This little chunk of cyberspace is the home of doc’s place Fidonet BBS online and is also a good-sized web archive of Doc, AKA FidoSysop, and his adventures in cyberspace dating back to the dial-up bbs days. Fidonet is a global communications network operated by hobbyists on personal computers transferring early ‘echomail and netmail‘ around the world on dial-up computer modems. 😎
Doc’s Place BBS was allegedly canceled. It started with my Fidonet echomail feed going down, in which politics and the cancel culture were highly suspected, after 30 years of service to the Fidonet community. Details are in this article, has the cancel culture infected the Fidonet network?
When most dial-up BBSes had folded after the Internet’s public release, Doc spammed the Fidonet backbone in 1998 with a single bbs advertisement. That ad and a dual-channel ISDN net connection breathed new life into Doc’s Place BBS, which received hundreds of calls again.
But 23 years later advancements in technology have left Fidonet in the dark ages to die a slow miserable death. Here is a narrated screen video tour Doc produced in 2016 showing the site’s Telnet access features. The internet menu allowed outgoing telnet connections to anywhere. Doc’s place bbs also featured a GUI the Wildcat Navigator which allowed web surfing when dialing into the system via modem. Wildcat version 5 was the most advanced bbs software ever developed!
Here is a screenshot of Doc’s Place BBS Telnet Main Menu as featured in the above video. It was simple and easy and also a fun learning experience back in the MS-DOS days before the Internet was rolled out to the public in the mid-90s. I long for those days today as political bias censorship has all but wrecked the net for patriots like me who are silenced for our political opinions! 🙁
Other content on this site is webmaster help, and a little of this and that. Doc became a Donald Trump supporter in 2016 and blogged about his campaign. fidosysop.org has over five years of documentation about Donald Trump who was America’s Best President Ever, In my opinion.
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