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yuk

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Aug 13, 2010
 
Topix has never been sued, according to Tolles, because it is protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which says Internet providers and interactive computer services (like Topix) are not publishers — which means they are not responsible for what is written on their site by users.

Topix will share IP addresses — basically a computer’s “Internet address”— with lawyers if a civil action is taken by someone who believes they’ve been libeled and Topix has been supenoaed. But, Tolles pointed out, even with IP addresses it would be hard to trace a comment to a single person. Otherwise, Topix will not share any user information.
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Aug 13, 2010
 

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I personally think this site is very degrading to all people,and their families.So what who is fooling around with who,and what a person does.People talk all day and nite,and you cant stop the next person from saying anything.Point is this is life feeding into this crap people are saying on here gets people intrigued by this..I could care less..Go about your business and smile,when your on here.
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Aug 14, 2010
 

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Rude Gurl wrote:
I personally think this site is very degrading to all people,and their families.So what who is fooling around with who,and what a person does.People talk all day and nite,and you cant stop the next person from saying anything.Point is this is life feeding into this crap people are saying on here gets people intrigued by this..I could care less..Go about your business and smile,when your on here.
"it's the people" its not the site...[my thoghts] i think everybody should be nice[you see thats not bad]i think color is irrelevant its the actions of people that matters[my openion]
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Logan, WV

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Aug 14, 2010
 

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Sorry to burst your bubble....but yes, it can be traced....how do you think they trace these child molesters and porn people...the state police can trace any thing that is posted....they might not be aboe to tell what person typed it...if these is more that 1 people living at the address,,,but they can tell you the exact location....SO WHAT OUT WHAT YOU SAY...YOU COULD BE ARRESTED!! OR SUED!!!
WATCH TV...AND YOU WILL LEARN...!!
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Aug 14, 2010
 

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Take it from me, yes they can trace it, but there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. According to the State Police, a person can stand and say all they want about you, even threaten to hurt you physically but unless it involves a minor, they don't do anything other than tell you to stay off the site. You can go to civil court, but who the hell wants to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to go to court just to be told that you need to act like grown adults and not little children. I had a woman threaten to kill me, and my family, I had her IP traced, and was told that unless she approached me there was nothing I could do about it, not even get a restraining order. I know its messed up and sad but its true.
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Logan, WV

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Aug 15, 2010
 

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You can have it traced and if they have said something that even mentally cause harm they cab be prosecuted...look it up on the net, man women just won case...someone accused them of something bad, it caused them mental problems...it disrupted tier business...they sued...and won the case...so YES YOU CAN BE SUED...AND THEY CAN FIND OUT...THERE PEOPLE WILLING TO SPEND THE MONEY.....TRUST ME!
so many people

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Aug 15, 2010
 
there are thousands of people that are getting slandered and blasted on the website and its does cause mental and aggervation wondering who is causing you and your family mental problems as well. so therfore it is hard to trace who is blasting different people on topix. alot of people think that it is funny talking and saying mean and ugly things about people. i wished they could find out who the people are that enjoy causing trouble for many people on here. speaking for myself i have been blasted and lied on the computer and i have contacted the state trooper and attorney general offfice. but i didn't have any luck trying to find out who was lieing and blasting me. no luck for me. never did find out who was doing it. so i wish people the best of luck finding out who is slandering them on the computer.
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Aug 16, 2010
 

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Sorry to burst your bubble....but yes, it can be traced....how do you think they trace these child molesters and porn people...the state police can trace any thing that is posted....they might not be aboe to tell what person typed it...if these is more that 1 people living at the address,,,but they can tell you the exact location....SO WHAT OUT WHAT YOU SAY...YOU COULD BE ARRESTED!! OR SUED!!!
WATCH TV...AND YOU WILL LEARN...!!
You tard i see you actually believe what u see on tv oh yeah santa isn't real hahaha.
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Logan, WV

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Aug 16, 2010
 
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<quoted text> You tard i see you actually believe what u see on tv oh yeah santa isn't real hahaha.
You are so negative....negative people never make anything happen...but positive people always get the job done...so keep on being negative...living your pitful life...doing nothing but contradicting everything positive...who cares what you think!

