• BBSing

    From cr1mson@316:973/11 to All on Fri Apr 26 04:05:37 2019
    How many of you are users that aren't SysOp's... it seems like everybody and their dog is a BBS SysOp nowdays. Any users left in this world? I'd like to think so. Not to downgrade SysOps, just that back in the day it was more a 1:10-20 ratio.

    -- cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A42 2019/02/01 (Windows/64)
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to CR1MSON on Fri Apr 26 12:25:00 2019
    ton of BBS's over the years.

    I have a bulletin on my BBS, entitled "So, You Want To Be A Sysop??".
    Years ago, lots of users thought it'd be fun to be a Sysop...but all
    they saw was "the glory", and NOT "the gall of the work".

    Daryl

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    S, entitled "So, You Want To Be A Sysop??".
    Years ago, lots of users thought it'd be fun to be a Sysop...but all
    they saw was "the glory", and NOT "the gall of the work".

    Daryl

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  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 26 17:16:16 2019
    On 26 Apr 2019, Daryl Stout said the following...

    How many of you are users that aren't SysOp's... it seems like everybody C>their dog is a BBS SysOp nowdays. Any users left in this world? I'd li C>think so. Not to downgrade SysOps, just that back in the day it was mor C>1:10-20 ratio.

    It's a lot harder going from a Sysop wannabe...to a user wannabe. But, we've lost a ton of BBS's over the years.

    A user should be a lot easier if the SysOp has their BBS setup for the
    average bear. Yeah, that's true about losing a ton of BBSes over the years. So many of them were so good. It's up to us to keep the spirit alive!

    I have a bulletin on my BBS, entitled "So, You Want To Be A Sysop??". Years ago, lots of users thought it'd be fun to be a Sysop...but all
    they saw was "the glory", and NOT "the gall of the work".

    It does take work and a lot of it. Lots of late nights... that sort of
    thing. I seem to have things finally running a bit nicely lately.
    Maintenance is a big thing, you have to keep up on the times, otherwise,
    things are bound to break. Sort of like that "going on vacation virus" that people get when they're away only to find out their system crashed after
    being away for a week or something.

    -- cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A42 2019/02/01 (Linux/32)
    * Origin: Raiders Inc. BBS -- vintagebbsing.com (316:36/1)
  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Fri Apr 26 17:20:45 2019
    On 26 Apr 2019, cr1mson said the following...

    Maintenance is a big thing, you have to keep up on the times, otherwise, things are bound to break. Sort of like that "going on vacation virus" that people get when they're away only to find out their system crashed after being away for a week or something.

    I actually had an issue last month. We were away for a long weekend, and for some reason, the BBS wasn't answering. I got home to find that the partition the BBS was on was full. Mystic didn't even have enough space to log any information... That'll teach me to play around with the disk partitions
    before going on vacation... :)


    ---

    Black Panther(RCS)
    a.k.a. Dan Richter
    Sysop - Castle Rock BBS
    telnet://bbs.castlerockbbs.com
    http://www.castlerockbbs.com
    The sparrows are flying again....

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (316:36/17)
  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to Black Panther on Fri Apr 26 20:37:55 2019
    On 26 Apr 2019, Black Panther said the following...

    I actually had an issue last month. We were away for a long weekend, and for some reason, the BBS wasn't answering. I got home to find that the partition the BBS was on was full. Mystic didn't even have enough space
    to log any information... That'll teach me to play around with the disk partitions before going on vacation... :)

    Heck yeah... don't mess with partitions shortly before you go on vacation.
    You just said that, right? :D Just make you have plenty of space for
    incoming traffic and do regular maintenance.

    -- cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A42 2019/02/01 (Linux/32)
    * Origin: Raiders Inc. BBS -- vintagebbsing.com (316:36/1)
  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Fri Apr 26 20:23:42 2019
    On 26 Apr 2019, cr1mson said the following...

    Heck yeah... don't mess with partitions shortly before you go on
    vacation. You just said that, right? :D Just make you have plenty of space for incoming traffic and do regular maintenance.

    I was playing around with a few different Linux distros, and wanted to see
    how one called AntiX worked on a production system. What I ended up doing, is creating a separate partition for /home and one for /. That way, all I had to do was re-install the os when I wanted to change it, without messing with /home.

    I guess I should have given it more space when I did that... :)


    ---

    Black Panther(RCS)
    a.k.a. Dan Richter
    Sysop - Castle Rock BBS
    telnet://bbs.castlerockbbs.com
    http://www.castlerockbbs.com
    The sparrows are flying again....

