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bulletin board

Computing a facility on a computer network allowing any user to leave messages that can be read by any other user, and to download software and information to the user's own computer

bulletin board

[′bu̇l·ət·ən ‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
A collection of information that is stored in a computer system and can be accessed either by a specified group of people or the general public, usually by dialing a number on the public telephone system.

bulletin board

A surface used for the display of announcements, information, and the like, usually attached with thumbtacks.

bulletin board

bulletin board

A community website that is used to post articles and images of mutual interest. Prior to the Web, the bulletin board was "the" online portal for information and software downloads (see BBS).
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WRITEPRINTS On July 11,1804, Alexander Hamilton had no idea that he was laying the groundwork for research into online bulletin boards.
By displaying our notes to God on the bulletin board for all to share rather than hiding them in a dark box, they become prayers of the community.
Reflecting a widely held opinion among local bulletin board companies, Robertson said the tighter listing requirements only help legitimate companies gain investor respect.
An electronic bulletin board can run on any type of personal computer; however, most use IBM-compatibles.
No matter how innovative your bulletin board is, you have to give people what they're interested in.
You can get a list of environmental bulletin boards across North America and Europe--"The Green BBS List"--by down-loading it from the Earth Art BBS at (803) 552-4389, where the list originates.
Be aware of the various connectivity options, and determine which you want for your association's bulletin board system.
The bulletin board system has ``been pretty well used by residents,'' Covell said.
Complaints filed through the bulletin board are printed and investigated in much the same way as complaints filed in person--the primary difference being that the complainant does not have to travel to the police station.
System operators control who accesses their bulletin boards, and they also can monitor virtually any conversation or private e-mail they desire.
This press release includes forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the suspension and delisting of Wolverine's common stock from the NYSE and Wolverine's intent to seek quotation of its common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) is a regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in over-the-counter (OTC) equity securities.