When I was a kid, back in the 1980's before folks started using the Internet, we would use EBBS or BBS's, Electronic bullitin Board Systems. Basically they were stand alone computers that people ran as a hobby where folks could log in, read and leave message in public and private(email) message bases. Share files, and even play online games. Some of us feel like those were the good old days, things were more community oriented and it was actually a lot of fun.
The worse part of BBS's back then, was most BBS's had only 1 phone line, so you had to wait your turn to log in and read messages. The simplest discussions could last days because of this.
Fratm's BBS was put on line on August of 2021 an attempt to bring back the nostalgia of the old days, the main differences now are that you connect through the internet, so no busy signals and the BBS software supports multiple callers at once.
I hope that you visit my BBS, and I hope that you enjoy it. If you have any ideas for features to add to the system, send me feedback or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always open to talk about thing.