• %12s

    From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:54:11
    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this
    for?

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 03:08:25
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:29:10
    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file.
    what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    There are other % specifiers on that line too. I wonder if he was asking what specifically that %12s is for (i.e., what gets replaced for that one).

    Nightfox

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Saturday, July 20, 2019 17:14:59
    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file.
    what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    There are other % specifiers on that line too. I wonder if he was asking what specifically that %12s is for (i.e., what gets replaced for that one).


    I am sure he can connect-the-dots :-)


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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, July 20, 2019 16:55:26
    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #13:
    Nigel Tufnel: You can't really dust for vomit.
    Norco, CA WX: 60.2F, 92.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Saturday, July 20, 2019 16:57:56
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:29 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file.
    what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    There are other % specifiers on that line too. I wonder if he was asking what specifically that %12s is for (i.e., what gets replaced for that one).

    Nightfox

    yeah i thought it was a information string but found it it's a format string from DM.

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, July 20, 2019 17:04:23
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 04:55 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #13:
    Nigel Tufnel: You can't really dust for vomit.
    Norco, CA WX: 60.2F, 92.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

    $ The Millionaire $

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 18:04:01
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 05:04 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 04:55 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

    the "22" means 22 characters wide. Look up printf format strings on wikipedia. This is not a Synchronet invention.

    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, July 20, 2019 18:20:55
    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 06:01 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 04:55 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.
    rain/24hrs

    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

    Those are format specifiers too. It's not obvious now?

    digital man

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    but some of those variables contain information too as well. for example in line 545 last callers line all have a color for them therefore representing information too.

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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 21:43:58
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 17:04:23

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

    http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/cstdio/printf/

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 18:01:31
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 04:55 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.
    rain/24hrs

    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

    Those are format specifiers too. It's not obvious now?

    digital man

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 21:40:01
    Re: %12s
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 03:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:54 pm

    On line 126 and 128 there is a %12s variable in the text.dat file. what is this for?

    text.dat string that contain % specifiers are for variable replacements. The "names" of these strings usually end in "Fmt" (for "format") and the syntax is consistent with the C printf-style functions.

    So %12s means: a string of text, at least 12 characters wide, right-justified.

    digital man

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    one more question here: if it's %11.11 %11.11 are those information or formats also?

    More precisely, %11.11s ... which basically limits the output to the first 11 character in a DOS 8.3 file format ... notice these %s are in a print or printf() statement and are in the C programming language style ... it may be helpful if you 'google' "c print formatting" :-)




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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 23:42:24
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 05:04 pm

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

    %s is a percent code for the string that is utilized by that particular line in text.dat

    he actually DOES explain what they are in each line of text.dat

    https://i.imgur.com/i0DQURP.png
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Sunday, July 21, 2019 05:56:56
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 11:42 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 05:04 pm

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

    %s is a percent code for the string that is utilized by that particular line in text.dat

    he actually DOES explain what they are in each line of text.dat

    https://i.imgur.com/i0DQURP.png

    they are basic generalizations they are not specifically,

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 21, 2019 15:23:20
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 05:56 am

    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 11:42 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jul 20 2019 05:04 pm

    how about an explanation of some of these variables in wiki.synchro.net so I don't have to bother you all the time? for eg. %22.22 = user's name, etc.

    %s is a percent code for the string that is utilized by that particular line in text.dat

    he actually DOES explain what they are in each line of text.dat

    https://i.imgur.com/i0DQURP.png

    they are basic generalizations they are not specifically,

    okay %.33s MSgFrom

    that is prety specific
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 21, 2019 15:30:20
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 05:56 am

    https://i.imgur.com/gkgxNia.png


    dude you were talking about this back in may.
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Sunday, July 21, 2019 20:30:35
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 21 2019 03:30 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 05:56 am

    https://i.imgur.com/gkgxNia.png


    dude you were talking about this back in may.

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day. but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.

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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:06:49
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 20:30:35

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day.

    For most people, opening the file in a decent text editor and using "Find and replace" is sufficient. At
    least for changing the colours of things (replace '\1n\1g' with '\1n\1y' to change all dark greens to
    brown). Or replacing various frequently recurring strings (change every instance of "message" to
    "communique" or whatever you want).

    but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.

