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Archive-name: bbs/iniquity-faq
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Last-modified: 01 Jun 1996

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Subject: alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ (alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ) alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ Version 1.03 Copyright 1996 by Jeffrey Carlyle, Stratoware. All rights reserved. This article is not in the public domain, but it may be redistributed so long as this notice, the acknowledgments, and the information on obtaining the latest copy of this list are retained and no fee is charged. The code fragments may be used freely; credit would be polite. This FAQ is not to be included in any static archive (eg. CD-ROM or book); however, a pointer to the FAQ may be included. ============================= TABLE OF CONTENTS ============================= Section 1. General FAQ and Newsgroup Information Section 2. General Iniquity Information
Subject: Section 1. General FAQ and Newsgroup Information Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT <q:1.01> - What is this article for? <q:1.02> - Who has contributed to this article? <q:1.03> - How can I search this article for a particular topic? <q:1.04) (question removed) <q:1.05> - What is alt.bbs.iniquity about? <q:1.06> - Is alt.bbs.iniquity available as a mailing list? <q:1.07> - What's this "netiquette"? <q:1.08> - How can I learn more about Usenet? <q:1.09> - What other technical newsgroups should I know about? <q:1.10> - Where can I get the latest copy of this FAQ list? <q:1.11> - What should I post in alt.bbs.iniquity? <q:1.12> - What should not be posted in alt.bbs.iniquity?
Subject: <q:1.01> - What is this article for? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT This is the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list for the newsgroup alt.bbs.iniquity. This list is maintained in versions; new questions and revised questions in this version are not marked do to the restructuring of the FAQ; however, in future versions new or revised questions will be marked with "*new*" or "*revised*" in the subject. This list is posted every 20 days. FAQ lists are intended to reduce the noise level in their newsgroups that results from the repetition of the same questions, correct answers, wrong answers, corrections to the wrong answers, corrections to the corrections, debate, etc. This list should serve as a repository of the canonical "best" answers to the questions in it. The names of folks who have helped to improve this FAQ list are listed in <q:1.02> - "Who has contributed to this article?".
Subject: <q:1.02> - Who has contributed to this article? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT This list is maintained and edited by Jeffrey Carlyle, Stratoware, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. (carlyle@premiernet.net)
Subject: <q:1.03> - How can I search this article for a particular topic? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT To search for a particular topic, save this article to a text file and use your favorite editor's find function to search for a word. You can use the MS-DOS Editor to search for a topic. Run the editor and load the FAQ. Press ALT+S to activate the search menu then press F. In the box that says find what enter the word you want to look for. When you are completed, press enter. If a match is found EDIT will highlight it. If that is not what you were looking for press F3 and EDIT will show you the next match.
Subject: (question removed) Date: 20 Mar 1996 00:00:00 CDT
Subject: <q:1.05> - What is alt.bbs.iniquity about? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT alt.bbs.iniquity concerns issues involving Mike Fricker's Iniquity Bullentin Board Software for MS-DOS compatible systems.
Subject: <q:1.06> - Is alt.bbs.iniquity available as a mailing list? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT Sorry, no.
Subject: <q:1.07> - What's this "netiquette"? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT Netiquette is good Usenet etiquette. It includes basic rules like the ones below. (See also <q:1.08> - "How can I learn more about Usenet?") - Always read a newsgroup for a reasonable time before you post an article to it. - Pick the one right group for your article; don't crosspost unless absolutely necessary. If you absolutely must post an article to more than one group, do crosspost it and don't post the same article separately to each group. See <q:1.09> - "What other BBS newsgroups should I know about?" when considering where to post an article. - Before you post a question, make sure you're posting to the right newsgroup; the best way to do that is to observe the preceding rule. Check the group's FAQ list (if it has one) to make sure that your question isn't already answered there. - When you post a question, if you ask for email responses then promise to post a summary. Keep your promise. And make it a real summary: don't just append all the email you got. Instead, write your own (brief) description of the solution: this is the best way to make sure you really understand it. - Before you post a follow-up, read the other follow-ups. Very often you'll find that someone else has already made the point you had in mind. - When someone posts a question, if you want to know the answer don't post a "me, too". Instead send email to the poster asking him or her to share responses with you. - When posting a follow-up to another posted article, remove all headers and signature lines from the old article; just keep the line "In <article>, so-and-so writes:". Also cut the original article down as much as possible; just keep enough of it to remind readers of the context. - Keep lines in posted articles to 72-75 characters. Many newsreaders chop off column 81 or arbitrarily insert a newline there, which makes longer lines difficult or impossible to read. But you need to keep well below 80 characters per line to allow for the > characters that get inserted when other people post follow-ups to your article. - Keep your signature to 4 lines or less (including any graphics), and for heaven's sake make sure it doesn't get posted twice in your article. - Don't post email without first obtaining the permission of the sender.
Subject: <q:1.08> - How can I learn more about Usenet? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT There are two important newsgroups for learning about how Usenet and newsreader software works: - news.announce.newusers contains periodic postings that everybody is asked to read before posting anything to Usenet. (In theory, all new users are subscribed to news.announce.newusers automatically. But in practice not all newsreader software does that, so that many people violate the guidelines given there simply because they don't know about them.) - news.newusers.questions is described as "Q & A for users new to the Usenet". But new and long-time users can ask or answer questions about Usenet and newsreader software there. There's an important article, "Welcome to news.newusers.questions! (weekly posting)", that everyone is asked to read before posting to news.newusers.questions. (See below for ways to get a copy of that article.) The following postings in news.announce.newusers might be considered the "mandatory course" for new users: Introduction to news.announce.newusers What is Usenet? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Rules for posting to Usenet A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community Hints on writing style for Usenet Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette The articles mentioned above are downloadable via ftp from rtfm.mit.edu in the following files: <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/> Welcome to news.newusers.questions! (weekly posting) <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/news-announce-intro/part1> Introduction to news.announce.newusers <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/what-is-usenet/> What is Usenet? <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/usenet-faq/> Answers to Frequently Asked Questions <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/posting-rules/part1> Rules for posting to Usenet <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/usenet-primer/> A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/usenet-writing-style/> Hints on writing style for Usenet <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/emily-postnews/part1> Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette For rtfm.mit.edu instructions, see <q:1.13> "Where are FAQ lists archived?"
