• FSX_LFE

    From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Wed May 17 11:58:25 2023
    Have updated echomail area description to ensure discussions about literature, books, reading is on topic.

    FSX_LFE - Lifestyle - There's lots of ways to enjoy life! This echo covers
    many different lifestyle topics including (but not limited to)
    Gardening, DIY, Art, Reading, Food, Travel, Transport, Sports,
    Pets, Health & Fitness etc. Dive in, lets chat :)

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Avon on Mon May 22 17:19:51 2023
    FSX_LFE - Lifestyle - There's lots of ways to enjoy life! This echo
    covers many different lifestyle topics including (but not limited to) Gardening, DIY, Art, Reading, Food, Travel, Transport, Sports, Pets, Health & Fitness etc. Dive in, lets chat :)

    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't seen FSX_LFE so far.



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  • From esc@21:4/173 to paulie420 on Mon May 22 18:01:58 2023
    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add
    an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't
    seen FSX_LFE so far.

    I haven't either but assume we need to areafix them :)

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  • From Mickey@21:1/159 to esc on Tue May 23 21:01:22 2023
    On 22 May 2023, esc said the following...

    I haven't either but assume we need to areafix them :)


    I had to areafix it. Got it now

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to paulie420 on Wed May 24 08:56:05 2023
    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: paulie420 to Avon on Mon May 22 2023 05:19 pm

    FSX_LFE - Lifestyle - There's lots of ways to enjoy life! This echo

    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't seen FSX_LFE so far.

    I don't know about other BBS software, but at least with Synchronet, new FTN areas don't just appear - You have to add a message area for it in your BBS configuration, then configure your BBS software to map it to the FTN name, then send an areafix message to your FTN hub to add it for you.

    Nightfox
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  • From Ruben Figueroa@21:5/100 to Esc on Tue May 23 15:54:24 2023
    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't seen FSX_LFE so far.

    I haven't either but assume we need to areafix them :)

    That's what I had to do.
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  • From esc@21:4/173 to Nightfox on Wed May 24 10:26:26 2023
    I don't know about other BBS software, but at least with Synchronet, new FTN areas don't just appear - You have to add a message area for it in your BBS configuration, then configure your BBS software to map it to
    the FTN name, then send an areafix message to your FTN hub to add it for you.

    Mystic has a way to do this automatically. It's a pretty nifty feature! I see random subs once in a while that I'd never otherwise know about, so I appreciate the functionality.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to esc on Wed May 24 11:41:29 2023
    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: esc to Nightfox on Wed May 24 2023 10:26 am

    I don't know about other BBS software, but at least with Synchronet,
    new FTN areas don't just appear - You have to add a message area for
    it in your BBS configuration, then configure your BBS software to
    map it to the FTN name, then send an areafix message to your FTN hub
    to add it for you.

    Mystic has a way to do this automatically. It's a pretty nifty feature! I see random subs once in a while that I'd never otherwise know about, so I appreciate the functionality.

    Ah, that's cool.
    I wonder if a script could be written for Synchronet to update its configuration files to add a message area when a new one appears in a FTN group.. Such a script might be even easier now that Synchronet (in its 3.20 development codebase) has its configuration files in .ini format (plain text).

    Nightfox
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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Nightfox on Wed May 24 15:13:27 2023
    On 24 May 2023, Nightfox said the following...

    Mystic has a way to do this automatically. It's a pretty nifty featur see random subs once in a while that I'd never otherwise know about, appreciate the functionality.

    I wonder if a script could be written for Synchronet to update its configuration files to add a message area when a new one appears in a FTN group.. Such a script might be even easier now that Synchronet (in its

    i guess to clarify, it only creates the group when you've linked to it (with areafix, or are auto/force-linked like i think FSX_LFE might have been?) and it receives messages to a previously unknown group.

    in no way does it check anywhere to see if there are new groups and then attempt to link to them.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to fusion on Wed May 24 12:51:04 2023
    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: fusion to Nightfox on Wed May 24 2023 03:13 pm

    Mystic has a way to do this automatically. It's a pretty nifty
    featur see random subs once in a while that I'd never otherwise
    know about, appreciate the functionality.

    I wonder if a script could be written for Synchronet to update its
    configuration files to add a message area when a new one appears in
    a FTN group.. Such a script might be even easier now that
    Synchronet (in its

    i guess to clarify, it only creates the group when you've linked to it (with areafix, or are auto/force-linked like i think FSX_LFE might have been?) and it receives messages to a previously unknown group.

    in no way does it check anywhere to see if there are new groups and then attempt to link to them.

    Yeah, I imagine a script may be able to detect whether you've linked to it with areafix (perhaps by checking your emails) and only adding it then.

    Nightfox
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  • From Digital Man@21:1/183 to Nightfox on Wed May 24 13:30:56 2023
    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: Nightfox to paulie420 on Wed May 24 2023 08:56 am

    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: paulie420 to Avon on Mon May 22 2023 05:19 pm

    FSX_LFE - Lifestyle - There's lots of ways to enjoy life! This echo

    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't seen FSX_LFE so far.

    I don't know about other BBS software, but at least with Synchronet, new FTN areas don't just appear - You have to add a message area for it in your BBS configuration, then configure your BBS software to map it to the FTN name, then send an areafix message to your FTN hub to add it for you.

    Those steps can be automated with Synchronet (SBBSecho): https://wiki.synchro.net/util:sbbsecho#area_file

    and SCFG can be used to auto-import new areas from echostats.ini (generated by SBBSecho).
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Digital Man on Wed May 24 13:57:09 2023
    Re: Re: FSX_LFE
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed May 24 2023 01:30 pm

    Those steps can be automated with Synchronet (SBBSecho): https://wiki.synchro.net/util:sbbsecho#area_file

    and SCFG can be used to auto-import new areas from echostats.ini (generated by SBBSecho).

    Ah, that's cool. :)

    Nightfox
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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Nightfox on Wed May 24 15:31:18 2023
    I don't know about other BBS software, but at least with Synchronet, new FTN areas don't just appear - You have to add a message area for it in your BBS configuration, then configure your BBS software to map it to
    the FTN name, then send an areafix message to your FTN hub to add it for you.

    Yep - I got her setup today just fine...

    On some other FTNs, new areas just pop up - but they must have it setup differently whether thats correct or not. :P All good w/ an AreaFix message;

    +FSX_LFE,D=365



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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to paulie420 on Thu May 25 13:35:00 2023
    On 22 May 2023 at 05:19p, paulie420 pondered and said...

    Why has this area not 'popped up' on my bbS yet? Normally when FTNs add
    an area, I see it - but just have to change its settings... i haven't
    seen FSX_LFE so far.

    In this case not everyone was linked to it by default. I have mixed views about that, but here we are, anyone can areafix it :)

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