    What is it that you're trying to achieve?

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to echicken on Sunday, July 21, 2019 21:40:01
    Re: %12s
    By: echicken to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:06 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 20:30:35

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day.

    For most people, opening the file in a decent text editor and using "Find and replace" is sufficient. At least for changing the colours of things (replace '\1n\1g' with '\1n\1y' to change all dark greens to brown). Or replacing various frequently recurring strings (change every instance of "message" to "communique" or whatever you want).

    but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.

    What is it that you're trying to achieve?

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 01:36:00
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 21 2019 03:30 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 05:56 am

    https://i.imgur.com/gkgxNia.png


    dude you were talking about this back in may.

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day. but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.


    Ya, I am pretty sure there isn't a sweet IDE that does all of the work for you, like a CSS, HTMl, php, etc, type code completion thingie, sorry.

    On winbloz I use dev_php, on Linux gtk I use geany ... perhaps someone could suggest an api for it to do stuff like that or maybe you could write one :-P


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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 01:22:47
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 21:40:01

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.

    If you choose to insert colours where none existed before, and if you choose to
    reword many of the
    strings, and if you can't discern any patterns that would help make a find/replace job easier, then yes,
    you're in for a lot of work and it could take a long time.

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:41:20
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 08:30 pm



    dude you were talking about this back in may.

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day. but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.



    we told you about text replacement programs back then too.

    do you even run a bbs?
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to echicken on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:42:04
    Re: %12s
    By: echicken to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:06 am


    but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.

    What is it that you're trying to achieve?


    he's just being an askhole.
    he doesnt even act on any of the answers or help he receives.
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:44:13
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 09:40 pm


    What is it that you're trying to achieve?

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.


    you are only limited by your own ability.
    i'm positive my text.dat is modded more than you and it didnt take more than minutes.
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to echicken on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:45:07
    Re: %12s
    By: echicken to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 01:22 am

    If you choose to insert colours where none existed before, and if you choose to reword many of the
    strings, and if you can't discern any patterns that would help make a find/replace job easier, then yes,
    you're in for a lot of work and it could take a long time.



    i dont even think THAT is hard. you just have to get creative.
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to echicken on Monday, July 22, 2019 05:50:22
    Re: %12s
    By: echicken to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 01:22 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 21:40:01

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.

    If you choose to insert colours where none existed before, and if you choose to reword many of the strings, and if you can't discern any patterns that would help make a find/replace job easier, then yes, you're in for a lot of work and it could take a long time.

    now you understand where i am coming from.

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Monday, July 22, 2019 05:52:46
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:41 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Sun Jul 21 2019 08:30 pm



    dude you were talking about this back in may.

    Thats because dude i havent found a simpler way. i code my text.dat file by hand or fingers and it takes quite a few days then im exhausted afterwards and take a long break to recover. if i found a more simpler approach which didnt need too much work, i could have it done in a day. but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.



    we told you about text replacement programs back then too.

    do you even run a bbs?

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Monday, July 22, 2019 05:54:46
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to echicken on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:42 am

    Re: %12s
    By: echicken to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:06 am


    but theres no such program out there that can do what i want to achieve. so in the meantime, back to the old-fashioned approach for now.

    What is it that you're trying to achieve?


    he's just being an askhole.
    he doesnt even act on any of the answers or help he receives.

    i have learned a lot about synchronet from you guys otherwise id be asking even
    more questions than i am atm.

    $ The Millionaire $
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Monday, July 22, 2019 05:55:54
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:44 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 09:40 pm


    What is it that you're trying to achieve?

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.


    you are only limited by your own ability.
    i'm positive my text.dat is modded more than you and it didnt take more than minutes.

    i wish it was that fast for me.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 10:03:17
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 09:40 pm

    works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.

    Those are the wrong slashes. You need to use backslashes, i.e. \1cthis \1y@bbs@ \1chas

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to MRO on Monday, July 22, 2019 10:04:28
    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:41 am

    we told you about text replacement programs back then too.

    do you even run a bbs?

    I don't think he does. I remember him talking to DM about having uploaded his text.dat to Vertrauen as a backup until he's able to set up his own BBS, and he's planning to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro in the fall to run his BBS on.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 10:08:20
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 05:52 am

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just want to run a BBS, you can buy a cheap older computer. Also you'll more than likely want a real keyboard and mouse for modding things and creating ANSIs, etc., and a bigger screen might make that easier too.

