IBM and Compatibles: DOS: TAG
Author: Paul Loeber and Robert Numerick (Later Victor Capton, Randy Goebel, and Paul Williams) (Assistance by Martin Pollard)
Additional Notes:
Victor Capton writes "I'd like to contribute what little I can to the project. I'm one of the authors who developed the TAG BBS software. Authors over the years: Victor Capton, Randy Goebel, Alan Jurison, Paul Loeber, Robert Numerick and Paul Williams. All live in the Detroit (MI) area except Alan Jurison who is in Syracuse (NY). Release period: 1986 through 2000. Platform: PC MSDOS based application which can run in DOS/Windows. Written in Borland Pascal. Availability: Free for business or personal use (we considered it fun to give the program away while others tried charge for them) Peak number of running systems: Just over 1000, mostly in the US and Canada.

"Areas of major TAG BBS concentration: Michigan: Detroit (where it started), Lansing, Flint and Battle Creek. California: Oakland. Connecticut: Hartford. Florida: Jacksonville and Cocoa. Maryland: Baltimore. New Jersey: Newark. New York: Syracuse. North Carolina: Raleigh. Ontario Canada: Windsor and Hamilton. Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. Texas: Houston, Beaumont and Fort Worth. Virginia: Norfolk.

"We all poured countless hours into the development and support of people running BBSs. Even today I don't think the internet has come close to the sense of community and simple accomplishment that BBSing provided. Building and running a complete environment on your local computer and WATCHING people use it is a far different experience than putting up a web page on some remote server. We all made and still have a great many friends from being SysOps and BBS developers."

Ken Sallot writes "TAG is often mistakenly attributed as a hack of Forum Software."

tagr27.zip ( 30K) Complete Borland Pascal 7.0 and "C" equivalent record structure package for T.A.G. (used for writing utilities).
tagu26b.zip ( 10K) T.A.G. Version 2.6b Release (May 19, 1992)
tagn26d.zip ( 26K) Nodelist index compiler package (for FidoNet nodelist compatible networks).
tagm27.zip (416K) Main program package for the T.A.G. Bulletin Board System Version 2.7 (includes update documentation for version 2.7).
tagc26f.zip ( 16K) T.A.G. Version 2.6f Conversion Release (September 1, 1993)
tagd27.zip (132K) Documentation package for T.A.G. Includes main reference documentation, menu documentation and update documentation.
tagw26.zip (576K) Dictionary package for the message system spell checker (/SPELL in message editor).
tagm26f.zip (368K) T.A.G. BBS Version 2.6f - MCONFIG Program
tagu27d2.zip (336K) T.A.G. Bulletin Board System Y2K maintenance release
tags26c.zip ( 84K) T.A.G. (Multinode) Version 2.6c Utility Program (1993)
tagr26e.zip ( 34K) T.A.G. Version 2.6e Release (April 27, 1993)
tags27.zip ( 78K) TAG BBS Version 2.7 Startup Package
tagu27d.zip (368K) T.A.G. Bulletin Board System maintenance release upgrade from Version 2.7 or later to Version 2.7d.