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In 2008, three cases in a short amount of time prompted me to turn off article comments and review each comment before it went live on the Star Gazette's Web site. Those three cases? A death threat, the posting of an innocent victim's name and a profanity-filled tirade. But we're willing to give the comments another shot.


We turned them back on today. We'll have them turned on for every story.

Should an offensive post appear, I will remove it.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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