• When Syncronet does the next update...

    From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to All on Monday, August 21, 2023 14:00:57
    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?
    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    Ebojager

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Ebojager on Monday, August 21, 2023 19:36:00
    On 21 Aug 2023, Ebojager said the following...

    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?
    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration
    it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a
    list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    not sure how comfortable you are with custom stuff, but it should be possible to run a little baja script in place of the name input line..

    in TEXT.DAT you would change 339 to @EXEC:GETNAME@

    and then GETNAME.SRC would have some code to display the prompt, do GETSTR, check for Van, Mc, etc, and then UNGETSTR to place the result into the input.

    then you would have to disable the stuff that enforces the case of the last name because your script would be doing it.

    or just disable the automatic case enforcement of their name, skip all this entirely and let them do it. it's their name after all ;)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Monday, August 21, 2023 19:24:57
    Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Ebojager to All on Mon Aug 21 2023 02:00 pm

    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?
    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    Ebojager

    you could easily make that with a small script.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Monday, August 21, 2023 20:31:04
    Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Ebojager to All on Mon Aug 21 2023 02:00 pm

    Just curious how to request a feature for the next update ?

    gitlab.synchro.net

    I know on my old Telegard BBS back in the day, during the registration it would ask if the case was correct on your last name, for example McBride vs Mcbride, and you would choose the case you wanted from a list. Would be cool to have that feature added.

    A new user event (running a few lines of JavaScript) could do that pretty easily. e.g.

    if(!confirm("Capitalization of last name (" + user.name + ") correct"))
    user.name = console.getstr(K_EDIT, user.name, LEN_NAME);

    ... something like that anyway
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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to fusion on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 12:37:31
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: fusion to Ebojager on Mon Aug 21 2023 07:36 pm

    Thank you, well dont have time to write a script for that, was just putting it out there for if there is another Synchronet BBS update, it might be worth adding in. Maybe I'll talk to Marisa, maybe she can add it, since she is hosting me :) Its not that big a deal as I only have one person like that and I can manually edit it, in UEDIT it looks like.

    not sure how comfortable you are with custom stuff, but it should be possible to run a little baja script in place of the name input line..

    in TEXT.DAT you would change 339 to @EXEC:GETNAME@

    and then GETNAME.SRC would have some code to display the prompt, do GETSTR, check for Van, Mc, etc, and then UNGETSTR to place the result into the input.

    then you would have to disable the stuff that enforces the case of the last name because your script would be doing it.

    or just disable the automatic case enforcement of their name, skip all this entirely and let them do it. it's their name after all ;)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 18:18:24
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Ebojager to fusion on Wed Aug 23 2023 12:37 pm

    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: fusion to Ebojager on Mon Aug 21 2023 07:36 pm

    Thank you, well dont have time to write a script for that, was just putting it out there for if there is another Synchronet BBS update, it might be

    people don't want that feature in synchronet.
    part of running a bbs is modifying it to YOUR needs.
    DM already gave you the code. you can put it right in there.

    worth adding in. Maybe I'll talk to Marisa, maybe she can add it, since she is hosting me :) Its not that big a deal as I only have one person like that

    marisa is hosting you but they should not be obligated to mod your bbs.
    you're using their free plan, right?
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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to MRO on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 14:29:05
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Wed Aug 23 2023 06:18 pm

    people don't want that feature in synchronet.
    part of running a bbs is modifying it to YOUR needs.
    DM already gave you the code. you can put it right in there.

    worth adding in. Maybe I'll talk to Marisa, maybe she can add it,
    since she is hosting me :) Its not that big a deal as I only have one
    person like that

    marisa is hosting you but they should not be obligated to mod your bbs. you're using their free plan, right?

    No Im paying monthly, and I thought it might be a helpful addition to Synchronet, but I guess now one wants it so nevermind, just trying to offer helpful suggestions, probably too late for that now since its 2023, haha. Only about 30years too late.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 17:26:24
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Ebojager to MRO on Wed Aug 30 2023 02:29 pm


    No Im paying monthly, and I thought it might be a helpful addition to Synchronet, but I guess now one wants it so nevermind, just trying to offer helpful suggestions, probably too late for that now since its 2023, haha. Only about 30years too late.

    well in the past 3 years we have had a big decline of users.
    not sure if they will come back, or if we get new ones.
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  • From Conrad Candy Smith@VERT to MRO on Thursday, August 31, 2023 02:43:48
    well in the past 3 years we have had a big decline of users.
    not sure if they will come back, or if we get new ones.

    I'm a semi-new user!

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Conrad Candy Smith on Thursday, August 31, 2023 07:52:00
    Conrad Candy Smith wrote to MRO <=-

    well in the past 3 years we have had a big decline of users.
    not sure if they will come back, or if we get new ones.

    I'm a semi-new user!

    With at least two names, apparently.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Gamgee on Thursday, August 31, 2023 19:30:11
    Re: Re: When Syncronet does the next update...
    By: Gamgee to Conrad Candy Smith on Thu Aug 31 2023 07:52 am

    Conrad Candy Smith wrote to MRO <=-

    well in the past 3 years we have had a big decline of users.
    not sure if they will come back, or if we get new ones.

    I'm a semi-new user!

    With at least two names, apparently.


    he visits different bbses. some require real names.
    some force it for the subs.
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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to Gamgee on Thursday, August 31, 2023 22:04:00
    With at least two names, apparently.

    Pseudonyms are hard.

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