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#21 May 26, 2010
Top Mod wrote:
<quoted text>
Virginia,
Haven't I see you comment that you have been "shadow banned". Now, how could that be that you would then be surprised we have moderators on the site?:)
Topix believes in free discussion. That said, we have a robust set of filters in place and a feedback system that allows anyone to alert our team to content that may need to be reviewed for violations of our Terms of Service. No automated system is perfect, of course.
I will say this though:
Unregistered people do *not* enter their own city on their posts. In fact, their city is displayed automatically and shows the location of their isp, as near as we can determine. They have NO OPTION to change that.
Registered users, however can enter the city of their choosing in their profile, but they can't change the name they post with, so they can hardly be that stealthy if you are worried that gives them better trolling power.
Absolutely NO ONE is given "pre alerts" to comments so that they may troll them before they appear. Our site couldn't do that even if we wanted it to.
If you have specific questions with regard to your own accounts, I would encourage you to click the feedback button and fire off some questions to our community team. I looked up your accounts that I could find and NONE of them showed that they had been banned. So...
Looking forward to your feedback. Please click!
Admin @ Topix
You know as well as I do, Topix admin, that the feedback link is worthless and I can prove this. I have saved the dozens of complaints I filed when the attack forums and polls were built, and chronicled how long it took Topix to delete them.

Your attempts at slipping out of the shadow-banning charge, are lame, to say the least:

"Haven't I see you comment that you have been "shadow banned". Now, how could that be that you would then be surprised we have moderators on the site?:)"

I have been shadow-banned, twice, and I can prove this, have saved screen shots, if you care to see them. After I made this public, made a public fuss about it on Topix, Topix quickly re-instated all of my banned accounts. So what? The fact is that I was shadow-banned, was subject for 2 weeks, to the most unethical form of internet censorship out there. And of course, I am not alone. Other Topix commentators can attest to being shadow-banned as well.

"Unregistered people do *not* enter their own city on their posts. In fact, their city is displayed automatically and shows the location of their isp, as near as we can determine. They have NO OPTION to change that."

Not true! Unregistered real people, not Topix trolls. Again, I can prove this, I have screen shots and links I can provide, where local trolls are claiming to post from cities far and wide, including overseas.

"Absolutely NO ONE is given "pre alerts" to comments so that they may troll them before they appear. Our site couldn't do that even if we wanted it to."

Not true!! again, I can prove this. I documented 17 posts I posted after midnight, while I was under moderated commenting. One a second computer, I took screen shots of when my comment was posted - after a 5 minute delay - and every single time, a troll comment was posted simultaneously with my comment. If I had continued my experiment, the number of times would have been larger, but I thought 17 times was all the proof I needed.

You are being very deceitful here, Topix admin, and that is NOT fair to your millions of users. Is this the kind of admin they employ at Topix, non-credible, dishonest front people? Not that I expected the truth, but since, as I have said, I can back up every single accusation I have made, your claims ring hollow, Topix admin.

Clean up your act, Topix.com !

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#22 May 26, 2010
Virginia just got PWN3D by a mod ... classic!

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Since: Apr 10

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#23 May 26, 2010
Razorback Jack wrote:
Virginia just got PWN3D by a mod ... classic!
What does that mean, Razorback Jack? I am curious!

I'll have to hand it to you Razorback Jack, you got the big shots onto your thread.

“Got Bait?”

Since: May 10

Home Is Where the Heart Is

#24 May 26, 2010
What is being "shadow banned?"

“Got Bait?”

Since: May 10

Home Is Where the Heart Is

#25 May 26, 2010
Now this is getting interesting.

Yes Virginia, not everyone tells the truth, even Topix. Santa Claus? Now that's a different matter. LOL!

Level 6

Since: Apr 10

USA

#26 May 26, 2010
This is interesting.
Let's see what the TM has to say back.
I smell ban, but I hope nobody on this thread gets it.
Gin Knee

Pasadena, CA

#27 May 26, 2010
Top Mod wrote:
Hey RBJ,
Allowing unregistered users does have its price, but it also allows people in small towns to have a voice when they otherwise wouldn't.
......
How would requiring registration deny access to people in small towns? this makes absolutely no sense.

