Take A Look Into Topix - Mass Bullyin...

Take A Look Into Topix - Mass Bullying Across Thousands Of Small US Towns

There are 562 comments on the Silicon Valley Watcher story from Feb 8, 2013, titled Take A Look Into Topix - Mass Bullying Across Thousands Of Small US Towns. In it, Silicon Valley Watcher reports that:

My name is Virginia Olive Hoge and I am in the strange and fated position of being one of the first people who noticed that something very alarming was happening on Topix.com. Over three and a half years ago, I noticed how it was being used as a vehicle for slander, to batter people online.

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Ferrertfart

Providence, UT

#323 Feb 15, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>These things run in cycles, I guess. There's always going to be a group that 'takes over' a forum and wants to try and run things. Can't spell 'ruin' without 'run'!
you and hegel been doing that a bunch over here it seems. got the same reaction when you tried to do it over at offbeat.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#324 Feb 15, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>CLIQUEish indeed! Trolling has ruined Offbeat. That's why they're coming here, where trolls have long since ruined this forum so, no one will notice. A dumb plan but, a plan nonetheless.
So your clique ruined Offbeat so you moved on to the Topix forums?

What's next the World forums? LMAO

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#325 Feb 15, 2013
Hey...now there's an idea.

-Kevin-

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#326 Feb 15, 2013
Basically.
Eric Brown

United States

#327 Feb 15, 2013
-Kevin- wrote:
Basically.
Have you ruined any threads or forums?
Ferrertfart

Providence, UT

#329 Feb 15, 2013
Eric Brown wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ruined any threads or forums?
No
Eric Brown

United States

#332 Feb 15, 2013
Ferrertfart wrote:
<quoted text>
No
Lyerbreath ;)

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#333 Feb 15, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
She has posted first and last names in the past.
You are stalking me, here and on Internet troll.

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/internet-trol...

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/internet-trol...

etc. There are many more of your posts there.

Is Topix that stupid? Your touchiness about my post says loud and clear, that the reason you have trolled and stalked me all this time, is because of opinion.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#335 Feb 15, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
She has been doing it for years, prior to topix she used to tell local bloggers what they could and couldn't publish. She was ignored of course.
^^^ Proof of who you are, where you come from, and how long you have been trolling me.

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#339 Feb 15, 2013
*yawn*
Hypothetically Speaking

West Chicago, IL

#341 Feb 15, 2013
What would happen if Tom from Silicon Valley Watcher were shown 230+ examples we have of Ginny trolling here on topix? There is a contact email for him on the news site with Ginnys article. It would be mighty interestin to see his reaction to what we have found Ginny to be doing here.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#343 Feb 15, 2013
Hypothetically Speaking wrote:
What would happen if Tom from Silicon Valley Watcher were shown 230+ examples we have of Ginny trolling here on topix? There is a contact email for him on the news site with Ginnys article. It would be mighty interestin to see his reaction to what we have found Ginny to be doing here.
hahaha, you are so stupid.

You don't think people see all the trolling efforts You do, of me, just on this thread, not to mention elsewhere. You are that blind, you are so wrapped up in your ignorance.

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_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#344 Feb 15, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
I think it was brought to his attention in the comments section after the article. I do not know if Mr Foremski has seen it.
hahaha The PT commenting, of all people. Corporate troll, corporate troll, lives in the head of the one she most fears.
pollster

United States

#345 Feb 15, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/internet-trol...
Yes you did, are you blind or delusional?
==========

Hi precious little sub pilot. Delusional is another word that gives you away. It's really Droolingly Funny, doncha think ?
Just cuious

Green Valley, AZ

#349 Feb 19, 2013
How do you know this person or recognise their posts?
Leeann

Alice, TX

#352 Feb 21, 2013
cold black coffee wrote:
I agree with Virginia Hoge.
Small town Topix is a disaster!
I am thinking a Topix-free Lent is sufficiently challenging for me to attempt. I waste too much time here as it is and a cleansing is needed. Perhaps I will return with my priorities sorted and a place for a constructive use of Topix in my life...
I completely agree w Virginia small towns do not use the site for which it was intended.... Instead it's the gossip site :-(. Something needs to get done about this site and quick before something happens.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#354 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone needs to initiate a class action suit.
There is so much pain being caused on the local forums, I suppose they can initiate a lawsuit but how about Topix doing something to stop it?

All they need to do, is to not allow threads built slandering people by their real names. I have personally seen reference to 9 suicides caused by it, I have a gut feeling there are many more. Who in the World would want anyone to die because of slander here???

Also, they need to ask PI to come back and initiate some of his good ideas for helping with local forum problems, it was all at no cost to Topix. Instead of allowing him to be trolled so heavily from paranoia, they need to recognize the wisdom in his ideas.

Coretta King said it best, Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

As a Topic Keeper, who wants to keep the place around, Topix needs to stop injuring itself.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#356 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
They won't do anything to stop it because their business model is based on traffic. The only way to get any action is to negatively affect their bottom line.
There have been many individual suits inn the news where Topix has been sued to get information released about libelous posts. The problem is proving damages.
I am surprised that no ambitious attorney has not looked int this. Or perhaps they have and determined name calling, trolling, bruised feelings don't result in actionable damages.
They need to care about human life, that is so obvious. They need to care about the enemies they are generating, they need to think about sustaining the forum, for the long run.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#357 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
They won't do anything to stop it because their business model is based on traffic. The only way to get any action is to negatively affect their bottom line.
There have been many individual suits inn the news where Topix has been sued to get information released about libelous posts. The problem is proving damages.
I am surprised that no ambitious attorney has not looked int this. Or perhaps they have and determined name calling, trolling, bruised feelings don't result in actionable damages.
Topix gets tons of lawsuits filed against it. To hide behind lawyers, is hiding, they need to tackle the problem. Its to their benefit.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#360 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed, but they do not.
<quoted text>
A quick glance at the Jerry Springer show indicates Topix is eternally sustainable.
Whatever, I made my point, you are welcome to yours.

But please, stop trolling me, let your vendetta against me go, its been too long, its not accomplishing anything. You love to troll, I know that, but its hurting you, not me.

Leave me alone.

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