• Synchronet Discord server

    From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to All on Fri Oct 18 20:31:54 2019
    Hello! Just a reminder we have a unofficial Discord server for the Synchronet BBS platform. Would love to have you join us if you are interested in learning more or getting support... Link is here: https://discord.gg/Q5KBBKY

    Marisa
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Marisag on Sun Oct 20 20:53:00 2019
    On 10-18-19 20:31, Marisag wrote to All <=-

    @VIA: VERT/AMIGAC
    Hello! Just a reminder we have a unofficial Discord server for the Synchronet BBS platform. Would love to have you join us if you are interested in learning more or getting support... Link is here: https://discord.gg/Q5KBBKY

    I might drop in :)


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  • From Nodoka Hanamura@VERT/NEOCINCI to Vk3jed on Mon Oct 21 20:37:00 2019
    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of the conversation :)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nodoka Hanamura on Tue Oct 22 22:40:24 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nodoka Hanamura to Vk3jed on Mon Oct 21 2019 08:37 pm

    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of the conversation :)


    if it werent for mystic bbs, synchronet bbs wouldn't look so great.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nodoka Hanamura on Wed Oct 23 11:28:00 2019
    On 10-21-19 20:37, Nodoka Hanamura wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: VERT/NEOCINCI
    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of the conversation :)

    Oh, OK. Seems a friendly mob on there. I haven't had a lot of time to chat though. Had a good chat with Marisa on the first night I checked in. :)


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Wed Oct 23 09:22:41 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: MRO to Nodoka Hanamura on Tue Oct 22 2019 10:40 pm

    if it werent for mystic bbs, synchronet bbs wouldn't look so great.

    Funny that you make that kind of comment, considering you use Synchronet. But aside from Synchronet and Mystic, how many other modern BBS packages are out there that are currently being maintained? I can't really think of any.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Wed Oct 23 09:23:29 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Nodoka Hanamura on Wed Oct 23 2019 11:28 am

    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of
    the conversation :)

    Oh, OK. Seems a friendly mob on there. I haven't had a lot of time to chat though. Had a good chat with Marisa on the first night I checked in. :)

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on the Synchronet IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at all.

    Nightfox

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    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 13:31:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to MRO <=-

    if it werent for mystic bbs, synchronet bbs wouldn't look so great.

    Funny that you make that kind of comment, considering you use
    Synchronet. But aside from Synchronet and Mystic, how many other
    modern BBS packages are out there that are currently being
    maintained? I can't really think of any.

    True, and with Mystic, the "maintaining" is quite spotty at best.
    The author disappears for long periods of time, with no
    explanation or warning. It's been a few months since he was
    seen/heard from. <SHRUG>

    There is a clone of PCBoard being worked on, with an expected
    release of "soon".



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 13:35:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of
    the conversation :)

    Oh, OK. Seems a friendly mob on there. I haven't had a lot of time to chat though. Had a good chat with Marisa on the first night I checked in. :)

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on
    the Synchronet IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at
    all.

    The Synchronet IRC channel (like many others) goes for periods of
    time with little activity, and then there'll be a big flurry of
    activity for a while. I keep a client idling in there and read
    back through it to keep caught up. There are sometimes very nice
    "nuggets" of info to be had there. Of note are the frequent posts
    from developer's CVS accounts which give advance notice of
    recent/pending changes to SBBS and utils.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Wed Oct 23 12:32:08 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 2019 01:35 pm

    The Synchronet IRC channel (like many others) goes for periods of
    time with little activity, and then there'll be a big flurry of
    activity for a while. I keep a client idling in there and read
    back through it to keep caught up. There are sometimes very nice "nuggets" of info to be had there. Of note are the frequent posts
    from developer's CVS accounts which give advance notice of
    recent/pending changes to SBBS and utils.

