No new campaign threads today Palo Alto Issues, posted by Tyler Hanley, online editor of Palo Alto Online, on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:15 am Tyler Hanley is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Note to Town Square users: We will be deleting any newly-created campaign-related Town Square topics today. If you wish to continue debating political topics, please do so on one of the currently active topics.
Posted by Tyler Hanley, online editor of Palo Alto Online, on Nov 3, 2008 at 10:10 am Tyler Hanley is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
New issues raised on the day before the election provide little or no opportunity for others to respond and for facts to be verified or evaluated. Simply re-stating old arguments contained in earlier discussions that are still "open" for comment adds nothing.
With both sides of election issues looking for every possible edge, we want to reduce the opportunities for Town Square to be used unfairly on election eve.
Posted by JA3+, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm
I agree it is quite logical.
I would argue, however, that prior disclosure would be a benefit to all here. In other words, it's unfortunate the PA Weekly did not earlier provide such notice; doing so would allow all to prepare. Nevertheless, what's done is done; and, again, I believe Tyler's logic is sound.
A final thanks to Tyler and other Weekly staff for monitoring the forums. As a voter who has posted several times to multiple forums devoted to Measure N, I would like to take the opportunity to commend the Weekly for its efforts to curtail the postings by "Mike"; as many of us now know, "Mike" later changed his identity, adopting multiple nom de guerres. His posts -- in part -- were too often belittling and denigrating, disparaging many with whom he disagreed. I will posit "Mike" -- and his "alter-egos" -- did more to ensure Measure N's failure than any other single source.