Topix.com is Another Example That Civility Is Dead

Mar 26, 2010 Full story: bigfatmarketingblog.com 567

Don’t go with Topix.com. It’s a cesspool for bottom-feeding Internet trolls who have nothing better to do but cowardly hide behind aliases and leave racist, homophobic, libelous, slanderous, tasteless, classless and downright rude comments on every article it attaches itself to. And apparently the publications that use Topix.com do not have the ability to remove those comments, no mater how much its reputation can be damaged.

Topix.com sunk to a new low this week, giving consumers to self-serve privilege to remove racist, homophobic, libelous, slanderous, tasteless, classless and downright rude comments left about them… for a $19.95 fee. That’s just as disgusting as the trolls who have helped spearhead the death of civility on the Internet.

Well the attorneys general of Connecticut and Kentucky are looking into this. But Topix.com CEO Chris Tolles says the attorneys general are “grandstanding.” Full Story
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Since: Oct 09

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#1 Mar 26, 2010
Well since you are so high and mighty then why don't you just leave this website? It's not like it's a requirement for you to post here.
mimi

Greenford, UK

#2 Mar 26, 2010
just disgusting, it promotes hatred, racism, homophobia, discrimination, incites hatred

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#4 Mar 26, 2010
sassyntrashy wrote:
Well since you are so high and mighty then why don't you just leave this website? It's not like it's a requirement for you to post here.
What are you talking about? You think I wrote that? Check out the link associated with the article and read the article then perhaps THEN you will understand what it is that you are reading.
Moses-1

United States

#5 Mar 26, 2010
It's true. Can we deny it?

I have been a member of web sites that were just as bad. Yet, those web sites evolved into positive sites. Topix is hell bent to rebel, say something positive and here come wacko. Say something negative and you're a wacko.

If we say up, here comes hell saying down.
If we say over, here come hell saying above.
If we say true, here come hell saying lie
If we say lie, here come hell saying true

The only people that survuve this place are the wicked or the sheer strong that will not let wrong win.
aisling___

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#6 Mar 26, 2010
Isn't that interesting.

(takes a walk down memory lane.)

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#8 Mar 26, 2010
Inisa Love wrote:
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What are you talking about? You think I wrote that? Check out the link associated with the article and read the article then perhaps THEN you will understand what it is that you are reading.
Ooops my mistake I didn't realize that it was someone else who wrote that mess. I was offended because topix isn't just about degrading blacks, they also post a lot of educational stuff around here.

“Big lips don't lie ”

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#10 Mar 26, 2010
I've been on here for TWO MONTHS, I feel like pulling my hair out. But I still come back, lol. I haven't ventured to other forums, but I doubt they are any better. Thanks for the article, I hope Mr_yoou and other trolls read this.

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#11 Mar 26, 2010
I mean MR_youtoo

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#16 Mar 26, 2010
sassyntrashy wrote:
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Ooops my mistake I didn't realize that it was someone else who wrote that mess. I was offended because topix isn't just about degrading blacks, they also post a lot of educational stuff around here.
No problem.

I do not think the article writer was specifically singling out racism against blacks but racism as a whole. The turn the site has taken and how it has drifted from its original intent and how it has a lack of moderation but possible moderation at a cost. That's what I got out of it anyway.

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#17 Mar 26, 2010
Topix is juss like a diary people say things what they feel on the inside but will never say it in reality....its stupid really they just need to grow a big dick and balls.
CeeK

Wilmington, OH

#18 Mar 26, 2010
Tim John wrote:
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Then you have to claim all the half White and Black criminals the FBI counts as Black... dropping Blacks crime rate per year by 20% easy..
Here's a clue, "Leave It To Beaver"-looking clown, you do not get to pick and choose which Blacks will be Black and who you will count as White based on their individual success!
Here's the funny part...

I'm debating with another poste (white) who blantantly says Obama is black, because he sat in Rev Wrights chruch for 20yrs, listening to his racist views of America.

