Messages - Start
Although the classical mailbox more-or-less mutated into a "filebox" as
long as around 10 years ago, communication by way of the keyboard has
retained its fascination to this day. This is even more so in the
present "Internet age". For example, we have experienced a renaissance
of the classical mailbox in the form of "online forums" or "HTML
boards". And worldwide "chatting" has also become a current reality.
For just these reasons, these new/old media are naturally also available
here. And in addition the classical data networks such as Usenet,
Fidonet and several subnets of such types. As a beginning, you can read
messages in these with your browser. For a regular "feed" of one or more
of these networks, please contact the webmaster of this site.
Naturally, you can start up as soon as you're online, whether in a
forum, chatroom, or in the guest book. You'll find these and everything
alse in this menu.
This is where you are at the moment.
A group of message areas selected from the entire system program. If
you like, the "highlights", areas offering particularly interesting
information, unusually great activity, or maybe even a combination of
both. In contrast to the case when the news reader is directly invoked
- where a gigantic total overview is first displayed - everything here
is simply organized, pre-sorted and described in detail.
A program that converts messages from a Squish messagebase (a Fidonet
format) "on the fly". As a result, you can read messages in nearly all
the message areas stored on the system here online. However, you can only
write messages in the local message groups.
What's available for a Squish messagebase also exists for any desired
news server. Here you can read several groups of the local news
server. However, postings are not permitted.
The online boards of the system. Who dosn't know them, these
HTML-based discussion forums? Of course, such gems mustn't be lacking
here. The topics on which you can read and also write messages in this
section start with hardware and software, permit complaints (and
praise) of the system, general chatting and chewing the fat, and
include stock market talk and a thousand other things.
Is it boring to read and write messages because it's too slow? How
would it be with a chat, effectively in "real time". It's easy using
Everyone can leave comments on the site here. The webmaster
appreciates feedback of every kind, including criticism, suggestions
for improvement, and other comments.
Everyone is familiar with public freemail services where e-mails can
be read using a web browser. That is also possible here, and makes
particularly good sense if you cannot otherwise access your post box
with a browser. However, access to the service on this system is
exclusively limited to participants whose accounts have been set up by
Please note: Everything in this section is meanwhile fully operable. However, one
thing or another could still appear a bit disorganized even here. :-)