YOU SPOKE UP AND SIERRA WAVE MEDIA LISTENED

 

You spoke up and Sierra Wave Media listened.  You have asked us not to not turn off the opportunity for you to make comments to our website news stories.  We gave your requests a great deal of thought and looked at options in many different ways and we are pleased to let you know we will be able to keep the ability for you to make comments.

We were able to make some money available which has allowed us to engage a new moderator who will review all comments and post them to our website.  There will be new “terms of use” posted giving guidelines on making the appropriate comments to help ensure they will be accepted for posting.

The employees of Sierra Wave Media/KSRW-FM 92.5 appreciate your loyalty and strive to continue to keep you informed and entertained.  Please be sure to watch for new content and check our our new and improved newscasts on our website and YouTube page Eastern Sierra News.  Also, we appreciate your support of our advertisers who allow us bring all of this to you.

M.C. Hubbard
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ConcernedReader
ConcernedReader
2 months ago

It is very dangerous to allow comments in journalism. Too many people spread misinformation in the comments that offset the entire benefit of our heroic journalists.

I fully disagree with this decision and think that you should reevaluate the need for comments. There is no good reason for allowing them.

Greg
Greg
2 months ago

Are you sure that eliminating comments promotes “journalism “, are we to allow only point of view regarding truth? Who makes that dangerous decision? I guess you are not in favor of letters to the editor or in most newspapers opinion pages. Are you in favor of Facebook and/or twitter… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago

There is MISINFORMATION on both sides of your front door .

Jeremiah Joseph
Jeremiah Joseph
2 months ago

Thank you SW! I have always enjoyed the engagement, and reading the variety of comments. Beyond the info in your stories, I’ll gain more understanding by the back and forth from the regulars in the comment section.. but having that wide range of intelligence and awareness in the comments, is… Read more »

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
2 months ago

The Sierra Wave has always been a gift to the Eastern Sierra . The website is an important part of that, as is the exchange of public comments. The question of whether comments were to be continued is a reminder of what can happen as democracy declines. Thank You Sierra… Read more »

Sami
Sami
2 months ago

Thanks, MC.

desco
desco
2 months ago

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.
George Carlin

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago
Reply to  desco

George Carlin, 3 Court Martial,s in the short time he was in the United States Air Force. Not a very good example to follow.

desco
desco
2 months ago

You know on my phone I can block unwanted callers with the push of a button. It would be nice to have this feature for the comments section.

Greg
Greg
2 months ago
Reply to  desco

Really. If you are offended about any of the discussions then your mouse doesn’t have to click the link. Be an adult, filter the comments, have an intelligent response. Most of us are interested in comments and can have an intellectual understanding and filter of real verse BS of posting.

desco
desco
2 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Thanks Greg you will the first button I push. The 2nd will be your a-hole buddy Inyoface. Intelligence seems to have nothing to do with your comments. Only hate and discord.

Greg
Greg
2 months ago
Reply to  desco

You missed my discussion point. I did not post an offensive comment. Everyone has the opportunity to comment and because you don’t like the comment you should not have the right to sensor the right to free speech.

SierraWaveReader
SierraWaveReader
2 months ago
Reply to  desco

I’m with you desco. I like to read the comments and occasionally engage, but I don’t want the negativity interspersed.

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago
Reply to  desco

Your phone is your property Desco ! Thank god we are not .
looks like another TYRANT wanna-be on this thread . lol

dpblue
dpblue
2 months ago

Thank you Sierra Wave. You are very much appreciated for the timely news and comment section. Reading the comments would be better if the troll would stop begging for attention. I’m thinking more thumbs down are gleefully received so perhaps we should ignore and deprive them of the pleasure? Just… Read more »

Many Moons Local
Many Moons Local
2 months ago

You are all much appreciated, thank you for keeping us informed and the communication of our comments/opinions available to share. Have a great day everyone.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
2 months ago

No comment.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
2 months ago

Kidding aside, thanks SWM.

Greg Bishop, Photographer/Retired Firefighter
Greg Bishop, Photographer/Retired Firefighter
2 months ago

This is great news, thank-you and much-appreciated!

Michael P Cohen
Michael P Cohen
2 months ago

The comments are useful, because they reveal local social problems, the mentalities of residents of Inyo and Mono County, and especially who to fear.

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Thank you, I find the comments to be very informing and helpful most of the time. Even if at times what commenters have to say can be shocking. If I post a comment I do try and say something informative from my years of living in Owens Valley.

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Freedom to Speak your Mind in the United States does not require that your Speech must be pleasant or acceptable to anybody.

Steve
Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

INYOFACE, you do you and I will do me. It is my preference to be kind to others even if I do not agree with what they are saying. I find it more inline with being a civilized society. While the first amendment gives us free speech, the best quote… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

I must agree with this post , I may come off as rude , BUT HEY . At least i am not vulgar , I guess my generation can tend to be a bit more abrasive and caustic than young people these days . but we had much more responsibility… Read more »

quacque
quacque
2 months ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

actually, In Your Dotage, you are just a troll spamming this useful place for discourse between thinking humans. If all of us ignore you, your pathetic little spambot existence will shrivel like a slug on a sunny sidewalk. Run along now, and let the grownups talk among themselves.

erik simpson
erik simpson
2 months ago

Listening is a rare virtue these days, and thanks for doing it in this instance.

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago

Thank you for doing your part in Maintaining and Protecting one of our Birthrights as American Citizens , The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
2 months ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

The first amendment does not apply to this web site. Sierra Wave has zero obligation to publish any comments. My question is; will they continue to allow pseudonyms to post false claims?

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
2 months ago
Reply to  Russ Monroe

Well Russ ! Now tell us , Are you an employee of Sierra Wave ? Because you seem to be contradicting yourself . On one hand you do not require one of our Basic Civil Rights , Which is Freedom of Speech , While on the Other Hand you require… Read more »

Pseudoscience
Pseudoscience
2 months ago
Reply to  Russ Monroe

I hope they keep pseudonyms because it keeps my identity unknown so you won’t see me in public and know how big of a jerk I am. Carry on…

Pedro
Pedro
2 months ago
Reply to  Russ Monroe

Russ, You still ranting about pen names year after year after year? Are saying there are statements here that rise to defamation or false light? If so, you have legal avenues to deal with that. I’m sure SW does due diligence also and will remove anything you can show is… Read more »

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
2 months ago
Reply to  Pedro

Yes Pedro, I have not agreed with one aspect of the operation of this “outlet”, which I initiated many years ago.

Greg
Greg
2 months ago

Thank you very much. This is the only forum to receive timely updates and information. The Inyo register lacks content provided by this website. Keep up the good work and current news. The sheet has a more comprehensive news process than the register but it only is provided on a… Read more »

BobK
BobK
2 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Thank you. I’m very impressed at how quickly you responded to those that visit your forum. Even the down voter obviously tunes in once in a while.