• MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>

    From paulie420@25:1/104 to All on Tue Sep 28 16:54:42 2021
    Hey Metro;

    Exodus has been awesome in fielding my request to carry Metro. I wasn't a part of the early PENN MetroNet in the 90s, let alone since the 2.o and even resurgence of BBSes. I grew up in Ohio, where I ran a Telegard and later a Renegade BBS for a few years - heck, I never even ran Fidonet... when it WAS cool; but I was a part of a regional FTN that supported Telegard, much like Metro does for RG.

    Why do I need Metro @ 2o? My first love was Renegade BBS and I know that THE place for Renegade support is at home @ MetroNet. Exodus has [recently & personally] super helpful to ME as a sysOp on Mystic; let alone the work he still does with RG. I like Metro's technical, BBS and *RG SPECIFIC* bases and hope to contribute to them as I can. [Don't know that I'll be much HELP in *RG - but am sure that I will post in et. all.]

    While 2o has a fairly active local message area, I don't know how much traffic I can specifically drive to Metro - but I'm going to create an marketing campaign that faces my users.

    I'll be happy to bring my posts to Metro and think we could possibly see a few users poke around it, too. Personally, I'm stoked to have an avenue to discuss *RG* in a proper forum.

    This went a bit long, but I just wanted to post that I WANTED Metro, Exodus handled us without fail and 2o will be a supporter, user and poster in MetroNet - I'm stoked to be here and thank even all the Metro sysOps for having us.

    Lets get some new discussions rocking off in the Metro bases. I'm willing and able - and I'm stoked to be here!

    THANKS ya'll!



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  • From Lux@25:25/22 to Paulie420 on Wed Sep 29 21:29:47 2021
    Exodus has been awesome in fielding my request to carry Metro. I wasn't a p

    That was nice of him now GO AWAY!

    resurgence of BBSes. I grew up in Ohio, where I ran a Telegard and later a Renegade BBS for a few years - heck, I never even ran Fidonet... when it WA

    Oh wait you ran Renegade and TG?! Oh ok I guess stick around =P

    Why do I need Metro @ 2o? My first love was Renegade BBS and I know that TH

    Ok we can be friends too.


    Lets get some new discussions rocking off in the Metro bases. I'm willing a able - and I'm stoked to be here!


    Im actually glad to see 2o on the nodelist!

    <

    ... BEERWARE: If it works, buy yourself a beer.

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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Lux on Fri Oct 1 03:28:53 2021
    Exodus has been awesome in fielding my request to carry Metro. I wasn't
    That was nice of him now GO AWAY!


    Oh wait you ran Renegade and TG?! Oh ok I guess stick around =P

    Why do I need Metro @ 2o? My first love was Renegade BBS and I know tha
    Ok we can be friends too.

    Im actually glad to see 2o on the nodelist!

    :P Sir Lux. Lol.

    You know... I am beta testing Igantius' RG Linux port - while it has a long way to go, the reason I wanted to grab it is... I've long thought about having an RG sister-BBS to 2o and running only Mystic & RG.

    Right now I have ENiGMA.5, Talisman and have ran other sister-BBS softwares in the past; but in a perfect world, I think I'd have 2o on Mystic as the main - current board, but jump into a DOS [1.25+] RG setup and mod it out like I did in the 90s.. Man, for a while there we were doing some pretty rad stuff with RG. :P

    There is so much gold in the file areas for RG - imagine if we had these collections back in the day. OMG.

    One of my favorite things about running RG back then was how LESS updates came - and how much you could trust and lean on PRINTED DOCS. :P I remember my dot-matrix running for 2 hours to print out the 300-some pages that was the RG Docs. :P I had it all tabbed out, with tabs on each section... the MCI codes... the commands... :P Now you have to check the wiki just to see what functions changed last month, in order to fix that MPL that broke because we changed some data file.

    Don't get me wrong, I love all that we gained from getting a lot more current - but... Who wants to help me setup a DOS/RG 2o?! :P



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  • From Lux@25:25/0 to Paulie420 on Sat Oct 2 23:02:57 2021
    Don't get me wrong, I love all that we gained from getting a lot more curre - but... Who wants to help me setup a DOS/RG 2o?! :P

    I will provide the encouragment.

    The world of Mystics is great and all, there are just so many of them already. Renegade has a few good examples running, DARK REALMS, TTB, CATCH22 however when I looked up Iniquity or GAP or even TG there is little to none. :(

    ... I M a tru beleever in hour edukashun sistum.

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  • From Exodus@25:25/0 to Lux on Sun Oct 3 00:07:21 2021
    Renegade has a few good examples running, DARK REALMS, TTB, CATCH22 however

    Catch22 still running?

    ... Exxon - greasing the coastline for smoother boating!

