John Hill (Columbian Staff)

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Open forum, Nov 12-18

Is anyone else having trouble posting to the forum? Just wondering. Got an email message from a customer who could not post. It appears that it's working properly, but...

If anyone else is experiencing difficulties, please email me at Thank you.

November 14, 2012 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum Aug 13-19

Yeah. Too funny, Drift. I removed mine but I can leave yours up if you want. Thanks for being so patient, everyone. The vendor we bought our content management system from did something on Thursday morning that broke the comments engine. I'd thought it would be working by Friday afternoon and forgot to check back to confirm that it was. My bad, and my apologies. Glad it's working again.

August 13, 2012 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, August 6-12

Testing, testing. One, two, three.

August 10, 2012 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, August 6-12

Hello folks. My apologies for creating and posting this week's open forum so late in the day. As you may or may not have heard, social media coordinator Matt Wastradowski is no longer at The Columbian. He left two weeks ago to take a job in Seattle. For now, that means you'll want to direct your questions and concerns to me at the email address given above. I'll do my best to respond promptly but I am shorthanded with Matt's departure so please bear with me if I'm a bit tardy in getting back to you. Thanks everyone for your patience.

August 6, 2012 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


Great point about forced civility, aintnogod, and you're right about the anonymity of the Internet. That's something many newspapers are rethinking, including us. It's tough because we want people to freely converse and share their views but at the same time it gets tiresome reading political rants on apolitical topics and then there's the name-calling and what not. If people had to use their real names online would they still behave that way or would they adhere to the Golden Rule of treating others how they want to be treated? I'm sure some people might still disregard that rule if their names were attached to their comments, but I do wonder if it'd at least temper the discourse a little. The tradeoff, of course, is that some people also might not share some information about a topic that might be of great value if they feared they might lose their job or be threatened by others, etc. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

June 3, 2010 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

To catch fish, keep clean

All I know is Crest must be happy for the free plug.

February 5, 2010 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

To catch fish, keep clean

I love it. Three out of four anglers recommend it!

February 4, 2010 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Lost" on the big screen

Free eh? Sounds like the theater has its own karma initiative. ;-)

January 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )