Topix Monitors as Cyberstalkers

Don't play the game.  Avoid psychological mind manipulation games and cyberstalking by being informed.

Stop Cyberstalking by Fighting Back!

“Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”
~ British statesman Edmund Burke 
Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization. It may include false accusations, monitoring, making threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sex, or gathering information in order to harass. The definition of "harassment" must meet the criterion that a reasonable person, in possession of the same information, would regard it as sufficient to cause another reasonable person distress. (Wikipedia)
The CEO Chris Tolles of Topix.com is under investigation in many states for the unethical violations exhibited on the website known as Topix.com. Some forum members of Topix.com have been the victims of online and offline cyberstalking, including sexual and racial harassment. While cyberstalking is a relatively new phenomenon, cyberstalking is a crime in many states and has been addressed by U.S. Federal law. Stop Internet harassment by fighting back. It is an U. S. Federal crime to cyberstalk a woman, listed under Violence Against Women Act, 2000. If you are attack on Topix.com, do not fight back by leaving a  thread, post or comment on Topix.com.  Instead, contact or email your state representatives to report incidents of cyberstalking on Topix.com. You will need the title of the thread, URL, a copy of the post in question, include the poster’s name, date and time. Any other information you can gather will be helpful in possible and potential legal proceedings.

Please be aware that many of the negative threads, posts and serial trolls are being initiated and maintained by some of the Topix monitors, using multiple monikers as males and females. While trolls do post on forum websites, the average troll will not register for an account in order to lessen the chance of being apprehended. Topix.com has three shifts. The first shift starts at 8:00 a.m. When a Topix monitor reports to work, he or she is given monikers to impersonate, it doesn't matter if the monikers are male or female.  The same multiple monikers are used by all the Topix.com monitors or paid trolls daily. They exchange these same monikers every eight hours. Therefore while monikers appear to have personality disorders, they are really just multiple people posting under the same monikers.

Learn to recognize the signs of a Topix monitor posing as a regular forum poster:

1. An unusual high number posts within unreasonable time frames.

2. Spends at least eight or more consecutive hours on the forum on a daily - weekly basis.

3. Use the same writing style even as different monikers whether male or female. Observe language usage, semantics and other script idiosyncrasies.

4. Small number of posts from a “newly” registered forum member, but obviously a personality who is familiar with the other forum members.

5. Notice the exchange between suspected posters and how they relate to one another, whether there is sometimes an odd friendly (double-message) banter between so-called enemies.


RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
More information on cyberstalking…

State Cyberstalking Laws…

U.S. House of Representatives

United States Senate

Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/files/cybersecurity.shtm


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What Does "Lulz" Mean?

Lulz is the way trolls keep score. “Lulz" is watching someone lose their mind at their computer 2,000 miles away while you chat with friends and laugh. It is a quasi-thermodynamic exchange between a sensitive person and a cruel one. You find someone who is a know it all and you exploit them to get as much drama as possible from them. The rules are simple really:
  1. Get as many lulz as possible.
  2. Make sure to widely distribute the lulz, which allows for more lulz.
  3. Play the game until there are no more lulz to gain.
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    Trolling is Big Business on Topix.com
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    LF mayor wants Topix.com shut down
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    Cuccinelli joins letter to Topix.com about abusive online comments
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    When Attorneys General Attack
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    Topix.com Complaints - Topix.com Commits fraud!
    http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/topixcom-commits-fraud-c348887.html

    Online Comments Cross The Line
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    Topix Terms of Service Overview
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    Trolls Among Us: Mitchell Henderson
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    Do The Topix Threads have To Be Horrible?
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