• Info Screen

    From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to All on Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:39:22
    Just curious, is there an way to list the actual FTN network on the Info Screen. The first example is how it displays now, Is there a way to make it display like the second example. Not a big deal, just vanity info purposes.
    As always, thanks.

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/1
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/100
    FidoNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:37:21
    Re: Info Screen
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat May 28 2022 12:39 pm

    Just curious, is there an way to list the actual FTN network on the Info Screen. The first example is how it displays now, Is there a way to make it display like the second example. Not a big deal, just vanity info purposes. As always, thanks.

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/1
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/100
    FidoNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    There's no setting in SCFG where you'd enter "ValNet" (in that example). All FTNs are just "FidoNet" as far as Synchronet is concerned. You could create a custom text/system.msg with that information and blank out those strings in your text.dat or maybe do some funky editing of your text.dat to get that data in there.
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Digital Man on Saturday, May 28, 2022 17:31:55
    Re: Info Screen
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat May 28 2022 12:37 pm

    Re: Info Screen
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat May 28 2022 12:39 pm

    Just curious, is there an way to list the actual FTN network on the
    Info Screen. The first example is how it displays now, Is there a way
    to make it display like the second example. Not a big deal, just
    vanity info purposes. As always, thanks.

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/1
    FidoNet Address : 427:10/100
    FidoNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    System :
    QWK ID :
    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    There's no setting in SCFG where you'd enter "ValNet" (in that example). All FTNs are just "FidoNet" as far as Synchronet is concerned. You could create a custom text/system.msg with that information and blank out those strings in your text.dat or maybe do some funky editing of your text.dat to get that data in there.

    Thanks Rob, I'll play around with it.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Digital Man on Sunday, May 29, 2022 07:49:00
    Digital Man wrote to DesotoFireflite <=-

    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    There's no setting in SCFG where you'd enter "ValNet" (in that
    example). All FTNs are just "FidoNet" as far as Synchronet is
    concerned. You could create a custom text/system.msg with that
    information and blank out those strings in your text.dat or maybe do
    some funky editing of your text.dat to get that data in there. --

    What if you changed the text.dat string to "Network Address" and printed the 5d address, if domains are configured?


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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, May 30, 2022 14:38:15
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Sun May 29 2022 07:49 am

    Digital Man wrote to DesotoFireflite <=-

    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    There's no setting in SCFG where you'd enter "ValNet" (in that
    example). All FTNs are just "FidoNet" as far as Synchronet is
    concerned. You could create a custom text/system.msg with that
    information and blank out those strings in your text.dat or maybe do
    some funky editing of your text.dat to get that data in there. --

    What if you changed the text.dat string to "Network Address" and printed the 5d address, if domains are configured?

    Hey, I like that idea, but I think I would call it "FTN Network Address"

    FTN Network Address: 1:275/93@fidonet
    FTN Network Address: 427:10/1@valnet

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, May 30, 2022 13:58:45
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Sun May 29 2022 07:49 am

    Digital Man wrote to DesotoFireflite <=-

    FidoNet Address : 1:275/93
    ValNet Address : 427:10/1
    ValNet Address : 427:10/100
    GameNet Address : 59:59/2
    Location :
    Local Time :

    There's no setting in SCFG where you'd enter "ValNet" (in that example). All FTNs are just "FidoNet" as far as Synchronet is concerned. You could create a custom text/system.msg with that information and blank out those strings in your text.dat or maybe do some funky editing of your text.dat to get that data in there. --

    What if you changed the text.dat string to "Network Address" and printed the 5d address, if domains are configured?

    There's no method to configure domains in SCFG. The addition of FTN domains support (by Deuce) to sbbsecho.ini was for BinkIT really and not used anywhere else.
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  • From Gamgee@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Monday, May 30, 2022 21:12:00
    DesotoFireflite wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    What if you changed the text.dat string to "Network Address" and printed the 5d address, if domains are configured?

    Hey, I like that idea, but I think I would call it "FTN Network
    Address"

    FTN Network Address: 1:275/93@fidonet
    FTN Network Address: 427:10/1@valnet

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address



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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Gamgee on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 07:05:02
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Mon May 30 2022 09:12 pm

    DesotoFireflite wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to understand for the Users.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to DesotoFireflite on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:30:00
    DesotoFireflite wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Mon May 30 2022 09:12 pm

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that
    moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to
    understand for the Users.

    How many users do you reckon know what "FTN" stand for?

    My guess is that the number is VERY near zero, and then fewer still that
    would care what that info screen says... ;-)



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:35:21
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Tue May 31 2022 10:30 am

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that
    moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to
    understand for the Users.

    How many users do you reckon know what "FTN" stand for?

    My guess is that the number is VERY near zero, and then fewer still that would care what that info screen says... ;-)

    First you said you thought "FTN Node" was redundant, and then you make the argument that probably near zero users actually know what FTN stands for..? :P

    Nightfox

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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Gamgee on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 15:27:02
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Tue May 31 2022 10:30 am

    DesotoFireflite wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Mon May 30 2022 09:12 pm

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that
    moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to
    understand for the Users.

    How many users do you reckon know what "FTN" stand for?

    My guess is that the number is VERY near zero, and then fewer still that would care what that info screen says... ;-)

    Point well taken. I also think it would be a very low number.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 13:55:00
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Tue May 31 2022 10:30 am

    That's a little redundant, don't you think?
    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that
    moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to
    understand for the Users.

    How many users do you reckon know what "FTN" stand for?

    My guess is that the number is VERY near zero, and then fewer still that would care what that info screen says... ;-)

    First you said you thought "FTN Node" was redundant,

    Well, I actually said "FTN Network" was redundant, which it is.

    and then you make the argument that probably near zero users
    actually know what FTN stands for..? :P

    Yes, and that is accurate too. The two statements don't seem to be even remotely related, to me.



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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Gamgee on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 17:48:02
    Re: Re: Info Screen
    By: Gamgee to DesotoFireflite on Tue May 31 2022 10:30 am

    FidoNet Technology Network Network Address

    LOL, I see what you mean, wasn't thinking that way at that
    moment. Actually I was thinking about keeping it simple to
    understand for the Users.

    How many users do you reckon know what "FTN" stand for?

    My guess is that the number is VERY near zero, and then fewer still that would care what that info screen says... ;-)

    I wonder how many BBS users are actual "users", at this point. I know I've got about 20 or so users that log in semi-regularly, most have expressed how they used to run a BBS at one point or another.

    I'd imagine most sysops that have run a BBS for more than a few months would know what FidoNet is and possibly what "othernets" are. It's not too far of a stretch to figure out what "FTN" means.

    That said, someone who is simply a user, and only logs into a BBS for the door games likely would have no clue.

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