Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #8 (part 3)

Still continuing the exploration of the contents of this floppy disk (see the first part here and the second part here). It’s amazing how much information can fit even on a 5.25″ floppy disk when it is all text. This disk is from a batch I picked up at a thrift store a number of years ago. As I have been digging through these disks, it has become obvious that at least some of them were once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

A SIG, as it relates to Delphi, consisted of forums, live chat and files to download centered around a particular topic or theme. A specific definition of this SIG was found in this document: “This SIG, known as “Close Encounters”, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

Everything was text based from whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and some of it is quite personal.

I’m splitting up the contents of this disk (descriptively labeled “File Disk”) since it contains a number of documents, some of which are pretty long. The third document I’m posting (DM1010.DOC) is another log of a session on Delphi and consists mostly of a series of e-mails, some of which are, um, love letters and some of which are administrative in nature about running the SIG. These are from October 2nd through October 10th, 1985.

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#1 2-OCT-1985 20:37:07 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY, JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG
Joey,

You’ve been a very good supporter of the Close Encounters sig since it’s
opening on the Groups and Clubs menu.

We are now in need of a sysop and I would like to know if you are interested.

It would require that you be on line most nights between 9 and 11 in the sig.
It would mean that you would be on the lookout for new sig members and new
users to Delphi <tho we’re not pushing this *until* the system problems are
resolved>. It would mean that you would have to be looking for information,
articles, etc. that could be added to the database, although I would handle
getting permission if the article is copyright protected since I have to keep
such paper records on file. It would mean that you would need to help us
(and I’m getting way behind on this one myself!) in keeping the Forum seciton
of the sig moving along with either replies to old messages or posting new
ones for discussion. It would mean suggesting and looking for suggestions
from others as to possible conference topics (JohnMyself will still be
running the conferences each Saturday night).

In exchange for this and anything else you might come up with to help the
sig grow and become profitable, I would be able to offer you a Free Flag
within the sig itself. I would have to ask tho that you *not* access the
sig during prime time and that you not make it too public that you have the
free flag.

The general idea is that you will get enough people into the sig to cover the
expense involved in your free flag. You see, the expense for the free flag is
deducted from any sig royalty checks should the sig make a profit. You can
invite anyone you want to join you in the conference area here within the sig
especially since one does *not* have to be a member of the sig to go into the
sig conference area.

Anyway, Joey, I think I’ve given you enough info here to give you an idea of
what is involved. I must ask that you keep all this info confidential please.

If you are interested in this, please let me know as soon as possible. If you
wish to discuss it before deciding, we can do that at your convenience either
on the phone or on line.

Enough rambling for now! Talk to you soon, I hope!

<hugs>
-Connie
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#2 2-OCT-1985 22:02:15 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
Subj: RE: flags

oh yeah, that distinguishes a vender from the regular members
of the sig. read something about it in insiders.
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#3 3-OCT-1985 10:12:07 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG

Connie,

I would gbe glad to accept your offer. I always thought the sysop had an

interesting job and always wondered how to go about apply}ing. I don’t

have to wonder anymore, huh? (smile.). I iwll will be online tonight about

8:00 p.m. delphi permitting. I had a real hard time staying online

last night. If I can’t get online, I will call you if that is ok.

the node here is giving me fits. We have had a lot of rain and lightning.

Guess that affects it. Well, talk to you tonight.

Joey
Hugs
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#4 3-OCT-1985 16:45:50 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: RE: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG

Joey,

I’ll make it a point to be here at 8, Delphi and Uninet willing. If not,
then do please call.

If the number you have is busy, please call 904-388-3135. When I’m on line,
I use the number you have but have a second line which is almost always
free.

Talk to you soon!

<hugs>
-Connie
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#5 3-OCT-1985 16:48:53 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: ELLISCO,CABUYS
Subj: help?!

Hiya Dick!

If you get a chance, would you come into Close Encounters and try to read
message 200?

Since the great crash, we keep getting “unable to retrieve the information
requested.” <sigh>

Thanks!

-Connie
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#6 3-OCT-1985 16:56:05 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: F FLAG SET FOR YOU
Person who set F flag :CABUYS
F flag for :JOEY
Date set :851003
Sig F flag for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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#7 3-OCT-1985 16:56:14 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNWG,CABUYS
Subj: CC_FLAG SET BY SIG MANAGER

Person who set F flag :CABUYS
F flag for :JOEY
Date set :851003
Sig F flag for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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#8 3-OCT-1985 16:56:20 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: CABUYS,CABUYS
Subj: You set this F flag !

Person who set F flag :CABUYS
F flag for :JOEY
Date set :851003
Sig F flag is for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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#9 3-OCT-1985 19:06:08 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
To: CABUYS
Subj: 200

Sorry Connie, I get the same answer. Guess that’s one theat the crash ate.
Agape
Dick
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#10 3-OCT-1985 23:24:00 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ATRICK
To: CABUYS,ATRICK
Subj: Wang SIG

Connie, did you make it to the Wang show this week? I’ve been heavily
involved in it for the past 4 days and made lots of good contacts (people who
will be joining us in the SIG). Heard some comments about Redshaw–in fact,
Dr. Wang himself mentioned them as an excellent company supporting 2200’s.
Sorry there’s not more for you to see in the SIG yet (noticed you stopped in
again tonite). Hpe tope to be growing
in databases, etc. real soon, and wile welcome your participation!
Best,
Allan
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#11 4-OCT-1985 00:14:49 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: SURPRISE!

My Beloved Darling Connie,

The first thing I want to say is NO surprise! – I LOVE YOU !!!!

I hope to surprise you with something before 8 PM so stay prepared
and patient of my insistance to be close to you !!

That is meant to confuse you !

If I haven’t surprised you with something before 8 PM I wasn’t able to do someth
ing!

Oh well maybe next time!!

I LOVE YOU !!!

I MORTHOVE YOU !!!!!!!

Love,

Rod
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#12 4-OCT-1985 01:06:36 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: A Heartfelt Message!

My DELICOUS Darling,



I LOVE YOU !!!
 
