Your Sysop is Daryl Stout, WX1DER. This website is best viewed in 1024x768 resolution.
Depending on your web browser, you may hear a clap of thunder when the page reloads. The thunderclap is courtesy of
freesfx.co.uk, and the thunderstorm graphic is courtesy of Diane Cornett.
While weather and ham radio are the main themes, no RF enters,
or leaves the BBS; and you are NOT REQUIRED to be a licensed amateur radio operator to access the BBS.
The BBS is OFFLINE when thunderstorms are in, or threaten the area (which can be at any time)...and from 11:55pm to 12:30am U.S. Central Time daily for Nightly Maintenance...but sometimes, it can run longer. My apologies for any inconvenience for the downtimes. In short, if you can't connect to the BBS, please try again later. Weather information for Arkansas is located here.
While the Sysop's totals are NOT included in the BBS Statistics, he tries to logon at least once a day, to take care of various BBS tasks. Note that if ANY of what is NOTED BELOW is UNACCEPTABLE to you...then, please do NOT waste your time or mine, in applying for access to the BBS. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
What you do OUTSIDE THE BBS is YOUR BUSINESS, but YOU'RE A GUEST IN MY HOME AT LOGON. For BBS access...if you're not already a Verified User In Good Standing, you'll need to Apply For Access by doing an Ftelnet Logon, and select New User Registration from the Matrix Logon. For details on the FTelnet Logon, select that entry from the left panel of the Doorgame Scores Navigation Tab. Note that the Adobe Flash Player is REQUIRED in your web browser to logon via FTelnet.
If it's detected that your IP Address has made several connection attempts within a certain time period, your IP Address will be BLOCKED from further connects to the BBS for a period of six (6) hours. ALL USERS will be REQUIRED to enter a CAPTCHA string of six (6) random characters to proceed into the BBS...however, if they have already had a successful logon in the time period of 12:00am to 11:59pm U.S. Central Time, they won't see the CAPTCHA prompt. Note that the CAPTCHA string will RESET during Nightly Maintenance, and they will have to enter the CAPTCHA value for the new calendar day.
Also, ALL USERS ARE REQUIRED to READ, and AGREE to the BBS Disclaimer (in the file DISCLAIM.ZIP in File Board 1, to ACCESS and USE the BBS. Your CONTINUED BBS USE is your ACCEPTANCE of what's in the BBS Disclaimer, whether you read it or not. Shortened versions of these files are in the left panel under the Doorgame Scores Navigation Tab.
New Users are REQUIRED to send New User Feedback to the Sysop, telling where they heard of the BBS, and what they are looking for in it. A one word reply of ''HELLO'' or ''YO'' is NOT sufficient. They also must enter a random code that will be emailed to them, before an access level upgrade will be granted. Failure to do this will result in their account being deleted from the BBS, without comment.
A LIMITED AMOUNT of message and file areas can be viewed on the website without logging on...as well as with a Guest Logon from the Matrix Logon.
Please see the file WLCM2BBS.ZIP in File Board 1, or read "Welcome To The BBS" in the System Notices Message Area for IMPORTANT INFORMATION. If you have questions, or wish to leave Feedback for the Sysop, click here.
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