    I guess that's not really my preferred style of communication. I used to use IRC quite a lot in the past, and usually I visited chat rooms that were fairly active. Since the Synchronet IRC channel is fairly inactive with periods of activity, I'd rather just use the Synchronet support sub-boards on Dove-Net. I can post a message on Dove-Net and not have to idle in a chat room to see a response.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Wed Oct 23 12:38:50 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 2019 01:31 pm

    True, and with Mystic, the "maintaining" is quite spotty at best.
    The author disappears for long periods of time, with no
    explanation or warning. It's been a few months since he was
    seen/heard from. <SHRUG>

    I've heard that. Does there tend to be a lot of requests for bug fixes and new features in Mystic?

    I think we're lucky that Rob Swindell takes time almost every day to respond to requests and makes updates to Synchronet. I know he has a day job and a family, and sometimes it can be hard to have much time for side projects & things.

    Nightfox

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    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 16:19:51 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Oct 23 2019 09:22 am

    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: MRO to Nodoka Hanamura on Tue Oct 22 2019 10:40 pm

    if it werent for mystic bbs, synchronet bbs wouldn't look so great.

    Funny that you make that kind of comment, considering you use Synchronet. B


    it's not funny that i made that kind of comment. i'm saying mystic isnt as good as synchronet.

    many other modern BBS packages are out
    there that are currently being maintained? I can't really think of any.

    that 1984 and magika or whatever it's called. they say they are working on iniquity again but i doubt they will have anything. vadv32 still has changes here and there. i still like their web interface best of all.

    citadel is still being worked on and has some great web stuff. their last archive is dated august 2019

    enigma 1/2 is being worked on.

    this is just a few.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 16:20:42 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to Vk3jed on Wed Oct 23 2019 09:23 am

    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Nodoka Hanamura on Wed Oct 23 2019 11:28 am

    I don't use Synchronet myself, but I'll drop in just to be part of
    the conversation :)

    Oh, OK. Seems a friendly mob on there. I haven't had a lot of time to c though. Had a good chat with Marisa on the first night I checked in. :)

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on the Synchro IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at all.



    well irc is like an answering machine. you post a msg there and someone gets back to you later. people that drop in and leave in 2 minutes think it's always dead. people are at home at different times and are from different parts of the world, so take that into account.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Wed Oct 23 15:26:32 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 2019 04:19 pm

    if it werent for mystic bbs, synchronet bbs wouldn't look so
    great.

    Funny that you make that kind of comment, considering you use
    Synchronet. B

    it's not funny that i made that kind of comment. i'm saying mystic isnt as good as synchronet.

    I know what you meant. It also sounded like you were implying that Synchronet wouldn't look so great if Mystic didn't exist. Which sounded funny since you use Synchronet.. (though I suppose you're going to suggest I thought that because you think I have autism?)

    that 1984 and magika or whatever it's called. they say they are working on iniquity again but i doubt they will have anything. vadv32 still has changes here and there. i still like their web interface best of all.

    citadel is still being worked on and has some great web stuff. their last archive is dated august 2019

    enigma 1/2 is being worked on.

    this is just a few.

    I had forgotten about some of those. I don't really hear many sysops talking about those, but I guess those are still around.

    Nightfox

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    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Wed Oct 23 15:28:51 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 2019 04:20 pm

    well irc is like an answering machine. you post a msg there and someone gets back to you later. people that drop in and leave in 2 minutes think it's always dead. people are at home at different times and are from different parts of the world, so take that into account.

    If people want to discuss Synchronet that way, then why not just post on Dove-Net and look for a reply later? To me, chat rooms always seemed better suited for more immediate live chat (and that's how I've always used IRC).

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 20:31:30 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Oct 23 2019 03:26 pm

    it's not funny that i made that kind of comment. i'm saying mystic isnt good as synchronet.

    I know what you meant. It also sounded like you were implying that Synchron wouldn't look so great if Mystic didn't exist. Which sounded funny since yo use Synchronet.. (though I suppose you're going to suggest I thought that

    mystic is like the fat chicks that hang out with the one hot chick. it makes the hot chick look better.