 
 
 
             MY           MY     
         MY      MY   MY      MY
        MY          MY         MY
 
        MY                     MY
                   YOU
          MY                 MY
 
              MY          MY
                 MY    MY
                    MY      
      
 
            YOU ARE IN MY HEART
Love,

Rod
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#13 4-OCT-1985 18:22:02 MAIL

From: BOS1A::PRINCESS
To: CABUYS
Subj: hiya <hugs>

hope all is well, why was rod callimg ng me last night?
if you want to call tonight, and can, call after 9
thanks
hugs
peggy
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#14 4-OCT-1985 21:28:48 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
To: CABUYS
Subj: what’s this

Hey little girl – want some candy?






                       ooo
                      ooooo
                     ooooooo
                     ooooooo
                     >ooooo<
                     ooooooo
                     ooooooo
                     ooooooo
                     ooooooo
                     ooooooo
                '";;;;;;;;;;;;"'

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#15 5-OCT-1985 09:46:03 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: meaning of various flags <for your info>
1699 3-OCT-22:53: General Info
RE: Recovered message (Re: Msg 1695)
From: ELLISCO To: ASMCOR

a= alternate and allows the person to edit and delete messages in forum
c= conference moderator, limited to 1 per SIG
d= database maintenance
e= edit announcements topics and polls
f= free account
g= gag on this user, cannot be seen in conference and cannot enter forum msgs
l= lock this user out of SIG
m= membership maintenance
n= nonmember, set to whatever nonmembers can do
s= set, able to setup a SIG
u= user global defaults for new users
w= wiz = d + e + m + s
x= nonmember replaces “n”
z= zap all flags
Dick
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#16 5-OCT-1985 09:47:40 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: strange filenames & editing problem <from Insiders>
1694 3-OCT-21:38: BUG/ERROR Report
Bug in workspace edit
From: ASMCOR To: ALL

I was in the Preview workspace in Apple sig today, trying to edit a couple
of lines off a file I had submitted. It was named nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT or
something like that,
and when I tried to edit it with the EDIT nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT command, it
refused to accept the command, saying “do not use $ in a filename.”
So i tried EDIT *FILE.TXT, and it said “error in wildcard.” Finally,
I tried RENAME nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT TEMP.TXT, and that worked. I then edited the
file
and renamed it back, and then deleted the copy that was produced. Fun, eh?
Jan

1700 3-OCT-22:54: BUG/ERROR Report
RE: Bug in workspace edit (Re: Msg 1694)
From: DAN To: ASMCOR

This has been on my list to fix for several weeks. Problem will
disappear sometime soon.

Dan
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#17 5-OCT-1985 09:54:16 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,JOHNMYSELF,RODM,CABUYS
Subj: msg from Insiders sig
1711 4-OCT-18:58: Using Delphi
*FlagShip* Poll
From: JSP To: ALL

4. A BUFF, ER’, AH QUESTION., created by WUNDERKIND.
Creation date: OCT 4,1985

Well…. After discovering that Ole Steg, AND I both do this…. We thought it
would be in the Public interest to settle this Burning issue… To put it, Ah,
bluntly: Do you Telecompute in the Buff? Or otherwise oddly attired? Don’t
worry, your responses are Anon, and you will not be the subject of any, ah
unusual, ah, mail…
To better serve you, and our SIG.
Wunderkind.


CHOICE              VOTES   PERCENT
------              -----   -------
YES                    1     50%
NO                     1     50%
                    -----
TOTAL VOTE:            2

Type “VOTE” to vote, “READ” to read comments, <return> for next poll:
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#18 5-OCT-1985 09:58:38 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: DEB,JSP,CABUYS
Subj: poll question

I’d like your permission to copy Wunderkind’s Poll question to Close
Encounters Forum along with a notation that if any member of Close
Encounters wishes to vote on such poll, he should go to Flagship to do so.

And of course, we would not allow any duplication of the poll question in
Close Encounters.

Do you have any objections to this?

Thanks.

-Connie A. Buys, CLE Manager
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#19 5-OCT-1985 09:59:08 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNMYSELF,JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: copy of request to Deb and JSP for your info

I’d like your permission to copy Wunderkind’s Poll question to Close
Encounters Forum along with a notation that if any member of Close
Encounters wishes to vote on such poll, he should go to Flagship to do so.

And of course, we would not allow any duplication of the poll question in
Close Encounters.

Do you have any objections to this?

Thanks.

-Connie A. Buys, CLE Manager
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#20 5-OCT-1985 10:05:38 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: clarifying some things

Hiya Joey,

As you should be aware by now, you’ll be receiving from time to time copies
of messages from the Sig Managers SIG <known as Insiders> that I think yoyu
need to be aware of.

I just want to be sure that you understand you can read your mail files from
within Close Encounters to avoid any difficulties will your own account.

One more question and I should have asked it before now and it’s very important
I have an answer: What is the status of your account with Delphi? If it’s
past due, JohnWG may zap the free flag. That’s why I need to know.

As for the time on line, I also want to be sure that you understand we are
talking about an *average* of two hours per day. So if one night you can’t
get on line at all, regardless of the reason, then you have some additional
time to spread out over the remaining month as you see fit. Also if you
are in the middle of a conference that is going well and there are people
still there, *you* don’t need to leave just because your time has run out.

And please do ask questions if you have them. Actually at first, sysoping can
seem like a lot of work, but I think once you get going, you’ll love it.
(At least I *hope* you will!)

<hugs>
-Connie
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#21 5-OCT-1985 10:35:09 MAIL

From: BOS1A::DEB “deb!, *FlagShip* Manager”
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: poll question

Connie….

Sure, sweetie, that is fine with me, I was highly amused that someone would
post it! A couple of the staff members wanted it deleted, but I just don’t
care fmuch for consocensoring the members when they have done nothing outside of the
law or outside of good taste.

This _will_ be interesting, eh???

deb!
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#22 5-OCT-1985 10:38:11 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::DEB,CABUYS
Subj: RE: poll question

Thanks Deb!

And Yes it will most certainly be interesting! <grin>

I’ll probably check from time to time to see how the votes are going too just
out of curiosity!

-Connie
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#23 5-OCT-1985 10:59:21 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: interesting date in membership files

I’ve discovered that if we added a member before the sig went public and
that member has never visited the sig, then the date last on reads: 17-NOV-1858
.

Perhaps we should delete all those with this date? I hate the way you have
to edit each member individually to find out the interesting stuff like this!

I love you!

-Connie
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#24 5-OCT-1985 11:33:19 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
Subj: RE: interesting date in membership files

lets just leave it for now as an interestnig bit
of trivia. Perhaps we can use it later. A passing forum message
for example and then include the information in some kind
of trivia contest.
speaking of which , I would like to start on that soon.
Suppose we confer on how to handle the matter later today either
on-line of via phone.
John.

PS: I Love You. <liss>
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#25 5-OCT-1985 11:46:28 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: RE: interesting date in membership files

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Trivia contest too. Confering on it
is a good idea!

