Posted by Bill Johnson, publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, on May 30, 2012 at 8:03 am
Bill Johnson is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
The topic category ("schools and kids", "crimes and incidents", etc.) that a discussion thread is assigned is determined by the first person to make a comment on a story, or the person who posts a new topic. It has no consequence other than how it is organized in our system. Most people don't go to a category and only read the discussions in that category, they follow all threads and comments.
Your most recent posting was removed because it simply re-posted a story and comments that were already on Town Square but assigned it a different topic category. That ends up confusing people since there then end up with two discussion threads on the same topic.
Hope that makes it clear. Please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com if you have further questions or concerns.