Originally posted by Maverick:
Seriously? When did any bulletin board forum become a site of real literary resource?
Just on the off-chance that this is a serious question, I will posit that it began before 2001 or 2002. Our local university began using bulletin boards regularly in those two years to promote intra-class discussion for students enrolled in Master's programs for English, as well as undergraduate English Honours classes, so these bulletin boards became real literary resources. I'm fairly certain that this format was used by other universities in previous years as well, since UBC isn't generally considered to be the cutting edge of technology in education.
I rarely know the answer to any question, so now I'm feeling quite smug and almost knowledgeable for having finally been able to supply one.
And on an unrelated note: Mav, you thrive on controversy, just as you did in your previous posting persona. I'm not being critical, merely stating that your posts don't go unnoticed, and you're well aware of it.