    --- Renegade v1.25x/DOS
    * Origin: The Titantic BBS Telnet - ttb.rgbbs.info (25:25/0)
  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Lux on Sat Oct 2 22:38:38 2021
    Don't get me wrong, I love all that we gained from getting a lot more c - but... Who wants to help me setup a DOS/RG 2o?! :P

    I will provide the encouragment.

    The world of Mystics is great and all, there are just so many of them already. Renegade has a few good examples running, DARK REALMS, TTB, CATCH22 however when I looked up Iniquity or GAP or even TG there is little to none. :(

    Agreed - I think a [badass] RG sister would be great. Dark Realms is one of my favorites ... and Catch22? I thought it were Sync, and if theres an RG flavor I need to get over there [Or, I just didn't realize that it IS RG.].

    One reason why I haven't created an RG presence is... I run 2o on a Raspberry Pi 4. Is there software solutions that will allow for all the 1.25[or most current] RG versions to be hosted on Pi hardware? [Armh7, no EmuDOS but yes QEMU.]

    Anyway, if I could get an RG base that was usable... the current Linux project is not... I'd jump off into it. Furthermore, I *do* have a ProxMox machine that is ready to host other OSes, so I guess I don't REALLY have any excuses - I know that theres software available to run as long as you can host any VM OS... right?

    Hmmm... :P



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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to paulie420 on Sun Oct 3 10:04:19 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: paulie420 to Lux on Fri Oct 01 2021 03:28 am

    came - and how much you could trust and lean on PRINTED DOCS. :P I remember my dot-matrix running for 2 hours to print out the 300-some pages that was the RG Docs. :P I had it all tabbed out, with tabs on each

    My mom would get so pissed when the EPSON ran for hours and hours printing out Renegade, or D'Bridge, or THEDRAW or Bluewave docs. I would tear off the tractorfeed, 3-hole punch them, and put them in 3-ring binders. I wish I still had that collection now.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Bob Roberts on Mon Oct 4 17:21:15 2021
    My mom would get so pissed when the EPSON ran for hours and hours
    printing out Renegade, or D'Bridge, or THEDRAW or Bluewave docs. I
    would tear off the tractorfeed, 3-hole punch them, and put them in
    3-ring binders. I wish I still had that collection now.

    Same thing; I'd have 3-ring binders for all my different softwares. :P

    I guess it would be cool to still have them; I also remember that I was so jealous of TBBS and Synchronet's professionally printed manuals.



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  • From Atreyu@25:25/5 to Paulie420 on Mon Oct 4 21:18:29 2021
    On 04 Oct 21 17:21:15, Paulie420 said the following to Bob Roberts:

    I guess it would be cool to still have them; I also remember that I was so jealous of TBBS and Synchronet's professionally printed manuals.

    In the case of TBBS, it was *impossible* to configure certain parts of the system correctly unless you actually read the manual.

    Atreyu

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  • From Exodus@25:25/0 to Paulie420 on Mon Oct 4 22:13:43 2021

    Same thing; I'd have 3-ring binders for all my different softwares. :P

    I guess it would be cool to still have them; I also remember that I was so jealous of TBBS and Synchronet's professionally printed manuals.

    I still have my FD 2.20c.mL professional printed manual. I still remember sending a money order for $250 to Sweeden, hoping I would actually get something back and not a scam ;)

    ... Feel lucky???? Update your software!

    --- Renegade v1.25x/DOS
    * Origin: The Titantic BBS Telnet - ttb.rgbbs.info (25:25/0)
  • From Atreyu@25:25/5 to Exodus on Mon Oct 4 22:53:48 2021
    On 04 Oct 21 22:13:43, Exodus said the following to Paulie420:

    I guess it would be cool to still have them; I also remember that I was so jealous of TBBS and Synchronet's professionally printed manuals.

    I still have my FD 2.20c.mL professional printed manual. I still remember sending a money order for $250 to Sweeden, hoping I would actually get something back and not a scam ;)

    I'm still waiting for my blonde nympho submissive Russian wife to show up after I paid the processing-fee for her to get the Visa...

    Atreyu

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to paulie420 on Wed Oct 6 10:31:23 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: paulie420 to Bob Roberts on Mon Oct 04 2021 05:21 pm

    Same thing; I'd have 3-ring binders for all my different softwares. :P

    I guess it would be cool to still have them; I also remember that I was so jealous of TBBS and Synchronet's professionally printed manuals.

    I think Wildcat had some pretty nice manuals too. I had a friend who ran a 2-node Wildcat BBS, back in the version 4 days. I couldn't afford the license so stuck with Renegade. :-)

    I still to this day haven't logged into a TBBS board. It wasn't popular in my neck of woods. Mostly Wildcat and PCBoard. Maybe I should see if there is a Youtube video of someone using it.....

