Multi-node BBS'

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at
Tue Feb 17 10:32:46 CST 2015

That could be part of it, but I noticed a distinct drop off in traffic when the larger information services (prodigy,  CompuServe,  aol) and local ISPs  started offering general internet access. It was a pretty sharp decline as I recall. Different areas are different though. I'm sure that another major driver was whether or not you were in a telephone exchange that had local telenet and sprintnet access.  In our area we were fortunate to have that available as a local call. 

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> On Feb 17, 2015, at 10:02 AM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
>> On 2/17/2015 8:48 AM, Geoff Oltmans wrote:
>> I was a Remote Access sysop. That was a fantastic BBS system. Only
>> ever ran it single line, but I did run it off of a windows 95 box
>> that doubled as my personal computer and that worked quite well
>> before the internet finally did in the BBS.   I'm sure a multi-node
>> system would have been fine
>> I'd been toying with the idea of setting up RA again. Just need a
>> fossil-socket driver...
>> Sent from my iPhone
> I thought the fact that file sharing became popular is what did in
> BBS. Log in and leave a message is only a few minutes. Download
> some file @ 300 baud and a few hours is gone. Of course you just have
> a single phone line and 50+ people a day one can never log in with
> a long distance number.
> Ben.

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