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Level 2

Since: May 13

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#1 May 22, 2013
I just joined Topix to get away from Face Book for awhile. I post 3 times and was attacked 3 times by bounty hunter. Is this the norm? Does this happen to everyone? It was in the Washington,ind site.This was suggested to me , maybe I should have started with offbeat instead of my home site.

“If you're happy & you know it”

Level 7

Since: Feb 13

clap your hands!

#2 May 22, 2013
I don't do face book... IDK who bounty hunter is. As you can see I'm a fairly new registered poster on the site....

“The Car”

Level 4

Since: May 13

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#3 May 22, 2013
Silvervixen wrote:
I just joined Topix to get away from Face Book for awhile. I post 3 times and was attacked 3 times by bounty hunter. Is this the norm? Does this happen to everyone? It was in the Washington,ind site.This was suggested to me , maybe I should have started with offbeat instead of my home site.
There are a few idiots here but most of the folk are downright friendly.

Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#4 May 22, 2013
It's very common, if you ignore it, they'll let up. They'll give you bad judgeits, send you annoying pm's and follow you around and harass you. Ignore! If they think they are getting a rise out of you, they'll keep at it. If you stand up for others and they don't like them, they'll keep at it. Good luck. It gets better.

“Dancin' in the Rain”

Level 4

Since: Apr 13

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#5 May 22, 2013
Welcome to Offbeat

I don't do facebook much anymore either. I kinda think facebook is a lot of pressure really. I have so many friends on there and every time I would post something, I would wonder if it was going to piss someone off or hurt somones feelings or whatever because you just never know.

So yeah I stay in topix a lot more lately. And yes you can get attacked by certain people in here. But not so much in Offbeat as your own hometown topix pg I don't think. I don't know who Bounty Hunter is either but I can just imagine he isn't so different than some of the other ones who *attack*. All I can say is you'll get used to it and learn how to react to them in time. I always find it best to stand your ground as tactfully as possible.

I'm new, too and don't give a lot of opinions. I mostly play the word games. They're fun :o)

Level 2

Since: May 13

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#6 May 22, 2013
Thanks Everyone. I was told this person got it out for someone who doesn't post on topix but now thinks everyone posting is her. I know if you are in the area I live in And are on ATT, all the location comes up the same. so any one with that location is automaticly her. 7 of her friends gave up on topix. He followed them to 5 different towns to harrass them. Now he is calling them Stalkers. I am being Stalked now sinply because I am from Washington.This is the only place he hasn't found me . Thanks for the Welcome.

Since: Feb 13

Step Into My Realm

#7 May 22, 2013
I'm a newcomer to Offbeat and sometimes people make snotty remarks. I'm thinking that they should skip over my posts if they don't like me. In general though people have been sweet to me. It's not in my nature to have a tough skin :) So stick around and have fun!

Level 5

Since: May 13

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#8 May 22, 2013
Offbeat has the same problem. One person thinks every new person is someone named Laura Beth and several accuse others of being a poster known as Sweetie Pie and others accuse newbies as being a poster named Trish. Welcome to paranoid Topix. Lol. To be fair, this site is widely populated by troll that have several profiles with different identities created just to abuse folks which causes the paranoia. Just ignore the paranoids and enjoy the friendly posters. Sorry your time so far here has been unpleasant. It will get better, especially here on Offbeat. Local forums seem to be filled more with people interested in trash talking and verbal bashing than chatting.

Welcome to Offbeat, Silvervixen. Hope you stick around and get to known us friendlies.=0)

Best of luck, take care.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#9 May 22, 2013
TROLLS ON THE LOOSE... aaaaaggghh...BUCK UP! Newbies . OR you WILL get LOST in the Shuffle...

Since: Feb 13

Step Into My Realm

#10 May 22, 2013
Oh yes, I forgot to mention judge its. I get them so much I don't even pay attention to them anymore.

