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RE: ping

2024-05-30 by: don@coastlandtech.co
From: don@coastlandtech.com
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It was =E2=80=9CLet me Google that for you=E2=80=9D  .. LOL =20

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Now.. Let me GPT that for you =E2=80=A6 LOL =E2=80=A6.=20


You

Do old school bbs style dialup places still exist?

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ChatGPT
Yes, they do! While they're not as prevalent as they were in the past, =
there are still some enthusiasts and hobbyists who maintain and run =
old-school BBS (Bulletin Board System) setups. These can be accessed =
through dial-up connections, telnet, or via the internet using emulation =
software. They often serve as nostalgic reminders of the early days of =
the internet and offer a unique experience for those interested in retro =
computing or exploring the history of online communities. Some BBS =
communities have even modernized to some extent, integrating features =
like web interfaces while retaining the essence of their vintage roots.

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You
where can I get a list of them?



ChatGPT
Finding a comprehensive list of active BBSes can be a bit tricky since =
the BBS community is relatively small and decentralized. However, there =
are a few resources you can explore to discover active BBS systems:

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1. BBS Directories: Websites like the Telnet BBS Guide =
(http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/) and The BBS Corner =
(http://www.bbscorner.com/) maintain directories of active BBS systems, =
including some that support dial-up connections.

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2. BBS Forums and Communities: Engage with BBS enthusiasts on forums =
like Sysops Net (https://www.sysopsnet.org/) or subreddits such as =
r/bbs. These communities often share information about active BBS =
systems and discuss topics related to vintage computing.

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3. Retro Computing Events: Attend retro computing events or conferences =
where BBS enthusiasts gather. These events may provide opportunities to =
connect with sysops (BBS system operators) and discover new BBS systems.

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4. Online BBS Listservs: Join mailing lists or online groups dedicated =
to BBS enthusiasts. These communities may share information about active =
BBS systems and provide support for those interested in connecting to =
them.

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Keep in mind that the availability of active BBS systems may vary =
depending on your location and the specific interests of the sysops who =
run them. Additionally, some BBS systems may require special software or =
hardware to connect, so be sure to read any instructions provided by the =
sysops carefully.

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From: Ed King =20
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 3:40 PM
To: don@coastlandtech.com
Subject: [chugalug] ping

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so I finally got a magicjack and I'm jonesin to dial into an old school =
bbs

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do any still exist???

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I found a "textfile" of bbs numbers but it seems woefully outdated

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