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Here we go again

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Tom McDonald
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Welcome to the Optic's new readers forum. You may remember that last summer I pulled the plug on reader comments at the end of our story postings because of a few anonymous writers with nothing to lose and everything to smear. But now, with our new website configuration, I thinking we'll be able to have better conversations.

So write away on this or any of the other three forums I created for discussions. But, please, remember a few things about how to "talk" with one another:  

• Stick to the topic or issue; no need to get personal. Reverting to cheap shots such as name calling, whether directed at a newsmaker or another forum participant, only demonstrates your own weaknesses. Build reasonable arguments.

• Don't be a cyberbully. And if someone tries to cyberbully you, don't let it get to you. The bully is the fool, not you.

• Stay away from unsubstantiated rumors and innuendo. That's the kind of garbage that led me to pull the plug on the comments earlier this year.

That said, let the discussions begin.

— Tom McDonald, editor/publisher, Las Vegas Optic

 

JOHNG
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CITY STREETS

REGARDING THE PROBLEMS WITH MAINTENANCE OF OUR STREETS & PARKS. IS IT THAT NO ONE REALLY GIVES A CRAP? DO THE CITIZENS OF LAS VEGAS NOT CARE ABOUT THE APPEARANCE OF OUR COMMUNITY? DO OUR LEADERS CARE? DO THE CITY'S EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS REALLY GIVE A HOOT ABOUT DOING A JOB OR DOING A JOB WELL? DOES ANYONE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! I BELIEVE THAT THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPT. DOES A FINE JOB. I THINK PLANNING & ZONING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB. BUT AFTER SEEING HOW POORLY THE EFFLUENT LINES WERE INSTALLED AND HOW THE UTILITY CREWS DO POOR INSTALLATIONS AND LOUSY CLEANUP AFTER THE REPAIR I'VE GOT TO WONDER. ARE THESE CREWS POORLY TRAINED? ARE THE SKILLS JUST LACKING? IS THERE NO ACTIVE SUPERVISION? DO THESE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM CARE WHETHER OR NOT THAT THE JOBS THEY PERFORM ARE DONE AS WELL AS THEY COULD BE? FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN THE GENERAL ATTITUDE IS THAT "WE'RE NOT PAID WELL ENOUGH TO DO BETTER WORK." PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M WRONG AND WHY. THANKS, JOHN

JosefJ
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Forums for the win!!! I hope

Forums for the win!!! I hope this really takes off.

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