Originally Posted by Tadao
The biggest downside is that usually only 2 people max can connect at the same time. Really popular BBS's were always jammed, but if you were an uploader you could bump leechers. cause you were 1337.
a couple of my favorite bbs's had 10+ nodes + chatrooms but i think it depended directly on how many phone lines you had. in the later days wildcat even had an HTML browser and some bbs's had internet connectivity. But yeh, most BBS's had only 1 node so you would pretty much have to wait on one guy to finish up his stuff for the day and then call in. i used to use some option on the phone that would call me back when a number became unbusy.