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Ban posts from Cholo

Original post made by NoMoCholo on Nov 25, 2009

Please, please, please. PW- Do yourselves and your readers a favor and ban Cholo from posting (if you are capable of doing that).
Much like the failed Prattle and Tattle posts, Cholo's post are a blight on an otherwise quality publication/site.
If you need help tracking down his IP address, I'd be glad to assist.
Thanks

Comments (23)

Posted by Ignore him, a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Nov 25, 2009 at 10:12 am

nomocholo
Doesn't seem possible that PW can ban cholo's posts.
Seems like the best choice is to ignore his posts or at least the ones that are obnoxious. Sometimes he or someone using the same name, posts interesting comments.
I have noticed that the PW often removes his posts.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I find comments from Cholo annoying, but I believe in freedom of speech, and Cholo has as much right as any of us to post his opinions. You can choose to skip his comments and not read them.


Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Three words: FREEDOM OF SPEECH ... Think about it ... does anyone really want to start a censorship process on what is "not good posting"??? It's just a question.


Posted by Jill, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I feel your pain. It would be nice if it would just go away.


Posted by Jack, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Read the Bill of Rights. The Pleasanton Weekly is protected by the First Amendment, not bound by it.
The Weekly is Free to ban Cholo, or publish Cholo, it is 100% their choice. And should they choose to ban Cholo, they would not be denying him his First Amendment Rights.
Cholo is always free to print his own newspaper or start his own Cholo Weekly website...


Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:01 am

If you don't like him, don't read him. Prattle and Tattle was different, the PW sponsored him and they finally realized what a liability he was so they silenced him on the sponsored thread. He can still post as an ordinary citizen, like the rest of us.
Without a little conflict this would be just another yuppie town filled with soccer mommies getting their nails done and yapping on their cell phone while driving. Wait, that IS what this town has become . . . .


Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:15 am

I'm beginning to think the world needs a Cholo ... we need someone to bristle our brains ... tickle our sensibilities ... just think if he were King with autocratic rule ... then again think if the people who oppose Cholo were King with autocratic rule ... no ... love him or leave him ... at least we can move along without harm. thank you Pleasanton Weekly for your efforts at putting up with all of us on the Square.


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm


What would be nice is an "ignore" feature that would allow individuals to prevent certain user's posts from appearing on their screen. This feature is common on many internet forums and is great for dealing with people like Cholo. While we can all choose to read his/her posts (or not), sometimes this person posts so often in a particular thread that it is difficult to read everything else in peace.


Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Qwerty ... good idea! Bleep out the noise!!! There has to be a technology that allows for expression and filtering at the same time.


Posted by little m, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Qwerty's comment intrigued me ... I did a search and found a site that actually has a filter for comments ... the technology exists.

Web Link


Posted by Spirited32, a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 27, 2009 at 8:30 am

Seems to me the poster of this string should practice tolerance and acceptance instead of demanding censorship. Like others have said, if you don't like a particular person's posts then don't read them...


Posted by Julia, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2009 at 8:55 am

Well, without knowing it folks...you gave Cholo what he/she wanted.

If I were Cholo, I would be smiling and saying to myself...keep those comments coming...I made the top ten...

Julia


Posted by lyndalu, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:53 am

As much as I usually disagree with most of Cholo's comments, no one should be banned from saying what they want to say. NoMoCholo - why don't you just move to another country that doesn't have freedom of speech?


Posted by Gary Schwaegerle, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:28 am

Gary Schwaegerle is a registered user.

NoMoCholo was probably Posted by Cholo just to get your goat on Black Friday. This whole Blog thing seems so many times to be full of sarcasm, and so much of the time We are all ignorant and need to discover the Truth. Perhaps Cholo will reinvent them-self as Chola. Hope You All had a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Gary Schwaegerle


Posted by a.h., a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

isnt there more than one cholo?


Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm

How do you know which Cholo to ban? Continue censoring our remarks as in the past (when they cross the line according to PW editors), but don't abridge our rights as citizens to speak and write our minds. The diversity of opinion and thought is always stimulating and sometimes even entertaining.


Posted by Tom, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm

You poor people who can't stand Cholo's postings. It must be hard to live your lives with such a thorn in your sides. Why not just make this Cholo's blog and you can all go and blog together in the blogasphere and just let the bloggers who you like into your little, little, little world.


Posted by Flyd R Turbo American (aka Jack), a resident of Downtown
on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Not to beat a dead horse to death: But posting on this site is a priveledge granted to us by the Pleasanton Weekly, and the only "rights" protected under the First Amendment belong to the Weekly and not the bloggers...


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm


To the last couple of people who posted here:
All the more reason to have an "ignore" feature, where people can pick and choose who to listen to and who to ignore. It's not that difficult to do with the right software.


Posted by Jesse, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Speaking of censorship. I went to the borders in SF and was told they did not nor would they carry Sarah Palin's book going rogue. I came home to Pleasanton and went to Borders where I bought the last copy and was told by the lady working there that they had sold out the previous 4 shipments. People seem so threatened by her. I read Obama's book as well so I do not see the point.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

scapegoating...i rest my case!


Posted by NoMo Cholo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I've tracked at least 6 different 'users' on this thread that posted from the same IP address as 'Cholo'. Isn't technology wonderful....we don't need to ban Cholo, just ignore him and let him continue to talk to himself.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

oh my...I'm the only Cholo...those imposters...waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...mercy mercy mercy!


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