Bboard Help

Requiem's BBS is a global, multi-threaded board with a rich set of features. To see help on a particular topic, type '+help <topic>' (Example: +help bbread).

bbread Reading bulletin board messages.
bbpost Posting bulletin board messages.
bbmisc Other commands (removing messages, unsubscribing
groups, resubscribing to groups, etc)
bbtimeout Expanded help on the topic of message timeouts.

Note: You can use the boards name (or abbreviation) in place of it's number in all of the commands below.


Syntax Purpose
+bbread Scans joined bulletin board groups.
+bbread <#> Scans messages in group <#>.
+bbread <#>/<list> Reads message(s).
<list> can be a single number, multiple numbers,
or a range of numbers (ie. 1-6), or any combo.
+bbread <#>/u Reads all unread messages in group <#>.
+bbcatchup <#> Marks all messages in group <#> as read.
You can use multiple group #'s/names or may use
the word 'all' to catchup on all messages on all boards.
+bbscan Totals unread postings (if any) in each joined group.
You can place this command in your @aconnect,
and it's recommended you do so.


Syntax Purpose
+bbpost <#>/<title> This starts a post to group <#>.
+bbwrite <text> This adds text to an already started post.
+bb <text> Same as +bbwrite.
+bbedit <area>=<old>/<new> Edits your post in progress.
Valid areas are: text, title.
+bbproof Displays your current post in progress.
+bbtoss Discards your current post in progress.
+bbpost This will post your current post in progress.
+bbpost <#>/<subject>=<body> Posts a message to group <#>.
This is a quick way of posting a message
with one command.
+bbedit <#>/<#>=<old>/<new> Edits one of your posted messages.


Syntax Purpose
+bbremove <#>/<list> Removes a message by you. <list> can be a single number, a group of numbers, or a range (10-14).
+bbmove <#>/<#> to <#> Moves one of your messages to a new group.
+bbleave <#> Unsubscribe from group <#>.
+bbjoin <#> Joins a group you've previously 'left'.
+bblist Listing of all groups available to you along with their timeout values.
+bbsearch <#>/<name> Shows you a list of <name>'s postings on group <#>.
+bbtimeout <#>/<#>=<days> Changes timeout for a message to <days>.
+bbnotify <#>=<on|off> Turn post notification for group <#> on or off.

For a '.sig', set an attribute on you called BB_SIG, and place your
signature in that.


There's only a couple of things that need to be understood in order to take full advantage of message timeouts.

1: Once a day, the TR_TIMEOUT attribute on the bbpocket should be triggered. Some games already have a way of accomplishing this. For games that do not, simply have a wizard execute set the 'autotimeout' global parameter:

+bbconfig autotimeout=on

Turning that parameter on sets up the board to take care of its own daily triggering. Setting the paramenter to 'off' turns off the BBS's internal triggering.

2: There are 3 different timeout values:

The global parameter 'timeout' (set via the '+bbconfig timeout=<days>' command) sets a default timeout that will be set on any new bb groups created after the execution of this command.

The group parameter 'timeout' (set via the '+bbconfig <#>/timeout=<days>' command) sets a default timeout for the group <#>. Any new messages posted to this group will inherit that timeout.

The user command '+bbtimeout <group>/<message list>=<days>' will set the specified timeout on individual messages. Players can only modify their own messages, wizards can modify any messages. Players can only set timeouts equal to or less than the default timeout for the board, wizards can set any timeout.

In all cases, a timeout of '0' indicates no timeout.

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