Top Mod, please answer my questions

Top Mod, please answer my questions

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“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#2 Dec 21, 2007
I'm just a user and unpaid editor, not a moderator, but I can answer your first question. Topix uses geolocation technology which is "99% accurate on a country level, 80% accurate on a state level, and 75% accurate for U.S. cities."

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2006/02/world_w...

If you are using a Topix profile, you can put your physical location in the hometown area. My ISP location changes all the time - probably due to my connection being routed through different server locations or something else that I also don't understand.

Hope you get answers to your other questions soon.

“Peace”

Level 1

Since: Jun 07

USA

#4 Dec 22, 2007
Proud White girl wrote:
1. Topix is displaying the wrong area for my ISP location. How do I change it?
2. I have repeatedly requested a European-American forum. Will Topix make one?
3. I have emailed Topix about offensive posters comments in various threads. In most cases the threads were deleted but the posters weren't banned. This is the opposite of what I wanted to happen. I wanted the threads without the offensive comments and posters.
I think Topix should hire more people to answer emails and ban offenders.
Please answer my questions. When I email Topix they don't respond back.
Proud, I so agree with you item number 3! If the comments being deleted are made by the same people, why not banned them? I just don't understand.
I do believe one problem is this. People do not join. I have notice that Topix doesn't seem to be able to delete comments from someone that isn't a member, unless the do delete the complete thread.
My forum is in total distruction because of a few.
I do wish someone from Topix would answer my questions by email or either by this forum. I'm a member and unpaid editor. I know it's a lot to ask, but couldn't they put moderators on the forums or at least when we click on the report button, they would respond in a timely manner.
Many of us are discussing changing to MSN to do our own private chat just to have a great discussion or debate without all the bashing, name calling, cursing and hatered for God. Christians, regardless of what faith, don't have a chance on our forum. Wiccans have more control as far as bashing and getting by with the hate bashing.
PLEASE TOPIX, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EDITORS COMMENTS. Thanking you in advance for your speedy reply.

Since: Jun 07

Schoharie, NY

#5 Dec 22, 2007
I think everyone is having that problem from people that dont join and rasing havik.. it has gotten so bad were i am.. and the whole topic gets delete but reposted by the same poster with harsher words.. and over and over again.. so far this has happened many times but this poster seem to find awhile back and start all over again.. i think everyone is dealing with it..
whoDunIt

El Paso, TX

#8 Dec 30, 2007
It would be nice if they would just add an ignore button, that way i can decide what is offensive and what is not.

My problem with this site is i have had 16 posts deleted after an hour or so, posts that would have been non offensive to anyone as they were in the linux forums. Meanwhile there is all kinds of racist and hate crap all over this place that is let go. STOP DELETING MY POSTS, i can just as easily post elsewhere without being punished for trying to help people.
Level 1

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#9 Dec 30, 2007
It would be nice if they would just add an ignore button, that way i can decide what is offensive and what is not.

My problem with this site is i have had 16 posts deleted after an hour or so, posts that would have been non offensive to anyone as they were in the linux forums. Meanwhile there is all kinds of racist and hate crap all over this place that is let go. STOP DELETING MY POSTS, i can just as easily post elsewhere without being punished for trying to help people.

This is my 4rth time trying to post this under 4 different nicks, with an anon proxy and without. Each time it posts and is viewable for a few minutes then it is gone. I have been using topix for a couple years now and i havent noticed this type of behavior before, i know there is lag but when a post just suddenly disappears....
Level 1

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#10 Dec 30, 2007
Well 2 out of 4 not bad....

“Hi Folks!”

Since: Sep 06

Topix Headquarters

#11 Jan 2, 2008
Kenosha wrote:
It would be nice if they would just add an ignore button, that way i can decide what is offensive and what is not.
My problem with this site is i have had 16 posts deleted after an hour or so, posts that would have been non offensive to anyone as they were in the linux forums. Meanwhile there is all kinds of racist and hate crap all over this place that is let go. STOP DELETING MY POSTS, i can just as easily post elsewhere without being punished for trying to help people.
This is my 4rth time trying to post this under 4 different nicks, with an anon proxy and without. Each time it posts and is viewable for a few minutes then it is gone. I have been using topix for a couple years now and i havent noticed this type of behavior before, i know there is lag but when a post just suddenly disappears....
Hi there,

Your posts were not deleted, as you can probably tell by scrolling up this thread. Whenever you post on Topix, there is a delay between when you submit that post and when it becomes public on the forums. If we have an unusual slowdown on the site, it might seem as though your post disappeared until the system catches up with your activity.

Admin @ Topix

“Hi Folks!”

