Update, August 2020: The Basement Theory has returned to “public status,” open to all.
The Basement Theory is a re-envisioning of the dial-up BBS I ran in the 1990s. Originally running in the local-calling area for Scioto County, Ohio and northern Greenup County, Kentucky, The Basement Theory existed under three BBS names: The Cool (1993-94), The Basement Theory (1994-96), and A Saucerful of Secrets (1996-97). “The Basement Theory” is surely the most remembered name by the old users, and is why it’s the “new” name, today.
The current version of The Basement Theory borrows from old backups of the original BBS to create its theme and attitude. Much of the old data is available to view or download from the BBS. In fact, the current ANSI menus are the same ones as used on the BBS in September 1995, according to the file dates of the backed-up ANSIs.
There is also a history of “modern” activity. Having originally gone public in 2017 (with private users for years before), there is an extensive “local” community of regulars who populate the forums and door games. Even during the times the BBS stopped advertising for new users, many of these old users continued regular use.
Finally, there are several archival projects available to users, such as the Animation File Archival Project (GL/FLI/DL) and the Exec-PC Graphics Archive.
So, why not come join the community? Now that the board is open to the public again, accepting new users with full access on first login, I hope you’ll help write the next chapter in the BBS’s history. Visit The Basement Theory today!
Note: SSH Port is 2618, an homage to the final digits of The Basement Theory’s 1990s telephone number. Telnet port is the standard 23.
The next part of the Wrong Number Family Of BBS’ board. Running the Beta Release of Enigma 1/2 BBS in a Linux Enviroment. fsxNet, SciNet, DoreNet, tqwNet, piNet. Wrong Number Family Door Server, Door Party Server, CombatNet Door Server, Wrong Number Family File Server, Error404 File Server.
Todays BBS running like yesterdays BBS!
Bucko’s Den re-established after 33 years. A bit of history. Bucko’s Den originally came into existance on 11/22/1986 as a CNet 10.0 Part Time BBS over the coming years it morphed into The Wrong Number ][ BBS and now it is part of The Wrong Number Family Of BBS’. It currently runs on am Emulated C64 with CMD Super CPU 20mhz cartridge and Image BBS v2.0 software. It carries the NISSA Network, and The Wrong Number Network which consists of all the local subs from each of the Commodore Wrong Number Family BBS’…
This BBS running at 38.4k is super quick with the SuperCPU…
Give us a call today and see what BBS’n was like back in the 90’s!
The BBS is holding it's holidays contest, starting December 19th 2020 at 00:00Z. The contest will run for 30 days and features a full fledged CTF and a Triathlon.
See https://bbs.bottomlessabyss.net for up to date information. Account can be created securely from the website. * Many networks and active doors * Great focus on privacy * BBS home of Hackfest, Defcon613, and a ton of CTF challenges * IT Security training material * HAM Radio training material * Provider of up-to-the-minute Hacking news on ArakNet * Phenom Member board * Free access and instant validation with valid email. * Serious users only * No need to provide real info but if you choose to provide a fake id, please be creative. * Accounts that shows no efforts during creation are flagged BOGUS on the spot. The BBS is also hosting the weekly Meetup In The Abyss on Wednesdays at 8PM EST. It's the perfect time to connect and chat with other users and SysOps from many other BBSes. The Bottomless Abyss is the home of Multi-Relay Chat, connection over 80 BBSes.