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By: Janet Tyler Re: A visit 1/4 A visit with Xian Miller. I was curious as to whether the person posting as Christian Miller was genuine or not. So, when the rates were low, I loaded up the term program and gave his BBS a look-see. On calling I found the BBS was running on a 'strange' platform (possibly an Apple II or an Atari, I've no real idea) and was annoyingly sluggish. I also found it interesting to note that there was only one local area, and that one with only a small handful of messages in it. All other areas on the BBS are echoes. I found it very interesting to note that while there were few messages about Jesus Christ there was no shortage of messages about engine blocks and hollow point bullets. Even more annoying than the sluggish performance of the host machine was the fact that all the menus and system messages are written in a Dukes of Hazard Good-ol-Boy dialect. In the third message in this series I have included a mercifully small sample of this. It reminded me of the C-64 BBSes of ten years ago. I had hoped those days were behind us. The file section was non-functional. It contains half a dozen text files "for believers", but all my attempts to download them resulted in the BBS either locking up or giving me a "Tell Christian if you see this" error message. It was in the utilities section that I struck pay-dirt. First I looked at the user log and discovered that other than his own sessions, Christian only gets two or three callers a day. He has (including his dual Christian/Christina personae) a grand total of twenty users. The oldest inactive caller posted only last month. This causes me to suspect that the BBS was put on-line very recently. Note that the log on message even contains an admission that the BBS has very few callers. (see below) Then I took a look at the traffic log... and found what I had been looking for. I have included the complete report. I offer no comment on it other than the fact that Christian carries more message areas than are displayed on his menus. Enjoy! - = = Quoted passages follow - Next three messages = = - * C A U T I O N * *************** This BBS is going through a MAJOR reconstruction! We here at Christians Corner are going to be giving the BBS a whole new look and feel!!! The idea of operating a BBS is to attract callers, which we are not doing in our current format. Be prepared to see changing menus (which may look "out of place" until the entire system has officially been converted.) That's all for now!! Enjoy the BBS... Welcome, new user! On Christians Corner you will find friendly people, doors, and FidoNet/Internet echos. When I get more disk space, the file area will grow larger. If there's an echo that you want, I'll look into it and see what I can do. Please read & fill out the boring stuff that follows, then enjoy your stay! 1. "Hot Keys" are enabled! This means that you do not need to press [ENTER] or [RETURN] unless you see a ":". 2. This is a family oriented BBS, please do not use profane language in any area. Warning The "Holy Smoke" echo is not moderated very well. Because of this the enemy runs rampant there. Foul language will not be tolerated coming FROM this BBS! 3. In order to activate a menu option, simply press the key inside of the "<>"'s. 4. The option "hristian!" will page me if you need something! Note: You *MUST* fill out the application completly. If you do not, your access will be lowered, and you will be given one more chance to complete it. If you do not, you will be locked out of this system. **This has already been done once!** The questions are standard of most BBS's, and there is nothing abnormal about them. [Minor reformatting was neccessary to prevent word wrap - Janet T.] Board New Marked Board New Marked ====================---===--===---===============---=====--===--- 'Bout Yer Gun - 200 0 * Down Home Talk'n * - 9 0 * NetMail * - 2 0 * Pony Express * - 3 0 Bay Area: For Sale - 53 0 Bible Echo - 53 0 CoCo Echo - 16 0 Dem BBS Ads R Here! - 3 0 Fixin' tah fix car?- 112 0 Holy Smoke Debate - 869 0 Keep Yer Gunz - 50 0 Knee Slappin' Music - 115 0 Lead Footin' It!! 11 0 Love & Marriage - 20 0 Macintosh Discussion -33 0 Macintosh SysOps - 21 0 OS-9 Echo - 21 0 Old Engines - 6 0 Protect Yer Kin Folk 111 0 The Bible Echo - 20 0 The Still - 12 0 Visit'n Da Woods - 2 0 Yanks vs. Rebs - 64 0 . ------->> Total Messages Imported to this BBS <<------- Number of Messages Size of Messages Message Base Name Last Daily Weekly Last Daily Weekly ------------------ ----- ----- ----- -------- ------- ------- * Down Home Talk'n * 0 0 0 . . . * NetMail * 0 0 4 . . 6132. SysOps of 3603 1 1 78 1706. 1706. 92899. CoCo Echo 0 0 18 . . 15761. OS-9 Echo 3 3 43 2127. 2127. 37710. RiBBS SysOps 0 0 0 . . . Fixin' tah fix car? 18 18 167 21555. 21555. 195932. Macintosh Discussion 9 9 45 9941. 9941. 50057. Yanks vs. Rebs 11 11 106 12468. 12468. 140329. Knee Slappin' Music 27 27 165 39162. 39162. 223962. Bible Echo 0 0 69 . . 124969. Holy Smoke Debate 111 111 1161 133574. 133574. 1571036. 'Bout Yer Gun 17 17 245 24149. 24149. 343454. The Bible Echo 8 8 15 11616. 11616. 20122. Protect Yer Kin Folk 10 10 115 18559. 18559. 200904. Lead Footin' It!! 4 4 19 3612. 3612. 18951. Old Engines 0 0 7 . . 6017. Hub 20030 Echo 0 0 0 . . . Keep Yer Gunz 6 6 89 8763. 8763. 162665. Visit'n Da Woods 0 0 4 . . 4369. The Still 8 8 26 7552. 7552. 22689. Bay Area: For Sale 2 2 47 1167. 1167. 43894. Dem BBS Ads R Here! 12 12 155 18051. 18051. 243057. Sex In Public Places 0 0 0 . . . Romance Echo 0 0 0 . . . CD/Book/Movie Review 0 0 0 . . . Sexual Stories 0 0 0 . . . Sexual Fantasies 0 0 0 . . . CatNet BBS Ads 0 0 0 . . . Sexual Advice 0 0 0 . . . 3 or Moresomes 0 0 0 . . . S & M and B & D 0 0 0 . . . Adult Humor 0 0 1 . . 454. Married, Will Cheat 0 0 0 . . . At The Bar 0 0 0 . . . CatNet SysOps Echo 0 0 0 . . . Sex Toys 0 0 0 . . . Macintosh SysOps 1 1 20 854. 854. 21787. Love & Marriage 0 0 26 . . 40136. Totals: 248 248 2625 314856. 314856. 3587286.

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