    Nightfox

    ---
    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:04:10
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 05:55 am

    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:44 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 09:40 pm


    What is it that you're trying to achieve?

    doing the search/replace way takes minutes flat but if you want certain colors in certain places then you have to hard code it by hand. theres no way to assign them to those places. for ex. if i want a y color in one place it will be in other places but if i say y here and c here then it works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.


    you are only limited by your own ability.
    i'm positive my text.dat is modded more than you and it didnt take more than minutes.

    i wish it was that fast for me.

    $ The Millionaire $

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm makes changes.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:05:27
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 10:03 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Sun Jul 21 2019 09:40 pm

    works. not a real ex.butpretend example ; /1cthis /1y@bbs@ /1chas shut down for maintenance.

    Those are the wrong slashes. You need to use backslashes, i.e. \1cthis \1y@bbs@ \1chas

    Nightfox

    wrote this in a hurry.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:06:19
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 10:04 am

    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:41 am

    we told you about text replacement programs back then too.

    do you even run a bbs?

    I don't think he does. I remember him talking to DM about having uploaded his text.dat to Vertrauen as a backup until he's able to set up his own BBS, and he's planning to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro in the fall to run his BBS on.

    Nightfox

    absolutely right.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:08:21
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 10:08 am

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 05:52 am

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just want to run a BBS, you can buy a cheap older computer. Also you'll more than likely want a real keyboard and mouse for modding things and creating ANSIs, etc., and a bigger screen might make that easier too.

    Nightfox

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now. compacticity is the new trend now.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 12:45:03
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Jul 22 2019 11:08 am


    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are
    small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now. compacticity is the new trend now.

    Why can't you use a bigger computer? Not enough space?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 12:47:07
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 11:04 am

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm makes changes.

    It's good to mod your BBS so it looks unique. Often you'll want to make your BBS your own and give it your own style. People don't find a cookie-cutter clone BBS very interesting.

    And if you don't even run a BBS yet, why bother modifying a text.dat? Are you even able to use it right now?

    Nightfox

    ---
    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 14:03:51
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:45 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Jul 22 2019 11:08 am


    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are
    small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now. compacticity is the new trend now.

    Why can't you use a bigger computer? Not enough space?

    Nightfox

    yes and because my physical situation requires i use a tablet now.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 14:05:38
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:47 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 11:04 am

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm makes changes.

    It's good to mod your BBS so it looks unique. Often you'll want to make your BBS your own and give it your own style. People don't find a cookie-cutter clone BBS very interesting.

    And if you don't even run a BBS yet, why bother modifying a text.dat? Are you even able to use it right now?

    Nightfox

    i wanted to get a head start on it before i get my msp in the fall.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:00:00
    Nightfox wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They
    are small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If
    you just want to run a BBS, you can buy a cheap older computer.
    Also you'll more than likely want a real keyboard and mouse for
    modding things and creating ANSIs, etc., and a bigger screen
    might make that easier too.

    Agreed. Mr. Millionaire could pick up a used small computer with
    all the trimmings (incl monitor) for a *FRACTION* of the cost of a
    MSP, from Ebay or similar. In most workplaces even nowadays you
    can find an old workstation kicking around that nobody wants.

    You listening, Mr. Millionaire?

    YOU COULD BE A SYSOP BY THIS WEEKEND!!!



    ... Internal Error: The system has been taken over by sheep at line 19960
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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:03:00
    The Millionaire wrote to MRO <=-

    you are only limited by your own ability.
    i'm positive my text.dat is modded more than you and it didnt take more than minutes.

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm
    makes changes.

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes
    changes"?

    Honestly, I haven't modified mine at all. What's the need to
    constantly modifiy it?



    ... He does the work of 3 Men...Moe, Larry & Curly
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:11:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Nightfox <=-

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just want to run a BBS, you can buy a cheap older computer. Also you'll more than likely want a real keyboard and mouse for modding things and creating ANSIs, etc., and a bigger screen might make that easier too.

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now.

    Why not?

    compacticity is the new trend now.

    Maybe for some things. I don't think "running a BBS" falls into
    that "trend" though.

