(Editor's note: I really liked this recent posting by Lamorinda Patch's J.D. O'Connor. Where's Lamorinda, you ask? That's slang for Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda.)
As one reader pointed out our comment stream provides useful insight into the collective mindset of the people who make their home here.
Almost as avidly read as our news stories and announcements themselves, the comments number in the hundreds for some stories and can be difficult to monitor.
For that reason we ask that you "flag" any post you find overtly insulting, threatening, profane or advertorial (no spamming.)
Do this by hitting the "Flag as Inappropriate" button included on every post. This signals me that you have a problem with the post and enables me to locate it much more quickly.
And just so we're clear, the listed practices are not allowed in our comment stream and comments of this type will be stricken:
No Insulting Language
No Threatening Language
No Head-First Diving or Thread Hijacking ... off-topic posts will be deleted.