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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.
See also: board

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.
See also: board
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A bulletin board, which combines a writing surface and pin board is known as a combination bulletin board.
It can be frustrating to figure out how to effectively utilise a bulletin board at work.
Furthermore, the researchers had to distinguish individuals among the hundreds of people who post to a bulletin board rather than just among Hamilton, Madison, and Jay.
The website provides access to interactive lectures, computer-generated tests, quizzes, searchable databases, and a bulletin board for approved users.
Now, when I begin preparing a bulletin board, students come up to me and ask what is going to go up this time and I simply say, "Wait and see," with a twinkle in my eye.
In a way, that we would dare to leave notes for God on a bulletin board in the same space that honors the divine presence with royal trappings of gold, marble, candlelight, and red velvet is beautifully audacious.
That computer became known as a bulletin board system, or BBS.
Ben Milano, of the Philippines, while working in Rome came across a bulletin board in a government office with interesting excerpts from expatriates, including these two: "Milk is wanted for my baby as the father is unable to supply it" and "Re: your inquiries.
Perhaps you should start a Bulletin Board System (BBS), your branch office in cyberspace.
Postal Service sponsors a bulletin board service known as the Rapid Information Bulletin Board System.
In its most basic form, a bulletin board runs on a host system (usually a designated personal computer) equipped with a single-line modem.
In spirited and accessible language, Invisible Rendezvous describes a running experiment in group authorship, after the "death of the author," on a bulletin board named IN.S.OMNIA.
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission required every utility to create a bulletin board service by the end of 1993," says Levitt.
They have access to the information in commercial database services through links such as IQuest on CompuServe, and they have forums or special-interest groups that provide the resources of a bulletin board. Usually intended for the information consumer, they are as a result much easier to navigate and more reasonably priced than some of the commercial services developed for use by information specialists.
A bulletin board system (BBS) is a small online service, usually patronized by people with similar interests.