List of bulletin board systems
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This is an incomplete list of notable bulletin board systems:
- Amateur Action BBS
- French Connection BBS - famous California dating BBS written by Hal Finney and Stephen Cohen started in 1979
- CBBS – the first BBS on record, established 1978
- Celco 51 Operation Cybersnare – United States Secret Service Cellular Fraud sting BBS
- Demon Roach Underground – popular hacker BBS and former home of the CULT OF THE DEAD COW
- ExecPC BBS – America's largest dial-up BBS through the late 1980s
- Forum 80 – based in Kingston upon Hull, the UK's first BBS, started in 1980
- GLIB Gay and Lesbian Information Bureau – BBS based in the D.C. Metro-area offering information and support services to the gay and lesbian community in the 1980s and 90s. Also operated "GayComm Talk About Aids" FidoNet echo.
- ISCABBS – largest worldwide BBS, formerly located at the University of Iowa, and still running as of 2019.
- MindVox – famous New York based BBS and internet service provider founded by members of Legion of Doom
- Monochrome BBS – BBS based in the UK, founded in 1990 and still running 2018
- OSUNY – legendary old-school hack/phreak BBS from the 1980s
- Plover-NET – early hacker BBS, origins of hacker group Legion of Doom
- PTT Bulletin Board System – largest BBS in Taiwan, still the most popular online forum in 2018
- Purple Ocean – one of the largest North American Gaming BBS's of in the mid-1980s
- Rusty n Edie's BBS – raided by the FBI in 1993 and sued by Playboy in 1997
- SDF Public Access Unix System - Started in 1987 as an ANIME SIG and continues to run as sdf.org "In Noisy Digital Era, Elegant Internet Still Thrives".
- SF Net – was a coin-operated BBS accessible from select coffee shops located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
- SMTH BBS – The largest BBS in China, hosted by Tsinghua University
- StarDoc 134 – DOS/Linux hybrid test BBS. Running modified ELEBBS software
- The Brewers' Witch BBS – Texas-based BBS catering to Pagan and Neopagan discussion and community
- TOTSE – Bay Area BBS known for large and often controversial selection of text files and internet discussion forum
- Mark, Richard Scott (1996). Internet BBSs: a guided tour. ISBN 1-884777-30-9. via the Internet Archive.
"EFF "Legal Cases - US v. Thomases - Amateur Action (AABBS), Memphis" Archive". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- Rosenoer, Jonathan (2012). CyberLaw: The Law of the Internet. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 182–189. ISBN 978-0-387-94832-4.
- Corley, Eric; Thomas, Robert (12 February 1992). "Off The Hook February 1992" (MP3). 2600: The Hacker Quarterly; WBAI (New York). Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Corley, Eric; Thomas, Robert (19 May 1993). "Off The Hook May 1993" (MP3). 2600: The Hacker Quarterly; WBAI (New York). Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Corley, Eric; Thomas, Robert (3 August 1994). "Off The Hook August 1994" (MP3). 2600: The Hacker Quarterly; WBAI (New York). Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Conley, Chris; Johnson, Rob (24 July 1994). "The battle of digital pornography". The Telegraph; Scripps Howard News Service. p. G-4.
Memphis case may have effect on all online services
- "High-tech case tests U.S. obscenity laws". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. 21 July 1994. p. 3. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- "The Sex.com Chronicles". Prime Publishing;. 14 March 2008. ISBN 1-4392-0101-3.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Gay Organizations Displaying a Growing Influence In Suburbs".
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse) (1 November 1994). A Guide to Selected HIV- and AIDS-Related Information Services in the U. S. DIANE Publishing Company. p. 40. ISBN 9780788114687.
- "Big Changes Coming To The Internet When NSF Pulls Plug". Reno Gazette-Journal. September 19, 1994. p. 42. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- BBS: The Documentary
- List of bulletin board systems at Curlie
- TEXTFILES.COM Historical BBS List - A collection of BBS numbers from the past 20 Years
- Telnet BBS Guide - The largest active listing of Telnet accessible Bulletin Board Systems on the Internet (since 1997)
- bbs-scene.org bbs list active boards circa 2013 (via Wayback Machine)