Thursday, December 27, 2018

Borderland Beat Good News~Bad News



Good News!!!

In case you haven’t noticed, BB reporters been posting articles at a rate not seen in years.  My girl Yaqui is the engine that could----and does,  we are the best team ever.  With help from others this year is closing out with number of posts at the third highest in BB history and not achieved since 2011.
Views jumped almost a quarter million.

All good and gratifying…big thanks to all contributors and translators. 

Now Bad News!

Yaqui is leaving to Mexico in a remote area that has unreliable wifi.  Her ability to contribute, will be questionable and clearly will be impacted.  This a trip she and Super Mike take each year, so this is not conjecture, it is knowledge from experience.

HELP!!!!
I have called on part time contributors to  contribute more often.  But that will not touch the void left behind.
So I am reaching out to YOU, our followers for your help.  And it will only be for 2 months or so.

Ways to help

1.  Send a article to my email.  Chivis.martinez@hushmail.com.  Have it translated if needed, and ready to post with at least one foto.  I will do the rest.

2.  become a full reporter for 2 months.  That means a commitment of 5 to 7 posts per week You will be sent an invitation to join, and will be activated as soon as you accept.  The remainder I will explain as you accept.

3.  Be come a part time reporter posting 3 to 5 per week

4.  We could use one more translator.  

If I can’t get a solution, with my Chapo trial reporting, either I stop that and post a couple of posts each day, or stop it all together.  With moderating it is just too much.  And sorry to say I am having another surgery in January. 

Alternatively, we could shut BB down for a couple of months.  I am not sure what to do.  It will be predicated on a working, functioning plan.  Please do not volunteer and not keep the commitment.  Good news it is only for a short time. 

Email me!.---------Chivis

31 comments:

  1. Be safe Yaqui!
    Mica

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  2. Yaqui, I'm jealous. Safe travels and thanks for all you do -

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    1. Gracias !, thank you all very much , esp Chivis's kind words. I will be checking in whenever possible , hopefully with some Posts too.
      Ojala, I won't have any of my own Narco stories to share.........well, I do have quite a portfolio of personal stories.......from spending nearly half my life in mexico.........perhaps I will share a few, we'll see how it goes. !

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  3. You have 9 contributors according to the site!!! Are the other contributors just for looks ????

    I’m willing to help. I will try to look for articles on the internet after work and I will send them by e-mail to you.

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    1. Thank you ! anything to be of help to Chivis.
      Time will fly and I will be back before you know it , but La Gran Dama needs backup !

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    2. I will start tomorrow.

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  4. Yaqui vaya se con cuidado mi hija. - Sol Prendido

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  5. Yaqui: We expect some reports of your adventures in Mejico. Be safe.
    Mexico-Watcher

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    1. Pues......If you insist, haha.....I am quite sure their will be adventures to report on present or past. Internet connection dependent.
      thanks to you MW for your always pertinent comments.

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  6. I dont have a solution , but thank you Borderland Beat. Been a daily reader since 2010.

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  7. I love borderland beat, I read it religiously, from the Texas panhandle. I appreciate the hard work and time that goes in to the articles.. I would miss this very much :(

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  8. Any money involved if so I'm interested.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA.......dream on, but thanks anyway !

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  9. I’ll give it a shot at translator I’ll send you an article one of these days

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  10. Where would we get articles from..if we want to help

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  11. Keep up the good work. I really hope there is someone to take the job.

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  12. Thank you yaqui and chivis for everything you do for BB
    Coming from a BB spectator Gracias! Amigas

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  13. I hope oaxaqueno can help out more. Love his articles. The work you all do to keep bb running is incredible. Every morning I wake up, I'm amazed to see another four, five posts. I can remember a few years ago when it was that many a week!unfortunately there is not much I can do to be involved. But I will continue to heap praise on those that are! Thank you all! P.s. please somebody help! I love this blog! Even the trolls lol
    Mn

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  14. something happend to Roberto tapia in michoacan.

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    1. Yeah he got kidnaped but let go. It was carretera Apatzingan - Buenavista i believe could be wrong.
      Hes to crazy to be on a tour through apatzingan at the moment. 15 straight days of gun battle.

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  15. All kinds of cartel fights going on in michoacan.

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  16. Yaqui Thanks for all you do bro!

    Sincerely Uday

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  17. Who signs their narco banners with the Michelin man?

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  18. Heya! All the best, Yaqui. I hope you enjoy your trip and thank you for all your hard work. 😊

    Also I am curious, am I doing something wrong? I posted a comment days ago which was not approved offering to help, and also sent Chivis 3 translated articles attached and a few questions that have yet to be answered. I assume Chivis is just insanely busy? 😅 Either way I am still happy to help!

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  19. I post several stories each week on the BB Forum and many times I see them reposted on main board a day or 2 later, but in your original message you say that you would rather have them sent to you? Maybe I misunderstand. ..when I post on the BB Forum, I translate and include photos.

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    1. I am not sure what your question is. But of course posts will be from the same source. Mainpage posts 5 or 6 each day [with yaqui] and forum averages one new post

      some people are prolific like Mica and LeChef but mostly people just comment. We do use some of forum posts and credit is given if no work is needed we give full credit [no google translate]

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