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The Telnet BBS Guide

From the desk of David Perrussel, here is the history of his online property; the Telnet BBS Guide. Download the Latest BBS list [ HERE ]

Since our inception in October 1997, we have gone through a lot of change for the site itself and Bulletin Board systems as a whole. This is an overview of our history and a timeline.

FTN Network Database

During this past few years, as the BBS renaissance continues, we've seen some new FTN style networks be created, and we've seen some old ones return from the dead. Even more impressive are the few networks that have remained active all these years since the BBS was supplanted by the Internet in the mid to late 1990s. One of these networks is FidoNet; the grandaddy of FTN networks.

M&S Software

In a recent post on the Facebook Group 'BBSsing 2.0', Mike Jordan had the below message to deliver:
Hi there, I guess since I've been given access I should use it for the purpose I signed up for.
I'm the door author of the M&S Software line of doors that I put out between 1989 and 2000. These aren't like the popular hack and slash and shoot em up games, so a lot of people on here may not recognize the name or my doors.

Door Games - Be Creative

Today's BBS landscape, in terms of numbers, is far smaller than it was in the '80s and '90s. The ranks of BBSes might be smaller but the challenge of differentiating one BBS from the other is alive and well. SysOp's need to be on their toes while positioning their BBS as the 'ONE' to call or connect to for the best experience, whether the draw is message networks, ANSI artwork, or online Door Games.


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