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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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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.
The new rules will require firms on the bulletin board to file regular financial data with the Securities and Exchange Commission, just like companies on the full Nasdaq do, or risk being dropped down to the even less glamorous Pink Sheets.
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.
based online management consulting business, says the mistake many BBS owners make is treating the bulletin board like a hobby--not a business.
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.
Earlier this year, the city took a survey of users of the electronic bulletin board and found that the majority of them preferred to use the World Wide Web to access the same information.
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.
These forward- looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which the Company operates, projections of future performance, potential future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, quotation on the OTC Bulletin Board and statements regarding the Company's mission and vision.
The Jolly Rodgers World Wide Web site includes a fee investors bulletin board for daily interaction and postings, as well as an investor reference page filled with tips and definitions for the beginning investors.