A bulletin board is on online message center where you can read posted messages and respond by posting one of your own using a Web browser. From your most baffling computer questions to casual advice on issues such as parenting, hobbies, or job searching, online bulletin boards might be a helpful source of answers. Usually, your options on the board include browsing, commenting on a previous message, posting an announcement, or beginning a new discussion. Bulletin boards offer a broad range of advice, from detailed commentary to offhand, personal experiences. Most boards are chronologically ordered, allowing you to trace the discussion from the present point to its origin. Some search engines have built-in listings of bulletin boards arranged by subject matter that can point you in the right direction. These listings are sometimes meticulously ordered according to category, so if you're browsing to find information about music, for example, you may find more narrowed discussions on the search engine boards than on other bulletin boards. To find an Internet bulletin board that targets your particular interests, try looking for a Web site geared towards that interest since these sites often contain links to related bulletin boards.
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