems (not specifics, but just that he had issues), and I believe he
    was last known to be living in a nursing home. Somewhere in Canada as I recall.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Saturday, January 06, 2024 09:18:04
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to NIGHTFOX on Fri Jan 05 2024 10:47 am


    He also ran into some issues when his favorite system to call switched from Synchronet to something else. That was his reason given for ceasing to moderate the MOBILE echo.

    I think someone had is supposedly real name and tried to find out if anything happened to him, without success. I got the impression that he
    was very mobility restricted. :(


    Yes he said he was disabled and used a tablet.

    But, just take it all with a grain of salt. he could have been some dude having fun with us and he got bored with it. maybe he wasn't even disabled.

    People have done stuff like that before.
    remember we have a guy who claims to be god who pops in and out. he's god yet he can't pay his electricity bill.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to GAMGEE on Saturday, January 06, 2024 10:15:00
    I do think he has passed away, as he often talked about his health
    problems (not specifics, but just that he had issues), and I believe he
    was last known to be living in a nursing home. Somewhere in Canada as I recall.

    Yes, he claimed to be Canadian.


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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Kurisu on Saturday, January 06, 2024 14:41:00
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to DaiTengu on Thu Jan 04 2024 05:54 pm

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    "rich in money but not in love" RIP (maybe)



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Kurisu on Sunday, January 07, 2024 15:17:42
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to DaiTengu on Thu Jan 04 2024 05:54 pm

    That reminds me, what ever happend to The Millionaire? I enjoyed seeing his... special way of ticking people off.

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us. He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?
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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to Digital Man on Sunday, January 07, 2024 18:49:11
    Re: Hello
    By: Digital Man to Kurisu on Sun Jan 07 2024 03:17 pm

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us. He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?

    It's sadly the most reasonable conclusion.

    The other day I took a shot with trying to get in contact with a former co sysop of his to see what info they may be able to share, but I've not pushed further. Just waiting for a possible reply that may never come.

    Don't know why this kind of bothers me a bit, but it does. Guess it's just in my nature. :\
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  • From j0HNNY a1PHA@VERT/R3TR0X to Digital Man on Monday, January 08, 2024 01:45:00
    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us. He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Sad if it's RIP either way...

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Kurisu on Monday, January 08, 2024 06:45:49
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to Digital Man on Sun Jan 07 2024 06:49 pm


    The other day I took a shot with trying to get in contact with a former co sysop of his to see what info they may be able to share, but I've not pushed further. Just waiting for a possible reply that may never come.

    Don't know why this kind of bothers me a bit, but it does. Guess it's just in my nature. :\

    There's a lot of people that come and go with this hobby.
    Not all of them die off; they just find another interest.

    There's people that come back every 5-10 years.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to j0HNNY a1PHA on Monday, January 08, 2024 06:54:40
    Re: Hello
    By: j0HNNY a1PHA to Digital Man on Mon Jan 08 2024 01:45 am

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us. He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Sad if it's RIP either way...


    who really knows.

    Anyways, i can't find an obituary or death notice.
    That name is attached to a real person in that location.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Kurisu on Monday, January 08, 2024 09:44:27
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to Digital Man on Sun Jan 07 2024 06:49 pm

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us.
    He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022,
    so ... RIP TM?

    It's sadly the most reasonable conclusion.

    The other day I took a shot with trying to get in contact with a former co sysop of his to see what info they may be able to share, but I've not pushed further. Just waiting for a possible reply that may never come.

    Don't know why this kind of bothers me a bit, but it does. Guess it's just in my nature. :\

    Honestly it bugs me a bit too. TM seemed to like conversing with people on BBSes (when people were being friendly), and he often talked about running a BBS. I don't think he was running one of his own though, as he only mentioned having an iPad. He had talked about possibly getting a Microsoft Surface tablet to run a BBS on, but I don't think he ever did. Also, he said he was living in a (elderly?) care facility, and I wondered if it would be difficult to run a BBS in a place like that, as you probably wouldn't be able to get ports forwarded to your computer. I think at one point he had mentioned possibly running a BBS in the cloud somewhere so that it would be accessible online.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Monday, January 08, 2024 09:42:00
    People have done stuff like that before.
    remember we have a guy who claims to be god who pops in and out. he's god yet
    e can't pay his electricity bill.