    Oh, just thought of something else - many BBS's today run on a
    Raspberry Pi. Doesn't get much smaller than that. You can buy
    one for roughly $40. Git-R-Done.


    ... So easy, a child could do it. Child sold separately.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Monday, July 22, 2019 18:49:48
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 15:03:00

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes changes"?

    I expect it's because he wants to customize *every* string, so if he doesn't add new records as they
    appear, he's stuck with the defaults.

    ---
    echicken
    electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com
    Synchronet electronic chicken bbs - bbs.electronicchicken.com
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:53:55
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:03 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to MRO <=-

    you are only limited by your own ability.
    i'm positive my text.dat is modded more than you and it didnt take more than minutes.

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm
    makes changes.

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes
    changes"?

    Honestly, I haven't modified mine at all. What's the need to
    constantly modifiy it?



    ... He does the work of 3 Men...Moe, Larry & Curly

    to keep up to date with the best.

    $ The Millionaire $
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:56:01
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:11 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to Nightfox <=-

    i can't run a bbs because ipad won't let me run executables hence thats why i am getting a msp instead.

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just want to run a BBS, you can buy a cheap older computer. Also you'll more than likely want a real keyboard and mouse for modding things and creating ANSIs, etc., and a bigger screen might make that easier too.

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now.

    Why not?

    compacticity is the new trend now.

    Maybe for some things. I don't think "running a BBS" falls into
    that "trend" though.

    Oh, just thought of something else - many BBS's today run on a
    Raspberry Pi. Doesn't get much smaller than that. You can buy
    one for roughly $40. Git-R-Done.


    ... So easy, a child could do it. Child sold separately.

    but you need a kybrd for pi. i need a touchscreen.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to echicken on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:57:34
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: echicken to Gamgee on Mon Jul 22 2019 06:49 pm

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Gamgee to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 15:03:00

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes changes"?

    I expect it's because he wants to customize *every* string, so if he doesn't add new records as they appear, he's stuck with the defaults.

    point well taken.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 15:48:27
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Jul 22 2019 02:05 pm

    And if you don't even run a BBS yet, why bother modifying a text.dat?
    Are you even able to use it right now?

    i wanted to get a head start on it before i get my msp in the fall.

    It's a lot easier when you have a BBS up and running so you can try it out right away to see if your changes are working or not.

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 16:26:53
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:48 pm

    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Jul 22 2019 02:05 pm

    And if you don't even run a BBS yet, why bother modifying a text.dat?
    Are you even able to use it right now?

    i wanted to get a head start on it before i get my msp in the fall.

    It's a lot easier when you have a BBS up and running so you can try it out right away to see if your changes are working or not.

    Nightfox

    hopefully soon.

    $ The Millionaire $
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)
  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 18:18:00
    Nightfox wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm makes changes.

    It's good to mod your BBS so it looks unique. Often you'll want
    to make your BBS your own and give it your own style. People
    don't find a cookie-cutter clone BBS very interesting.

    Sure, true enough. But you can make extensive changes to things
    without ever touching text.dat.

    And if you don't even run a BBS yet, why bother modifying a
    text.dat? Are you even able to use it right now?

    I think he's getting prepared, so he can "hit the ground running".
    ;-)



    ... Pros are those who do their jobs well, even when they don't feel like it. --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to echicken on Monday, July 22, 2019 21:44:00
    echicken wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes changes"?

    I expect it's because he wants to customize *every* string, so if
    he doesn't add new records as they appear, he's stuck with the
    defaults.

    Yeah, I guess that must be it.

    OH, THE HORROR!!!



    ... He's dead, Jim. Grab his tricorder. I'll get his wallet.
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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 21:46:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Gamgee <=-

    compacticity is the new trend now.

    Maybe for some things. I don't think "running a BBS" falls into
    that "trend" though.

    Oh, just thought of something else - many BBS's today run on a
    Raspberry Pi. Doesn't get much smaller than that. You can buy
    one for roughly $40. Git-R-Done.

    but you need a kybrd for pi. i need a touchscreen.

    Ahhhh, I see. I'm assuming you must have some kind of a physical
    disability then. Now things are starting to make a little more
    sense. Hopefully you'll get the MSP soon, good luck!


