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date 1988
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handle Kiddo
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/I1 Bee Line System Info
/I2 Subscription Info
/I3 New User Info


  The Bee Line is a multi-user system that allows up to 8 people to chat in
 public or private discussions. It is run on an Apple II+ with 7 Cermetek
 300/1200 modems, with an external clock built by Vector Space. The software,
 Honeycomb, was written by the sysop and is available for sale.

  Each user is given a certain amount of time per day, and time is used up only
 when all lines are full. No time is used from 2-9am. New users are given 5
 minutes of time to look around.

  To become a regular user of the Bee Line, you need to get a subscription at
 one of the low semi-annual rates. For more information, type /I2.

  If you are not a subscriber, do not plan on calling often.


  There are four access levels, each with semi-annual payments (every 6 months).

$10 - 30 min/day
$20 - 60 min/day with /N
$25 - 60 min/day with /N, /K, and /X
$50 - Subop access (90 min/day, /N, /K, /X, and /V)

  That's under $1.75/month for the lowest rate! Sorry, no refunds can be made.

  To become a subscriber, send your subcription fees to:

   P.O. Box 56012
   Madison, Wi 53705

  Enclose your board name, password, and a way to contact you. Your real name,
 address, and phone number are nice, but optional. When your account is
 created, the Sysop will tell you your account number.


  New users are welcome on the Bee Line and given time to look around. Due to
 the high expense in running this system, you will need a subscription to call
 often. A subscription will last for 6 months and is as low as $10. Check /I2
 for more information.

  The Bee Line was started in September, 1986 and is run in conjunction with
 its sister-board, the Bee Hive (608/BEE-HIVE). It operates at 300/1200 baud
 with 7 modem ports and one local port.

  The Sysop is The Bumblebee (Bee for short) and usually is on port 0. He'll be
 happy to help you out with any questions you have and is always looking for


Command Help

  /A# will send 3 beeps to port # if it has been inactive more than 3 min.
  /C opens a fortune cookie.
  /D# will set a self-destruct timer going that will log you off in # minutes.
  /E checks for E-mail to you. To send E-mail, type /E# where # is a user
 number (see /U) followed by a message. To erase mail from you, type /E# again.
 You can only send one piece of mail to a person.
  /F# will 'turn off' a port so you can ignore it. 1-7 are individual ports,
 while 8-10 will filter anons, logon/logoff messages, or everything.
  /G logs you off.
  /I prints a menu of info files.
  /K# is an extended command that hangs up on port #. You can only hang up a
 port if it's occupied by an anon.
  /L lists recent callers.
  /M followed by a number (8-9) and a message defines that macro #. Macros 0-7
 contain the user names on ports 0-7. To display a macro, type  then
  /N is an extended command to change your name.
  /P  will change your password. Change it regularly and give it to
 no one.
  /R# will roll a dice if you are in the game room (/T11).
  /S displays the status of your port, or if you include a number 0-7, of that
  /T directs where your messages go and is followed by a number from 0 to 10.
 If you do a /T0 to /T7, your messages will go to port #0 through #7. If the
 owner of that port does a /T#, where # is your port number, then you will both
 be put into true-chat mode, which is similar to a BBS chat.
  If you use 8-11, you will be put into a conference. /T8 allows 3 people, /T9
 allows 4. /T10 is open discussion, and /T11 is the game room.
  Another use of /T is to send private messages, without leaving your current
 /T setting. By typing /T#,, where # is the port to direct it at (0-7
 only), followed by a message, the recipient will see the message along with a
 notice that it was private.
  /U# will display 10 user names and numbers starting with user #
  /V# is an extended command that gives options and time to an anonymous user.
  /W shows who is on the system.
  /X# is an extended command that gives an un-verified anon 5 more minutes of
  /Y shows a menu of user settings, including linefeeds, nulls, video width,
 message echo, and windows mode.


List of Commands

/A 0-7        Alert port #
/C            Open a fortune cookie
/D 1-60       Set destruct timer
/E            Read your E-mail
/E 0-#,  Send E-mail to user #
/F 1-7, 8-10  Filter port(s)
/G            Goodbye (logoff)
/H            Help w/ functions
/I            Information
/K 1-7       *Kill port #
/L            List of recent callers
/M 8-9,  Define macro 8 or 9
/N     *Change name
/P  Change password
/R 1-100      Roll die from 1 to #
/S 0-7        Port status
/T 0-7, 8-11  Private chat with #
/T 0-7,  Send a priv msg to port #
/U 0-253      Userlog from #
/V 0-7       *Verify anon
/W            Who else is on?
/X 1-7       *Extend anon's time
/Y            Your settings

  * Extended command
Type /H for more info.

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