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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:16 pm

Rustynutt wrote:Feel kind of dumb and antiquated. Always thought of BBS as dial up. Following your post shead light into my abyss :)


LOL - where ya been Rusty? Most of the surviving BBS's went telnet a long time back. :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby Rustynutt » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:03 pm

Last time I used a modem was on some of the Roundtable's and ASH BBS order area. Had an brain fart today assembling a shower curtain rod. Last night finished packing up a pristine TT I really didn't want to let go of, and saw a FB post about a vintage Moto Cross not 1hr away. Wife pleaded with me to go watch, and for a while thought yes, I need that.
Sunday greeted me missing the last 15 minutes of Sherlock last night because of the radio type internet access where we moved to. The over growth from the forest behind needed tending, boxes of bike parts and old trophies need moved into the small barn loft before the rain begings here.
Came to me, I can devote as much time as possible and never complete a task to my satisfaction, or puropse.
Both Motocross and Atari Computing are a lifestyle. That was the thought. It's not something you move too when the dishes are done, it's driving down the road following course ribbon to the market, or visualize owning a large enough 3D printer to make your own new Falcon case.
February 2007 was the last off road competition, and to be honest, last I've made use of my Falcon was at lest as far back.
Too much clutter, aging of family and friends, all takes it's toll.
So, guess that's where I've been :)
2019 will be a good year :)

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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Listen, I hear ya and understand completely.

My father one time told me that as I got older time would pass by
quicker and quicker (or at least the perception thereof). I scoffed to
myself about that but I swear, he was right. :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:45 am

Greetings everyone!

Here is the lucky winner for September 2018 at The DarkForce! BBS:

September 2018

1. GGN wins a free copy of "Beyond the Borders 2"!

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Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to everyone who called!

(we had over 200 calls this month)

:)

PS GGN, I need your actual physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:56 pm

Okay after 2-3 months of really random and sporadic disconnects, I think I've got it fixed.

(keeping fingers crossed)

After showing no symptoms at all during this time, my UDS10 finally started displaying a
red LED with 4 blinking green lights. According to the manual, that's an EEPROM checksum
error.

I had re-flashed, re-updated, re-configured, re everything several times, all of which made no
difference.

So I replaced it with one of my backup UDS10's this morning. Hopefully that'll be the end of that.

If anyone has any problems please let me know ASAP.

Thanks for being patient everyone! :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:41 pm

Been a while folks but we're giving away the following for
the month of May 2019 at The DarkForce! BBS:

"We Love Atari!" Volume One.

as seen here:

http://www.zafinnbooks.com/

Be sure and call for a chance to win. Good luck to all

our callers! :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby Bikerbob » Wed May 01, 2019 3:38 am

Hey I call at least once a week.. do I get a chance each time I call???

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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Wed May 01, 2019 4:35 am

Bikerbob wrote:Hey I call at least once a week.. do I get a chance each time I call???

James


You surely do, if you register. I have a small Atari app that takes a text file with a list of names and
randomly picks one for the winner. A script (the Monthly Prize script) enters your caller name every
time you call and register for that monthly prize.

Good luck! :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:01 pm

Greetings everyone!

Here is the lucky winner for May 2019 at The DarkForce! BBS:

May 2019
1. Thorvald wins a brand new copy of "We Love Atari: Volume One"!

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Also, here is the June 2019 prize:

June 2019
1. Courtesy of Exxo's Online store, we are giving away a free 4 meg

RAM upgrade for the ST line of computers, as seen here:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0035

Congratulations to our winner(s), and good luck to this months callers!

:)

PS , Thorvald, I need your actual/physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby wongck » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:40 am

damned I thought I nailed it.... but then when i checked the logons... Thorvald was like already logon twice in the new list...
Congrats Thorvald
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:50 am

According to the ST app I use, callers had a 1 in 60 chance of winning... :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby wongck » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm

How does that work out.... I need to logon twice a day for a month?
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 pm

wongck wrote:How does that work out.... I need to logon twice a day for a month?


Hehehe, not sure. It's just what the software reported when it riffed through the name list
and picked one.

As always, the more times a person calls and registers from the Monthly Prize Giveaway
screen, the higher their chance of winning is.

So last month, we had 133 calls....by about 20 people. :lol:

PS It was actually more than that but you get the point. :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:55 pm

Here is the lucky winner for June 2019 at The DarkForce! BBS:

June 2019
1. Paradroyd wins the 4 meg RAM upgrade board for an Atari ST!

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Also, here is the July 2019 prize:

July 2019
1. Courtesy of Exxo's Online store, we are giving away a free 4 meg

RAM upgrade for the ST line of computers, as seen here:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0035

Congratulations to our winner, and good luck to this months callers!

:)

PS Paradroyd, I need your actual/physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:50 pm

Here is the lucky winner for July 2019 at The DarkForce! BBS:

July 2019
1. Bikerbob wins the 4 meg RAM upgrade board for an Atari ST!

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Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to all our callers!

:)

PS Bikerbob, I need your actual/physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:41 pm

Folks, this month, September 2019, we are giving

away a copy of:

"Return to the Borders", book 3 of the "Beyond
the Borders" series.

https://www.microzeit.com/atari-store-1/volume-3x/

Remember, you can't win if you don't call! :)

Good luck Everyone!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Here is the lucky winner for September 2019 at The DarkForce! BBS:

September 2019
1. Klenotic wins a copy of "Beyond the Borders 3"!

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Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to all our callers!

:)

PS Klenotic, I need your actual/physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Postby DarkLord » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Gosh darn it, just found another copy of:

"Beyond the Borders 3 - Return to the Borders"

Guess we'll have to offer it up as the October 2019 prize

at The DarkForce! BBS...

Good luck to all our callers! :)
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