We need to talk about ... TOPIX

We need to talk about ... TOPIX

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Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#1 Feb 12, 2013
Topix, a site lightly trafficked in cities, enjoys a dedicated and growing following across the Ozarks, Appalachia and much of the rural South, establishing an unexpected niche in communities of a few hundred or few thousand people — particularly in what Chris Tolles, Topix’s chief executive, calls “the feud states.” One of the most heavily trafficked forums, he noted, is Pikeville, Ky., once the staging ground for the Hatfield and McCoy rivalry.

“We’re running the Gawker for every little town in America,” Mr. Tolles said.

The forums have provoked censure by local governments, a number of lawsuits and, in one case, criticism by relatives after a woman in Austin, Ind., killed herself and her three children this year. Hours earlier she wrote on the Web site where her divorce had been a topic of conversation,“Now it’s time to take the pain away.”

Mr. Tolles acknowledged the biggest problem at the site is “keeping the conversation on the rails.” But he defended it on free-speech grounds. He said the comments are funny to read, make private gossip public, provide a platform for “people who have negative things to say” and are better for business.

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Jonesboro, AR

#4 Feb 12, 2013
Topix is first and foremost a commercial enterprise. We are not a community to Topix - we are a market, a source of revenue. Posters who post in the tens of thousands of times by more than one name have likely figured out a way to financially profit from doing so. Posters who post under different names in communities they do not live in should be viewed with a healthy skepticism.

Seriously - is it normal human behavior to amass nearly 60,000 posts (at least) on web site like Topix? A financial interest in doing this is the most logical explanation.

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Jonesboro, AR

#5 Feb 12, 2013
How Does a Paid Forum Poster Spend a Workday?

Read more: How Does a Paid Forum Poster Spend a Workday?| eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4727790_paid-for...

Posting on Forums

Earnings for paid forum posting are usually per post, and for this reason many paid forum posters try to spend as much time as possible completing quality posts that will prompt further online conversations from other website visitors. Paid posters may work independently or through a service like Paid Posting Tools, but either way the poster usually has a certain quota that must be met and cannot be exceeded. For example, a paid poster who works independently by approaching individual website owners will have a contract to complete a certain number of forum posts while a paid poster will have assigned websites and a quota.

Paid forum posters spend a large bulk of their day posting within forums, especially if this is a main source of income. Professional forum posting is not incredibly lucrative so a person relying on this income must post a large amount of forum comments on a daily basis.

Researching Posts

Successful paid forum posters have vast knowledge about a wide variety of topics. A forum poster might start the workday posting within a forum for cat lovers and then eventually end the day posting about sky diving. Since paid posters must have the ability to sound knowledgeable about whatever the topic of the forum is, most forum posters must devote some of their workdays to researching topics.

In most instances, a remedial knowledge of a topic is sufficient but this can be difficult if the topic is highly specialized or obscure. Research can be as easy as reading through some other posts or as difficult as searching through a library in order to get some basic information. Unless a paid poster only writes on familiar subjects, the poster will usually devote some portion of time during the workday researching topics in order to sound authentic on the forum.

Searching for More Work

Paid forum posting is not a very lucrative career unless the poster manages to land a corporate job with full benefits. Most paid forum posters make a small amount of money per forum post, making it important to have as many posting jobs as possible in order to pull in a viable income.

Since there are plenty of forum posting jobs available at any given time, many professional posters devote a portion of their workday looking for additional posting jobs. Posters who work exclusively for a posting service do not spend as much time searching for new assignments as independent posters who acquire work by directly approaching forum owners, but both must spend some time during the workday seeking out additional posting jobs.

How long does this assignment last?

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Jonesboro, AR

#6 Feb 12, 2013
WTH: US posters to post on Topix

https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/wth-u...

I will pay 5 cents per post. PM me for details.

So .5 x 60,000 =$30,000?

Hey - not bad!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Feb 12, 2013
Topix Forum Poster : Job #128970

http://www.ziptask.com/browse/examples/advert...

Customer's Instructions

I need someone with US ip addresses from all over the country who will post on topix.com No amateurs! This is for professional forum posters only! This is only a few minutes every day. I will offer milestone payments every day.

Mouse - do they withhold taxes or are you an Independent Contractor?
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Feb 12, 2013
Need US posters to promote site on Topix .08 cents per post

https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/need-...

I am needing either people living in the United States or have access to United States IP's to promote my site on Topix.net . Need several people for long term jobs. PM me if interested. I will pay .08 cents per post.

LoL, I will pay 10 Cents a post. That seems to be the going rate and this is going to be a long term project

Geez - and I have been posting here for free?
UtopiaStan

Springdale, AR

#9 Feb 12, 2013
Boy, with a gig like this, SSI, maybe another retirement check every month...
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Feb 12, 2013
Before the November election Topix traffic was huge. I'm guessing there were plenty of paid posters. Issue advocacy at the grassroots level. All politics is local.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Hey Mouse? Cat got your tongue?

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gUeSt

Springdale, AR

#12 Feb 13, 2013
Mouse may be on his/hers Obama phone.

Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#13 Feb 13, 2013
guest wrote:
Hey Mouse? Cat got your tongue?
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jonesboro-ar/...

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Cathouse Mouse

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#14 Feb 13, 2013
BY the way - it is very very telling when you flakes come to the board ands immediately cry out for my attention.

"Hey Mouse! Come play with me. It's so boring when you're away"

BAAA HAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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StandUp2TheLeft

Springdale, AR

#15 Feb 13, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
It's awake.

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Cathouse Mouse

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Cathouse Mouse

#16 Feb 13, 2013
StandUp2TheLeft wrote:
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It's awake.
Indeed.

Wanna see how famous you all have made me?

http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/city/paragou...

hahahahahaha

I challenge anyone to type your poster name into the TOPIX search box and bring forth a page with more threads dedicated to you ... than mine.

I thank you all!

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StandUp2TheLeft

Springdale, AR

#17 Feb 13, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed.
Wanna see how famous you all have made me?
http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/city/paragou...
hahahahahaha
I challenge anyone to type your poster name into the TOPIX search box and bring forth a page with more threads dedicated to you ... than mine.
I thank you all!
They don't make a hat big enough for your head.

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they are tools all right

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#18 Feb 13, 2013
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Paid Posting Tools
That describes the Rat and old limp brain poster to a T.

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Cathouse Mouse

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#20 Feb 13, 2013
Of course, you'd require having a poster name to play along.

hahahahaha

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#21 Feb 13, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
You think Topix will admit they are paying trolls? Beside the employer doesn't have to be Topix, just people who want you to post on Topix.

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#22 Feb 13, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
BY the way - it is very very telling when you flakes come to the board ands immediately cry out for my attention.
"Hey Mouse! Come play with me. It's so boring when you're away"
BAAA HAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Flakes? Gee I thought you were always polite and civil. At least you always claim that.

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#23 Feb 13, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
Of course, you'd require having a poster name to play along.
hahahahaha
If you of all people on Topix haven't learned the good reasons for not using a registered name...

But some people just don't learn.

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