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bulletin board

A corkboard where things like notes, pictures, and notices can be posted. The phrase can also refer to an online service with the same function. I did post signs for my event on the bulletin board in the dorm, so I don't know why no one came.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bulletin board

Also, electronic bulletin board. A computer service that provides facilities for people to leave messages by phone or telecomputing. For example, The National Writers Union has a bulletin board through which members communicate via their modems . Both the device and the term, alluding to the older board for posting notices, date from the late 1970s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"Computer bulletin boards should generally be regarded in the same context as bookstores, libraries and network affiliates," he wrote.
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