Scouting BBS (software)
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 16 Aug 1993 05:53:47 EDT
quoting From: Art Lowery artlow@NETCOM.COM
> I was asked to put together a prototype bbs system to submit to our
> council for approval. I was wondering which shareware type bbs software
> would be the best..
Art, there are MANY bbs programs available that will do a good job for you
in supporting Scouting. The premier ones used by the boards on Fidonet
include RBBS-PC and Wildcat.
If you want a good BBS, the best thing to do is to call up several in your
local area (lists are always available on BBSs of other BBSs), and see what
kind of interface you like using. If you like it, others will too, and they
will therefore use if. If a BBS is hard to use from the user's end, you
won't get a lot of traffic.
The other end of the software is the sysop end. Ask the sysops in your area
about their software. (don't ask them if they like it, they will of course
say yes...) Ask them how it works, about it's configurability, it's
features, it's options, etc. Then decide which one fits your needs.
You are welcome to call the BBS I've been runnning for Scouts since January
1985 (the oldest Scouting BBS that I know of...) which is running RBBS-PC
software (free, many options, and comes with source code).
You should also check out the SCOUTS.BBS listing that I've been maintaining
for several years of the "known" Scout oriented BBS systems around the
If you have any questions, feel free to Email me direct. The SCOUTS.BBS
listing is available from the list here, as well as from my board(s) and
from most boards carrying the SCOUTER and SCOUTING echos on Fidonet,
RBBS-Net, GlobalNEt, and Busilink.
Hope this helps you (and others) with starting up your own BBS system to
support Scouting. Once you do get your BBS running, be sure to send me the
relavent info so I can include you in the SCOUTS.BBS listing too.
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