MetroNet began in 1994 with as little as 3 bulletin boards
in South-West Pennsylvania and quickly expanded to well over
63 boards through-out Pennsylvania and a few western states.
Slowly but surely the InterNet reared it's ugly head into
town and the users were no longer interested in "lowly bbs's"
but all the "pretty pictures" of the InterNet. The BBS's
tried to put up a fight, but couldn't stand up to it. BBS's
began shutting down, along with that, dropping out of our
network and taking their users (what was left) with them.
Now, after a couple years, we have deceided to use the
InterNet to our advantage and ask that all telnet boards
still interested in the fun and enjoyment of message based
conversation join our fight. That is why we are back, and
we aren't backing down this time.
The official language of MetroNet is English. All
documents must exist in English, and no other language is
permitted to be used, unless otherwise stated by the
There will be no slandering/insulting/flaming of any user
or any BBS in the public echos under any circumstance. We
wish to keep this a realtively peaceful net and hope to
make friends, not enemies. Any message(s) inferred or
directly slandering this, the message network, is cause
for immediate denial of MetroNet access indefinatly.
There will be no profane language used in the public bases
no matter what the case may be. Mild use of expletives will
be tolerated to a degree, depending on the descrepency of
the moderator of that base.
There will be no ANSI/Extended or High ASCII/RIP or any
other graphic/code placed in any echo of MetroNet. Also,
there will be no XX or UU Encoding or encrypting of any
kind in the net and it will not be tolerated in any public
message base. File Echo Reports base will have this rule
tolerated at a MINIMUM, due to the FILE_ID.DIZ's of the
files and the reports.
When posting, PLEASE keep to the topic of the base posting
the message in. Such as, if post something for sale, don't
post it in the SysOp Base, post it in the FOR SALE base. That
is why there are different bases. If we wanted things to be
cluttered we would have only one base. We ask that MetroNet
SysOps move off-subject posts to the appropriate base.
The Moderator of an echo has EVERY right to tell you what
you can and CANNOT do in that echo, as long as they are
keeping within the MetroNet Guidlines. Remember, what they
say goes, and the moderator must be treated with respect.
Sigs or Signatures, will not be allowed to exceed 3 lines
in order to keep packet size down. A signature can only be
placed on a message with atleast 3 lines of written words,
not quoted, text.