How does one find out who made a post

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Just Curious

Harrisonburg, VA

#1 Oct 24, 2009
I have been watching this board for the last month or so. I have noticed that many post contain negative connotations about named individuals. Some of these individuals are even minors.

I was wondering two things:

1. How does some individuals have their entire thread deleted -- this should be shared so that anyone who is named in a post can do the same.

2. How does one find out who wrote a post. Is this information only available with legal discovery intervention or is it available in another way.

I would think that when someone post something that is demeaning to another then they should let their identity known. All other forums I have seen have their posters registered. As far as I know TOPIX does not. I think registering everyone would make people think before they posted.
The Internet

El Dorado, AR

#2 Oct 24, 2009
Do the following things:

1. Unplug your computer.

2. Throw it outside or put it on the curb.

3. Knit something you old crone!

4. GTFO
clear

Vinton, VA

#3 Oct 25, 2009
The Internet wrote:
Do the following things:
1. Unplug your computer.
2. Throw it outside or put it on the curb.
3. Knit something you old crone!
4. GTFO
I agree! You might add one more also.

5. It's called Freedom Of Speech!
ruralgenie

Tazewell, VA

#4 Oct 25, 2009
TOPIX is an unmoderated internet forum that does not require registration to post comments. However, there are terms of service that are to abided by. Enforcement is generally through other users reporting offensive posts and TOPIX will remove not only individual comments but entire threads. I am assuming it is an issue they are aware of since they offer some expedited system for following up these posts for $19.99

I don't know what you get for that much money and I highly doubt the IP address of any poster will be revealed without a court order. It can be done however, as there is a case in Texas right now IIRC about TOPIX users.

I really don't get all the gossipy type threads but it's not much different than standing in line at the grocery or the hallway at school except lots more people "overhear" you!
harry

Moline, IL

#5 Oct 25, 2009
ruralgenie wrote:
TOPIX is an unmoderated internet forum that does not require registration to post comments. However, there are terms of service that are to abided by. Enforcement is generally through other users reporting offensive posts and TOPIX will remove not only individual comments but entire threads. I am assuming it is an issue they are aware of since they offer some expedited system for following up these posts for $19.99
I don't know what you get for that much money and I highly doubt the IP address of any poster will be revealed without a court order. It can be done however, as there is a case in Texas right now IIRC about TOPIX users.
I really don't get all the gossipy type threads but it's not much different than standing in line at the grocery or the hallway at school except lots more people "overhear" you!
Do you know where if there is a thread about the case in Texas?
If so please post.
I agree

United States

#6 Oct 25, 2009
I agree that there should be some way to intervene, just to protect. I started a very basic thread once and was tore all up. Some bozo called me everything from a low life looser whore to a no good lazy fat ass that needs to get a job. And believe me the post was only regarding a vacuum cleaner part (asking if any had one I could purchase). I was shocked and wanted nothing more than to remove it and couldn't.
Really CONCERNED

Grottoes, VA

#7 Oct 25, 2009
clear wrote:
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I agree! You might add one more also.
5. It's called Freedom Of Speech!
It is not called Freedom of Speech it is called defamation of character which is often used to describe accusations of slander, libel or both. Slander involves verbal derogatory statements, while libel involves written ones. In a court of law, the plaintiff pursuing the lawsuit would charge defamation of character to cover any form of false or damaging allegations.

Also thanks for the information - I knew there was a way to have things removed because I had seen that some were removed and actually was just wanting others to know how to get these things removed for themselves.
Kelsey Peery

Tazewell, VA

#8 Oct 25, 2009
What would Jesus do?
That's all I have to say.
Dragon

Coeburn, VA

#9 Oct 25, 2009
Kelsey Peery wrote:
What would Jesus do?
That's all I have to say.
Turn the other cheek and say bless you.
ssva

Tazewell, VA

#10 Oct 25, 2009
i believe we hav a right to voice our opinions on here...good or bad...it needs to be heard....
PEDRO

Moline, IL

#11 Oct 25, 2009
Kelsey Peery wrote:
What would Jesus do?
That's all I have to say.
Jesus would smoke a big fat joint with his friends and not spend all day on the computer worrying about other peoples bussiness.BTW HAYzoose is my friend.lol
Sadden

