• Re: BBS Names

    From MaxxDamage@77:1/911 to Netsurge on Sat Feb 13 08:27:47 2021
    I was and still am a big fan. As a kid I LOVED everything he wrote.

    I met Douglas Adams at a book signing in Texas in the 80s. After the event
    was over he asked me if there was a place in the mall where he could get a beer. Ha Ha, a beer in the mall in Texas in the 80s. The Brits are so funny.

    MaxxDamage

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  • From MaxxDamage@77:1/911 to Netsurge on Sat Feb 13 08:30:56 2021
    My next one will be named Realm of Pancreatic Distortion. That should group together all the commonly used words.

    Realm of Pancreatic Distortion sounds like a great name for a Death Metal band.

    MaxxDamage

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  • From Bob Roberts@77:1/200 to MaxxDamage on Sat Feb 13 10:49:26 2021
    Re: Re: BBS Names
    By: MaxxDamage to Netsurge on Sat Feb 13 2021 08:30 am

    My next one will be named Realm of Pancreatic Distortion. That
    should group together all the commonly used words.

    Realm of Pancreatic Distortion sounds like a great name for a Death Metal band.

    p-shaw. real fans call them RoPD.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Netsurge@77:1/100 to MaxxDamage on Sat Feb 13 14:10:30 2021
    Realm of Pancreatic Distortion sounds like a great name for a Death
    Metal band.

    I'd buy the album.

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  • From DW@77:1/100 to Netsurge on Wed Mar 17 21:15:46 2021
    Back in the early to mid 90s, here in 705 (Peterborough and area, Ontairo Canada) we had 'Yak-Yak' and 'Babble Base' which I always liked, since they were heavy into message base.
    'First Door on the Left' was unique, as the SysOp's bedroom where the computer sat was literally the first door on the left when you walked down the hallway in his parents house.

    Fun & Games was a good one, as it was mainly game doors.

    Around 1994 or 1995 a lot of new BBSes started up that revolved around Metal etc.. as has been said. The Abyss, Bloody Casket, etc..

    Miss those days. :)

    Aaron/DW

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  • From Warpslide@77:1/156 to DW on Thu Mar 18 07:46:58 2021
    *** Quoting DW from a message to Netsurge ***

    Around 1994 or 1995 a lot of new BBSes started up that revolved
    around Metal etc.. as has been said. The Abyss, Bloody Casket, etc..

    Miss those days. :)

    There weren't that many BBSes available around Bracebridge where I grew up. The biggest was Prime Time BBS which was run by Chris Portway out of a resturant he owned just south of Gravenhurst. He had local numbers available in Orillia & Bracebridge so his user base was quite large, making the door games fun to play. He was running PCBoard, which I remember being impressed with, as the cost of a PCBoard license was way out of reach for my teenage salary.

    I was good friends with his daughter (who was somewhat of a bad influance - I came home on day with my hair dyed black & wearing a Marilyn Manson t-shirt. My mom took one look at me when I came home, and starting laughing her head off).

    My family went for dinner to his resturant one day, and when he found out who I was, invited me back to see his BBS. I remember being somewhat surprised
    at the setup, several computers networked together with coax, modems plugged in here, there & everywhere. I forget how many nodes he had, but it was way more than the 3 I was running.

    I can still remember the day when his daugher called me up, crying, as Chris, her father had just passed away. From a heart attack if I remember
    correctly.

    Jay

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  • From Dumas Walker@77:1/115 to WARPSLIDE on Sat Apr 3 11:14:00 2021
    I can still remember the day when his daugher called me up, crying, as Chris, her father had just passed away. From a heart attack if I remember correctly.

    :(


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