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board

noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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A press release or a phone call to the features editor might result in free publicity for the BBS.
With some practice and experience, department system operators can enhance their bulletin boards with additional features, until they have what they consider a "dream BBS.
Harwin recalls a man who bought loads of expensive software to create his BBS.
To market your BBS, get the word out by listing it with online organizations, magazines or on other BBSs.
We chose edocs software because it is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that delivers the scalability, flexibility, and speed-to-market that BBS will require in order to meet Norway's banks and consumer's needs for online billing.
We are very pleased to collaborate with Logica's leading integration team to deliver an Internet billing solution for BBS, which is one of the most influential entities in the Norwegian financial market," said Jim Moran, executive vice president and co-founder of edocs.
After your BBS has been configured properly and is running smoothly, you'll need a system operator (sysop) to operate it.