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SCFG Message Areas Configuration

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This is a listing of message groups for your BBS, which are used to logically separate your message sub-boards into groups. Every sub-board belongs to a message group, and you must have at least one message group and one sub-board configured.

One popular use for message groups is to separate local sub-boards and networked sub-boards. One might have a Local message group that contains non-networked sub-boards of various topics, and then also have a FidoNet message group that contains sub-boards that are echoed across FidoNet.

Some sysops separate sub-boards into more specific areas such as Main, Technical, or Adult. If you have many sub-boards that have a common subject denominator, you may want to have a separate message group for those sub-boards for a more organized message structure.

Main Window Options

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║  Message Groups                      Sub-boards ║
╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
║ │Local                                        4 ║
║ │DOVE-Net                                    22 ║
║ │                                               ║
╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

This screen lists each of the configured Message Groups with a count of how many sub-boards are in each group. Local and DOVE-Net are included in the default installation.

Message Group Configuration

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║                        Local Group                       ║
╠══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
║ │Long Name                  Local                        ║
║ │Short Name                 Local                        ║
║ │Internal Code Prefix       LOCAL-                       ║
║ │Access Requirements                                     ║
║ │Sort Group by Sub-board    Index Position               ║
║ │Clone Options                                           ║
║ │Export Areas...                                         ║
║ │Import Areas...                                         ║
║ │Message Sub-boards...                                   ║
╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

This menu allows you to configure the security requirements for access to this message group. You can also add, delete, and configure the sub-boards of this group by selecting the Messages Sub-boards... option.

:!: The screen above and defaults below are examples from the Local message group.

Option Name Default Description
Long Name Local
Short Name Local
Internal Code Prefix LOCAL-
Access Requirements
Sort Group by Sub-board Index Position

Export Areas

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║        Export Area File Format        ║
╠═══════════════════════════════════════╣
║ │subs.txt       Synchronet Sub-boards ║
║ │areas.bbs      SBBSecho Area File    ║
║ │backbone.na    FidoNet EchoList      ║
║ │newsgroup.lst  USENET Newsgroup List ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════╝

This menu allows you to choose the format of the area file you wish to export the current message group into.

:!: Defaults shown are for Unix. Windows paths would use drive letters and backslashes (e.g., C:\sbbs\ctrl\subs.txt).

Option Name Default Description
subs.txt /sbbs/ctrl/subs.txt Complete details of a group of Synchronet sub-boards in text format.
areas.bbs Area File as used by the Synchronet Fido EchoMail program, SBBSecho.
backbone.na backbone.na FidoNet standard EchoList containing standardized echo Area Tags and (optional) descriptions.
newsgroup.lst newsgroup.lst Standard (RFC3977) NNTP LIST NEWSGROUPS output format: Newsgroup names and (optional) descriptions, one line per newsgroup

Import Areas

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║            Import Area File Format            ║
╠═══════════════════════════════════════════════╣
║ │subs.txt        Synchronet Sub-boards        ║
║ │control.dat     QWK Conference List          ║
║ │areas.bbs       Generic Area File            ║
║ │areas.bbs       SBBSecho Area File           ║
║ │backbone.na     FidoNet EchoList             ║
║ │badareas.lst    SBBSecho Bad Area List       ║
║ │echostats.ini   SBBSecho EchoMail Statistics ║
║ │newsgroup.lst   USENET Newsgroup List        ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════╝

This menu allows you to choose the format of the area file you wish to import into the current message group.

:!: Defaults shown are for Unix. Windows paths would use drive letters and backslashes (e.g., C:\sbbs\ctrl\subs.txt).

Option Name Option Info Default Description
subs.txt Synchronet Sub-boards /sbbs/ctrl/subs.txt Complete details of a group of Synchronet sub-boards in text format.
control.txt QWK Conference List Area File as used by the Synchronet Fido EchoMail program, SBBSecho.
areas.bbs Generic Area File FidoNet standard EchoList containing standardized echo Area Tags and (optional) descriptions.
areas.bbs SBBSecho Area File Standard (RFC3977) NNTP LIST NEWSGROUPS output format: Newsgroup names and (optional) descriptions, one line per newsgroup
backbone.na FidoNet EchoList Complete details of a group of Synchronet sub-boards in text format.
badareas.lst SBBSecho Bad Area List Area File as used by the Synchronet Fido EchoMail program, SBBSecho.
echostats.ini SBBSecho EchoMail Statistics FidoNet standard EchoList containing standardized echo Area Tags and (optional) descriptions.
newsgroup.lst USENET Newsgroup List Standard (RFC3977) NNTP LIST NEWSGROUPS output format: Newsgroup names and (optional) descriptions, one line per newsgroup

Message Sub-boards

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║ Local Sub-boards (4) ║
╠══════════════════════╣
║ │Sysop Notices       ║
║ │General             ║
║ │Debate              ║
║ │Entertainment       ║
║ │                    ║
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