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bulletin board
▪ I hung it up on my bulletin board.
▪ Officials from Aiken studied those systems and spent two years planning, realizing that they wanted more than a text-type bulletin board.
▪ The whole wall is like a bulletin board, made of some new, crumbly building-material.
▪ To call a local computer bulletin board, you would use: A.. The Terminal program in Windows.
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bulletin board

Bulletin \Bul"le*tin\, n. [F. bulletin, fr. It. bullettino, dim. of bulletta, dim. of bulla, bolla, an edict of the pope, from L. bulla bubble. See Bull an edict.]

  1. A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public.

  2. Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received.

  3. A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.

    bulletin board, a board on which announcements are put, particularly at newsrooms, newspaper offices, etc.

bulletin board

n. 1 a board on which messages may be posted, especially one in a public space 2 (context computing English) a system in which users may send, read and reply to public messages

bulletin board
  1. n. a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest [syn: bulletin board system, electronic bulletin board, bbs]

  2. a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements [syn: notice board]

Bulletin Board (album)

Bulletin Board (Bell Records Catalog number: Bell #1137) was the last studio album recorded by The Partridge Family and originally released by Bell Records. The album was recorded between July and September 1973 and released in October 1973. Bulletin Board was the first Partridge Family album to fail to chart on the Billboard 200 album chart. "Looking For A Good Time" b/w "Money Money" was released as a single in November 1973 (Bell Records Catalog number: Bell 45-414), but failed to chart. This was the last regular U.S. Partridge Family single.

The album cover featured a hand-written track listing pinned to a bulletin board, as well as a "family" photograph and a memo detailing the show's new Saturday night time slot. According to the liner notes for the CD release, the album cover was created within only a few hours due to time constraints. While Wes Farrell is credited as producer on the album, it was, in fact, produced and arranged by John Bahler, a member of 60s pop band The Love Generation and, later, the Ron Hicklin Singers, who provided backing vocals on all the Partridge Family albums. Bulletin Board is the only Partridge Family album recorded in a studio different from the preceding albums (which had all been recorded at Western Recorders (Studio 2) Los Angeles).

Reviewer Dave Thompson of AllMusic gave the album a rating of three stars out of five, claiming it was more representative of David Cassidy's solo material than the usual Partridge Family album: "the performances all lean a lot closer towards the Cassidy solo ideal -- soft ballads, tight rockers -- than the all-for-one harmonies and joy that characterized the Partridges' earlier releases." Howard Pattow, a member of the Partridge Family tribute band Sound Magazine, states that "the music here is groovy and funky, a definite reflection of pop music's embrace of disco ... overall, the music on Bulletin Board is quite different from previous Partridge Family efforts ... [and] features musicians that had previously not appeared on a Partridge record."

The compact disc was reissued by Collectors' Choice Music in September 2008. Initially, the disc was available exclusively through the company's web site. The disc contains two bonus tracks, comprising both sides of the Bones Howe-produced Shirley Jones single "Ain't Love Easy / Roses in the Snow", from 1972.

Bulletin board

A bulletin board (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or notice board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale, announce events, or provide information. Bulletin boards are often made of a material such as cork to facilitate addition and removal of messages, as well as a writing surface such as blackboard or whiteboard. A bulletin board which combines a pinboard (corkboard) and writing surface is known as a combination bulletin board. Bulletin boards can also be entirely in the digital domain and placed on computer networks so people can leave and erase messages for other people to read and see, as in a Bulletin board system.

Bulletin boards are particularly prevalent at universities. They are used by many sports groups and extracurricular groups and anything from local shops to official notices. Dormitory corridors, well-trafficked hallways, lobbies, and freestanding kiosks often have cork boards attached to facilitate the posting of notices. At some universities, lampposts, bollards, trees, and walls often become impromptu posting sites in areas where official boards are sparse in number.

Internet forums replacement for traditional bulletin boards. Online bulletin boards are sometimes referred to as message boards. The terms bulletin board, message board and even Internet forum are interchangeable, although often one bulletin board or message board can contain a number of Internet forums or discussion groups. An online board can serve the same purpose as a physical bulletin board.

Magnet boards, or magnetic bulletin boards, are a popular substitute for cork boards because they lack the problem of board deterioration from the insertion and removal of pins over time.

Bulletin board (disambiguation)

A bulletin board or notice board is a place where people can leave public messages.

Bulletin board may also refer to:

Usage examples of "bulletin board".

Right over to the wall he went, to the same bulletin board where Sally put up Mrs Wyler's letter when it came in, marking it CAN ANYONE HELP THIS LADY in big red-ink letters.

The tyke tapped the aerial photographs of the China Pit we kept tacked on the bulletin board, one after the other.

The tyke didn't kick or have a tantrum, but his eyes never left those photos on the bulletin board.

As I said, I dreamed about it in Peru mostly the skull-dream, and of shining my light into that crack but I didn't think of it much until I read Audrey Wyler's letter, the one that was tacked on the bulletin board when I came back from Peru.

That, and how he ran across the office trailer, right to the pictures of the China Pit on the bulletin board, like he'd been there a thousand times before.