Bulletin board systems (BBSs) were crucial communication and file exchange hubs for the scene well up to the mid-1990s. Scattered all over the globe, they represent a whole era, both for the legal/demo and the illegal parts of the scene. Already a while ago, Demozoo began to catalogue BBSs that had a scene connection. Now, just over a year later, we have over 7500 BBSs in our system, complete with sysops, affiliated groups, BBS intros, text ads etc. – and more are getting added every day.
You can browse the “boards” through an alphabetical list, or through our BBS-related tags. But, most excitingly, you can browse the global BBS network on a world map, a generous New Year gift by Gargaj/Conspiracy.
Enjoy the trip into a forgotten era of scene history, and if you were part of that yourself, please feel welcome to join our preservation efforts in this field. Also, if you were a sysop yourself and still have your BBS back-ups, please get in touch.