Another BBS I regularly post on is made up mostly of folks who used to post on this, the Car Talk board. When the old “All the rest” went away, so did we. We had a discussion recently about the longevity of this BBS. Many of the posters there had been HERE since the mid '90s. The question was asked, “When did the car talk website start, and when did we get there”?
For me, I think it was about 1995. We got internet access here at the house about then. It was a dial-up that got bumped anytime there was a phone call. This BBS was among the first things I discovered on the net. As a regular Car Talk listener, I posted a car question, and was hooked. Today I ask and answer repair and maintenance questions whenever I get the chance. Unfortunately I don’t have as much free time as I used to. As far as I know, I’m the only one with dual citizenship on both BBSs.
Handles that were brought up as missing in action were Buzz Lightyear, Subaru Laura, Library Guy, (His wife was there too, but I forget her handle), and Ratbert. Those who made the switch to the aforementioned BBS were/are me, Denniz 'd Menniz, The Hip Hop Bob Rogers (now known as THBR), Da Brown (now known as Datsunaholic) RayThom, Bicycle Bill, Snailgate, Connie, Sparrowgrass, Guinevere, rbarr, Omar, Bones, Mtsmiths, Smitty (now known as Tess), Tbird, and Stump. Gervias and Tom Swift are dead. I’m sure there are others who have dropped off of both radars, but I don’t remember their names.