• Re: REP Fails to parse...

    From Reverb@VERT/CBLISS to Nightfox on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 16:48:00
    Re: Re: REP Fails to parse...
    By: Nightfox to Matthew Munson on Mon Nov 19 2018 10:09:36

    I never understood MultiMail or other mailers. They take away from
    the BBS experience. The SysOPs must think I'm nuts for staying online
    reading messages. lol

    When there are so many message bases, offline mail seems rational.

    These days, when BBSes are available via the internet and have many nodes an offer a lot of online time, I don't think it matters a whole lot.

    Nightfox
    Nailed it. Back in dial-up days and limited time/nodes downloading messages
    and using an offline reader made sense. I like the online experience.

    ---
    Synchronet chaotic bliss - chaoticbliss.darktech.org
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Reverb on Thursday, December 20, 2018 20:36:00
    On 12-19-18 08:48, Reverb wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Nailed it. Back in dial-up days and limited time/nodes downloading messages and using an offline reader made sense. I like the online experience.

    I prefer the offline experience. I find the interface more useful, and I'm also isolated from any network slowdowns (though normally insignificant on a BBS) or dropouts.


    ... There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Jagossel@VERT/OUTWEST to Vk3jed on Thursday, December 20, 2018 16:13:00
    Vk3jed, to Reverb...

    Nailed it. Back in dial-up days and limited time/nodes downloading messages and using an offline reader made sense. I like the online experience.

    I prefer the offline experience. I find the interface more useful, and I'm also isolated from any network slowdowns (though normally insignificant on a BBS) or dropouts.

    I like the BBS experience myself, and I do miss it using an offline reader. However, I like using an offline reader (MultiMail in my case) because there are features that a BBS won't have. As mentioned, an offline reader helps
    for spotty connections: just download the QWK packets and upload the REP packes when there is a good connection; and you're free to read and write messages regardless of the spotty connections.

    I do lkke the tagline feature and the ability to use the FreeDOS editor over the line editor I was usng on the BBS.

    I do connect to Outwest and Digital Distortion BBSes to use an offline
    reader because they have FTP open. I still go to MTLGeek and Frugal
    Computing every once for the BBS experience, but only when I am at home on
    a stable Wi-Fi connection.

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!

    ... What? Don't you write your own taglines?
    --- MultiMail/DOS v0.51
    Synchronet the Outwest BBS - outwestbbs.com - Email denn@outwestbbs.com