The WELL is an online Forum and one of the oldest Internet communities.
The WELL was originally a dial-up bulletin board system. Later, when Internet access became more broadly available, the WELL's text-based forums became available via a command-line client for those with shell accounts on an Internet service provider. Since the web has become more popular, the WELL has begun to provide a web interface to its discussion boards, which it calls "conferences".
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