I understand the complaints about the new format. That's why I gave readers so many (and I mean so many) opportunities. I truly did not want it to come to this.
Despite all the opportunities, a landslide of immature, often unfounded and frequently slanderous posts continued.
So, when I have an off day or two, like I did over the weekend, I would return to work and literally spent 2-3, sometimes more, hours sifting through the countless posts in an attempt to remove the ridiculous ones. Because of the setup, I often missed a few.
Remember readers, you aren't the ones likely to hear from an attorney.
Not only did I tire of wasting countless hours reading the same slanderous posts over and over, I tired of spending time I could be spending with my family or providing our newspaper with stories about local student-athletes in doing so.
I have a full-time job. This blog is part of it. Monitoring it became another full-time job. Sorry, that's not going to fly because a few jerks want to be consistent and persistent idiots.
Maybe we'll return to the old way someday. That won't come until the person who runs this blog can trust its readers.
And remember, you can still offer opinion and critique. Those posts will be published. You can not wage personal attacks on others or call out high school kids.
Those have always been the rules.
Start following them.