• Synchonet Guru UX issues

    From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to All on Friday, February 03, 2023 17:55:09
    Hello there,

    yesterday I was trying the Chat functionality of the BBS I regularly called and started a chat with the guru for kicks. So far, so good. However, I have noticed there is no clear indication about how to quit the chat once in. This leads to a situation similar to the one you get when you open a Vi editor and don't know how to quit. You start bashing keys at random until something happens.

    I have found no documentation on the Internet either.

    Some thoughts about how to improve the situation?

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Friday, February 03, 2023 19:52:21
    Re: Synchonet Guru UX issues
    By: Arelor to All on Fri Feb 03 2023 05:55 pm

    Hello there,

    yesterday I was trying the Chat functionality of the BBS I regularly called and started a chat with the guru for kicks. So far, so good. However, I have noticed there is no clear indication about how to quit the chat once in. This leads to a situation similar to the one you get when you open a Vi editor and don't know how to quit. You start bashing keys at random until something happens.

    I have found no documentation on the Internet either.

    Some thoughts about how to improve the situation?


    when you're done with someone you say bye, right? did you try that?
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Arelor on Friday, February 03, 2023 19:25:43
    Re: Synchonet Guru UX issues
    By: Arelor to All on Fri Feb 03 2023 05:55 pm

    Hello there,

    yesterday I was trying the Chat functionality of the BBS I regularly called and started a chat with the guru for kicks. So far, so good. However, I have noticed there is no clear indication about how to quit the chat once in. This leads to a situation similar to the one you get when you open a Vi editor and don't know how to quit. You start bashing keys at random until something happens.

    I have found no documentation on the Internet either.

    Some thoughts about how to improve the situation?

    You could edit your ctrl/guru.dat if you want to make exiting chat with him easier, but it's sort of part of the game of it: treat The Guru like a person. Would you tell a person you were chatting with "Exit" or "Quit"?
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