Talk:List of bulletin board systems

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Te amo.


I do not see a contradiction. Recommend this page be taken off of the Self-contradictory list. --Technotaoist (talk) 04:28, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

    • Seconded This page has no contraidation at all, it's only a list. I'll remove the tag, if there's any (real) reason to keep it up, then I appologise, and I will put it back up. Walksonwalls (talk) 15:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)



Hola ya estoy de regreso

Pues me la pase bastante bien pero ahora empieza otra vez la busqueda de trabajo que no es nada sencilla para ella

Me alegro de ver que estas saliendo adelante del lado sentimental aunque solo sean distracciones. Si quieres salir de ahi ten preparado tu CV cuando vengas por aca. Como esta tu ingles? Tal vez puedas conseguir algo temporal y ya despues algo mas relacionado con tus estudios.

Un beso —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:23, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Sherwood Forest[edit]

This link doesn't link to an article about the BBS, but rather about the acutal forest; furthermore, a page doesn't even exist on this BBS in the disambiguation page for "Sherwood". Therefore, this BBS has no article and probably should not be linked. Xonybubba (talk) 00:05, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Seconded. This should be removed. When you edit the page, it asks that there be no "red" links.ReveurGAM (talk) 02:51, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I removed it. I hope the originator will create a qualified article and add it to the list.ReveurGAM (talk) 11:34, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

SHORT list?[edit]

Why is this list so incredibly short? This is not titled the "List of notable BBSes" but the text says they are notable.

What defines notable? Is notable determined by illegal activities, number of users, number of lines, having nodes on the Internet, how many years it existed, user activity, international fame, quality of services or something else?

There are resources on the Internet, including "antique" lists of BBSes from back in the days when I ran the BBS "Tower of Babble" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If we define notable based on user activity or international fame then my BBS would qualify since it was one of four BBSes from Wisconsin that made it onto international lists and I had European users plus, in its heyday, my one-line BBS produced more messages on its message boards than did multi-line chat giant Online Data Systems, which had nodes on the Internet.

It seems like this list is more subjective than objective, so I will add a link section pointing to some of the extant websites that show lists of BBSes. ReveurGAM (talk) 02:49, 16 December 2008 (UTC)(content edited)ReveurGAM (talk) 02:04, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, I ran [!a]braxas/diabolic in Los Angeles. More notable than 90% of what I see on this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:45, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I think for the purposes of this List we should confine it to just BBS's with already existing articles on Wikipedia. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 22:47, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Why? What's the point in that? Including a "notable" BBS here might spur someone to creat the article. What is this stubbornness amongst Wikipedia editors all about??? It's always "my way or no way". Grrrr...ReveurGAM (talk) 17:23, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
You provide no convincing argument to support your choice. If we put BBSes on here, it may spur people to write the articles. If not, then it still stands as a record that can be used by researchers. Do they have to rely on just old BBS lists and to get their info?ReveurGAM (talk) 17:40, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Notable BBSes that are missing[edit]

In looking again at this list, I can think of two BBSes that are worthy of their own articles, and they still exist: 1) Online Data Systems (ODS) - this multi-line BBS was based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it was run by 2 former members of The_414s (a hacker group composed of 6-7 talented Explorer Scouts), along with other supporting members of the computing community, including computing notable Scott Klement ( aka Darkangel. This system offered chat, online gaming, Internet newsgroups and forums, local forums on a separate WAN, and several other features, and held user events on an irregular basis, including a yearly anniversary party, the Full Moon Club - a gathering held on or near the night of a full moon, starting at midnight until everyone went home- picnics, etc., as well as user-initiated meetings. The Full Moon Club was resurrected by Scott Klement and other former members and has a page on FaceBook. Aside from these reasons, ODS was ExecPC's main (only, really, as the other multi-line systems in the metro-Milwaukee were all small) competition in the area and continues to exist to this day (Bob Mahoney, ExecPC's creator, graced one ODS anniversary party with his presence). Online Data Systems was later remaned Online Data Services and currently exists as Operation DataStorm BBS (

2) Metropolis BBS (MetroBBS) ( is a giant multi-BBS system which still exists and that was accessible via local phone numbers (and is now accessible by the Internet) in many states other than where the servers were located when I used it in the 1990's. Larger than ExecPC BBS, which was more business-oriented, and also much larger than ODS, it offered many of the same services offered by ODS but, whereas most ODS users were in the metro-Milwaukee area, Metro had users from all over the US as well as Canada.

I can think of other Milwaukee BBSes that might be nominated as notable for one reason or another, such as The Keep - a major source of pirated software; The Tower of Babble - high forum activity, online games, counseling services performed by caring users, international reputation, and a large library of software and text files; Lightning Systems - a major distributor of Phrack Magazine; Far East Network (FEN), a sprawling collection of computer peripherals on an Apple computer and using highly customized software that served a small but dedicated community and was run by Scott Klement. However, I doubt that certain individuals would deign to include them here, and there is unlikely to be supporting documentation about them other than on sites like BBSMates.ReveurGAM (talk) 17:20, 25 February 2012 (UTC)