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    Jun 29, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    Why are hidden members even allowed? It's one reason this has become a troll site.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    Hey cool, it's the annual hidden member gripe thread! Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidHey cool, it's the annual hidden member gripe thread! Yay! icon_biggrin.gif


    Oops sorry, I posted a new thread and the 1st was Hidden Member....go figure.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    There is one useful purpose I can imagine for the hidden member mode for your account.

    If you plan to be away from RJ you can hide your profile rather than have other members think that you are simply not responding to their messages.

    But no one should be allowed to post while using the hidden member mode.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    Determinate saidThere is one useful purpose I can imagine for the hidden member mode for your account.

    If you plan to be away from RJ you can hide your profile rather than have other members think that you are simply not responding to their messages.

    But no one should be allowed to post while using the hidden member mode.

    Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide. I think they should just remove the ability to go offline. It's a stupid feature. And they should put back the exact date of your last login.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    Determinate said... But no one should be allowed to post while using the hidden member mode.
    +1, but that's been complained about at least once a year since I joined RJ in 2007.

    However, it's usually the same few trolls that spout off annoying bullshit, and they're not hidden.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    If it happens yearly it's not just me gripping then is it? It a recurring p r o b l e m

    "I'm sorry your transmission goes out every year, quit your gripping!"
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    "Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."

    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.

    So why do they hide their profiles?
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    unckabasa saidIf it happens yearly it's not just me gripping then is it? It a recurring p r o b l e m

    "I'm sorry your transmission goes out every year, quit your gripping!"
    The only "p r o b l e m" is people who respond to them...commonly known as "feeding the trolls." Their whole intention is to upset people and make them respond with a heated reply. When that happens, they win.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    Maybe we can all join in and designate one day a hidden profile day! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."
    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.
    So why do they hide their profiles?

    So that they can troll the forums and not get any hate mail. One useful thing the admins did recently was add the ability to Ignore forum posts from Hidden members. For YEARS, trolls were able to post in the forums without any consequences. And there was no way to Ignore/Block them unless they unhid themselves.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
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    unckabasa saidIf it happens yearly it's not just me gripping then is it? It a recurring p r o b l e m

    "I'm sorry your transmission goes out every year, quit your gripping!"
    The only "p r o b l e m" is people who respond to them...commonly known as "feeding the trolls." Their whole intention is to upset people and make them respond with a heated reply. When that happens, they win.


    +1 Exactly
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    Jun 29, 2014 7:26 AM GMT
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."

    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.

    So why do they hide their profiles?


    Tropical Mark,

    "Age: 39

    First location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States"


    Why do you lie about your age and location?
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    Jun 29, 2014 7:28 AM GMT
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    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."
    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.
    So why do they hide their profiles?

    So that they can troll the forums and not get any hate mail. One useful thing the admins did recently was add the ability to Ignore forum posts from Hidden members. For YEARS, trolls were able to post in the forums without any consequences. And there was no way to Ignore/Block them unless they unhid themselves.


    Not true. Mail still comes through unless you block that sender.

    And my reason for hiding my profile is similar to what you you stated in your profile.

    "I'm taking a break from this site. Rather than delete my profile, I'm leaving it up to keep in touch with my RJ friends and fiends."

    Work has gotten way too busy on top of all the fund raiser car activity during the season. Of course taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's isn't exactly easy either.

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    Jun 29, 2014 9:22 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    xrichx said
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."
    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.
    So why do they hide their profiles?

    So that they can troll the forums and not get any hate mail. One useful thing the admins did recently was add the ability to Ignore forum posts from Hidden members. For YEARS, trolls were able to post in the forums without any consequences. And there was no way to Ignore/Block them unless they unhid themselves.


    Not true. Mail still comes through unless you block that sender.

    And my reason for hiding my profile is similar to what you you stated in your profile.

    "I'm taking a break from this site. Rather than delete my profile, I'm leaving it up to keep in touch with my RJ friends and fiends."

    Work has gotten way too busy on top of all the fund raiser car activity during the season. Of course taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's isn't exactly easy either.


    You got it backwards. If a troll hides his profile, you can't view HIS profile to send him mail.
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    Jun 29, 2014 11:05 AM GMT
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    xrichx said
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."
    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.
    So why do they hide their profiles?

    So that they can troll the forums and not get any hate mail. One useful thing the admins did recently was add the ability to Ignore forum posts from Hidden members. For YEARS, trolls were able to post in the forums without any consequences. And there was no way to Ignore/Block them unless they unhid themselves.


