FidoNet [was: History [was Re: strangest systems I've sent email from]]

geneb geneb at
Sat Apr 30 21:43:51 CDT 2016

On Sun, 1 May 2016, Tomasz Rola wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:07:34AM -0700, geneb wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Apr 2016, Sean Conner wrote:
> [...]
>>> Just look into the political machinations of what was known as FidoNet to
>>> see how this could end up.
>> What IS known as FidoNet (1:138/142 here. :) ) and it's still a
>> political shit-show, mostly due to people from Zone 2. *sigh*
> Pardon my ignorant question but is there a place on the net where I
> could read some more about it? Or maybe it is short enough to explain
> here?
Books could be written about it unfortunately,  One of the more annoying 
aspects is Bjorn Felten, the current editor of FidoNews - he's refused 
repeated requests to pass on his editor duties for various reasons and 
he's refused - for at least the last 10 years.  Find a telnetable BBS 
that's a member of FidoNet and start reading the FidoNews echo for a taste 
of the insanity.  The Fido Sysop (FNSYSOP) is also a pretty deranged 


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