Bastian, VA

#12 Oct 27, 2009
I think that anyone who has nothing better to do besides knock people down on a pubic web page because they evidentally have nothing better to do with their lives, needs to get a hobby..I am sure if someone was slandering your name in which is ILLEGAL you would be trying to find out who was doing this..I know personally that Topix has been informed about a couple of issues on here and they have not deleted the threads..No one should be allowed to post anything that deals with deflamation of character..Freedom of speech is a right, but you also have to be man or woman enough to tell who you are and if you have something to say why not say it face to face to the person you are trying to bring down...Anyone posting things about individuals on this site must have severe jealousy issues. To me this whole site should be removed for allowing such ignorance to go on....And to the people that are being judged by immature adolescents and adults, I would pray for them..Because evidentally they need it..
citizen

Harrisonburg, VA

#13 Oct 28, 2009
Some of those who are posting slanderous remarks and just gossip may live to regret it when their stuff is taken to court. Even mighty Yahoo has been required to identify the ISP's of those who posted "anonymously" and violated the laws.

Beware!!!
thoughtidask

Tazewell, VA

#14 Oct 28, 2009
you might find that those 'public figures' are held to higher standards. truth remains a defense though.

i don't get these gossipy thread that name names about dating, marriage,life. that's different.
get it done

Harrisonburg, VA

#15 Nov 5, 2009
if some one does slander your name or deflamation of character then you do have the right to know who did it and it will stand-up in court. I am in the process right now and there are like seven different people getting charges. So for you that do get on here and talk junk watch out who your saying what about cause you might end up in court. plus you can also contact topix and chat online with a rep. of the web sight just have to be willing to wait a minute it is totally worth it.
Youre Nuts

Rupert, WV

#16 Nov 5, 2009
citizen wrote:
Some of those who are posting slanderous remarks and just gossip may live to regret it when their stuff is taken to court. Even mighty Yahoo has been required to identify the ISP's of those who posted "anonymously" and violated the laws.
Beware!!!
Been there,Done that!!You are full of $h!t.
why

North Tazewell, VA

#17 Nov 5, 2009
get it done wrote:
if some one does slander your name or deflamation of character then you do have the right to know who did it and it will stand-up in court. I am in the process right now and there are like seven different people getting charges. So for you that do get on here and talk junk watch out who your saying what about cause you might end up in court. plus you can also contact topix and chat online with a rep. of the web sight just have to be willing to wait a minute it is totally worth it.
I understand that people say mean and nasty things on here but why on earth would you go through all the legal proceedings to find out who did it??? Is it going to change their opinon of you ??? NO not at all Is it going to change you??? I dont know you so I can;t say but I doubt it will!! I had someone talk about me on another town forum but did I run and press charges and some of them I knew no I didn't because it was not worth the time nor effort to try to do those things because in the end yes they may get into trouble but they are still oging to hate you and they are still going to talk crap about you but as long as they are not causing you harm physically I would not be concerned with it people are very opinionated that is human nature learn to deal with it and get over it and I see even though you have had a bad experience with the topix forum you still continue to log in why is that I know why I do it to be nosie lol but I am a different type of person I dont care about others mouths bu if you have gone though all this trouble would it not be more simple to just avoid the sight??? Just a few thoughts not trying to be a Bitch or anything just asking a few questions seeing that you are so into pushing for people to not be on the forum talking crap then you do almost the same thing have a good time in court hope it was worth it cause remember they are still gonna talk about you and they are still not going to like you!!!
WHY NOT