    ... Toto, I don't think we're in DOS any more...
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Monday, July 22, 2019 22:38:57
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 10:04 am


    Re: %12s
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:41 am

    we told you about text replacement programs back then too.

    do you even run a bbs?

    I don't think he does. I remember him talking to DM about having uploaded his text.dat to Vertrauen as a backup until he's able to set up his own BBS, and he's planning to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro in the fall to run his BBS on.


    so this is all pointless.

    millionaire, just buy an optiplex from ebay for 40 bucks.
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 22:39:44
    Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Mon Jul 22 2019 11:04 am

    why do you mod your text file so much for? i only mod when dm makes changes.

    because i want it to look and act how i want it to look and act.
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Monday, July 22, 2019 22:07:18
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Mon Jul 22 2019 06:18 pm

    It's good to mod your BBS so it looks unique. Often you'll want
    to make your BBS your own and give it your own style. People
    don't find a cookie-cutter clone BBS very interesting.

    Sure, true enough. But you can make extensive changes to things
    without ever touching text.dat.

    That's true, though you can mod it further by changing text.dat. For some
    text strings in there, you can have it load/run a JavaScript or Baja module instead of just displaying text. And even just changing the text or colors in there can help to make your BBS look more unique and have less of the stock Synchronet text.

    I think he's getting prepared, so he can "hit the ground running".
    ;-)

    Yeah, though it's hard to test it when he's not running a BBS yet.

    Nightfox

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  • From HusTler@1:103/705 to anonymous on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 08:26:24
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: echicken to HusTler on Wed Jul 24 2019 12:30 am

    This bickering who's replying to who is getting old. Just make all
    the groups anonymous if it's going to be a big deal.

    Some people only scan certain subs for new messages addressed to them. This could be the difference between seeing and not seeing a reply.

    Also, it's a useful point of clarification at times. I've seen threads get way out of whack with people losing track of who said what and when, with nasty results at times. Imagine how much of a clusterfuck it'd be if there

    By default synchronet choses the last person to reply to the message in the "To" field. I don't have the time to figure out who said what to who. These are public message bases with public conversations. Not personal emails. I'll just make my replies to anonymous to avoid any conflicts. The reader will have to figure out who said what.
    I might as well remove my signature to I guess.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)

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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to HusTler on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 09:41:40
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to anonymous on Wed Jul 24 2019 08:26:24

    By default synchronet choses the last person to reply to the message in the "To" field. I don't have the time to figure out who said what to who.

    It chooses the "From" user of the message that you're replying to, which is good, and I (almost) always
    go with that as well.

    I don't think it's a big deal, and most of the time it doesn't really matter, but sometimes it makes a
    difference.

    These are public message bases with public conversations. Not personal

    That doesn't really have any bearing on anything. We've had "To" fields in public messages for a long,
    long time, and for reasons.

    emails. I'll just make my replies to anonymous to avoid any conflicts.

    "All" would be a better choice than "anonymous", as that's the typical way to address your message to the
    entire group.

    The reader will have to figure out who said what.

    That's doing a disservice to the reader, but if you don't have the time for etiquette then so be it.

    I might as well remove my signature to I guess.

    Why? Maybe you feel under attack here, but please don't take it that way. This is a mostly
    self-moderating forum and I think many of us just want clarity and to keep it orderly.

    ---
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to HusTler on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 09:39:08
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to anonymous on Wed Jul 24 2019 08:26 am

    These are public message bases with public conversations. Not personal emails. I'll just make my replies to anonymous to avoid any conflicts. The reader will have to figure out who said what.

    If I end up not replying to one of your messages because I missed your message in the new-to-me scan (because it wasn't addressed to me), don't go complaining to me then. Maybe I'll miss your complaint too, if it's not addressed to me.

    Nightfox

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  • From Psi-Jack@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 20:27:08
    Re: %12s
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 22 2019 12:45 pm

    I'm just curious why you want a tablet to run a BBS though? They are
    small and portable, but a Surface Pro can be expensive. If you just

    true but i cant use the big ones anymore now. compacticity is the
    new trend now.

    Why can't you use a bigger computer? Not enough space?

    Or even better. A Raspberry Pi, which is far cheaper, and quite capable of running a BBS on the internet....

