New is the hypertext element. Rather than quoting or describing things extensively you can add pointers, hypertext links, to other articles, files, images along with your thougds.
Along with each entry you will find a high-lighted 'But...' buttons. Clicking on any of these will bring you to a fill out form. Therefore you will need NCSA Mosaic version 2.00 to make any active use of this BBS. Passive use, i.e. reading, is always possible.
There are three types of entries. Links, Comments and Diversions.
These are URL links to other documents of your choice. Adding one will leave a label, which is the hyper-link, your name, email address and the date within this document. If people click on this label -which is just a wee bit of text you specify- then they will get the URL you specified.
A comment is a bit of text. It is inserted after the the but button, along with your name, email address and the date. You can use full HTML describtions to achive a nice format. You can also add pointers and references in your text, again in HTML format.
A diversion will leave a link in this document which points to a new one. The comment you entered along will go to this new page. This document will have the nessecarry buttons to allow further webbing. The idea is that you use this to divert discussions on more specific topics from the main page.
To help commenting on other articles, each contribution has an unique number, which is also incorparated as a label. This allows you to add pointers straight to that part of the document. The file numbers and comment numbers, in the format as they appear to you in the documents, will not change during the lifetime of a particular document. Have a look at the source text (menu option File->View Source in NCSA Mosaic) to see the actual structure of the labels if neccesarry.
BACKbutton of your Mosaic Client to get back to the last page.