• bots // Adobe After Effec

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Jul 10 12:48:00 2022
    Yup, that's already the default for ecWeb per http://wiki.synchro.net/config:w
    v4

    ; Allow new users to register via the web interface (default: no) user_registration = false

    If you don't allow web registrations, is there a screen that will give the
    user instructions on how to register so they can access the web interface?

    Back when a certain fidonet board went down, there were a bunch of users looking for a new place to read the COOKING echo. I was really surprised
    that several of them only knew "how to BBS" via a web interface. Getting
    legit users like that to register via another means without instruction
    would be difficult.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Sun Jul 10 19:54:27 2022
    Re: bots // Adobe After Effec
    By: Dumas Walker to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Jul 10 2022 02:48 pm

    Back when a certain fidonet board went down, there were a bunch of users looking for a new place to read the COOKING echo. I was really surprised that several of them only knew "how to BBS" via a web interface. Getting legit users like that to register via another means without instruction would be difficult.

    yeah i know there's a few people that are like that. i'm not sure who brought them in. they could always use a newsreader program with synchronet.

    i'm not sure if they were even using synchronet and using some other web inteface like ozzmosis.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Mon Jul 11 09:08:39 2022
    Re: bots // Adobe After Effec
    By: Dumas Walker to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Jul 10 2022 02:48 pm

    Yup, that's already the default for ecWeb per http://wiki.synchro.net/config:w
    v4

    ; Allow new users to register via the web interface (default: no) user_registration = false

    If you don't allow web registrations, is there a screen that will give the user instructions on how to register so they can access the web interface?

    So long as the BBS has a "guest" account, ecWeb still allows access to the web interface without authenticating. Guest's normally cannot post messages, so while they can still browse/read without authenticating, they cannot post messages (e.g. SPAM).

    Back when a certain fidonet board went down, there were a bunch of users looking for a new place to read the COOKING echo. I was really surprised that several of them only knew "how to BBS" via a web interface. Getting legit users like that to register via another means without instruction would be difficult.

    ecWeb is very extensible, so the sysop can add additional instruction text or pages, as they see fit, very easily.
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