    )))[Psi-Jack -//- Decker]

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  • From Psi-Jack@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 20:29:35
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Gamgee on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:56 pm

    but you need a kybrd for pi. i need a touchscreen.

    That makes... Literally... And absolutely.... No sense. At all.

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to echicken on Thursday, July 25, 2019 09:49:00
    On 07-24-19 09:41, echicken wrote to HusTler <=-

    "All" would be a better choice than "anonymous", as that's the typical
    way to address your message to the
    entire group.

    And an easy way to do that is use NNTP via a newsreader.


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  • From Phil Taylor@1:103/705 to HusTler on Thursday, July 25, 2019 23:09:41
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to ALL on Tue Jul 23 2019 18:54:23

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Rampage to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:04 pm

    ummm... there are over 200 echos in fidonet... the one you are missing
    for the rPi is RBERRYPI and is gated from usenet by
    a
    system in Zone 3 ;)

    If its the newsgroup that you want I vam going to be configuring it soon and anyone that has fidonet mail will be able to get it. I am running a dedicated linux server with 200 Up/Down intnernet connection. If you want it just send a nemail message to me.

    Phillip TAylor

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Phil Taylor on Thursday, July 25, 2019 23:41:41
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Phil Taylor to HusTler on Thu Jul 25 2019 11:09 pm

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to ALL on Tue Jul 23 2019 18:54:23

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Rampage to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:04 pm

    ummm... there are over 200 echos in fidonet... the one you are missing for the rPi is RBERRYPI and is gated from usenet by
    a
    system in Zone 3 ;)

    If its the newsgroup that you want I vam going to be configuring it soon and anyone that has fidonet mail will be able to get it. I am running a dedicated linux server with 200 Up/Down intnernet connection. If you want it just send a nemail message to me.



    so you will be flooding fidonet and maybe dovenet with dupe messages from usenet. or vice versa.

    i thought that was robert wolfe's job.
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  • From Phil Taylor@1:103/705 to MRO on Friday, July 26, 2019 12:06:08
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: MRO to Phil Taylor on Thu Jul 25 2019 23:41:41

    so you will be flooding fidonet and maybe dovenet with dupe messages from
    usenet. or vice versa.

    No, that will not happen.

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  • From Phil Taylor@1:103/705 to MRO on Friday, July 26, 2019 12:15:56
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: MRO to Phil Taylor on Thu Jul 25 2019 23:41:41

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Phil Taylor to HusTler on Thu Jul 25 2019 11:09 pm

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to ALL on Tue Jul 23 2019 18:54:23

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Rampage to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:04 pm

    ummm... there are over 200 echos in fidonet... the one you are
    missing for the rPi is RBERRYPI and is gated from
    usenet
    by
    a
    system in Zone 3 ;)

    If its the newsgroup that you want I vam going to be configuring it soon
    and anyone that has fidonet mail will be able to
    get
    it. I am running a dedicated linux server with 200 Up/Down intnernet
    connection. If you want it just send a nemail message to
    me.



    so you will be flooding fidonet and maybe dovenet with dupe messages from
    usenet. or vice versa.

    i thought that was robert wolfe's job.

    Mro

    What does that have do with Dovenet? It will not cause any duplicated messages if I have only the newsgroup and not fidonet and its not included in Dovnet. By
    the way I did not see the newsgroup name match in Dovnet.

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 22:11:49
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Gamgee on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:53 pm

    Why would you need to modify your text.dat just because "dm makes
    changes"?

    to keep up to date with the best.

    You don't really need to though. If your text.dat is missing any entries, Synchronet will use defaults. So it's safe to leave yours alone.

    Also, how do you know DM's updates are the "best" for your BBS?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Monday, July 22, 2019 22:13:30
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to echicken on Mon Jul 22 2019 03:57 pm

    I expect it's because he wants to customize *every* string, so if he
    doesn't add new records as they appear, he's stuck with the defaults.

    point well taken.

    I don't think that was directed at you.

    Nightfox

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Mortifis on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:13:52
    On 2019 Jul 23 11:55:20, you wrote to Rampage:

    i need a touchscreen.

    so buy one for the rPi...

    we've been putting touch screens on computers used for point of sale
    for at least 20 years... they're a lot cheaper now than they used to
    be...

