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To the PW Forum Editors

Original post made by Billie, Mohr Park, on Dec 10, 2010

Pleasanton Weekly,
The initial thread on the article "Hosterman names City Council colleague Cook-Kallio as vice mayor, but not everyone pleased", along with its associated comments, has been deleted and is "no longer in the system".

I'm curious as to why it was removed. Which comments were so out of line that the thread had to be removed? Do you see the comments in the latest thread on this article so much more conducive to provoking thoughtful commentary on this issue that it will remain in the system? Did someone request that it be removed?

Frankly, I'm somewhat baffled as to the logic behind some of the recent editing in the forum. Perhaps you could share the "Terms of Use" you are currently operating under.
Thank you.


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Posted by Billie
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:01 am

PW Forum Editors:

Just a heads up . . . I am reposting my original comments in the remaining thread regarding Mayor Hosterman's appointment, once again, of Councilmember Cook-Kallio as Vice Mayor.

I have no idea why the original thread was removed, but since my post in that thread was the last one of any length (I think the actual last post, the one that followed mine, said something like "Jennifer rocks"), I will be most interested to see if it causes the remaining thread to disappear.

Should you care to respond, I am still very interested in why the original thread was removed.

Thank you.

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Posted by Heavy Handed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

For no clear reason, many threads are closed to the public with a note:
"Comments on this topic have been limited to registered users who are logged in.

If you are a registered user, login here.
If not, registration is very simple and may be done here."

And then often they disappear the thread- maybe because there are few further comments.
This defeats the purpose of having an open forum.
Come on editors, if you are doing things that you are embarrassed about, straighten up and fly right!

Mark Twain said:

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”