    I don't think there are any TBBS boards today?

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to Atreyu on Wed Oct 6 10:33:01 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: Atreyu to Exodus on Mon Oct 04 2021 10:53 pm

    I'm still waiting for my blonde nympho submissive Russian wife to show up after I paid the processing-fee for her to get the Visa...

    They're only submissive until they get the Visa. Then all they do is complain about food and shelter and expensive handbags and shoes.

    Bob Roberts
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Linux
    * Origin: Halls of Valhalla -:- hovalbbs.com:2333 (25:25/12)
  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Atreyu on Wed Oct 6 09:30:36 2021
    In the case of TBBS, it was *impossible* to configure certain parts of
    the system correctly unless you actually read the manual.

    Atreyu

    You know... I never used TBBS, either back in the day or after coming back. It was always the $999 or... expensive option, and I was more a TG/RG sysOp. :P

    I remember they had tons of modules to install - and that most of the pay-boards in my area used TBBS. Some of those modules were freaking badass...

    Wonder if loading up TBBS in 2o21 under DOSBox is something I could do, just to see what all the hub-bub was about.

    I never loved TBBS boards... most of them used the stock DOS/ANSI menus - those kinda edit.com looking ones. While its teleconference was one of the best - back then - it wasn't my cup of tea. I'd like to check it out now, just for fun.



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  • From Atreyu@25:25/5 to Paulie420 on Wed Oct 6 17:52:07 2021
    On 06 Oct 21 09:30:36, Paulie420 said the following to Atreyu:

    You know... I never used TBBS, either back in the day or after coming back. was always the $999 or... expensive option, and I was more a TG/RG sysOp. :P

    I'm fortunate to have all of that stuff here, every stinkin' add-on, etc... snatched it all up before tbbs.org went under... also scooped up some MajorBBS/Worldgroup stuff before it was taken down.

    I was a huge fan of TBBS at one time, even wrote some freeware utilities for it that were used by a major mail-hub. Theres just something about that Rube Goldberg contraption that has a warm place in the heart.

    Atreyu

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  • From Atreyu@25:25/5 to Bob Roberts on Wed Oct 6 17:53:00 2021
    On 06 Oct 21 10:33:01, Bob Roberts said the following to Atreyu:

    I'm still waiting for my blonde nympho submissive Russian wife to show after I paid the processing-fee for her to get the Visa...

    They're only submissive until they get the Visa. Then all they do is compl about food and shelter and expensive handbags and shoes.

    I take it you've seen that rediculous "90 day fiance" show...

    Atreyu

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Lux@25:25/22 to Exodus on Wed Oct 6 20:36:19 2021
    Renegade has a few good examples running, DARK REALMS, TTB, CATCH22 however

    Catch22 still running?

    Pretty sure the Catch I call is a RG/Linux port.

    ... Is it Progress when the cannibals use a fork?

    --- Renegade v1.18a
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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to Atreyu on Fri Oct 8 09:24:09 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: Atreyu to Bob Roberts on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:53 pm

    They're only submissive until they get the Visa. Then all they do
    is compl about food and shelter and expensive handbags and shoes.

    I take it you've seen that rediculous "90 day fiance" show...

    Hell yes! I love that show! It's perfect trash TV. Love after Lockup is great too.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Atreyu@25:25/5 to Bob Roberts on Fri Oct 8 14:34:58 2021
    On 08 Oct 21 09:24:09, Bob Roberts said the following to Atreyu:

    I take it you've seen that rediculous "90 day fiance" show...

    Hell yes! I love that show! It's perfect trash TV. Love after Lockup is great too.

    Dude I could rant for HOURS about trash-TV, trashy movies... those are all my favourites. All of it. B-Movies from the 80's and all the talkshows from the 90's. That Nosey app is amazing...

    Its weird, I work from home doing tech support and can be knee-deep in VPN, SSH, RDP sessions and working on all kinds of complex shit but have something like Maury blaring in the background. "And the lie detector test determined THAT was a lie". Trash TV is my go-to for lovely pleasant background noise.

    I miss the 90's soooo bad. There was an American Fox channel out of Buffalo or Rochester NY that had the craziest commercials late at night. Jim the Hammer Shapiro. "I'm PROUD to be an ambulance chaser! I accept injury cases most lawyers WON'T TAKE!" (with the picture of an airplane-crash in the background)

    And that weird psychedelic mattress commercial or something obviously directed by someone on drugs. Its sortof like Russell "Cashman" Oliver we have here on local Toronto stations.

    Atreyu

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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Bob Roberts on Sun Oct 10 17:53:11 2021
    I still to this day haven't logged into a TBBS board. It wasn't popular in my neck of woods. Mostly Wildcat and PCBoard. Maybe I should see if there is a Youtube video of someone using it.....

