Well, it's over. Here are a few things that you might find interesting. Or maybe not.
All the secrets of Another Bloody BBS revealed for the first time!
If you pressed '5' on the main menu, you got to the 'Fnord' menu. Only one person discovered this, as far as I know. There wasn't much on it, but if you'd told me, I would have put your access up. :)
My password was 'int10h'. There. It's useless now, and has no bearing on any of my other passwords on any other board, so it might as well be public.
There was a minor pirate files area. It never went public because there was hardly anything in it. I mean, just how many .GIFs of jolly rogers and men with eyepatches do you WANT? If anyone has a GIF of Captain Pugwash, Sandy Turner from Decadence still wants one, we believe.
When I was using SBBS, my yell tune was 'The Muppet Show Theme'.
When the BBS was in the lounge room, dweeb spotting almost became a sport. We would watch people log on and get confused. Hahaha. Some of you people type terribly, you know.
The correct response to 'Hail Eris' in the newuser questionaire was 'Fnord'. This would have auto-verified you. Alternatively, you could have entered 'RESET' and recieved security level 23. (Reserved for really entertaining people, and donators).
The Moose #4 was a decoy. Random line noise. Congratulations to the people who tried to decode it. The REAL Moose #4 is on a disk, inside an encrypted .ZIP archive, to which we have forgotten the password. This is for the best.
In the DOOM file area, most of the files were actually FREE! You could have downloaded as much as you wanted, and at 1200 baud, if you really felt like it, thus keeping my board busy for the whole day! I never told you! Hahahahahahaha!
Oh, and yes, I probably would have hung up on you JUST when you were about one minute over your daily time limit. Then you could have called back and got something like this:
Enter your favorite alias: Lord Dweebie
Sorry, your generous amount of time has expired. NO CARRIER
And I would have laughed. Ho ho. Ha ha. He he.
Another Bloody BBS opened around October in 1992. Eeeeek! I feel old. At that time it was running on an 8mhz XT with a 20 meg hard drive. Later, I upgraded to a 12.5mhz 286 machine, and added a 16 meg drive. Eventually, both these drives were compressed.
In August 1993, I bought a 486DX-50 with two 212 meg hard drives. I'm MUCH happier now.
10 Good reasons to run Windows!
1) It comes with a pretty nifty solitaire game.
2) There are some good screensavers.
Genuine and Authorised by Black Rose Productions. Alteration of this file is really hard to prove. Read MOOSE Magazine. Warranty? You want a warranty? hahahahahahahahahaha!