I have some suggestions about hosting from a residential ISP. I'll post those when I get a chance. Right now I don't have the time.
There are some services available that can mitigate the issues you experienced, Smash.
as the 90s turned into the 2000s, content on boards of any type became feast or famine.
The only way that we will be able to sustain the takeback and regrowth is to advertise what we are doing.
"Cordcutters" earned a name, the cable tv industry will never be the same. Decentralized social media needs a common identifier, but not a common owner. Kinda like the GNU public license.
A mikrotik router mitigated all of it. I could even run tarpits for ssh scanners. Honestly, I didnt want the pipe my wife and kids used being the same exposed target. Moving to a cloud host was cheap insurance...AND i dont need a server, UPS... redundancy, pay for static ips, basically no fuss no muss.
2021-04-22 23:25 from smashbot64
I remember why I remember you... ddial. West Philly to Conshohocken.
Savage Frontier. Now I am positive we both know sybill.lync very
well. Hello old friend. It is hillarious how small earth is.
Oh wow! Yes, you got it! I'll pass on the message. Wow, small world indeed!
I ran a BBS on my own computer during the 90s, and originally I thought about doing that again, but opted for a VPS.
my bad... sybill.linq
Sybil/lynq, something like that. My ex girlfriend. We still talk. I just figured I'd clue everyone else in. We refer to a Ddial in Philly, this weird chat system ran on Apple II computers. They had a very strange vibe, but paved the way for what we take for granted today.
ssh: firstname.lastname@example.org password bbs
Subject: Smashbot Citadel
It is starting. It is happening. The wave of Anti-Social Media is going to break on the shore soon.
Visit, contribute, support. Stop feeding the mouth that bites you. Support your local or distant Citadel BBS.
And another one. It needs traffic. Visit, post. Create rooms. Make your space on the Citadels. They're designed to do this.