Off Topix: Hawkins clerk of courts su...

Off Topix: Hawkins clerk of courts sues anonymous blogger

There are 118 comments on the Kingsport Times story from Jan 9, 2013, titled Off Topix: Hawkins clerk of courts sues anonymous blogger. In it, Kingsport Times reports that:

One Hawkins County official who was a victim of malicious false allegations of infidelity on a popular Rogersville online forum last year wants cyber bullies to know there is no such thing as total anonymity on the Internet.

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Ginger

Sevierville, TN

#42 Jan 10, 2013
Sally wrote:
<quoted text>Your Poffy! lol
. Ate you calling me fat too? Just kidding. I like that word Poffy
Ginger

Sevierville, TN

#43 Jan 10, 2013
Are not ate Sorry
stephine c

Johnson City, TN

#44 Jan 10, 2013
Why would you drag all this back to the spotlight? if you was damaged or humiliated to begin with ? Everyone who read's this is does not believe half of what is posted just like with times new's. you must read thur the bull. I think she is on a crusade to show this person look at me I have political power now ...I had respect for her until this ..Now I feel she is really a person who seem's to like drama & being the center of attention. Hope this lv to walk show's her a new path right out of office. Or she will have half of this town at ATT.PHILLIPS door wanting to sue let's see if he accepts the cases ..
webber

Lebanon, TN

#45 Jan 10, 2013
Personally, I think this whole thing should be shut down. The nasty, viscous things people say on here without being held accountable is just not right. I hope this lawsut helps.
webber

Lebanon, TN

#46 Jan 10, 2013
lawsuit - it's my typing not my education.
Yep

Jefferson City, TN

#47 Jan 10, 2013
You missed vicious.
Sally

Morristown, TN

#48 Jan 10, 2013
Ginger wrote:
<quoted text>. Ate you calling me fat too? Just kidding. I like that word Poffy
In the movie IceAge, the mammoth says "I'm not fat, I'm poffy." I love that movie, it is so funny!
Jessie

Sevierville, TN

#49 Jan 10, 2013
Portion from kingsport times

Davis said she feels this attack was intended to destroy her, and she wants to ask the perpetrator why.

“Why would someone do something like this? Because they could have taken my whole world away from me,” Davis said.“If my husband wasn’t the kind of man he is, and if I hadn’t just had surgery and was at home all weekend with him — what if my husband had been out of town? They could have destroyed my whole world.”

Davis added,“Who would make something up so cruel? Well guess what. We’re fixing to find out.”

From me:
Why would you wait 6 months to do this ? How could they take your whole world away from you ? If your husband was out of town when this was posted, so what ? Where is the trust ? How can someone destroy your whole world ? Please explain ...
thoughts

Kingsport, TN

#50 Jan 10, 2013
Stephine, I think this is even more reason to respect her. She probably knew she was going to be criticized by some, mostly the faithful Topix clientele, but she had the guts to put her name out there and take a stand, not only for herself but for so many other innocent people. That takes courage, a trait that Topix bullies don't possess. In my eyes, that is not a thin-skinned person as some on here have alluded to. The thin-skinned would be ones like myself and countless others who have seen our friends and families suffer the emotional abuse of cyber bullies and done nothing about it. It does not always go away by ignoring it. Like she said in the article - someone will always bring it back up.
Any of us with a halfway decent upbringing know this site is used in an immoral manner, yet one who has been falsely accused is being condemned for standing up for what she believes is right. How many times do people say that our state and national leaders need to stand up for what is right, yet when someone does just that on the local level, you think they should be shown the door? Not so, in my opinion.
Ginger

Sevierville, TN

#51 Jan 10, 2013
Sally wrote:
<quoted text>In the movie IceAge, the mammoth says "I'm not fat, I'm poffy." I love that movie, it is so funny!
I called my sis and told her I was not fat.....I was Poffy ....she giggled. Thanks for the laugh !
Sally

