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Before I ask my question, I want to ask: help!!!!!?.

My main question is: Bulletin Board - BB.

Is ???BB.COM still a workable term for Forum/Board?.

Thanks in advance..

Comments (14)

Your question was: help!!!!!?.

I agree with you..

BB is a redundant term..

Forum or community would sound better...

Comment #1

I think I read somewhere that sold at sedo. Anyway I got one BB and one BBS. No much luck with these BB..

Comment #2

Idon't think it's redundant at all as the biggest Free Forum (Bulletin Board) software is phpBB which contains the BB acronym.

I think though that it is unfamiliar for those who are unsure about this kind of terminolgy.

So it's a common usage for those who want to find software for this kind of this, but not for those who want to actually USE a forum bulletin board...

If that makes any sense..

Comment #3

Bbs is still a popular term in Asia, especially in Chinese and Japanese...

Comment #4

Since using the internet for a few years ive never used the term BB, only forum/s..

Comment #5

Exactly my feeling. I used to hang out on purely text-based "Bulletin Boards" in the early 90's and whenever I see the that term used I immediately think of the text-based forums of days past (oh what fun those were!). BB can certainly still be used, but I think the current generation would relate to the term "forum" much better.

//slap //punch //kick anyone with me? LOL..

Comment #6

In all honesty apart from this thread I have not heard those initials in a long time. Therefore I agree with the others that it is somewhat redundant.

By all means phpBB (and a few other forum systems) have the acronym in their name but most of them have been going for a long time and people associate them with what they are because of that and not because of BB being in the name...

Comment #7

Does it?.

How far does BBS go back with you? it goes back a very long time for me as well.

I use to run a 4-node ringdown BBS out of Toronto back in the 90's. Hehe, I was so impressed when all 4 nodes were in use. Ran PCBoard (by Clark Development Company) (wonder what they are doing today) and even developed my own "PPE's" for that board. I was in heaven back then until I picked up PHP for the web. I can't get enough of it.

As for BB, I would strongly vote that it stands for Bulletin Board (IMO). In fact I just picked up last month..

Comment #8

BB has been gone ages ago, now it's forum. Haven't heard BB in a very, very long time..

Comment #9

BB is used for bulletin board. Now they call them "forums" was not the case some years ago. I would say the terms BB are not worth much as they were in the past. So I prefer the term Forum or Forums over BB...

Comment #10

It's funny, because the actual word is 'Fora' as far as I'm aware..

Comment #11

Fora is the plural of forum. However I have only ever heard anyone says forums and not fora...

Comment #12

Ahh... Those were the days. I had a similar setup to yourself also using PCBoard. It only finally got deleted from my hard disk when I recently moved over to the linux platform ...

Comment #13

Whenever I hear BB I always think of

Comment #14

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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