the BBS Xchange
the BBS Xchange

What is BBSing? Prior to the World Wide Web in 1978: The First Computer Bulletin Board System, CBBS Goes Online - Ward Christensen and Randy Suess develop the Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS) in Chicago.  CBBS starts the first online cyberspace community or  bulletin board system allowing the general public users of CBBS to post messages there by creating cyberspace to the general public - Memories of the Original Cyberspace....
BBSing, "Bulletin Board Systems"
BBSing BBS, "Click-Click-Boom! Telnet logon to Jas's BBS! One of the Kewlest BBSes!"
See what it was like... before the Web! Check out Jas's BBS! One of the kewlest (coolest) bbses left online - TODAY!
BBSing BBSes, "Some of the largest BBSes left in Cyberspace, Community, Friends, Games!"
BBSing Software, "Bulletin Board Software",
BBSing Software and Programs, "Online File Areas"
BBSing Portals, "Smash your mouse here for Portals on BBSing"
BBS Archives  -  "If it's not the largest Archive of BBS files on the Internet it's dang close to it!"
BBSFiles - "Preserving a Part of BBS History, the largest collection of doors on the Internet"
BBSMates - "Dialing up the past, find friends from the past.. a trip down memory lane"
Textfiles -   "Is a massive site all dedicated to the Era, Home of BBS The Documentary"
The BBS Organization - "A group of Sysops and developers dedicated to preserving BBS Scene"
The MajorBbs - "The Major BBS Restoration Project preserving the history of Galacticomm"
BBSes.Info - "Your Most Reliable Source For FREE BBS SERVICES. "
The Telnet and DialUp BBS Guide - "The only and best online guide to all known BBS's online"
The BBS Finder - "Great place to list your BBS for others to find."
The Commodore BBS List - "BBS Listing with commodore computer bbses."
BBSing Machines, "That Started It All, "Bytes and Bits, First Personal Computers"
Old Computers - "Take a Trip down memory lane the largest Computer Museum on the Net"
Vintage Computing - "Adventures collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computers and games"
BBSing Underground, "Where hacking was coined, L33t, Noob, Root, Cracker"
2600 - "The Hacker Quarterly since 1984, started as a Bulletin Board System... home of HOPE"
Cult of the Dead Cow - "One of the largest sites dedicated to the underground... step on in"
Defcon - "The largest undergound hacking event in the world, home of Defcon the conference"
Phrack - "Underground Ezine made by and for hackers started as a bbs back in 1985"
                                           25 Commandments of BBSing

1.  Thou shall love thy BBS with all thy heart and all thy bytes.
2.  Thou shalt remember thy name and password.
3.  Thou shalt only call a BBS two time a day.
4.   Honor thy SysOp.
5.  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's password, nor his or her real name, computer, software,
     nor any other thing belonging to him or her.
6.  Thou shalt not post messages that are stupid, worthless, or have no meaning.
7.  Thou shalt use the English language properly.
8.  Thou shalt spell thy words correctly when ever possible.
9.  Thou shalt delete thine olden messages.
10.Thou shalt help other users.
11.Thou shalt not post anonymously when offering criticism.
12.Thou shalt keep thy foul language to thyself.
13.Woe be unto the user who attempt to crash thy BBS, for he or she shalt be cast out from the
    sanctuary of thy hobby and must repent by doing 40 days and 40 nights of penance of voice-only
    communications.
14.Thou shalt first dial BBS numbers during the day by way of voice line to assure correct numbers.
15.Thou shalt not post messages while drunk.
16.Thou shalt confine thy messages to those of friendship, requests for assistance, aid to the needy,
    advice, and advancement of thy hobby; and thou art obligated to repel any who wouldst transgress
    upon those commandments. If thou doth promise to reply to a message and thou doth not, then surely
    thou shalt spill coffee into thy keyboard and burn out thy central processing chip.
17.Thou shalt not giveth any false information when applying for membership to a BBS, for verily it is
    written that whosoever shall do so will surely be found out and thy welcome on all boards will be thus
    denied forever and ever.
18.Thou shalt log on properly and in accordance with the SysOp's rules.
19.Thou shalt observe BBS time limits.
20.Thou shalt not upload "worm" programs.
21.Thou shalt not ask stupid questions that are already fully explained in the BBS instructions.
22.Thou shalt not exchange copy protected software thru the BBS.
23.Thou shalt not violate applicable state/federal/local laws and regulations affecting BBS
    telecommunications, or thy will feel the wrath of thy judicial system.
25.Thou shalt not hack.
nd in accordance with the SysOp's rules.
19.Thou shalt observe BBS time limits.
20.Thou shalt not upload "worm" programs.
21.Thou shalt not ask stupid questions that are already fully explained in the BBS instructions.
22.Thou shalt not exchange copy protected software thru the BBS.
23.Thou shalt not violate applicable state/federal/local laws and regulations affecting BBS
    telecommunications, or thy will feel the wrath of thy judicial system.
25.Thou shalt not hack.
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