Mr. Schnedler was a friend of mine in my early days of BBSing in San Antonio, Texas. He was a great help in my own Zelch 64 project, and I considered him an honorary member of Planet Ink., even if he never contributed code to our cause.
This BBS program was written from scratch by Greg Francis, with finishing touches by Randy Schnedler. One should keep in mind that the entire program was written for a single BBS. As far as I know, it was never marketed or sold, or even used for other boards! Alas, the name of the board doesn't come to mind either.
Because the program was written for one BBS, the boot program for the BBS called it by its proper name "Superboard", the docs call it by the BBS name "BoneBoard", the waiting for call screen says that it is "The Board v2.5i", and the logoff message (hard coded) reads "Heart of Gold v2.5". Also interesting is that, while the BBS is a 64 program, the offline setup editor is for 128 mode only.
Greg Francis was the SysOp of the BBS running BoneBoard.
Superboard has a HUGE user info window
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode (editor in 128 mode) Video : 40 cols Drives : Standard CBM, limited CMD (no parts, no subdirs) Modems : 1650, Hayes compats (1670?) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen only RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Hard coded hotkey system with changable menu displays Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : 9 levels, semi-definable Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, level, password, last call, etc. User Logs : No user log Calls/Time : Hard coded limits Network : N/A Customizing : Not very customizable Programs : Compiled BASIC, not customizable Displays : Menu text and text files only Commands : Hard coded, not changable Areas : E-mail : Read/Send from main menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : Separate menu, and separate Bulletins area User Cmds : Some options from main menu (password, graphics, etc) SysOp : From particular functions, and separate area Voting : N/A News : List of files Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator only Online : Chat, access change, quick throw-off Remote : Drive, user commands; other integrated functions On-L Display: User info screen W.F.C. Utils: Simple terminal program Chatting : From main prompts only User : Editor from sysop only Msg Bases : Messages can be deleted while reading Transfers : Some file commands in transfer menu Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : Drive command option on SysOp menu Terminal : Simple WFC terminal available
Structure : Straight SEQ files Header : No standard header Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Enforced by SysOp only : Reading : By number, or local new Headers : Name, to, date, subject Format : Color text and cursor movements Writing : As reply, or new posts Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives menu Editing : Search/replace Formatting : None supported Graphics : Limited support for color and cursor movements
Bases : Named bases, listed by number Storage : Open directory system with marked files Limits : Enforced by SysOp Credits : No credit system Protocols : Xmodem, Punter Headers : Filename, blocks, type Selection : By name Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Single list of library files Storage : Filenames listed in index file, separate text menu Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Separate menu from main Sending : By name or ID Receiving : On demand only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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