A precursor to, imitation of, or independently evolved BBS-oriented variation on the standard Internet .sig idea.

Taglines became common with the advent of offline mail readers, like those dealing in the QWK format.

BBS Taglines always had a fairly reliable format (have I got it switched?):
--- Some sort of witty saying
* A one-line ad for the BBS, mail reader software and/or echomail processor

Here are some arguably funny BBS taglines I remember. For some reason, they're all Trek-related.

I am Popeye of Borg. Prepare to be askimiligrated!
I am Madonna of Borg. Gender is irrelevant!
Resistance turns me on!
We've secretly switched their Dilithium with new Folger's Crystals. Let's see if anyone notices!
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