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Review of active computer Bulletin Board Systems

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BBS trotting - Thirteenth (13th) Leader, Hard Core, & Wrong Number ][

Thirteenth (13th) Leader BBS June 8, 2018pjones1063   Telnet: 13leader.net:8023 SSH: ipnot.click:8022 Software: Mystic Connection: Telnet Nodes: 24 Location: Vineland, ON, Canada 13th Leader is a reboot of an 8-bit Atari 800 XL BBS from back in the late 1980’s! Originally hosted out of Hamilton Ontario Canada! Back in the 80’s we ran on 8-bit “Home Grown” BBS software on 2 x 5.24 floppy drives. Still hosted in So

doctorclu

doctorclu

 

Digital Wurmhole

Showed some real promise... But alas... telnet> open (to) digitalwurmhole.ddns.net:2323 Trying 198.105.254.64... telnet: connect to address 198.105.254.64: Connection refused Trying 198.105.244.64... telnet: connect to address 198.105.244.64: Connection refused Trying 2620:118:7008::1064... telnet: connect to address 2620:118:7008::1064: No route to host Trying 2620:118:7002::1064... telnet: connect to address 2620:118:7002::1064: No route to host telnet: Unable to connect to remote ho

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doctorclu

 

Dark Realms

Telnet: darkrealms.ca Software:Renegade Connection:Telnet Nodes:4 Web:http://www.darkrealms.ca Location:Toronto, ON, Canada From the Telnet BBS Guide: "Since 1994, Darkrealms has served as an on-line roleplaying community for the Greater Toronto Area and is one of the worlds largest Renegade BBS’s still remaining. LORD, TradeWars 2002, Usurper, and more. Full Fidonet backbone and thousands of Usenet groups on-line, as well as Internet Email." -------------------- So we'll do things a bit d

doctorclu

doctorclu

 

Capitol Station BBS

Capital Station BBS telnet://csbbs.dyndns.org   I was watching Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey over last weekend so naturally when I saw this name I said to myself "STATION!" (Was a saying of victory based on the scientist/"Martian" named Station)   So Capitol Station BBS first visit...     Asks for English or German first off. Interesting!     So about BBSing: software was mostly created in the 90s pre-internet, and they asked validation questions like your name, telephone number

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doctorclu

 

B4BBS

And now... The Prologue... And there was a creature in the universe, according to the Hithhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by the name of Bowerick Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged is an immortal being who became immortal after an accident with a few rubber bands, a liquid lunch, and a particle accelerator. After a period of total boredom, especially on Sunday afternoons, he decided to insult everyone in the entire universe in alphabetical order. Being not immortal, nor as infinitely bored, I h

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doctorclu

 

A Missing Chromosome BBS

A Missing Chromosome telnet://marabbs.no-ip.org -OR- 717-664-3735 !! I have a special place in my heart for a BBS that has a dial-up line. There are just a few left, but then there are those that are taking magic jacks and other digital lines and trying to make it callable with a modem. And what is so funny about it is it is just like the 80's. Last I tried a year or so ago with a lot of tinkering I think 2400 baud was possible. I'm sure it has gotten better. But just like the 80's where t

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doctorclu

 

A 90’s Manila BBS - Telnet://a90smanilabbs.ddns.net

A 90’s Manila BBS a90smanilabbs.ddns.net So fitting that the first BBS I logged into was one in the Philippines. Ran on a Linux ran setup. (Always like the Linux Penguin.) Ah the title screen. I live for ANSI graphics like this. Here we have the writing wall. Like on my BBSs if it wasn't for the wall there would be no user activity at all. So here is the local flavor of the message bases, at least with the new user access: No messages in them. :/ I left a mess

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doctorclu

 

Around the World in 385 BBSs

So it's 2017 and contrary to popular belief, computer bulletin boards still exist. Computer Bulletin Board Systems? Something I've done since 1983, inspired by the movie Wargames with Matthew Broderick that came out during that same year. So what is a bulletin board system (BBS)? Think Facebook or some social media place. Now if you were talking about during the dial-up era in the 70s, 80s, and 90s that would have been a computer that people in the same dialing area would have called

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