    Why would he need a bill? He should be able to make his own electricity, right?


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Dumas Walker on Monday, January 08, 2024 14:39:00
    Dumas Walker wrote to MRO <=-

    People have done stuff like that before.
    remember we have a guy who claims to be god who pops in and out. he's god
    yet
    he can't pay his electricity bill.

    Why would he need a bill? He should be able to make his own
    electricity, right?

    Well yes, of course. Where do ya think lightning comes from? ;-)



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to j0HNNY a1PHA on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 01:26:21
    Re: Hello
    By: j0HNNY a1PHA to Digital Man on Mon Jan 08 2024 01:45 am

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no longer with be us. He was having failing health and we have heard from him since June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Oh, he is/was for real all right.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 05:13:44
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Kurisu on Mon Jan 08 2024 09:44 am

    Honestly it bugs me a bit too. TM seemed to like conversing with people on BBSes (when people were being friendly), and he often talked about running a BBS. I don't think he was running one of his own though, as he only mentioned having an iPad. He had talked about possibly getting a Microsoft Surface tablet to run a BBS on, but I don't think he ever did. Also, he said he was living in a (elderly?) care facility, and I wondered if it would be difficult to run a BBS in a place like that, as you probably wouldn't be able to get ports forwarded to your computer. I think at one point he had mentioned possibly running a BBS in the cloud somewhere so that it would be accessible online.

    Well he talked a lot and asked a lot of questions. he didn't really run a bbs.

    I think he could have got a bbs to run through marisag but I'm not sure if he followed through or even tried.

    Like I said, there's no death notice and that's extremely rare.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 05:14:44
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Mon Jan 08 2024 09:42 am

    People have done stuff like that before.
    remember we have a guy who claims to be god who pops in and out. he's god yet
    e can't pay his electricity bill.

    Why would he need a bill? He should be able to make his own electricity, right?



    exactly. i asked why god has these problems. no answer.
    THIS guy might be dead too. he was living in a care facility and haven't heard from him since covid i'm pretty sure.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 05:18:05
    Re: Hello
    By: Digital Man to j0HNNY a1PHA on Tue Jan 09 2024 01:26 am

    June of 2022, so ... RIP TM?

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Oh, he is/was for real all right.

    well that's the part of being an epic troll. people won't believe it was fake.

    Millionaire didn't start out that bad but he got worse and worse and got real ridiculously unbelieveable at some times.

    He was probably just an askhole like phil. Phil is a smart guy and knows how to setup all his shit and more but he always asked pointless questions. A strange personality quirk like he doesn't trust himself.

    Nobody would believe me on this but i've had full access to plt's servers when helping him and dude only acts like a moron and he needed no help with anything.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 10:13:28
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Jan 09 2024 05:13 am


    I think he could have got a bbs to run through marisag but I'm not sure if he followed through or even tried.

    Like I said, there's no death notice and that's extremely rare.

    okay i talked to t1ny and he said they wouldn't do an announcement without money paying for it.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Digital Man on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 18:25:00
    Hello DM!

    ** On Tuesday 09.01.24 - 01:26, Digital Man wrote to j0HNNY a1PHA:

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no
    longer with be us.

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Oh, he is/was for real all right.

    The last message I still have in my system from him is Jun 4
    2022.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 04:22:21
    Re: Hello
    By: Ogg to Digital Man on Tue Jan 09 2024 06:25 pm

    Hello DM!

    ** On Tuesday 09.01.24 - 01:26, Digital Man wrote to j0HNNY a1PHA:

    I suspect that he (Erich Bublitz of Surrey, B.C.) may no
    longer with be us.

    Wait, was he for real or an actual troll? Because if the latter, genius

    Oh, he is/was for real all right.

    The last message I still have in my system from him is Jun 4
    2022.

    weird thing was before people started this discussion about him a few weeks before i was looking into where he was. dm's date and yours seems like the latest.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 13:13:35
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Tue Jan 09 2024 05:18 am

    Oh, he is/was for real all right.

    well that's the part of being an epic troll. people won't believe it was fake.

