Gray Boxing and Unashamed

Gray Boxing and Unashamed

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Gray OR Grey -- Whatever

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 19, 2013
I never have figured out if it's gray or grey. I think Crayola spells it "gray" on their crayon. Maybe it should've just been silver. Hey, maybe we have it wrong. Maybe it is silver. LOL!! I will go green eventually. At least then, I'll know it's "green" and not something like "grean". LOL!!

One advantage to being green is being able to show what you want in your post location display. Then other advantages. Playing the game. Giving out props.

On registering. I recently visited a website that asks very little to become a member. Just make up a Username, give a E-mail Address, create a Password. And you're in. Unless, it takes you to additional sign-up pages. But evidently, simply by giving those, 3 pieces of information, you verify that you are at least 13 years old. Topix is another story. They require that and more. Additional stuff including Birthdate, Gender, and Zip Code. So, I don't see why they have to know the additional stuff when other sites do not. But at least Topix is not too intrusive into our privacy. At least they don't require a person's name and home address..

Another thing. Why the location display in postings? Supposed to scare off bad troll posters. But it feels creepy sometimes. Especially to me. Just due to hackers. I don't know if it aids them to see ISP city when trying to do a hack job. But I've been attacked with malware and lost a computer over it. I have security (anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall) now that has blocked several attacks. Someday, I might get a online proxy server software that hides (masks) location if it would work in my Topix posts. But I would only do that to feel safer. Yet, I feel it is wrong to show a fake location. But then I still wonder, why do they really show it at all on here? By the way. My pld (post location display) was one city when I first came on Topix. It changed to another one. Still hasn't changed again. But the weird thing was, and I still can't figure out why, is that the old posts made all changed to show the new city. It's the kind of thing that you either accept or believe the user conspiracy theories over it. I'm learning to accept it.
;-)

But they are nice to allow us to post for free, as gray (grey). Even start discussion and poll threads -- all for free. You can't beat that. Facebook won't go there.

I do feel that we greys (grays) often automatically get classified as trolls by virtue of post box color.

African_shadows

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#7 Mar 19, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I don't register because I find it inconvenient. I have yet to see the point.
So what are the advantages of registering? The only one I can see is PM-ing. But if you have no interest in that why bother?
Greyboxing is cowardly and typical troll behaviour

“In God we trust”

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#9 Mar 20, 2013
What's Greyboxing

“In God we trust”

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#10 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I don't register because I find it inconvenient. I have yet to see the point.
So what are the advantages of registering? The only one I can see is PM-ing. But if you have no interest in that why bother?
Well, being registered just makes me feel like I'm not left out.
Gray OR Grey -- Whatever

Columbus, OH

#11 Mar 20, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
What's Greyboxing
I Googled it and got this for a definition

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php...

“In God we trust”

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#12 Mar 20, 2013
What is that page?
Gray OR Grey -- Whatever

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 20, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
What is that page?
I never have heard of it. Looks like a social site for posting comments, maybe kinda like Topix.
Gray OR Grey -- Whatever

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
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Why would one want that? If it is important a proxy can achieve the same thing
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no interest
<quoted text>
Still a waste of time to register IMHO
Post 2 is missing?

Oh. And I never have registered...yet.
Carl Bad wrote:
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Why would one want that? If it is important a proxy can achieve the same thing
I don't know. Maybe to hide from users but to allow Topix officials (employees) know they aren't trying to be mistaken for proxy trolls. So, Topix sees default location but fellow users do not.
Carl Bad wrote:
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no interest
Yeah. It's B-O-R-I-N-G. But I would like to clarify something I said. I never meant that my post location display changes every time I come on Topix. I'm saying it changed one time only back about 2 years ago and is still the same. You'd think a dynamic connecttion would change again though.

But the one thing about this I would like some help in understanding is why the old posts made under the old location ALL changed to show the new location in the box. Where are the conspiracy theorists?! This would make for a relevant thread. But I have noticed that when greens change box photos, old posts are converted to the new photo as well.
Carl Bad wrote:
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Still a waste of time to register IMHO
And Birthdate on here is not really a necessary required field for COPPA age verification of 13 or older. As I mentioned earlier, other sites assume appropriate age without it. If it really was a necessity, then why does Topix only require a 'check box' to verify age for using their Human Sexuality forum? And how could they verify if someone is giving a false Birthdate anyway? So, they should please drop the Birthdate in registration. Seems useless data.

Zip Code and Gender registeration fields seems only a request to market ads based on location and sex (male or female). They have this thing called 'Topix Top Picks' about ads in Sign Up. So, they should also please drop the Zip and Gender in registeration. Also seems useless data.

Or maybe Gender, Birthdate, and Zip is really all asked for to help them to figure out who is who with the multiple profiles? LOL!!

So, a simple request for Username, Email Address, and Password creation is all that is really needed, along with Topix Top Picks option. And of course, entering a 'what you see' verification code to prove you're a human and not a cylon. HA.

Agree?

“Sweet As Can Be”

Level 8

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#17 Mar 20, 2013
If you had a profile you would be able to pm another profiler w/o giving out email address it's really not that bad :)

“In God we trust”

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#18 Mar 20, 2013
You can see how much comments you made, compete on leader boards and feel like your part of the group
Gray OR Grey -- Whatever

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I'm just lazy
And Bad.
As indicated in your username.
B-A-D.
Bad to the bone.
Just like the song says.
;-)

“Revolution”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

California Succession

#22 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I'm just lazy
I thought you had registered; but I don't see that account anymore - A French connection? Anyhow, how are we going to get together for a Pasadena homecoming without the exchange of pm's?

Laura Beth

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#24 Mar 20, 2013
When I first came to topix I was gray . Back then I barely got on the computer and when I did talk with others from topix in the political threads , I always wondered what ppl looked like. Back then we had a small group of friends that made a thread only we went to. So after some time everyone (including me) decided to make a profile with our real photos (DaveMC was one of them) . It felt good to put a face to the person we talked to.

“Revolution”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

California Succession

#26 Mar 20, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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Meet him at the Pasadena greyhound bus station at midnight.
Pasadena doesn't have a GH station. Not even a Hooters

“Revolution”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

California Succession

#28 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
What happened to the station on walnut between lake & Fair oaks?
I think it's gone. Lots of routes have been dropped. I used to the bus to visit a friend up in Bishop. That routes gone now too. Also a Mexican owned bus line that does the border states. Leaves from Wall in downtown.

The one on 7th in down town LA still operates - if you dare.

Tzunammi
Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#29 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
What happened to the station on walnut between lake & Fair oaks?
Hasn't been there for a long time, has it? lol

Tzunammi
Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#30 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
I don't register because I find it inconvenient.
No, its because you play grey box games. And I know, you are unashamed.

Tzunammi
Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#33 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
So you are a mind reader now ginny? Or is it olive or vader or Alexxisssss how many socks do you have?
Vile hypocrite
enemy of humanity
You cry so hard about my registered profile socks, even ones you have had banned, like Alexxiss....

yet you switch names and IPs all the time here, every single day.

Tzunammi
Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#35 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
OMG Alexxiss got banned? What happened?
^^^ An unashamed liar, as always. Grey box coward.

Tzunammi
Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#37 Mar 20, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
how is a question a lie? what happened to poor alexxxisss and vader simm? did the mods not like the pornographic posting you were making?
LOL, coming from you...

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