Town Square Forum and e-exchanges
Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr 18, 2008
It is time to thank The Danville Weekly once again for the Town Square Forum. The majority of communication neighbor-to-neighbor in our region is by neighborhood e-exchanges and a few among 1000's of e-messages are posted to this forum. As a result, more neighbors throughout our region are contributing their thoughts, ideas, concerns and comments for all readers' review in their own forum commentary.
As more readers find firstname.lastname@example.org as CDSI's community courtesy for neighborhoods e-exchange contact, more neighbors in each neighborhood are communicating on the issues of community, infrastructure, economic development, services and environment preservation. And now, neighborhoods from Concord to Pleasanton are engaged.
Thanks to The Danville Weekly, Town Square Forum,
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship
on Apr 19, 2008 at 8:40 am
Posted as received at email@example.com
Your handful of complainers, behind your disguises, are pretending to represent the majority in Alamo when you are no more than 30 or more crackpots with nothing better to do. Stop lying to the forum readers and lying about Alamo.
Our AIM committee and the community organizations that support AIM's incorporation efforts are our true community leaders and you need to respect that leadership.
Shut up, enough already,
James, in Alamo
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on Apr 19, 2008 at 8:49 am
Posted in response by Iron Horse neighbors
The handful of residents that you reference are the <90 individuals that are active in Alamo community groups including AIM. There are no other handfuls within our regions' neighborhoods and there are no crackpots among our neighbors. Democracy is voiced in our region by e-exchanges among hundreds of neighbors considering local, regional, and global issues. Such e-exchanges question the issues created by the intentions of the handful in Alamo community groups and supports open discussions of all points of view via this Town Square Forum.
You should not expect >20,000 neighbors in our region to be silent.
Iron Horse neighbors
Diablo Vista region
Posted from firstname.lastname@example.org
on Apr 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I also would like to thank The Danville Weekly for providing this forum. It is a valuable vehicle for the interchange of ideas in our community.
I would also like to suggest to James in Alamo that little is served by your comments that have such an "edge" to them. I would urge you to comment on the issues, and make suggestions that are cogent and reasoned.
"Shut up, enough already" does not quite come up to those levels of discourse. Further, the folks probably won't "shut up" but will continue with even more vigor and zeal. Their energy output will increase, but as we both know they are few in number and represent only themselves.