Yes that is the question. I'm sticking my neck out to post this because Cholo seems to be a polarizing character on the Pleasanton Weekly and Danville/San Ramon Express. By discussing this in my blog, I'm hoping to solve the problem and not make it worse.
One of my regular readers emailed me that they won't comment on a recent blog because of Cholo. I was surprised by this hostility to Cholo. Most of what I've read by Cholo is playful or silly, but not objectionable, or at least not objectionable to me.
I don't mind Cholo's comments and I like most of the links he posts. I used to think Cholo was a "she," but based on some recent comments about the Basque, I now believe Cholo is a he. I've known for a while that Cholo is Jewish. Maybe that's why Cholo and I get along.
Some of Cholo's posts are silly but not harmful. I have not seen Cholo attack bloggers or commenters, or at least not in a mean way. So I don't know what this anti-Cholo business is about.
I've had much worse comments on my blogs. I'm not going to repeat any of them because I don't want to stir up the trolls, but a few months ago I had to lock the comments on my blogs just to shake off a troll. In my opinion Cholo is not a troll.
So I don't want to chase Cholo away, but I don't want Cholo chasing my regular readers and fans away either. If you are pro-Cholo (and that includes you too, Cholo) post your reasons why in the comment section. And Cholo I'm trying to defend you here, so be nice and don't make it more difficult by attacking anyone in your comments. I will edit or suppress any negative comments.
If you are anti-Cholo email me at email@example.com and I will print whatever is printable from your comments anonymously. Maybe if Cholo tones down some of what you are objecting to, he can be welcomed back.