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 • Wesley Horton
Total Posts: 3
Member of 4 BBSs
Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 9/10/2004 9:06:56 PM
Need I say more? I was on several OKC boards during the 80's with a TRS-80 model 4 and 1200 baud modem. . .Used such boards as American Fido, Vulgar Unicorn, Polis, Whitehouse, Herkimers pond, Bit haven and Jubels hollow. . .

Would love to hear from anyone

Wesley Horton
 • baby blue
Total Posts: 1
Member of 3 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 10/21/2004 5:00:40 PM
Well then I probably dont know ya... being as how I didn't get into until the early 90's... But I still keep in touch with quite a few people who were bbs'ing back in the 80's...
 • Chronos
Total Posts: 1
Member of 1 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 11/18/2004 8:53:29 AM
I used to run Cloud Nine BBS back in Norman in '96, I'm still around, and Melkor who ran Star Frontiers is still around too... Melkor is about to go back online with Star Frontiers, and I have set up one of my own, it's telnet://tmachine.bbs.us
 • Doctor Clu
Total Posts: 781
Member of 20 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 8/16/2011 3:28:53 PM

Here are the current Oklahoma BBSs...

Tulsa, OK USA Gargoyle's Landing  gargoyleslanding.com
Glenpool, OK USA On Guard BBS  onguardbbs.com
Wayne, OK USA Darkages BBS  darkagesbbs.com

 • Dredster
Total Posts: 2
Member of 4 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 10/20/2013 1:34:04 AM
I remember some of the sysops of the time.. I met Herk, Mysteria, Willie Boy, and a lot of handles that I simply can't remember anymore. It's been a long time. There's a list that's online that has a lot of the older (405) BBS's from back in the day.. http://bbslist.textfiles.com/405/oldschool.html -- Dred
 • Nimble Fingers
Total Posts: 1
Member of 0 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 2/23/2014 12:57:34 AM
Nimble Fingers here. I was on Vulgar Unicorn from '85 until around '89, then moved to Stillwater and joined Haven around 1990. I was on other bbses in OKC like Milliways and The Four Fluffs, but the VU was my main bbs home.
 • Rave
Total Posts: 1
Member of 4 BBSs
RE: Anyone from the old OKC BBS's still around?
Posted: 1/1/2021 5:08:59 PM
Back when calling even the next town in Oklahoma was often long distance it cost 8 cents or more a minute, depending on the distance. There were only a few BBS's I could dial into. Somehow even though the OSU BBS was in Oklahoma City, it was a local call from the small town I lived in, and was the first place to give me an email address, which was pretty useless to me at the time because almost nobody used email and it was nothing more than a novelty. Most of the BBS's I could dial into were out of Norman. I remember fondly spending hours on Shadowlands Crossroads CIS, the only local multiline BBS (although if you called it a BBS the sysop, Shad, would conk you on the head). It took my mother years to save up to finally get me a computer, and when she did, I disappeared largely from the outside world and into fledgling cyberspace and the world of BBS's. I used to make ANSI art, chat with people for hours on end about nothing in particular, upload/download "WAREZ," and of course all of that adult stuff a kid my age never should have had access to. I remember when RIPTerm came out with vector graphics for BBS's and it blew me away. You could click to open pictures and instead of going to your hard drive where you'd have to log off and open a separate program to look at them; they'd display RIGHT THERE ON YOUR SCREEN WHILE YOU WERE STILL ONLINE. RIPTerm came about right around the time AOL and Compuserv started offering free trials for internet access. Then the novelty of BBS's sort of faded for me as I used free trial after free trial to get onto the internet. Back then the way broke people got online was to use a carding program to generate fake credit card numbers, then sign up for free trials for online services, because there was no form of credit card verification so the online services would only check that the card was in the correct number format and had a valid bank name. I remember fondly running a super long phone chord that I bought at Walmart, across the back yard, through the chain link fence, then sneaking into the neighbors yard so I could plug it into the test jack on the back of their house and use their phone line to dial long distance to BBS's. What a little phreaker I was.
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