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A gentler Town Square Forum

Original post made by CDSI Research, another community, on Feb 21, 2012

Dear Editor,

Readers, among neighborhoods e-exchanges are noticing gentler, more respectful commentary on the town square forum. Let's thank commentators for their efforts and hope that "a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion" as part of your news process continues.

Even recent movement to direct email contact with neighborhood reps and me under various pseudonyms of town square forum commentators has become more respectful.

The result is appreciated.

MORE information?

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Posted by Voter
a resident of Danville
on Feb 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Just wait until October/November...

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Dear Editor,

In less than a week, a kinder, gentler town square forum reverted to occupation by Informed Resident(s) authors and the brutality of attacks rather that contribution to a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. And still we only have your silence in response to such attacks.

Can you explain why?

CDSI Research Fellowship,

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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Feb 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm


Could it be that you only see what you want to see? …because the flip side of the coin, in my humble opinion is that you and your small network of posters are the ones initiating the attacks. You seem to want to ignore that simple truth.

I offer the following;
I have never started a single post here. Yet you and your cohorts have started at least a dozen of them-all meant to cast mud on certain elected officials and candidates. Normally I would not care, but you do so with full knowledge that what you are posting is untruthful.
Since you disagree (or just plain don’t accept) a differing point of view, you continue to suggest that responses to your assumptions, innuendo and painting of specific individuals must be an attack. Sorry, but I disagree. If I wanted to “attack you” I would be approaching this from a completely different angle. My posts are from a position of defense and setting the record straight. If that offends you, so be it, but stop crying foul.

Hal, if you are so concerned about the rules I once again offer the following;
On this topic thread; Web Link
YOU posted under 2 different pseudonyms-a direct violation of rule #3 found under “Terms of Use”-I am sure you are extremely familiar with them. Web Link So either you could deny making those posts, or not answer and be guilty with your silence.
Post #2 above “Posted by So much for Gentler?, a resident of another community, on Feb 26, 2012 at 7:55 am”
Post #4 above; “Posted by [removed], a resident of another community, 2 hours ago”
Care to explain?

You don’t even live in District #3 but yet you maintain an unhealthy infatuation with that supervisor. Maybe you should ask yourself, and your friends why you are posting the same rhetoric over and over re; Dist 3 and #5 supervisors when this is mainly an Alamo/Danville/San Ramon forum.

What I find routine in all of your posts is that you have an infatuation with telling others, from the County Supervisors, to the editors here at the Danville Express forum how to conduct their business.

C’mon Hal, you are old enough to know that silence, often speaks volumes. I think you can figure that much out, or is that asking too much?

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Posted by [removed}
a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Dear Gina,

Thank you for your update on HAL, but the request was an update on Cleaning up the town square forum. Just as your editors get commentary focused on a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion, you sponsor more attack brutality in Informed Resident postings.

How well is that working for you? Seriously?

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

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