• "Doorway mode" issues (keys)

    From blakespot@FREEWAY to All on Sun Jun 2 13:06:43 2019
    I login to two BBS that run SynchroNet, regularly -- Black Flag BBS and
    The ByteXchange. Both in ANSI mode present a menu that needs to be navigated with arrow keys in the messages area. I can do this fine in SyncTerm, but on
    my vintage machines -- Amiga and Tandy 1000 -- I can navigate the menus on
    The ByteXchange but not on Black Flag, and of the two only Black Flag carries RetroNet. Not all MSDOS term programs support doorway mode -- I am using
    Qmodem (which is too slow really on this Tandy) and Commo.

    Anyone had such issues and have advice to help? I'd like to use the vintage machines (equipped with a WiFi232) to login.

    OR -- does anyone know of another BBS carrying RetroNet that does not use doorway mode menus? Or at least doesn't run SynchroNet? Thanks.

    bp

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Black Flag <ACiD Telnet HQ> blackflagbbs.com (80:774/22)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Geri Atricks@FREEWAY to blakespot on Mon Jun 3 04:00:56 2019
    OR -- does anyone know of another BBS carrying RetroNet that does not use doorway mode menus? Or at least doesn't run SynchroNet? Thanks.

    I'm not familiar with what a "Doorway mode menu" is. Doorway, for my and a
    lot of other local sysops, was a door that we ran to be able to drop to a command line while logged in remotely in order to do work on our systems.

    From what your discribing, sounds more like those systems are using light bar menus. You should be able to go into your settings on those boards and change that. But I do carry Retronet here on Legends of Yesteryear, so you are
    welcome to come here to get your retronet feed.

    -Dallas Vinson (AKA: Geri Atricks, Lupine Furmen)

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: Legends of Yesteryear (80:256/0)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From deepthaw@FREEWAY to blakespot on Mon Jun 3 12:16:11 2019
    On 02 Jun 2019, blakespot said the following...

    I login to two BBS that run SynchroNet, regularly -- Black Flag BBS and The ByteXchange. Both in ANSI mode present a menu that needs to be navigated with arrow keys in the messages area. I can do this fine in SyncTerm, but on my vintage machines -- Amiga and Tandy 1000 -- I can navigate the menus on The ByteXchange but not on Black Flag, and of the two only Black Flag carries RetroNet. Not all MSDOS term programs
    support doorway mode -- I am using Qmodem (which is too slow really on this Tandy) and Commo.

    Anyone had such issues and have advice to help? I'd like to use the vintage machines (equipped with a WiFi232) to login.

    Black Flag is running Mystic, not Synchronet - but if you choose Amiga Ascii
    as your theme either at login or within your user settings, it'll revert the doors menu back to hotkeys rather than a lightbar.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Black Flag <ACiD Telnet HQ> blackflagbbs.com (80:774/22)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From blakespot@FREEWAY to deepthaw on Mon Jun 3 12:39:54 2019
    Black Flag is running Mystic, not Synchronet - but if you choose Amiga Ascii as your theme either at login or within your user settings, it'll revert the doors menu back to hotkeys rather than a lightbar.


    Ah. Odd, my confusion there.

    I tried the Amiga mode, and still the menus for navigating the list of
    messages is arrow-key controlled, it seems. Let me check profile settings, perhaps I can turn off lightbar.

    bp

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Black Flag <ACiD Telnet HQ> blackflagbbs.com (80:774/22)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Spitfire@FREEWAY to Blakespot on Mon Jun 3 15:39:56 2019
    What term are you using? When I call out, I use Term v4.8 or JR-Comm.
    At times I will use DC Telnet.

    / JoinLink - AmigaNet - ArakNet - C=Net - FidoNet - RetroNet.
    / Multi-Terminal Support: ANSI Ascii & Skypix! 40/80 Columns.
    --- CNet/5
    * Origin: Reign of Fire: rofbbs.cnetbbs.net:2300 * (931)494-9100 (80:774/69)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au