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Town Square changes announced

Original post made on Jan 26, 2021

Several changes to the Mountain View Voice's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort to reduce disrespectful commentary and encourage broader, more diverse community participation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:38 AM

Comments (13)

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm

Dan Waylonis is a registered user.

Some good, some bad. If there's a bug with upvote counting then it should be fixed, rather than removed. It's a very useful metric to see how the community responds to an article and comment.


Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 26, 2021 at 7:49 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

I wanted to upvote Dan’s comment, but.....


Posted by gcoladon
a resident of Slater
on Jan 27, 2021 at 1:20 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

I guess I will have to keep my strong Like of Dan's and Greg's posts to myself now.

Now.. what to do with my 1916 remaining characters..


Posted by Seth Neumann
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 27, 2021 at 6:41 pm

Seth Neumann is a registered user.

I like the "like" it avoids a lot of repetitive "me too" comments


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 28, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

"me too"


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Old Mountain View

on Jan 29, 2021 at 6:34 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


Posted by Groot
a resident of Willowgate
on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Groot is a registered user.

Isn't life wonderful now that we have little "Ministries of Truth" popping up everywhere you look.

Our media is discovering that there ARE significant benefits to groupthink and CCP style social scoring systems.

What the alleged journalist forget is that the Freedom of Speech is messy and often offensive.

Whatever happened to "'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"???

Sad


Posted by Mark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:25 am

Mark is a registered user.

These are a good set of rules.
It should be called "The Business Man" rules.
Mostly 1 individual abused the comment section, so much so many people did not like even coming to this site any more.

Free speech is not being infringed on, you can make your point, let others do the same, but no more games or lectures.


Posted by home of registered user
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 2, 2021 at 12:06 pm

home of registered user is a registered user.

" but no more games or lectures."

I'm curious, did you read @groot's post?

I notice there is very little comment since the changes, except, of course, the spam.

Sad.


Posted by Mark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 2, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Mark is a registered user.

@ home of registered user,
you said,
"I notice there is very little comment since the changes, except, of course, the spam."

That's because one person was responsible for 75% of the posts. I have not seen him back yet, maybe he was banned, or new user name.

It will take some time for people to come back. They have to feel OK with posting again, without being attacked by the activist people with an agenda.


Posted by home of registered user
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 2, 2021 at 3:42 pm

home of registered user is a registered user.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm

Mark is a registered user.

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Posted by home of registered user
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:34 am

home of registered user is a registered user.

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