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[#] Sun Mar 30 2014 23:47:18 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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I suppose you could write your own text client.  I know someone who has :-)



[#] Mon Mar 31 2014 10:46:43 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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There is a text client for the phone? Or was it just ssh/telnet?

[#] Tue Apr 01 2014 10:49:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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ConnectBot works just fine. However I also noticed recently that the Android browser works a lot better with WebCit than it used to.

[#] Tue Apr 01 2014 10:59:14 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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It seems our text editor has gone away again; .ee is not available, "using built-in editor." It's a small thing, I know.

[#] Tue Apr 01 2014 12:51:10 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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"better"

[#] Tue Apr 01 2014 14:07:57 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, I must admit i'd rather use mutt to read mails on a terminal...



[#] Sun May 04 2014 15:01:45 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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mono is great! Having a copy of the clone is good to understand how it ticks :) .

I was wondering if you could easily have more than one User Interface on a citadel bbs? I know any long standing users of citadel would find it hard to switch maybe, but i'm not aq long standing user of citadel or mono bbs systems and i can zip round mono in a few keypresses (they reference boards by their "keypaths" so the ones you use are easy to get too by pressing all the keys at once).  It has alot of great features! 

I might try citadel on a Pi first then, i have seen mention on the wiki that a few people run citadel on Rasp Pi's.

 

 

 

 



[#] Sun May 04 2014 15:25:18 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I was wondering if you could easily have more than one User Interface on a citadel bbs?

Citadel listens on port 504 for general communication, the text client uses this port. So if you had the skills, you could write your own client or adapt the mono stuff to access a citadel. We are probably talking about some high level skills here.

You can also modify the looks of a webinterface accessing Citadel. Or maybe even rewrite it.

Some people wrote perl and php stuff to access a Citadel. Look around through the wiki.

 



[#] Sun May 04 2014 16:37:42 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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So the citadel text client/bbs, is exactly that--a client - and not needed for citserver?  Ah !  And citadel is written in C and has an API(s) (whatever they are :) ) so you could have a second text client?  I thought that the text client was some underlying framework that some of the other stuff was dependant on maybe, for some reason. lol

Could you, in good faith, call Citadel a Citadel if it used another txt client?

 

 



[#] Sun May 04 2014 16:46:04 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Some people wrote perl and php stuff to access a Citadel. Look around through the wiki.

 



Btw Thanks ! I'll start reading!

 

 



[#] Mon May 05 2014 10:06:52 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Consider that WebCit is a front-end to the Citadel system, much like text client is a front end to the Citadel system that just uses a telnet-like interface (in that it's the classic 80's BBS feel).

One could probably reskin WebCit to appear like Monochrome's web site with a little conversion effort (accounting for Citadel's additional features).

[#] Mon May 05 2014 11:12:13 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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monochrome's website is only an info page - the monochrome bbs is only reachable through telnet/SSH - its still a traditional bbs that has grown form a simple pascal menu oriented program in 1987 by David Brownlee at City University London. It has been online to the masses (non-university spods) since the early 90's, once having a large usebase before such things as livejournal (their journaling/diary system is nice :) ), twitter and facebook came on the scene, aswell  as the ubiquitous web forums.

Its still a thriving community, if somewhat smaller, and the bbs system is still very good, very easy to navigate and full of potential. I'm suprised i have never seen another menu tyope system like it (maybe gopher?). It also looks greta on my smartphone and is a doddle to use with that.

You have to look around the bbs, stricly off limits to http and anything google:

ssh mono@mono.org

There are 5 user on now, there can be 20+ on during the day, at the  same time- most people are in and out after reading or posting to their fave boards etc.

Loads of games on there too text adventures and whatnot and there are a few muds you can access (telnet is also a menu object/type/thingey),  they have thier own annimation langauge which provides the graphics/banners and lots besides (more games whatnots).

 

It has alot in common - community -wise with sdf.org another long standing community on the net, but it has just kept to being a BBS.

 



[#] Mon May 05 2014 11:16:45 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Btw I like webcit as it is, i wouldn't want to try and turn it into something else. It's great!

Having a mono-like board as a text client however sounds nice though :) 



[#] Mon May 05 2014 14:05:37 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Have you been connecting to Citadel via ssh?

ssh bbs@uncensored.citadel.org gives a pretty decent text experience, although we don't tend to use menus in the style of WWIV or Fido, preferring a different approach.



I mean, you can see some of that with '?', but you get a fair amount of power with the '.' commands.

[#] Mon May 05 2014 16:31:21 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Lots of people log in to Uncensored! every day using SSH or Telnet. It's the "old-skool" way :)

And pretty much every BBS community out there has a similar story to tell -- a big influx of users when the Internet first went mainstream, and then quite a thinning of the herd when Fecesbook became to BBS's what Wal-Mart is to local shopkeepers.

We have fared better than most. I like to think it's not only because our message boards are accessible via text or web, but also because we've done a good job at embracing the Citadel way of life, which is more than just software, it's an attitude. Looking elsewhere it's not quite as dandy. ISCA is a shadow of its former self; Quartz is a ghost town.

[#] Mon May 05 2014 16:44:40 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Yeah you are right bbs = the people not the UI. 

UI wise i like the menu system - it seems you can never get lost even with a very large amount of content. And i just got my fingers round it. :)

 

 



[#] Tue May 06 2014 05:50:56 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I tend to use Citadel's "March Mode" of hitting spacebar to read all unread messages, one at a time, through all rooms, untill I'm done. It's very clean.

[#] Tue May 06 2014 07:52:08 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I need to plan a trap room for Fleeb with a bazillion messags of Hi Fleeb.

[#] Tue May 06 2014 08:39:04 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmmm...

[#] Tue May 06 2014 09:05:54 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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sg{space}

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