Morristown, TN

#52 Jan 10, 2013
Ginger wrote:
<quoted text>
I called my sis and told her I was not fat.....I was Poffy ....she giggled. Thanks for the laugh !
Your welcome!
igree

Sevierville, TN

#53 Jan 10, 2013
Wendy wrote:
Much worse things were said about Jackson during her two runs for an elected position on this site. Did she sue ?
not yet
Tina Holtsclaw

Johnson City, TN

#54 Jan 10, 2013
thoughts wrote:
Stephine, I think this is even more reason to respect her. She probably knew she was going to be criticized by some, mostly the faithful Topix clientele, but she had the guts to put her name out there and take a stand, not only for herself but for so many other innocent people. That takes courage, a trait that Topix bullies don't possess. In my eyes, that is not a thin-skinned person as some on here have alluded to. The thin-skinned would be ones like myself and countless others who have seen our friends and families suffer the emotional abuse of cyber bullies and done nothing about it. It does not always go away by ignoring it. Like she said in the article - someone will always bring it back up.
Any of us with a halfway decent upbringing know this site is used in an immoral manner, yet one who has been falsely accused is being condemned for standing up for what she believes is right. How many times do people say that our state and national leaders need to stand up for what is right, yet when someone does just that on the local level, you think they should be shown the door? Not so, in my opinion.
I myself have been a target of this forum with time, time again false accusation.. but I also have learned to ignore this sight and move forward all kind's of opinions have been expressed on here I spoke with a local att and was told freedom of speech and gossip is not a crime . its part of life once it is posted the damage is done. if you are known in your community and are a up standing citizen then all the post are irrespective to those who read or know you ..also if you contact the forum they will remove the post free of charge...Standing up for yourself 6 mth after the fact is late coming don't you think? All gossip can be malicious & damaging to a person does this mean we need to go hire lawyer or publicize it in our local paper? easy solution to this problem a MUST REGISTER clause would fix the problem not Dragging someone to the front of the class to tattle tale on them for playing with beer or boys in the park ... Adults in office and using computers would also be a start as well not I'll show you . She is no different than the other who are slammed daily on this forum to suck it up ignore it have it removed and worry about doing your elected job . Not kiddie play online
Dave

Morristown, TN

#55 Jan 10, 2013
A Nonny Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
If your home broadband provider uses dynamically assigned IP, then your IP can change everytime you cycle the power on you modem. Usually, internet providers who use dynamic IP really don't even respond to law enforcement inquiries, as its usually a cold trail. I occasionally leave my modem off overnight, and by the next morning, the IP I previously had is likely taken by another customer, so when I power up I get another IP number dynamically assigned to me. This is why the location showing on my posts change.
Home broadband is not like business broadband, where they usually charge business accounts a steeper fee for a static IP which is needed if you run a business website off of that broadband connection. That IP number needs to be static if you expect your website to work 24/7 and your customers to visit your website.
This is why posting from a business internet connection is not advised as it increases the chances of the trail leading back to you.
Don't think for one minute that a dynamic IP can't be traced. The IP you have now is assigned to your account It has a time stamp and once you logged on your computers IP was attached to it for that time period. You can use a proxy but if you have ever logged onto a site without going through the proxy you have left your footprint and can still be traced even though you now use a proxy. Now to give you some in-site go to your name (account) on your computer open it go to appdata, if you don't see it right click on name click on propertied then click on unhide data) now open appdata go to Macromedia open it go to shared objects you will see a file with a bunch of letters and maybe a number or two, open it see the files these are trackers full of information from sites you visited, what you did there, how long you were there. as well as who you, what computer your using, what browser you used what software is on your pc. I can go on but I think you get the ideal. This is only one location and it's part of adobe, just imagine how much data adobe gathers and sells just from this one location. Bambi, deh you helped to make her case. as you have demonstrated damage has been caused by saying you will not vote for her because of this. Its libel if written and slander if spoken. On and by the way topix policies says you cannot use a whole name when posting. And yes I have had post removed moments after I posted due to the content. Freedom of speech gives you a right to say whats on your mind but not lies meant to do harm. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
wow