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#26 5-OCT-1985 12:18:14 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,RODM,CABUYS
Subj: Trivia Contest – more info will follow later

.Myself> we should start with the idea of posting a single message under the
.Myself> playground topic each month….
.Myself> which will contain five questions taken at random from the subjects in
the
.Myself> game…
.Myself> we should then allow a week <no more I thnk> for all members to reply t
o the
.Myself> message. and I thing replies should be via dmail to keep others from r
eading answers
.Myself> and then copying them. <not that our members would ‘cheat’>
.Myself> now for the hard part
/w

GROUP LIST: 12:00:04
1) WE MANAGE
Myself, Connie
– idle
AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
(CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
—— [2 in this area]
.Myself> naturally if we have a contest we should have a reward.
.Connie> right!
.Myself> I think that the first person to correctly answer the month’s
.Myself> questions should maybe get a special credit – say 2 hours on-line time.

.Myself> and one other stipulation…
.Myself> that a winner one month, should sit out the following month to keep
.Myself> one or two people from doing all the
.Myself> winning and thus killing the purpose
.Myself> of the contest which is to get our members active all together.
.Myself> ga
.Connie> I agree with that!
.Myself> now,
/w

GROUP LIST: 12:02:22
1) WE MANAGE
Myself, Connie
– idle
AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
ARNE, (CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
—— [3 in this area]
.Myself> I propose to post a message laying out the contest rules
.Myself> which will take the form of a brief announcement
.Myself> in this way, all our members will get the word ‘up front’
.Myself> message
.Myself> will be approved by u first.
.Connie> ok – no problem there.
/w

GROUP LIST: 12:03:50
1) WE MANAGE
Myself, Connie
– idle
AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
ARNE, (CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
—— [3 in this area]
.Myself> now, you should <pls> check out setting up arrangements with Kelly
.Myself> on how to apply this credit.
.Connie> I want to make some minor changes to what you’ve said here before you w
rite the message.
.Myself> It wil no doubt come out of our royalties but the key is how.
.Myself> directly? or through payment from SLG assoc to the member account.
.Myself> ok ga
.Connie> ok…
.Connie> I’ll get in touch with Kelly on Monday, but I prefI’ll get in touch wit
h Kelly on Monday but think I’d prefer payment from SLG Assoc. to member account

.Connie> <sigh> what garbage that line was!
.Myself> no prblm – i read it ok
.Connie> but considering the value of the prize, I think we need to increase the
questions to ten….
.Myself> <right>
.Connie> and we should allow two weeks instead of one for replies since some mem
bers don’t get here on a weekly basis….
.Myself> ok
.Connie> any replies posted in the forum will be promptly deleted by either you
Joey or me and that person disqualified from the current monthly contest…
.Myself> right
.Connie> the prize will go to the person who answers the *most* questions correc
tly. it’s important to state that in your message.
.Myself> <ok – point – prize should be halved if only half correct>
.Connie> and I think we need some sort of consolation prize for the runner-up, p
erhaps I could U S Mail them a 1 lb Hershey’s kiss or something else that might
be more appropriate.
.Myself> good idea
.Connie> perhaps the prize for the winner would be easier to track if we make it
$1 per correct answer. say if there are ten questions and only 8 are answered
correctly and that person is the winner then he gets $8 payment made by SLG to h
is acco
.Connie> unt?
.Myself> thats a good idea and easier to follow too.
.Connie> <or we could go with 12 questions and 2 hours time – either way>
.Connie> by the way, I have two others sources of Trivia questions besides the g
ame that you have.
.Connie> so we should have plenty of material for a while if it’s successful.
.Myself> lets inter mix them too
.Myself> will get a message up later today and dmail it to you
.Connie> the other two sources are a little different – instead of multiple choi
ce answers like the game has, there are just questions with answers provided els
ewhere.
.Myself> ok. that will allow variety to the contest and keep people thinking
.Connie> ok – will look for it then. would like to start this Monday – by the wa
y, I want all answers dmailed to Ladylove account.
.Myself> ok
.Connie> wll keep this account or yours from being flooded! <we hope!>
.Myself> I thought we could start it on Sunday anmd run it till the secxond satu
rday
.Myself> keeps it on full week basis.
.Connie> oh ok that’s a good starting day.
.Myself> ok
.Myself> catch you later
.Connie> ok bye for now
.Myself> will have some things to do before my den meeting at 1.
/no log
.Myself> KISS
.Connie> kiss!!
.Myself> – signed off –
/nolog
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#27 5-OCT-1985 13:37:10 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ARNE
To: CABUYS
Subj: are you ever gonna talk to me?

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#28 5-OCT-1985 13:54:19 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS
Subj: copy for you

From: BOS1A::RODM 4-OCT-1985 18:52
To: BOS1A::PRINCESS,RODM
Subj: RE: hello … hope all is well, say hi to connie for me

Dear Beautiful Princess,

I trust your majesty is ruling your kingdom with all the grace and regal
demeanor for which you are known and loved by all your subjects.

In the words of the world today “What’s happening, doll?!”

I <or I should say Connie and I> just had a FANTASTIC!!!! weekend and I
guess you would have to hear of that from her!

I hope your weekend was as good!

We will have to find a way to share some of the ‘beauty’ of life that we experie
nce in o
experience in our individual lives!

I think being able to share some of those things with others is what can make
special things even more special.

Enough for now!

Your loyal subject,

Rod
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#29 5-OCT-1985 14:05:48 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: ARNE,CABUYS
Subj: talking

Arne,

I am going to talk to you. But I do have certain responsibilities I have to
attend to sig business -wise first and that will take a few more hours.

Sorry.

-Connie
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#30 5-OCT-1985 14:09:10 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: passwords

Lover,

I need to have the password for Miranda set up so I can use the account.

There are times when I want to do sig work without interruptions and when
some see CABUYS in the sig, that means little work because they want to
talk.

Only you and I will know that i’m using Miranda under those circumstances. ok?

Love and kisses,

Connie
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#31 5-OCT-1985 14:15:22 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
Subj: a request

Hi Ron!

When you sent me the book, you included a copy of an article “Computer
Assisted Resources: Sexuality Education Via Microcomputers.:

I’d like to have your permission to reprint that article in the Close
Encounters sig. But if you have any objections, please don’t hesitate to
voice them.

Thanks.

-Connie
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#32 5-OCT-1985 14:19:59 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
Subj: another request

It’s your friendly pest again! <grin>

Your book con
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#33 5-OCT-1985 14:20:24 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
Subj: ignore that last – I hit control z by mistake!

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#34 5-OCT-1985 14:22:25 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
Subj: trying again

I’d like your permission to reprint “Intimations of Intimacy” in the
Close Encounters sig.

Ron, if either of my requests conflicts with your sig, then please say so.
thanks.

-Connie
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#35 5-OCT-1985 14:42:53 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RODM,CABUYS
Subj: form letter – part 1

Sweetheart,

I was looking over the letters I had sent out for reprint permission and
they are all the same except for the necessary change in variables.

