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bulletin board system

A now-dated term for a PC-based meeting and announcement system which allows users to carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements without the users being online at the same time.
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Chen and his colleagues have studied messages from the White Knights, a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan; the Al-Aqsa Martyrs, an anti-United States Palestinian group; and English and Chinese bulletin boards where pirated software and music are commonly sold.
Local police and sheriff's departments soon realized that they could use their office computers to call some of these national bulletin boards.
This is great news for computer users and environmentalists, because there is something for everyone, from vast Internet-based environmental services with virtually infinite information and resources down to grassroots local bulletin board systems.
With bulletin board systems, you can start small and build big.
Those who followed the film business could tap into a movie review bulletin board.
System operators control who accesses their bulletin boards, and they also can monitor virtually any conversation or private e-mail they desire.
These bulletin boards function as support groups without boundaries or fixed meeting hours.

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