Online comments should be signed
To the Editor,
Earlier this week, a colleague
approached me and playfully teased me about my letter to the
“What letter to the editor?” I
He then referenced the “Troy Police
Chief Investigated for Taser incident” article in The Western News
and the online comments that followed.
For the record, I did not comment on
that article, or any other article, in the on-line forum provided
by The Western News. If I had, I would have used my full name to
stand behind my words. I am not a registered user of that system —
a fact that can be verified by The Western News staff.
It is my understanding that, in order
for a letter-to-the-editor to be published, the author must provide
his or her name, address, and other contact information. I would
like to encourage The Western News to adopt a similar policy for
the on-line comments forum.