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A Comments Policy (not mine)

12/24/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi

Surfing on this Xmas eve, known to single people of non-christian persuasion as one of the loneliest days of the year (second only to tomorrow), I came across Jerry Brown's blog. Yes, this is the former Governor of California, candidate for US President, and present Mayor of Oakland.

Things to note:

  1. He blogs (or least his staff does in his name)
  2. It appears that he blogs to stimulate public discussion. How? See 3.
  3. He has COMMENTS!
  4. He responds to comments and hence this post.

Below is Jerry's mild reminder about what he looks for in the discussion on comments.

It is great that some of you put so much effort into responding to the blog and sharing your feelings and ideas.

But may I offer a comment?

It seems that just a few of you take up such a huge percentage of the comments here that others might be discouraged from commenting themselves. I would hope that more readers would step forward and participate and that everyone would keep their remarks--for the most part--focused on the blog topic. And remember: brevity is the soul of wit.

Posted by: Jerry brown | Oct 16, 2005 11:20:03 AM

Here is a politician, a successful politician, who lives what he talks. Some lessons for NEO or even all of Ohio politics?



Comment from: jean [Visitor]
jeanHi Steve-

Lonely and alone are two different things. (yes we all know that)

I find today, tomorrow, Thanksgiving, New Year's (eve and day), heck Halloween . . . here are lots of good "alone days" which I value.

No need to be lonely when one can have the treasure of time uniquely to oneself.

Happy Happy, what ever you are or are not celebrating.

You are "Rookie of the year" though, that's something to celebrate!

;- )
12/24/05 @ 15:39
Comment from: steveg [Member] Email
stevegI chose "lonely" instead of solitary or a few other words that were in the ol' thesaurus as a literary device to illicite a connection with my readers. Never let it be known that I won't bow down to recieve even pity for attention.

It obviously worked. Thanks for noticing. But how 'bout that Jerry Brown?
12/24/05 @ 16:21
Comment from: jean [Visitor]
jeanSure, okay . .

That Jerry Brown thing? He wants people to leave a lot of sample sound bites on his webblog? Okay, sure, it's way to get material.

Anyways, Andy thought the above okay and where are you?


12/24/05 @ 22:13
Comment from: Dawn [Visitor]
DawnMerry Christmas Steve!
12/25/05 @ 11:36