• Still here? I'm kinda impressed...

    From Myles Skinner@3:770/3 to All on Saturday, March 20, 2021 17:44:47
    I was doing some research on a Commodore-related topic and happened to see that
    comp.sys.cbm is still alive and still experiencing a trickle of traffic.

    I remember giving up on Usenet (or Google Groups, if you prefer) a long time ago, because the level of spam was unreal.

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain the North
    American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was fun to see my name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email address that I lost access to about eleventy
    billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    Sadly, my life took me in unexpected directions. I still have too many shoeboxes full of floppies. And now I also have bitrot. *sigh*

    Anyway, aside from here, and the Lemon forums, where are the CBM converstations
    happening these days? I've been away a long time, but nostalgia bug is starting
    to bite, and I have unfinished projects to revisit...

    ms

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  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Myles Skinner on Sunday, March 21, 2021 07:20:35
    Hello Myles,

    20 Mar 21 17:44, you wrote to All:


    I remember giving up on Usenet (or Google Groups, if you prefer) a
    long time ago, because the level of spam was unreal.

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain
    the North American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was
    fun to see my name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email
    address that I lost access to about eleventy billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    Sadly, my life took me in unexpected directions. I still have too many shoeboxes full of floppies. And now I also have bitrot. *sigh*

    Anyway, aside from here, and the Lemon forums, where are the CBM converstations happening these days? I've been away a long time, but nostalgia bug is starting to bite, and I have unfinished projects to revisit...

    there are a huge amount of fans on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoresixtyfour/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoreVIC20

    interesting things here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/513477459005363 https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoreinternationalhistoricalsociety/

    regards,
    --
    Daniel

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  • From Gary McCulloch@1:154/50 to Daniel Path on Sunday, March 21, 2021 06:36:29
    You can also check out the conversations on a Commodore BBS. Check out
    CBBSOutpost.servebbs.com for a list of Commodore boards.

    -Spitfire Inc presents 3 Unique Systems...

    Reign of Fire rof.cnetbbs.net:2300 C-Net Amiga Pro BETA System.
    Reign of Fire II rof.cnet64.com:6400 C-Net 64 DS-2 BETA System.
    Reign of Fire III rof.cnet128.com:6502 C-Net 128 v7.2 Retro System.

    * ACIS Member. AmigaNet ArakNet C=Net FidoNet RetroNet SciNet
    * C-Net/5

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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Myles Skinner on Sunday, March 21, 2021 15:32:00
    03-20-21 17:44 Myles Skinner wrote to All about Still here? I'm kinda imp Howdy! Miles,

    I've always read info amout CBM topics on a BBS echo.

    Try looking at:

    www.zimmers.net

    There ARE all kinds of CBM pages there.



    @MSGID: <6056B7B1.3891.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    I was doing some research on a Commodore-related topic and happened to
    see that comp.sys.cbm is still alive and still experiencing a trickle
    of traffic.

    I remember giving up on Usenet (or Google Groups, if you prefer) a long time ago, because the level of spam was unreal.

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain
    the North American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was
    fun to see my name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email address that I lost access to about eleventy billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    Sadly, my life took me in unexpected directions. I still have too many shoeboxes full of floppies. And now I also have bitrot. *sigh*

    Anyway, aside from here, and the Lemon forums, where are the CBM converstations happening these days? I've been away a long time, but nostalgia bug is starting to bite, and I have unfinished projects to revisit...


    I won't ever finish doing the things on my ROUNDTUIT list.


    73 de Ed W9ODR . .

    ... Have you checked your smoke detector batteries & Fire Ext, LATELY?!
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  • From Jim Brain@3:770/3 to Myles Skinner on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:38:39
    On 3/20/2021 7:44 PM, Myles Skinner wrote:
    I was doing some research on a Commodore-related topic and happened to see
    that comp.sys.cbm is still alive and still experiencing a trickle of traffic.

    I remember giving up on Usenet (or Google Groups, if you prefer) a long time
    ago, because the level of spam was unreal.

