• New sysop with a few questions

    From Momotombo@VERT/MMBBS to All on Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:58:45
    Hello sysops. I've suddenly become interested in creating and running my own BBS, and I'd like to modify Synchronet's menus in order to give it my own look and feel.

    I've already read the customization guide for sysops and it's really good. But I have a couple of problems; hopefully I haven't missed something obvious.

    I decided to download PabloDraw in order to edit the .ans files I converted. Here's my biggest issue, however: http://i.imgur.com/6EHeZ.png

    As you can see, this file is a little garbled-looking. I can see that there are CTRL codes that are causing it to look that way, and when they're actually being displayed it looks much nicer. I was wondering if there's some way to display the file a bit more "correctly" so that I can have an easier time editing it.

    Here's another example: http://i.imgur.com/IVhrz.png

    I've looked at the .src files and they look easy enough to edit. I can probably just comment out commands in the default.src in order to restrict users from going to certain screens, right? I assumed default.src was for the main menu here.

    One issue I've had with looking at the src files is that there's a strange character in an oval shape that says "SOH" inside it wherever there's a CTRL code. This is from displaying it in notepad++. Is there a better program I could use that would display the CTRL codes properly?

    Thanks, and I apologize for my noobishness. I think I accidentally deleted one of Digital Man's posts and I'm not sure if that affects DOVE-Net entirely or just my BBS locally. I'll be more careful when scrolling through messages from now on.

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  • From Momotombo@VERT/MMBBS to Jason H.@@nospam on Sunday, February 12, 2012 20:14:25
    Re: Re: New sysop with a few questions
    By: Jason H.@@nospam to alt.bbs.synchronet on Sun Feb 12 2012 05:20 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Feb 12, 12:58pm, "Momotombo" <momoto...@MMBBS.remove-sbs-this>
    wrote:
    One issue I've had with looking at the src files is that there's a strange character in an oval shape that says "SOH" inside it wherever there's a CT code. This is from displaying it in notepad++. Is there a better program I could use that would display the CTRL codes properly?
    you can change the CTRL+A character to \1 in all your .src files
    i use xchange from ruth's utilities for this [google it]
    when messing with a file that displays, convert it to ansi first with
    the msg2ans
    utility or whatever they are calling it now. asc2ans maybe.
    then change it back [if you wish. i wouldnt]
    Thanks, and I apologize for my noobishness. I think I accidentally deleted of Digital Man's posts and I'm not sure if that affects DOVE-Net entirely just my BBS locally. I'll be more careful when scrolling through messages now on.
    when you delete a msg on your bbs, it is just removed from your bbs.
    yeah, when I used asc2ans it came out like those screenshots I linked to. I thought I still had to convert them back to asc, but I guess not. I kinda hope not.

    I don't really understand what \1 means. is it just a placeholder? how do I change it back to a ctrl code afterward?

    thanks for your help.

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