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Town Square changes announced

Original post made on Jan 26, 2021

Several changes to The Almanac's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort to reduce disrespectful commentary and encourage broader, more diverse community participation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 10:46 AM

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Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Robert Cronin is a registered user.

I disagree with the prohibition of short posts. Brevity should be encouraged.
The two sentences above would not be permitted. How does that make sense?
Heck, this entire post would not be allowed.

Moderator response:

Your comment was a total of 194 characters and therefore is almost exactly the minimum of 200 characters. As was stated in the article, however, this is not an automatically imposed minimum, it is a guideline. Moderators will use their discretion, and if a person makes a thoughtful comment in under 200 characters it won't be removed.

Posted by Some Perspective
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Feb 4, 2021 at 12:27 am

Some Perspective is a registered user.

If I were allowed to keep it brief, I'd just write "Amen" to show my support for these much needed changes. A lot has changed in the world since Palo Alto Online launched. We now have Twitter, where for past President and MyPillow guy are both banned. The alternative site Parler came and went, but Embarcadero's service is still standing. Thanks Bill Johnson!

Posted by [email protected]
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 29, 2021 at 8:59 am

[email protected] is a registered user.

Social media shouldn't be a trash can because social media is a powerful tool for influencing people's minds. I recently read a creative collection of texts Web Link on this topic and I can say that Instagram and Facebook can become a filter of true and false information. The internal policy of these resources helps to implement blocking of most trash content.

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