Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Launching the Monterey Peninsula Town Square Forum

The Monterey Peninsula Toy Box has launched a new feature, a Town Square forum where folks like you can get together and chat about issues of the Monterey Peninsula, rate local businesses, or just shoot the breeze.

I decided to start a forum because I have always wanted to make my website more interactive. In looking around I realized there are no longer any truly local discussion forums available anymore. The Monterey County Weekly had one, but they've since dropped it in favor of comments on individual articles rather than an open discussion. The Herald has one, sort of, but it's mixed up with a national forum making local topics hard to locate.

So it seemed like a logical step. We now have an on-line forum run by a local webmaster for local residents. I intend for the Town Square to be a friendly place where each member shows respect for others, even when they disagree.

The Town Square is off to a slow start, but you can help. I invite you to go to forum.montereypeninsula.info, register as a member, and post your thoughts. Then invite your friends to join in. Before long we just might put together a thriving on-line discussion community for our community.

See you there!

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