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PierreV

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Turns "bbcode" on. Was a way to markup things on the good old UBB (universal bulletin board) which was the major player in BB at the time (circa 2000). Has advantages...
 

andreasmaaan

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Interesting, thanks!

I used bulletin boards back in the early 90s but had not realised they had continued into the 2000s, and am shocked that a vestige of them remains in my favourite internet forum in 2019 :)
 

PierreV

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Interesting, thanks!

I used bulletin boards back in the early 90s but had not realised they had continued into the 2000s, and am shocked that a vestige of them remains in my favourite internet forum in 2019 :)
The older I become, the more I think that current young guys haven't invented anything, they are just standing on the shoulders of very tall giants ;) ;).

Checked my archive and, apparently, 1999 was the year I surrendered my own awful spaghetti code to the evil of business.

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UBB finally collapsed under its own weight too, it was an even bigger plate of insecure pasta. Fond memories of that era still, it must be why I still like passive speakers.
 
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