*** NOTE: SOME OF THESE PAGES WERE CENSORED BY VIRGINIA TECH! But then I found a new webhost in 2009, and everything was butter.
I used to run what was at one time Virginia Tech's biggest message board.
Sometimes we would have 250 messages in one day. It would sometimes take
hours a day just to keep up. Below are some shadows of the past,
which I created by using an ugly program I wrote to convert
ANSI to HTML (called ans2html). Download ANS2HTML.ZIP Now! (with source)
Oneliners, Logon Story, And Rumours
There were several places on the BBS where users could
enter one line and have it exist within the board forever.
There were 10 sets of
oneliners, which were
displayed during logon and occasionally reset.
There was also the
which was VERY obscene, offensive, and funny (thanks, guys!).
Finally, there were
were displayed at every prompt.
Click here for the final voting question results.
As you may already know, I had
to make voting mandatory. We then had many pointless and fun voting questions,
which everyone was forced to answer before proceeding onto the main
BBS. Here are the final results, as of May 12, 1994.
I once created a cheezy demo/advertisement using a program called "Demo Creator" or something.
It involved a picture and a scroller. For the picture, I just made up
some cheezy PCX with Windows Paint and some fonts, and converted it
to GIF. I made it in one sitting, and people still remember it!
So now you can download it. Download HELL.EXE Now!
The Last Set Of Messages
Of course, the main highlight of
On Earth As It Is In Hell
was the message bases.
These bases provided a forum for users to:
anonymously start fights for no reason at all,
brag about things that never really happened,
argue for weeks on end about ANYTHING,
talk about things no one normal could possibly care about,
mess around with
CHANGING for the aesthetic/annoyance value,
...and in general just waste time.
All in all, it was a real good time, but nothing contained
within should be taken too seriously.
There are many old users with whom I still communicate. I'm not sure if it is
100% ethical to reveal the email address of someone with an alias,
but then again, not much on the BBS WAS ethical,
and I really don't think anybody is carrying any personal
vendettas over ANYTHING that happened over 3 years ago.
However, if you DON'T want your address listed here,
and I will take your email address out.
Conversely, if you DO want your alias/email address listed here,
but it isn't,
and in your message
include the email address you want printed on this web page, and
what your old alias was.