this description my be bias as I was a sysop of archnoids bbs.
this bbs was set up in Loughborough, East midlands Uk.
Run by myself Keith Taylor(Spider) and in the last 2 years by my father Dave Taylor (Ninja) we where part of the uk comunities for the amiga. Fluffy net and TML (the missing Link). I (spider) did all the ansi art for the site and for many other bbs.
The closest ties to Arachnoids in the way of BBS bulliten Boards where
and too many to mention.