• Robot BBS ADs

    From paulie420@1337:3/129 to All on Sat Aug 29 08:21:29 2020
    Hello, fine BBS friends... hey, how does one do roBOT posts to FTN networks 'BBS Ads' message base? I notice that roBOTs post once a day in each FTN with an ad for their BBS. Or an ad for the weekly meetups. Or any other
    file/data...

    I'd like to run one ad for 2oForBeers at some point... what are the skills/steps needed?



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  • From alterego@1337:2/101 to paulie420 on Sun Aug 30 08:14:52 2020
    Re: Robot BBS ADs
    By: paulie420 to All on Sat Aug 29 2020 08:21 am

    Hello, fine BBS friends... hey, how does one do roBOT posts to FTN
    networks 'BBS Ads' message base? I notice that roBOTs post
    once a day in each FTN with an ad for their BBS. Or an ad for the weekly
    meetups. Or any other
    file/data...

    Since you are running Mystic, I think MUTIL is your friend.

    Somebody might correct me (since I dont use it anymore...)

    ...δεσ∩

    ... Nothing I have found is factual, except the bits that sound like fiction. --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to alterego on Sun Aug 30 18:07:04 2020
    Hello, fine BBS friends... hey, how does one do roBOT posts to FTN
    networks 'BBS Ads' message base? I notice that roBOTs post

    Since you are running Mystic, I think MUTIL is your friend.

    Somebody might correct me (since I dont use it anymore...)

    ...δεσ∩

    Ok, so use MUTIL to post in said FTN message bases once a day?? I can figure out the Mystic docs part; I just didn't know HOW people did those roBOT
    posts. I'll look into mutil.ini options on this matter.

    Thanks..



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  • From alterego@1337:2/101 to paulie420 on Mon Aug 31 15:51:45 2020
    Re: Re: Robot BBS ADs
    By: paulie420 to alterego on Sun Aug 30 2020 06:07 pm

    Ok, so use MUTIL to post in said FTN message bases once a day?? I can
    figure out the Mystic docs part; I just didn't know HOW people did those roBOT
    posts. I'll look into mutil.ini options on this matter.

    Yup.

    You'll get mutil to post a text file. You should be able to set from/to/subjects, etc with arguments to mutil.

    Keep in mind, IIRC its buggy - you text file must have lines < 79 chars (especially when you have ANSI/pipe codes) in your posting.

    ...δεσ∩

    ... If it was a bet, you wouldn't take it.
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
    * Origin: I'm playing with ANSI+videotex - wanna play too? (1337:2/101)
  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to alterego on Mon Aug 31 09:30:04 2020
    Yup.
    You'll get mutil to post a text file. You should be able to set from/to/subjects, etc with arguments to mutil.
    Keep in mind, IIRC its buggy - you text file must have lines < 79 chars (especially when you have ANSI/pipe codes) in your posting.
    ...δεσ∩

    Lol, I'll stick to less than 79 and I'll convert it to Mystic color codes... and I'll test on tqw first. Lol.



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  • From The Godfather@1337:3/132 to paulie420 on Mon Aug 31 17:07:39 2020
    Lol, I'll stick to less than 79 and I'll convert it to Mystic color codes... and I'll test on tqw first. Lol.

    Paulie,

    In mutil.ini below is the section with a couple examples:

    [PostTextFiles]
    file1_name = under.ans
    file1_baseidx = 61
    file1_from = The Godfather
    file1_to = All
    file1_subj = [ANSI] The Underground
    file1_addr = 21:1/100
    file1_delfile = false

    file2_name = under.ans
    file2_baseidx = 279
    file2_from = The Godfather
    file2_to = All
    file2_subj = [ANSI] The Underground
    file2_addr = 46:1/156
    file2_delfile = false

    -tG

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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to The Godfather on Mon Aug 31 18:30:47 2020
    Paulie,
    In mutil.ini below is the section with a couple examples:
    [EXAMPLES OF MUTIL.INI FILE]

    Thanks, TG... I can totally handle that; Also I could do it several ways - whether I just run it with my daily toss, or create a new event 3x a week or whatever... I'll probably create an EVENT.INI and run it a few times a week.
    :P

    I appreciate the breakdown so I don't have to hunt very far.. you rock.



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  • From The Godfather@1337:3/132 to paulie420 on Tue Sep 1 18:03:39 2020
    Thanks, TG... I can totally handle that; Also I could do it several ways
    - whether I just run it with my daily toss, or create a new event 3x a week or whatever... I'll probably create an EVENT.INI and run it a few times a week. :P

    I dropped mine to once a week, maybe once every other week. Every day
    was a bit much, especially for low volumn networks. But in any case,
    yes I also run a seperate .ini file for it so I don't have all of the multil.ini clutter to confuse me, and for that purpose.

    -tG

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