• Same old.

    From Frank Linhares@1:229/101 to All on Tue Aug 13 22:49:02 2019
    I really am not surprised that a simple question (which in my defense was an honest attempt to fix the broken fidonet.org dns nodelist distribution) has turned into the fidonet of old, bickering and disagreements over, what really is, stupid shit that grown up shouldn't be arguing over.

    What care who did what with what nodelist list when. All that really matters
    is that there is a nodelist that is produced and is somewhat accurate. It doesn't matter which ZC does it and if it's done daily or weekly.

    Good God people. Ward recently posted about the declining number of nodes in Fidonet on another echo. No wonder, when this stupid petty shit is still happening. There are othernets that are flourishing with growth, not surprising, why would anyone want to weed into this cesspool of finger
    pointing and bickering.

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Frank Linhares on Wed Aug 14 12:04:22 2019
    Frank,

    What care who did what with what nodelist list when.

    I do, because we (ZC2 3 and 4) had to deal with a ZONE1 segment of which there was no predicting what was going to be in it for over a year prior to Nick's arrival.

    Your own situation flip-flopped during that period with the nodelist of Z1 containing the correct information while the ZONE1-segment distributed to the other zones contained another situation. You guys overthere were OK and felt no
    need to worry (or complain), but we had to worry "what are we going to get this
    week?" ZC1's software did pick some random outdated REGION-segments for us and the sole reason why it worked was because there was no growth, only people leaving and little to no mutations. So even bad REGION-segments provided most of the correct information. But not all of it. ZC1 was being kept aware but was
    unable to deal with.

    That situation stopped instantly the very day Nick took over. Concurrently, immediately also the zone warz stopped ... what made that happen? Well, the only parameter changing was another ZC1 at the helm.

    For the record, just ask Nick where he got most of the help to get crash-started as a ZC1...

    There are othernets that are flourishing with growth, not
    surprising, why would anyone want to weed into this cesspool of finger pointing and bickering.

    Show me the othernets Frank ... I don't believe the first syllable of it.

    Fidonet will be vanishing because of the outdated concept and no technological renewal. At the moment it's just a bunch of older guys 'n galls keeping it duct-taped together and getting some fun out of it. But there's no attraction for the masses, none of my 4 kids ever took the bait and I now see my 9yr old granddaughter who discovered language- and computer classes on YouTube. She is teaching herself to program ... Impossible to do in a Fidonet environment, it's
    not sexy.

    I will keep responding to the attempts, voluntarily, involuntarily, accidentally by people to re-write Fido-history. That started when Mouf thanked
    Satti for his vision of allowing IP in the Z1-nodelist while Bob had bluntly stated Fidonet should have stayed straight-PSTN ... so much for the vision.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Frank Linhares@1:229/101 to Ward Dossche on Wed Aug 14 09:36:28 2019
    I do, because we (ZC2 3 and 4) had to deal with a ZONE1 segment of which there w as no predicting what was going to be in it for over a year
    prior to Nick's arri val.

    I'm not the one questioning history here, nor was I looking to use a nodelist from the past when things may or may not have been incorrect. For what I am looking to do, it's inconsequential.

    Show me the othernets Frank ... I don't believe the first syllable of it.

    fsxNet (https://bbs.nz/#fsxNet) when pronounced correctly, it's actually 3 syllables.

    It's run by an RC out of Z3 and has a very active base with great
    conversation and a very active interbbs gaming league.

    Nick himself has told people that if they want to participate in an active network to join fsxNet, not fight-o-net.

    You should give them a try, it's refreshing to chat and enjoy this hobby with others without all the bickering and in-fighting. There are even nodes who
    are members who want absolutely nothing to do with Fidonet. I wonder why that could be.

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Frank Linhares on Wed Aug 14 16:01:27 2019
    There are even nodes who
    are members who want absolutely nothing to do with Fidonet. I wonder why that could be.

