• Easter Eggs

    From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 10:06:26 2022
    Are there any Easter eggs or will ever be in Synchronet BBS?

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Sat Jun 11 12:02:15 2022
    Re: Easter Eggs
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 2022 10:06 am

    Are there any Easter eggs or will ever be in Synchronet BBS?

    Not really. The closest thing to an "Easter egg" would be undocumented features that were mainly intended to harass users such as the 'Y' restiction (forced a yes/no prompt after every user command), the 'O' (r0dent-write) restiction, and the Elite-text Ctrl-A code for users with elite-status (they could include text in messages that only other elite users could see). These were "features" that my co-sysop, Ille Homine Albe, and I used to amuse each other at some poor users' expense. Those were fun times.
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 15:05:54 2022

    Re: Easter Eggs
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 2022 10:06 am

    Not really. The closest thing to an "Easter egg" would be undocumented features that were mainly intended to harass users such as the 'Y' restiction (forced a yes/no prompt after every user command), the 'O' (r0dent-write) restiction, and the Elite-text Ctrl-A code for users with elite-status (they could include text in messages that only other elite users could see). These were "features" that my co-sysop, Ille Homine Albe, and I used to amuse each other at some poor users' expense. Those were fun times.
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    digital man (rob)

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #9:
    David St. Hubbins: I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel. Norco, CA WX: 86.2°F, 43.0% humidity, 5 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    Ah yes. The olden days when life was fun to enjoy. :-)

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 15:10:44 2022
    Do you remember Doorway? That was a cool program.

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  • From Xerxes@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 17:39:00 2022
    Re: Easter Eggs
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sat Jun 11 2022 12:02 pm


    Are there any Easter eggs or will ever be in Synchronet BBS?

    Not really. The closest thing to an "Easter egg" would be undocumented features that were mainly intended to harass users such as the 'Y' restict

    Good question, and these are legit hillarious, lol ---------------------------------------------------------
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  • From John Dovey@4:920/1.1 to Digital Man on Sun Jun 12 08:00:41 2022

    Are there any Easter eggs or will ever be in Synchronet BBS?

    Not really. The closest thing to an "Easter egg" would be undocumented features that were mainly intended to harass users such as the 'Y'

    Personally, I think the "ping" function is a huge Easter egg. It's written into the C source and not documented anywhere (that I've seen). There is no sysop control of it (turn on or off, formatting or the message etc) and most Synchronet sysops seem to be blissfully unaware of it's existence (taking as evidence the dearth of PING flags in the various FTN nodelists for SBBS systems).

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Sun Jun 12 12:16:45 2022
    Re: Easter Eggs
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Jun 11 2022 03:10 pm

    Do you remember Doorway? That was a cool program.

    Of course.
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