Since: Sep 06

Topix Headquarters

#12 Jan 2, 2008
Stone1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Proud, I so agree with you item number 3! If the comments being deleted are made by the same people, why not banned them? I just don't understand.
I do believe one problem is this. People do not join. I have notice that Topix doesn't seem to be able to delete comments from someone that isn't a member, unless the do delete the complete thread.
My forum is in total distruction because of a few.
I do wish someone from Topix would answer my questions by email or either by this forum. I'm a member and unpaid editor. I know it's a lot to ask, but couldn't they put moderators on the forums or at least when we click on the report button, they would respond in a timely manner.
Many of us are discussing changing to MSN to do our own private chat just to have a great discussion or debate without all the bashing, name calling, cursing and hatered for God. Christians, regardless of what faith, don't have a chance on our forum. Wiccans have more control as far as bashing and getting by with the hate bashing.
PLEASE TOPIX, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EDITORS COMMENTS. Thanking you in advance for your speedy reply.
Hi there,
We have a team that reads every feedback email that comes into our office. While we may not have the resources to reply to every email, we do act on them.
It is also not always apparent to other users when a user is banned, for a variety of reasons. Users sometimes have multiple unregistered accounts with the same name, which would make it difficult to discern as well.
As always, the proper channel for user feedback, is clicking the feedback link at the bottom of any Topix page. Including a link to the exact content you are concerned with also speeds the process dramatically.
Admin @ Topix

“Peace”

Level 1

Since: Jun 07

USA

#14 Jan 2, 2008
Top Mod wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there,
We have a team that reads every feedback email that comes into our office. While we may not have the resources to reply to every email, we do act on them.
It is also not always apparent to other users when a user is banned, for a variety of reasons. Users sometimes have multiple unregistered accounts with the same name, which would make it difficult to discern as well.
As always, the proper channel for user feedback, is clicking the feedback link at the bottom of any Topix page. Including a link to the exact content you are concerned with also speeds the process dramatically.
Admin @ Topix
Thank you so much for your response. I understand the adminstration reading all of the feedback, but what about the comments that are posted to threads. Some are a disgrace.
I've written to the Admin @ Topix and have had no response.
I do appreciate your kindness and your hard work. So many people do enjoy the TOPIX forum. Just seems that for us to click on the offensive or abuse button.....nothing ever happens.

“Hi Folks!”

Since: Sep 06

Topix Headquarters

#16 Jan 14, 2008
Stone1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you so much for your response. I understand the adminstration reading all of the feedback, but what about the comments that are posted to threads. Some are a disgrace.
I've written to the Admin @ Topix and have had no response.
I do appreciate your kindness and your hard work. So many people do enjoy the TOPIX forum. Just seems that for us to click on the offensive or abuse button.....nothing ever happens.
Hi there,

It might *seem* like nothing happens sometimes, because much of what happens is behind the scenes.

If you haven't had any luck with the feedback system, try emailing topixadmin (at) topix.net .

Be sure to include direct links to any content you want reviewed.

Admin @ Topix

“Peace”

Level 1

Since: Jun 07

USA

#17 Jan 15, 2008
Top Mod wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there,
It might *seem* like nothing happens sometimes, because much of what happens is behind the scenes.
If you haven't had any luck with the feedback system, try emailing topixadmin (at) topix.net .
Be sure to include direct links to any content you want reviewed.
Admin @ Topix
Thank you. I'll try emailing once more. We do have a person on the Thrope Death thread in the Welch Topix that is threating, again, to burn people's homes down. FlimFlamman is the name. If admin is reading his comments, there is no way this guy should still be allowed on Topix.
Again, thank you
Lift-off

United States

#18 Jan 19, 2008
Stone1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have notice that Topix doesn't seem to be able to delete comments from someone that isn't a member, unless the do delete the complete thread.
Is this the case? And a volunteer Editor is powerless to keep discussions from being derailed by trolls, spammers and other Internet vermin? I read in a neighboring town's forum where their newspaper's Editor derided what went on on their Topix forum. A fellow has since signed on as an Editor and I had considered doing likewise for the betterment of my town's online presentation. Reading the citation, I can't help but feel that necessary tools are not available to properly address the detractors.
My forum is in total distruction because of a few.
I know it's a lot to ask, but couldn't they put moderators on the forums or at least when we click on the report button, they would respond in a timely manner.
Could we at least be advised what days/hours Moderators are on duty? It might provide a ray of hope that the miscreants WILL be dealt with after all...

“Hi Folks!”

Since: Sep 06

Topix Headquarters

#19 Jan 21, 2008
Lift-off wrote:
<quoted text>Is this the case? And a volunteer Editor is powerless to keep discussions from being derailed by trolls, spammers and other Internet vermin? I read in a neighboring town's forum where their newspaper's Editor derided what went on on their Topix forum. A fellow has since signed on as an Editor and I had considered doing likewise for the betterment of my town's online presentation. Reading the citation, I can't help but feel that necessary tools are not available to properly address the detractors.
<quoted text>Could we at least be advised what days/hours Moderators are on duty? It might provide a ray of hope that the miscreants WILL be dealt with after all...
Hi there,

That is absolutely not the case. We can ban any user on Topix, whether they are registered or not.

Your best bet in dealing with trolls in the forums is to alert our team using the feedback link at the bottom of any Topix page or emailing topixadmin (at) topix.com .

Admin @ Topix

“I Think U Need A Shotgun Blast”

Since: Oct 07

Dallas, TX

#22 Jan 27, 2008
sup

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#23 Feb 11, 2008
There is now a section just for Topix Editors. I found out about it from the Topix editorblog. Stop in and say, "Hey" to Topix Ed and Top Mod4 who are the current editors, get any questions answered, start a discussion, etc.

http://www.topix.com/news/topix-editor

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