You do want to replace the BB before riding it much further; if it disintegrates while you're riding, you may lose control of the bike. If I were you, I would ride it no further than your nearest local bike shop, buy a new BB and buy the two special tools needed to replace it and switch it right there (or get them to do it).
Yes, you can give rep (although maybe only once you're out of the nursery). It's more traditional to rep people for creative insults or irrelevant lunacy. Rewarding good advice would only encourage it.