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (316:36/17)
  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to CR1MSON on Sat Apr 27 04:15:00 2019
    Jon,

    A user should be a lot easier if the SysOp has their BBS setup for the C>average bear. Yeah, that's true about losing a ton of BBSes over the years. C>So many of them were so good. It's up to us to keep the spirit alive!

    Well, I'm running into a lot where folks want to hide behind an alias.
    That's OK, only if they truthfully provide the data requested. Then, if
    they, in their new user feedback, request an alias, due to something
    like "stalking by an ex", I can deal with that. But, regardless, if the
    data is subpeonaed by law enforcement, it gets turned over.

    It does take work and a lot of it. Lots of late nights... that sort of C>thing. I seem to have things finally running a bit nicely lately. C>Maintenance is a big thing, you have to keep up on the times, otherwise, C>things are bound to break. Sort of like that "going on vacation virus" that C>people get when they're away only to find out their system crashed after C>being away for a week or something.

    Yep...the BBS develops "separation anxiety".

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to BLACK PANTHER on Sat Apr 27 04:35:00 2019
    Dan,

    I actually had an issue last month. We were away for a long weekend, and for BP>some reason, the BBS wasn't answering. I got home to find that the partition BP>the BBS was on was full. Mystic didn't even have enough space to log any BP>information... That'll teach me to play around with the disk partitions BP>before going on vacation... :)

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    Daryl

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  • From cr1mson@316:973/11 to Black Panther on Sat Apr 27 08:36:18 2019
    On 26 Apr 2019, Black Panther said the following...

    I guess I should have given it more space when I did that... :)

    Yeah, I guess so. How much space do you have total?

    -- cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A42 2019/02/01 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: Insane Asylum (316:973/11)
  • From cr1mson@316:973/11 to Daryl Stout on Sat Apr 27 08:37:26 2019
    On 27 Apr 2019, Daryl Stout said the following...

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    -- cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A42 2019/02/01 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: Insane Asylum (316:973/11)
  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to CR1MSON on Sat Apr 27 10:46:00 2019
    Jon,

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    Then again, some Sysops might enjoy that. <eg>

    Daryl

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Sat Apr 27 13:22:01 2019
    On 27 Apr 2019, Daryl Stout said the following...

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    Only 30? Dang... I was looking for more like 50! ;)


    ---

    Black Panther(RCS)
    a.k.a. Dan Richter
    Sysop - Castle Rock BBS
    telnet://bbs.castlerockbbs.com
    http://www.castlerockbbs.com
    The sparrows are flying again....

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (316:36/17)
  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Sat Apr 27 13:27:03 2019
    On 27 Apr 2019, cr1mson said the following...

    I guess I should have given it more space when I did that... :)

    Yeah, I guess so. How much space do you have total?

    On that system, there is a 1Tb HD. I now have the /home partition at 700Gb.
    If I start getting low on space, I've got two other HDs sitting next to me
    that I could add. :)

    The entire network, which consists of 4 desktops, Raspberry Pi 3, and Laptop, with external back-up drive, combine for about 13.5Tb of HD space.


    ---

    Black Panther(RCS)
    a.k.a. Dan Richter
    Sysop - Castle Rock BBS
    telnet://bbs.castlerockbbs.com
    http://www.castlerockbbs.com
    The sparrows are flying again....

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (316:36/17)
  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Sat Apr 27 13:27:58 2019
    On 27 Apr 2019, cr1mson said the following...

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    You must have used WinAmp... I loved those sound bites. :)


    ---

    Black Panther(RCS)
    a.k.a. Dan Richter
    Sysop - Castle Rock BBS
    telnet://bbs.castlerockbbs.com
    http://www.castlerockbbs.com
    The sparrows are flying again....

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (316:36/17)
  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to BLACK PANTHER on Sat Apr 27 19:08:00 2019
    Dan,

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    Only 30? Dang... I was looking for more like 50! ;)

    Drop 'em, and bend over. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:77/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun May 5 00:45:55 2019
    Re: Re: BBSing
    By: Daryl Stout to CR1MSON on Sat Apr 27 2019 10:46 am

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    Then again, some Sysops might enjoy that. <eg>

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me. lolz.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig
    http://vintagebbsing.com
    telnet://vintagebbsing.com
    trillian: cr1mson
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    * Origin: Time Warp of the Future BBS - Home of League 10 (316:77/1)
  • From Jon Justvig@316:77/1 to Black Panther on Sun May 5 00:46:57 2019
    Re: Re: BBSing
    By: Black Panther to cr1mson on Sat Apr 27 2019 01:27 pm

    On 27 Apr 2019, cr1mson said the following...