    Well I talked to Erich voice, so yeah, he is (or was) a real/unique dude. I think he was just a very lonely person that latched on to our community. I seem to recall he did run a (Synchronet) BBS at some time or other and was a long time (ago?) user of BBSes, so it wasn't a totally random interaction.
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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to Digital Man on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 16:50:27
    Re: Hello
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Wed Jan 10 2024 01:13 pm

    seem to recall he did run a (Synchronet) BBS at some time or other and was a

    Evidence suggests he was a co-sysop at The Rusty Mailbox, which is where I've inquired about him at. It was the only sensible lead I had... actually should check if I've gotten a reply or not.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Saturday, January 13, 2024 08:58:00
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 10.01.24 - 04:22, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    The last message I still have in my system from him is Jun 4
    2022.

    [...]

    since you are canandian, do you know any good way of looking up death notices? -+-

    There ought to be a general/publicly accessible list of obits.
    My understanding is that most of the funeral homes tap into it
    and submit info. But I am not aware of any overall obit
    registry.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sunday, January 14, 2024 05:12:46
    Re: Hello
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sat Jan 13 2024 08:58 am


    There ought to be a general/publicly accessible list of obits.
    My understanding is that most of the funeral homes tap into it
    and submit info. But I am not aware of any overall obit
    registry.

    so as a freaking canadian, what would you use without being so general
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Monday, January 15, 2024 11:42:00
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Sunday 14.01.24 - 05:12, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    so as a freaking canadian, what would you use without being so general

    I'm saying I don't know of a tried and true reporting system.
    My guess would be to check each funeral home in the area and
    see if there is a listing.

    I seems that once one funeral home posts a listing, the general
    internet scrubbing tools pick them up and re-list them into
    their own obit sites - filled with ads ofcourse - so that you
    rely on those latter sites.

    I have a friend doing some research looking for Erich. If he
    has died, and there is a probated will, then that should also
    be publicly available.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Monday, January 15, 2024 14:25:09
    Re: Hello
    By: Ogg to MRO on Mon Jan 15 2024 11:42 am

    so as a freaking canadian, what would you use without being so general

    I'm saying I don't know of a tried and true reporting system.
    My guess would be to check each funeral home in the area and
    see if there is a listing.

    I seems that once one funeral home posts a listing, the general
    internet scrubbing tools pick them up and re-list them into
    their own obit sites - filled with ads ofcourse - so that you

    okay captain hypothetical!

    I have a friend doing some research looking for Erich. If he
    has died, and there is a probated will, then that should also
    be publicly available.

    yeah what websites do you guys have for looking up legal records?
    like i want to lookup his name and see if something is in civil or family court. what site do i use?
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 09:21:00
    I'm saying I don't know of a tried and true reporting system.
    My guess would be to check each funeral home in the area and
    see if there is a listing.

    I seems that once one funeral home posts a listing, the general
    internet scrubbing tools pick them up and re-list them into
    their own obit sites - filled with ads ofcourse - so that you

    okay captain hypothetical!

    It sounds like he's not giving you a straight answer because he does not
    have one. If the role was reversed and he was asking me for an American reporting system, I would say "check google?" because I really don't know
    of a good reporting system here, either.

    I have a user who posted nearly every day from here that disappeared a
    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never
    could find anything about him.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 18:59:40
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Tue Jan 16 2024 09:21 am

    It sounds like he's not giving you a straight answer because he does not have one. If the role was reversed and he was asking me for an American

    he should just say it.

    have one. If the role was reversed and he was asking me for an American reporting system, I would say "check google?" because I really don't know
    of a good reporting system here, either.


    a lot of our obituary providers link together. also if you find out where they live, check to see if they do court listings.

    I have a user who posted nearly every day from here that disappeared a
    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    he probably used a fake name.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 17:54:47
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Dumas Walker on Tue Jan 16 2024 06:59 pm

    It sounds like he's not giving you a straight answer because he does not
    have one. If the role was reversed and he was asking me for an American

    he should just say it.

    I think he basically did, didn't he? In an earlier message, he mentioned something about possibly being a publicly accessible list of obits but he isn't aware of an overall obit registry.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 20:59:01
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Tue Jan 16 2024 05:54 pm

    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Dumas Walker on Tue Jan 16 2024 06:59 pm

    It sounds like he's not giving you a straight answer because he does not
    have one. If the role was reversed and he was asking me for an American

    he should just say it.

