how can you find out who's writing ab...

how can you find out who's writing about you on topix?

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justwondering

Chapmanville, WV

#1 Feb 9, 2010
can someone please tell me how to find out who is posting trash about me on topix...PLEASE HELP!!! i will pay anyone that can lead me in the right path to find out who is trashing my name & my family's name's

“With Attitude”

Since: Oct 09

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#2 Feb 9, 2010
To get that info you have to get a court order from a Judge. If you're asking for somebody, another poster, that might know, usually no one knows who is who. I wish you luck. But it looks to me that no one would know who's trashing you if they don't know who you are. You're only putting "justwondering" as a name.
nice try

Logan, WV

#3 Feb 10, 2010
DayStar wrote:
To get that info you have to get a court order from a Judge. If you're asking for somebody, another poster, that might know, usually no one knows who is who. I wish you luck. But it looks to me that no one would know who's trashing you if they don't know who you are. You're only putting "justwondering" as a name.
i think that she was asking the question "in general". that is the last thing that someone who is already being bashed on topix to do, is to put their name on here to give someone another thread to bash them in, huh?
me too

Hazard, KY

#4 Feb 10, 2010
i didn't find out who? but you can demaned that topix remove it. just call and nicely tell then you'll sue if they post it again...love you bye...
just want 2 help

Elkhorn City, KY

#5 Feb 10, 2010
You don't have to go through all that. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on feedback. You can send them an email.

Since: Jan 10

Houston, TX

#6 Feb 10, 2010
justwondering wrote:
can someone please tell me how to find out who is posting trash about me on topix...PLEASE HELP!!! i will pay anyone that can lead me in the right path to find out who is trashing my name & my family's name's
Not much you can do, Sweety. I'm sorry you're being done like this but the only way is a court order and that's a lot of time and expense. Don't even respond to these people anymore and in fact, I wouldn't even bother reading the threads because they want your attention and you just fan the flames by giving into it. If you have to say something simply make it casual and don't let them know they're getting your goat. They thrive on that. I wish you luck. Keep sending in complaints to topix on them.
Police Man

Syracuse, NY

#7 Jul 21, 2010
You can get a court order by just asking for it and then you will get the address of the computer putting the messages on it. I have done it recently and is pretty easy to do.
Yelp

Mayking, KY

#8 Jul 22, 2010
I work for some attorneys. Its not as hard as it seems. A court order can be wrote in a few minutes by a judge.
Suzy

Warner Robins, GA

#9 Jul 22, 2010
I also work for an attorney and have studied law for years. It is almost impossible to get a judge to write an order for such trivial matters. A judge will get involved if a person's life is in danger. Even if the request is granted, one will still need to hire an attorney and possibly a PI who will likely charge staggering fees. When this is all done and the person that 'talked' about you is identified, they could possibly be charged with a misdemeanor. If they are charged, and that is not likely, no fines will be imposed. You have been to court and attorney meetings many times and have spent several thousand dollars just to find out who your enemy is.
I recently heard of a politician that failed in his attempt to get information about a discussion that was started in his honor. Think about all the ugly things that have been written about attorneys and judges in the Pikeville Topix....any lawsuits?
Truthman

United States

#10 Jul 22, 2010
It is very unlikely that you will ever get a judge to sign a subpoena order to reveal the identity of a Topix poster.

If there has been a threat of violence or extortion, a judge will sign a subpoena requesting records that might aid in the identification of a poster.

Otherwise, you must file suit for libel. The courts view anonymous sources as having no credibility. With no credibility, you have no damages and no case and a judge is unlikely to sign a subpoena. Also, you can't create your own civil damages. In other words, you can't be a party to giving an otherwise anonymous source credibility through your actions, including identification.

