Recently there have been comments posted on this blog that are personal attacks. These are also unsigned. In an attempt to keep as much discussion as possible but to eliminate publishing personal attacks I have switched to a "moderate comments" mode.
Comments will be published after I have the opportunity to review them. Comments critical of the statements made in the post will not be deleted. Personal attacks against specific people will be removed.
Other blogs have had to move to this kind of policy in the past and I had hoped to be able to just delete the occasional personal attack. This hasn't worked so I will try this alternative.
It is good to know that many people read the blog and some make comments, many make excellent points. Based on the bitterness shown in a few comments that have been removed it appears that maybe this blog is fostering thought about some of the critical issues facing Sarasota. I certainly hope so.