    I think he basically did, didn't he? In an earlier message, he mentioned something about possibly being a publicly accessible list of obits but he isn't aware of an overall obit registry.


    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up obituaries in your own country.
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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Dumas Walker on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 20:10:00
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Tue Jan 16 2024 09:21 am

    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    This is how I want to go out.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 09:10:37
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Jan 16 2024 08:59 pm

    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up obituaries in your own country.

    Honestly I'm not sure where I'd look up obituaries here.. I'd probably have to Google it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 09:52:00
    I have a user who posted nearly every day from here that disappeared a while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    he probably used a fake name.

    That is what I suspect now.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NOPANTS on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 09:30:00
    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    This is how I want to go out.

    As an old-timer BBS user, or to disappear without a trace (or both!). ;)


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 09:39:00
    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up >bituaries in your own country.

    Especially with social media these days, I feel like if it is someone I am close enough to that I really want to know about it, I am going to find out about it through family, friends, a FB post, or sometimes a BBS network post.

    I do run into the rare occassion, like with the missing BBS user, that I
    don't really know about. Otherwise, I usually find out about deaths
    through the above mentioned places.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dumas Walker on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 11:15:10
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Wed Jan 17 2024 09:39 am

    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look
    up bituaries in your own country.

    Especially with social media these days, I feel like if it is someone I am close enough to that I really want to know about it, I am going to find out about it through family, friends, a FB post, or sometimes a BBS network post.

    That's my case too. For someone I'm close to, I've always found out through family or friends, via a phone call, text, or social media.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to MRO on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 19:45:00
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Jan 16 2024 08:59 pm

    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up obituaries in your own country.

    I use The Living and the Dead: Handbook for the Recently Deceased and just ask them directly.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thursday, January 18, 2024 04:54:25
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Jan 17 2024 09:10 am

    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Jan 16 2024 08:59 pm

    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up obituaries in your own country.

    Honestly I'm not sure where I'd look up obituaries here.. I'd probably have to Google it.


    that's pretty bad dude. didn't you ever have a family member die?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Thursday, January 18, 2024 05:58:04
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Wed Jan 17 2024 09:52 am

    I have a user who posted nearly every day from here that disappeared a while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    he probably used a fake name.

    That is what I suspect now.


    i miss my one user lenny of repan, real name charles knaper. I think he passed away. he was crazy about usurper and provided jakob with many ideas.
    he was pretty much the life of usurper.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Thursday, January 18, 2024 05:59:20
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Wed Jan 17 2024 09:39 am

    don't you think that's pretty weird to be an adult and not know how to look up >bituaries in your own country.

    Especially with social media these days, I feel like if it is someone I

    am
    close enough to that I really want to know about it, I am going to find out about it through family, friends, a FB post, or sometimes a BBS network post.

    I do run into the rare occassion, like with the missing BBS user, that I don't really know about. Otherwise, I usually find out about deaths
    through the above mentioned places.

    that seems like a lot of work.
    i'm not talking about family members or someone close. you would have to be one obtuse motherfucker to rely on obituaries to track their deaths.

    I just look on my local newspaper's website for obits.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thursday, January 18, 2024 06:00:49
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Dumas Walker on Wed Jan 17 2024 11:15 am

    Especially with social media these days, I feel like if it is someone I am close enough to that I really want to know about it, I am going to find out about it through family, friends, a FB post, or sometimes a BBS network post.

    That's my case too. For someone I'm close to, I've always found out through family or friends, via a phone call, text, or social media.


    no no no. i don't think ANYBODY found out about the death of a close person, family or friend via obituary. that's just backwards thinking.

    i'm thinking former teacher, former coworker, people you knew in highschool, etc.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 09:35:00
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 04:54 am

    Honestly I'm not sure where I'd look up obituaries here.. I'd probably
    have to Google it.

    that's pretty bad dude. didn't you ever have a family member die?

    If a family member dies, I'm going to hear about it personally from family. Same with a friend, I'm going to hear about it through other friends.

