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Thursday, August 23, 2007

What should Proviso Probe do about comments?

A suggestion was made that Proviso Probe should eliminate comments entirely since the low level of discourse in comments undermines the credibility of Proviso Probe as a source.

Since All Proviso Network is available for people to make comments it seems like a reasonable suggestion to me.

What do you think?

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10 Comments:

  • Ms. Coffee says: I like the comments. Some of them are raunchy and those don't belong, but a lot of themn are informative. No one posts on that Proviso network.

    By Blogger joe, at 2:12 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • Comments are our way of voicing our opinions. Heated discussions especially those related to possible criminal activity/corruption may surface a lot of passion. Those involved in the criminal activity/corruption may also be more than interested in doing away with anyone telling the truth too. I opt that Comments stay.

    Furthermore, please read my other post directed to you as you may find it more than interesting.

    Marty Didier, Northbrook, IL

    By Anonymous Marty Didier, at 2:16 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ELIMINATING COMMENTS. YOUR LAST 13 POST DON'T HAVE ANY. THERE... THAT SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM.

    By Anonymous IM JUST SAYIN II, at 2:57 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • Take a look at the All-Proviso Network. It's moribund. It never got off of the ground for a variety reasons, not the least of which, it tried to be all things to all people.

    Also, The Proviso Probe and other blogs are more established than the All-Proviso Network. If you eliminate comments, I doubt people will transfer their voices to the All-Proviso Network and another simple, user-friendly blog allowing comments will spring up in the Probe's place.

    By Anonymous APN=0, at 3:22 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • Haven't you noticed the correlation between reader interest and real-time feedback mechanisms? Choke response times by using moderator controls and people just walk away. There are no dynamics, which is the whole point behind blogging in the first place.

    I post a comment and it doesn't show up for nearly 24 hours. By then I'm gone and no longer interested. It's the moderator feature that's killing ProvisoProbe, Insider and similar ilk.

    The flow has to be live and real-time, otherwise you're just like a newspaper with a letter-to-the-editor feature. Who really comes back to read such stuff? Very few, in my estimation.

    So go ahead if you want, kill all feedback. Then you'll really enter a journalistic void. Why the feedback is and will always remain important is that responses indicate what's really on the mind of your public.

    Hosts are running scared because some posters are simply appalling and immature in their choice of words. Hosts don't wanna devote the time to actively moderating reader commentary. After all, where's the payoff for all the time required?

    Lack of civility should be considered as a given, especially because Proviso area folk reflect strong emotional frustration at the failure or lack of any genuine leadership from the community.

    To have a truly meaningful forum, you gotta allow folks to have their say. You also have to let others offer responses immediately so as to keep a thread alive.

    By Anonymous Maybe blogging is dead, at 3:45 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • WE THE PEOPLE OF PROVISO...........
    This is to Carl Nyberg:
    We have enjoyed your coverage on ALL ISSUES in Proviso. But recently we were reading about the the indictments in Melrose Park, Police Officers and Elected Officials. I called some friends in Maywood, Bellwood and Melrose Park about the indictments and they called us back stating that there was no such comments on the Proviso Probe. Did you get a call from "Big Tuna" Ron Serpico? Or "Dapper Dan" Danny Coglianese a/k/a as VELCRO? or the Disbarred attorney, Anthony Bruno? or the wife beater Eugene "Gene" Moore? Did you know that Eugene Moore is a card carrying MASON? So is Henderson Yarbrough! You'll be schocked to learn just how many elected officials, policemen, and village employees are members of Eugene Moore's lodge. The list and names go on and on and on. We can't say no more but look into Eugene Moore's lodge as to who the mebers are and you'll find judges, attorneys, elected officials and many others. This is suposed to be a "Secret Society" for the common good to help their communities, but that particular Lodge is there to destroy family values. Look and you shall find.

    We The People of Proviso

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:39 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • "Lack of civility should be considered as a given, especially because Proviso area folk reflect strong emotional frustration at the failure or lack of any genuine leadership from the community."

    Please, don't blame the lack of civility in Proviso on "emotional frustration". The lack of civility in Proviso is due to ignorance, incompetence, indignance and a cultural mindset rooted in slavery.

    By Anonymous tell it like it is, at 6:44 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • tell it like it is says: "The lack of civility in Proviso is due to ignorance, incompetence, indignance and a cultural mindset rooted in slavery."

    That's no way to win friends and influence people. Hope you're not a teacher, or working in some other capacity serving the public. The case may be that you've become jaded, or that you take your own mental ruminations as representive of reality.

    Adults must always inspire, strive for the higher ground. All gaps are capable of becoming closed, merely on the basis of genuine caring and committed leadership.

    I'd advise against being so cynical and fatalistic, as if such mindsets cannot be dealt with effectively. Simply resolve to make a difference, like one person at a time. There is no other way.

    By Anonymous brushfire, at 9:16 PM, August 23, 2007  

  • I'm not trying to win friends or influence people. I'm free from bondage. You don't like me, I don't care. You like me, I don't care. I'm not moved by other peoples opinion. The truth hurts.

    By Anonymous tell it like it is, at 11:22 AM, August 24, 2007  

  • I think you should keep the comments.

    By Blogger PastorNancy, at 9:45 AM, August 27, 2007  

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