[Date updated: 2021/10/26(Tue) 16:46:26]
 I wish we could see the imageboard timeline (;´Д`)
 
 I've put it up temporarily as a secret page on bbsdirectory, but be 
  warned that it's largely unfinished and filled with glaring holes
  
  https://bbsdirectory.neocities.org/timeline/index.html
  
  wtf is reikonch?! why is it so old?
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  │└- https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/霊魂ch
    - https://web.archive.org/web/20151017233215/http://www2.plala.or.jp/tanpui/ghost1.htm
    - https://web.archive.org/web/20011007020222/http://www.belltown.co.jp/joe/side06/s_tw1002.html
    
    It means "Soul/Spirit Channel", and they were based out of NIFTY-
    Serve's "CB Simulator" service (NIFTY-Serve was the Japanese version of 
    CompuServe, and the CB Simulator service simulated the experience you 
    get with CB radio. CB radio was somewhat of an analog precursor to 
    things like IRC in many ways - people used it to meet/chat to random 
    people from their bedrooms)
    
    On a certain channel of that service on a certain time each week, 
    everyone would use the same handle (which I believe was 霊魂, reikon/
    soul/spirit), effectively making them anonymous. According to the above 
    wiki page, this was supposedly the first community to do something like 
    that
    
    They had distinctive kaomoji too: \(゚▽゚)/ and \(゚△゚)/
    
    In 1997, an ID-reveal feature was added to the service, and after that 
    Reikon channel slowly faded into obscurity. The CB Simulator service 
    was discontinued in 2005
    
    Apparently they were discussed a lot on early Ayashii World and 2ch, 
    and Reikon channel users played some involvement in shaping those 
    communities in their early days, but these days they're rarely 
    mentioned and are almost completely forgotten (;´Д`)
    
  your forgetting ayashii@heyuri.net
   
   It falls under Heyuri (´∇`)
     

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