    Fake news based upon a few sysop echoes from yesteryears?

    There are hundreds of echoes in Fidonet where there's no bickering.



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  • From Frank Linhares@1:229/101 to Björn Felten on Wed Aug 14 10:09:50 2019
    Fake news based upon a few sysop echoes from yesteryears?

    No worries, we really don't want this type of back and forth bullshit in the network anyway. Keep thinking that way.

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Frank Linhares on Wed Aug 14 16:21:15 2019
    No worries, we really don't want this type of back and forth bullshit in the network anyway.

    No debates at all? That sounds really boring...




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  • From Frank Linhares@1:229/101 to Nick Andre on Wed Aug 14 10:48:58 2019
    Nope. I personally deal with listed Fido Sysops who come to regret being listed. You know, for example a newcomer or long-time returning Sysop joins again and sees nonstop stupid constant shit in Fidonews from a certain troll character who is not even nodelisted. Thats example #1 and why you do not see this negative effect is astounding. But its his free speech, right?

    I agree, and I am one of those who regrets it. I only do it because a) you a are friend and b) fidonet needs people who won't dive into the trenches. Who all of a sudden feel some sort of keyboard courage to lash out and one
    another, especially when this hobby is dieing a slow and somewhat painful death.

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to BjöRn Felten on Wed Aug 14 10:22:40 2019
    On 14 Aug 19 16:01:27, Bj*Rn Felten said the following to Frank Linhares:

    There are even nodes who
    are members who want absolutely nothing to do with Fidonet. I wonder w that could be.

    Fake news based upon a few sysop echoes from yesteryears?

    Nope. I personally deal with listed Fido Sysops who come to regret being listed. You know, for example a newcomer or long-time returning Sysop joins again and sees nonstop stupid constant shit in Fidonews from a certain troll character who is not even nodelisted. Thats example #1 and why you do not
    see this negative effect is astounding. But its his free speech, right?

    The rest of the examples of why Fido is in trouble are generally
    about how conversations are either test-messages or topics of a negative tone, ie. rehashing zone-warz, my country is better than yours, etc. To keep this somewhat on-topic - The state of fidonet.org is what it is, largely due to politics.

    Dead echoes... don't even get me started. Dead echoes and a whole distribution method in place to ensure a moderator's "rules" are posted on-time and count as sufficient traffic to keep 'em around.

    None of this shit happens in an Othernet. No trolls, no Sysops allowing trolls under the guise of "free speech" (Othernet Sysops respect eachother), no endless tests, no dead echoes, no zone-warz, no your-country-sucks, surprisingly little to no dupes, no Nodelist Police... No politics being played, NO bullshit.

    Micronet, Fsxnet, Scinet, Agora,... "Other nets" for the most part are a breath of fresh air.

    I am much happier as a tiny little node in an Othernet, than a ZC in Fidonet where its just non-stop keyboard warriors and bullshit.

    Nick

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Frank Linhares on Sat Aug 17 20:20:00 2019
    Frank Linhares wrote to Ward Dossche <=-

    Nick himself has told people that if they want to participate in an
    active network to join fsxNet, not fight-o-net.

    You should give them a try, it's refreshing to chat and enjoy this
    hobby with others without all the bickering and in-fighting. There are even nodes who are members who want absolutely nothing to do with
    Fidonet. I wonder why that could be.

    Yeah, I just popped into Fidonet tonight after spending a couple of weeks
    just reading othernets (just reading my region echoes and the Z1C echo) and after 10 messages of bickering and ancient history, I need a drink.

    And, the fidonet.org site *still* looks exactly the same as it looks in the wayback machine snapshot from December, 1997.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Bj÷rn Felten on Sat Aug 17 20:20:00 2019
    Bjrn Felten wrote to Frank Linhares <=-

    There are hundreds of echoes in Fidonet where there's no bickering.

    There are hundreds of echoes in Fidonet where there's no traffic.


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