• SYNCDATA Posting

    From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to Denn on Sun Mar 20 13:50:48 2022
    On 3/20/2022 1:34 AM, Denn wrote:
    Re: Re: BBSlist
    By: Andre to dragon on Sat Mar 19 2022 08:22 pm

    >> Is it necessary for you to post to SYNCDATA so often?

    An> Why does it matter?

    It dosen't he's just being obnoxious.

    ... Guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people.

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    Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to dragon on Sun Mar 20 14:44:47 2022
    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    As you can see, people didn't read it as a real question... They read it as passively aggressively saying that you don't want him to post there so often.

    MRO is right. Syncdata is for inter-bbs communication. It's for tools to communicate, not really for people.

    So the expectation would be to use something like the synclist door and sort by created or updated. I mean, you can do what you want, but unless it's
    breaking something technically, there's nothing wrong with posting data to
    that sub at a pace that human user wouldn't like to read.


    - Andre

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to dragon on Sun Mar 20 17:20:08 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 01:50 pm


    Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    that's kinda stupid when you can just use this http://synchro.net/Synchronet/syncterm.lst


    i'm assuming you are grabbing the entries for your site?
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Sun Mar 20 16:04:44 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: MRO to dragon on Sun Mar 20 2022 05:20 pm

    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 01:50 pm


    Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    that's kinda stupid when you can just use this http://synchro.net/Synchronet/syncterm.lst


    i'm assuming you are grabbing the entries for your site?

    or even better, http://synchro.net/Synchronet/sbbslist.json (contains a lot more detail about each BBS entry)
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to dragon on Sun Mar 20 18:52:32 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 01:50 pm

    Is it necessary for you to post to SYNCDATA so often?

    Why does it matter?

    It dosen't he's just being obnoxious.

    ... Guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people.

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    Synchronet outwestbbs.com - the Outwest BBS

    Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.


    Sorry, I'm not trying to be hostile, Nightfox just has a way of being a bit of a scold, reminds me a little of Greta Thunberg.

    ... "Hex Dump" - Where Witches put used curses?

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Denn on Sun Mar 20 19:19:03 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Denn to dragon on Sun Mar 20 2022 06:52 pm

    Sorry, I'm not trying to be hostile, Nightfox just has a way of being a bit of a scold, reminds me a little of Greta Thunberg.

    Scold?

    Nightfox

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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to Andre on Sun Mar 20 22:00:08 2022
    On 3/20/2022 3:44 PM, Andre wrote:
    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    As you can see, people didn't read it as a real question... They read it as passively aggressively saying that you don't want him to post there so often.

    MRO is right. Syncdata is for inter-bbs communication. It's for tools to communicate, not really for people.

    So the expectation would be to use something like the synclist door and sort by
    created or updated. I mean, you can do what you want, but unless it's breaking something technically, there's nothing wrong with posting data to that sub at a pace that human user wouldn't like to read.


    - Andre

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    I just thought it was weird that this BBS posted so often. I retract
    the question.

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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to Digital Man on Sun Mar 20 22:07:10 2022
    On 3/20/2022 7:04 PM, Digital Man wrote:
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: MRO to dragon on Sun Mar 20 2022 05:20 pm

    > Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    > By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 01:50 pm
    >
    >
    > > Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.
    >
    > > I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.
    >
    > that's kinda stupid when you can just use this
    > http://synchro.net/Synchronet/syncterm.lst
    >
    >
    > i'm assuming you are grabbing the entries for your site?

    or even better, http://synchro.net/Synchronet/sbbslist.json (contains a lot more detail about each BBS entry)

    Those are great options, but I find it easier to just scroll through the messages in SYNCDATA with a newsreader looking for new posts.

    I have scripts to automate things, I just enjoy "discovering" new sites
    more manually as well.

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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to dragon on Mon Mar 21 04:19:43 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 13:50:48

    Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    The wording maybe didn't come off the way you intended. Looked more like a complaint than a simple question.

    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    Explaining this up front might have helped.

    Reading SYNCDATA directly with your eyeballs is not recommended, and it's not reasonable to ask anybody to keep human readers in mind when posting there.

    If the BBS lister that you're using doesn't have a "new listings since x date" feature, perhaps one could be added. That's much more in line with how the sub and its contents are meant to be used.

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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Nightfox on Mon Mar 21 04:22:15 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Nightfox to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 19:19:03

    Sorry, I'm not trying to be hostile, Nightfox just has a way of
    being a bit of a scold, reminds me a little of Greta Thunberg.

    Scold?