The next message is a copy of the letter. The variables are:

Date
Name & Adress of whom it’s to
Issue date
Magazine Title
Article Title

Also some of the wording in the second paragraph needs to be modified since
we are operating a little differently now. Will explain that later as it’s
difficult to explain on line.

Love,

Connie
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#36 5-OCT-1985 14:43:51 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RODM,CABUYS
Subj: copy of the letter

.lt
2947 West 3rd Street
Jacksonville, Florida, 32205
February 16, 1985

FORUM Magazine
Rights and Permissions
1965 Broadway
New York, New York 10023-5965

Re: Reprint Permission Request
The JULY 1984 issue of FORUM Magazine carried an article titled “The
X-Rated Computer” by Jack Martin.

I manage an electronic special interest group on a computer system
known as Delphi. This SIG, known as “Close Encounters”, is a forum
for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services
like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on
the sexual aspects of those relationships.

I would like to have your permission to reprint the article named
above for the benefit of our membership.

If you need any further information in order to grant permission to
reprint this article, please let me know.

Very truly yours,

Connie A. Buys, SIG Manager
Close Encounters

.el
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#37 5-OCT-1985 15:00:47 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
To: CABUYS
Subj: contest rules

.lt
Close Encounters Sig
Sexual Trivia Contest Rules.

This month in Close Encounters, we will be starting
a ‘sexual trivia’ contest with the official questions
and answers being taken from the game of the same name
and other sources.

Each month on the second Sunday, we will post in the
forum under the ‘playground’ topic, the 10 questions
for the month.

All members of the Close Encounters Sig are eligible to
play regardless of when they joined.

Answers to the questions are to be sent to LADYLOVE
via dmail only. Any answers <replies> posted in the
forum section will be automatically dis-qualified and
deleted.

The winner will be the first person to get either all the
questions correctly answered, or the most correct answers.

You may answer any or all of the questions at any time up until
midnight of the second Saturday following the posting of the
questions, however, the winner <and runner up> will both be
determined by the date/time stamp on the mail file listing for
the last entry. The decision of the judges will be final.

Restrictions do apply

We would expect that if you have access to the game ‘Sexual
Trivia’, that you will dis-qualify yourself from participating
since this will give you an unfair advantage over others who
do not have the game or access to it.

In an effort to keep the game interesting and competitive,
and as fair as possible, the winner of one game will be asked
not to participate in the next months game only.

Of course there will be prizes.

Otherwise why have the contest at all? The winners will
receive a payment to their Delphi accounts of $1.00 for each
correct <or most nearly correct as determined by the judges>
answer from SLG ASSOCIATES.

The runner-up will also receive a prize the nature of which
will be specified at a later date.
.el
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#38 5-OCT-1985 15:02:41 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: RE: contest rules

sounds great! let’s go with it!

Want me to do the first questions? or will you?
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#39 5-OCT-1985 18:57:18 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: copy of request to Deb and JSP for your info

Connie,

I have no objection to the poll question.
Joe
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#40 5-OCT-1985 19:02:05 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: clarifying some things

Connie,

Don’t worry about my account satatus with Delphi. They bill American Express

es. And we ALL know American Express wants their money now. I did it that

ster Card(smile).

((hugs))
Joe
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#41 5-OCT-1985 19:07:42 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
Subj: RE: contest rules

<Will have the first questions ready for posting tomorrow>
<here is an update of the contest rules>

.lt
Close Encounters Sig
Sexual Trivia Contest Rules.

This month in Close Encounters, we will be starting
a ‘sexual trivia’ contest with the official questions
and answers being taken from the game of the same name
and other sources.

Each month on the second Sunday, we will post in the
forum under the ‘playground’ topic, the 10 questions
for the month.

All members of the Close Encounters Sig are eligible to
play regardless of when they joined.

Answers to the questions are to be sent to LADYLOVE
via dmail only. Any answers <replies> posted in the
forum section will be automatically dis-qualified and
deleted.

The winner will be the first person to get either all the
questions correctly answered, or the most correct answers.

You may answer any or all of the questions at any time up until
midnight of the second Saturday following the posting of the
questions, however, the winner <and runner up> will both be
determined by the date/time stamp on the mail file listing for
the last entry. The decision of the judges will be final.

Restrictions do apply

We would expect that if you have access to the game ‘Sexual
Trivia’, that you will dis-qualify yourself from participating
since this will give you an unfair advantage over others who
do not have the game or access to it.

In an effort to keep the game interesting and competitive,
and as fair as possible, the winner of one game will be asked
not to participate in the next months game only.

Of course there will be prizes.

Otherwise why have the contest at all? The winners will
receive a payment to their Delphi accounts of $1.00 for each
correct <or most nearly correct as determined by the judges>
answer from SLG ASSOCIATES.

The runner-up in each months contest will receive a prize
of $4.00 also paid to their account.

The winning answers.

The winning answers along with the official correct answers
and the names of both the winner and runner-up will be posted
in the forum section as soon as possible after the current
contest.

Disclaimer

The above contest rules are subject to change without notice
as is the value and method of issue of prizes. SLG Associates
warrants only that all questions and answers will be exactly
as they are presented in the sources of such information and
will not be responsible for the accuracy of such sources.

Also, SLG Associates responsibility for collection and
accounting of valid entries will extend only to such
entries actually received via the electronic mail facility
of Delphi in accordance with the rules stated above.

.el
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#42 6-OCT-1985 00:55:29 MAIL

From: BOS2A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
Subj: trivia questions

.lt

Questions:

1. How did Franciscan monks test their powers of chastity?

2. Why is the wedding ring customarily worn on the third finger of the left han
d?

3. On which date, according to a 1970 ‘Seventeen’ survey, is it traditional for
a couple to have their first kiss?

4. What do hermaphrodites have that “normal” humans do not?

5. Who is the ancient Roman god of orgies?

Answers:

1. By sleeping beside a naked woman.

2. Because the vein in that finger goes directly to the heart.

3. The second date.

4. Sex organs of both genders.

5. Bacchus.
.el
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#43 6-OCT-1985 01:03:59 MAIL

From: BOS2A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: ELLISCO,PEABO,JOHNMYSELF,JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: assistants

Dick,

This is in response to your message in Insiders. Close Encounters has
added JOEY as sysop.

And while discussing this, there is one comment I wish to make about
JohnMyself that might be a little different from any other sig managers.

JohnMyself and I are *equal* partners in the Close Encounters sig. Both our
names are on the contract with Delphi and both of us can speak for or
about the sig and its management. Both JohnMyself and I have “W” flags and
I do not consider him an “assistant manager” in the sense that it’s usually
referred to in Insiders. We are most likely the only sig managers with an
arrangement of this type.

I sincerely hope this causes no problems with anyone.

