From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to All on Fri Dec 1 00:16:49 2017
I've decided to make the following CHANGES on the majority of the autopostings from The Thunderbolt BBS. This post will be made on a
I personally do NOT consider messages over 30 days old to be
"timely". However, with several who follow the echoes regularly,
noting that "they can remember stuff from a month ago", I'm going
to instead ZIP the posts into a file, for folks to just download
from the BBS, in the particular file area.
The EXCEPTIONS to this will be as follows:
1) Today In History -- These are recycled on a yearly (not monthly)
basis. They include:
A) Selected Classic Burma Shave Ads.
B) Weather History (data after 1990 is partial).
C) Pun History (from the book "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down", by south
Florida TV meteorologist Bob Weaver.
D) Selected Daily Bible Verse.
E) Random Quote.
F) Random QWK Mail Tagline.
G) Selected Blooper.
2) Latest News from the Sophos Naked Security Blog -- covering
viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, security issues, etc. These
are normally received Monday through Friday, U.S. Central Time.
3) Ham Radio Bulletins from Amateur Radio Station W1AW at the
headquarters of the American Radio League (ARRL) in Newington, Connecticut...plus, Amateur Radio Newsline.
4) BBS Ads for my system, postings REDUCED to once a week. I know
several systems that post more than once a day...and to me, that's
OVERKILL. I want folks to logon to the BBS because they WANT to...NOT
because they have to. I am running the BBS for MY ENJOYMENT, even if
no one else logs on...as it's one of the last hobbies I can still do,
due to declining health.
5) The Doctor Is In -- a local message area, with selected medical
topics. These will recycle once a month. This area is for Verified
Users In Good Standing, who are at least 18 years old. It's also
READ ONLY, and NOT designed to replace information from ones own
personal physician, specialists, etc.
6) Monthly Posting Of Selected File Area Listings, where folks can
logon via anonymous FTP or as GUEST, and download the files.
7) Monthly Posting Of Echo Descriptions and Rule Postings, on echoes
that originate from The Thunderbolt BBS.
The following posts will be, or already are, archived into files
for download from the BBS, as soon as the schedule permits such:
A) Clean Comedy
B) RIP Graphics (these are already in archives for download)
C) Today's New Gear Tip For Ham Radio
D) Today's Shack Safety For Ham Radio
E) Ham Radio And Weather Terms (these are already in archives, and
in special ham radio and weather doors on the BBS)
F) Ham Radio Poetry (from my Gospel Poetry Collection)
G) Gospel Poetry (from my Gospel Poetry Collection)
H) Ham Radio Humor
My apologies for any inconvenience...your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Daryl Stout, WX1DER, Sysop
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