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When Gremlins Attack

You know the critters. Evil little buggers. They infest our machines and operating systems and make things go ka-blooey when they're not busy tormenting Bugs Bunny.

Lamorinda was, as one reader points out: "Like a ghost town" this past Fourth of July weekend as residents headed for the high and lonesome and vacation houses all over the state.

Patch saw a sharp decline in comments to stories posted on the site over the weekend, but as it turned out it wasn't because our readership had left town.

Seems we have a gremlin aboard, a big-eared, buck-toothed blackguard who chews through our cables and throws the "off" switch when we need things on and vice versa. This bugger is playing havoc with the REPLY button in our comment stream. People wishing to reply to a previous poster are penning their arguments and hitting SUBMIT only to see their perfectly chosen words disappear into the ether.

Our Counter-Gremlin Squad is at work on this one but for now, please refrain from using the REPLY button and just LEAVE A COMMENT directly to ensure being heard.

Thank you.

Chris Nicholson July 05, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Nomination for the next edition of "Comment of the Week": the "Unknown Comment." Properly left and submitted with the best Patriotic intentions and in glorification of Constitutional principles--- but, alas, cut down in its prime. Arianna is doing a great job so far.
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) July 05, 2011 at 06:37 PM
Chris - Can't tell you how sorry I am that this is happening. We're hoping to have your broadcast signal restored momentarily. Editor
Chris Nicholson July 05, 2011 at 09:34 PM
I'm just being silly. Things happen. No biggie. Just a little bit of hot air vented into the atmosphere. Pretty embarrassing for your back-office boys in HQ, however.
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) July 05, 2011 at 10:04 PM
For a bit there we were losing two out of every three posts and ooh, yes, that did chafe. Think we're back to normal. HOPE we're back to normal. Gremlins and solar flares - saweeeet!
Dan Perkins July 07, 2011 at 02:52 PM
replies are now being added to the top - most confusing

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