    I had forgotten about some of those. I don't really hear many sysops talkin about those, but I guess those are still around.


    being synchronet sysops, we are in a little fishbowl. citadel has it's own scene and a bunch of real users that still use it.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Oct 23 20:33:30 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Oct 23 2019 03:28 pm

    If people want to discuss Synchronet that way, then why not just post on Dove-Net and look for a reply later? To me, chat rooms always seemed better suited for more immediate live chat (and that's how I've always used IRC).

    i wouldnt suggest discussing any bbs software on irc. it kills the mood. it's boring and when people get the help they want, they leave and dont return usually. that's just what i've seen over the years.

    i have live chats with people on my irc server, but people are active during different times of the day. you cant expect someone to be there when YOU are there and start talking to you. maybe they will, maybe they wont.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 19:58:00 2019
    On 10-23-19 12:32, Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I guess that's not really my preferred style of communication. I used
    to use IRC quite a lot in the past, and usually I visited chat rooms
    that were fairly active. Since the Synchronet IRC channel is fairly inactive with periods of activity, I'd rather just use the Synchronet support sub-boards on Dove-Net. I can post a message on Dove-Net and
    not have to idle in a chat room to see a response.

    Agree. In the 90s, I used to have IRC open all the time and multiple channels from multiple networks open at the same time. It was a good way to catch me back then. Today, I do a lot more with the PC, and idling on IRC is not practical (exacerbated by ADHD, which makes me lose track of things in the background).

    Discord is better, because it has notifications, so I know if there's been activity without having to remember to look. I use as many different notification sounds, so I can recognise what app the notification is from, without having to look. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MRO on Thu Oct 24 19:59:00 2019
    On 10-23-19 16:19, MRO wrote to Nightfox <=-

    that 1984 and magika or whatever it's called. they say they are working
    on iniquity again but i doubt they will have anything. vadv32 still has changes here and there. i still like their web interface best of all.

    citadel is still being worked on and has some great web stuff. their
    last archive is dated august 2019

    enigma 1/2 is being worked on.

    And apam has started working on Magicka again, so that's also in active development.


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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Vk3jed on Thu Oct 24 02:32:23 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Nodoka Hanamura on Wed Oct 23 2019 11:28:00

    Oh, OK. Seems a friendly mob on there. I haven't had a lot of time to chat though. Had a good chat with Marisa on the first night I checked in. :)

    Yes I enjoyed it too :)

    Marisa
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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 02:34:04 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to Vk3jed on Wed Oct 23 2019 09:23:29

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on the Synchronet IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at all.

    Its kind of like a asynmchronos IRC - you post a message and then wait for a reply. Lot os people idle there and only look for updates a few times per day...

    Marisa
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vk3jed on Thu Oct 24 08:51:04 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 2019 03:19 pm

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on the Synchronet IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at all.

    There seems to be a bit of activity on Discord. :)

    Why is that? Why is there little activity on Synchronet IRC?? I don't like installing software I don't use much so I won't use Discord. I suppose I could use the web interface but anything web seems to slow to me.


    Havens BBS

    SysOp: HusTler

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    Synchronet Havens BBS havens.synchro.net
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 07:09:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    The Synchronet IRC channel (like many others) goes for periods of
    time with little activity, and then there'll be a big flurry of
    activity for a while. I keep a client idling in there and read
    back through it to keep caught up. There are sometimes very nice
    "nuggets" of info to be had there. Of note are the frequent posts
    from developer's CVS accounts which give advance notice of
    recent/pending changes to SBBS and utils.

    I guess that's not really my preferred style of communication. I
    used to use IRC quite a lot in the past, and usually I visited
    chat rooms that were fairly active. Since the Synchronet IRC
    channel is fairly inactive with periods of activity, I'd rather
    just use the Synchronet support sub-boards on Dove-Net. I can
    post a message on Dove-Net and not have to idle in a chat room to
    see a response.

    Yep, I get that. One advantage that the IRC has though, is that
    if you ask a question, and the right person/people are there at
    the moment, you get a nearly instant reply and hopefully that
    resolves your question right then and there. Echomail/Dovenet
    would generally take several hours, at best. Again, I use it with
    an idle client and then "check in" several times a day to see
    what's been talked about. Takes nearly zero resources and is just
    another nice source of information.