-Connie
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#44 6-OCT-1985 02:27:29 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: Created Poll

My Beloved Darling Connie,

I have created a poll – Sexual Positions

I thought polls had to be ‘accepted’ before they are accessable!

It appears to be there for ALL

I hope I didn’t do anything wrong!

Don’t forget to vote!!

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rod
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#45 6-OCT-1985 08:57:37 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: BOS2A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: assistants

Connie,

What is insiderxs? I have another question also. I have a feeling it is a

touchy subject and if it is none of my business, just say so. What happened

to Peg? Last night, someone asked John if Peg was coming to the co. He

said no and no comment. I just hope they are not having problems problems. Again
,

if this is confidential or you just can’t tell, it won’t hurt my feelings.

((hugs))
Joe
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#46 6-OCT-1985 10:58:21 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS
Subj: RE: Created Poll

Sweetheart,

you did *nothing* wrong!

polls are the one area in a sig that’s completely out of touch for even
sig managers. no one can edit them or change them in any way except to
delete them entirely and I’d never do that to any poll here.

AND I did vote! and also left a comment you’
ll

find interesting! <grin>

I love you!!!!

-Connie
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#47 6-OCT-1985 11:07:22 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: RE: assistants

Joey,

Insiders is a sig that’s no listed in the menu. It is for Sig Managers,
Assistant Managers, and SysOps only and the only way one can get to it is
if one has been manually added to the membership by the sig managers there.

It’s purpose is to keep us informed of problems, etc, that affect us all in
the operation of our sigs.

There’s one other sig called ZTEST that operates on the same idea, meaning its
open only to those named above and one can only get there if one has been
added to the membership list manually. The purpose of this sig is to allow
us to “test” changes to the sig program before it’s added to all the sigs. It
is a “learning” place essentially, where one learns by trial and error! <grin>

As for Peg, she has decided not to be involved in this sig in any way that is
noticeable to members of the sig. It’s a very touchy subject that causes *me*
a great deal of pain; however I can learn to cope with that. As for problems
between her and John, it’s relatively safe to say there are no more problems
than there ever have been.

By the way, I was very impressed with some comments you made during the
conference last night, particularly in the area of what I consider “sysoping”-
you helped a number of times in keeping the conversation going and you helped
Tim with the suggestion of control c twice. Keep up the good work!!!

Back to Insiders and ZTEST – as soon as I get some word from the sig managers
there on whether you can get a free flag or not, I’ll let you know. The way
I feel about it, if you can’t be free there, then I’ll simply forward what’s
most important from Insiders to you via dmail where you can read it in an
area where you *are* free. How’s that? <grin>

Talk to you soon!

-Connie

P.S. Are you beginning to get the picture yet that sysoping is “work”? <smile>
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#48 6-OCT-1985 11:12:12 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: assistants

Thanks, Connie. It may be worlk, but I think it will be very interesting.

I feel privileged to work with someone with the experience you have.

(inteh the area of sysoping, that is). I feel I can learn a lot from you

in this area. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Joe
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#49 6-OCT-1985 11:33:28 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RONMAZUR
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: a request

Hi Connie–No objections, infact, very pleased to haveit
in the Close Encounters SIG.
Cheers,
ron
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#50 6-OCT-1985 11:36:27 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RONMAZUR
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: trying again

Yes, you may reprint that prose poem — no conflict with
my SIG — I feel that our SIGS are synergistic.
warmly
ron
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#51 6-OCT-1985 15:00:14 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: SP

My Beloved Darling Connie,

I don’t know if you have perceived yet how much these conferences on sexual
positions are relating to my almost burning desire to share with you all that
my life is or has been but the conferences have made it possible to open the
topic more between us!

As a result I sat down and made a list of the coital positions that I have
experienced with varying levels of success which are meant first and foremost
for you and second to help others in the SIG to realize that they probably
have all experienced more positions than they might think because many are
just variations of others and perhaps this awareness will stimulate the
conferences and relax the participants.

Who knows the SIG members may collectively author our own sex manual listing
positions, advantages, disadvantages, special occassions and meanings of each
form of sex act!

I would LOVE to colaborate with you on ALL of this but I think we need to
conduct a lot of RESEARCH on all the topics!!!!

I am sending you my list in the next message and after you review it I would
like to put it in the Forum addressed to you, as information to John, or
simply to All, Or you may simply include it in an article or database as you
see fit as long as it is very visible so as to stimulate response, growth, or
openess in the SIG.

My Darling I live to share all of this and so much more with you !!!!

PLEASE give me your reaction to all of this and the list as soon as possible!

Love,

Rod
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#52 6-OCT-1985 15:03:10 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: list

My Dear Connie,

The last couple of conferences have dealt with sexual positions and I have
followed the discussions very closely but for several reasons could not put my
thoughts and experiences together concisely enough nor can I enter data fast
enough or even tell it to you fast enough to keep up with the pace of the
conferences so I am formulating several lists and messages which might via the
forum or articles be of help to the SIG, its conferences, or its membership in
the future discussions.

The first of these is the following list of coital positions that I have
experienced with varying degrees of success. This list does not contain
positions for oral sex, anal sex, mutual masterbation, or manual / digital
<finger not computer> stimulation, nor does it include the advantages or
disadvatages of the positions listed but if I can develope the courage all of
those lists and references will soon follow.

I hope that when seen this list will make everyone aware that the positions
are variations and many of them are actually very common, others in the list
are NOT real common and usually are related to some event, occassion, or
circumstance.

Afterall Life itself is filled with variations and often those variations are
the beauties, treasures, or ‘flowers’ of life!

ENOUGH!! – Now the List!:


Position    Woman's Position         Man's Position         Relative Positions
________    ______________________   _____________________  __________________
                                                            
1           Lying on back            Horizontal above       Face to face
2           "  "  "   "              "  "  "  "  "  "       Opposite(Head-toe)
3           "  "  "  side            Beside                 Face to face 
4           "  "  "   "              "  " (Forming 'X')     Back to face
5           "  " / kneeling over     Kneeling               Man behind Woman
6           Sitting/Kneeling atop    Lying on back          Facing
7           "   "   "    "   " "     "  "   "  "            Woman facing away
8           Squatting over           "  "   "  "            Facing
9           "    "    " "            "  "   "  "            Woman facing away
10          Sitting on Man           Sitting(leaning back)  Facing
                                     (man can reach woman)
11          "    "  "  "             "  "                   Woman facing away
12          Squatting over           "  "                   " "   "  "   "  "
13          "    "    " "            "  "                   Facing
14          Leaning onto table       Standing               Man behind Woman
15          Lying on table           "   "                  Man facing Woman
                                                           (holding her legs)
16          Leaning over low back    "   "                  Man behind Woman
            chair or arm of couch
17          Standing (leaning back)  "   " (leaning back)   Facing
18          "   "  (leaning forward) "   "                  Man behind Woman

Note: Positions 17 & 18 are limited but what a way to end a mutual shower!!
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#53 6-OCT-1985 16:11:29 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
To: CABUYS, JOHNMYSELF, PEABO, JOEY
Subj: CHANGES

I have moved John to the Managers mailing list, added Joey to the Assistants
and given Joey access and an “F” flag for Inside and Ztest. HIs is Ztest flags
wiare A< , D, E, F, V.

