• We have many comments that flow through our community daily, and we are not able to read them all when they are posted. We also don't have one person whose primary duty is to read all the comments and blogs. This is why we depend on our online community to help by reporting those in violation of our policy, hence the "Report¬† Violation" link next to the comments.

    However, I do appreciate your comments and suggestions. This is not the only way to moderate, and we are considering many different options for moderating the comments. I don't know if you have visited other sites such as or other newspaper sites, that allow for the community to take an active role in moderating. In addition to flagging comments, these sites let the users promote or bury comments, or ignore users whose comments they do not want to read.

    I agree with you that we should have consistency on the comments removed, and we will work to improve this.

    November 23, 2008 at 2:31 p.m.

  • I don't sleep much. I am kept in an old cardboard box and get fed PopTarts and CapriSun, the only things they can slide under the box. Kidding!

    I am up late today trying to get my iPhone back up and running. I unsuccessfully tried to update its software on Friday, and since then have a fancy paperweight instead of a phone.  :(

    November 22, 2008 at 11:06 p.m.

  • Riverboat - I fixed them for you on my post here...hope you don't mind. Enjoy your photo of MacGyver!

    November 22, 2008 at 11:18 a.m.