Here's a notice from Linda Gonzales, The Bee's digital team leader, about a live chat scheduled for noon today:
If you read comments on Sacbee.com, you know they run the gamut from helpful, informative or interesting to obscene, worthless or just plain cruel.
At their finest, comments are a place for engaging community discussion. They provide our users a way to connect. They add another dimension to the storytelling. That's what we're aiming for at Sacbee.com.
In the past few months, you may have noticed we're taking a more aggressive approach on monitoring comments. Reader comments appear in real time, and we depend on users like you to hit "Report abuse" when a comment violates the guidelines. Our moderators are more quickly deleting inappropriate and off-topic comments. We're closing comments on stories when comments get out of hand. And we're revoking commenting privileges for repeat and flagrant offenders.
So now we'd like some feedback. Join members of the Sacbee.com digital team at The Scoop for a live chat at noon today. Share your opinions or ask a question about comments -- or anything else at Sacbee.com, for that matter. Start the conversation in The Scoop's comments section , and we'll share some in the live chat.