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Old 03-24-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I might just start my own website and not worry about being sued by people that post lies about people.

In Blairsville, Ga., as in most American towns, gossip is dished out with the daily special at the local diner. But now there's a new forum called [domain blocked due to spam] that spreads gossip as fast as the Internet connection allows. And unlike the diner, where you know the person you're talking to, [domain blocked due to spam] uses only screen names.

[domain blocked due to spam]: Innocent Man's Life Destroyed by Anonymous Online Poster - ABC News
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Just goes to prove TrustNo1 and Nothing on the Internet...
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Ya, it's all because of the Internet. Stuff like this NEVER happened before the intrawebs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Stookey went to work but discovered unmasking anonymous Internet posters wasn't easy. Then he learned of the one key piece of information he needed: the Internet Protocol (IP) address, a unique fingerprint left by every device that accesses the Internet.

"Once you get the IP address, you can go to your telephone companies and say, 'Give me the telephone number it comes back to, along with the name and address of the person who owns that telephone number,'" Stookey said.

It took two years, but Stookey got [domain blocked due to spam] to turn over the IP addresses of Cooley's critics.
Part of the statement made by [domain blocked due to spam] CEO Chris Tolles:

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In the Gene Cooley matter, [domain blocked due to spam] worked with the authorities on an active court case. The information provided by [domain blocked due to spam] helped identify someone guilty of defamation. We are never happy about people misusing our site and were happy to assist in this matter.
After two years.... Makes himself out a hero while jerking this guy around for two years.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Never even heard of that forum. Now they get free press, yay for the media
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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I found it a few years ago when we were looking to move to TN. It's not a bad forum except that it's poorly moderated so crap that happens. I rarely go there anymore.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I knew it was a woman before I read all the way to the end! I wonder what the guy did to that psycho woman that was so "inappropriate" that she would hold a grudge for 10 years?

Shame on the people who believe rumors like this and take action against a person they should know well enough to give the benefit of the doubt or at least be civilized enough to confront properly beforehand.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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I knew it was a woman before I read all the way to the end! I wonder what the guy did to that psycho woman that was so "inappropriate" that she would hold a grudge for 10 years?

Shame on the people who believe rumors like this and take action against a person they should know well enough to give the benefit of the doubt or at least be civilized enough to confront properly beforehand.
What planet do you live on?
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Same one I live on.

I never believe rumours. I am a cynic.

It's always "he said, she said".
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