Anonymous post An anonymous post is an entry on a bulletin board system, Internet forum or message board, blog, or other discussion forum without a screen name or more commonly by using a non-identifiable pseu...
ANSI art ANSI art is a computer art form that was widely used at one time on BBSes.
Austin Arts BBS The Austin Arts BBS was developed by Bill Hood of the School of Screenprinting in 1983.
BBS door A door in a bulletin board system is an interface between the BBS software and an external application.
BBS: The Documentary BBS: The Documentary (commonly referred to as BBS Documentary) is a 3-disc, 8-episode documentary about the subculture born from the creation of the bulletin board system (BBS) fil...
Blue Wave Blue Wave is a file-based offline mail reader that was popular among bulletin board system users, especially users of FidoNet and other networks that generated large volumes of mail.
Boardwatch Boardwatch Magazine, initially published and edited by Jack Rickard, began as an important publication for the online Bulletin Board Systems of the 1980s and 1990s and ultimately evolved int...
Bulletin board system A bulletin board system, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log into the system using a terminal program.
Canada Remote Systems Canada Remote Systems, or simply CRS, was a major commercial bulletin board system located in the Toronto area.
Chebucto Community Net The Chebucto Community Net (CCN) is a Canadian FreeNet operating in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
CIX CIX (originally Compulink Information eXchange) is an online based conferencing discussion system and was one of the earliest British Internet service providers.
Community Memory Community Memory was the first public computerized bulletin board system.
CONFER (software) CONFER is one of the first and one of the most sophisticated computer conferencing systems.
Demon Roach Underground Demon Roach Underground (DRU) was a Lubbock, Texas based BBS that was popular in the "hacker" scene.
Event Horizons BBS Event Horizons BBS was a popular and perhaps the most financially successful Bulletin Board System (BBS).
ExecPC BBS ExecPC is an online service provider started in 1983 by owner Bob Mahoney as the Exec-PC BBS.
Fairfield Community Connection The Fairfield Community Connection (FCC) was a bulletin board system (BBS) located in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. It was created in 1994 by SysOp R. Scott Perry.
Falken Originally created by Herb Rose, Falken BBS was one of the few BBS products which allowed up to 128 users to dial in to a single system (running DOS) using multiport hardware, requiring no exter...
Fred the Computer Fred the Computer was launched in 1987 by the Middlesex News in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Free-net The term free-net was originally intended to refer to a computer system which provided public access to a large number of resources including community information through text-based dialup.
GBBS (DOS) GBBS, or Graphics BBS, was BBS software developed from 1989-1992 by Eric Anderson as part of his thesis at Chisholm Institute of Technology.
Hong Kong Internet BBS Hong Kong Internet BBS (香港網站), usually known as HKiBBS, is one of a few of telnet-based BBS in Hong Kong.
iCE Advertisements iCE Advertisements (or more commonly and accurately simply "iCE") is a digital art group founded in Canada by Many Axe (later Frozen Tormenter) in 1991.
Ideal Bulletin Board Ideal Bulletin Board is one of the early Microsoft Windows based bulletin board programs.
ISCABBS ISCABBS, also known as ISCA, is a bulletin board system, formerly (BBS) based at the University of Iowa.
KOM (BBS) KOM is a type of BBS, with a text-based (as opposed to a menu based) input system.
Lunatic labs Lunatic Labs was a BBS (Bulletin Board System) that operated in Hayward, CA and later Los Angeles, CA from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s.
Mike Robertson (programmer) Mike Robertson (born 19 August 1950 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a Norwegian programmer known for his bulletin board system (BBS) software MBBS. He moved to Norway in 1971, and started his own...
Modem A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information and demodulates the signal to decode the transmitted information.
Monochrome BBS Monochrome BBS, known to users as "Mono," is a text-based multi-user bulletin board system featuring thousands of discussion files, along with games, instant and deferred user messaging, and a t...
Mop.com mop.com is the name of a Chinese bulletin board system (BBS).
National Capital Freenet National Capital Freenet (NCF) (French: Libertel de la Capitale Nationale), is a non-profit community organization internet service provider, with the goal of linking people in Canada's capi...
NIRVANAnet NirvanaNET was a dial-up BBS network, started in 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area, by Joe Russack, aka Dr. Strangelove (Sysop of Just Say Yes), Jeff Hunter, aka Taipan Enigma (...
