Here are our ideas on how to make NPSTN even better!
- 950-xxxx numbers → Feature Group B dial-around #s (similar to Feature Group B 101-xxxx dial-around numbers)
- Loop arounds
- New User Registration: Inform sign-uper that telephone number must consist of numerals only
- If an invalid character selection is made, don't simply disconnect; simply do nothing or say invalid selection
- Menu option to see all currently registered users (username, full name, location, last login datetime, user ID#)
- An information menu to view info about the SysOp, dial-in and telnet access info, forum rules, etc.
- Menu option to contact SysOp
- An account page to change password, change telephone number, change location, etc.
- Option to play the Star Wars movie animation! (will immediately enter the telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl)
- Access to NPSTN forums or a separate BBS forums
- A way for users to view what messages they have sent to other users (~Sent Messages view)
- A way for users to differentiate between new messages and old messages when checking them; perhaps two separate views (Check New Messages and Check Archived Messages) so that viewed messages would automatically appear in the archived view from there on
- Instant Message (IM) - entering another person's name and him or her entering your name in the menu would automatically result in a TTY-like IM experience
- Email on the BBS, in the social menu! Sort of like this, with [email protected]
- A subforum area in the BBS for feature requests/bug submissions so people can submit feedback and ideas for improving the BBS
- Also a similar subforum area for NPSTN feature suggestions/bug submissions/etc.
- Dial-in access only (verify by IP address)
- PSTN BBS listing in textual format
- Connectivity (i.e. doors) to other telnet BBSs — a listing of all the telnet BBSs (i.e. at Telnet BBS Guide), simply enter a number and be connected with that BBS!
- A whole phreaking section of the BBS + access to the databases at phreak.ml
- Sections of BBS for NPSTN, C*NET, BBSing
- A file option like BBSs used to have so users can upload and download files to/from the BBS (perhaps submitted files need to be vetted first before being approved and available on the BBS)
- Make npstn.us available as a menu in the BBS (i.e. NPSTN → Member Directory, Information, etc.)
- Integration with FidoNet for sending files back/forth between other BBSs/long-distance
- Support for 300 baud connections, perhaps emulated if need be
- Dial-up Windows Remote Access Service support so people can basically dial-in and browse files on the network or get Internet access through the BBS. This could, and should, require a username and password beyond the BBS credentials.