    If one of your family members has died, haven't you been told by family? If your own family doesn't tell you about a family member dying, I'd have to wonder what kind of family that is.

    Having to check obituaries to find out about one of your own close family members is one of the silliest things I've ever heard.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 09:36:52
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 06:00 am

    That's my case too. For someone I'm close to, I've always found out
    through family or friends, via a phone call, text, or social media.

    no no no. i don't think ANYBODY found out about the death of a close person, family or friend via obituary. that's just backwards thinking.

    Regarding this, you just wrote to me in another message "haven't you had a family member die?"

    i'm thinking former teacher, former coworker, people you knew in highschool, etc.

    Again, I could do a Google search to find obituaries. I don't know of a central repository of obituaries.. And even then, sometimes I've heard of people like that passing away through other friends.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00:51
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Jan 18 2024 09:35 am

    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 04:54 am

    Honestly I'm not sure where I'd look up obituaries here.. I'd probably
    have to Google it.

    that's pretty bad dude. didn't you ever have a family member die?

    If a family member dies, I'm going to hear about it personally from family. Same with a friend, I'm going to hear about it through other friends.

    yeah but if you have a distant family member then you look at the obit. or atleast i do. you would look it up to see if they spelled your name right or whatever.


    havent you had other jobs? havent you wondered what happened to people in highschool? obits are a good way to see if they are dead.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:01:48
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Jan 18 2024 09:36 am

    That's my case too. For someone I'm close to, I've always found out
    through family or friends, via a phone call, text, or social media.

    no no no. i don't think ANYBODY found out about the death of a

    close
    person, family or friend via obituary. that's just backwards thinking.

    Regarding this, you just wrote to me in another message "haven't you had

    a
    family member die?"
    i assumed people looked at the obit to make sure the info was correct. apparently i have unearthed something.


    Again, I could do a Google search to find obituaries. I don't know of a central repository of obituaries.. And even then, sometimes I've heard of people like that passing away through other friends.

    your newspaper online probably.
    anyways, usa has its shit together.

    i'm trying to find some death notice for this millionaire idiot. he's in canada apparently.

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries.
    you know you are old and people are dying.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:31:00
    I just look on my local newspaper's website for obits.

    That would help for local persons, but few of my users are local enough
    to find them there, and none of my family is (unless I were to list it
    there). My local paper does list some surrounding areas that are even more rural, but I don't think they usually list ones from too far away unless it
    is someone noteworthy.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:33:00
    I have a user who posted nearly every day from here that disappeared a
    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    he probably used a fake name.

    That is what I suspect now.

    i miss my one user lenny of repan, real name charles knaper. I think he passed
    way. he was crazy about usurper and provided jakob with many ideas.
    he was pretty much the life of usurper.

    I miss several of my old users that I lost when I moved back in the late
    1990s. Between the time I moved and when I was able to get telnet working successfully, most of them had stopped BBSing. Most are probably dead now.

    This guy was one of the few who came back. He didn't play doors much, but
    was active in the message areas. He mostly downloaded QWK packets via FTP.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 13:05:22
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 12:00 pm

    havent you had other jobs? havent you wondered what happened to people in highschool? obits are a good way to see if they are dead.

    Normally I search their name online and on social media first. But "maybe they're dead" isn't a thought I've often had..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thursday, January 18, 2024 13:09:20
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 12:01 pm

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries. you know you are old and people are dying.

    I'm 43, and I didn't think that was very old yet.. I just haven't been in the habit of looking up obituaries, or even wondering if my friends or people I've known are dead. And if an acquaintenance of mine is someone I haven't even been in contact with for 20+ years, it's probably not going to make much difference to me anyway. It has been a rare case like this where someone like The Millionaire stopped posting online and I have a passing thought that they may have passed away.

    And I wouldn't say I don't know how to look up obituaries. As I've stated already, I could Google it and find out.

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Nightfox on Thursday, January 18, 2024 20:30:00
    Nightfox wrote to MRO <=-

    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 12:00 pm

    havent you had other jobs? havent you wondered what happened to people in highschool? obits are a good way to see if they are dead.

    Normally I search their name online and on social media first.
    But "maybe they're dead" isn't a thought I've often had..

    Nor has any other normal person.

    Don't forget who you're having this conversation with. That should
    explain most of it...



