The Online Atlanta Society (OAS) -- What Is It? -----------------------------------------------
The Online Atlanta Society OASis - public access Post Office Box 561 Bulletin Board Service (BBS) Decatur, GA 30031-0561 404-627-2662 (404-OAS-COM2)
This is for you, the modem user of the Atlanta metro area!
The OAS is an organization of modem users and BBS system operators founded in 1984. OAS is dedicated to online communication, BBS'ing, furtherance of shareware and public domain software, and mutual self protection of the online community.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Tower Place, 3340 Peachtree Rd at Piedmont Rd. These meetings are open to the public and feature interesting and educational seminars about online communication and computer related topics. This offers you a great opportunity to meet and talk with many other people interested in modem use and BBS'ing. Our meeting times and locations are confirmed in advance on the logoff screen of the group's BBS, the OASis (627-2662).
Computer hardware and software worth thousands of dollars are given away at the meetings. Companies giving presentations supply door prizes such as high speed modems, modem software, BBS software, nonstop power supplies, and more.
The OASis BBS is a focal point for our members and for the public. The BBS features over 100 online communication related message conferences spread across four multi-BBS mail networks. Thousands of specialty files are available for members to download. You can get recent versions of most shareware comm programs, BBS utilities, out of state BBS listings, and online newsletters. Many more files of interest to modem users and sysops are available. For example, the OASis maintains a huge selection of current and popular online doors.
Our three major publications are the Online Atlanta newsletter, the Atlanta BBS List, and the Introduction to BBS'ing. The newsletter publishes news about OAS and the worldwide online community, software reviews, humorous articles, and other information of interest to BBS users and sysops. The Atlanta BBS List (ABBL) has recognition for being among the most carefully maintained local BBS lists in the world. Atlanta area sysops and member sysops outside the Atlanta area update their BBS listings directly on the OASis. An automated calling program verifies listed boards before the release of each new ABBL.
You can join OAS for just $25.00. You get extended access to the OASis BBS and a subscription to the newsletter. You'll also enjoy full participation at our meetings and chances for free door prizes. Join us at any OAS meeting, or you can get started right away by mailing the membership application (the file is named member.app).
We hope to see you at the next OAS meeting. Come out and join us!