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.