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Friday, January 19, 2024 08:06:17
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Thu Jan 18 2024 11:31 am

    I just look on my local newspaper's website for obits.

    That would help for local persons, but few of my users are local enough
    to find them there, and none of my family is (unless I were to list it there). My local paper does list some surrounding areas that are even more rural, but I don't think they usually list ones from too far away unless it is someone noteworthy.



    with me, my 'local paper' is lee enterprises and they are all linked to the other 'local papers' that lee runs.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, January 19, 2024 08:13:04
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Jan 18 2024 01:05 pm


    Normally I search their name online and on social media first. But "maybe they're dead" isn't a thought I've often had..


    well you are in your 40s right? go look up people from your highschool.
    a bunch of them are probably dead.

    the hottest girl in my highschool died this year. she partied hard.
    people i knew died young and i never knew it until years later.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, January 19, 2024 08:14:36
    Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Jan 18 2024 01:09 pm

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries. you know you are old and people are dying.

    I'm 43, and I didn't think that was very old yet.. I just haven't been in

    that's old.
    the habit of looking up obituaries, or even wondering if my friends or people I've known are dead. And if an acquaintenance of mine is someone I haven't even been in contact with for 20+ years, it's probably not going to make much difference to me anyway. It has been a rare case like this where

    man not only are you autistic, but you are an uncaring psychopath!

    And I wouldn't say I don't know how to look up obituaries. As I've stated already, I could Google it and find out.

    OR, you could use an obituary.
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Nopants on Friday, January 19, 2024 04:08:53
    Re: Hello
    By: Nopants to Dumas Walker on Tue Jan 16 2024 08:10 pm

    while back. He'd been a user for 20 or so years, and was older. I never could find anything about him.

    This is how I want to go out.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Friday, January 19, 2024 09:40:00
    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries.
    you know you are old and people are dying.

    I think we know how... google them... but don't really know what to do if
    we don't find any results.

    My mother was trying to locate one of her aunts a couple of years ago. We
    used to keep in touch with this aunt via my mother's sister, who had since distanced herself from the family.

    The aunt in question had no children for mom to contact, but my mother was
    able to find the retirement community her aunt had been living in via an internet search and called there. She found out that her aunt had been
    dead for about a year.

    Whoever the aunt designated as her contact person had not bothered to let the rest of the family know, and there was no obit to be found. My internet stalker sister was assisting mom in the search so if there had been one to
    find I am sure she'd have found it.

    Sometimes people are going to croak and no one is going to know.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to GAMGEE on Friday, January 19, 2024 09:43:00
    Normally I search their name online and on social media first.
    But "maybe they're dead" isn't a thought I've often had..

    Nor has any other normal person.

    Don't forget who you're having this conversation with. That should
    explain most of it...

    While that is not the immediate reaction to a lot of people disappearing, I
    can understand it being one when the person in question complained about
    their health as The Millionaire did.

    While not true of all sysops, many are older and/or not very physically
    active, so that might make it a more-likely conclusion to jump to in our
    case. ;)


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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to MRO on Friday, January 19, 2024 14:37:48
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 12:01 pm

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries.
    you know you are old and people are dying.

    This reminded me of a point that I'm surprised needs to regularly be made about information hunting on the internet:

    The data has to actually BE online to be found.

    I know most of us here understand that concept, but it is worth a refresher that not everything is put online, let alone in a searchable format that's actually been indexed by a search engine or is otherwise human readable.

    It's incredible how many people in my life seem to think that literally every bit of information ever is on the internet -- that a simple search should be able to get you anything.

    We know this to be false -- that, quite simply, some information people may want is not available in any meaningful way. It most certainly isn't any different with obits, as other replies have suggested, for a variety of reasons. That can be true, though, of just about any kind of data.

    What I'm getting at is the fact that a blanket thought of just searching obits = absolute knowledge on the living or dead status of a person isn't the best methodology...
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Dumas Walker on Friday, January 19, 2024 14:24:00
    Dumas Walker wrote to GAMGEE <=-

    Normally I search their name online and on social media first.
    But "maybe they're dead" isn't a thought I've often had..

    Nor has any other normal person.

