• When Syncronet does the next update...

    From Ebojager@1:103/705 to All on Mon Aug 21 14:00:57 2023
    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?
    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    Ebojager

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  • From fusion@1:103/705 to Ebojager on Mon Aug 21 19:36:00 2023
    On 21 Aug 2023, Ebojager said the following...

    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?
    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration
    it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a
    list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    not sure how comfortable you are with custom stuff, but it should be possible to run a little baja script in place of the name input line..

    in TEXT.DAT you would change 339 to @EXEC:GETNAME@

    and then GETNAME.SRC would have some code to display the prompt, do GETSTR, check for Van, Mc, etc, and then UNGETSTR to place the result into the input.

    then you would have to disable the stuff that enforces the case of the last name because your script would be doing it.

    or just disable the automatic case enforcement of their name, skip all this entirely and let them do it. it's their name after all ;)

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Ebojager on Mon Aug 21 20:31:04 2023
    Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Ebojager to All on Mon Aug 21 2023 02:00 pm

    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?

    gitlab.synchro.net

    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    A new user event (running a few lines of JavaScript) could do that pretty easily. e.g.

    if(!confirm("Capitalization of last name (" + user.name + ") correct"))
    user.name = console.getstr(K_EDIT, user.name, LEN_NAME);

    ... something like that anyway
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  • From Ebojager@1:103/705 to fusion on Wed Aug 23 12:37:31 2023
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: fusion to Ebojager on Mon Aug 21 2023 07:36 pm

    Thank you, well dont have time to write a script for that, was just putting it out there for if there is another Synchronet BBS update, it might be worth adding in. Maybe I'll talk to Marisa, maybe she can add it, since she is hosting me :) Its not that big a deal as I only have one person like that and I can manually edit it, in UEDIT it looks like.

    not sure how comfortable you are with custom stuff, but it should be possible to run a little baja script in place of the name input line..

    in TEXT.DAT you would change 339 to @EXEC:GETNAME@

    and then GETNAME.SRC would have some code to display the prompt, do GETSTR, check for Van, Mc, etc, and then UNGETSTR to place the result into the input.

    then you would have to disable the stuff that enforces the case of the last name because your script would be doing it.

    or just disable the automatic case enforcement of their name, skip all this entirely and let them do it. it's their name after all ;)

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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Conrad Candy Smith on Thu Aug 31 07:52:00 2023
    Conrad Candy Smith wrote to MRO <=-

    well in the past 3 years we have had a big decline of users.
    not sure if they will come back, or if we get new ones.

    I'm a semi-new user!

    With at least two names, apparently.



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  • From candycane@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Thu Aug 31 22:04:00 2023
    With at least two names, apparently.

    Pseudonyms are hard.

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