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[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 01:41:13 EDT from Decomposed <>

Subject: New users

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It may get a few new users now.  I've mentioned it in a number of places, one of which is a Facebook forum dedicated to reminiscing about Citadel from the late '80s.


This is a great forum.  I wish it allowed saved messages to be edited or deleted by the originating user, but I remember way back when the decision was made to make Citadel that way.  It had to do with people changing what they'd written AFTER others had already responded to it.  Yeah, I can see how that might torque people off.  Still, on a room-by-room basis, maybe the room's creator could allow or disallow the editing of saved messages.  It would be a nice change.

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 09:25:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: New users

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We're open to suggestions for improvement, since we *do* control the code running the system. Welcome aboard. Make yourselves at home, and beware of the lunatic with the box of uncooked macaroni.

So, if you use telnet or SSH to get here, you'll see the classic Citadel BBS. Those who wish to be less nostalgic can interact with us from a web browser. The site has been here since 1988 -- we started as a dialup Citadel BBS in Harrison NY. Why aren't there more people here? One word: F*c*book.
It's up to you to spread the word and lead the exodus. :)

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 10:31:45 EDT from Decomposed <>

Subject: Re: New users

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I'm using telnet now - using a putty client. Yeah, this is classic Citadel!
Now if I just remembered how Citadel worked... :(

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 10:35:41 EDT from Decomposed <>

Subject: How to telnet to Uncensored...

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If you're interested in trying the telnet connection but don't know how, here's how from Windows: 1) Download putty.exe, which is a well known telnet and SSH client, to your desktop. You can get it here: 2) Run putty. 3) Tell putty that the host name is and that the connection type is Telnet. 4) Click the Open button.

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 12:03:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: New users

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Once again, welcome to all of our new friends. If you are having any trouble finding your way around, just ask!

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 13:37:15 EDT from Decomposed <>

Subject: Avatars

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When I try to edit my online photo / (my avatar,) I receive a message saying that higher access is needed.

Is this a permanent restriction?

[#] Tue Sep 11 2018 15:00:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: Avatars

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No, it's probably a bug. I'll check it out when I get a chance.

[#] Wed Sep 12 2018 07:59:50 EDT from winzlo

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Welcome from me as well. Another useful web site to reference for Citadel help and documentation is, in case that is not how you already found this server. :)

[#] Wed Sep 12 2018 10:40:13 EDT from Haven

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Welcome to the new members.  

[#] Wed Sep 12 2018 15:53:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: New users

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Once again, welcome to all of our new friends. If you are having any

trouble finding your way around, just ask!

Here's the answer to one specific issue some people seem to be having:

Once you've successfully accessed a hidden room for the first time, it's no longer hidden to you. It will permanently appear in your known rooms list.
From a web browser, just click on "Rooms" and you'll see the no-longer-hidden room in your list. From telnet/ssh, just type <.> <G>oto [roomname] and it'll always be there, and it'll also appear in your <G>oto march.

Remember, you can just use the "Goto next room" march mode to take yourself on a tour of the whole system.

[#] Wed Sep 12 2018 16:47:17 EDT from Decomposed <>

Subject: How we found your site

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Thanks for the welcome - and ESPECIALLY to our gracious sysop.  I very much appreciate the system.

With regard to your question about how "we" found your site:

A group of us who used to use the various Sacramento Citadel boards in the 1980s have been frequenting a Facebook group devoted to them.  At one point, our old cow town had quite a few... seven or eight, I'd guess.  A few days ago, I decided to see if there were any Citadels still running anywhere.  Google worked its magic and I found

I then spread the word, both to the legacy Citadel users and to a group I'm friends with on another forum.  I'd guess that what you're going to eventually find is that about half of the new users I've brought in are Citadel veterans while the other half are not.  But that's just a guess.


[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 08:27:46 EDT from fleeb <>

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Goodness me... lotsa folks!

Welcome aboard... I wonder if there's any hope I'd remember anyone from the 80s, given I was running Machine's Machination in Japan in the late 80s, but couldn't properly network to the US very well.

[#] Sat Sep 15 2018 18:38:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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We've been seeing turkey vultures in our yard for the past couple of days.
They're pretty cool birds. We named one of them Kevin. The other is also named Kevin but the K is silent. But now we know why they're here ... there is a dead deer just beyond the fence. And now it's gotten pungent enough that even the vultures won't touch it.

Putresence is wafting through the entire area. We just closed all the windows because we can't stand it anymore. Yuck-o.

[#] Sat Sep 15 2018 19:00:34 EDT from Decomposed <>

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Years ago, my son's scoutmaster told me a story about a hike that was brought to a halt in the middle of nowhere by rangers.  A cow had died on the path, and they were in the process of getting rid of it through DETONATION.


It was apparently one of the coolest things the boy scouts experienced that year!


[#] Mon Sep 17 2018 11:50:03 EDT from wizard of aahz

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ARE YOU INSANE?? That's just asking IG to go blow up something beyond the fence in his backyard.

The real issue is that he'd do it without inviting us first.

[#] Mon Sep 17 2018 14:06:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Shades of the 1970 "exploding whale" incident in Florence, OR. I like it.

[#] Mon Sep 17 2018 15:00:37 EDT from wizard of aahz

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As opposed to one fatally hurtling downwards through the atmosphere.

[#] Tue Sep 18 2018 15:14:26 EDT from LoanShark <>

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The petunias... watch out for the petunias. They're getting angry.

[#] Fri Sep 21 2018 12:22:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hey everyone ... I'm in the process of moving all of my Internet-facing stuff to a new server. If I have some time over the weekend I'm going to take care of the VM that runs Uncensored. So if you try to connect and it's not there, try again in an hour or so.

Thanks, and keep a mild groove on.

[#] Fri Sep 21 2018 17:03:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ok, done. Hopefully there are no problems with the move. This hardware should be faster, too.

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