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Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Jami Dodds · 207 weeks ago I agree with you that everyone should have to sign their name. It’s easy to make comments to someone and hide behind a fake name. If you want to be taken serious, and really believe what you are typing….sign your name! Report Reply 2 replies · active 207 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 207 weeks ago I don’t know about others but I have signed in and posted on this site with over 100 posting names. I enjoy commenting just as much as someone else does when the need arises. Honestly it just makes it so much easier to get things off your chest if you can do it by just changing your posting name instead of making up lots of different email addresses. As long as a person is not slandering or flat out lying just to post dribble I enjoy having fun. Has to suck to be someone that has no sense of humor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down With Much Respect · 207 weeks ago John & Jami-It is required by every editor I know to completely sign your name and address when writing an editorial. However, as iceman318 points out, it does make it somewhat easier to write without being possibly threatened or confronted on differing view points. Having written many editorials of a period of many years while signing my full name, I enjoy the availability in the comment section and try to make my posting name germane to my comments. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 207 weeks ago I’ve always believed if you gonna say back it up with your name and for me through the years myself and a few others have used their names. Honestly I think some folks wouldn’t state their mind if they had to put their name to it. It will continue thisway but I’ll always sign my name. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 207 weeks ago Everyone signs their posts. The signature is in Cues website logs. Every time someone posts, their ip address is logged. Want to get my “digital name”? Get a search warrant. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Becca Dixon · 207 weeks ago I very rarely comment. I don’t always think stirring the pot helps. But when I do, I sign my name. I find when people remain anonymous they seem to get very cruel. If you believe it and you want to talk about it,. Be man or woman enough to sign your name. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Fred · 207 weeks ago Telling people they don’t have THE BALLZ IS VULGARITY! Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 207 weeks ago This site does not meet the standard legal definition of “newspaper.” It is a weblog. The intent and manner of contributing, reading, moderation/editing and distribution are different. The internet space “invites” certain behaviors and attracts lots of “trolls.” A bonafide newspaper contains legal notices, announcements et al, and is held to a much higher standard. This information and many opinions – is readily available via google or other search engines. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down SMACKDADDY · 207 weeks ago When it comes to being real I always post my real name. Who knows when SMACKDADDY who created a lot of fun times during the casino debate will appear. I always told them that Mulvane was in a FLOOD ZONE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Phyllis Todd · 207 weeks ago Stand behind your words, or keep them to yourself. Only a coward speaks behind a handle. If you are proud to speak your mind, then be proud to put your family name on it. I for one find it distasteful to respond to anonymous comments. I have done it to defend a good cause. But will no longer dignify questions submitted by unnamed complainers. They are a waste of my time. Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments To the editor: A little something I put together for your consideration. Â Your option as to whether to run it or not, as always, and your option as to when, if ever, you decide to publish it.I am writing this in response to the two articles reported on this week regarding the city council and Mr. Kip Etter. Â To begin with, I do not know Mr. Etter, and have never, to my knowledge, had any kind of dealings with him. Â I don’t know what kind of person he is. Â For all I know he very well may be a very nice young man. Â Or not. Â I have heard a number of people talk about him regarding several things that have transpired here in town regarding other businesses, and of course I have read about what has happened with the city council. Â But over the years, and especially now, I tend to take whatever I hear with a grain of salt. Â If I wasn’t there, I really can’t pass judgement on anyone or anything. Â That being said, lets move on.The old saying goes “Opinions are like (well, you know), everybody’s got one and they all stink.” Â The two articles reported on dealing with this matter had, as of the time of this writing, 80 replies. Â This tells me several things. Â The first being there are a lot of people who are concerned, one way or the other, as to what’s actually going on in Wellington. Â I find this to be a huge plus for our community, and I wish there were a lot more people out there who would step up and put their two cents worth in. Â However, out of those 80 replies, only 13 actually had the balls to sign their name to their comments. Â Anytime someone replies to news articles, they are really writing a letter to the editor. Â Â Â I don’t know of any newspapers still in publication who will publish a letter to the editor with out the author’s full name. Â If the topic is sensitive enough, the paper may withhold publishing the name of the author, but that’s left up to the editor. Â I have posted a number of replies to news articles in the Sumner Newscow, and anyone who keeps up with the Newscow I’m sure recognizes my name. Â I run into people all the time out in public who have commented on my posts. Â So this brings up my second concern: Â What are you people afraid of? Â If you have the desire to voice your opinion, which is a RIGHT covered under the first amendment of the Bill of Rights, why not sign your name to it? There should be some discretion taken when writing a reply, which is only common sense. Â First, no vulgarity, please. Â Second, do your research, if needed, to prove any kind of point your trying to convey. Â Third, think about what your really trying to say. Write it down and then look at it, if you don’t like what you just wrote, don’t post it. Â I have gotten replies back to me a number of times on the posts I do on the Newscow, and I usually ask anyone who replies to me to sign their name. Â Some don’t. Â (Got that turkeyleg!) Â But at any rate, I have to admit I really enjoy reading all the feedback that comes from these kinds of stories. Very entertaining, and I really believe that it’s a good thing. So how about it, are you going to step up and sign your names? We’ll see.As far as to what’s transpired with this whole bug-a-boo, I feel that Mr. Etter has failed to act upon his duty to the city council, and therefore to the public by not following up on his comments when leaving the first council meeting. Â It is my understanding that he did not have the courtesy to make a phone call or two, nor to directly have any conversation with the mayor or the city manager regarding his comments about resigning. Â Also, leaving in the middle of a council meeting, besides being against the law, is in extremely poor taste. Â That’s what I think, but refer to the first sentence, paragraph two of this post.I would be more than happy to discuss any of this with anyone here on the Newscow, provided you sign your complete name. Otherwise, I’ll just read your comments and let it go.John MunroWellington, Kans.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.