So, you are unlikely to find the source of such posts by legal or ethical means. That said, if the source is posting using a local ISP, I could probably find the source. Install a packet sniffer at the local node and look for traffic hitting Topix.
mix it up

Elkhorn City, KY

#11 Jul 23, 2010
Police Man wrote:
You can get a court order by just asking for it and then you will get the address of the computer putting the messages on it. I have done it recently and is pretty easy to do.
sorry to bust your bubble but its not quite that easy, to get a court order, u have to have enough to make a case....you have to show just cause, such as death or bodily threats...or pics or anything that would show that it is directly hurting your livliehood, such as losing your job,
and then if u do get the court order, all u will get from that is the name of the internet provider, such as att or whoever, u then have to subpeona them to hand over their records that shows the name of the person on that account, which does not necessarily tell u who at that address is the actual poster, u would then have to get a subpeona for that persons computer records..
once u do all that, at your own expense, u would have to file a civil suit....unless, like i said above, there are death threats or threats of violence, then u could file criminal charges
but once u get a civil case going, u could only get monetary damages, and it would have to be pretty bad and have enuff evidence to prove it untrue.....ask topix thru the feedback at the bottom to remove the post give them a reason, if u pay 19.99 they will remove it within a day, otherwise it could be a week and they can choose not to remove it if they want...and then even that doesnt stop the person from starting it back
ATTY

Macon, GA

#13 Jul 23, 2010
Don't you think that the lawyers and judges that are talked about on topix would do something about this if it is as easy as you are saying?Their names and their families are trashed daily. Have yet to read in the paper about someone getting into trouble over posting on topix! Usually what goes around, comes around! Don't waste your time or money! I've tried for years, to no advail to find out myself! I am a lawyer and would love to take your money! I'll get paid win or lose!!! I have been told by topix that they can identify the user by the numbers you have to type before you post.I couldn't say much because I was guilty of posting on topix too.
ATTY

Clay City, KY

#14 Jul 23, 2010
bump to top
JESUS help em

Brighton, MO

#16 Feb 21, 2013
Peoples so mean. But it will all come back onem
Mel

Frankfort, KY

#17 Feb 21, 2013
Why worry about what people are saying about you? Everyone knows that 99.99% of all information on Topix is lies. The only ones that believe everything they read on here are idiots. And who cares what an idiot thinks? My advice is just to ignor the posts. They post things about you to make you mad and it appears they are succeeding. They have said the most ridiculous things about me and my novel The Galactic Seven. They also are convinced that I have another identity and post under that guise. What is funny is that some people have approached me and asked me if it is true.

But why should I worry about it. There are liars out there and everyone knows that. Don't be so worried about what others say about you. It does not matter. Even if you took legal action against them, you may not win. You would have to prove that some type of damage was done to you by what they said. That is harder to prove than you may think. Just ignor it. When you get upset and start snapping back, then you are working on their level. It's like a school yard fight. One kid calls another a name and the other calls back a name to them. I wouldn't want to be involved with such stupiity.
yoyo

Macon, GA

#18 Feb 21, 2013
topix will remove the post for free now. also, what are they posting about you? theyd have to be posting some pretty bad things for a judge to even care.
melo

Richmond, KY

#19 Feb 22, 2013
Here's the thing: people are always gossiping. Do you really think you are going to stop everyone on earth from talking about you? And they ARE going to talk. You aren't perfect, no one is, and there will always be people who love to point out your imperfections, never mind that they have their own.

So, you go on living your life to the fullest, let them talk. It says more about them than you any way.
barbara landrum

United States

#22 Mar 14, 2013
DayStar wrote:
To get that info you have to get a court order from a Judge. If you're asking for somebody, another poster, that might know, usually no one knows who is who. I wish you luck. But it looks to me that no one would know who's trashing you if they don't know who you are. You're only putting "justwondering" as a name.
this is very true so start posting your real name so people will know who you really are. again you cannot sue topix or there aint no attorney or judge gonna take your case (not hardley) how in the fuck do you have a case when you know (about who wrote it) who in the hell is who wrote it the judge says then the case is dismissed
Who

United States

#23 Apr 21, 2013
Police Man wrote:
You can get a court order by just asking for it and then you will get the address of the computer putting the messages on it. I have done it recently and is pretty easy to do.
does it cost anything to do this

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