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 07:14:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    True, and with Mystic, the "maintaining" is quite spotty at best.
    The author disappears for long periods of time, with no
    explanation or warning. It's been a few months since he was
    seen/heard from. <SHRUG>

    I've heard that. Does there tend to be a lot of requests for bug
    fixes and new features in Mystic?

    I'd say not really too many, based only on what I see in the
    FSXNet echomail traffic (I don't use Mystic but that network is
    Mystic-centric like this one is Synch-centric). Folks seem to
    just work around bugs/issues while hoping that the author will get
    to it one day. To be truthful it seems somewhat strange to me.

    I think we're lucky that Rob Swindell takes time almost every day
    to respond to requests and makes updates to Synchronet. I know
    he has a day job and a family, and sometimes it can be hard to
    have much time for side projects & things.

    Absolutely right. It's almost unbelieveably great support, at a
    great price. ;-) I'm very thankful for his (and others) support
    and at this point can't imagine using anything else.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Thu Oct 24 16:07:35 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 2019 07:09 am

    Yep, I get that. One advantage that the IRC has though, is that
    if you ask a question, and the right person/people are there at
    the moment, you get a nearly instant reply and hopefully that
    resolves your question right then and there. Echomail/Dovenet
    would generally take several hours, at best. Again, I use it with
    an idle client and then "check in" several times a day to see
    what's been talked about. Takes nearly zero resources and is just
    another nice source of information.

    I think one advantage of echomail & Dove-Net is that you don't have to actively be there to wait to see the response. You can log on, post something, and log off, then log on later to see if anyone responded.

    Nightfox

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    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 21:18:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Yep, I get that. One advantage that the IRC has though, is that
    if you ask a question, and the right person/people are there at
    the moment, you get a nearly instant reply and hopefully that
    resolves your question right then and there. Echomail/Dovenet
    would generally take several hours, at best. Again, I use it with
    an idle client and then "check in" several times a day to see
    what's been talked about. Takes nearly zero resources and is just
    another nice source of information.

    I think one advantage of echomail & Dove-Net is that you don't
    have to actively be there to wait to see the response. You can
    log on, post something, and log off, then log on later to see if
    anyone responded.

    Yes, but if you leave an IRC client (I use an external one, not
    from within the BBS) idling in the channel(s), you can do the same
    thing. Post a question and then leave, come back later and see if
    anyone replied. The bonus though, is that sometimes you get a
    nearly instantaneous reply if somebody happens to be there when
    you ask the question. Both methods are great resources, and to me
    it makes sense to use both. Also, there's no 'TM' in IRC... ;-)



    ... Eye witnesses were on the scene in minutes.
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    Synchronet Palantir BBS * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Marisag on Fri Oct 25 19:20:00 2019
    On 10-24-19 02:32, Marisag wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Yes I enjoyed it too :)

    Cool, must check in more often. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 19:25:00 2019
    On 10-24-19 08:51, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    There seems to be a bit of activity on Discord. :)

    Why is that? Why is there little activity on Synchronet IRC?? I don't like installing software I don't use much so I won't use Discord. I suppose I could use the web interface but anything web seems to slow to me.

    It is sporadic, but it's there on Discord. IRC I find hardr to track, due to the lack of notifications (idling doesn't work for me).

    I share your sentiments about web stuff, both chat and forums. :)


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vk3jed on Fri Oct 25 09:54:48 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 2019 07:25 pm

    I share your sentiments about web stuff, both chat and forums. :)

    Chat, BBS, IRC, all of it is just an exchange of text messages. I don't understand the need for Discord Servers and GUI clients just to exchange messages. To each his/her own I guess.

    Havens BBS

    SysOp: HusTler

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    Synchronet Havens BBS havens.synchro.net
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 09:52:38 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: HusTler to Vk3jed on Fri Oct 25 2019 09:54 am

    Chat, BBS, IRC, all of it is just an exchange of text messages. I don't understand the need for Discord Servers and GUI clients just to exchange messages. To each his/her own I guess.

