The SJ-R just doesn’t get the internet! They want to go all positive for a day in their on-line comments section:
How absurd! That’s like having a no-eating day at a restaurant or a no-tackling NFL game. That’s just not natural. Silly newpaper.
So, in celebration of the holiday spirit, here's the plan: For one day -- Wednesday -- sj-r.com will host the first-ever "Peace and Goodwill Reader Comments Day."
From 7 a.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Thursday, the only comments that will make it onto the site will be ones that follow that old saying from mom: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
That means no being critical, cynical, sarcastic, whiney or otherwise Scrooge-ish. We'll still allow some debate on the issues, but you're going to need to be really, really nice to each other.