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DELETE BLOG SITE

Original post made by Sandy on Dec 19, 2007

This site has become nothing but a forum for personal attacks that would never make it into the actual "letters to the editor" in the real newspaper, and cheapen the pleasanton weekly and pleasanton as a community. DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME THE PW DELETES THIS BLOG SITE? I DO!

Comments

Posted by Shelley, a resident of Downtown
on Dec 19, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Welcome to the Internet Sandy!


Posted by Marie, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 19, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Sandy,

Thank You, I agree, I just started reading this site and I'm disheartened by the cruel things people are saying to one another. I'm a fan of the weekly when it arrives in my mailbox each Friday, however I'm choosing to stay away from the website from now on. The negativity makes me too sad.


Posted by technology, a resident of Downtown
on Dec 19, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Technology is changing so quickly these days and new mediums are opening up many new doors. Blogging is merely one of them. Every major news site, and most small ones, allow comments on stories and blogging for their readers to discuss current topics and is aimed at allowing the reader become more directly involved with the discussion. Without blogs the world would be much different, although at times they may be offensive or seem to be filled with drama, that is what people enjoy discussing. Ever read a book or watched a movie without any conflict...I didn't think so.


Posted by mac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

This is the way of the 21st century. I've found it fruitful in lieu of the negativity. I've learned much about the debate around Oak Grove and now understand it all better. It allows ppl to air their opinions and feelings over simplistic issues and ideas as well as hotbed items. There is a bit to be gained in that. Takes an understanding of social psychology to understand that.

We all just need to remember to bring our "filters" when we read.


Posted by Janna, a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 29, 2007 at 10:54 am

No. I think they should expand and improve it.

As much as we'd like to deny it, Pleasanton is part of the world. The world is not a nice place or haven't you noticed? Are the words posted on this forum (not a blog, btw) worse than the occupation and destruction of Iraq? Worse than people starving and neglected in our own country? Worse than the torture committed by our government in our names?

There is some perspective to be had here. I've read nothing on any thread here that measures up to those atrocities or for that matter, any unkind words on any of the other boards that I frequent. It's called discourse and sometimes it isn't pretty. It's going to get way worse before it gets better so you'd better get use to it.

I'm not saying there's no good in the world, but anyone who doesn't see what's going on here and abroad isn't paying attention or just doesn't care.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm

FYI -- This is a message board, not a BLOG.