    No GUI? Do you not use Windows or any sort of GUI environment? And have you ever used instant messengers such as Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, etc.? Most of the software I've used in the last 25+ years or so for exchanging messages have had a GUI, mainly due to the operating systems in use.

    One of my favorite IRC programs is mIRC (for Windows). I used to use it a lot, and after a while I decided to buy a registration code for it due to how much I used it. It's shareware, and I figured that with how much I used it, I probably already got my money's worth before I paid for it..

    Nightfox

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Nightfox on Fri Oct 25 13:30:04 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 2019 09:52 am

    Chat, BBS, IRC, all of it is just an exchange of text messages. I don't understand the need for Discord Servers and GUI clients just to exchange messages. To each his/her own I guess.

    No GUI? Do you not use Windows or any sort of GUI environment? And have you ever used instant messengers such as Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, etc.? Most of the software I've used in the last 25+ years or so

    One of my favorite IRC programs is mIRC (for Windows). I used to use it a lot, and after a while I decided to buy a registration code for it due to

    Of course I have but while working for an ISP I was taught to move away from the GUI stuff. It was much more productive to use CLI. I can have 10 ssh windows open on my system without windows applications sucking up memory. Hey.. I just noticed this thread is in Dovenet/Advertisements. Anyone else notice that?



    Havens BBS

    SysOp: HusTler

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Fri Oct 25 15:56:51 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 2019 07:25 pm

    On 10-24-19 08:51, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    There seems to be a bit of activity on Discord. :)

    Why is that? Why is there little activity on Synchronet IRC?? I don't like installing software I don't use much so I won't use Discord. I suppose I could use the web interface but anything web seems to slow to me.

    It is sporadic, but it's there on Discord. IRC I find hardr to track, due t the lack of notifications (idling doesn't work for me).

    you can have a znc/bnc

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vk3jed on Fri Oct 25 19:16:12 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Thu Oct 24 2019 03:19 pm

    I haven't used Discord much, but occasionally I've dropped in on the Synchronet IRC channel, only to see little to no activity at all.

    There seems to be a bit of activity on Discord. :)

    Where's that? Do you mean MarisaG's discord server? She has a facebook BBS page too. I can't handle that Web stuff. Nice to visit but I don't want to hangout there. I used to enjoy IRC but it's not the way it was 10-15 years ago. I have to laugh. If I logon to freenode and join ##chat there's over 100 users in the channel and nobody chatting. What's that all about? Are they all in Private? I hungout on us.dal.davis 30-plus back in the day. Lot's a fun back then. It was hard to get a word in it was so busy. People coming in and out of the room. Crazy busy. Fun Fun.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Sat Oct 26 06:47:00 2019
    On 10-25-19 09:54, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: VERT/HAVENS
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Fri Oct 25 2019 07:25 pm

    I share your sentiments about web stuff, both chat and forums. :)

    Chat, BBS, IRC, all of it is just an exchange of text messages. I
    don't understand the need for Discord Servers and GUI clients just to exchange messages. To each his/her own I guess.

    For me, message notifications are a vital feature these days. Back in the 90s, I used to just sit on IRC all the time, but it's not as easy to just sit and idle. If I'm not looking at it, it doesn't exist, for all intents and purposes, unless something grabs my attention, hence the need for notifications. :)


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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Nightfox on Fri Oct 25 21:48:11 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to Gamgee on Thu Oct 24 2019 16:07:35

    I think one advantage of echomail & Dove-Net is that you don't have to actively be there to wait to see the response. You can log on, post something, and log off, then log on later to see if anyone responded.

    Discord works that way too. It tracks where you were since the last time you connected to that server and shows you where there are new messages...

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Marisag on Sat Oct 26 14:00:36 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Marisag to Nightfox on Fri Oct 25 2019 09:48 pm

    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to Gamgee on Thu Oct 24 2019 16:07:35

    I think one advantage of echomail & Dove-Net is that you don't have to actively be there to wait to see the response. You can log on, post something, and log off, then log on later to see if anyone responded.