Dick
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#54 6-OCT-1985 16:24:36 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: List
The last couple of conferences have dealt with sexual positions and I have
followed the discussions very closely but for several reasons could not put my
thoughts and experiences together concisely enough nor can I enter data fast
enough or even tell it to someone fast enough to keep up with the pace of

the conferences so I am formulating several lists and messages which might via
the forum or articles be of help to the SIG, its conferences, or its
membership in the future discussions.

The first of these is the following list of coital positions that I have
experienced with varying degrees of success. This list does not contain
positions for oral sex, anal sex, mutual masterbation, or manual / digital
<finger not computer> stimulation, nor does it include the advantages or
disadvatages of the positions listed but if I can develope the courage all of
those lists and references will soon follow.

I hope that when seen this list will make everyone aware that the positions
are variations and many of them are actually very common, others in the list
are NOT real common and usually are related to some event, occassion, or
circumstance.

Afterall Life itself is filled with variations and often those variations are
the beauties, treasures, or ‘flowers’ of life!

ENOUGH!! – Now the List!:

Position Woman’s Position Man’s Position Relative Positions
________ ______________________ _____________________ __________________

1 Lying on back Horizontal above Face to face
2 ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” Opposite(Head-toe)
3 ” ” ” side Beside Face to face
4 ” ” ” ” ” ” (Forming ‘X’) Back to face
5 ” ” / kneeling over Kneeling Man behind Woman
6 Sitting/Kneeling atop Lying on back Facing
7 ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” Woman facing away
8 Squatting over ” ” ” ” Facing
9 ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” Woman facing away
10 Sitting on Man Sitting(leaning back) Facing
(man can reach woman)
11 ” ” ” ” ” ” Woman facing away
12 Squatting over ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”
13 ” ” ” ” ” ” Facing
14 Leaning onto table Standing Man behind Woman
15 Lying on table ” ” Man facing Woman
(holding her legs)
16 Leaning over low back ” ” Man behind Woman
chair or arm of couch
17 Standing (leaning back) ” ” (leaning back) Facing
18 ” ” (leaning forward) ” ” Man behind Woman

Note: Positions 17 & 18 are limited but what a way to end a mutual shower!!

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#55 6-OCT-1985 17:29:07 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::ELLISCO,CABUYS
Subj: RE: CHANGES

Thank you, Dick.

It’s so nice to make a request and have it honored so promptly!

<hugs>

-Connie
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#56 6-OCT-1985 17:31:10 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS
Subj: RE: List

Excellent, sweetheart! It looks ready to post to me!
I love you!

Love,
Connie
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#57 6-OCT-1985 17:37:27 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: how to get to ZTEST and Insiders

Joey,

I assume you’ve received the copy of the message from Ellisco about your
Free Flags in Ztest and Insiders.

Now for the important info – to get there! <grin>

If you are in the Close Encounters sig, at the ENCOUNTER> prompt, you can
type ex in for Insiders or ex zt for Ztest. At the MAIN> prompt, it would
be gr in or gr zt.

Let me know if you have any trouble!

<hugs>

-Connie
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#58 6-OCT-1985 19:58:12 MAIL

From: BOS1A::PEABO “Peter Olson, ICONtact Manager”
To: ELLISCO,CC_TO,CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
Subj: it is no problem at all for a SIG to have two equal status managers

Dick, sounds like JOHNMYSLEF belongs on the @MANAGERS list.
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#59 7-OCT-1985 17:43:02 MAIL

From: BOS2A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: PRINCESS,CABUYS
Subj: answer to your letter

Dear Peggy,

I got your letter, card, and stickers today. Thanks for the stickers –
they are some I haven’t seen around here!

Since you’ve asked me twice what Rod called you about last week, I’m
going to *try* <it’s extremely difficult!> to explain here and now.
I just hope that we are still friends afterwards. (By the way, Rod
now understands that he was out of line by calling you about this!)
And *please* believe me, I’m not saying these things to hurt you – it
is just how I feel <and I’ve felt a lot of pain I’ve had to keep to
myself or have only shared with Rod because he knew I was upset at the
time.>

No, Peggy, I’m not upset over the fact that you have not split up with
Stu. And yes, to some extent, I am upset over the changing that is
taking place within you because I don’t see much change for the
better. <sigh>

What I have seen is one who was once very positive in her feelings and
thinking, who had so much confidence about her dealings with people
especially on line – I’ve seen that person become more uncertain, more
unsure, and not very pleased with herself. In the words of another,
you once had it all together but you don’t any more. <I hope you
realize how much this hurts me!>

I have tried to be very patient and very understanding of what you
were going thru. But, Peggy, do you realize that you have turned your
back on what we once held to be very important to the three of us
(You, John, and me). I counted so much on your help on line, within
the sig because you have this marvelous personality that makes people
feel at ease and allows them to talk. You *know* how to bring them out
of their shells, so to speak.

I tried to separate your withdrawal from the sig from my personal
feelings about what was going on but I just can’t do that. The sig is
too much a part of me and I still value it’s importance. I told
myself that you had the right to do as you wished. I tried to
convince myself that perhaps John and I had both pushed you too much
with this sig stuff or had taken for granted that you would want to be
a part of it all. I kept as silent as I could and made every excuse
in the book but still it hurts.

I want so much to be rid of this feeling of betrayal but I guess time
will have to handle that. I do hope that we are still friends and I
will keep in touch as often as I can. But the very mention of Stu’s
name brings this all back; altho I understand your need and desire to
talk about him, I can’t deal with it. I am sorry, so very sorry but I
don’t know what else to do.

I do love you, Peggy, more than you may realize. You’re my special
sister, my family, my friend, my confidant. I hope that you can
forgive me for all this.

Love,
Connie

P.S. Peggy, I know that at times it has looked like I’ve forgotten
the importance of the sig but I am very aware of this and with Rod’s
help, I am working on it. It’s mostly a case of setting my priorities
where Rod and the sig are concerned. And thank goodness, Rod supports
and encourages me to make this sig successful.
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#60 7-OCT-1985 19:39:57 MAIL

From: BOS2A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RODM,CABUYS
Subj: some things to talk about

My dearest darling Rod,

I mentioned to you that there is something I wanted to put into
writing because it would be easier for me that way.

