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tutorials:bboard [2012/05/04 19:07]
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 ====== bboard ====== ====== bboard ======
-The ''​bboard''​ is a threaded multi discussion bulletin board. It goes back when then original SDF was just a BBS. You may think of it as a corkboard at a community center where members post notes with thumb tacks. ​ It is, along with commode, one of the best ways to get help and news from SDF-EU. Voting of new features and changes on SDF-EU policies also take place at the bboard (ARPA membership or above required)+The ''​bboard''​ is a threaded multi discussion bulletin board. It goes back when then original SDF was just a BBS. You may think of it as a corkboard at a community center where members post notes with thumb tacks. ​ It is, along with commode, one of the best ways to get help and news from SDF-EU. Voting of new features and changes on SDF-EU policies also take place at the bboard (ARPA membership or above required).
  
 ===== Some relevant bboards ===== ===== Some relevant bboards =====
  
-  * To ask for help, use **''<​HELPDESK>''​** +  * To ask for help, use **''<​HELPDESK>''​**. 
-  * All system notices are posted on **''<​ANNOUNCE>''​** +  * All system notices are posted on **''<​ANNOUNCE>''​**. 
-  * Current discussions about SDF-EU happen on **''<​SDFEU>''​** +  * Current discussions about SDF-EU happen on **''<​SDFEU>''​**. 
-  * You can make requests for new software at **''<​REQUEST>''​**+  * You can make requests for new software at **''<​REQUEST>''​**.
   * **''<​ARPA>''​** and **''<​META>''​** boards are used for ARPA and MetaARPA related questions.   * **''<​ARPA>''​** and **''<​META>''​** boards are used for ARPA and MetaARPA related questions.
   * Member services (such as VPN or VOIP) have their own board for questions and support.   * Member services (such as VPN or VOIP) have their own board for questions and support.
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-To navigate the boards listings, use ''​F''​ (Forward) and ''​B''​ (Backward) keys to go up and down. When you reach the end of the list (or you press ''​Q''​),​ you will enter in Command Mode, and a prompt will be presented to you. Every time you run ''​bboard''​ you are placed in the **''<​GENERAL>''​** board by default, hence the prompt ''<​GENERAL>​ Command: ''​.+To navigate the boards listings, use ''​F''​ (Forward) and ''​B''​ (Backward) keys to go up and down. When you reach the end of the list (or you press ''​Q''​),​ you will enter in Command Mode, and a prompt will be presented to you. Every time you run ''​bboard''​ you are placed in the **''<​GENERAL>''​** board by default, hence the prompt ''​%%<​GENERAL>​ Command: ​%%''​.
  
 ==== Browsing messages ==== ==== Browsing messages ====
-Say you want to review the **''<​SDFEU>''​** bboard for news about SDF-EU. On the Command Mode, type ''​G''​ (GOTO) followed of the name of the bboard (in this case ''​G -> SDFEU''​) You will enter in Posts Listing, with all entries at the **''<​SDFEU>''​** bboard sorted by activity (most recent first)+Say you want to review the **''<​SDFEU>''​** bboard for news about SDF-EU. On the Command Mode, type ''​G''​ (GOTO) followed of the name of the bboard (in this case ''​G -> SDFEU''​)You will enter in Posts Listing, with all entries at the **''<​SDFEU>''​** bboard sorted by activity (most recent first).
  
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 ==== Post a message/​reply ==== ==== Post a message/​reply ====
-To post a new thread on the bboard you are currently in, press ''​P''​ (POST) and enter a subject. To publicly reply to a post, press ''​R''​ (REPLY) If you are in Reading Mode, you will reply to the thread you are currently in. If you are in Posts Listing, you will be asked for the post number you want to reply. Either way you will end up in the pico editor ((If you want to change your default editor, check the ''​bboard''​ man page)). Write down your reply and press ''​CTRL-x''​ to finish ​you post. +To post a new thread on the bboard you are currently in, press ''​P''​ (POST) and enter a subject. To publicly reply to a post, press ''​R''​ (REPLY)If you are in Reading Mode, you will reply to the thread you are currently in. If you are in Posts Listing, you will be asked for the post number you want to reply. Either way you will end up in the pico editor ((If you want to change your default editor, check the ''​bboard''​ man page)). Write down your reply and press ''​CTRL-x''​ to finish ​your post. 
  
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 Now that you are confortable with the bboard, try exploring additional features: Now that you are confortable with the bboard, try exploring additional features:
  
-  * Post (''​P''​),​ reply (''​R''​) and depost (''​D''​) a message (use the **''<​TEST>''​** board for that)+  * Post (''​P''​),​ reply (''​R''​) and depost (''​D''​) a message (use the **''<​TEST>''​** board for that).
   * Review current voting polls (''​V''​) or propose your own.   * Review current voting polls (''​V''​) or propose your own.
   * Explore the archives (''​A''​) and acquire ancient wisdom.   * Explore the archives (''​A''​) and acquire ancient wisdom.