This post is to review the principles of this blog. In order to foster thoughtful discussion on our city’s issues it is critical that the tone of this blog be civil. No one should have to worry that they will be the subject of coarse invective for expressing their views. I have always been scrupulous about blocking comments that are personal attacks on other commenters. I have been more tolerant of attacks on me but even here, if I am too tolerant and allow ugly rants against me, others might fear that they would become subjects of similar attacks.
For those of you who have posted comments, you know that you must enter an email address to register to comment. When I receive a comment that is excessively abusive, I always take the time to email the individual and offer to publish their comment if they will make it more civil. It is interesting that in 100% of the time, the email address that they have registered with is invalid.
So to the person or persons who is/are submitting these abusive comments, please be advised that you are wasting your time because they will not be published on this website.