Wisdom on forum behavior Palo Alto Issues, posted by Peter, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Apr 12, 2007 at 11:59 am
Jon Carroll wrote a fine column this morning about behavior on on-line forums like this one, based on the experience with the Well, the oldest of Internet gathering places. I think it's worthwhile reading.
Posted by George, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Apr 14, 2007 at 12:50 am
It's the Weekly's behavior that is hard to understand. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] The Weekly seems to like the traffic the trolls create, there are always new people who respond for a while until they realize they are dealing with an angry mischief maker, someone just expressing anger anonymously, trying to get a rise out of the readers. Or the nonsense of [portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] Those meaningless posts seem ok with the Weekly.
The Weekly could limit the number of posts any one person can place in a day.Lots of things they can do to raise the standards here. For some reason, they aren't doing it.