The recent down-time was due to our internet server, once again, being grumpy.
This time has also allowed me to reflect on the site, as well as myself. After deep thought and consideration, I feel that it is best for me to halt the open-forum that has unfortunately been the attention getter of the site.
This move is not in reply to station threats. As a matter of fact, I have not personally heard from a station regarding halting the site. This is, in general terms, a way for my squeaky clean name to come out of this venture with a bruise…and not a scar (another brilliant analogy from yours truly).
As some of the educated readers of the website know, I created BTVN as a fan site. Not to post libel. Not to talk about one anchor’s weight problem, or to criticize another poster’s grammar. It was simply created for my geeky self to talk to other geeks. I mean, in 1995, I literily made a posterboard collage of all the newspaper articles regarding the affiliate switch between 4 and 7. I have known that this is what I want to do with my life since I was in “single digits”.
The website will be up, however not in the same fashion it has been in the past. It will be a rather toned-down site which will hopefully include some interactivity. However, do to the extreme immaturity of a couple posters, I feel that it is in my best interests to save face with the Boston TV community.
The future will bring you polls, the ever-popular “newsbabe” voting, and alot of video, pictures, audio and station tours.
If you would like to host your own forum, you may do so for free by getting an account with companies such as CGIspy.com, EZboard.com, and other services.
Hopefully the next time I see a news reporter, their reaction to me won’t be “I better be nice to you!”! Haha! I won’t name names, but it doesn’t reflect well on myself, and seeing as it is only hurting me, I had no other choice. You’ve got to give me credit. I tried.
If you have any other opinions, suggestions, etc., my email is always open to you. firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are an anchor, reporter, etc., I know you are reading this. If you have any time, I plead that you email me with any advice you may have. I am ready to listen.
Until Next Time…I’m Shawn Tempesta, signing off for now.