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have the
    RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is gated
    from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a rPi with a
    touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart plug, it
    has a Kuman 7" touch screen and a wireless keyboard and a 3" bluetooth speaker, and a mini usb mic so it accepts voice commands via a php
    voice recognition script I wrote ...

    see? there ya go! one could even get an old optiflex from ebay and put a touch screen on it, too... not just a handheld one but a full on monitor with touch... one of my disabled clients used one with a mouthstick some years back...

    video demo available LOL ... the pi even has sbbs 3.17b running on (ya
    I need to update it but I only use my "Gizmo" for christmas lights
    lmfao)

    :)

    )\/(ark

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  • From HusTler@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 16:16:51
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Mortifis to mark lewis on Tue Jul 23 2019 01:32 pm

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have
    the RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is
    gated from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a
    rPi with a touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart

    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything related to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)


    ... Every instructor assumes you have nothing to do but study for his course.

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  • From Rampage@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 09:13:17
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Gamgee on Mon Jul 22 2019 15:56:01


    but you need a kybrd for pi.

    no you don't...

    i need a touchscreen.

    so buy one for the rPi...

    we've been putting touch screens on computers used for point of sale for at least 20 years... they're a lot cheaper now than they used to be...

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have the RBERRYPI
    echo or just connect to the news group that it is gated from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a rPi with a touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Rampage on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:55:21
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: The Millionaire to Gamgee on Mon Jul 22 2019 15:56:01


    but you need a kybrd for pi.

    no you don't...

    i need a touchscreen.

    so buy one for the rPi...

    we've been putting touch screens on computers used for point of sale for at least 20 years... they're a lot cheaper now than they used to be...

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have the RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is gated from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a rPi with a touch screen in his airplane cockpit...


    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart plug, it has a Kuman 7" touch screen and a wireless keyboard and a 3" bluetooth speaker, and a mini usb mic so it accepts voice commands via a php voice recognition script I wrote ... video demo available LOL ... the pi even has sbbs 3.17b running on (ya I need to update it but I only use my "Gizmo" for christmas lights lmfao)



    My doctor said I have the body of a 25 year old ... and the mind of a 10 :-/

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to mark lewis on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 13:32:26
    On 2019 Jul 23 11:55:20, you wrote to Rampage:

    i need a touchscreen.

    so buy one for the rPi...

    we've been putting touch screens on computers used for point of sale
    for at least 20 years... they're a lot cheaper now than they used to
    be...

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have the
    RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is gated
    from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a rPi with a
    touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart plug, it has a Kuman 7" touch screen and a wireless keyboard and a 3" bluetooth speaker, and a mini usb mic so it accepts voice commands via a php voice recognition script I wrote ...

    see? there ya go! one could even get an old optiflex from ebay and put a touch screen on it, too... not just a handheld one but a full on monitor with touch... one of my disabled clients used one with a mouthstick some years back...

    video demo available LOL ... the pi even has sbbs 3.17b running on (ya I need to update it but I only use my "Gizmo" for christmas lights lmfao)

    :)

    )\/(ark

    I went out to the shed and fired Gizmo up and added a voice command "Gizmo: edit text.dat" which launched the Geany Editor on the desktop and opened /sbbs/ctrl/text.dat LOL


    My doctor said I have the body of a 25 year old ... and the mind of a 10 :-/

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  • From Al@1:153/757 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 13:51:58
    Hello HusTler,


    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have
    the RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is
    gated from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a
    rPi with a touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart

    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything
    related to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.


    The RBERRYPI area mentioned above is on the backbone. It's a gated newsgroup that is active from both the FTN and NEWS side.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 19:00:27
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Mortifis to mark lewis on Tue Jul 23 2019 01:32 pm

    if you're on a BBS that carries fidonet, look and see if they have R>>> the RBERRYPI echo or just connect to the news group that it is
    gated from... i know of at least one guy in there that's using a R>>> rPi with a touch screen in his airplane cockpit...

    I have a rPi 3b+ that I used to build a Kuman 4 channel smart

    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything related to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)

    Me believes yer replying to the wrong comment, I hadn't said anything about Fido :-P

    My doctor said I have the body of a 25 year old ... and the mind of a 10 :-/

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  • From Netsurge@1:229/101 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 18:12:22
    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything
    related to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.

