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[#] Fri Apr 23 2021 10:20:32 MST from ParanoidDelusions <>

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I have some suggestions about hosting from a residential ISP. I'll post those when I get a chance. Right now I don't have the time. 

There are some services available that can mitigate the issues you experienced, Smash. 


[#] Fri Apr 23 2021 22:07:49 MST from smashbot64

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as the 90s turned into the 2000s, content on boards of any type became feast or famine. 

The only way that we will be able to sustain the takeback and regrowth is to advertise what we are doing. 

"Cordcutters" earned a name, the cable tv industry will never be the same. Decentralized social media needs a common identifier, but not a common owner. Kinda like the GNU public license. 



[#] Fri Apr 23 2021 22:10:01 MST from smashbot64

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A mikrotik router mitigated all of it. I could even run tarpits for ssh scanners. Honestly, I didnt want the pipe my wife and kids used being the same exposed target. Moving to a cloud host was cheap insurance...AND i dont need a server, UPS... redundancy, pay for static ips, basically no fuss no muss.


[#] Sat Apr 24 2021 20:47:40 MST from ASCII Express

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2021-04-22 23:25 from smashbot64
I remember why I remember you... ddial. West Philly to Conshohocken.
Savage Frontier. Now I am positive we both know sybill.lync very
well. Hello old friend. It is hillarious  how small earth is.

Oh wow! Yes, you got it! I'll pass on the message. Wow, small world indeed!

[#] Sat Apr 24 2021 20:54:28 MST from ASCII Express

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Yeah I have mine running on a Linode VPS. I've stayed with them out of habbit. I hope their wokeness doesn't become a problem.
I ran a BBS on my own computer during the 90s, and originally I thought about doing that again, but opted for a VPS.

[#] Sat Apr 24 2021 20:56:59 MST from ASCII Express

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my bad... sybill.linq

Sybil/lynq, something like that. My ex girlfriend. We still talk. I just figured I'd clue everyone else in. We refer to a Ddial in Philly, this weird chat system ran on Apple II computers. They had a very strange vibe, but paved the way for what we take for granted today.

[#] Sat Apr 24 2021 20:59:21 MST from ASCII Express

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I haven't advertised it and just got it running tonight, but what the hell.
ssh: password bbs

[#] Mon May 03 2021 19:14:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions <>

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It is starting. It is happening. The wave of Anti-Social Media is going to break on the shore soon. 

Visit, contribute, support. Stop feeding the mouth that bites you. Support your local or distant Citadel BBS.


[#] Mon May 03 2021 19:50:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions <>

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And another one. It needs traffic. Visit, post. Create rooms. Make your space on the Citadels. They're designed to do this.



[#] Sun May 09 2021 19:50:00 MST from TheDave

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I have joined these two.  I'm still not on Uncensored.

[#] Mon May 10 2021 16:53:28 MST from ParanoidDelusions <>

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Uncensored has the most established user base and the most content, so it needs the least help. 

But cross pollination from one BBS to another usually travels both ways. You may end up dragging members from Uncensored to these other Citadels, and vice versa. 


People start making "rounds*, going through each BBS to find the one with the hottest current topics... Citadels end up working like a little round-robing network. More so in the old days where your favorite one would be busy, so you would call a different one, and end up creating a traffic jam over at THAT one... it was a very holistic process... Every Citadel got its turn because the people who couldn't get in at the "hot" one would go somewhere else and in turn make THAT one the "hot" one. 

The Internet screwed that dynamic up, too. 


Sun May 09 2021 19:50:00 MST from TheDave

I have joined these two.  I'm still not on Uncensored.