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Hometown Girl: Anonymous commenters, bloggers defile city

There are 351 comments on the www.uticaod.com story from Jul 8, 2011, titled Hometown Girl: Anonymous commenters, bloggers defile city. In it, www.uticaod.com reports that:

Hand wringing local competitor savages the citizens of Utica over their comments

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Cicero

Cortland, NY

#54 Jul 11, 2011
their are bigger problems in the world this girl could be addressing with her position in the news
What

Rome, NY

#55 Jul 12, 2011
Doesn't she know that you morons are the only cheap entertainment around here? I applaud her for taking a stand and no I do not know her and have not had sex with anyone in her family.

Level 8

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#56 Jul 12, 2011
/\/\/\/\/\

Hey Uncle Chris....

Give your EDITORS some real power...atleast let us give some priority to the really offensive posts.....
Chris P

Carthage, NY

#57 Jul 12, 2011
So Cassandra has the balls to step up and say something, and immediately she is rediculed. I agree with her perspective on this subject. How can people rip on her, and attack her ,when in reality none of you probably know her ? I believe this is exactly what she was talking about. Must be nice to seat behind your computer and hide who you are, while you publicly libel and attack a person for speaking out. Not only attack but insult. I read her article and immediately waited to see the aftermath cause you knew there would be. I would call these posters eighth graders ,however, i wouldnt want to insult eighth graders because they probably act, and speak ,with more maturity than these posters. Thankyou, Cassandra for speaking out. Dont let these idiots bring you down. You are among the majority in this town . She saw a something wrong, and reported it. Good job, most of us in this town respect that. Its the idiots who want to bring this area down that insult the people from here. There is alot of good going on in Utica ,and the surrounding parts ,because there are people that want to see this area thrive. Thankyou for being one of them and exposing this topic.

“SoFunnyAt420”

Level 4

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#58 Jul 12, 2011
Around here they would love it if everyone posted under thier real name. Would make much easier for a crooked cop, politician or anyone else to retaliate in a violent manner. without topix 99% of the mohawk vally would still be clueless about all the cover ups of corrutption going on here. Yes it is a bit ridculous that a legit topix such as this comes up and people ruin it by getting off subject. Half the stuff Utica OD reports on they found out about on topix first. Then they send a reporter out such as cassaundra to investigate and write a half a.. story missing or ommiting some of the real facts.
help

Rome, NY

#59 Jul 12, 2011
tolles wrote:
Ok --
reading through the 42 comments here -- there were a couple which were over the line (and were deleted). some childish personal attacks, as well as a couple of reasonable points regarding Topix moderation and a couple of other issues.
Overall, I'd rather have this site than Cassaundra's (where they never posted my comment, and have two comments in total on this piece).
My issue with Cassaundra is not her weight, its that she's a coward and won't engage with people either here or on her own article.
I hate it when the press thinks it is the arbiter of public discourse. They aren't anymore.
How can you remove post about a fat girl, but leave up links of pornographic material when you have no adult sign in, this is very sad that kids can be exposed to this and you do not ban them and allow disgusting material to remain. Your mods have banned people for mouthing off to them but don't ban someone for posting pornographic material. Very sad Mr Tolles.
Lena

Utica, NY

#60 Jul 12, 2011
FISH wrote:
<quoted text>
You know the gov forces women to get jobs don't you, because you're soooooo smart. ROLOL
Did I hurt your 3rd grade sensibilities utica loser? Too bad.

Utica. Always low standards. Always!

"ROLOL" Live with it.
Lena

Utica, NY

#61 Jul 12, 2011
Chris P wrote:
Must be nice to seat behind your computer and hide who you are, while you publicly libel and attack a person for speaking out.
And what's your name tough guy?

Talk about insulting 8th graders ROLOL!
You're right about one thing - Cassaundra sure IS part of the majority.

The majority of poorly educated grossly ignorant and WHINEY utica lifelong losers that are so mentally feeble they actually get indignant like you when you see you're actually in the MINORITY and most people can see right through your sad excuses you make for your existence.

What are you her boyfriend? Poor thing. You have my sympathies. Did you learn history by watching Popeye too?

"Utica. Always low standards. Always!"
dollar

Rome, NY

#62 Jul 12, 2011
Lena wrote:
<quoted text>Did I hurt your 3rd grade sensibilities utica loser? Too bad.
Utica. Always low standards. Always!
"ROLOL" Live with it.
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do...
Tony Maddus - N Utica

Albany, NY

#63 Jul 12, 2011
SoFunnyAt420 wrote:
Around here they would love it if everyone posted under thier real name. Would make much easier for a crooked cop, politician or anyone else to retaliate in a violent manner. without topix 99% of the mohawk vally would still be clueless about all the cover ups of corrutption going on here. Yes it is a bit ridculous that a legit topix such as this comes up and people ruin it by getting off subject. Half the stuff Utica OD reports on they found out about on topix first. Then they send a reporter out such as cassaundra to investigate and write a half a.. story missing or ommiting some of the real facts.
I agree, Anonymous posts that actually contribute to bringing out the corruption (Wikileaks, etc..) is needed in today's society. However, peopole who insult anonymously are cowards - plain and simple. And truth be told, I'm sure once we find out people's real indentity, I promise you that they do have many skeletons in your closets.
But for those who enjoy insulting people anonymously, can you please share what excitement you get out of it? Does it make you feel better? Does it contribute to finding the truth in finding this "corruption" that this city so riddled with? What's the point of it?