OSUNY OSUNY (Ohio Scientific Users of New York) was a dial-up bulletin board that was run by two different sysops, "SYSOP" while in Scarsdale, NY and Frank Roberts in White Plains, NY (914) throughout...
Pablo Kleinman Pablo Kleinman is an Argentine-born American entrepreneur and journalist, pioneer of the development of online services in Latin America.
Pagan's Night Out Pagan's Night Out, or PNO, is a regularly scheduled social get-together, usually monthly, held in hundreds of Pagan and Neopagan communities around the world.
Phile Philes commonly refer to files about hacking in the days of BBSs. The use of ph in lieu of f is an homage to the word phone.
PicoSpan Picospan was a popular computer conferencing tool written by Marcus D. Watts for the Altos 68000.
PODSnet Pagan Occult Distribution System Network (PODSnet) was a neopagan/occult computer network of Pagan Sysops and Sysops carrying Pagan/Magickal/Occult oriented echoes operating on an internat...
Purple Ocean "Purple Ocean" means business strategy of a new trend between "Red Ocean" and "Blue Ocean" also known as "Purple Ocean Strategy".
QWK (file format) QWK is file-based offline mail reader format that was popular among bulletin board system (BBS) users, especially users of FidoNet and other networks that generated large volumes of mail.
Remote imaging protocol The Remote Imaging Protocol Scripting Language, more commonly known as the Remote Imaging Protocol or RIPscrip, is a scripting language created by Jeff Reeder, Jim Bergman, and M...
Rose Media Rose Media, also known as Rose Internet, was a Canadian dial-up Internet access provider in Toronto during the 1990s, and was a competitor of Canada Remote Systems (CRS).
Rusty n Edie's BBS Rusty n Edie's BBS was a bulletin board system founded on May 11, 1987 by the two SysOps, Russell & Edwina Hardenburgh, of Boardman, Ohio.
Sezam Sezam, the cult Bulletin Board System in former Yugoslavia.
SMTH BBS Shuimu Tsinghua BBS is the first and one of the most popular bulletin board system sites among the universities in China.
Software Creations (US) Software Creations was a division of Linton Enterprises located in Clinton, Massachusetts, and run by Dan Linton.
Soulz at Zero Soulz at Zero was a lit group formed in 1994 by Jack Flack and The Stranger.
Strengthening Nation Forum The Strengthening Nation Forum is a Chinese bulletin board on the website of the People's Daily, an official newspaper of the Communist Party of China.
Sysop A sysop (an abbreviation of system operator) is an administrator of a multi-user computer system, such as a bulletin board system (BBS) or an online service virtual community.
System Operators A sysop is an administrator of a multi-user computer system, such as a bulletin board system or an online service virtual community.
TBBS TBBS was a multiline DOS based commercial bulletin board system software package written in 1983 by Philip L. Becker.
Terminal emulator A terminal emulator, terminal application, term, or tty for short, is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture.
The Bread Board System The Bread Board System (TBBS) is a multiline DOS based commercial bulletin board system software package written in 1983 by Philip L. Becker.
The Common Link TCL, The Common Link, was a Swedish BBS system developed by Ulf Hedlund in the late 1980's.
The Gaming Center The Gaming Center (TGC) was a Southeast Florida BBS that was popular in the "gamer" scene.
The Meta Network The Meta Network is a free online community that describes itself as being "dedicated to learning and creative freedom".
The WELL The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, normally shortened to The WELL, is one of the oldest virtual communities in continuous operation.
TheDraw TheDraw is a text editor for DOS to create ANSI and animations as well as ASCII art.
UNaXcess UnaXcess is a bulletin board system originally started by Brandon S. Allbery in 1984.
Vancouver Community Network Vancouver Community Network (or VCN) is a community-owned provider of internet tools and services in Vancouver, British Columbia for sharing the broadest range of information, experience, ...
YTHT Yi Ta Hu Tu is a bulletin board system which was created on September 17, 1999 by students in Peking University, Beijing, China.
Z-Netz The Z-Netz was a German BBS network applying store and forward mechanisms to provide their users with e-mail and discussion groups.
Zooid BBS ZOOiD BBS ("the zoo of ids," or alternatively referencing zooid) was a Toronto area Bulletin board system in 1986 - 1993 that served a creative community.