As I'm sure you are aware, the current situation in Costa Mesa has brought people out of the woodwork to comment on articles. That could be a good thing — getting people in the community to speak out and read the opinions of others. But the problem is that there are several people who are filling the forums with hundreds of disrespectful and insulting posts every day, ruining it for everyone. For example, I was just looking at the article called, "The debate goes on," (April 19) and I see that the last three posts are all from the same user (coach11), all five minutes apart, and this guy has posted 16 times on this one article today alone!
And he isn't alone. There are several others like him. I would like to make a suggestion that will help the forums be more valuable to your readers. Limit the number of times per day any given user can post on a given article. If this coach11 guy knew he had a maximum of two posts on this article on a given day for example, believe me he would try to make his words count for a little more. As it stands now, he and others feel free to bombard the forums with random attacks, and it is making the forums unpleasant to read. That's too bad, because it would really be great to read relevant, well-thought-out comments from various points of view, and right now with the current unlimited bombardment of comments I don't think that is going to be possible.