Hi, Baltimore Sun Talk Forum users. My name is Wes and, along with fellow b staffer Marissa Gallo, I'll be one of the administrators of this forum.
First things first: I saw some wondering what "b the paper" is. b free daily is the name of the free tabloid newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Baltimore Sun Media Group since April 2008. Our previous Web site is/was bthesite.com.
Which brings us to why we're now in the Baltimore Sun Talk Forums: Later this month, our Web presence is migrating to baltimoresun.com, and will be featured in the "Entertainment" section. We're excited about it.
We'll be using the Talk Forum as a place of general discussion, along with threads that will ask readers questions and give them a space to rant. We print answers and rants daily in b, so please, let your voices be heard! It's awesome you've already taken notice of it. Our staff will begin to contribute more to the Forum as we make the switch from our old site to the new one.
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to speak up on the Talk Forum or e-mail me or Marissa, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
MARCH 1 UPDATE: As part of b's daily conversation, we publish rants, answers to questions of the day, reader photos and other interesting tidbits whether they come to us through text, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, blog comments or, yes, the talk forums. So, yes, forum comments may be republished. RE: Rants -- they're published anonymously, so your TalkForum name would not be published with the rant. And for future reference, anything posted on baltimoresun.com falls under the "user content license" across Tribune papers (i.e. anything posted or uploaded by its users grants Tribune's newspapers and entities permission to publish it).