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 for bboard
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  bboard
   /bee'bord/, n.
  
      [contraction of ?bulletin board?]
  
      1. Any electronic bulletin board; esp. used of BBS systems running on
      personal micros, less frequently of a Usenet newsgroup (in fact, use of
      this term for a newsgroup generally marks one either as a newbie fresh in
      from the BBS world or as a real old-timer predating Usenet).
  
      2. At CMU and other colleges with similar facilities, refers to campus-wide
      electronic bulletin boards.
  
      3. The term physical bboard is sometimes used to refer to an old-fashioned,
      non-electronic cork-and-thumbtack memo board. At CMU, it refers to a
      particular one outside the CS Lounge.
  
      In either of senses 1 or 2, the term is usually prefixed by the name of the
      intended board (?the Moonlight Casino bboard? or ?market bboard?); however,
      if the context is clear, the better-read bboards may be referred to by name
      alone, as in (at CMU) ?Don't post for-sale ads on general?.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  bulletin board system
  bboard
  BBS
  bulletin board
  CBBS
  message board
  
      (BBS, bboard /bee'bord/, message
     board, forum; plural: BBSes) A computer and associated
     software which typically provides an electronic message
     database where people can log in and leave messages.  Messages
     are typically split into topic groups similar to the
     newsgroups on Usenet (which is like a distributed BBS).
     Any user may submit or read any message in these public areas.
  
     The term comes from physical pieces of board on which people
     can pin messages written on paper for general consumption - a
     "physical bulletin board".  Ward Christensen, the programmer
     and operator of the first BBS (on-line 1978-02-16) called it a
     CBBS for "computer bulletin board system".  Since the rise of
     the World-Wide Web, the term has become antiquated, though
     the concept is more popular than ever, with many websites
     featuring discussion areas where users can post messages for
     public consumption.
  
     Apart from public message areas, some BBSes provided archives
     of files, personal electronic mail and other services of
     interest to the system operator ({sysop).
  
     Thousands of BBSes around the world were run from amateurs'
     homes on MS-DOS boxes with a single modem line each.
     Although BBSes were traditionally the domain of hobbyists,
     many connected directly to the Internet (accessed via
     telnet), others were operated by government, educational,
     and research institutions.
  
     Fans of Usenet or the big commercial time-sharing bboards
     such as CompuServe, CIX and GEnie tended to consider
     local BBSes the low-rent district of the hacker culture, but
     they helped connect hackers and users in the personal-{micro
     and let them exchange code.
  
     Use of this term for a Usenet newsgroup generally marks one
     either as a newbie fresh in from the BBS world or as a real
     old-timer predating Usenet.
  
     (2005-09-20)
  

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