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[#] Thu May 30 2019 01:59:18 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Oh... wait... Quake III Clan name. 
Nevermind... 
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[#] Thu May 30 2019 18:06:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Da Wizzzzzz

You should check out how that looks in WebCit. Each ">" is being interpreted as a nesting level of blockquote, so "Da Wizzzzz" appears in a bunch of concentric frames in a fade-out pattern. It's very L33T.

[#] Thu May 30 2019 23:02:45 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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There's the law of unintended consequences.

[#] Fri May 31 2019 06:22:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Amusingly, I don't think I ever had a war signature.

I did do some ANSI animation art of a minimal sort, but that was about it.

[#] Mon Jun 03 2019 15:17:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I didn't have one, but I grew up mostly on Citadels where having any signature at all was considered a Bad Thing.


Nowadays we have Internet email where people have signatures that are longer than most emails, including a image with their company logo, an unenforceable privacy disclaimer, etc. etc.

"This email is intended for its recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient, there's probably nothing that we can do about it, since you haven't signed a non-disclosure agreement, but maybe we can threaten you with our big scary lawyers."

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 12:01:43 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I definitely preferred Citadel's implicit no-sig policy.

We maintained a focus on conversation, not presentation.

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 13:04:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Citadel culture also had a no-quotes policy. I am personally responsible for ruining that, by implementing the Quote function when no one else ever had done so on a Citadel before.

There were a few cries of outrage, particularly from a fellow named Five Fresh Fish who found any amount of quoting intolerable. I attempted to counter by recommending that people keep quoted lines to an absolute minimum. That has repeatedly failed over the years. :(

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 13:54:09 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I'm also a fan of threads too. But I'm a perveCt.

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 14:06:29 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I liked the use of the '^' to indicate which message you were responding to.  '^^^' meant three messages above.

 

Citadel86 had logoff messages that one local BBS used for quotes and random nonsense.  It isn't message quoting but I like the random crap, not unlike the MOTD program on Unix/Linux



[#] Sat Jun 08 2019 01:51:34 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Thu Jun 06 2019 13:04:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Citadel culture also had a no-quotes policy. I am personally responsible for ruining that, by implementing the Quote function when no one else ever had done so on a Citadel before.

There were a few cries of outrage, particularly from a fellow named Five Fresh Fish who found any amount of quoting intolerable. I attempted to counter by recommending that people keep quoted lines to an absolute minimum. That has repeatedly failed over the years. :(

I'm not a fan of quotes on Citadel - but you've asked for people to use it, so I do. I'm not a Luddite. Things move on and evolve. I use quotes everywhere else... in fact, I thought I'd use the Telnet client most for Citadel - but I find that the web client is more evolved. It isn't quite Citadel... it is an evolved version of it. So were Novu86 and Asgard86 compared to Citadel on Z80. 


Which is why I think we should be able to upvote. Quotes are something modern users want to have. Not me... but younger users. So are upvotes. 

 



[#] Sat Jun 08 2019 01:52:48 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Right now, your mind is trying to justify how adding quotes was different than adding upvotes - and struggling... 

Because it isn't different. It is just a natural evolution... 

 

 



[#] Sat Jun 08 2019 16:28:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually no, my mind is more focused on what upvotes would do to the data model. Keeping track of something like an upvote/downvote/novote flag, per user, per message, would be murder on the database. *My* system could handle it, but if you look at the support room, you'll see that people trying to make Citadel run on small compute bricks is a *major* use case.

And ... one more public shaming for people who habitually quote an entire message instead of quoting just enough to establish some context.

[#] Fri Jun 14 2019 00:26:07 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Sat Jun 08 2019 16:28:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

And ... one more public shaming for people who habitually quote an entire message instead of quoting just enough to establish some context.

I'm still getting the hang of this web editor. :D 

And I'd been drinking that night, I believe. It has been a crazy few weeks. 

 



[#] Mon Jun 24 2019 23:56:26 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Fri Jun 14 2019 12:26:07 AM EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

 

Sat Jun 08 2019 16:28:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

And ... one more public shaming for people who habitually quote an entire message instead of quoting just enough to establish some context.

I'm still getting the hang of this web editor. :D 

And I'd been drinking that night, I believe. It has been a crazy few weeks. 

 



Wat? https://i.imgur.com/IppKJ.jpg



[#] Thu Jun 27 2019 18:31:05 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Mon Jun 24 2019 23:56:26 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

Not so much that I've seen giant rubber ducks floating in the bay. But then again, I live in Phoenix - so they COULD be there. How would I know? 

 



[#] Sun Jul 07 2019 22:27:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That could be one of James Veitch's rubber ducks, I guess.

[#] Tue May 26 2020 17:45:25 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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GPON seems like a waste of bandwith because of the ATM layer.....

[#] Tue May 26 2020 20:54:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(When y'all weren't looking, IG and Ragnar were discussing the relative merits of various PON implementations. Ragnar is stuck in a BPON neighborhood for now. IG is in a GPON neighborhood and has 1 Gbps symmetric service.)



Verizon went with BPON and later GPON because their "regular" phone service required ATM. Now here's the fun part. If you subscribe to "FiOS Digital Voice" they run it on SIP instead of ATM ... and believe it or not, when they do that, it falls under different regulations, even though it's the same phone company terminating service on the same equipment!

Apparently the "FiOS Digital Voice" service is subject to the same regulations as any VoIP provider, like Vonage (are they still around?). Much more lenient SLA, no guarantee that E911 is going to work, the whole kit & caboodle. But you also get a typical set of VoIP features such as simultaneous ringing, follow-me, etc.

I think most people would be happy with just an Internet connection and nothing else, but they don't want to sell that.

[#] Fri Jun 05 2020 15:33:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Interesting. Verizon FiOS now appears to be on ASN 701, which was the old UUNET. I guess they finally consolidated, which is not an easy thing to do.
${work} is launching a project like this now -- unifying some 10-15 formerly independent networks into a single ASN.

I should go back in time 30 years and tell myself that by 2020 I will have the equivalent of 22 T3's directly to UUNET. :)

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