BBS Postathon of 1997, The Great

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What happens when you get 3 or 4 semi-drunk and bored people during Rag Week '97, and a BBS system which it is rumoured crashes if more than 1024 posts are put on any one board? :)

With Wibble's blessing (well, not blessing, but for once he didn't give out to us :) ), Spock, Ronan, and someone else, who I don't remember, started posting absolute crap to the babble board. (This is NOT to be condoned in the present day. Since the input of too many Avatars to mention in the last couple of years, things have changed, and the maturity level seems to have dropped off a cliff.) At first, it started as a conversation, but then we realised it could be turned into a full scale Rag Week event.

And it did. People came, people saw, people posted, people went. It was getting tiring after about 500 postings, but then Plop got involved. Trust him to write a script which automatically logs into the BBS and makes a few postings at a time. The 1000 mark was quickly upon us, and very soon well exceeded even our best expectations. Much to our dismay, we failed to crash the BBS system. I believe we departed for the bar, the rest is a blur.

--Spock


There was a bet between myself and Wibble as to whether the BBS would withstand the strain. I won the grand sum of 20p on that particular wager.

--DrJolt

Origionally from the Encyclopedia