A texting category?

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#1

Continuing the discussion from BBSes - the "web" before the web!:

Bunches of us have overlapping interesting in text-based things, like BBS, MU*, ASCII art, shell communities, all that jazz. I don’t think of it as “retro” tech, because we still use it today, and it is remains useful. I thought it would be funny to just call it texting. Re-appropriate the term!

Do you see any themes or obvious names for such a category? It will be very BBS and MUD heavy, for sure. Probably tilde stuff, too. textnet? Hmmm.


#2

I mean for technical discussion. Player discussion can go in #gaming.


#3

That sounds good. I think re-appropriating the term could be useful. Once you have it setup, I’ll start my posting of BBSes in it to start out with. How does that sound?


#4

I recommend calling this Text Mode


#5

Thanks! That is a great term for it. :slight_smile:

I’m starting to develop those category about topics into mini guides, linking to other categories that are related. I’ll also add other resources as they appear (like a text mode jabber room!). :sunglasses:


#6

Heyo maiki, I can’t seem to access the text mode category. Are you still preparing it or something? Just wondering…


#7

I’m accessing it fine, but I’ve noticed we run into caching issues sometime.

Try hard refreshing, and I’ll also restart the server tonight. :slight_smile: