Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody. I definitely plan to stick around.
So I have looked up certain sites describing what BBS is and they weren't very clear, though they were very nostalgic. They mentioned that there were shareware, articles etc. shared on the BBS which they said was like an actual bulletin board, only digital.
But this kind of left the whole issue vague, so I was hoping you guys could tell me what BBS is from a more personal point of view.
The sysops (people who run the bbs) were likely to thank you personally for
frequenting their bbs and people respected each other a tad more on the message
boards since we appreciated having someone to talk to online. Keep in mind that
the year was around 1994, which is not the "golden age" of the bbs. It was starting to wane around the time I got into it. Because of that and the fact I loved it so much it was a poignant thing, discovering and using a bbs.
I got online around '92 or '93 and BBSes were secondary for me. My primary connection was to the Prodigy service. I worked a second shift job at the time, so many nights I didn't get online until 1 or 2 AM. The Prodigy service would shutdown nightly between 3 and 4 AM. After I got disconencted from Prodigy is when I would dial-up to local BBSes.
Also remember when Win 95 came out it was bundled with the Microsoft Network. If memory serves they had a one month free trial. I do remember
not liking it.
Anyways, when Prodigy started creating web sites for all their content is when I left that service for AOL. A lot of people were leaving Prodigy at that time anyway and their message boards and chat rooms turned into ghost towns.
I couldn't even tell you the BBSes I dialed in to 20 years ago. I doubt any of them are still around.
Re: Re: Tell me about BBS
By: Greywolf to Vistascan on Tue Jul 15 2014 04:18 am
BBSes are a niche hobby among most of us now. I run mine on an old desktop sitting on my desk. And that's how most of our systems are. And while it
And while it
may not have pictures and fancy graphic web-pages (like my generation does, being 16) we still have fun. So with that, I'd like to welcome you to
The BBS that can be explained is not the true BBS. You must experience it to understand it. Nah, I'm just being pretentious and paraphrasing the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
For some reason the editor isn't quoted text in replies, so "no" I did
not have a question about BBS.
Whenever I use this particular BBS it never quotes messages I reply to. Don't know what the dealio is.
Whatever Capitol Shrill BBS uses - says "SlyEdit v1.39"
You can quote messages in SlyEdit by pressing Ctrl-Q, or by typing /q on a line by itself and pressing enter.
or by typing /q on a
line by itself and pressing enter.
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