    Discord works that way too. It tracks where you were since the last time you connected to that server and shows you where there are new messages...



    and a znc does that too.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MRO on Sun Oct 27 07:25:00 2019
    On 10-25-19 15:56, MRO wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    It is sporadic, but it's there on Discord. IRC I find hardr to track, due t the lack of notifications (idling doesn't work for me).

    you can have a znc/bnc

    That sounds like an RF connector. :D



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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Sun Oct 27 07:30:00 2019
    On 10-25-19 19:16, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    There seems to be a bit of activity on Discord. :)

    Where's that? Do you mean MarisaG's discord server? She has a

    Yes I'm talking about MarisaG's server.

    facebook BBS page too. I can't handle that Web stuff. Nice to visit but
    I don't want to hangout there. I used to enjoy IRC but it's not the way

    I do follow the FB Synchronet group, but don't say much there, because I prefer to use the BBS for that sort of discussion

    it was 10-15 years ago. I have to laugh. If I logon to freenode and
    join ##chat there's over 100 users in the channel and nobody chatting. What's that all about? Are they all in Private? I hungout on
    us.dal.davis 30-plus back in the day. Lot's a fun back then. It was
    hard to get a word in it was so busy. People coming in and out of the room. Crazy busy. Fun Fun.

    Yes, seems idlers are the order of the day now. I used to hang out on a heap of channels on 4 or 5 networks and there was always some chat going on. IRC was prett full on 20 years ago and a lot of fun. I was pretty much an IRC addict. :)


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Sat Oct 26 18:50:44 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Sun Oct 27 2019 07:30 am

    it was 10-15 years ago. I have to laugh. If I logon to freenode and join ##chat there's over 100 users in the channel and nobody chatting. What's that all about? Are they all in Private? I hungout on us.dal.davis 30-plus back in the day. Lot's a fun back then. It was hard to get a word in it was so busy. People coming in and out of the room. Crazy busy. Fun Fun.

    Yes, seems idlers are the order of the day now. I used to hang out on a hea of channels on 4 or 5 networks and there was always some chat going on. IRC was prett full on 20 years ago and a lot of fun. I was pretty much an IRC addict. :)



    people talk about how busy things were THEN and how things are dead now, but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at all times with interesting things to talk about?


    i get a buy pop in and talk about bbsing. it's pretty boring stuff to discuss. he talks about the good old days and people say 'yep'. then he says he's just checking it all out again because he heard about it and then goes back to where he came from.

    bbsing and this hobby is pretty boring and it's filled with a lot of boring people.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Marisag on Sat Oct 26 21:11:17 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Marisag to Nightfox on Fri Oct 25 2019 09:48 pm

    I think one advantage of echomail & Dove-Net is that you don't have to
    actively be there to wait to see the response. You can log on, post
    something, and log off, then log on later to see if anyone responded.

    Discord works that way too. It tracks where you were since the last time you connected to that server and shows you where there are new messages...

    Yeah, our team at work has started to use Microsoft Teams, which seems to use a Discord-like interface. I'm still getting used to it and haven't used it a whole lot, since it seems like yet another way to share information when we already had ways to share information (email, IM, an internal wiki, etc.).

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MRO on Sun Oct 27 22:10:00 2019
    On 10-26-19 18:50, MRO wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    people talk about how busy things were THEN and how things are dead
    now, but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at
    all times with interesting things to talk about?

    The point about IRC was that in the past, there was a lot more active chatting, today it seems to be all idling.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Sun Oct 27 18:20:36 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to MRO on Sun Oct 27 2019 10:10 pm

    On 10-26-19 18:50, MRO wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    people talk about how busy things were THEN and how things are dead now, but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at all times with interesting things to talk about?

    The point about IRC was that in the past, there was a lot more active chatti today it seems to be all idling.



    maybe it just seems that way to you because you are joining at the wrong times.

    i talked to 3 people on irc today.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sun Oct 27 19:30:29 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: MRO to Vk3jed on Sat Oct 26 2019 06:50 pm

    going on. IRC was prett full on 20 years ago and a lot of fun. I was
    pretty much an IRC addict. :)

    but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at all times with interesting things to talk about?