    Don't forget who you're having this conversation with. That should
    explain most of it...

    While that is not the immediate reaction to a lot of people
    disappearing, I can understand it being one when the person in
    question complained about their health as The Millionaire did.

    Sure, no argument there. But I didn't get the impression that the person
    I was referring to was using it in that context specifically, but in a
    more general fashion.

    While not true of all sysops, many are older and/or not very
    physically active, so that might make it a more-likely conclusion
    to jump to in our case. ;)

    Probably very correct.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Saturday, January 20, 2024 08:35:49
    Re: Hello
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Fri Jan 19 2024 09:40 am

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries.
    you know you are old and people are dying.

    I think we know how... google them... but don't really know what to do if
    we don't find any results.


    using a search engine isnt knowing how to look up obituaries.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Kurisu on Saturday, January 20, 2024 08:38:52
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to MRO on Fri Jan 19 2024 02:37 pm

    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Jan 18 2024 12:01 pm

    i'm just suprised you grown men don't know how to look up obituaries.
    you know you are old and people are dying.

    This reminded me of a point that I'm surprised needs to regularly be made about information hunting on the internet:

    what point? your point?

    I know most of us here understand that concept, but it is worth a refresher that not everything is put online, let alone in a searchable format that's

    everything is fucking put online.

    Re: Hello

    What I'm getting at is the fact that a blanket thought of just searching obits = absolute knowledge on the living or dead status of a person isn't the best methodology...

    'blanket thought of just searching obits'

    what?


    obituaries are literally there to see if someone died and when and where.
    you have no points.
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  • From Kurisu@VERT/FINALZON to MRO on Saturday, January 20, 2024 09:28:51
    Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Kurisu on Sat Jan 20 2024 08:38 am

    So you're just going to be contrarian. Okay, means there's zero conversation to be had on that subject since you're playing the "nuh uh" card but I do want to prove you wrong in one statement.

    everything is fucking put online.

    Okay then, if that statement is true, that "everything is fucking put online" then please identify the type of plant sitting on top of my computer as I type this.

    You won't be able to, as that is an example of something (as in, information) which has not been in any capacity placed online. I've never written about the particular plant on my computer, so without a very lucky guess that I would still have to verify, you simply won't know. The information isn't online, and since that is something which cannot be found online, your statement is fundamnetally false.

    Yeah, that's me being pedantic as fuck, but I did prove your statement wrong via an actual logic chain which can be followed by anyone who's not just being contrarian.

    Now, what does that matter? It still demonstrates what I said: just replace plant on my computer with obituary. One may be published but that doesn't mean it does get put online -- there is nothing which universarlly forces such inforamtion to be placed in some way your or I could trivially access via a simple google search, as your original statement implied.

    ....

    Ironically, something like find a grave may actually prove a better way to check a living or dead status since if the grave was documented there it's pretty open-shut case that the person is considered deceased, and the requirements for such are simply for someone to have been to a graveyard, documented that grave existing, and get it published to the site, which can happen at seemingly any time and not some little window immediately after death.

    But even precluding that, there are no obits for some of my own family members dying. Does that mean they are alive, still? Again, your entire point was "google it" which just doesn't work if the info isn't there.

    Again, though, I've given this too much of a reply because, again, you simply wish to be contrarian. That's fine, you do you. TBH for every time I've seen your posts and been like "what the fuck bro" you've also posted things I fully agree with so it's just the way it is.

    :)
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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to The Lizard Master on Saturday, January 20, 2024 08:46:00
    Re: Hello
    By: The Lizard Master to Nopants on Fri Jan 19 2024 04:08 am

    Nopants will be a tough obit search.

    Tell me about it. My guess is that it would be EASIER to identify someone with just a T-shirt on.

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/man-wearing-no-pants-dies-after-rampage -at-whataburger/877889688/


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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Kurisu on Saturday, January 20, 2024 09:04:00
    Re: Hello
    By: Kurisu to MRO on Fri Jan 19 2024 02:37 pm

    just searching obits absolute knowledge on the living or dead status of a person isn't the best methodology...

    That's why I recommended a chant that goes "Hands vermillion, start of five. Bright cotillion, raven's dive. Nightshade's promise, spirits strive. To the living let now the dead come alive."

