Earliest Feedback Regarding Synchronet (1991)
From Steve Deppe's backup floppies, snippets of Vertrauen's new user validation emails from the first days of running Synchronet open to the public:
To : Digital Man Title: Hi From : Nightwing #27 Date : Wed Jul 17 22:33:53 1991 RE: Validation This software looks terrific. So I can finally do my batch uploads with no worries? Sounds great to me. To : Digital Man Title: Validation From : Beemer #28 Date : Wed Jul 17 23:16:04 1991 RE: Validation Congratulations on completing your new BBS software! To : Digital Man Title: Yo... From : Rob Cromwell #32 Date : Thu Jul 18 09:57:59 1991 RE: Validation Wow...I've got a Crazy Cursor!?! I dig it. Well, I'm finally back in action and I'm sporting my new 20mhz 386SX with 16 megs of RAM! To : Digital Man Title: Yo! From : The Zapper #33 Date : Thu Jul 18 11:05:16 1991 RE: Validation Allright, you got synchro up here.... It already kicks some rodent butt over the old WWIV. Look forward to seeing more.... To : Digital Man Title: calling From : The Stainless Steel Rat #35 Date : Thu Jul 18 11:23:41 1991 RE: Validation this software looks really good, and i'm glad you got it all working, i would like to see it further if validated...well thanks for taking the time to look at my application.. To : Digital Man Title: yo... From : Wise Apple #41 Date : Thu Jul 18 13:51:39 1991 RE: Validation Hey I like the new software. looks pretty good from this end. To you intend to distribute this or are people gonna have to wait awhile? To : Digital Man Title: New (previous) user message ... From : Darknight #45 Date : Thu Jul 18 17:47:27 1991 RE: Validation The board looks excellent from what I have seen so far; nice work. To : Digital Man Title: hello again... From : Chunder Dog #46 Date : Thu Jul 18 18:52:22 1991 RE: Validation I used to be on your BBS before you changed software. So far I like it, a lot quicker that WWIV. To : Digital Man Title: Well, From : Pazuzu #49 Date : Thu Jul 18 23:01:48 1991 RE: Validation ANyway, this software looks pretty cool. Is it still a WWIV hack? To : Digital Man Title: Request for validation From : Mercenary #50 Date : Fri Jul 19 00:17:28 1991 RE: Validation Congradulations on the launch of the new software. From what I have seen so far it appears quite impressive and very flexible. To : Digital Man Title: HI Digital Man From : Smegs #51 Date : Fri Jul 19 00:49:22 1991 RE: Validation HI I like you new format it look better that before. I hope this one will be be as good as the other one.. To : Digital Man Title: New User Application From : Crusader #55 Date : Fri Jul 19 11:14:33 1991 RE: Validation REJECT (Eddie Kim) I got the number from a post by you on the wrong number, and when i heard that you are running new software, i jumped at the opportunity to be a member of your board. To : Digital Man Title: Old User requesting access From : Hombre #58 Date : Fri Jul 19 12:44:38 1991 RE: Validation Can't wait to use the new BBS. To : Digital Man Title: Validation Request... From : King Typing Torture #78 Date : Sun Jul 21 04:18:27 1991 RE: Validation OK, just wanted to say that this board is looking mighty good, kinda like a polished WWIV, but better. I like your little cursors and how they change each time. Little things like that. Being an x-WWIV sysop, I know how hard it is to put in a single mod, so I must say that I'm impressed taht you wrote this whole program yourself. To : Digital Man Title: Hello again From : Spy #72 Date : Sat Jul 20 19:42:25 1991 RE: Validation Rob Cromwell told me to call and check out your new software. See ya around... To : Digital Man Title: Validation From : Bill Johnson #83 Date : Mon Jul 22 10:29:24 1991 RE: Validation BTW, the new software looks good so-far. To : Digital Man Title: re-logon From : St. Elmo #86 Date : Mon Jul 22 13:33:06 1991 RE: Validation Thanks for the effort of the BBS and the new software. To : Digital Man Title: Hello. From : Animal #87 Date : Mon Jul 22 21:01:07 1991 RE: Validation I called here because one of my users, Accutron, recommended that I check out your system as he is VERY impressed by the job you have done of programming this system. So far, I am impressed also. To : Digital Man Title: Howdy again From : Kaptain Kaos #89 Date : Mon Jul 22 22:50:12 1991 RE: Validation The new software looks very well planned out to this point out. I congradulate and appreciate your effort. To : Digital Man Title: validation. From : Alka Seltzer #90 Date : Tue Jul 23 00:00:30 1991 RE: Validation Nice. No (quoting an old WWIV post) ANSI-barfed screens -- real professional and clean. It took me quite a while to get the magic word -- ick. Anyway, it's nice to see your board up in zero downtime. To : Digital Man Title: Validation. From : Ripper #92 Date : Tue Jul 23 11:46:41 1991 RE: Validation I don't know if this new program you wrote is easy to use like the previous one, but I must congratulate you for making a BBS program. To : Digital Man Title: Well it looks like you've really gone and done it now DM...... From : Accutron #94 Date : Tue Jul 23 14:37:06 1991 Your BBS software is excellent, to say the least. To : Digital Man Title: Validation request. From : David Green #100 Date : Wed Jul 24 05:39:55 1991 RE: Validation Your new BBS software sounds very interesting. To : The Guru Title: Validation Feedback From : Spyn #104 Date : Wed Jul 24 18:42:12 1991 RE: Validation I have prompted to call becuse i heard Digital Man has written a new bbs software and was acceptiing users. As far as i can see so far..it is a brilliant peice of software and i look forward on becomeing a user. Thanks Alot. Title: Awesome... From : Lounge Lizard #105 Date : Wed Jul 24 19:44:38 1991 RE: Validation Well Rob I have to hand it too you! Yes I'm sure you have had your hand full of compliments but your new software fantastic! Anyhow, put me on your mailing list if you ever plan on marketing it! Title: Hello.... From : The Taz #108 Date : Thu Jul 25 10:39:43 1991 RE: Validation I have heard alot of good comments about this board and as I can see and read so far, you have done a great job. Title: Hello From : Nagu #121 Date : Sat Jul 27 15:04:25 1991 RE: Validation Welp, right off, I'd like to say that this looks like a pretty rad BBS. So far anyway. Title: Validation Feedback From : Scourge #123 Date : Sun Jul 28 18:35:39 1991 RE: Validation Incidentally, I have never seen this type of BBS software before. But I suppose the sometimes inadequate programming that went into WWIV can provide problems in a multi-node. ok, well see ya later... Title: Validation From : Socrates #124 Date : Sun Jul 28 19:46:15 1991 RE: Validation As far as I've seen, this BBS is far bettter than any others, software wise. You programmed it yourself? That must have taken months. Title: New User Validation Request From : Kapt Kopter #131 Date : Wed Jul 31 13:44:59 1991 RE: Validation As to your new bbs software my first impression is that it is "smooth". Title: Old user From : Diablo #138 Date : Fri Aug 02 16:51:03 1991 RE: Validation OK This really looks cool so far, it looks like you really gave it your all. Title: reValidation From : Warmonger #140 Date : Sat Aug 03 10:13:58 1991 RE: Validation OK The board looks hot, can't wait to check the rest of it out. Later on. Title: New User From : Delightful #143 Date : Sun Aug 04 00:09:14 1991 RE: Validation OK Well, first of all, I just want to say that I think you did an awesome job on the board.