Ever since this blog became somewhat popular, I have realized that many of the visitors here don't necessarily come hear to red my writings, the comments also draw many people in.
The comments also have been the source of a lot of valuable information and tips. Many of my readers send in comments anonymously because they fear retaliation in their employment with the City, but they have valuable information they want to divulge/
I get that, and I appreciate it. Many times I get comments sent in saying "Please don't post this, but here is some information for you" and then I go to work trying to verify the info.
This weekend it seemed to reach the boiling point.
Many of the comments were directed and high ranking officers of HPD. It is particularly bothersome to see allegations against someone like Chief Rovella, who has served this City and HPD with dignity and distinction as Police Chief. I probably shouldn't even call them allegations but more like someone airing their sour grapes publicly and anonymously.
I always wonder if the people who air their differences anonymously here have taken the time to approach the other side like adult men and women do, and voice their concerns or opinions, Probably not.
I know the comments are a popular part of this bog, but the time has come to start to try to reign them in. I am not at the point of requiring a valid e-mail or some sort of sign in to register, but comments going forward must be pertinent to the topic they are posted under. If it is a posting about a gun buy back at HPD, comments about the Superintendent of schools or an associated tirade can be e-mailed to me, but they won't be randomly posted as anonymous comments.
Any other suggestions on moderating comments would be appreciated.
Thank you and keep reading