I'd signed up to the BFF, oh, I think it was about 2007. I had a total of about 40 whopping posts. I just stopped even going in and reading the forum. People were so insulting to each other. I was blown away. It definitely did not live up to its slogan. Moderators were doing just exactly what was described in this article. It was appalling. And then other people that had a sighting, who weren't researchers and just needed to have a place to tell someone about what happened to them had the same thing done to them that happened to that 14 year old boy.
The insults that were allowed to stay on that forum about other researchers was really mind blowing. There were also a lot of remarks about former members that had been banned; just really vitriolic stuff.
Needless to say, what is the point in even being a part of something like that when you know its just a matter of time until you piss off the wrong person with a totally innocuous remark and then your ass is going to be grass...so to speak. It started to take all of the joy out of this for me so I just stayed away.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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