Online commenting is a waste of time

Why exactly do the discussion forums online exist? They seem to only serve the purpose of slamming people with "facts" that are neither substantiated nor pertaining to the subject at hand. Full Story
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wurx-fur-me

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Sep 16, 2009
If you don't like the forum don't read it!
Jory

Lake Forest, CA

#2 Sep 16, 2009
LOL, that is true.
Just another liberal complainting about free speech. I wonder if she realizes she just excersized that right!
A Thinker

Farmington, NM

#3 Sep 16, 2009
Paula, thank you for overseeing my free time.
Taxpayer

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 16, 2009
No one is forcing you to participate in forums and discussions. Just like the self righteous prigs that complain about porn, if you find it so incredibly offensive, don't look.
Paladin

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Sep 16, 2009
I bet she reads these posts for the next month just to see her name mentioned. LOL
Hi Paula, Ya there Paula?
realmen

United States

#6 Sep 16, 2009
What makes it a waste is that almost all topics are highjaked. Someone will turn most every topic into a racial or political issue. It would be nice if people would stay on topic. For example, see Jory's post. She wasn't complaining about free speech. You don't know her political belifs.
Nunya

United States

#7 Sep 16, 2009
Thanks for proving her point.
Nunya

Rockdale, TX

#8 Sep 16, 2009
realmen said it best.
sheez

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Sep 16, 2009
I hate to break it to you Paula but this isn't just a local topic site, it's all over the country and world. But, you're right in one respect, the topics sometimes do degenerate into slamming people or politics but isn't this an easier method to let the powers that be hear our voices rather than writing on paper a letter to the editor? People don't have time for that anymore and why should they when they can jump online and let their voice be heard. Just think about it, six million Jews wouldn't have died in Europe if they had the communication access we have today.
Tells it like it is

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Sep 16, 2009
Keep the forum, I find it very interesting to
read all the different opinions, and learn what
others are thinking
Tomorrow Headline

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Sep 16, 2009
Local gal from Flora Vista appointed by Obama to be his 1st Amendment Czar.

There will be no more truthful statements concerning the president and his corrupt thugs from Chicago under penalty of law.
Olden goalie

Window Rock, AZ

#12 Sep 16, 2009
Whatsa matter Paula did you get your feelings hurt on here a few times? People are slammed on or off internet, in or out of discussion forums.How do you think the Revolutionary War got started, colonists slamming their mother land. So it continues today.
rarely post

Farmington, NM

#13 Sep 16, 2009
I think most posters on the forum think their post are read by people in leadership. I've mentioned them to several community leaders and have found they don't read the posts due to the racial and anonymity factor. However, I have noticed Mr. Mills is directly responding to posts on the rodeo cruelty thread.
Willie

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Sep 16, 2009
It's good to comment on articles, or we just end up being sheepos.
BackAtcha

United States

#15 Sep 16, 2009
And so is writing a letter to the editor.
tomato

Tohatchi, NM

#16 Sep 16, 2009
we can put what we want so we need don't need to hold it back, and of course, our identities are not reveal for reasons we have. but i wonder at times when people get too harsh in some subjects like racism, etc. ....and others on realities of life. i'm glad the newspaper allow our opinions and grudges of us, the freedom of speech we have in America is great. but then again people should have respect for one another.

“Polymath”

Since: Jul 08

Farmington

#17 Sep 16, 2009
1. Make the forums registered only. That weeds out anyone who isn't from an area IP address and makes banning IP addresses of the flaming trolls possible.

2. Appoint moderators to keep the threads on track, delete offensive and violent posts, and ban the trolls.

It's pretty simple and there are thousands of boards that use those simple policies. Honestly, this is the most "Wild West" board I know of.

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Sep 16, 2009
I have seen this board moderate it's self more than once... you know that report abuse button??

So it's the good the bad and the ugly... most of us are here because truth be told it's fun....

I'm not so sure we even need to worry about local IP's it is a national forum after all..

It's like the man said.. don't like it, don't read them!
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Sep 16, 2009
SJC Liberal wrote:
I have seen this board moderate it's self more than once... you know that report abuse button??
So it's the good the bad and the ugly... most of us are here because truth be told it's fun....
I'm not so sure we even need to worry about local IP's it is a national forum after all..
It's like the man said.. don't like it, don't read them!
Good job, couldn't have said it better!
NObama

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Sep 16, 2009
Saint_ wrote:
1. Make the forums registered only. That weeds out anyone who isn't from an area IP address and makes banning IP addresses of the flaming trolls possible.
2. Appoint moderators to keep the threads on track, delete offensive and violent posts, and ban the trolls.
It's pretty simple and there are thousands of boards that use those simple policies. Honestly, this is the most "Wild West" board I know of.
Sure, and lets appoint a B.O. czar to the internet so only the left wing proaganda an reach out ot the ignorant masses.

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