blabbermouth n : someone who gossips indiscreetly [syn: tattletale, tattler, taleteller, talebearer, telltale]
- a gossip
- If it weren't for that blabbermouth Sally, the principal would never have known we did it.
Blabbermouth.net is a website dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock news, as well as album and music DVD reviews. Blabbermouth.net was founded and run by Borivoj Krgin in March 2000, although the website was officially launched in October 2001, and the record label Roadrunner Records began hosting it in December 2001. Users can post comments to selected news articles and album reviews, either in response to other user comments or in response to the article itself. This has attracted trolls and criticism from many musicians.
HistoryFounder Borivoj Krgin came up with the concept of Blabbermouth in January 2000. Robert Kampf, a friend of Krgin who runs Century Media Records, was staying with Krgin in New York and set up a meeting with Gunter Ford of World Management. During the meeting, Ford suggested an idea for a "heavy metal portal," a site which would offer news, merchandise and CD reviews to get record labels to sell their products through the site — Ford wanted Kampf to be involved. Krgin disliked the idea and wished for a site that offered around-the-clock news as he thought that no good news sites existed.
Krgin began researching how to develop and host his own website two months after the meeting. After a year Krgin felt comfortable going "live." The initial "primitive" version of the site was launched on March 3, 2001. In October of the same year Monte Conner, a friend of Krgin, and a Roadrunner Records artist and repertoire approached Krgin for the idea to host the site on Roadrunner servers. This way, Krgin could focus on the content rather than the technical aspects. In October 2001, Blabbermouth.net was officially launched.
In September 2006, Krgin claims to have performed a cleanup of Blabbermouth.net's user comments and to have adopted a moderation policy. Prior to this, in his own words, "countless abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic and threatening comments" had been posted on the site since the "comments" feature was implemented in early 2002.