Well...the BBS started way back (hmmm....let me check the logs) around
summer of '93 I believe and at that point went through a number of names
before settling on Spitsville BBS. I spent countless hours customizing
BBS to my liking.
Spitsville BBS soon had a sister BBS, The Spamworks BBS which was run by
good friend, also using Falcon CBCS. The Spamworks had a greater HD
capacity and therefore ended up having a nice large file area (about
40megs!). We attempted to network the BBSs together by creating an
message area shared by the two BBSs which updated every night at
Spitsville was running on my A500HD which was pretty fast at the time, a
7Mhz 68000 with a SupraTurbo28 accelerator brining it up to 28Mhz...it
pretty solid until the little 50meg drive crashed after running the BBS
for almost half a year. Believe it or not, I then ran it off of a floppy
drive and some ramdisks! The floppy booted the system and loaded the BBS
and all main files into a ramdisk...this made it fairly fast as it was
running out of ram and there was no disk access of any sort, but the
areas were gone and even the msg areas were limited. Also, any crash
lose any updates
I believe from that point the BBS was actually down for about a year,
came back up a year l8r running on an A2000.
The BBS also ran on my A1200 for awhile until that HD burnt out as well,
it was a BBS curse. So up and down it went for the longest time until
when it arose under the new name 1-9-t-h Street after an inside joke
between some of my friends, and it was reborn with a basically new user
base. It was now running off of an old A2000.
Recently, the BBS was running on my A1200 - 040/40Mhz.
Unfortunately the BBS has been de-commisioned as of March 1st, 2000 due
lack of interest :). Looks like we're all too busy to be bothering with
nowadays...oh well perhaps it will emerge once again.