Level 8

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#64 Jul 12, 2011
SoFunnyAt420 wrote:
Around here they would love it if everyone posted under thier real name. Would make much easier for a crooked cop, politician or anyone else to retaliate in a violent manner. without topix 99% of the mohawk vally would still be clueless about all the cover ups of corrutption going on here. Yes it is a bit ridculous that a legit topix such as this comes up and people ruin it by getting off subject. Half the stuff Utica OD reports on they found out about on topix first. Then they send a reporter out such as cassaundra to investigate and write a half a.. story missing or ommiting some of the real facts.
Some of are are smart "enuf" to figure out the real identity....people LOVE totalk about themselves. It just takes a little time and careful observation.
Turnip

Utica, NY

#65 Jul 12, 2011
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Some of are are smart "enuf" to figure out the real identity....people LOVE totalk about themselves. It just takes a little time and careful observation.
I'm very good at that.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Level 7

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#66 Jul 14, 2011
Topix as I have pointed out to others is a brawl. A person looking for though provoking editorials is going to be in for some disappointment. Yea it happens.. But mainly outside of a few rules. It game on.

Flame wars spark up and go for weeks. I personally know of no other place that permits it to happen.

Troll are every where.. Having at last found a spot on the web to be as ignorant fools that those people seem to think is fun, cut or incredibly smart.

Here on topix you either grow a thick skin or you will leave.

If you think I am lying about any of this.. Visit the abortion forums.. Still wont believe.. Go over to the Barack Obama threads and visit some of the birther forums there.

Topix is for those that are willing to fight for their position in spite of the trolls. Lies, and deceit.

If a person stays it is by their choice. No one is forced to log here. No one is forced to post anything. In the end as much as I would like to see the trolls go away as well as the lies and deceit end.

I know it will not happen. So I stay. Just to stubborn for my own good.

“R3V01U7!0N”

Level 5

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#67 Aug 2, 2011
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
/\/\/\/\/\
Hey Uncle Chris....
Give your EDITORS some real power...atleast let us give some priority to the really offensive posts.....
Mod-Users would be nice for forums. They would have to re-open the Editor application process in order for that to be fair.

Level 8

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#68 Aug 2, 2011
Edward Slade wrote:
<quoted text>
Mod-Users would be nice for forums. They would have to re-open the Editor application process in order for that to be fair.
OK...let's do it. DUMP all Editor, me included and then have an interview process.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#69 Sep 25, 2011
tolles wrote:
<quoted text>
Jim:
People do post stuff that should be removed -- which is why we have a significant bunch of folks dedicated to reviewing feedback here. If there is defamatory content, we typically remove it upon getting a complaint.
I'm often the subject of vitriol on the web, and when it goes over the line, I complain, and typically get the same kind of action on other sites.
The issue here is that newspaper types think that this negative opinion is from Mars, not their town, and are in denial about the way people actually think.
In any case, I'm open to feedback about Topix (especially from our users and when its not wrapped up in a bunch of self righteous Journalistic claptrap)
Thanks for the comment.
Well said.

“The answer is 42”

Level 6

Since: May 10

What was the question?

#70 Sep 25, 2011
I've noticed that there will always be certain posters who like saying ugly things to other posters. Usually because they don't agree with the other poster's stance on an issue.

Because the poster believes s/he is anonymous said poster can be as vitriolic as he wants to be. If this poster were to actually face his opponent, I ver much doubt if the exchange would be as vitriolic.

It's too bad that some people had such poor role models that they feel comfortable being disrespectful to others. I've posted this to another thread as well.
Caution Cop Ahead

Utica, NY

#71 Sep 25, 2011
Carin wrote:
I've noticed that there will always be certain posters who like saying ugly things to other posters. Usually because they don't agree with the other poster's stance on an issue.
Because the poster believes s/he is anonymous said poster can be as vitriolic as he wants to be. If this poster were to actually face his opponent, I ver much doubt if the exchange would be as vitriolic.
It's too bad that some people had such poor role models that they feel comfortable being disrespectful to others. I've posted this to another thread as well.
Thats why topix is the bomb! You can say what needs to be said without the old retaliation game and lookiesee! A few people cant take it when it comes to THEIR back yards!!
Caution Cop Ahead

Utica, NY

#72 Sep 25, 2011
Show everyone how we great people,
&NR =1
Eating Powdered Donuts

New York, NY

#73 Sep 25, 2011
Ignore the ignoramus above. That's my brother on my computer.

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