Postings on the parcel tax have been opened by citizens and by this paper's staff. But as soon as a posting disagrees with the position of the school district or this paper's support of the parcel tax, it is shut down to posters unless you register to comment.
It's already been mentioned that it is the paper's right. I get that. It's also been mentioned that you can give a false name and address to register. Seems pointless.
The most recent editorial posted ("Facing Layoffs") could have started with comments allowed only by registered posters. Instead, it is opened to all and then it later is closed to non-registered posters, in this case presumably because it does not support the views of the editor.
What is the point? What is it the paper is trying to accomplish? Does the owner know this is occurring?