New vBulletin interface for BBS You now have three ways to access the BBS system: a.. Using the new interface http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin b.. Using the old interface http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/dnewsweb c.. The DNEWS/NNTP news clients news://bbsnotes.ugs.com/misc.news vBulletin Siemens PLM Software is pleased to announce a new interface to the BBS! For many of you that have used a vBulletin interface, the look and feel with be familiar. For those that have not, there is plenty of help available to you on the system. When you login to the vBulletin interface, you will see a top menu bar that should contain a link for the "FAQ".
Click on the FAQ link and make sure you are familiar with the "Canons of Conduct". These canons regulate the behavior expected on the BBS. The other links describe how the board works, and should help if you get stuck. Questions are encouraged (there is a thread in the "Misc Notes on Notes" forum), and you can always send a private message to the board moderator "spain". To access the vBulletin system directly, bypassing this web page, bookmark and use the URL http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin. NOTES: Accessing the vBulletin system is via your Webkey (or your Solid Edge Free2D username/password for those enrolled in that program). Notes posted in vBulletin are automatically reflected in the DNEWS/NNTP system. Newsitems posted in the DNEWS/NNTP system are automatically. Reflected in the vBulletin system. DNEWSWEB The original web based interface to the BBS will remain. To access the old DNEWSWEB interface, bypassing this web page, bookmark and use the URL http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/dnewsweb. You original DNEWSWEB profile and subscriptions will continue. If you would prefer to use vBulletin, and would like us to remove any E-Mail subscriptions from the dnewsweb interface, just send a private message to firstname.lastname@example.org. DNEWS/NTTP News The original DNEWS/NNTP News system is still fully supported. You can access the BBS using the URL news://bbsnotes.ugs.com/misc.news which will invoke Outlook Express (on Windows systems), enter the bbsnotes.ugs.com as your news server (you will still need to add your Webkey username and password into the properties), and subscribe you to the misc.news newsgroup (where announcements are generally made). Certain features will be available in the vBulletin interface that will not be reflected in the DNEWS interface such as blogging, social groups, the calendar, etc.