The BBS Corner - Site History
The BBS Corner has been around almost as long as the World Wide Web has been. We hae had a pretty long history since our inception in April 1996.
Our Beginnings - 1996 to 2000
The BBS Corner started in April of 1996 when the
webmaster of TheDirectory of BBSes and
ISPs offered a partnership with a willing BBS Sysop to develop a website devoted
to Bulletin Board Systems. This partnership lasted through the end of 2000. For
first few years, we were sub-sub directory off of an Internet provider called
VNI.net (long ago out of business). Later, we were a sub-directory off of the
TheDirectory website. We went through several web design styles back in the days
before CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and more modern HTML coding.
In October 1997 a spinoff website was created called The Telnet BBS Guide . This website is a sister site to The BBS Corner and offers Telnet BBS listings of over 400 BBS systems worldwide and is updated on a monthly basis. This was also hosted at TheDirectory during this time period.
Our own server - 2001 to 2008
In 2001, the BBS Corner moved to a different domain but was still in a
sub-directory. The main website was the website associated with the Diamond Mine
Online BBS. Again we went through several web designs in the pre-CSS era. For
the last several years the site was "dormant" and was not updated on a regular
basis since our time was devoted elsewhere.
The Telnet BBS Guide was also moved to the Diamond Mine Online website server and for several years was a sub-directory from the main site. The Telnet BBS Guide was moved to its own domain in July 2006.
A new beginning on a new domain - 2009 to present
There has been a big push to convert the website to its own domain, separate
of any other domain to give the site its own identity and to promote BBS systems
into the future.
This new site will be updated on a regular basis and will offer more information than was available before. Stay tuned for new and exciting features to be added as time permits.
The BBS Corner is operated and maintaned by the
System Operator (Sysop) of the Diamond Mine Online
BBS (or telnet to bbs.dmine.net) in Fredericksburg, VA
USA. This is
a one person operation. We are not for profit (in fact we operate at
a substantial loss!) but are willing to accept donations. Eventually there will be
a PayPal link on the site.
If you wish to contact The BBS Corner, please contact us at the link below.
Further Info : Contact Us