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Diamond Mine Online - How To Use the Diamond Mine
The Diamond Mine Online System is an Online Community developed with YOU in mind.
This is an interactive community with online message forums, games, and file downloads.
For a first time user, it may be a little difficult to get around. Here are some useful tips if you have never used a Telnet interface to navigate menus WITHOUT A MOUSE!
SIGN UP AS A NEW USER
You must sign up as a new user. Please fill out ALL the information as requested, such as your desired handle or alias, your REAL NAME when prompted (I promise not to use it ANYWHERE!) and the city, state/province (US/Canada) and country where you live. Also please provide a VALID E-MAIL address (again, I won't use it unless I have to - and I will NOT spam you!)
Here is a screen shot of what the sign on prompt looks like.
At this menu, type in the word NEW and hit enter.
Follow the prompts and fill out the information as requested. Once you are done, you will be directed to the main logon script which will lead you to the Main Menu.
Here is the main menu. Again, do NOT use your mouse here - it won't work. This is all keyboard driven.
Press a key to access the place you want to go. For example, press M to access the Message Forums. Or press F for the File Transfer Menu. Or press O for the Online Programs (Door Games & other stuff) menu.
To log off just press G (goodbye) or /G (goodbye fast)
Here is what the Message Menu looks like.
To change the forum WITHIN a particular group (message network), press either the > (forwards) or < (backwards) keys.
To change GROUPS (networks), press either the ] (forwards) or the [ (backwards) keys.
To read messges, just press R. It will display the messages in the forum.
To read all NEW messages, just press N. It will start at the first forum.
FILE TRANSFER MENU
Here is what the File Transfer Menu looks like.
You can ONLY download (or upload) shareware files via Telnet Access *IF* you use a ZMODEM enabled Telnet client such as mTelnet or SyncTerm). Otherwise we recommend using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please also visit the How To Access The Diamond Mine page to learn how to access the Diamond Mine Online via Telnet, Web access, SSH or FTP.