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Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

I don't know what's going to happen to this forum, but Topix will still be around and it has a general "Chico, CA." Some of our articles may pop up there, but I will need to focus my moderating duties on ChicoER.com. It's been good to hear from nearly all of the posters over the years. Overseeing a discussion board is certainly an interesting experience. I didn't post much because I opted to primarily focus on being a ref, but I can tell you that I enjoyed reading many of the discussions. Thank you again, everyone. I hope to see you all on the other side. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #80)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

Our story on the change is available here: http://www.chicoer .com/news/ci_17519 874 Please know that we will shortly cease our oversight of this Topix forum. When other publications have switched to Facebook Comments, some posters weren't happy about a couple of things. It's important to know: - You don't have to share your comments on Facebook — we're just merely providing you with the option. - You don't have to sign in with Facebook. Yahoo users can log in and comment. Thanks for all the comments over the years. We hope to see everyone on the new platform. Sincerely, Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #75)

Chico Enterprise-Record

CHP offers free class for new drivers

An off-topic comment has been removed. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #2)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

Dear Alice - Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate the compliment. In general, I welcome all feedback. That's one reason why I try to be publicly available to respond to questions and concerns (even if the answer isn't always what people want). Thanks again. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #54)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

If you have suspicions, your best bet is to send a message to Topix by using the "Feedback? " and "Send us your feedback" links. When you write them, please add the links from the suspicious comments. You can send the message to me if you'd like. I can forward it to Topix for a prompt reply. Only Topix can access the Internet Protocol addresses and determine if people are impostors (even then it can be an imprecise science). Neither you nor I can do this check for sure, so airing such grievances in the forum may be viewed as off-topic and a personal attack. Thank you again for your comment. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #51)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

It sounds OK to me based on what you've described. It's wonderful to quote limited excerpts and link to relevant material, especially when providing your own original commentary or criticism. It becomes more of an issue when posters copy and paste whole articles (especially over several posts because of the character count limitations). Also, Topix has banned a number of domains for various reasons. Repeated efforts to circumvent the ban and refer to those domains may result in post removal and user ban. Thanks for the comments. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #50)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Rigsbee signs letter of intent with Cal; Butte players al...

Off-topic comments containing unverified claims against individuals have been removed. If you wish to make any claims, please cite publicly available information. Also, posts may still be removed if the subject matter is off-topic. Per Topix rules, be polite. Please be aware that moderators may remove inappropriate posts and ultimately seek to ban repeat offenders. If there is a comment that you would like a moderator to review, pleas click on the "Report Abuse" link above the post. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #38)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

I believe I've already answered your question here: http://www.topix.n et/forum/source/ch ico-enterprise-rec ord/TI72VCP355KC6L J55/post13 In short — If you have proof of such practices, please tell us or Topix directly. If you don't have proof, then it's off-topic and a possible personal attack. I'll expand on my earlier comment and say that if a post is clearly spam or commercial in nature, it will likely be removed (when brought to my attention) and the poster may be banned. Ultimately, I have not received any evidence that someone is being paid to post on these discussion boards. Until there is proof, all this is is just a discussion. I see no reason to create new windmills to tilt at when there are so many other practical things to consider. If you would like to address this matter more thoroughly, please feel free to contact me here: http://chicoer.com /contactus Thank you again for your comments. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #41)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

If you have proof of someone posting here illegitimately, then please contact Topix directly by clicking on the "Feedback? " or "Send us your feedback" links at the bottom of every Topix page. If you don't have proof, it doesn't do any good to level the allegation on this discussion board — such comments are off-topic, personal attacks and unverified claims of fact. Such comments may be removed. Thanks again. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #13)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Teen tried as adult in home-invasion robbery slaying

Off-topic comments including those containing personal attacks have been removed. All posters should be careful and refrain from attacking your fellow posters. It also seems that people are getting heated over a subject that's only tangentially related to the original story. At this time, I would ask that we return to the original subject of this thread — a teen being charged as an adult in a death. Posts that don't pertain to the original subject may be removed. Per Topix rules, be polite. Please be aware that moderators may remove inappropriate posts and ultimately seek to ban repeat offenders. If there is a post you would like a moderator to review, please click on the "Report Abuse" link above the comment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #38)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Ridge schools closed, roads a mess

Comments containing personal attacks have been removed. Per Topix rules, be polite. Please be aware that moderators may remove inappropriate posts and ultimately seek to ban repeat offenders. If there is a comment you would like a moderator to review, please click on the "Report Abuse" link above the post. Thank you in advance for your ongoing cooperation. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 25, 2011 | post #14)

Chico Enterprise-Record

County certifies petition to change Chico council electio...

I did ask about what text was included with the petition. Clerk Debbie Presson said the initiative cited the portion of charter that was proposed to be changed (Charter Article V, Section 500). The text was cited with relevant portions crossed out and replaced with the proposed changes. Based on the E-R archives, the petition to restore disc golf was technically a challenge of the entire Bidwell Park master management park. As such, the city claimed there was legal precedent requiring that petitioners attach a copy of the 375-page plan to each petition page. http://www.chicoer .com/news/ci_11382 701 At the time, the city said this requirement applied in certain cases. I don't know what the key differences are between the attempts to overturn the park plan and revising a part of the charter. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 25, 2011 | post #25)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico ER Censorship

Thanks for the comment. I concur with the statement that your posts will likely remain up if you stay on topic and refrain from attacking posters personally. Please know that posts and posters are not removed for expressing specific viewpoints. What follows is an edited explanation I've previously posted on this board: I do my best to let posters know why their comments are being removed. Posts are generally removed for the following: - personal attacks. - unsubstantiated claims about private individuals. - profanity, racial slurs or hate speech. - attempts to circumvent the profanity filter. - spam or otherwise off-topic. - quoted posts that contain any of the above. I readily admit that we can't review all the posts in this forum -- we get way too many posts per day. That's why we rely on people clicking on the "Report Abuse" link above questionable comments. If you have any additional comments or questions about this discussion board, please feel to contact the E-R directly here: http://chicoer.com /contactus If you would like to contact Topix directly, please feel free to click on the "Feedback? " or "Send us your feedback" links on the bottom of any Topix page. Thanks again for your comments. I also appreciate your ongoing consideration and cooperation. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 25, 2011 | post #3)

Oroville Mercury-Register

Teen going to adult court in home-invasion robbery slaying

Dear sherlock - The photos you saw belong to an unrelated story and were inadvertently attached to the story due to an error. They are being removed at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience. Ryan Olson ChicoER.com  (Feb 24, 2011 | post #3)

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