"If anyone wants to write about the worldwide project that was termisoc's high point, and the events that lead to it's departure from the termisoc servers, then please do."
Alex McLean's memories
Well it's hard to talk about Flux BBS, it was a meeting and discussion place for people, and most of those people no longer meet there any more, and memory of what they discussed has now faded. I really don't want to reduce its history to a list of software that it ran upon, and don't want to show up some romantic idea about what it was.
So I don't really know what to write about. It was fun though, and pretty central to termisoc's activities. I recommend hosting a BBS as a good way to while away those long hours that you should be spending in lectures. I also recommend backing up the posts to said BBS, so that you can return to them in later life and try to work out what the hell you were thinking.
Maybe others could contribute something a bit more informative? Or maybe I'll remember more another day...
Pete Hatton's memories
Well, when did I first start using Flux BBS? That must had been around September 1997. It was a great place to have a chat with people, since we had a load of cool people from the University of West England, in Bristol. This link with UWE lead to a few fantastic meets with them, and some other meets.
And also it was the path for me into TermiSoc, and to meeting some great friends who I'm still in contact with them today.
Of course, there was some very amusing incidents when someone typed a space before the /m command. To add to the amsusement, at least half of the people in the chat room was in the same physical room.
Before I finished Uni, I started writing FluxWeb, which, unlike a few past attempts got to a working project that is running now. It has the full posting and reading features, and you can chat on it as well.
Sadly today, Flux BBS it's not used as much, I'm not sure what will happen to it, but I hope it stays up.
Alex Charrett's memories
There was a time where it was very hard to distinguish where TermiSoc ended and Flux began, so interdependant they were. Flux generated many members of TermiSoc, such was the friendly atmosphere and banter on it's boards.
It also quite heavily responsible for the School of Computing Technichians nicknaming the Sun Lab the 'Sun Lounge', such was was the amount of people using Flux in there (remember this is before free dialup/broadband existed!).
Flux was much loved and it was a sad day for both parties when it had to move away from the TermiSoc systems.
Flux BBS is still available to use - go to Flux BBS via a Web browser, or use an SSH client and go to fluxbbs.org (the SSH username is bbs).
You will be able to read a wealth of information that has been amassed over the years, use the Chat facility, and if you're really lucky you may meet some of the ex-Termisoc members and hear them talk about the 'good old days'. Please ensure you wear shoes while using the BBS though.