Knoxville, TN

#56 Jan 11, 2013
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think for one minute that a dynamic IP can't be traced. The IP you have now is assigned to your account It has a time stamp and once you logged on your computers IP was attached to it for that time period. You can use a proxy but if you have ever logged onto a site without going through the proxy you have left your footprint and can still be traced even though you now use a proxy. Now to give you some in-site go to your name (account) on your computer open it go to appdata, if you don't see it right click on name click on propertied then click on unhide data) now open appdata go to Macromedia open it go to shared objects you will see a file with a bunch of letters and maybe a number or two, open it see the files these are trackers full of information from sites you visited, what you did there, how long you were there. as well as who you, what computer your using, what browser you used what software is on your pc. I can go on but I think you get the ideal. This is only one location and it's part of adobe, just imagine how much data adobe gathers and sells just from this one location. Bambi, deh you helped to make her case. as you have demonstrated damage has been caused by saying you will not vote for her because of this. Its libel if written and slander if spoken. On and by the way topix policies says you cannot use a whole name when posting. And yes I have had post removed moments after I posted due to the content. Freedom of speech gives you a right to say whats on your mind but not lies meant to do harm. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
What School did you attend? Idiot.
duh

Boiling Springs, SC

#57 Jan 11, 2013
My choice not to vote for her had nothing to do with the topix shat. I know, as I am assuming most do on here, that the threads were bullshat. The rumor did not tarnish her in my eyes.

The hunt/outst attitude of her did. So to be perfectly clear the thread did not sway me. It was HER response that did.

I supported her & voted for her despite all the bullshat. So, no, my choice not to continue to support her in the future can not be attributed to topix but rather her own actions.
Yes, someone put her name on a bullshat site. The ball was in her court. She could have let it die down, as it had, and let it be.

My own daughter had someone post crap about her on here. Did we sue? Nope. Emailed the site & they removed it.

So, will she try to identify me because I posted something?

Sometimes it is better to turn the other cheek than to stir the pot.
GoodForHer

Kodak, TN

#58 Jan 11, 2013
I am THRILLED that she is doing this- yipeeee! I cant wait to find out, at least, one coward that gets on here and trys to harm people's lives. Go get em! Oh, and by the way, it probally didn't take her six months to do anything about this attack- it takes this much time to gather information and go through legal processes-- I know for a fact, because I have been a victim on here- as well as some of my friends and acquaintances- and I can ASSURE you that there are more lawsuits and criminal charges to be made! Every dog has it's day- eventually! Oh, and by the way, you can sue for damage to your reputation, job loss, stress, etc and so on- AND your legal fees and time lost from work to pursue protecting yourself! This is GRREAAAT!
Derr

Elizabethton, TN

#60 Jan 11, 2013
GoodForHer wrote:
I am THRILLED that she is doing this- yipeeee! I cant wait to find out, at least, one coward that gets on here and trys to harm people's lives. Go get em! Oh, and by the way, it probally didn't take her six months to do anything about this attack- it takes this much time to gather information and go through legal processes--!
Announcing to the individual via a reply to a post on an Internet forum and then telling all the news agencies you're doing so took 6 months? Other than that what "legal processes" have been done? None.
Dave

Morristown, TN

#61 Jan 11, 2013
Duh. hope you'll except my apology. I wrongfully tied your comment to Bambi. I should have reread your post, before making the comment. I thought by bambi's statement you had stated you would not vote for her now due to topix. Once again I apologize.
wow

Knoxville, TN

#62 Jan 11, 2013
Dave wrote:
Duh. hope you'll except my apology. I wrongfully tied your comment to Bambi. I should have reread your post, before making the comment. I thought by bambi's statement you had stated you would not vote for her now due to topix. Once again I apologize.
Apology accepted.

Now shut the (blank) up or sue me:)

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