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This test has been made for amusement purposes only and is not intended to reflect one's ability to be a SysOp. The concept for this was based upon The Hacker's Test by Felix Lee, John Hayes and Angela Thomas.

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Scoring Legend:

-51 to 50 WEENIE!… Try this : ECHO Y | FORMAT C: 50 to 100 You're not a SysOp.. You're the one who calls my board so often! 100 to 120 You made it! You're a SysOp! Welcome to the net! 120 to 140 What's this? You're not a hub yet?… You should be! 140 to 160 Power-SysOp - One who does the REAL work! 160 to 180 SysOp / Hacker - Keeps everyone on their toes! 180 to 200 SysOp / Guru - One who runs the net! 200 to 300 Did you work at the MIT AI Lab on the 9th floor in the 60's? 300 to 330 A demi-god!.. We all aspire to reach your level!! 330 to 400 You cheated!… LIAR!!!

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Personal Section ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Q# Pts ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ 1 1 Do you drink coffee?

  1   .. More than 2 cups daily?
  1   .. More than 8 cups daily?
  4   .. Do you drink it straight from the pot?

2 1 Have you ever made a full pot of coffee for yourself?

3 1 Do you keep your coffee warm in the coffee maker?

  1   .. on a hotplate?
  4   .. on the CPU?

4 1 Do you smoke?

5 1 Do you smoke more than a pack a day?

  1   .. more than two packs?
  2   .. enough to overflow your ashtray in one evening?

6 1 Have you ever lost a full pack of cigarettes on your desk?

  2   .. For more than a week?

7 1 Do you call your own system from remote often?

8 1 Do you regularly make voice calls to other SysOps?

  1   .. more than 1 in the same conference call?
  2   .. more than 4 in the same conference call?

9 1 Can you whistle 300 baud?

  1   .. 1200 baud?
  3   .. 2400 baud?
  6   .. 9600/ARQ?
  10  .. Can you download files that way?

10 1 Do you meet with other SysOps regularly?

  2   .. Do you bring a computer too?
  2   .. Do they appreciate meeting with you?

11 2 Do you register your bbs utils and other shareware you use?

  1. 1 .. (If you answered no to the above)

12 1 Have you ever tried to improve your score on the SysOp Test?

  1   .. Without cheating?

13 1 Are you in front of your computer for more than 3 hours a day?

  1   .. More than 6 hours?
  2   .. More than 12 hours?

14 1 Do you login before breakfast?

15 1 Is your computer located in your living room / bedroom?

16 -1 When replying to someone's message, do you quote more than 15 lines

      at a time?

17 -1 Do shareware authors chase you for not registering their software?

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Knowledge & Experience Section ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Q# Pts ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ 1 1 Do you know what FOSSIL stands for?

  1   Do you know what ANSI stands for?
  1   Do you know what ASCII stands for?
  1   Do you know what WYSIWYG stands for?
  1   Do you know what BBS stands for?
  1   Do you know what UPS stands for?
  1   Do you know what USR stands for?
  1   Do you know what TTFN stands for?
  1   Do you know what TTYL stands for?
  1   Do you know what FYI stands for?
  1   Do you know what RTFM stands for?
  1   Do you know what BTW stands for?
  1   Do you know what IBM stands for?
  1   Do you know what MFM stands for?
  1   Do you know what CBCS stands for?
  1   Do you know what CIS stands for?
  2   Do you know what TRFN stands for?
  1   Do you know what g stands for?
  1   Do you know what VGA stands for?
  1   Do you know what HGC stands for?
  1   Do you know what CGA stands for?
  1   Do you know what EGA stands for?
  1   Do you know what .PKT is?
  1   Do you know what .MO? is?
  1   Do you know what NUL stands for?
  1   Do you know what BASIC stands for?
  1   Do you know what COBOL stands for?
  1   Do you know what APL stands for?
  1   Do you know what FORTRAN stands for?
  2   Do you know what DANGER means?
  

2 1 If you get a "hatch" do you know what to do?

3 1 Have you ever manually done a handshake session with a mailer?

  2   .. And received echomail or files from it?

4 1 Have you ever written Kludgemail?

  1   .. Intentionally?
  2   .. Are you still in that net?

5 4 Did you figure out how to set up echomail by yourself?

  1   .. Are you proud of it?
  

6 1 Are you in more than 1 net?

  1   .. More than 4?
  2   .. More than 8?
  4   .. More than 16?

7 1 Do you write your own BBS utilities?

  1   .. Your own door games?
  1   .. Your own bbs software?
  1   .. Your own mailer?
  1   .. Your own operating system?
  2   .. Have you ever received money for any of the above?

