Town Square

Post a New Topic

On Deadline: Does anonymity cause online rudeness?

Original post made on Sep 26, 2007

Ever since www.PaloAltoOnline.com launched the "Town Square" comment forum last year there has been a community debate of sorts on whether anonymity is the best policy for the forum.

This story contains 56 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Pauline
a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 26, 2007 at 5:42 pm

This is HILARIOUS! Thanks, Jay!

I have seen the same thing on the Forum, some group "policing", and more importantly many of us learning to ignore the..well, just quote your last paragraph.

Some of us might start to peek our heads out again.


Like this comment
Posted by JW
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 26, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Let me first say I think Palo Alto Town Square has been the most liberating experience for PA, I love it. I love the format; the anonymity of using aliases has meant that at last we are getting not only honest criticism of our City Government but many creative ideas.

Perhaps Jay you are too sensitive, don't change a thing. Let the free wheeling ideas keep coming. The Palo Alto Town Square is by far the best comment forum in town.




Like this comment
Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I second JW's comments. Do not change anything.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 24,081 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 7,641 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,476 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,132 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 747 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE