Websleuths admin is convicted habitua...
Older and Wiser

Utica, KY

#130 Apr 26, 2009
I am not, never was, and would not be a member of WS. I've been around internet forums since Dan Trevino's forum about JonBenet Ramsey. I think it was called "Justice Watch." That was twelve years or so ago. As I recall, Websleuths was started on the subject of JonBenet Ramsey by posters who called themselves Jameson and Murphy. They had some kind of falling out and Murphy took over Websleuths and Jameson started Webbsleuths. I don't even know if Jameson's forum still exists, but she was quite the character on the old Boulder News forum which a poster caused to be shut down, claiming that it's posters were anti-semitic, but actually because she didn't get her way all the time. I enjoyed that forum as I have not any forum since. Those were the days of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and something about Hamsters who were trolls and trashed the forum regularly.

So with the experiences I have had with internet forums, this is the conclusion I have reached. Not since highschool have I seen such juvenile behavior. There are jealousies, bragging, bullying, name-calling and secret little forumettes, where a few posters get together to talk about other posters. I doubt, though, that Trisha knew that a pedophile was a mod on her forum. There are cliques--that Monkey forum is famous for that--and a definite pecking order with owners like Trisha being petty tyrants.

I'm a grown up and don't have the time or the interest in being a teenager again, so I steer clear of any forum where you are required to give any personal information. I would never post a picture of my children or myself, or even my dog, on a forum.

So a word to the wise should be sufficient. DO NOT REVEAL any personal information on the internet and most especially on a forum. These people are truly bored housewives with too much time on their hands and we all know what idle hands do.
Wow

Canada

#131 Apr 27, 2009
Wise words indeed.
Concerned

San Jose, CA

#132 Apr 27, 2009
Older and wiser I agree with what you had to say but I would like to point out that while tg may not have known wc was a sex offender she certainly knew when she allowed wc sister to post a letter blaming the child victims. That is not high school antics it is serious lack of judgment. The part that makes it even worse is that the ws site is supposed to be a site advocating for victims. What that letter did was far from advocating. The post may have done more than insult and reabuse the child victims of ws crime it also may have revictimized many adults that read it. Particularly those adults assaulted as children and not believed. That is what this thread is about, not high schoolish website wars.
webclues

Colorado Springs, CO

#133 Apr 27, 2009
concerned wrote:
The reason for this post is to inform the public that websleuths had a moderator that was a convicted habitual sex offender. When the owner of websleuths found out she allowed the pedophiles sister to post a message calling the child victims "liars". It is also about the fact that members of ws are not allowed to delete their profiles or leave ws. The original post with this info was deleted by topix with over 2000 posts on it. Trisha, the owner of ws bragged that she had that thread deleted. So much for victim advocate and free speech.
OK... Not sure who would judge this post "spam" or "nuts". Whatever. The above post describes the reason for this whole thread quite succinctly. Thank you.
webclues

Colorado Springs, CO

#134 Apr 27, 2009
Carlosi wrote:
<quoted text>
Rumor has it that Chilly Willy is Adnoid.
You are 100% correct. Chilly Willy IS Adnoid and he is a total stick-in-the-mud hard ass.
webclues

Colorado Springs, CO

#135 Apr 27, 2009
Cipher wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi.
I keep hearing that WC is still at WS under another nic. Could be, but no one has offered any proof or even a clue who she might be these days.
Equally, it is really hard to believe she just went "poof!" after all the time she spent online at various sites over the years.
So, where is the Poster Formerly Known as WC?
Some of us may still READ at Webclues, just to keep up. There are still a lot of intelligent posters there who can really dig up the dirt on a topic. That doesn't mean we agree with the way Tricia handled Windgate, and it doesn't mean we have an ounce of respect for Tricia and her kissy butt mods. Just means we want to read what her posters have to say... NOT her. The awesome posters that are still there will wise up eventually, and hopefully one of them has the expertise to start their OWN forum, and take everyone with them.
webclues

Colorado Springs, CO

#136 Apr 27, 2009
Cipher wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, and as you point out, the WS reference is in the caption.
Trish's reaction?
It's yet *another* huge conspiracy to bring down wonderful, beloved WS!
Just like the 100+ hacksOrs who planned to bring down the site and had to be banned last summer.
Just like the nefarious doings of Blink and her financial team's investigation who would have brought lawsuits and ruin to WS who had to be dealt with last fall.
Just like the WS members whose questions and concerns about WC meant they had to be banned since these were clearly attempts to destoy the site's reputation in Feb and March.
Just like the ex-members of WS who wake *every* day with new thoughts of how to wreck WS since being banned has taken all meaning from life and the resulting bitterness is all-consuming.
(sigh)
In the meantime, Tricia has shut down the response thread and the letter writing campaign thread (with ideas and samples) has been moved off the public area. SOP.(shrug)
I really don't like it when Tricia impugns other sites....it is unfair and only causes outrage and dissension in could be, ideally, a united true crime internet community.
Funny how Tricia turned out to be a glorified Murt,isn't it?
Wow