But I want people to know the truth...and the truth is..you can be traced....it's easy...so don't get caught up in the big ball of lies.

PS...Santa was real...look it up too....!!!
spend your time on the net more wisely....research....!!
MAYBE

Williamson, WV

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•While the current idea of Santa Claus is highly stylized and fictional, Santa is based on a real person: Saint Nicholas of Myra who was Bishop of Lycia in the 4th Century. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of children. He lived in the third century AD. He spent his life devoted to giving everything he had to those less fortunate
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Aug 16, 2010
 

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wrong wrote:
WATCH TV...AND YOU WILL LEARN...!!
That might be the dumbest thing ever written. Seriously WRONG - step away from the computer before you hurt yourself.. the shiny bright lights on the highway at night are oncoming traffic.

Not to add too much perspective to a conversation mosttly consisting of grunts between teeming masses of mongoloids..but what the hell..

Libel is the crime in question.. when one
1) Makes a statement THAT
2) Is specifically stated (or implied) to be FACTUAL THAT
3) may give various entities a negative image AND
4) typically the statement must be false and delivered to someone other than the claimant.

Even though I'm not an attorney - by that definition alone I could likely defend and win any of the gutless mean-spirited back-biting that goes on in this forum.. yes - it is libelious - but the burden of proof is too high for the claimant in libel cases.

I think it's great how Topix forums from small towns - you know "Real America" - are filled with this non-stop rabid back-stabbing.. if that's Real America you can keep it.
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Logan, WV

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Aug 16, 2010
 
God of the Internet wrote:
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That might be the dumbest thing ever written. Seriously WRONG - step away from the computer before you hurt yourself.. the shiny bright lights on the highway at night are oncoming traffic.
Not to add too much perspective to a conversation mosttly consisting of grunts between teeming masses of mongoloids..but what the hell..
Libel is the crime in question.. when one
1) Makes a statement THAT
2) Is specifically stated (or implied) to be FACTUAL THAT
3) may give various entities a negative image AND
4) typically the statement must be false and delivered to someone other than the claimant.
Even though I'm not an attorney - by that definition alone I could likely defend and win any of the gutless mean-spirited back-biting that goes on in this forum.. yes - it is libelious - but the burden of proof is too high for the claimant in libel cases.
I think it's great how Topix forums from small towns - you know "Real America" - are filled with this non-stop rabid back-stabbing.. if that's Real America you can keep it.
WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT....NO UNDERSTANDS YOU...YOU CAN GO BACK TO YOUR MENTAL WARD...THE DOCTORS ARE CALLING YOU..
IF YOU CANNOT POST SOMETHING THAT IS HELPFUL...PLEASE REFRAME...
ATT FOR REAL

Logan, WV

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Aug 16, 2010
 
Below is an article about people taking individuals to court for slander on Topix. I sincerely hope some of you take this to heart.

