What is Claudette McDermott afraid of that she would post a self-promoting thread about street artists and then restrict any comments to registered users? Didn't we go through this nonsense when Jeb tried to shut down the negative comments on Measure G? Claudette claims to be a "columnist" for the Weekly ("Reflections by Claudette McDermott") yet she wishes only to post, not be criticized by anyone who does not wish Jeb to out them by revealing their name. Remember what he did to previous registered posters?
Gina, this is nonsense. Having an open forum will allow for some unwanted comments. However, when you sponsor a person with their own column and then allow them to arbitrarily restrict comments you defeat your purpose.
You have effectively created a free advertising post for Claudette. How do you think your paid advertisers feel about that? If I were one of them I would cancel my ads with the Weekly immediately.