    See, this is what I mean when I say you're artistic. Where other people see a scold, you see only passionate creative expression.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Mon Mar 21 06:10:01 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sun Mar 20 2022 04:04 pm


    I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    that's kinda stupid when you can just use this http://synchro.net/Synchronet/syncterm.lst


    i'm assuming you are grabbing the entries for your site?

    or even better, http://synchro.net/Synchronet/sbbslist.json (contains a lot more detail about each BBS entry)

    yeah that's nice that the preview is coded in there.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to dragon on Mon Mar 21 06:13:58 2022
    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Digital Man on Sun Mar 20 2022 10:07 pm

    Those are great options, but I find it easier to just scroll through the messages in SYNCDATA with a newsreader looking for new posts.

    I have scripts to automate things, I just enjoy "discovering" new sites
    more manually as well.

    well i dont think you can complain though, because it's a non human area.
    that area isnt even listed on vert for humans.

    i'd complain if he was adding a lot of FILESIZE to the area. like he was
    using it for file sharing and distribution.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to echicken on Mon Mar 21 06:16:50 2022
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: echicken to Nightfox on Mon Mar 21 2022 04:22 am

    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Nightfox to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 19:19:03

    Sorry, I'm not trying to be hostile, Nightfox just has a way of
    being a bit of a scold, reminds me a little of Greta Thunberg.

    Scold?

    See, this is what I mean when I say you're artistic. Where other people see a scold, you see only passionate creative expression.

    i thought i did all the scolding
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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to MRO on Mon Mar 21 12:38:00 2022
    --- MRO wrote ---
    well i dont think you can complain though, because it's a non human area. that area isnt even listed on vert for humans.

    i'd complain if he was adding a lot of FILESIZE to the area. like he was using it for file sharing and distribution.


    It was actually because I changed the format the BBS uses to JSON. I
    was debugging that so it sent a message everytime the software started,
    and it did that a lot because I was debugging it.

    It should only send one message a night now at maint. time. I hope that's
    not too many... (:

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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to echicken on Mon Mar 21 15:21:34 2022
    On 3/21/2022 5:19 AM, echicken wrote:
    Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to Denn on Sun Mar 20 2022 13:50:48

    dr> Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    The wording maybe didn't come off the way you intended. Looked more like a complaint than a simple question.

    dr> I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    Explaining this up front might have helped.

    Reading SYNCDATA directly with your eyeballs is not recommended, and it's not reasonable to ask anybody to keep human readers in mind when posting there.

    If the BBS lister that you're using doesn't have a "new listings since x date" feature, perhaps one could be added. That's much more in line with how the sub and its contents are meant to be used.

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    Folks sure are reading a lot of stuff in my original message that
    doesn't actually appear on the page. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to dragon on Mon Mar 21 17:28:54 2022
    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to echicken on Mon Mar 21 2022 03:21 pm

    Folks sure are reading a lot of stuff in my original message that
    doesn't actually appear on the page. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

    You know that old saying, "It's not me with the problem, it's everyone else?"

    There's something about the way that you wrote it. Written words have no tone. Just add a smiley to the end of everything and then you're fine.


    - Andre

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Andre on Mon Mar 21 16:41:11 2022
    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Andre to dragon on Mon Mar 21 2022 05:28 pm

    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to echicken on Mon Mar 21 2022 03:21 pm

    Folks sure are reading a lot of stuff in my original message that doesn't actually appear on the page. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

    You know that old saying, "It's not me with the problem, it's everyone else?"

    There's something about the way that you wrote it. Written words have no tone. Just add a smiley to the end of everything and then you're fine.

    Hey, that's my trick! :-)
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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Digital Man on Mon Mar 21 21:15:46 2022
    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: Digital Man to Andre on Mon Mar 21 2022 04:41 pm

    no tone. Just add a smiley to the end of everything and then you're

    Hey, that's my trick! :-)


    I was thinking of you when I wrote it. :)


    - Andre

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to dragon on Tue Mar 22 06:13:22 2022
    Re: Re: SYNCDATA Posting
    By: dragon to echicken on Mon Mar 21 2022 03:21 pm

    dr> Wow. A simple question greeted with mild hostility.

    The wording maybe didn't come off the way you intended. Looked more like a complaint than a simple question.

    dr> I scan SYNCDATA for new boards. I thought it was a reasonable question.

    Explaining this up front might have helped.

    Reading SYNCDATA directly with your eyeballs is not recommended, and it's not reasonable to ask anybody to keep human readers in mind when posting there.

    If the BBS lister that you're using doesn't have a "new listings since x date" feature, perhaps one could be added. That's much more in line with how the sub and its contents are meant to be used.

    Folks sure are reading a lot of stuff in my original message that
    doesn't actually appear on the page. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

    well you say you are reading it. we say it's not for people to read.
    i enabled it for myself and i dont know how you could stand that crap.
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