[vcf-midatlantic] The good old days of user groups.

Matt Reynolds mattreynolds04 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 13:52:36 EDT 2020

I didn't grow up with them, but playing with BBSes on old schtuff for fun
has been very interesting, and I can see how you could make friends with
people on them.  Way more personal feeling than today.

One of my laments of "today" is the dying of forums.  FB Groups and things
like that are really making it so easy to use that nobody wants to set up a
forum, and membership drops off of existing ones.

They don't compare in my opinion, but for many there is enough of an
overlap that the cons (trying to easily find past posts and content) are
outweighed by the good (don't have to manage your own forum, etc.).

Hopefully it will backswing at some point.


On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 1:17 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> For me growing up a lot of the groups were centered around BBS systems
> which I suppose followed specific platforms.
> 30 years later some of my best friends are still from the BBS systems back
> then.
>                         - Ethan

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