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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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Internet users have characteristic patterns of how they time their keystrokes, browse Web sites, and write messages for posting on online bulletin boards.
Coincidentally, the bulletin board in our church is hung on the western wall of the chapel.
In fact, only three basic pieces of hardware - a personal computer, a modem, and a telephone line - and bulletin board software are needed to operate a BBS.
Fidonet is the largest bulletin board network, which is structured so that BBSs can share messages.
Bulletin boards tend to be much easier to use than the Internet, and most well-run local BBS's include basic Internet mail services for members.
Have a good idea of what you want the system to do and how you want the bulletin board to perform.
The Searcy Police Department implemented its bulletin board system primarily as a way for the department to provide information to the citizens it serves.
If you're not comfortable with computers, or don't have the time, you may want to consider hiring a bulletin board consultant or management team to create, maintain and operate your system, such as Amare's Sphinx Group.
Because many BBS sponsors run their services with out-of-pocket funds, bulletin boards can be very transitory.