PTT (批踢踢) Bulletin Board System in Taiwan

About PTT (批踢踢) in Taiwan:
. PTT is registered as a student organization at the National Taiwan University. The BBS Technology Research Club (臺大 BBS 研究社) was founded in 1999 by several BBS sites at NTU, with Yi-Chin Tu as its leader. In 1999 and 2000, the club held public events on campus for BBS users.Although PTT is a club and the most famous BBS site in Taiwan, it is not the official BBS site for NTU. The machines and other hardware used to set up PTT was obtained by the administrators without the help of the university, and hence it operates with a high level of freedom. However, it still operates on the NTU network, and hence must abide by its rules and regulations.
“批踢踢實業坊,簡稱批踢踢、PTT,是一個臺灣電子佈告欄(BBS),採用Telnet BBS技術運作,建立在台灣學術網路的資源之上,以學術性質為原始目的,提供線上言論空間。目前由國立臺灣大學電子佈告欄系統研究社管理,大部份的系統源代码由國立臺灣大學資訊工程學系的学生與校友進行維護,並且邀請法律專業人士擔任法律顧問。它有兩個分站,分別為批踢踢兔與批踢踢參。目前在批踢踢實業坊與批踢踢兔註冊總人數約150萬人,尖峰時段兩站超過15萬名使用者同時上線,擁有超過2萬個不同主題的看板,每日超過2萬篇新文章及50萬則推文被發表,是台灣使用人次最多的網路論壇之一。”
. Various issues are enthusiastically discussed on PTT, even to a profound extent generating social impacts in reality. The newspaper and television media started to report on PTT, with journalists assigned to monitor PTT for the latest updates. Quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTT_Bulletin_Board_System
Using the TELNET protocol, PTT provides a quick, instantaneous, free of charge, and open online forum community. Currently, PTT has two branch sites, PTT2 (批踢踢兔) and PTT3 (批踢踢參). Of the three sites, the main site PTT[5] is largest in scale and capacity, currently handling up to 150,215 visitors online at a time (9 September 2008), making it the largest Chinese language-based BBS in the world.[citation needed]The main site was founded on 9 September 1995 by Yi-Chin Tu (杜奕瑾 Dù Yìjǐn), then a sophomore in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University. PTT2 was founded in 2000, with the aim of providing a similar system centered around groups and individuals. PTT3, powered by MediaWiki, was founded in 2004 in Washington, D.C., United States for Taiwanese students studying abroad. PTT also provides wiki and blog services for registered users. The PTTwiki service was activated on 5 February 2004 and powered by Tavi wiki system. It is the main wiki service for individuals in Taiwan.Since 2000, PTT has become the largest online forum in Taiwan due to its increasing number of users. Various issues are enthusiastically discussed on PTT, even to a profound extent generating social impacts in reality.[citation needed] The newspaper and television media started to report on PTT, with journalists assigned to monitor PTT for the latest updates.PTT is an open source project. The source code is released under GPL 2.0.

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