“Vintage 1949”

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

lightly salted

#11 May 22, 2013
Silvervixen wrote:
I just joined Topix to get away from Face Book for awhile. I post 3 times and was attacked 3 times by bounty hunter. Is this the norm? Does this happen to everyone? It was in the Washington,ind site.This was suggested to me , maybe I should have started with offbeat instead of my home site.
It's normal for the bottom feeders to jump on new posters, we all have been through it.Just ignore them and block their messages(this can be a useful tool to your benefit if you want to jerk their chain)
Whatever you do, don't let them run you off

“Sweet As Can Be”

Level 8

Since: Feb 13

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#13 May 22, 2013
I'm a newbie......Have found nothing but kindness!

The people I've interacted with have been the best of the best. They welcomed me in and have been so good to me.

Thanks guys :)

You know who you are, but I can produce names LOL

“Vintage 1949”

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

lightly salted

#14 May 22, 2013
Tom Pappas wrote:
<quoted text>how come none of the old regulars ever defend any of the newbies that are being attacked for no reason?
and what is the matter with the moderators allowing so many bullies to get way with it?
Why don't you ask them? My posting these last 15 months hardly qualifies me as an 'old regular' and I don't collect skim like tolles and the mods do.
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Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#15 May 22, 2013
I've actually had a lot of people come to my defense, but have heard that regulars don't like to get to involved with newbies, but that has not been the case for me at all. However, having them come to my defense, seems to have pissed the trolls off even more, but I don't care, I'm making friends and they are not. You just can't let them aggravate you. I know that is really hard and I had to learn, but once you can develop a thick-skin and only converse with the friendlies, you'll be much better off.

“Is Trump still POTUS?”

Since: Jun 08

..just so long as SHE isn't...

#16 May 22, 2013
Silvervixen wrote:
I just joined Topix to get away from Face Book for awhile. I post 3 times and was attacked 3 times by bounty hunter. Is this the norm? Does this happen to everyone? It was in the Washington,ind site.This was suggested to me , maybe I should have started with offbeat instead of my home site.
...i wouldn't post on MY home site for anything.....it is a cesspool populated by mean-spirited malcontents intent on spreading as much hate as possible.....this place?...not so much....and i have not and will not ever do facebook....they don't need me anyway.....
Tom Pappas

Soda Springs, ID

#17 May 22, 2013
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you ask them? My posting these last 15 months hardly qualifies me as an 'old regular' and I don't collect skim like tolles and the mods do.
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well, the question stands. and i think we all know the answer ...
Level 5

Since: Jun 12

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#18 May 22, 2013
Silvervixen wrote:
Thanks Everyone. I was told this person got it out for someone who doesn't post on topix but now thinks everyone posting is her. I know if you are in the area I live in And are on ATT, all the location comes up the same. so any one with that location is automaticly her. 7 of her friends gave up on topix. He followed them to 5 different towns to harrass them. Now he is calling them Stalkers. I am being Stalked now sinply because I am from Washington.This is the only place he hasn't found me . Thanks for the Welcome.
Just a suggestion turn your location off. Welcome
Tom Pappas

Soda Springs, ID

#19 May 22, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
I've actually had a lot of people come to my defense, but have heard that regulars don't like to get to involved with newbies, but that has not been the case for me at all. However, having them come to my defense, seems to have pissed the trolls off even more, but I don't care, I'm making friends and they are not. You just can't let them aggravate you. I know that is really hard and I had to learn, but once you can develop a thick-skin and only converse with the friendlies, you'll be much better off.
i am glad they are for ya. the onles that attack are so boring with all their repeated posts. i wonder why topix won't hire mods with sense to know topix needs new blood.

Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#20 May 22, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
...i wouldn't post on MY home site for anything.....it is a cesspool populated by mean-spirited malcontents intent on spreading as much hate as possible.....this place?...not so much....and i have not and will not ever do facebook....they don't need me anyway.....
I agree with Old Sam, I stick with the offbeat forum only and not on fb, it's easier for them to learn too much about you and use it against you later. Be careful what you tell people also, because they pay attention and throw it in your face when you seem vulnerable. Even when pm'ing if you don't 100% trust the person, be careful what you tell.

“Vintage 1949”

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

lightly salted

#21 May 22, 2013
Tom Pappas wrote:
<quoted text>well, the question stands. and i think we all know the answer ...
Glad to be of help.

your welcome...

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