Saudi Arabia

#137 Apr 28, 2009
Murt is still at it by the way. Send money now!
Wow

Saudi Arabia

#138 Apr 28, 2009
This is a new blog with the latest on Murtard and his newest scam. He is always good for a laugh, if he wasn't such a horrible person.

http://monoxide411.blogspot.com/2009/04/enemy...
concerned

Nashville, TN

#139 Apr 28, 2009
Wow wrote:
Murt is still at it by the way. Send money now!
How does that person continue to have any type of following? He is clearly a weirdo and a scammer.
I also agree that tg is a glorified murt
Canada Mints

Carnegie, PA

#140 Apr 28, 2009
KanDo wrote:
Look at the post about Murt and how he says TES welcomes him at any of their searches with open arms.
++++++++++

Who is MURT? And how does anyone know if somebody on that forum is a ped???
Canada Mints

Carnegie, PA

#141 Apr 28, 2009
I know that the mods were GUSTPO style mods and were going insane by banning for no reason..fair?not a bit
Canada Mints

Carnegie, PA

#142 Apr 28, 2009
G U S T U P O

style mods

the site does have some good stuff in spite of some glitches
irene

AOL

#143 Apr 28, 2009
April wrote:
<quoted text>
River used to own WS and she sold it to Tricia a few years ago. It most likely bothers River greatly to see what Tricia has done to WS. Just my opinion.
I wonder how much River sold that WS site for? AS I am seeing it may be worth almost $200,000.00 now? see here::http://internetforumwars .blogspot.com/2009/04/whoss-in -money.html
webclues

Colorado Springs, CO

#145 Apr 28, 2009
Canada Mints wrote:
<quoted text>
++++++++++
Who is MURT? And how does anyone know if somebody on that forum is a ped???
Well, one of his main followers is Tinkerbell67, who is Windchimes sister.
what

Nashville, TN

#146 Apr 28, 2009
irene wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder how much River sold that WS site for? AS I am seeing it may be worth almost $200,000.00 now? see here::http://internetforumwars .blogspot.com/2009/04/whoss-in -money.html
Well I guess when you start selling products and advertisements your site value goes up and your credibility goes down.TG also inflates the member numbers by not allowing people to leave or delete their accounts. The previous thread had alot of information about that.
Decipher

AOL

#147 Apr 28, 2009
Margarita wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you trying to equate a comment like "I feel sorry for her son" with allowing a pedophiles sister to blame victims of child sex abuse?? Are you kidding??? Trish puts her son out there almost weekly on trishbits. None of us would even know she had a son if she didnt tell everyone.
No, I'm saying it's pathetic to use children in order to get to their parents, and that it's overlooked when it's someone on your 'side.'

Are you saying that because someone posts about their child (or say... puts their picture on a website)that it's ok to use their existence to try and hurt the parent?

Sorry, I find that tactic to be offensive and it's not a very good commentary on the poster's motivations or on her truthfulness if she would stoop to something like that.

You say: "Are you trying to equate a comment like "I feel sorry for her son" with allowing a pedophiles sister to blame victims of child sex abuse?? Are you kidding??? "

If it were the WS position that the children were to blame you might have a point but where and when did WS ever support WC or her sister's position? The post and the sentiment in it was the sister's, not WS's position and it was universally dismissed and disbelieved as far as I can see. Rightly so, based on the fact that no explanation will ever trump the fact that someone pled guilty to the crime.

But I'll never blame or take away ANYONE'S right to defend themselves against any charge, and neither should anyone else. The fact that WS allowed someone to post their side doesn't translate into support for their position by itself. So I take issue with the sentiment that they "allowed the sister to blame the victims."

They 'allowed' the sisters post and should not be attributed with or held responsible for what was the sister's opinion.(any more than they are responsible for the opinions of any other poster on that board.) Aren't you glad you got to see the post and judge for yourself? I am.

And I still disagree with someone targeting TG via her child. Sorry. It's a nasty, vicious thing to do. I keep thinking Matthew 7 here and I'm not even religious.
Decipher

AOL

#148 Apr 28, 2009
what wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I guess when you start selling products and advertisements your site value goes up and your credibility goes down.
I agree. Once you try to make money off of something, it can skew your judgement on things.
agree with decipher

Mesa, AZ

#149 Apr 29, 2009
Decipher wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. Once you try to make money off of something, it can skew your judgement on things.
Tricia isn't the only person hawking tees. The baconator is too.
Jax

Denver, CO

#150 Apr 29, 2009
agree with decipher wrote:
<quoted text>
Tricia isn't the only person hawking tees. The baconator is too.
LOL. Pork-it's what's for breakfast.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Orlando Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 12 min RiccardoFire 1,510,655
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 1 hr Rev Al Gore 63,598
News Missing 5-year-old Florida girl likely was abdu... (Feb '09) 1 hr zazz 98,370
News Scientists say they have proved climate change ... (Dec '08) 2 hr Irving 8,096
CASEY: Does the State Have the Goods to Convict? (Mar '10) 5 hr Murphey_Law 513,055
PJ And Friends (Jun '14) 10 hr Tootoo12 2
Double Fun Word Game (Mar '11) 13 hr Princess Hey 13,348

Orlando Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Orlando Mortgages