Web comments helped spread ideas
I’m writing in response to a letter to the editor on Jan. 5, 2014, by M.A. of Warren. I personally thought the comment section was a very good idea. It gave everyday people the chance to voice how they thought about various issues.
True, there were some who wanted to use it to play the race card. I thought this was way out of line, but you still had the button to report it and have it removed.
And there were some who kept posting five or six times on the same article, which was wrong also. Most of the time it was for personal attacks against another person who made a comment.
But, overall, I thought the comment section was a good idea; it let elected officials know what other people thought or points of view were. If the comments bother people such as M.A. and others, all they had to do was not read them.
I personally would like to see the comments come back, but with specific guidelines. There should be no personal attacks on people who post comments, or more than two comments on any article a day. I know that I’m not the only person who enjoyed reading what other peoples’ thoughts were.
Some were interesting and some were way out in left field, but who am I to judge?