Much has been made recently of our choice to remain anonymous. Critics attempt to minimize opinion or facts brought forth in The Bigfootery Enquirer by pointing to this choice. As a group of whistleblowers we have chosen this path because:
- It is the most effective method for us to receive and attract tips. Those people know that if we can keep our own identities out of the mix we can also do a good job in the same way for them. It is also how our network of stringers and various hangers-on have grown over the last year.
- In some cases we are in places as tight as a tick on a Walker Treeing Coon Hound’s ear. One would be amazed at the circles we travel, the campfires we share and the acronyms we could throw out there. And that is the key, retaliation would inevitably end that access.
- So many of the third and fourth level “Bigfoot Researchers”, aka “Bigfoot Investigators”, aka the elusive and self titled “Bigfoot Field Researchers” are nearly possessed with getting their name out there (the small pond of bigfootery syndrome), we seek neither fame nor fortune just a better informed bigfootery citizenry.
On a related topic we have launched a new contest during our internal virtual staff meetings. That contest is to bring the best goading, labeling and name calling of the week in emails, blogs, IMs and the like to the staff meeting. We really get a kick in trading those, especially the indignant, jump on the band wagon ones. Here’s the funny truth about those behaviors:
- The commentary always seem long in name calling and labeling. It seems the usual intellectually dishonest monikers of hater, basher and the like are the focus while nobody addresses the facts and the issues we raise. Attacking the messenger and avoiding dealing with the message, such critical thinkers and scientists.
- The goading we find funny. We speculate that many attempt this in the hope of getting a direct email. While we are not computer geniuses, rest assured that if we chose to we could bounce an email around and through so many different servers, both proxy and anonymous, that the IP coming out on the other end would be as frustrating and unfruitful a chase as most of these critics have with the sasquatch.
To end on yet another positive note, one of our crack staff was encouraged to visit the squatchdetective’s website in the last few weeks. They shared some links to all of us. While the continuously opening with every click blogtalk shows are frustrating, but certainly drives up the listener numbers, he is growing some good content. Some of it is plain common sense, but there are some nuggets there for improving the craft of bigfootery.