Lawsuit targets anonymous online comments
12:46 PM CST on Saturday, February 7, 2009
By CHRIS HAWES / WFAA-TV
FORT WORTH — Hundreds of people who posted their opinions of a sexual assault trial in an online forum are now the targets of a lawsuit. The authors of those comments on the Topix.com Web site thought they were anonymous, but this week, a judge ruled their names should be revealed. Mark and Rhonda Lesher lived quietly in Northeast Texas; Mark practiced law, Rhonda ran a beauty salon. Then, last year, a woman accused the couple — along with another man — of sexually assaulting her. That's when the anonymous comments started appearing on Topix.com . An estimated 1,700 statements were too graphic to be included in this story, going far beyond the criminal charges. "They were perverted, sick, vile, inhumane accusations," said Mark Lesher in a telephone interview from Clarksville, Texas. The Leshers' attorney, William Pieratt Demond, labeled the comments "a form of persecution." Last month, the couple got their day in court. A jury found the Leshers, along with their alleged accomplice, not guilty. But in the online Topix forum, it seemed, the trial had no end. "It just ... basically made us both feel like common criminals," Lesher said. "It's like someone had basically raped us of our reputation and our standing in the community over and over and over again." And so this month, the Leshers sued 178 anonymous posters on Topix.com . A Tarrant County judge ordered Topix to turn over potentially identifying information about the users listed in the lawsuit.. Topix has until March 6 to comply with the ruling. "We do not just give up people's privacy," said Topix CEO Chris Tolles. "We're very, very careful about that." But Tolles said the Topix discussions are not necessarily a license to run people through the mud. "If there is a line that's been crossed from a libel standpoint — and it seems reasonable — we do, in fact, cooperate with the courts." This lawsuit was brought in Tarrant County because it appears at least one anonymous poster lives here. Internet libel suits have had success in the past. A few years ago a North Dakota professor was awarded $3 million over claims a student Web site defamed him.
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IT CAN BE TRACED.....READ TOPIX RULES...
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Aug 16, 2010
 

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Yes you can be traced. People think they can hide behind the computer such as these people .
Who are you ther most sick of?
logan wv
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Topic_Avenger Rah Rah Abra Cabin-Fever jiminy crickett j lo Captain Awesome TuffGuy Satan ZOMBIE SHRINK Abra 227 17%
Rah Rah 225 17%
TuffGuy 203 15%
Topic_Avenger 150 11%
jiminy crickett 145 11%
j lo 123 9%
Captain Awesome 70 5%
Satan 66 5%
Cabin-Fever 63 4%
ZOMBIE SHRINK 17 1%
Current Total 1,289
They are the trolls of /on logan wv threads

They have stalked and harassed many folks on logan threads. Topix had re-moved many posts due too them attacking threads and people on them. Be fully aware and warned. These people have harassed a 14 year old teenage boy on another theread.
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Topix needs pulled all together. I am not fearful of people like the trolls who attack threads and different people. Most people like them expect everyone too be fearful on here . They are making themself a laughing stock and will cause themseleves too be jailed. I can't stand the slander, trash, and bullying. People need to grow up and relize they can be tracked.
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Aug 16, 2010
 
wrong so wrong wrote:
You can have it traced and if they have said something that even mentally cause harm they cab be prosecuted...look it up on the net, man women just won case...someone accused them of something bad, it caused them mental problems...it disrupted tier business...they sued...and won the case...so YES YOU CAN BE SUED...AND THEY CAN FIND OUT...THERE PEOPLE WILLING TO SPEND THE MONEY.....TRUST ME!
true you can sue anybody for anything even get judgment againsy a person BUT getting your money is another deal--the person who sues pays the cost and looses even if they win
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Logan, WV

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Aug 16, 2010
 
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true you can sue anybody for anything even get judgment againsy a person BUT getting your money is another deal--the person who sues pays the cost and looses even if they win
guess what...money is no problem....IT REVENGE!

STOPPING PEOPLE THAT HURT OTHER PEOPLE
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This kind of filth as for people hurting total strangers on here needs too stop. Most of the stuff you read on here are all lies. They are just rumors. People don't even know each other or know each other that well. Stop the madness. What if some kid or adult hurts themself or worse? Because of some idiot saying hurtful things on here.
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Each time threads are pulled they make new ones. Do you know how many times logan had these trolls posts pulled? Many !!!!!!!! Some people you can not stop. We need too take more action as parents, people, etc. Topix has a major issues. I never imagined logan would have gotten online trolls that would attack innocent people. I'm sick of it & angry.
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Mostly the same people that I listed are the same persons. There is only about 5 or 6 people who are going on different accounts like this. Freckles j/angie. Bill /billusa2000 . Lucy furr/sord.guy etc. They all have different accounts and most of them are known stalkers on other websites i've read these names. So we really need too keep both eyes open & report them too the police.

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