• banner1.msg CG question..

    From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Digital Man on Sun Jul 4 14:04:34 2021
    Hey Rob,

    Someone and I wont mention names (cough..AL..cough) got me thinking and so I took a look again at Syncronet last week after not looking at it for a
    couple years. I am excited to see the PETSCII support!!!!

    So now I am setting up a new Synconet BBS! But my question has to do with the BANNERx.MSG file.

    I have two of them, one is Banner1.msg (for the ansi users) and the other one
    i made is Banner1.40col.msg for the CG 40column users. How ever both files are alternately displayed for the ANSI users. So I renamed the Banner1.40col.msg to Banner1.40col.seq. The BBS still throws Banner1.40col.seq in the display pool but now with the extension of .seq neither mode will show the file. So I changed the name back to Banner1.40col.msg.

    How do I get the Banner1.40col.msg to not show for the ansi users?

    Sorry for the long post, just wanted to lay out how I have it setup. ;)

    Thanks for ANY HELP!

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Shane O'Neill on Mon Jul 5 02:28:58 2021
    Re: banner1.msg CG question..
    By: Shane O'Neill to Digital Man on Sun Jul 04 2021 02:04 pm

    Hey Rob,

    Someone and I wont mention names (cough..AL..cough) got me thinking and so I took a look again at Syncronet last week after not looking at it for a couple years. I am excited to see the PETSCII support!!!!

    So now I am setting up a new Synconet BBS! But my question has to do with the BANNERx.MSG file.

    I have two of them, one is Banner1.msg (for the ansi users) and the other one
    i made is Banner1.40col.msg for the CG 40column users. How ever both files are alternately displayed for the ANSI users. So I renamed the Banner1.40col.msg to Banner1.40col.seq. The BBS still throws Banner1.40col.seq in the display pool but now with the extension of .seq neither mode will show the file. So I changed the name back to Banner1.40col.msg.

    How do I get the Banner1.40col.msg to not show for the ansi users?

    Sorry for the long post, just wanted to lay out how I have it setup. ;)

    If the file contains PETSCII, it should be named .seq (not .msg). The thing that is triggering the display of banner* is the MENU @-code in answer.msg. You could use a separate answer.seq file or answer.40col.msg file which refers to a specific banner (don't use a wildcard) or just include whatever special text you want in that answer file. You don't *have* to use a nested banner file.
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  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Digital Man on Mon Jul 5 09:04:59 2021
    On 05 Jul 2021, Digital Man said the following...

    answer.msg. You could use a separate answer.seq file or answer.40col.msg file which refers to a specific banner (don't use a wildcard) or just include whatever special text you want in that answer file. You don't *have* to use a nested banner file. --

    Wow that just makes sense and is too easy, I am loving the ease of your software! Thanks for the quick reply too!

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  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Digital Man on Mon Jul 5 12:05:14 2021
    Just wanted to follow up, I did as you suggested:

    I created a copy of the answer.msg file then renamed the copy of that file to answer.40col.msg
    I renamed my banner1.40col.msg file to cg40.banner1.msg

    I then edit that answer.40col.msg and the line where it calls up the @WORDWRAP@@MENU:../cg40.banner*@
    I changed it to @WORDWRAP@@MENU:../cg40.banner*@

    ANSI port is only pulling up the bannerX.msg files now and the
    40column port is only pulling up the 40col.bannerX.msg files.

    Its working perfect so far, thanks again!

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