Ribit BBS is a colorful BBS program that is now available as shareware. It is very mainstream, having a standard linear style message base system along with an open directory style transfer section. A voting booth (called the "polling area") and a bulletin area are also provided.
Ribit BBS waiting for call screen.
The SysOp menu.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 columns Drives : CBM, limited CMD (some partitions, no subdirs) Modems : 1650, 1660, 1670, other Hayes (300-1200) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen and printer optionally RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Key word entry, pseudo-modular organization Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : Odd arrangement of 3 separate access codes (0-9) per user Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by name User info : Name, phone, location, access, computer, last call User Logs : No log implemented Calls/Time : Call and time limits identical per access, idle timer Network : N/A Customizing : Not terribly Programs : Compiled BASIC, source available with payment Displays : Menus are changable SEQ files Commands : Hard coded and unchangable Areas : A very odd arrangement of menu commands on submenus E-mail : From most submenus, and separate menu Messages : From most submenus, and separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : From most submenus User Cmds : Separate menu SysOp : Separate menu Voting : Separate menu News : N/A Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator and SEQ file editor Online : Chat, access change Remote : User/file editor, drive access On-L Display: User display shown when menu pulled W.F.C. Utils: Terminal program, user/file editors, drive access Chatting : From any prompt User : Full editor available Msg Bases : From offline configurator, some integrated functions Transfers : Drive access only Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : CBM-DOS prompt available Terminal : Simple terminal program
Structure : N/A Header : N/A Weeding : N/A Display : N/A
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Enforced by SysOp : Reading : Individual messages only Headers : From, to, subject, date Format : Text and color/graphics Writing : As new posts only Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives menu Editing : Rewriting lines, insert, delete Formatting : No formatting supported Graphics : Full color/graphics supported
Bases : Open directory system Storage : As unmarked files Limits : Enforced by SysOp Credits : No credit system implemented Protocols : Punter and Xmodem Headers : Filename, type, blocks Selection : By filename Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : List of SEQ files Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : As private messages from most any menu Sending : By name only Receiving : At logon, or on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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