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Since: Apr 10

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#28 May 26, 2010
Gin Knee wrote:
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How would requiring registration deny access to people in small towns? this makes absolutely no sense.
Chris Tolles, you got your favorite troll to come out, Gin Knee, my dedicated troll. Again, you are using a bouncer, instead of yourself, to answer my questions, how cowardly.

At least this time she has put in the real city she is posting from, not Oakland CA, like she did on another of your threads. How nice Topix gives trolls these little favors.

I am surprised she is still employed by Topix, afterall, this troll is the reason I have learned everything I have about Topix and their trolls. If you, Chris Tolles, had any sense at all, she would have been fired a long time ago.

Level 6

Since: Apr 10

USA

#29 May 26, 2010
Gin Knee wrote:
<quoted text>
How would requiring registration deny access to people in small towns? this makes absolutely no sense.
You can't post if you're not registered is what he means.
Gin Knee

Pasadena, CA

#30 May 26, 2010
TheTank wrote:
<quoted text>You can't post if you're not registered is what he means.
True, but registration requires nothing more than a few key strokes and an email account.

If a troll is a flagrant violator of TOS at least topix could cancel their account.

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#31 May 26, 2010
TheTank wrote:
<quoted text>You can't post if you're not registered is what he means.
Tank, meet Gin Knee, one of the worst trolls on Topix. A sadistic, multi-personality troll who trolls on Topix under dozens of usernames.

“R3V01U7!0N”

Level 5

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#32 May 26, 2010
tolles wrote:
Hmmm.
The issue of hijacking a screen name is complicated with the anonymous commentary -- I think it's a valid point, though.
We'll look into it. No promises on outcome, though.
Chris Tolles
CEO, Topix
Whoa.... It's Chris Tolles!!
GK BFF

Kharkov, Ukraine

#33 May 26, 2010
Sadistic?
I think he is agreeing with you.

Level 6

Since: Apr 10

USA

#34 May 26, 2010
Gin Knee wrote:
<quoted text>
True, but registration requires nothing more than a few key strokes and an email account.
If a troll is a flagrant violator of TOS at least topix could cancel their account.
And what, have the troll make a new email and make a new account on Topix?
Virginia Olive Hoge wrote:
<quoted text>
Tank, meet Gin Knee, one of the worst trolls on Topix. A sadistic, multi-personality troll who trolls on Topix under dozens of usernames.
The troll-busters are now aware of that.

“R3V01U7!0N”

Level 5

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#35 May 26, 2010
tolles wrote:
Hmmm.
The issue of hijacking a screen name is complicated with the anonymous commentary -- I think it's a valid point, though.
We'll look into it. No promises on outcome, though.
Chris Tolles
CEO, Topix
It's almost like a celebrity freak out moment!
I can't believe you are here! This is great.
We don't mean to be harsh to you or the Top Mod, Mr. Tolles, we are just concerned about the future of your best and brightest users on Topix.

We hope to work with you and assist you in any way in the future.
Gin Knee

Pasadena, CA

#36 May 26, 2010
TheTank wrote:
<quoted text>And what, have the troll make a new email and make a new account on Topix?<quoted text>The troll-busters are now aware of that.
It won't stop the practice but it will slow them down.

Forcing them to constantly lose a persona they have cultivated may cause some of them to lose interest.

One can only hope.

“R3V01U7!0N”

Level 5

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#37 May 26, 2010
I can't really speak for Virginia but I know Tank, RBJ and I all feel the same.

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#38 May 26, 2010
Politically_Incorrect wrote:
I can't really speak for Virginia but I know Tank, RBJ and I all feel the same.
Don't answer her Politically Incorrect, she is a vile troll, a multi-personality sadist who trolls on Topix under dozens of usernames, she is also my own personal Topix troll who derives her username from my childhood nickname Ginny. She is the author of the Topix attack forums attacking me, cowardly Chris Tolles has clearly called in his "bouncer" since he can't answer my questions.

“Got Bait?”

Since: May 10

Home Is Where the Heart Is

#39 May 26, 2010
LMAO! This is hilarious.

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#40 May 26, 2010
GK BFF wrote:
Sadistic?
I think he is agreeing with you.
Who cares? for a troll as vile as Gin Knee. Yet I do have one thing to say, this troll is the single reason I have kept on Topix for as long and as hard as I have. If Chris Tolles had any sense, he would have fired her long ago.

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