Please Comment

The article that recently appeared in the Salt Lake City Tribune, Many myths in wild horse management debate, has had a number of comments (mine included), but what it needs is people voting on these comments.  Go here: http://www.tribtowns.com/comments/read_comments.asp?ref=14150996&neg=show …I hope this will take you to the comments page (I don’t think you have to register to vote, but you might)—you can click on a link just under the title to “return to article” so you can read what the original article says.

At the top of each comment is a gray bar with the name/user name of the person making the comment, the date the comment was made, and then off to the far right are a green thumbs up icon and a red thumbs down.  Just before these two icons is a number—now showing as ‘0’ in most cases.  If you click on a green thumbs up, you agree the comment, if you click on the red thumbs down, you disagree with it.

Here’s the important part:  If a comment gets more than 6 thumbs down (-7), it disappears from the page.  I went there this morning and discovered that the pro-BLM people had been there, as several of the pro-wild horse comments had negative numbers—this is not good as all the pro comments could be wiped out pronto if a bunch of them go on and disagree with the pro-horse statements.

This is not a tallied score, but each time someone votes one way or the other, they cancel out someone else who has voted the opposite…so the trick is to get as many pro people voting in support of the por-horse comments as possible so we can’t be wiped off the board…better yet, would be to get so many thumbs up that we get to the paper’s top-rated list.  You can only vote once—at least within a certain time frame, so get your friends to go to this link and vote for the horses.

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11 Responses to “Please Comment”

  1. Laura Evans Says:

    You do have to register to vote.

  2. Laura Evans Says:

    Wow, that’s a crazy lot of mess to click on a green thumb. But the comments were excellent. It amazes me how unified the comments have gotten to be. The wild horse advocates have really come together. The information was factual and to the point and made Bob Abbey’s “truth” look even more hollow.

  3. jan eaker Says:

    i signed up and clicked, most comments were forthright and factual,

  4. Gardenbelle Says:

    You can only rate each comment once. I rated all of the comments, but only once each. Some of the pro-horse comments are up into the teens now!!!

  5. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I HAVEN’T SEEN REBUTTALS TO MYTHS 4 AND 5.
    HE CLAIMS THAT LAND HASN’T BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THE HORSES AND BURROS AND THAT THE ORIGINAL WILD HORSE AND BURRO ACT DIDN’T SPECIFY A GIVEN AMOUNT OF LAND IN THE FIRST PLACE.
    HE ALSO CLAIMS THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO ZERO OUT THE HERDS.
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE WHO IS REALLY WELL-VERSED IN THESE TWO AREAS ANSWER. WE NEED TO HIT THEM ALL.

  6. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I DON’T KNOW HOW FAR THIS PUBLICATION CIRCULATES OR HOW MANY READ IT, BUT WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC PLATFORM HERE. ONE MORE PLACE TO GET THE TRUTH OUT.

  7. T.A. Paxton Says:

    I’m often turned off by having to register-too many passwords already! So I’m glad so many people obviously have. But there is one poster in there who seems to have it backwards. He/she (Hoser) seems to think it costs tax money to leave herds on the public land. Perhaps someone with a sign in name could politely point out that its REMOVING them and HOLDING them that is costing the tax dollars…

  8. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I, TOO, HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT TO GET INTO THOSE PASSWORD JUNGLES. JUST COULDN’T PASS THIS ONE UP. I TRIED TO POST AN ANSWER TO (HOSER). HE WASN’T GETTING TOO MANY POINTS THE LAST TIMED I LOOKED. WE CAN’T GET SIDETRACKED HERE, BUT IT SEEMED A GOOD PLACE TO POST SOME INFORMATION.

  9. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    HOSER SEEMS TO THINK THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH OVERPOPULATION AND THAT WE ARE INTERFERING WITH THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS. I TRIED TO ANSWER THAT.

  10. jan eaker Says:

    I also have posted a comment for Hoser, it is a little bit of work to be able to comment, but I think it’s worth it, any forum where we can get the word out is important.

  11. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JAN, I’M GLAD THAT I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO FINDS IT A “PAIN” TO LOG IN. I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU DID–EVERYONE HAD GOOD, SOLID COMMENTS. IT IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE #2 MAN (IS HE # 2?) MAKES SUCH PUBLIC STATEMENTS. WE ARE MISSING A GOOD OPPORTUNITY IF WE DON’T.

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