Topix.com is Another Example That Civility Is Dead

Mar 26, 2010 | Posted by: Inisa Love | Full story: bigfatmarketingblog.com

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.”
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“im the webstopper of topix”

Since: Mar 10

a trbuite profile of HBK.

#626 Jun 17, 2010
oh ok now i know.
Mogen David

Salem, WI

#627 Oct 13, 2010
It is sure funny that a 25 year old EXTREME LIBERAL JEW KID can rise to be syndicated over 65 peanut whistle stations in 4 years! But since the JEWS control the media, it is easy to see how it can happen.
johnny

Elgin, IL

#628 Oct 24, 2010
democrats control the media. and they're not all jewish. the ringleader seems against the jews.(obama)

“im the webstopper of topix”

Since: Mar 10

a trbuite profile of HBK.

#629 Nov 4, 2010
Were good.
Ghost

United States

#630 Nov 4, 2010
Well m really glad it exist. I can be racist as All I want. Finally get it out the chest. It's the truff white man. See your crime.

Since: Aug 09

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#631 Nov 4, 2010
johnny wrote:
democrats control the media. and they're not all jewish. the ringleader seems against the jews.(obama)
And, even some of the Jewish Politicians are against the Jews.(Jan Schakowsky)

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#632 Nov 4, 2010
HMMM wrote:
Notice how the people complaining about topix are the people who are Here 24/7
..........smh
You gatsta love it!
This is bull. Most of the trouble is caused by non registered trolls who post 24/7
progressivefrom LIA

Lamoni, IA

#634 Nov 5, 2010
Moses-1 wrote:
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.
this is a very strong comment, and I think you mean strongwilled persons, or those with strong character that forces their wills to return to topix, to not let certain persons get away with certain things, without challenge. I call the topix forum on topix topix hell. I have since learned that several other forums have similar characteristics. Others are not quite as bad.

topix has changed its terms of service now, so that the rule is that there are no rules. there are no stated prohibitions about discourtesy and worse. there is the one warning, that topix would cooperate with a judge, if the judge in a lawsuit asks topix to provide the real names and contact addresses for topix commenters being sued for libel. Obviously it will cost someone more than twenty bucks to hire a lawyer and bring a lawsuit for libel.
Thus it is even more a case that the poor will suffer abuse, and the rich can get away with abusing others, and can also get away with persecuting others who merely criticize them, by bringing a harassing lawsuit. The poor will very likely not be able to find attorneys willing to take a libel case on a contingency basis, where they get paid only out of the settlement once they win the case and damages are awarded. It would be too iffy to take such a case. An attorney would not feel so confident that a jury would decide in favor of the person who has been attacked, because there is an attitude among many persons that folks should not really mind what is being said about them, but should just ignore it. It is expressed in the old saying: sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

I notice that the blogger uses the term bottom feeders. I would like to know where that term originated as applied to topix, and what it means as originally intended, and as others interpret it. I regard it as applying to hate speech, and to hostile and/or insulting obscenity or vulgarity or other vicious insults. I think that some folks do not mind vulgarity or obscenity, and may even use it casually themselves, so how would one find out whether a potential juror thought it was OK to use such language? So topix has deliberately opened the door wide to great abuse, by commenters who wish to be abusive. It certainly violates the spirit if not the letter of the topix so called agreement with the AGs.

One can see how resentful Tolles was of having to reach some agreement with them, in the thread called something like: When Attorneys General Attack, on this forum, in the article it refers to. One can also learn more about his attitudes in a blog on the Hartford courant alumni association site. google those four words, and the name Chris tolles, and you will find it.
progressivefrom LIA

Lamoni, IA

#635 Nov 5, 2010
RJF Dupage wrote:
<quoted text>
This is bull. Most of the trouble is caused by non registered trolls who post 24/7
By trouble he means folks who question or criticize him. that is what is meant by trolls when most folks use the word. it is a useless word. It is often merely an accusation against any commenter who criticizes the person who uses the word troll, whenever the person is not able to defend himself against the criticism itself. Those who often cry that they are being attacked or libelled, use it as an excuse to attack and libel others. Dupage is an example of this. And sometimes he does it first, and not merely in retaliation.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#638 Nov 25, 2012
It's your fault.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#639 Nov 25, 2012
Masud_S_Hoghughi__ wrote:
......this is wot happens in a society full of blax.....
What or whose "society" do you speak of?

“There's enough for everyone”

Since: Mar 07

USA

#641 Nov 25, 2012
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.
because you are stupid.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/11/24/bla...
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#642 Nov 26, 2012
Wow smh...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#644 Nov 27, 2012
Masud_S_Hoghughi__ wrote:
......show me one civil blak society and I'll eat my hat.........gnomesayin........
The Nubian.
Adedokun

Europe

#646 Mar 9, 2013
I neen waec 2013
Kelly Joanne Cannon

Norfolk, VA

#647 May 13, 2013
I'm on Topix now, simply just because I like being here. Always will be too for that same reason. That's just it.

Since: Dec 12

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#649 May 13, 2013
Topix is just an example of your everyday American.

“I'm better than you”

Since: Apr 13

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#650 May 13, 2013
Topix is a "right-wing" site that promotes propaganda. Half the trolls on here work for them. Slopix is a scam. I will be even surprised if they post this.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#651 May 13, 2013
Its Hellywood wrote:
Topix is a "right-wing" site that promotes propaganda. Half the trolls on here work for them. Slopix is a scam. I will be even surprised if they post this.
d news as wellIncorrect. Topix has the largest audience in the world whether silent or active participants and is also the best blog on the net with the most coverage of subject matter and news as well as the best format. IMO
It is a very powerful tool when used right.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

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#652 May 13, 2013
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