Talk:BITNET Relay

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Predecessor to Relay?[edit]

There was a program that (I believe) started with "B" that was a direct predecessor to the RELAY system: does anyone else remember using it? I created my "SAREK" nick on that system in 1986, and carried it over to RELAY and other systems as time went on. --SarekOfVulcan 01:27, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I think it was the "Billy" mentioned here.--SarekOfVulcan 01:07, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Rename to Bitnet Relay[edit]

I never heard it called "Bitnet Relay Chat", when I joined it it was the "Interchat Relay Network", all Relay nodes introduced themselves as such. We in Nijmegen mostly used the "say" message processor, written by SuperTed/Okkie, which took the horrible header off the messages from RSCS and made it easier to send such messages with very short commands. -Rhialto.


I removed this passage as it applies to any chat system. When the counterpart is busy you multiplex:

As a strategy to deal with long lag times, users would talk to many people at once in a round-robin fashion as replies were returned.

Also, Rhialto, you are right - nobody ever called it "Bitnet Relay Chat," it was simply referred to as Relay as in "Meet you on relay after class". I think it would be more appropriate to rename the article into Bitnet Relay. Maybe the word chat actually came in because of the CHAT MODULE that most IBM/VM users had to have more comfortable user interface. Or maybe because of the word Interchat. Interchat Relay Network was how the system announced itself after /SIGNON. Nobody used that either. We could rename this article as such, but by trying out both names on google it seems that Bitnet Relay is by far a more popular way to reference this system. --lynX 12:05, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

... putting name change into action --lynX 08:04, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Why this topic has no inline source ?[edit]

I feel this topic is needing inline sources or else it must be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Notabede (talkcontribs) 05:52, 23 September 2013 (UTC)