    If you're not available to chat, then why be on IRC?

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Vk3jed on Sun Oct 27 20:49:00 2019
    Vk3jed wrote to MRO <=-

    people talk about how busy things were THEN and how things are dead
    now, but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at
    all times with interesting things to talk about?

    The point about IRC was that in the past, there was a lot more
    active chatting, today it seems to be all idling.

    Depends... there are still some very active channels. Some of the
    Linux channels I check routinely have over 1000 users in them.
    Granted, most of them are idlers, but there is usually some
    conversation going on. The #synchronet channel on irc.synchro.net
    is often quiet for periods, but then has a pretty good flurry of
    activity for a while.

    It's easy enough to read back a few screens to catch up on where
    you were when you left.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Sun Oct 27 23:45:24 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sun Oct 27 2019 07:30 pm


    but are we all now the type of people that are to be available at all times with interesting things to talk about?

    If you're not available to chat, then why be on IRC?


    you just dont get it.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MRO on Mon Oct 28 19:41:00 2019
    On 10-27-19 18:20, MRO wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    maybe it just seems that way to you because you are joining at the
    wrong times.

    i talked to 3 people on irc today.

    I don't have the time for such randomness. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Gamgee on Mon Oct 28 19:45:00 2019
    On 10-27-19 20:49, Gamgee wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Depends... there are still some very active channels. Some of the
    Linux channels I check routinely have over 1000 users in them.
    Granted, most of them are idlers, but there is usually some
    conversation going on. The #synchronet channel on irc.synchro.net

    Yeah, I haven't done those Linuc channels for years.

    is often quiet for periods, but then has a pretty good flurry of
    activity for a while.

    Not at the times I'm around. :)

    It's easy enough to read back a few screens to catch up on where
    you were when you left.

    True, but it's still less useful than echomail when being used that way.
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vk3jed on Mon Oct 28 08:34:51 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to Gamgee on Mon Oct 28 2019 07:45 pm

    Depends... there are still some very active channels. Some of the Linux channels I check routinely have over 1000 users in them.
    Granted, most of them are idlers, but there is usually some conversation going on. The #synchronet channel on irc.synchro.net

    is often quiet for periods, but then has a pretty good flurry of activity for a while.
    Not at the times I'm around. :)
    It's easy enough to read back a few screens to catch up on where
    you were when you left.

    So let's all pick a day and time and meet on irc.synchro.net! How hard can it be?


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Mon Oct 28 16:01:39 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to MRO on Mon Oct 28 2019 07:41 pm

    On 10-27-19 18:20, MRO wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    maybe it just seems that way to you because you are joining at the wrong times.

    i talked to 3 people on irc today.



    I don't have the time for such randomness. :)


    well it's people i've known for over 20 years.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Mon Oct 28 16:02:06 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: HusTler to Vk3jed on Mon Oct 28 2019 08:34 am

    So let's all pick a day and time and meet on irc.synchro.net! How hard can be?


    only if i can be an op again and kick everyone.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Tue Oct 29 20:31:00 2019
    On 10-28-19 08:34, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    So let's all pick a day and time and meet on irc.synchro.net! How hard can it be?

    Easier said than done, once you factor in the time difference and my chaotic schedule. :D


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vk3jed on Tue Oct 29 16:40:41 2019
    Re: Re: Synchronet Discord server
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Tue Oct 29 2019 08:31 pm

    So let's all pick a day and time and meet on irc.synchro.net! How hard can it be?

    Easier said than done, once you factor in the time difference and my chaotic schedule. :D

    I was kidding. I know how hard is. The Mystic guys have a Meetup hosted by the Quantum wormhole. I stop by now then at 6pm eastern and it's 4Am for some of them. ;-)

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Wed Oct 30 13:03:00 2019
    On 10-29-19 16:40, HusTler wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I was kidding. I know how hard is. The Mystic guys have a Meetup
    hosted by the Quantum wormhole. I stop by now then at 6pm eastern and it's 4Am for some of them. ;-)

    Yeah indeed. :)


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