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    You must have used WinAmp... I loved those sound bites. :)

    At one point before I subscribed to iTunes. :D

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig
    http://vintagebbsing.com
    telnet://vintagebbsing.com
    trillian: cr1mson
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    * Origin: Time Warp of the Future BBS - Home of League 10 (316:77/1)
  • From Jon Justvig@316:77/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun May 5 00:47:45 2019
    Re: Re: BBSing
    By: Daryl Stout to BLACK PANTHER on Sat Apr 27 2019 07:08 pm

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    Only 30? Dang... I was looking for more like 50! ;)

    Drop 'em, and bend over. :P

    I see a bromance lerking around the corner and I'm not looking!!!

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig
    http://vintagebbsing.com
    telnet://vintagebbsing.com
    trillian: cr1mson
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Win32
    * Origin: Time Warp of the Future BBS - Home of League 10 (316:77/1)
  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to JON JUSTVIG on Tue May 7 10:34:00 2019
    Jon,

    An ethernet cable really whips the llamas butt. :D

    Then again, some Sysops might enjoy that. <eg>

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me. lolz.

    All righty, then. Well, that explains the fact that "Dirty Old Sysops
    Need Love, Too". <BG>

    Years ago, when someone asked "Do you, Sysop...Take This BBS...to be
    your lawfully wedded spouse??". At the time, where it was located,
    warranted the reply "Well, it's in the bedroom, but I'm the one getting screwed"!! :P

    From a financial standpoint, yes...but it's a labor of love.

    At least with a CAPTCHA in place, along with other filters, I've
    managed to keep a lot of the bots out. I had been using PeerBlock (with
    its lists for $10 a year), but I figured out how to modify the CAPTCHA
    where a new random 6 digit code is created every 5 minutes around the
    clock. Plus, if I see a certain IP connecting repeatedly (I limit the
    maximum concurrent connections from a single IP without an actual BBS
    logon to ONE), I just put them in the BLOCK file, and that's the end of
    it.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to JON JUSTVIG on Tue May 7 11:06:00 2019
    Jon,

    Bad, bad, Sysop!! 30 lashes with a wet ethernet cable!! <G>

    Only 30? Dang... I was looking for more like 50! ;)

    Drop 'em, and bend over. :P

    I see a bromance lerking around the corner and I'm not looking!!!

    Or like 2 cartoons for the male prostate check exam:

    1) This guy is sitting on the exam table, with this huge vice grip
    around his hips. The doctor writes on the exam notes "Patient seems
    rather reluctant to have his prostate checked". When I showed that to my urologist, he about died laughing!! <BG>

    2) The doctor enters the exam room, and his index finger is hugely
    swollen!! He tells the male patient "Sorry I'm late for your digital
    rectal exam. I slammed my finger in the car door this morning!!" That'd
    be MY luck!! :P

    From what I understand, if the DRE is done a certain way, it can cause
    the man to ejaculate. However, behind heart disease, breast cancer (men
    get it as well), and colon cancer, prostate cancer is a leading killer
    of males...and like so many other forms of cancer, in its early stages,
    there are no symptoms.

    So, while talking about things like colonoscopies, prostate checks,
    may not be ones favorite topic, it's best to be proactive on ones
    health...male or female. I'd rather they find nothing at all (no
    cancer), or something very early (stage 0 or stage 1), with a greater
    than 90% chance of survival...than being told "you have stage 4 cancer,
    and will be dead within 2 weeks"...and I've heard of the latter
    occurring to others more than once.

    I know some who will NOT go to the doctor, as "they don't want to be
    seen naked". To me, they are there to save my butt, and not kiss it!!

    Daryl

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/13 to All on Mon Jan 10 01:47:00 2022
    What do you find most fun and beneficial with BBSing?

    -cr1mson

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: ChristNet BBS -- telnet://vintagebbsing.com:2333 (316:36/13)
  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Mon Jan 10 10:29:00 2022
    Jon,

    What do you find most fun and beneficial with BBSing?

    First, not being flooded with ads and cookies like on Facebook and other social media sites.

    Second, it's a safe internet alternative.

    Daryl

    ... Since bread is square, why is sandwich meat round??
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