1. LarryC1153's Avatar
    Hey to all,
    I am just curious as to how many users can remember a bulletin board. I am from the Houston(TX) area. We had plenty locally and a bundle all around. There was some cool days. Ran mine from a Commodore 64 w/40 gigs of storage. Had users from Europe, the states and Mexico! Made it useable for younger ones as to keep their interests on gaming and, yes, constantly asked and adviced them to stay in school for higher standards. Proud to say that a few went on to be very active with Nasa in the space fields. Any other stories to hear about? Listening!!!
    06-15-19 12:26 AM
  2. werdna77's Avatar
    That’s great. Many of my friends and I in the NYC/NJ area had our own BBSes during high school and would have friendly competition on who we could get to call in and what types of services we offered. Mostly run in MS-DOS in the early to mid 1990s.
    06-15-19 07:45 AM
  3. Shuswap's Avatar
    There were a lot of BBSes in Victoria, BC, Canada back in the 90s. Some were even multi-line and offered some kind of chat.

    There was also a service called Victoria Free-Net. It was really a public-access BBS, but it offered internet as well. There was a lot of great local content -- people, not businesses, dominated back then.

    The only thing that compares today in terms of independent content creation and decentralization is gopher.
    06-15-19 11:21 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    I remember my first 110 baud modem.
    06-16-19 07:44 AM
  5. werdna77's Avatar
    I didn’t join in until 2400 baud. And that was slow!
    06-16-19 11:30 AM
  6. bakron1's Avatar
    I remember the BBS sites in our area which where pretty active back in the early days. I started with a 300 baud modem and would upgrade the minute a faster one came out.

    Even my company laptop had a build in modem and I would carry a portable phone connection cable to use in the hotel room when I was on the road as a field service tech back then.
    06-17-19 05:31 AM
  7. bobaloo's Avatar
    Commodore 64 then later a 64c. Had a 300 baud modem with pulse dialing. Much later got into the IBM/PC world and much later got a 14.4k momem with a firmware update to get a blazing 19.2k. That began my BBS heyday.

    There's a BBS that is still running now that I frequent daily to play some LoRD. Anyone remember that? Anyone interested in playing that again?

    06-17-19 09:53 AM
  8. Shuswap's Avatar
    You can still visit a lot of BBSes by Telnet: https://www.telnetbbsguide.com/
    06-17-19 11:14 AM

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