If anyone missed it last night, I've launched a BBS (yes, an old-school BBS, text interface, you access it via telnet) to act as a chill social hangout for folk.

Since it just went live, it's very small, but if we can grow it into a cozy little community, I think it could be pretty great.

If you're interested in the details, contact me directly.

Boosts are also appreciated!

@PastaThief A real BBS? Brilliant! Like in the old days 😄
I wish you all loads of fun over there!

@PastaThief Very interesting.

Can you give some technical details on software etc?

@papertape It's running Mystic BBS on Ubuntu. What other information were you curious about?

@PastaThief Fascinating.

I remember using a gay-based bbs in Melbourne Australia during the 1990's.

A great community with parties at the admin's home (with the Mother home!).

I thought it was lost technology.

#retrotechnology #LostTech

@papertape As with a lot of retro tech, it never completely disappeared, but I feel like there's been a bit of a resurgence of it just recently. :) It's nice because it means a lot of the old source code has been updated and recompiled in the last couple of years!

@PastaThief i'm not trans, and i fully respect that this is a safe place for trans folk, and i think that's wonderful!

i'm actually curious if the BBS is available to look at the source? some day i wanna write my own BBS aha

@PastaThief i'm exploring enbyness, and am interested, if that's ok

@PastaThief because telnet is such an awesome protocol ?

anyway.. sounds like fun!

@PastaThief I
used a web app a couple of years (or more ago)

That was just a stream of anonymous posts.

It was actually very gentle and one dipped into the stream and engaged and shared with it as one felt fit.

@kat I approved your account, but I can't be sure if that's going to be good news to you or not! :D

@kat :) I mean, it's fair to critique telnet on lots of grounds for sure. It's kind of the standard use protocol in people who still run BBSes. I'm looking at getting ssh happening as well, but there are some bugs with that to work out still.

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