I’m not sure, as I start this, whether I will send it to you dmail or
wait until you are here and give you a printed copy to read then. I
want to be able to be with you but I also want you to have time to
think thru what I’m about to say and the two conflict with each other.

I would like to re-state some things we already know:

1. You’ve mentioned when you come to me, you will have to give up
your present job – but I’m not sure of the exact reasons behind that
statement.

2. You’ve said you are afraid of losing your son. This I can very
well understand because of his age and you want to allow him time to
mature a little more in the hopes he can understand later.

3. You’ve said your marriage would be history, which, of course, is
the only way we could be together. This also means giving up your
home and the things you and Charlet have worked for all the past
years.

4. You’ve said you would be bankrupt and I am assuming you mean the
full legal implications that are involved.

5. You’ve indicated to me over and over again how segmented your life
is.

The full realization of what you would be giving up is what led to my
comment Saturday night about “destroying you”.

I am very concerned, perhaps because I don’t know all the reasons
behind your various comments listed above, that you are making such
statements and decisions in a sincere effort to put that part of your
life “in a box on the shelf” – to keep it entirely segmented from the
life we will have together.

If that is the case, don’t you realize that there *will always be*
ties to the past? There will be alimony. There will be, depending on
Rodney’s age at the time, child support. There will be times when you
will have to deal with Charlet for various reasons, especially when it
comes to the son the two of you have, just as there will also be times
when I will have to deal with Chuck, even after you and I are
together.

As for the bankruptcy, that’s another matter – because it will
seriously affect the starting of your own business! Who’s going to
financially back someone who can’t handle their own finances? And
believe me, they will want to know all about your financial history!

And, sweetheart, don’t think, when it comes to your marriage, that any
attorney is going to let you get away with giving up *everything* just
because you might want to. Believe me! I’ve been there.

Anyway, now I’ve had my say and I think I will send it on to you so
that we can discuss it all in more detail when we are together.
I just want to be sure you don’t start putting certain things into
action based on decisions you might have already made <such as
spending *every* credit card up to its maximum limit like I did just
before filing backruptcy myself!>

I love you so very much!

Love,
Connie
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#61 7-OCT-1985 19:40:05 MAIL

From: BOS2A::MONTE
To: PRINCESS, CABUYS
Subj: A PHILSA SPECIAL

Dearest Peg O’My Heart!

Hey! You really MUST get on CHATTER. My “10/5 MUSINGS” which I posted there
this morning are worth their weight in gold (iron pyrites – false gold to you).

Main reason I wrote tho, is to tell PUGDOG who is making the badges, what
the hell gives on the delay? I told him anymore delay and you are going to
break that date with me under – ‘scuse! – around the mulberry bush.

Rec’d his reply (dated yesterday) this morning: “I have them, meant to mail
them Tuesday. BUT they were so cute, I showed them off. They should be on
there way to you now.”

I did not want to request that he mail them to you direct because:

1) I would have no way of knowing how much delay he was taking.

2) I wanna see ’em myself.

If you can tear yourself away from the Friendship O, PLEASE check that
CHATTER BB.

And speaking of the Friendship O, this: Why would a gymnophobiac feel out
of place in a nudist camp?

ANS: Gymnophobia is a fear of nakedness.

HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR!

I made that up myself – and cripes! No one laughs at my jokes so I gotta
laugh at ’em myself!

CONNIE: Hy’a doin’, “Keed” – don’t tell me. I know – you’re too busy to writ.

Luvya’ both … and one of these days I’ll catch ya’ both around (note now,
I said “around” not “under” – that is just to show my intentions are honorable)
(HEH!HEH!HEH!) (A HEH! HEH! is vastly different from a !HAR! HAR!)

[ Edmund ]

PS: IF THIS IS A DUPE, PL FORGIVE?
Z
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#62 7-OCT-1985 20:20:19 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: CABUYS
Subj: Ron Mazur’s Poem

YEAAA11 !!! I did it. Ron’s poem is moved. Just to let you know so you can

make the announcement.

-Joe
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#63 7-OCT-1985 20:30:02 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
Subj: sorry to have missed answering your page!!!

Ron,

It’s so seldom we are both on line at the same time and I really wanted to
talk to you but had answered BUSSIGMGR’s page just seconds before I got
yours!

One of these days, we really must chat tho!

<hugs>
-Connie

P.S. Just submitted your prose to the SIG and posted an announcement
that it’s there. Thanks a bunch!!

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#64 7-OCT-1985 22:05:52 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
To: CABUYS
Subj: poll

you may want to deltete TURK’s poll.
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#65 7-OCT-1985 23:09:05 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::ELLISCO,CABUYS
Subj: RE: poll

thanks Dick!!! I try to check those every day but
today I was busy typing up some articles for
submission.

Sometimes running a sig is like trying to keep on eye on 50 kids at once!
<grin>

<hugs>
-Connie
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#66 8-OCT-1985 20:05:01 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RONMAZUR
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: sorry to have missed answering your page!!!

always feel good when we connect!!
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#67 8-OCT-1985 21:18:28 MAIL

From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
To: CABUYS
Subj: Playboy

I have that issue, Connie. What do you need? (smile)

-Joe
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#68 8-OCT-1985 21:49:07 MAIL

From: BOS1A::TIGLON
To: @ FRIENDS
Subj: Issue Four of …
===================
<< T I G * L I N E S >>
===================
Tuesday, October 8, 1985
Issue 4 Volume 1
TIGLON Productions 1985
All Rights Reserved

=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

Due to Hurricane Gloria and a few email bugs last week, September 30th’s issue
of TIG*LINES was not delivered. ———–Editor

=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

DEAR MAX
——–

Today’s issue brings with it the premier column for our very own DEARMAX. The
letters flow into his email box, and he is answering each personally and taking
one question to print and answer here each week. Feel free to ask DEARMAX
anything and everything! If you have any answers for the questions submitted,
please send them to DEARMAX and he will forward them to the original party.

——–

Dear Max,

I have a problem that *must* be widespread on Delphi. It’s one I have dared not
to mention to anyone but I feel you might be able to help.

Quite often I am in *private* conferences with computers of the *opposite sex*.
When this happens, I always have my surge protecctor installed and have even
been know to tie a knot in my my modem cord but still I worry.

Is it possible for my computer to get ‘caught’ during one of these private
conversations? Of course if it is, I guess I could become a distributor of the
new computers, but I really need your advice since my desk is crowded already
and I really don’t know what I would do with a new litter of computers!!

