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CMS Revertting back to BBS days - Where is Fidonet 2.0?
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Msg#: 3319598 posted 4:11 am on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know this is going back a bit, but I'm sure there for a few "old timers" out there from back in the day, early 90's anywas :)

I'm talking about the world of BBS's. 160 buard acustic modems, 1200baud C64, CNet, Renegade, Wildcat, That other one that was way too complicated, pcboard, etc. Door games, Legend of red Dragon, Usurper, BRE, MUDD Etc

Disregard rest of message if none of these ring a bell...

For those of you who remember, have you found similarities in modern CMS apps and getting the feeling of being a "sysop" instead of a true webmaster?

I know I can get my text based BRE from telnet bbs's.
The main question, is when is the "FidoNet 2.0" going to appear. I know RSS is pretty close, and in some ways better. BUT I was really talking linked web forum, and loosly linked flash games.

ANyone else given any thought to this? Or does it already exist?
Something more controled and regulated than USENET, and using phpbb or something more configurable.

I don't know much about the programmning or details, but can donate web space, domain, and VPS to the cause. All open source and commercial free (excpt for the standard "this message based thru webmaster world"-type tagline. Just to be old school.

Any suggestions? Impossible? Pointless?


And for what it worth, I'm still listed as fido 1:2370 netadmin. Dork, I know :)



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Msg#: 3319598 posted 5:32 am on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)


I'm not registered now. I was just a "punto" (in spanish; in english it should was "point" or anything else) but I can understand your feeling because you was a sysop.

For most people, Internet gave us an enormous freedom out of those pyramidal system with so many comittees, subcommittees, regional committees and subregional or local subcommittees and those pack of rules, subrules, local rules and so on.

As the life evolves, you will never be a sysop again but a webmaster.


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Msg#: 3319598 posted 3:20 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I can think of situations where this makes sense.

As I recall, Fido boards didn't share boards wholesale, but typically just a small number of boards, in cases of overlapping interests between user bases.

I fear, though, that it would be used heavily by lazy webmasters who don't have a large number of users.

(Fido #92, PCUtilBoard...)


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Msg#: 3319598 posted 4:34 am on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I used to use Opus and then PCBOARD on 2 nodes for my bbs back in the 90's. After using CMS software I can't say it really makes me feel like a sysop like it did when running the bbs. I remember that feeling...the pc speaker beeping all night from people who wanted to talk - Tradewars 2000 (my favourite at the time) running off a 9600bps HST modem with 14.4k software emulation..haa.. I bought that modem from CRS (Canada Remote Systems)...wonder what happened to them.

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