Dawn Subscriber

United States

#1 Jul 15, 2008
Can anyone please explain why SOME topix threads go POOF and magically disappear hours after they begin? Yet there are others that linger on here that name names and say mean and hurtful things about families, friends, and the worst... deceased loved ones. I am no relation, nor do I know any of the people, but I do have some decency and respect for my fellow man even if I don't agree with them or their actions.
I was on here yesterday afternoon around 4:30. There was a thread about a prominent banker in town and it had many, many posts within a matter of a couple of hours. NOT that I completely believe or disbelieve the accusation, but it was not as tasteless as the Suicide at 67/160 thread. In fact, it did not say anything that hasn't been said about other people on this forum. There are morons on here all the time denouncing our city officials, sheriff's office, and even blue collar workers at every factory in town alleging they have affairs.
I'm a believer of freedom of speech, but I also think people should post with a conscious. I find it hard to believe that the things that are said on here by some posters would be said directly to the person's face they are degrading.
Just wondering who are the powers that be? Whose decision is it what stays and what goes?

“THERE THEY GO !!”

Since: Sep 07

the sweet River

#2 Jul 15, 2008
Dunno whose decision is it.I really think we should have to log in w/email account.I bet it would make a lot of the junk go away.
Yeah

United States

#3 Jul 16, 2008
I saw the same thing and wondered what happened!
Local One

United States

#4 Jul 16, 2008
The thread about the local banker was most likely removed because he contacted Topix and asked that it be removed. It clearly violated their "Terms of Service".
If the otherpeople who are the subject of threads on here would contact Topix, those offensive threads would also be removed.
Unistuff2

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jul 16, 2008
My husband & I were discussing the mean & damaging comments about people on this site, and he ask what I would do if my name appeared. I didn't know you could make contact with topix and have threads removed. It's good to know for future reference.
Better answer

AOL

#6 Jul 16, 2008
Being a believer of free speech is one thing. Coming here to read lies and inuendo that slander people's good name is being a member of a Jerry Springer show audience..
I think Don's is right. People should HAVE to register their emails address' to be able to post here. That would eliminate many of the
'whore mongers'.
Duh

Eureka, MO

#7 Jul 16, 2008
I was the topic of one of the TOPIX threads. It was all mean lies. I called the topix phone number. That thread was removed then the next day 6 new cruel threads were posted. I did not even know about this site until people started calling me. Then someone started posting using my name. Topix did not take the posts off, just the main threads. I think it should be illegal to post mean things about people using someone elses name.
Wondering

United States

#8 Jul 19, 2008
Duh wrote:
I was the topic of one of the TOPIX threads. It was all mean lies. I called the topix phone number. That thread was removed then the next day 6 new cruel threads were posted. I did not even know about this site until people started calling me. Then someone started posting using my name. Topix did not take the posts off, just the main threads. I think it should be illegal to post mean things about people using someone elses name.
I guess I'm not looking in the right place, where did you find a phone number to call?

“Ladies don't spit”

Since: May 08

Poplar Bluff

#9 Jul 20, 2008
Wondering wrote:
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I guess I'm not looking in the right place, where did you find a phone number to call?
under the "contact us" link at the bottom.
grown up

Englewood, CO

#10 Jul 20, 2008
Duh wrote:
I was the topic of one of the TOPIX threads. It was all mean lies. I called the topix phone number. That thread was removed then the next day 6 new cruel threads were posted. I did not even know about this site until people started calling me. Then someone started posting using my name. Topix did not take the posts off, just the main threads. I think it should be illegal to post mean things about people using someone elses name.
Ohh for crying out loud!! Did you ride the short bus too ? I think ppl should be required to have an IQ high enough to realize they don't have to read it and can always go to another site. They obviously don't have rules about ppl whining either. If you lead a better life maybe ppl won't pick on you. When ppl pick on you it's a sign of the type of life you lead. You must not have a very good reputation if ppl come on here to post and laugh at you. Just imagine what they must be doing when you walk in the room when you aren't looking.
Straight Facts

Morocco, IN

#12 Jul 20, 2008
Duh wrote:
I was the topic of one of the TOPIX threads. It was all mean lies. I called the topix phone number. That thread was removed then the next day 6 new cruel threads were posted. I did not even know about this site until people started calling me. Then someone started posting using my name. Topix did not take the posts off, just the main threads. I think it should be illegal to post mean things about people using someone elses name.
I think it's funny that this is just one more thing you cannot CONTROL! You are the biggest bully on this board! You think because you change your name no one knows its you LMAO! I hope you get everything you put out to people back times ten.
Sorry the police dept. spends it's time looking for genuine cyber criminals..ones that hurt children, exploit old folks etc..
Perhaps you should change your name to CRYBABY..
me too

Vilonia, AR

#13 Jul 20, 2008
I agree with Dons on the river ... people should have to register their e-mail addresses to post.
between the lines

Englewood, CO

#14 Jul 20, 2008
me too wrote:
I agree with Dons on the river ... people should have to register their e-mail addresses to post.
I can have 50 yahoo and 50 hotmail addresses in an hour . Now what ?
uhnonamous

Hendersonville, TN

#15 Jul 20, 2008
between the lines wrote:
<quoted text>
I can have 50 yahoo and 50 hotmail addresses in an hour . Now what ?
correct.
Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#16 Jul 21, 2008
Local One wrote:
The thread about the local banker was most likely removed because he contacted Topix and asked that it be removed. It clearly violated their "Terms of Service".
Noticed aa recent thread removed. What constitutes the violation of "Terms of Service"?
Can't be using people's names, or this would happen more often.
Curious

Poplar Bluff, MO

#17 Jul 22, 2008
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Noticed aa recent thread removed. What constitutes the violation of "Terms of Service"?
Can't be using people's names, or this would happen more often.
If just calling the Topix phone #, gets it removed, why doesn't more people do so? I tried, reading the Terms of Service, but from what I could briefly understand, is maybe the local moderator makes the decision. Any other opinions?

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