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[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 10:31:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So... you haven't tried 'Two Lumps' yet?

[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 15:34:07 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Two Lumps = cool!! 

Now your guess: 'Grasshopper!' ;)



[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 15:37:47 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Well, it isn't as obvious as 'Caine' or 'Kung Fu'.

[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 15:47:09 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Warm though!  :)



[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 15:56:54 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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One clue: What was Caine, where did he come from? (i think that was one clue?)



[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 07:10:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Guessing the names of hidden rooms is a *classic* Citadel game from decades past. :)

There are a couple of rooms here that are hidden only because they're really just RSS feeds and I didn't want to clutter the default room list with syndicated content. Two Lumps is one of them.

More fun tidbits of knowledge:

* Once you access a hidden room for the first time, it isn't hidden anymore.
It will show up in your room list. This is true for both text and web clients.

* You can also create a hidden room that requires a password to gain access.
This feature is almost never used, because it's easier to create an invitation-only room and give room-admin rights to someone.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 07:30:41 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I have known about hidden rooms I don't think I bothered to guess the names.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 08:42:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Long ago, when I ran a Citadel board in Japan, I had some elaborate games made from guess-name rooms, where the next room's clue was hidden in a room you had to guess, in a chain of guess-names that went on for a while. I never tried that here, perhaps because I'm not as enchanted by that kind of thing as I used to be.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 08:49:54 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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hmmmmm.
I do remember lots of those type of games on Citadel.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 10:22:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There are two "classic" hidden rooms that traditionally appeared on "every" Citadel.

Hint #1: they are names that are amusing if they appear after the words "go to" (as in the .Goto command)

Hint #2: Uncensored only has one of these two rooms.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 11:44:39 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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There is a few things about Citadel I don't remember. Maybe I should start talking to the old sysop again, like
I promissed to do and have him boot it up.
I remember a story room where a user wrote a paragraph and the next user had to continue the story by writing
another paragraph. I remember a word association room.

It was fun when he booted up his old Kaypro two 5¼ floppy drive BBS he ran before he ran citadel. CP/M based.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 18:25:07 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Back in NJ in the mid 1980s Brian Riley ran Morningstar Keep Citadel on a CP/M machine - with a (then) unheard of beast called a 20 meg hard drive. The hard drive in question was a stand-alone contraption in and of itself larger than a full-size PC desktop case (the old type) and made such a racket that you'd find it painful to be in the same room with it. No joke.

It was, at the time, the only Citadel running in New Jersey.

That was soon to change... <evil grin>

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 19:07:44 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Back in those days what the hell would you do with a 20 meg hard drive?

[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 08:24:08 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Store lots of messages.

[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 09:11:55 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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lots and lots of messages, uncompressed.

[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 10:46:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Back in those days what the hell would you do with a 20 meg hard drive?


I once heard an answer to that question: "It's so big you can back it up to itself."

(Which works great until someone lets the magic smoke out.)

[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 11:19:15 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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... use as a coffee table when it's switched off!



[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 12:51:24 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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If you write to it enough, perhaps you can prepare coffee on it.

[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 16:49:15 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Maybe a breadmaker!!

 

Bowl-flower-water-  (|) <--- Press here -go make coffee-come back in 20-put mixture in oven for 30--enjoy



[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 20:03:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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A bowl full of flowers? Are they petunias?

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