Thanks for your advice,
<<ANONYMOUS>>

——————-
Dear <<Anonymous>>,

During these conversations, be sure NOT to acknowledge any of the enquiries that

the remote computer is sending. And also, for safety sake, be sure to do a Cycl

ic Redundancy Check (CRC) of all the data that comes over the bit stream.

Hope this helps, if not….cancel your accounts and pull the plugs!!!
==============================================================================
TIG*LINES //Guest Page//

This week’s Guest Page comes to us from the beautiful land of Argentina. JAV
brings us news of his homeland and of telecomputing.

*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*

DELPHI IN ARGENTINA:
——————–

“The number of Delphi users in Argentina is growing quickly now” says one of the

officers at the local Delphi dealer. Some of the Argentinians are on Delphi dai

ly, so you the possibilities you have to get in touch with a legitimate Argentin

ian are very high!

Delphi, thru its COnference system, constitutes a very good way to be in touch
with people around the world. You can touch topics prohibited by ham radio and y

ou are not affected by propagation conditions (but sometimes by system or networ

k bugs…), and people of all regions can be connected at one time. On a ham rad

io, a Japanese, an American and an Argentinian cannot talk together at the samet

ime, at least not in normal circumstances.

Would you like to CONference with foreign users? Heck! just /page one! Perhaps y

ou may do some work to understand our English, but you’ll enjoy the party!!

:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:
Music City News! Music City News! Music City News! Music City News!
==============================================================================

The MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT SIG here on Delphi is the perfect place to talk and
read about your favorite artist, album, or song! The SIG is lead by the PAN
Network and their director is Perry Leopold. Perry’s wit and *biz* talk keeps
the SIG humming with the lastest news and releases from the Entertainment
industry.

Join now and be a part of TUESDAY night’s COnference on Synth/Midiot. The
COnference starts at MIDNIGHT Eastern Time! Drop in and get in on all the fun!
==============================================================================
TIG’S QUESTION OF THE WEEK
————————–

Has Everyone seen ELLENK in NOTHING but her BUNNY SLIPPERS?

If not, hurry over to the Maniac SIG and download the lastest sex symbol! It’s
worth the 5 minutes!!

==============================================================================

Special thanks for this issue go out to JAV, ELLENK, and of course, DEARMAX
====================================
<< TIGLON >>
<< Publisher Of TIG*LINES >>
<< A TIGLON Production 1985 >>
<< All comments to TIGLON and DEARMAX >>
====================================
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#69 8-OCT-1985 21:57:50 MAIL

From: BOS1A::TIGLON
To: @ FRIENDS
Subj: Issue Four of …
===================
<< T I G * L I N E S >>
===================
Tuesday, October 8, 1985
Issue 4 Volume 1
TIGLON Productions 1985
All Rights Reserved

=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

Due to Hurricane Gloria and a few email bugs last week, September 30th’s issue
of TIG*LINES was not delivered. ———–Editor

=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*

DEAR MAX
——–

Today’s issue brings with it the premier column for our very ow*OUTPUT OFF*

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#70 8-OCT-1985 22:57:33 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
To: @01$ELLIS$MANAGERS.DIS
Subj: CONFERENCE

Conference at Noon 19 October 1985

One of the biggest purposes of this “little” get together is for all
of the “old” hands to meet all of the “new” hands. We are getting to
be a fair sized group now (about 40 in all) and we feel that things
will work better and smoother if we know each other on a friendly
basis. For this reason we would like everybody to use their first
name while in conference. Adding your SIG to it might help some of us
who are a bit slow (for my benefit at least [Dick]).

1. Request you reply indicating if you will attend.

2. Request you be prepared to discuss the following:

a. Automatic archiving of Forum threads – how, when, etc.

b. A shorthand method of replying to “send” messages – where,
how, when, etc.

c. The FORMS feature – uses, changes, etc.

d. How Inside can help you/your SIG.

e. How Peter & Dick can help you/your SIG.

3. Please forward your discussion topics to one of us for inclusion
or scheduling at the next conference.

4. If you have any ideas on how we can hold timely discussions without
scheduling a conference, PLEASE offer them.

5. Topics 2a nad 2b are features that could be implemented early in
1986, if we can present a concensus plan. They can also be killed
by a concensus.

The idea is to get about getting it done, no fuss, no muss and no internal
problems (the boy still dreams [Dick]).

Peter & Dick

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#71 9-OCT-1985 00:31:30 MAIL

From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
To: CABUYS
Subj: misc

Connie, I think keeping 50 kids is easier than running a SIG.

P.S. Want to trade? I get the dirty old men and you get the managers.

FORGET THAT! I wouldn’t even wish that on an enemy <grin>

Agape.

Dick
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#72 9-OCT-1985 22:09:20 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::JOEY,CABUYS
Subj: RE: Playboy

Joey!

You’re fantastic!

I need a copy of the article by Robert E. Carr, titled “Type Dirty To Me”
as well as the address of where to write for reprint permission.

The address should be located somewhere in or near the copyright notice
in the beginning pages of the magazine.

Can you copy it for me?

If so, let me know and send copy via U.S. Mail to me at 2947 W. 3rd Street,
Jacksonville, Fl. 32205.

If you can’t do it, just say so, ok?

<hugs>

-Connie
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#73 9-OCT-1985 22:12:19 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::TIGLON,CABUYS
Subj: RE: Issue Four of …

Dear Tiggy,

Why did you dmail *two* copies of your latest Tig*Lines?

<just curious>

-Connie

By the way keep up the good work!
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#74 10-OCT-1985 01:22:47 MAIL

From: BOS1A::RODM
To: CABUYS,RODM
Subj: Quick!

My Beautiful, Delicous, Beloved Darling Connie,

I finished my work and just HAD TO tell you again that I LOVE YOU !!!!!

Love,

Rod
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#75 10-OCT-1985 02:09:32 MAIL

From: BOS1A::TIGLON
To: BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj: RE: Issue Four of …

connie,

email crashed midstream..

thanks for the reply!

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#76 10-OCT-1985 02:13:40 MAIL

From: BOS1A::SHARC
To: CABUYS
Subj: PLAYBOY

Connie,
I have it. Leave me a msg, . Where do you
live]? I ff you want call my BBS at
717-347-0962 7:30 pm to 7:30 am edt.
I shouo;ld be around for a chat.
Hope to hear from you…
Shawn Tigrett
p.s. If you can’t call leave me mail
here but I dont log-on too often.
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#77 10-OCT-1985 17:12:45 MAIL

From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
To: BOS1A::SHARC,CABUYS
Subj: RE: PLAYBOY

Thanks, Shawn, but I’ve had several others reply to my request and I’ve
gotten a copy of the magazine.

I do appreciate it. I will try to check our your bbs soon.

<hugs>
-Connie
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