CONFLICTS ON THE TOWN SQUARE FORUM: What to do?
Original post made by resident, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2009
I noticed on a lot of threads that people get upset when discussions get involved and emotional. Some people have even suggested taking the Town Forum down. Except for the few abusers (need I site Cholo), blogging is probably one of the greatest innovations of journalism and the Town Square Forum is a wonderful example. Think about it. Don't you enjoy seeing the diversity of views on any given subject, or being directed to a piece of information that expands your views on a subject? Aren't you glad to know what the PUSD is doing when it rehires its managers as opposed to spending it on the kids? Would you really want everyone agreeing on an issue? That's what they do in Iran, or N Korea. It's called dictatorship not freedom of speech or freedom of the press. I say embrace the diversity and the divergent viewpoints. I congratulate the Pleasanton Weekly for its stellar forum. I have become a more informed citizen of Pleasanton.