• SlyEdit real name

    From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Nightfox on Sat Feb 19 17:42:18 2022
    Does SlyEdit allow choosing real name versus alias when posting a message? Seems like it's only pulling from whether the subboard requires full names or not.

    Also, when editing a message, is there a way to go back (or up) into the header area and change From/To/Subj?


    - Andre

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Andre on Sat Feb 19 17:02:01 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Andre to Nightfox on Sat Feb 19 2022 05:42 pm

    Does SlyEdit allow choosing real name versus alias when posting a message? Seems like it's only pulling from whether the subboard requires full names or not.

    I believe that's how it *should* work. The sysop chooses whether message areas use real names or aliases, not the users.
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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Digital Man on Sat Feb 19 20:05:37 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Digital Man to Andre on Sat Feb 19 2022 05:02 pm

    I believe that's how it *should* work. The sysop chooses whether message areas use real names or aliases, not the users. --

    Fair point. Hard to keep track of some random areas where the mod comes up with unique rules (hams).

    I certainly wouldn't make a feature request out of either item, but if they were there already it's not clear to me how to do them.


    - Andre

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  • From IB Joe@VERT/JOESBBS to Andre on Sun Feb 20 07:10:00 2022
    On 19 Feb 2022, Andre said the following...

    Fair point. Hard to keep track of some random areas where the mod comes
    up with unique rules (hams).


    Do what I do and add your real name in your sig file... Moderators don't seem to mind that...

    IB Joe
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's BBS
    -=JoesBBS.com=-

    ... They say there's always one weirdo on the bus, but I couldn't find them!
  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Nightfox on Sun Feb 20 08:41:43 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Andre to Nightfox on Sat Feb 19 2022 05:42 pm

    Also, when editing a message, is there a way to go back (or up) into the header area and change From/To/Subj?


    I did eventually figure this out. I didn't realize that the ESC Menu had four menus on it that I could navigate with arrows. I just saw the File menu and thought that was it.


    - Andre

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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to IB Joe on Sun Feb 20 09:29:34 2022
    Re: Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: IB Joe to Andre on Sun Feb 20 2022 07:10 am

    Fair point. Hard to keep track of some random areas where the mod
    comes up with unique rules (hams).

    Do what I do and add your real name in your sig file... Moderators don't seem to mind that...

    Yeah, but then that falls on individual users to follow the rules, and DM is right that it's the sysop's job to do that. If I remember right from the Fido rules, twits are ultimately the originating sysop's fault.

    I probably should make a sig file at some point, regardless.


    - Andre

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Andre on Mon Feb 21 11:02:41 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Andre to Nightfox on Sat Feb 19 2022 05:42 pm

    Does SlyEdit allow choosing real name versus alias when posting a message? Seems like it's only pulling from whether the subboard requires full names or not.

    SlyEdit doesn't actually post the message; it's just an editor (unless you're doing cross-posting, in which SlyEdit does post to the other areas besides the one you're currently posting in). Normally, SlyEdit just saves the message to a file and Synchronet is what actually posts the message to a sub-board.

    Also, when editing a message, is there a way to go back (or up) into the header area and change From/To/Subj?

    Yes, you can press Ctrl-S to change the subject.
    That is listed in the help screen for SlyEdit; was that hotkey not appearing in the help screen for you?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Andre on Mon Feb 21 11:03:07 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Andre to Nightfox on Sun Feb 20 2022 08:41 am

    Also, when editing a message, is there a way to go back (or up) into
    the header area and change From/To/Subj?

    I did eventually figure this out. I didn't realize that the ESC Menu had four menus on it that I could navigate with arrows. I just saw the File menu and thought that was it.

    Ctrl-S will do it too. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Andre on Mon Feb 21 19:02:33 2022
    Re: SlyEdit real name
    By: Nightfox to Andre on Mon Feb 21 2022 11:03 am

    Also, when editing a message, is there a way to go back (or up)
    into the header area and change From/To/Subj?

    I did eventually figure this out. I didn't realize that the ESC
    Menu had four menus on it that I could navigate with arrows. I just
    saw the File menu and thought that was it.

    You can change the subject, but none other of the header info from within SlyEdit. The reason that works is because of the type of drop file used by SlyEdit. In order to be able to change the to/from from within SlyEdit, there would have to be more support from Synchronet itself in order to do that. Generally, SlyEdit just edits the message and it's Synchronet itself that posts the message.

    Nightfox

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