    I don't think there are any TBBS boards today?

    Gosh, I don't know of any either... I remember back in the day they were very like... you had the main TBBS software, and then sysOps would have different modules [add-ons] that they bought. I remember them being very expensive and that TBBS was popular with the for-pay BBSes.

    When the internet first started popping up, I remember that TBBS had modules for email and some shell access stuff. Seemed pretty powerful, but thats what you get when a software cost $$$ and had a team of devs working on it.



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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Atreyu on Sun Oct 10 17:55:04 2021
    I'm fortunate to have all of that stuff here, every stinkin' add-on, etc... snatched it all up before tbbs.org went under... also scooped up some MajorBBS/Worldgroup stuff before it was taken down.

    I was a huge fan of TBBS at one time, even wrote some freeware utilities for it that were used by a major mail-hub. Theres just something about that Rube Goldberg contraption that has a warm place in the heart.

    Atreyu

    Oh, man. I have a HUGE collection of Major/WorldGroup softwarez, but don't think I have any of the Mustang(right?) TBBS stuff. Is it possible to leech that stuff from you?

    I have a large BBS collection, with several other collections contained within it - if you ever scan the conferences @ 2o and want some of my stuff I could archive anything you like up for quick transfer.

    Lemme know if you might break me off the TBBS brick.



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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Bob Roberts on Sun Oct 10 17:56:15 2021
    I take it you've seen that rediculous "90 day fiance" show...

    Hell yes! I love that show! It's perfect trash TV. Love after Lockup
    is great too.

    Oh God. 90 fiance sucks my.... but whats this 'Love after lockup' business?! I haven't heard of that one.

    LOL.



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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to paulie420 on Mon Oct 11 16:29:02 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: paulie420 to Bob Roberts on Sun Oct 10 2021 05:56 pm

    Hell yes! I love that show! It's perfect trash TV. Love after
    Lockup is great too.

    Oh God. 90 fiance sucks my.... but whats this 'Love after lockup' business?! I haven't heard of that one.

    Love After Lockup is fantastic. It's not as well made as 90 day, but it's just as entertaining. So basically all inmates in jail are scamming people on the outside in order to get money on their "books". Or in their Trust Accounts. They need the money to buy "soups" (ramen) etc, and then they use the food and candy bars to barter in jail. So the more in your trust account the more powerful you are in the jail. The girl inmates usually have multiple johns on the outside they are scamming for deposits. There are inmate pen pal website you can find if you're interested in making new friends.

    Anyways, sometimes the inmates meet people on the outside that fall in love with them, or this idea of them, and when they get out they try to live together or get married etc. The show covers that. And it's the train wreck you think it will be.

    Everyone is taking advantage of everyone else, and in the end things very rarely work out.

    Bob Roberts
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Linux
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  • From Bob Roberts@25:25/12 to Atreyu on Mon Oct 11 16:33:48 2021
    Re: Re: MetroNet @ 2o fOr beeRS >>>
    By: Atreyu to Bob Roberts on Fri Oct 08 2021 02:34 pm

    Dude I could rant for HOURS about trash-TV, trashy movies... those are all my favourites. All of it. B-Movies from the 80's and all the talkshows from the 90's. That Nosey app is amazing...

    After a day of dealing with technology and idiots, sometimes a good bit of trash TV is just what the Dr. ordered.

    And that weird psychedelic mattress commercial or something obviously directed by someone on drugs. Its sortof like Russell "Cashman" Oliver we have here on local Toronto stations.

    Sofa King?

    Bob Roberts
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Linux
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  • From paulie420@25:1/104 to Bob Roberts on Tue Oct 12 15:11:22 2021
    Love After Lockup is fantastic.

    And it's the train wreck you think it will be.

    Everyone is taking advantage of everyone else, and in the end things very rarely work out.

    w0w - I'm gonna have to find this. I don't have cable anymore, so this must have been released on some platform that I don't have... but I've got a torrent VM so. :P

    It sounds stupid, wonderful, disgusting - all the things that make a series popular in our weird freaking world.

    Growing up, my parents were ministers... oddly enough, you'd see church members that had 'relationships' with inmates - sometimes, they would set the inmates up in our churches rehabilitation program after their incarceration. Who the hell does that? Right - Love after Lockup. WTF.



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  • From Shitty@25:25/10 to paulie420 on Fri Oct 1 09:19:51 2021
    You know... I am beta testing Igantius' RG Linux port - while it has a

    I noticed a lot of bugs dealing with the message editor when he was running Renegade. Have you noticed any of those? Or are they working decent?

    Do you have your Linux RG open on a different port or something? (Let me know so I can check it out.)

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