    I am a hub in Fidonet and can cofirm that there is an RPI echo which is gated from a newsgroup.

    I would be happy to feed it to you if you want.

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  • From Rampage@1:103/705 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 18:04:22
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to Mortifis on Tue Jul 23 2019 16:16:51

    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything related
    to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.

    ummm... there are over 200 echos in fidonet... the one you are missing for the rPi is RBERRYPI and is gated from usenet by a system in Zone 3 ;)

    )\/(ark

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  • From HusTler@1:103/705 to Al on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 18:45:59
    Re: %12s
    By: Al to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 01:51 pm

    I carry every Fido group there is. All 188. I don't see anything
    related to the R PI. I that very surprising. Fidonet has groups for
    ancient OS's but none for the fairly new PI? That's too weird to me.


    The RBERRYPI area mentioned above is on the backbone. It's a gated newsgroup that is active from both the FTN and NEWS side.

    So it's a "USENET" news group. Not a Fidonet Group. I get many news groups on my BBS. I can't think of a good reason why Fidonet doesn't have it's own group for the Rasberry PI. Unless they stopped adding groups to the Network? I guess it's easier to pull USENET groups instead of creating its own group.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)

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  • From HusTler@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 18:49:33
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Mortifis to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 07:00 pm

    Me believes yer replying to the wrong comment, I hadn't said anything about Fido :-P

    This bickering who's replying to who is getting old. Just make all the groups anonymous if it's going to be a big deal.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)

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  • From HusTler@1:103/705 to ALL on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 18:54:23
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Rampage to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:04 pm

    ummm... there are over 200 echos in fidonet... the one you are missing for the rPi is RBERRYPI and is gated from usenet by a system in Zone 3 ;)

    I'll mention it to my hub. I didn't know he was excluding me from Fidnonet Echo's.


    HusTler
    Havens BBS (havens.synchro.net)

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  • From Al@1:153/757 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 17:12:54
    Hello HusTler,

    The RBERRYPI area mentioned above is on the backbone. It's a
    gated newsgroup that is active from both the FTN and NEWS side.

    So it's a "USENET" news group. Not a Fidonet Group. I get many news groups on my BBS. I can't think of a good reason why Fidonet doesn't
    have it's own group for the Rasberry PI. Unless they stopped adding
    groups to the Network? I guess it's easier to pull USENET groups
    instead of creating its own group.

    It's both, it's gated from usenet to FTN so it's the best of both worlds.. :)

    It is a usenet newsgroup if you are reading on a usenet server and it's fidonet
    echo if you are reading/posting from fidonet.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 17:31:58
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to Mortifis on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:49 pm

    This bickering who's replying to who is getting old. Just make all the groups anonymous if it's going to be a big deal.

    I'd rather not have annoymous groups here.. Messages addressed to 'All' or whatever wouldn't show up in a scan of new messages to you. It might be easy to miss one that way. I do that type of scan frequently to read messages addressed to me. And lately I've been getting more that are addressed to me but they quote someone else.. I don't really need to see their response in a new-to-me scan when it should have been addressed to someone else, and the other person might not notice it since it wasn't addressed to them.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to HusTler on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 22:43:43
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to Mortifis on Tue Jul 23 2019 06:49 pm

    Re: Re: %12s
    By: Mortifis to HusTler on Tue Jul 23 2019 07:00 pm

    Me believes yer replying to the wrong comment, I hadn't said anything about Fido :-P

    This bickering who's replying to who is getting old. Just make all the groups anonymous if it's going to be a big deal.


    cant people just reply to the right fucking person.
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  • From echicken@1:103/705 to HusTler on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 00:30:32
    Re: Re: %12s
    By: HusTler to Mortifis on Tue Jul 23 2019 18:49:33

    This bickering who's replying to who is getting old. Just make all the groups anonymous if it's going to be a big deal.

    Some people only scan certain subs for new messages addressed to them. This could be the difference
    between seeing and not seeing a reply.

    Also, it's a useful point of clarification at times. I've seen threads get way
    out of whack with people
    losing track of who said what and when, with nasty results at times. Imagine how much of a clusterfuck
    it'd be if there were no to/from names at all.

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