Somerset, PA

#18 Nov 5, 2009
This is in response to "why" It dose'nt matter who likes you, who dose'nt like you, if they talk crap, or if they don't talk crap! Maybe you don't care if people get on here and talk about you. That's your choice! Some people regardless of what people think about them are gonna get down to the bottom of it to prove a point! Obviously the people talking trash are just to scared to say it to someones face! If you notice there are hardly ever true names! I don't know who this person is you commented on but you better bet I would spend every min. of time or every bit of money I had to take action agianst someone who wanted to trash my name! People are very oppionated but most of the trashing going on this site is people jealous or trying to get revenge on someone because they can't do nothing else to them! And sad thing is most of it is caused by WOMEN!! Who should have to avoid this site? No one! Sometimes there is somethings on here worth discussing, not just some Jane Doe trying to find out about there new boy friends ex! Or the other way around! I notice you said learn to deal with it and get over it. If you had a teenage daughter or son *maybe not even a teen just your kid* would you want someone that did'nt like them on here bashing there name? I know I would'nt. Yeah we do have to deal with people out here on the streets talking about people but that's different than someone talking trash about you or your family on a topix site. You can prove who's doing it this way!! I cannot even figure out why someone would get on here and talk about someone, it's a waste of time! Maybe I am just different if I don't like someone I don't talk to them, I am not going to go around trying to make them misserable! huh, I guess it makes some people feel better about themselves knowing there hiding talking trash otherwise they would be taking there problem to the person they did'nt like! Now days you can't trust anyone a true friend is hard to find!! What all of these trashtalkers don't realize is regardless if they get caught or not, what u do to someone will ALWAYS come back on you! I really feel sorry for the ones that bash religious people!!

THIS IS TO "GET IT DONE": I do not blame you one bit for what your doing. Sometime all of these bullies are gonna have to realize there not as BAD as they THOUGHT!
MrOwl1939

AOL

#19 Nov 6, 2009
BIG DEAL. Someone said somthing derogatory or slanderous about me. Look, folks, people have been saying good and bad things about me ever since I can remember. If you are breathing, some will talk slanderous and some won't. Is there anyone out there or on the earth that believes everyone is going to like or agree with them? Most of the sites on these threads I have not even opened because I can tell they are derogatory by the title. Others I have quit opening because they turned into catfights or word brawls. With the tube if you didn't like Archie Bunker you didn't watch it. Same here. Getting back to the basics, if someone calls me a whoremonger, I'm going to court over it? I ain't got time for such foolishness. I've got better things to do. Sorry, Patty Loveless, I didn't mean to use your song title. Don't sue me. Have a good day and if anyone wants to clog up the court system even more, go for it. I've got better things to do. Oops, I did it again.
why

North Tazewell, VA

#20 Nov 6, 2009
WHY NOT wrote:
This is in response to "why" It dose'nt matter who likes you, who dose'nt like you, if they talk crap, or if they don't talk crap! Maybe you don't care if people get on here and talk about you. That's your choice! Some people regardless of what people think about them are gonna get down to the bottom of it to prove a point! Obviously the people talking trash are just to scared to say it to someones face! If you notice there are hardly ever true names! I don't know who this person is you commented on but you better bet I would spend every min. of time or every bit of money I had to take action agianst someone who wanted to trash my name! People are very oppionated but most of the trashing going on this site is people jealous or trying to get revenge on someone because they can't do nothing else to them! And sad thing is most of it is caused by WOMEN!! Who should have to avoid this site? No one! Sometimes there is somethings on here worth discussing, not just some Jane Doe trying to find out about there new boy friends ex! Or the other way around! I notice you said learn to deal with it and get over it. If you had a teenage daughter or son *maybe not even a teen just your kid* would you want someone that did'nt like them on here bashing there name? I know I would'nt. Yeah we do have to deal with people out here on the streets talking about people but that's different than someone talking trash about you or your family on a topix site. You can prove who's doing it this way!! I cannot even figure out why someone would get on here and talk about someone, it's a waste of time! Maybe I am just different if I don't like someone I don't talk to them, I am not going to go around trying to make them misserable! huh, I guess it makes some people feel better about themselves knowing there hiding talking trash otherwise they would be taking there problem to the person they did'nt like! Now days you can't trust anyone a true friend is hard to find!! What all of these trashtalkers don't realize is regardless if they get caught or not, what u do to someone will ALWAYS come back on you! I really feel sorry for the ones that bash religious people!!
THIS IS TO "GET IT DONE": I do not blame you one bit for what your doing. Sometime all of these bullies are gonna have to realize there not as BAD as they THOUGHT!
well I agree about the part of the children being talked about but seriously do you think this person was talking about themselves or someone talking about their child???I would be willing to bet they were talking about themselves and who cares what anyone says words are just words does it matter if someone is judgemental of you no when it is all said and done it is not going to matter one little bit and that is my point i understand that you think it is a good IDEA to prove a POINT however wouldnt it be better to ignore them and save yourself alot of money and besides there is only one tru judge and it sure isnt anyone on here have a nice day and thanks for you point of veiw a nice clean rebuttle is always welcome

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