8 1 Have you ever built your own micro computer?

  1   .. Your own mini computer?
  1   .. Your own mainframe?
  1   .. Your own super computer?
  2   .. Did it work?
  4      .. The first time?
  

9 1 Have you ever repaired a hard drive?

  1   .. Successfully?
  4   .. Successfully while smoking cigarettes?

10 1 Have you ever built or designed a processor?

11 1 Do you regularly chat online with other SysOps?

  1   .. Through Tymnet?
  1   .. Through Datapac?
  2   .. Through Milnet?
  1   .. Thought Arpanet?
  

12 1 Have you ever found an undocumented feature in a bbs package?

13 1 Have you ever found a bug in a bbs package?

  1   .. In a mailer?
  1   .. In and operating system?
  2   .. Did you fix it?
  

14 1 Have you ever seen the dawn?

  1   .. Twice in a row?
  

15 1 Do you hub / relay / host?

  1   For more than 1 net?
  

16 1 Can you program in Batch?

  1   .. BASIC?
  1   .. QBasic?
  1   .. Any version of Pascal?
  1   .. Any version of C?
  2   .. Assembler?
  1   .. Fortran?
  1   .. Any Waterloo language?
  1   .. APL?
  1   .. COBOL?
  1   .. ALGOL?
  1   .. PL/1?
  1   .. Spitball?
  2   .. MECCA?
  5   .. Microcode?
  10  .. All of the above?

17 1 Can you use Edlin?

  1. 1 .. DO you use Edlin?

18 1 Can you use Debug?

  1   .. Do you use it on a regular basis?

19 Have you ever walked a new SysOp through a mailer installation over

  1   a voice phone?
  2   .. From memory?
  3   .. Did it work the first try?

20 1 Ever used a floppy disk with no jacket?

21 1 Have you ever tried to format a disk beyond its' rated capacity?

  1   .. Did it work?

22 1 Have you ever modified a peripheral device?

  1   .. Did it work?

23 1 Have you ever experienced a hard disk failure?

  1   .. Did you cause it?
  2      .. Intentionally?

24 1 Do you backup at least yearly?

  1   .. Monthly?
  1   .. Weekly?
  1   .. Daily?
  2   .. More than once daily?
  -5  .. "What's a backup?"
  

25 1 Have you ever voided the warranty on any of your equipment?

  3   .. On ALL of your equipment?

26 1 Have you ever built your own cables?

  2   .. In the dark?
  3      .. Honestly?

27 1 Can you name the pin-outs for an RS-232 / serial connector?

  3   .. In numeric order?
  1   .. For a null-modem?
  

28 2 Can you write a full screen ANSI for your bbs using only 'copy con'?

  4   .. Was it aligned on the first try?
                                                                         

29 1 Can you pogram when you are intoxicated?

  2   .. Does it make sense the next day?

30 1 Have you loaned manuals?

  2   .. And got them back?
     

31 1 Have you ever loaned hardware?

  2   .. And seen it again?

32 1 Have you ever borrowed software/hardware and forgot who the

      original owner was?

33 1 Have you ever made a GIF?

  1   .. A FLI?
  1   .. A self-extract MAC?
  2   .. And had them actually downloaded from your bbs?
  3   .. Were any of them "X" or "R" rated?

34 2 Have you built your own peripheral device?

  1   .. Is it still operational?
  2   .. Has it since entered mass production?

35 1 Have you ever flamed someone?

36 1 Have you ever flamed someone in a national / international echo?

37 1 Have you written more than one test message in an international echo?

  2   .. Without being noticed?

38 1 Have you ever posted a BBS ad in a national / international echo?

  2   .. Without being noticed?

39 -1 Do you impose a file ratio on your bbs?

40 1 Do you have a copy of a virus?

  1   .. 4 or more?
  2   .. 16 or more?
  -5  .. That you haven't been able to get rid of?

41 1 Have you ever modified your computer in order to gain performance?

  2   .. Did it work?

42 2 Have you ever programmed anything in order to make up for a

      shortfall in the bbs package's own code?

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Equipment Section ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Q# Pts ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ 1 1 Do you have a touch-tone phone?

2 Do you have any other custom calling feature from your telco?

  1   (call waiting,conferencing,ISDN, etc..)

3 -1 Do you have call waiting on your modem line?

4 1 Do you own a phone that has unauthorized modifications made to it?

  1   .. Did you make these modifications yourself?

5 1 Do you own a headset for your phone?

  1   .. And own replacement earplugs for it?

6 1 Do you own a Sound Blaster / Roland / Adlib / CoVox card?

7 3 Do you own a speech recognition system?

