I can imagine, I remember joining through my job in a bookshop back in 1998 (yikes). I did a bit of unpaid monitoring until bad elements started to seep though and I gave it all up. I know it was truly over when TalkTalk/Carphone Warehouse took over the BB bit of their business. I did have a FRIACO dial-up connection shared by two computers (yikes) until 2005 when I got my first BB connection with Metronet ....ahhh the good old days ! lol
So you were a volunteer too? awesome
Yes they started to seep in the day they gave the world 0800 access. You got a better class of scum at PAYG rates.
Yes - Metronet - now there's an ISP that was great until they killed it.