List of bulletin board systems

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This is an incomplete list of notable bulletin board systems:

  • CBBS – the first BBS on record, established 1978
  • 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.[2][3][4]
  • NTC BBS – BBS used to discuss the use of CHIP, the world's first $9 computer.
  • OSUNY – legendary old-school hack/phreak BBS from the 1980s
  • Purple Ocean – one of the largest North American Gaming BBS's of in the mid-1980s
  • SDF Public Access Unix System - Started in 1987 as an ANIME SIG and continues to run as "In Noisy Digital Era, Elegant Internet Still Thrives".
  • SMTH BBS – The largest BBS in China, hosted by Tsinghua University
  • StarDoc 134 – DOS/Linux hybrid test BBS. Running modified ELEBBS software
  • TOTSEBay Area BBS known for large and often controversial selection of text files and internet discussion forum
  • KK4QBN BBS Chatsworth, Ga BBS Caterting to the need of Amateur Radio Operators

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "EFF "Legal Cases - US v. Thomases - Amateur Action (AABBS), Memphis" Archive". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Gay Organizations Displaying a Growing Influence In Suburbs".
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Big Changes Coming To The Internet When NSF Pulls Plug". Reno Gazette-Journal. September 19, 1994. p. 42. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

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