addconf - Add a conference




Addconf allows the Super User to add a conference (with topics) to the conference system. The program walks you through the creation of the conference, from choosing its name and a one-line description, and specifying each topic.

Adding a conference involves these steps:

1. Choose a name. Conference names must be legal ProDOS file names, therefore must begin with a letter, contain letters, digits, or periods, and be 15 characters or less in length. Use periods for spacing.

2. Set access. Conferences can be open or closed. An open conference can be joined by anyone. If you create a closed conference, members can only be joined by a Super User or the moderator of the conference.

3. You must select a moderator for the conference. The moderator has the ability to assume temporary Super User access while joined to the conference. This allows them to remove messages and post in READ-ONLY topics. Enter the moderator’s login name.

4. Enter a description of the conference. Each conference includes a one-line description for display in the conference listing file. If you enter nothing, the conference will not be shown in the listing.

5. Addconf asks you to enter the name of each topic, up to six topics total. When done entering topic names, press RETURN. Like conference names, topics must also be legal ProDOS file names.

6. For each topic you create, you’re asked if the topic is Read-Only. Read-only means that members cannot add new messages. You’re also asked if the topic is networked. A networked topic is one in which local postings are sent to an e-mail address. If the topic is networked, you’ll be asked for the e-mail address, the corresponding newsgroup name (if applicable), and whether or not signature files should be attached to postings.

Note: Postings to Usenet groups should be sent to the rnews mailbox at the local participating Unix site (e.g.,


description file of conferences,
contains the path to the cs area.

See Also

addtopic(ADM), cs(C), cs.maint(ADM), csmod(C), rmconf(ADM), rmtopic(ADM)