8 1 Do you have a scanner?

  2   .. A full page scanner?
  3   .. A color scanner?

9 1 Do you own a printer?

  1   .. A 9-pin?
  1   .. A 24-pin?
  1   .. A line printer?
  2   .. A drum printer?
  3   .. A laser printer?
  4   .. A color laser printer?

10 1 Do you have a mouse?

  1   .. A gerbil?
  1   .. "A what?"
  

11 1 Do you have a joystick?

12 1 Do you have a trackball?

13 2 Do you have a light pen?

14 1 Do you have a modem?

  1   .. Is it capable of 300 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 1200 baud?
  2   .. Is it capable of 1275 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 2400 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 4800 baud?
  2   .. Is it capable of 7200 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 9600 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 14,400 baud?
  1   .. Is it capable of 19,200 baud?
  4   .. Does it have a direct fiber optic input/output?

15 1 Do you have more than one computer?

  1   .. More than 2 computers?
  2   .. More than 4 computers?
  4   .. More than 16 computers?
  1   .. Are they connected together?

16 1 Do you have a LAN?

17 1 Do you have at least one floppy disk drive?

  1   Do you have a hard disk?
  1   .. 2 harddisks?
  2   .. 4 harddisks or more?

18 1 Do you own a tape backup?

19 1 Do you own a DECwriter?

  1   .. Do you use it?
  2   .. Do you admit using it?

20 1 Do you own a floppy disk?

  1   .. A box (of 10) or more?
  1   .. 100 or more?
  2   .. 1000 or more?
  3   .. 10000 or more?

21 1 Do you have any multi-colored disks?

  1   .. Do you admit it?
  

22 1 Do you own an acoustic coupler?

  2   .. Do you use it?

23 2 Do you own a copy of DOS Powertools?

  1   .. The most recent copy?
  1   .. A LEGAL copy?

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User Interaction and Services Section ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Q# Pts ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ 1 1 Does your system have at least 100 users?

  1   .. 200 users?
  1   .. 400 users?
  2   .. 1000 users?

2 1 Do you reply to mail?

  1   .. Are you polite when doing so?
  2   .. Same day?
  4   .. Do they understand you?

3 1 Do you have door games?

  1   .. More than 10?
  2   .. More than 50?
  4   .. Are they all registered?
  1   .. Do you participate?
  -1  .. Do you cheat in any of them?
  1      .. Without getting caught?

4 1 Do you chat with your users?

  3   .. At ANY time of the day or night?

5 -1 Have you ever disconnected a user and blamed it on "line noise"?

  1. 2 .. Just for the hell of it?

1 .. Have they forgiven you?

6 -1 Have you ever used an "Auto-Z" fake?

  1. 2 .. More than 20 times on one user?
  2. 3 .. During the same session?

7 Do you have more than 2 keys defined to boot a user off the system

  1. 1 in different ways?
  2. 2 .. More than 4 keys?
  3. 5 .. Are all your definable keys used for this purpose?

8 1 Are you in the habit of telling your users to RTFM?

9 -1 Have you ever withheld mail from someone?

  1. 1 .. Altered someone's mail?
  2. 3 .. Deleted mail before the recipient got it?

1 .. Were you NOT caught for it?

10 1 Do you run more than one node?

  2   .. More than 2 nodes?
  5   .. More than 10 nodes?
  10  .. More than 50 nodes?

11 -1 Do you charge your users for access?

12 2 Have you programmed on the fly to help a user?

13 1 Have you standardized the archive format on your board?

  1. 2 .. "What's an archive?"

14 1 Do you have an offline mail reader for your users?

  1   .. Is it registered?

15 -1 Have you "twitted" a user for excessive chat requests?

16 1 Do you have your uploads automatically checked by software?

  2   .. By your secretary?

17 1 Do you have matrix mail accessable to your users?

18 1 Do you have echomail available to your users?

19 2 Do you have Usenet available to your users?

20 1 Do you have any external protocols setup that were not originally

      included with your bbs package?

21 2 Do you reward uploads in any way at all?

22 1 Do you have an external chat program installed with "Co-SysOp" feature?

  2   .. Is it working well enough to fool users?

23 1 Does your bbs offer multi-lingual interaction?

24 -10 Have you cheated on this test?

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Submissions / comments / suggestions in regards to the SysOp Test should be forwarded to:

Robin Francis ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ The Unusual BBS (613)820-0399 100:649/4@TRFN 89:483/120@IMEx 1:163/153@FIDOnet

Bruno Gagnon ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Floppies BBS (819)682-1245 100:649/1@TRFN CIS: 71141,2506 PcLink: Systat

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