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Explain the "new" Town Forum

Original post made by longtime weekly reader, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2014

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now.

In some threads I see the following

"Due to violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are only visible to registered users who are logged in. Register or Log in. Why?"

So the posting is a violation, yet the weekly feels that it should remain available to registered users? Why is that.

Then I see, sometimes:
"Post removed"

That I assume is also due to a violation of the Terms of Use. Why is that posting not available to registered users?

What decides which "violations" remain available?
Now, I have not read all of the deleted posts. Though the ones that remain available are a mixed bag--some are vile comments, some are comments critically of the weekly and/or city leaders. Some seem to be done in an attempt to get some of the prolific posters to go along with the publishers desires for this forum and some seem to be just vindictive, based on the poster.

Perhaps the weekly staff can clarify what is going on

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Posted by reader
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

It's all explained here:

Web Link

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Posted by George Orwell
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

George Orwell is a registered user.

Well Done! Restrict the thread, silence the discussion!

Dear Queen or King of this virtual world,
This is my second attempt to post my sincere compliment. I hope that my comment will not disappear again, as it is important to give credit where credit is due.

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