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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Gamgee on Saturday, January 20, 2024 09:08:00
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Gamgee to Dumas Walker on Fri Jan 19 2024 02:24 pm

    While not true of all sysops, many are older and/or not very
    physically active, so that might make it a more-likely conclusion
    to jump to in our case. ;)

    Probably very correct.

    Oh man. I always assumed Sysops to be sexy MF smart-throbs, no? Image ruined.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Nopants on Saturday, January 20, 2024 15:24:43
    Re: Hello
    By: Nopants to Kurisu on Sat Jan 20 2024 09:04 am

    just searching obits absolute knowledge on the living or dead status of a
    person isn't the best methodology...

    That's why I recommended a chant that goes "Hands vermillion, start of five. Bright cotillion, raven's dive. Nightshade's promise, spirits strive. To the living let now the dead come alive."

    #beetlejuice

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nopants on Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:07:00
    Nopants wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Oh man. I always assumed Sysops to be sexy MF smart-throbs, no? Image ruined.

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as
    well?



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:07:00
    Nightfox wrote to Nopants <=-

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Sunday, January 21, 2024 12:40:42
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Sun Jan 21 2024 10:07 am

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    Nightfox

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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Nightfox on Sunday, January 21, 2024 18:49:00
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 21 2024 12:40 pm

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Sun Jan 21 2024 10:07 am

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    Attention K-Mart shoppers


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  • From kk4qbn@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Sunday, January 21, 2024 20:43:43
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 21 2024 12:40 pm

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    #beetlejuice

    Its Showtime!

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, January 26, 2024 04:09:00
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nopants on Sun Jan 21 2024 10:07 am

    ruined.

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as
    well?

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Friday, January 26, 2024 09:39:41
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: The Lizard Master to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jan 26 2024 04:09 am

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nopants on Sun Jan 21 2024 10:07 am

    ruined.

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as
    well?

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

    that looks like a good url to me.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Lizard Master on Friday, January 26, 2024 10:01:09
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: The Lizard Master to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jan 26 2024 04:09 am

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as well?

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

    That doesn't look like a valid URL to me..?

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Monday, January 29, 2024 07:34:08
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to The Lizard Master on Fri Jan 26 2024 10:01 am

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as well?

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined


    not surprised considering the source.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Monday, January 29, 2024 09:11:49
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jan 29 2024 07:34 am

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

    not surprised considering the source.

    Why are you responding to me? I didn't write what you quoted.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Monday, January 29, 2024 13:07:40
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Jan 29 2024 09:11 am

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jan 29 2024 07:34 am

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

    not surprised considering the source.

    Why are you responding to me? I didn't write what you quoted.


    yeah i didnt hit enter for the last line.
    yes i was responding to you.

    " TL> https://imgur.com/undefined

    That doesn't look like a valid URL to me..?

    Nightfox "
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Nightfox on Monday, January 29, 2024 06:15:36
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to The Lizard Master on Fri Jan 26 2024 10:01 am

    I have my BBS mounted above my weight bench, assumed others did as well?

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined

    That doesn't look like a valid URL to me..?

    You know I used the copy url link in imgur and didn't even look at it lol.

    I asked again and the results were not as great -

    https://imgur.com/g0CJHgH

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to MRO on Monday, January 29, 2024 06:16:56
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jan 29 2024 07:34 am

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined


    not surprised considering the source.

    It's all the vaccines I've taken eating my brain.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Monday, January 29, 2024 17:37:46
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: The Lizard Master to Nightfox on Mon Jan 29 2024 06:15 am

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    You know I used the copy url link in imgur and didn't even look at it lol.

    I asked again and the results were not as great -

    https://imgur.com/g0CJHgH


    he has no legs, extra fingers and his ear buds arent even in his ears.
    and people think AI will take over everything.
    so far it's just good at doing joe biden
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Monday, January 29, 2024 17:58:20
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: The Lizard Master to MRO on Mon Jan 29 2024 06:16 am

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jan 29 2024 07:34 am

    I asked AI to generate your rig. Is this accurate?

    https://imgur.com/undefined


    not surprised considering the source.

    It's all the vaccines I've taken eating my brain.

    should have got the tripple booster. we're all in this together
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