Beware of what you say, you might get...

Beware of what you say, you might get sued.

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Since: Aug 12

Nashville, TN

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Topix's main userbase consists of posters from small cities and towns in the United States, particularly those with several thousand or hundred residents. On February 03, 2009, Mark and Rhonda Lesher filed a defamation lawsuit against anonymous posters on . According to the Leshers' petition, over 1,700 defamatory statements were made about them by anonymous posters on . The 365-page petition includes 2,568 counts of defamation, libel per se and defamation per se against the anonymous users. Although Topix was not a party to the lawsuit, it was forced to reveal the IP addresses of the posters and the dangers of unmoderated anonymous posting on Topix were brought to light for the first time in the public eye.

Johnson City, TN

#2 Sep 7, 2012
Considering some of the statements that have been said about Mr. Coburn, etc. recently, I hope the individual(s) are sued.
Betty Stanley

Knoxville, TN

#3 Oct 21, 2012
I think that TOPIX should make it MANDATORY that if you are going to post on here you use your real names!! I could sue TOPIX for defamation of character because of the anonymous posters o here...MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR USERS TO USE THEIR REAL NAMES!! I USE MINE!!

Knoxville, TN

#4 Oct 24, 2012
The Topix are great for general town info but the people who (are allowed to) defame and slander others in these posts NEED to be sued and I agree that Topix should make people use their real names!!
in GS

Johnson City, TN

#5 Oct 28, 2012
Amen! Someone finally agrees that this crap should stop. Have put up with it for years and they hide behind a pseudo name

Strawberry Plains, TN

#6 Jan 2, 2013
Wondering as she cAlls herself on here should read this talkin about people's infant children

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