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain the
    North American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was fun to see my
    name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email address that I lost access to
    about eleventy
    billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began
    with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    Sadly, my life took me in unexpected directions. I still have too many
    shoeboxes full of floppies. And now I also have bitrot. *sigh*

    Anyway, aside from here, and the Lemon forums, where are the CBM
    converstations happening these days? I've been away a long time, but nostalgia bug is starting to bite, and I have unfinished projects to revisit...

    ms


    There's quite a few Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoresixtyfour/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/2503729026388481/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/12451061691/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoreVIC20/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/782660058734927/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoreinternationalhistoricalsociety/

    Discord has quite a few servers/channels
    (I'd do a search, it's harder for me to link them)

    There's a few forums besides Lemon: http://www.sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/ https://everythingc64.boards.net/
    https://c-128.freeforums.net/
    http://www.melon64.com/forum/index.php
    https://atariage.com/forums/
    https://www.commodore.ca/forum/
    https://www.forum64.de/ (great info, German language, so fire up Google Translate to participate if needed) http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?21-Commodore&s=158f05fcd0d49f8420ef1ed73d4fb478


    Kinda: https://thec64community.online/ (it's for the TheC64 retro product)

    IRC has a few servers/channels for the 64, on freenode and ircnet and efnet

    Jim


    --
    Jim Brain, brain@jbrain.com
    RETRO Innovations: Contemporary Gear for Classic Systems
    www.go4retro.com

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  • From Clocky@3:770/3 to Myles Skinner on Thursday, April 01, 2021 12:57:17
    On 21/03/2021 8:44 am, Myles Skinner wrote:
    I was doing some research on a Commodore-related topic and happened to see
    that comp.sys.cbm is still alive and still experiencing a trickle of traffic.

    I remember giving up on Usenet (or Google Groups, if you prefer) a long time
    ago, because the level of spam was unreal.

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain the
    North American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was fun to see my
    name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email address that I lost access to
    about eleventy
    billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began
    with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    Sadly, my life took me in unexpected directions. I still have too many
    shoeboxes full of floppies. And now I also have bitrot. *sigh*

    Anyway, aside from here, and the Lemon forums, where are the CBM
    converstations happening these days? I've been away a long time, but nostalgia bug is starting to bite, and I have unfinished projects to revisit...

    ms



    Numerous facebook groups are where it's at.

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  • From Phillip L Taylor Jr@1:275/201.30 to Myles Skinner on Tuesday, April 06, 2021 21:05:37
    On Sat 20-Mar-2021 17:44 , Myles Skinner@3:770/3.0 wrote:

    I was crazy active in this newsfroup in the 1990s. I used to maintain the North American BBS list, and answer random GEOS questions. It was fun to see my name is still in the FAQ, albeit tied to an email address that I lost access to about eleventy
    billion years ago.

    The last thing I posted of any consequence was over 20 years back, and began with, "Well, I've been spending a little time tidying up my disk archives. (A painful process...I had *far* too many shoeboxes)"

    You can also check out cnetbbs.dynu.net 1940 supporting the Commodore and the Amiga.


    Phil
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  • From Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3 to Jim Brain on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 17:53:52
    On Mon, 22 Mar 2021 16:38:39 +0100, Jim Brain wrote:
    IRC has a few servers/channels for the 64,
    on freenode and ircnet and efnet
    #c-64 on ircnet should be
    the longest-running?

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  • From Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3 to Clocky on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 17:53:56
    On Thu, 01 Apr 2021 06:57:17 +0200, Clocky wrote:
    Numerous facebook groups are where it's at.
    No, thanks. I would rather like to
    stay here and on #c-64. :)

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  • From Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3 to All on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 17:53:47
    Yep, still here.

    READY.
    []

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  • From Phillip L Taylor Jr@1:275/201.30 to Martin 'martinland' Schemitsch on Friday, April 23, 2021 23:03:38
    On Tue 20-Apr-2021 17:53 , Martin 'martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3.0 said to Jim Brain:
    AREA:CBM

    #c-64 on ircnet should be
    the longest-running?

    Invite only channel.


    Phil
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  • From Rudolf Harras@3:770/3 to Phillip L Taylor Jr on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 01:36:16
    On 23.04.2021 12:03, Phillip L Taylor Jr wrote:
    On Tue 20-Apr-2021 17:53 , Martin 'martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3.0 said to Jim Brain:
    AREA:CBM

    #c-64 on ircnet should be
    the longest-running?

    Invite only channel.

    No.
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