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1A website or web page where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings.
- ‘A bulletin board system operator will be held responsible for what topics are and what the commentators say.’
- ‘With the Internet, all they have to do is to post the rumors at the bulletin board systems or blogs and then the netizens will propagate the information.’
- ‘This was the time of the electronic bulletin board system, or BBS.’
- ‘I thought for sure someone had already created a great web based bulletin board system, but in fact, no one had.’
- ‘I'm thinking about putting up a bulletin board to give us more ways to interact with each other.’
- ‘The user collects payments by observing the contents of the bulletin board and decrypting those corresponding to his private key.’
- ‘Years ago, I used to write stories with other people, using online bulletin board systems (BBSs).’
- ‘More experienced hackers with programming skills develop hacker programs and post them to the Web and to bulletin board systems.’
- ‘Since I am not a computer bulletin board participant, I have asked that the following be posted for me by a friend.’
- ‘Customers are greeted with a glass of wine, a personal profile is filled out and a photo is taken and posted on a bulletin board.’
- ‘It falls somewhere between a content management system, a web bulletin board system, and a weblog.’
- ‘Before long, other bulletin board users were placing the smiley face in their messages.’
- ‘This makes running a bulletin board difficult and potentially expensive, especially for a company with enough money to make it worth launching a libel action.’
- ‘This is a bulletin board system at which hundreds of people can post essays and commentaries on current affairs.’
- ‘They sponsor and supervise online chatrooms, bulletin board message exchanges and keep the email systems running on track.’
- ‘Share the article with your favorite bulletin board, newsgroup, or website.’
- ‘This is the same old story that has been repeated so many times on the bulletin board systems.’
- ‘Although there are Internet bulletin board systems, forums and blogs, they reflect but do not impact public trends and opinions.’
- ‘It has been 25 years since online community found its humble beginnings via the first computer bulletin board.’
- ‘A quick look at the official Web site bulletin board shows that people are already demanding more than the half-hour slot provided.’
2North American A noticeboard.
- ‘Then she remembered the notice on the bulletin board earlier that day.’
- ‘Post colorful flyers at the front desk and in the locker rooms and designate a bulletin board to display the rules of the game.’
- ‘She passed a desk and a bulletin board filled with notices and announcements.’
- ‘A bulletin board behind her desk displays photos of her clients, who have names like Chipper and Chunk.’
- ‘He noticed she still had her bulletin board covered in the pictures of them growing up together back when they had been best friends.’
- ‘By the time he'd hung up his jacket and backpack and pinned the construction paper fish with his name on it to the bulletin board, he was totally ready to go.’
- ‘He pushed his way through a large group of chattering students who were reading the postings on the bulletin board.’
- ‘A week later, I passed by that same bulletin board and noticed something that impacted me immensely.’
- ‘She stepped back until she found herself pressed up against the cork bulletin board adjacent to the blackboard.’
- ‘Students like reading about their classmates and seeing their artworks displayed on the bulletin board.’
- ‘In the entryway they might notice a bulletin board advertising midwifery services, childcare, or book exchanges.’
- ‘Clark learned about the drivers' training course when he saw a notice about it on a bulletin board and signed up.’
- ‘Next to the display was a bulletin board filled with letters and photographs and mementos.’
- ‘At the very end of the hallway was a bulletin board with a few scarce notices about report card distribution and an even emptier trophy case.’
- ‘That spring afternoon of my senior year, I stared at the bulletin board reading the telegrams tacked up on it.’
- ‘Noticing a large bulletin board across from us, I walked over and scanned it; Jocelyn was close behind and did the same.’
- ‘The comment cards posted on the bulletin board at the Seattle showing indicate that the exhibit has gotten under viewers' skin.’
- ‘When I finished university in Kunming, the bulletin board had a little notice.’
- ‘A referral service offers a more personalized approach for clients than simply posting gig notices on a bulletin board.’
- ‘Storming down the corridor, I don't even notice the cast list hanging off the bulletin board.’
- ‘On my AP bulletin board there seem to be a dozen different policies at schools for determining who could take AP classes.’
- ‘You've earned the distinct honor of being the only person to write a craigslist ad that is now proudly displayed on the bulletin board in my office.’
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