Duuglas McLaughlin


First off, you'll have to read the documentation to figure out what ST/R stands for. It is somewhat amusing.

Otherwise, ST/R seems fairly straight forward, having much the same structure as AABBS, and a similar look and feel to CMBBS.

It's a rather colorful system, although fairly primitive in most ways, as can be seen from the message structure shown here, though the support of MCI commands in the messages is an interesting little bonus.

The Facts:

Hardware Information

Computer    :   C64 or C128 in 64 mode
Video       :   40 columns
Drives      :   CBM, CMD partitions with subdir support in xfer section
Modems      :   1670, Hayes Compat 300-3400 baud
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Screen, printer
RAM use     :   N/A
Special     :


Pgm Struct  :   Numerous compiled self sufficient modules
Menu Struct :   Modular, hotkey
Translation :   Ascii, cbm color/graphics, ansi
Access      :   15 access flags/user
Handle/ID   :   Handles allowed, users listed by id
User info   :   Name/handle, phone, cg, creds, access, age
User Logs   :   Unknown
Calls/Time  :   Calls, Time set per each user.  Idle timer included.
Network     :   N/A
Customizing :   Not very - compiled BASIC
  Programs  :   Several self-sufficient programs
  Displays  :   Menus are seq files
  Commands  :   Hard coded
Areas       :   Mostly moduler
  E-mail    :   From main menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu, some commands at main
  Transfers :   Separate menu
  Network   :   N/A
  Programs  :   Separate menu
  Text      :   Separate menu
  User Cmds :   From main menu
  SysOp     :   Separate menu
  Voting    :   N/A
  News      :   At logon
  Help      :   N/A
Other       :   Trivia section included

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   Configurator/Editor
Online      :   Time/Access/Time/Chat
Remote      :   Validate user, DOS, directory
On-L Display:   Command line info
W.F.C. Utils:   Local mode only
Chatting    :   At prompts, or in message editor (anywhere practically)
User        :   Offline configurator only
Msg Bases   :   Offline configurator only
Transfers   :   Offline configurator only
Programs    :   Offline configurator only
Network     :   N/A
Drives      :   Remote
Terminal    :   N/A


Structure   :   Single announce file
Header      :   N/A
Weeding     :   By SysOp
Display     :   At logon or on demand


Structure   :   Unthreaded linear system
Bases       :   Sections within sets, named
Limits      :   Each base enforced by system
            :   Hard coded
Reading     :   Forward, Reverse, Scan
Headers     :   From, To, Date, Subject
Format      :   Text/Color Graphics
Writing     :   Post, or replies as appendages to posts
Anonymous   :   No
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   1-command letter
Editing     :   Edit, Delete, Insert
Formatting  :   No word wrap, but some MCI commands supported
Graphics    :   Color/Graphics supprted


Bases       :   Open directories, named libraries
Storage     :   Open files and in library directory files
Limits      :   By SysOp only
Credits     :   Available
Protocols   :   Punter, Xmodem, Xmodem 1K, Multi-Punter
Headers     :   Name, blocks
Selection   :   By name
Listing     :   Directory list only
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   Named bases
Storage     :   As normal files, under each library heading
Network     :   N/A
Other       :


Structure   :   Separate section
Sending     :   Prompt from main menu
Receiving   :   At logon, or on demand
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Program Libraries

Structure   :   List of modules
Programs    :   Separate programs, explicit interaction with BBS kernal
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

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