A word about comments, again

A welcome to all!

I think it’s again time to draw everyone’s attention to a few rules we have.

We like discussion. However, we have a rule about what you can say (and what you can’t). It’s a loose rule, but loose rules, like pajamas, fit best. Our rule is this: if it wouldn’t be welcome at a dinner party, it’s not welcome on WestonWeb. So don’t be rude, crude, angry, or dumb. Don’t attack people. Discuss ideas.

If we see comments that break the dinner party rule, we delete them. We sometimes get more comments than we can keep up with, though, so if you see a comment that is not dinner-party friendly, please flag it with our newly (re)instituted “Report Comment” function. That will draw it to our attention.

About anonymity: We allow it, with reservations. I think the world would be a better place if we put our names to comments, so I encourage you to do so. I see, though, that the vast majority of people don’t. I think you have good reasons, which is why we haven’t made people sign up. If you disagree, though, I’m interested in hearing your point of view.

I understand that people will not always agree with the rules or our judgements. I hear cries of “Free Speech” and “Censorship” all the time. As always, my offer stands: if you would like to set up your own blog, send me an email. I’d be glad to help. Really!

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

6 thoughts on “A word about comments, again”

  1. I think people should use their names. If you don’t want to associate your name to your comment, you shouldn’t post it! The one exception would be if you are calling out an on line bully.

  2. The ‘dinner party rule’ and lack of anonymity are a huge part of the problem with this site. I initially thought this would be an interesting source for local news, but quickly realized it’s basically a mouth-piece for vaguely liberal boomers who want to steer a narrative about Weston.

    More truthful content about Weston is usually found on Facebook and Reddit, forums a bit too current for most of the demographic that seems to frequent (and comment) on this blog.

    Weston is a horrid suburban dump and Roy and Adam’s feigned ignorance of it’s failings just comes off a bizarre or at best clueless and out-of-touch.

    I tell everyone the same thing, whether I’m at a dinner party or not: Weston is a horrible place; I regret moving here; and I can’t wait to leave.

    1. so true…weston is indeed a dump and in the 20 years I have lived here its gotten worse!

  3. Whatever, “Nom de plume” you choose (and there are many, whether cute or boringly anonymous), isn’t the host’s request & point here to try and make one’s comments reasonable, fair & decent?

    It’s understood that civility is hard to maintain while pissed & angry with the current state of affairs. But, at the same time we shouldn’t be surprised that when we cross that line of decency, we’re about to be “blowed up real good” by the host.

    And, that’s fair enough.

    Sincerely,

    Boomer, out.

  4. I agree with Brigitte’s comment, if people had to enter in their real names, the vicious comments that do not add to the conversation would decrease exponentially.

    As for the folks that think that Weston’s a dump, I’m sorry you feel that way. Perhaps if we all pitch in, in our own way we can make Weston a more welcoming and liveable place for all.

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