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

Feb 8, 2013 Full story: Silicon Valley Watcher 563

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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“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#361 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
the only way to punish topix is to not go on topix. Are you willing to give it up?
Are you really that clueless?

Leave me alone, stop stalking me, let your vendetta go.

good day.

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#363 Feb 24, 2013
Gee, sounds like the Fairfield guys. Cyberstalking.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#366 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I don't think posts on a public message board count as cyberstalking. But I could be wrong.
Why wouldn't it be?

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#369 Feb 24, 2013
-Kevin- wrote:
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Why wouldn't it be?
It most certainly is.

:)
Gimme a Break

United States

#371 Feb 24, 2013
-Kevin- wrote:
Oh jebus. She's at it again.
The funny part is that Ginny is a HIUGE troll herself. A few years ago her and Ferret followed a friend of mine around harassing her until one of Ginny's many socks (_Virginia_, I think) got zapped. I almost laugh to death every time she has her rants about online trolls/bullying.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#372 Feb 24, 2013
When people follow you around topix claiming to know when you've been home, and where you've been, that gets to be on the stalking side.

Ginny has a wonderful imagination. She can be a sweetheart, but often falls prey to bad influences.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#374 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>When people do that they need to be reported. Feedback.

If her hyperbolic claims of being threatened are even remotely credible she MUST contact law enforcement.
Oh, they are just doing it to harass. Not to actually threaten her.

Just a bunch of broken toys.
Yeah

United States

#377 Feb 24, 2013
-Kevin- wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, they are just doing it to harass. Not to actually threaten her.
Just a bunch of broken toys.
I remember when the Chicago clan used to stalk and harass her, but that's no excuse for her to stalk/harass others.
Yeah

United States

#378 Feb 24, 2013
And then she cried about losing her profile for two months solid.
Yeah

United States

#379 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
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Then it doesn't rise to standard of cyber stalking in the legal sense.
THAT would be Ferret.

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#380 Feb 24, 2013
Gimme a Break wrote:
<quoted text>The funny part is that Ginny is a HIUGE troll herself. A few years ago her and Ferret followed a friend of mine around harassing her until one of Ginny's many socks (_Virginia_, I think) got zapped. I almost laugh to death every time she has her rants about online trolls/bullying.
That is not true. You are playing games, trolling me as usual, switching names and IP's. Leave me alone!!!

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#381 Feb 24, 2013
-Kevin- wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, they are just doing it to harass. Not to actually threaten her.
Just a bunch of broken toys.
Hello Kevin. Its constant harassment. The grey box, my longtime stalker here, does it when I am not here, when I am here, all day and night long.

I am constantly harassed and stalked here, Carl Bad has been stalking and trolling me all morning.

And what does that accomplish? What has it accomplished, all these years, all over this forum, all over IT? Its ridiculous and not serving anyone.

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#382 Feb 24, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>It most certainly is.
:)
Of course it is. The troll has posted the same excuse with another sock.

Hello Persephone, how have you been?

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#383 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
When people do that they need to be reported. Feedback.
If her hyperbolic claims of being threatened are even remotely credible she MUST contact law enforcement.
You posted the same comment to the SV Watcher, PT Troll.

You can deny it as much as you want, I know you all too well, I know how you switch names and IPs, you have always done that.

Leave me alone. Your trolling is goading me, get me out of your head, its way past time.

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#387 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
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Au contraire you have been stalking me. I was here first this morning and then you and your sock Pappas came after me. I am so tired of the harassment. Just Leave me alone.....
I don't know what I'll do if it doesn't stop....boo hoo
hahaha, I am clearly not Tom Pappas, it is your sock and you have that sock saying I am you.

You are playing yet another trolling game, I am all you think about and you put so much time and energy into stalking and trolling me. LMAO!

You aren't proving or doing anything, other than that Topix allows you to take over entire forums attacking me.
Get a Clue

United States

#389 Feb 24, 2013
_Olive_ wrote:
<quoted text>
That is not true. You are playing games, trolling me as usual, switching names and IP's. Leave me alone!!!
I have no earthly idea what you're babbling about. I am not the CA poster. I haven't seen you in a couple years since you lost your _Virginia_ profile. You and Ferret were trolling us posting your usual Marxist crap. Have a nice day battling your imaginary demons.

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#390 Feb 24, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
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Hmmmm...and why would Topix allow such a thing? Either you are imagining it or someone @ Topix doesn't like you.
I am not imagining it, and the proof is all over the IT forum, as it is on this thread.
A-ha-ha

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#392 Feb 26, 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...
Sadly there are bullies on all forums , I've more than seen my share of it...with biased and ones sided mods to match.

On the other hand though, there are those who will throw a tantrum at nothing , and well OTT and serious.

Some of them need to stop getting hard ons and chill a bit...

I like to think of myself as somewhere in the middle ....I love a great laugh, but not at the expense of another.

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#393 Feb 26, 2013
_Olive_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Kevin. Its constant harassment. The grey box, my longtime stalker here, does it when I am not here, when I am here, all day and night long.
I am constantly harassed and stalked here, Carl Bad has been stalking and trolling me all morning.
And what does that accomplish? What has it accomplished, all these years, all over this forum, all over IT? Its ridiculous and not serving anyone.
I had the same being stalk and harass me for 6 years now on Offbeat. You wouldn't believe the crap it has said about me, no limit to it's depravity. And you know what I've done with it for 6 years? Laugh at it. Poke fun with it. Expose it's lies about itself, but mostly nowadays, I just ignore it because it's gotten very repetitive and B-O-R-I-N-G.
The last several months, topix has been on it in removing it's posts. We're careful not to hit the reply button on it's posts so as to preserve it's words beyond the purge.
Problem is, you've deemed it 'righteous' that you get to decide when someone deserves trolling or harassing, too. Isn't that the same thing any troll tells itself?

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#395 Feb 26, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
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Amazing how that lil' nugget of truth seems to elude her.
What do you know about truth dear? You lie all the time, its a big part of your troll.

Topix facilitates your stalking, you have owned up to this.
Carl Bad wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm...and why would Topix allow such a thing? Either you are imagining it or someone @ Topix doesn't like you.

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