What was the first internet/newsgroup/BBS type discussion group you participated in? My story dates all the way back to 1985. It was a local dialup BBS in Sacramento, CA called the Citadel. It ran on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4 at someones house with a 1200 baud modem. Each person called in one at a time to read and reply to forum messages. The next year, I started my own BBS running on the same type of computer. The good old days.