It was published by Rob Fisher ("probably the country's best known BBSer") at the beginning of each month and was available on most boards around the country. Roblist was the de facto BBS list for South Africa -- and a little beyond.
Launched in the late eighties, the first editions were "painstakingly created using an ANSI editor," remembers Rob Fisher. "Roblist was written in assembler to keep the size down because we still only played around at 2400 baud."
It provided users with a list of all verified Bulletin Board Systems and their numbers, along with the System Operator's name, what BBS software is run, and which mail networks each BBS carried -- over and above mention of "special features" such as image or music files.
PS: I'm on the list ...