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Old 09-20-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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The good old days!


I am just wondering how many of you remember the good old days of bbs's (Bulletin Board Systems for those of you who dont know about these)? where you would phone a number and connect to a computer at the other end and do all sort so neat things and playing door games etc. If you remember these and would like to set uo your own (now known as internetbbs's) because they use telnet :-) come give us a drop at

<yoinks> and we will only be glad to help you!

All ages are welcome and coders

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Old 09-20-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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sure I remember!!! meet my first wife on "The Westside" bbs many moons ago. I ran a couple of Wildcat and WWIV boards myself. It was a blast. I used Telemate and Telix. Lotsa chat and door games...

When Mosaic became popular it was kindof the death nell of BBS's. most internet before that was shell accounts.

Old 09-21-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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Yea, I remember that. The console made me feel like I was doing something illegal, lol. It was kinda strange.
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I just log on, go to downloads, get a apogee game and disconnect. Unzip apogee game. Play game. Feel good.
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The links has been removed. This thread is now about either "The Good Old Days" - the BBC music hall program, or "The Good Old Days" - when I were a lad, or "The Good Old Days" - bulletin boards, we hardly knew ye.

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*Music starts up*
"When I was a kid
Life was goin' swell,
'Till something happened
That blew EVERYTHING to hell!
One day my Pappy stumbled in
All pale and weak;
Said a woman up the block
Just gave birth to a geek!
Mom said "Sell it to the circus!
What the heck!"
Dad said "Nope,
This one's a pencil-neck!"
And if there's anything worse than a sideshow freak,
Its a grit-eating, scum-sucking, pencil-neck geek!
Pencil-neck geek
Grit-eating freak,
Scum-sucking pinhead with a lousy physique.
He's a one-man, no good, losing streak.
Nothing but a pencil-neck geek..."

*Music fades out*


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