Recently we had a situation on the forum that has put the whole forum at risk, it was essentially becoming a dumping ground of garbage. It was cluttering the forums with BS that was spiriling out of control, similar to what is happenniong in Mexico, the violence in Mexico is spiriling out of control with the the unimaginable increase in volume of violence and the intense brutality.
We have failed to have any decency and only think of ourselves while not giving a damn about anyone else.
Some members who in the past hade made some constructive contributions started feeding a troll, that is very dangerous and not something that is healthy to a venue as BB. We started to get complaints from our loyal readers and they had a valid point. The personal attacks that were going unchecked were totally out of control and cluttering the forum with ranting that frankly no one gives a damn.
So here we are, trying to make sense of all this mess, that makes a society so selfih and self destructive, not just in Mexico but here in the US.
It is with sadness that I have to report that from here on all readers that want to post in this forum, must be registered and signed in. You can use a fake name, we don't care, but we will have more control on who posts and when we need to put a troll in check. We will still not moderate the forum, but even this forum has a a dregree of standards.
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. The best way to handle a troll is to ignore him/her and do not feed it.
Trolls can be costly in several ways. A troll can disrupt the discussion on a newsgroup, disseminate bad advice, and damage the feeling of trust in the newsgroup community.
Furthermore, in a group that has become sensitized to trolling — where the rate of deception is high — many honestly naïve questions may be quickly rejected as trollings. This can be quite off-putting to the new user who upon venturing a first posting is immediately bombarded with angry accusations.
Even if the accusation is unfounded, being branded a troll is quite damaging to one's online reputation. So why associate yourself with a troll? Reputation and credibility is a character in a person that is not worth throwing away for a cheap thrill.
In an effort to reduce uncivil behavior by increasing accountability, many web sites (e.g. Reuters, Facebook, and Gizmodo) now require commenters to register their names and e-mail addresses, so unfortunately so have we.