Do you see the dissension amoung whites???

And they have the audacity to criticize blacks!!

“All Is One”

Since: Mar 10

Martinez, CA

#19 Mar 26, 2010
Good article and it's true. Topix thrives on the rude, crude, vulgar, vile trash that people post on their Forums. Now they charge $19.99 to get rid of it, one post at a time. What a scam.
mike

Sunbright, TN

#20 Mar 26, 2010
I've been on topix for about a year now. There are plenty enough bigots of many colours. There are plenty of people who don't like gays and a few who don't like straights. There are plenty of airheads, stupid liberals, idiot conservatives and any other brand worth complaining about. However, there are enough people who would like a good and possibly educational discussion on a wide variety of topics, it's worth putting up with the rif-raf.

One day the bigots of all colours will realize they are the entertainment for the elites and the powers that be. So long as we continue to fight among ourselves, the power-brokers will do just exactly what they want to do, because we (that's collectively) are too stupid to watch them and instead we insist on fighting amongst ourselves.

So keep on bitching about others' differences; things they have and had no control over, like their colour. Keep the billionaires and the government elites entertained until they fully own you. Thanks for your help.

Or Grow Up!!

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Since: Sep 06

Topix Headquarters

#21 Mar 26, 2010
Hey guys,

Point of clarification. There is and has always been a free feedback system on Topix.(All you have to do is click the Feedback link on the bottom of any Topix page.) In ADDITION to that, due to user demand, we added an option for expedited review for users that didn't want to wait for the normal feedback. That wait is usually between 3-7 days. That's pretty awesome for a site our size. Try comparing that around the magical interwebs.

We receive thousands upon thousands of free feedback requests every month. We routinely remove content based on those pieces of feedback.

Quite simply, anyone claiming that you need to pay to have content removed is completely mistaken.

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#22 Mar 26, 2010
I think we need to government to take this over and run it. We can't have Topix making money on moderating posts when not everyone is able to afford the $19.99 cost. Afterall, that's highly capitalistic and we now live in a socialist country. Free moderation for all should be the law of the land.
Reader

Sheridan, AR

#24 Mar 26, 2010
Wild Irish Rose V wrote:
Good article and it's true. Topix thrives on the rude, crude, vulgar, vile trash that people post on their Forums. Now they charge $19.99 to get rid of it, one post at a time. What a scam.
Write your congress people.
Topix should at least be accountable, for removing slanderous and/or libel posts, free of charge.

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#25 Mar 26, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
I think we need to government to take this over and run it. We can't have Topix making money on moderating posts when not everyone is able to afford the $19.99 cost. Afterall, that's highly capitalistic and we now live in a socialist country. Free moderation for all should be the law of the land.
When was this scavenger hunt?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Mar 26, 2010
Pink_Star wrote:
<quoted text>When was this scavenger hunt?
I think it was 3 weeks ago today. Search for 'scavenger hunt'- it's out there somewhere.
the_truth_be_tol d2006

Maryville, TN

#28 Mar 27, 2010
What a big load of crap.
Just anothe example of the Weakest of the Weak trying to silence anybody that doesn't agree with their indoctrination of eternal victimhood.
It's never going to happen, and you're never going to get what you aren't owed.
But rumor has it that Canada is so much better...send us a postcard when you get there, losers LOL
UruEuWauWau

San Jose, CA

#29 Mar 27, 2010
Bwahahahaha. Okay, I really had to laugh on this one. I don't think - based on my long experience - topix is anything different than thousands upon thousands of free interwebs & forums out there. Not even modded forums are always clean, the only thing is, contents are removed & accounts banned more often & swiftly, but new accounts are always recreated & the process starts anew. lol What I don't like on topix is bad configured filters that sometimes remove valid non-offensive links. Anyway, topix like all other similar virtual places shouldn't be taken seriously. A lot of peeps hang around topix out of boredom, killing time, teasing & fooling around. lol

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