Subject: <q:1.09> - What other technical newsgroups should I know about? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT Caution: Some of these newsgroups have specialized charters; you'll probably get flamed (and deserve it) if you post to an inappropriate group. Most groups have FAQ lists that will tell you what's appropriate. Don't post a request for the FAQ list; instead, retrieve it yourself. - comp.bbs.misc is for general BBS topics. This newsgroup supersedes alt.bbs; however, many articles are still posted or cross-posted to alt.bbs. - alt.bbs.ads is devoted to BBS advertisements. - alt.bbs.lists is for BBS lists. alt.bbs.lists.d is for descriptions of these lists. - alt.bbs.doors is for questions or comments about BBS doors. If you want to know how to make a door work in Iniquity post in alt.bbs.iniquity. If you want to know anything else about a door post in alt.bbs.doors. - alt.bbs.* and comp.bbs.*: There are several newsgroups devoted to individual BBS programs. - Garbo-Ann is a moderated one-way mailing list which is used by Garbo MsDos and Windows archive managers to announce new additions to Garbo collections. This is for those who cannot subscribe to the comp.archives.msdos.announce newsgroup. To subscribe to Garbo-Ann send a message to Majordomo@Garbo.uwasa.fi using the format below. To: Majordomo@Garbo.uwasa.fi Subject: subscribe subscribe garbo-ann youremail@somewhere.net.land - MSDOS-Ann is a moderated one-way mailing list which is used by SimTel, the Coast to Coast Software Repository (tm), to announce new additions to the msdos collection. This is for those who cannot subscribe to the comp.archives.msdos.announce newsgroup. To subscribe to Msdos-Ann send a message to listserv@SimTel.Coast.NET using the format below. To: listserv@SimTel.Coast.NET Subject: subscribe subscribe msdos-ann
Subject: <q:1.10> - Where can I get the latest copy of this FAQ list? Date: 24 Aug 1996 00:00:00 CDT You can retrieve the latest version of this list as <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/usenet-by-group/alt.bbs.iniquity/>
Subject: <q:1.11> - What should I post in alt.bbs.iniquity? Date: 14 Feb 1996 00:00:00 CDT Any post concerning the Iniquity BBS software is welcome in alt.bbs.iniquity. Release notices for new Iniquity utilities are welcome.
Subject: <q:1.12> - What should not be posted in alt.bbs.iniquity? Date: 20 Mar 1996 00:00:00 CDT Flames are not welcome. The readers of alt.bbs.iniquity are sorry you might have had trouble with Iniquity, but we would not be using it if we believed it to be bad software. Constructive critism of Iniquity is welcome. BBS ads are not welcome. A list of BBSes running Iniquity would be nice, but a flood of messages announcing individual boards is undesirable and a waste of bandwidth. Please post adds in alt.bbs.ads. Posts having nothing to do with Iniquity are also unwelcome.
Subject: Section 2. General Iniquity Information Date: 20 Mar 1996 00:00:00 CDT <q:2.01> - What is Iniquity? <q:2.02> - What is the latest version of Iniquity? <q:2.03> - Where can I find Iniquity? *revised* <q:2.04> - Is there an Iniquity FTP site? <q:2.05> - Is there an Iniquity WWW site?
Subject: <q:2.01> - What is Iniquity? Date: 20 Mar 1996 00:00:00 CDT Iniquity is bulletin board software for MS-DOS compatible systems written by Mike Fricker. Iniquity requires a FOSSIL driver to run and is currently distributed as freeware.
Subject: <q:2.02> - What is the latest version of Iniquity? Date: 20 Mar 1996 00:00:00 CDT At the time of this writing the latest version of Iniquity is Version 1.00 Alpha 25 release 2. For information on obtaining this version, please see <q:2.03>.
Subject: <q:2.03> - Where can I find Iniquity? *revised* Date: 24 Aug 1996 00:00:00 CDT The official website has moved back and forth often. As of Saturday August 24, 1996 it was found at: <http://www.isisnet.com/iniquity/> The ftp site is: <ftp://ftp.telepath.com/pub/people/dipydawg/>
Subject: <q:2.04> - Is there an Iniquity FTP site? Date: 01 Jun 1996 00:00:00 CDT Yes. Please see <q:2.03>.
Subject: <q:2.05> - Is there an Iniquity WWW site? Date: 01 Jun 1996 00:00:00 CDT Yes. Please see <q:2.03>. (end alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ) (copyright notice) Iniquity is copyright 1994-1995 by Mike Fricker. The alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ is copyright 1996 by Jeffrey Carlyle. (end copyright notice) // Jeffrey Carlyle, Stratoware, Bowling Green, KY USA _,,-^`--. // comp.os.msdos.programmer FAQ maintainer .__,-' \ // alt.bbs.iniquity FAQ maintainer _/ * ,/ // <http://members.aol.com/jc101> (__,-----------''

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