    Not true. Mail still comes through unless you block that sender.

    And my reason for hiding my profile is similar to what you you stated in your profile.

    "I'm taking a break from this site. Rather than delete my profile, I'm leaving it up to keep in touch with my RJ friends and fiends."

    Work has gotten way too busy on top of all the fund raiser car activity during the season. Of course taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's isn't exactly easy either.


    You got it backwards. If a troll hides his profile, you can't view HIS profile to send him mail.
    You can type the subject's name in the "To" box.
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    Jun 29, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."

    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.

    So why do they hide their profiles?


    Tropical Mark,

    "Age: 39

    First location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States"


    Why do you lie about your age and location?



    Customer Service Jeff knows that I'm not Mark so your continuing to post another hundred times won't have its intended influence.

    And we both know you know I'm not Mark.


    A NOTE TO BYSTANDERS: TropicalMark threatened to sue RJ for allowing Jockbod48 and freedomisntfree to publish slander against him.

    Mark has a good case BUT NOT AGAINST RJ! A social media site cannot be held responsible for the posting of its members. PERIOD.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    xrichx said
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    xrichx said
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."
    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.
    So why do they hide their profiles?

    So that they can troll the forums and not get any hate mail. One useful thing the admins did recently was add the ability to Ignore forum posts from Hidden members. For YEARS, trolls were able to post in the forums without any consequences. And there was no way to Ignore/Block them unless they unhid themselves.


    Not true. Mail still comes through unless you block that sender.

    And my reason for hiding my profile is similar to what you you stated in your profile.

    "I'm taking a break from this site. Rather than delete my profile, I'm leaving it up to keep in touch with my RJ friends and fiends."

    Work has gotten way too busy on top of all the fund raiser car activity during the season. Of course taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's isn't exactly easy either.


    You got it backwards. If a troll hides his profile, you can't view HIS profile to send him mail.


    You have to manually type the user name into the to box.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
    Determinate said... A social media site cannot be held responsible for the posting of its members. PERIOD.
    The site can, however, be held responsible if it fails to remove a slanderous post from public view at the request of the person being slandered.

    I knew nothing of TM's case until this thread, but if he requested a slanderous post to be removed and it wasn't, then he may have a case against the site. That would be cool, too, cause then RJ could join the ranks of Google, FB, Twitter, and all the other major social networking sites that have sued. Who knows, it might even get media attention. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
    Determinate said
    freedomisntfree said
    Determinate said"Well, that won't work too well. Guys could just post and hide."

    TRUE. My own personal forum stalker is doing exactly this. Of course as soon as someone quotes his post, his name is revealed.

    So why do they hide their profiles?


    Tropical Mark,

    "Age: 39

    First location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States"


    Why do you lie about your age and location?



    Customer Service Jeff knows that I'm not Mark so your continuing to post another hundred times won't have its intended influence.

    And we both know you know I'm not Mark.


    A NOTE TO BYSTANDERS: TropicalMark threatened to sue RJ for allowing Jockbod48 and freedomisntfree to publish slander against him.

    Mark has a good case BUT NOT AGAINST RJ! A social media site cannot be held responsible for the posting of its members. PERIOD.



    Classic Tropical Mark above.

    And actually it's not slander. It would be libel if written. And it's certainly not libel if true.

    "A social media site cannot be held responsible for the posting of its members. PERIOD"

    True at the moment until we see where the below 6th Circuit goes.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/12/08/internet-giants-weigh-in-on-ohio-defamation-suit/3908791/

    And you're sure familiar with the past given that you've been here all of a few days. You Mark, are at least as obvious as SB ever was with his many socks.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
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    Determinate said... A social media site cannot be held responsible for the posting of its members. PERIOD.
    The site can, however, be held responsible if it fails to remove a slanderous post from public view at the request of the person being slandered.

    I knew nothing of TM's case until this thread, but if he requested a slanderous post to be removed and it wasn't, then he may have a case against the site. That would be cool, too, cause then RJ could join the ranks of Google, FB, Twitter, and all the other major social networking sites that have sued. Who knows, it might even get media attention. icon_lol.gif



    Mark did threaten to attempt to have criminal charges filed against Seattle Rob (BornJuly4th)(edit: found the correct s/n) for outing the NYT interview Mark provided 10 or 15 years ago. And if I'm not mistaken, that threat expanded to all of us except that he offered 'clemency' to Todd (CJAZ) if he'd turn on us. He even posted the detective's name. Those posts are still here on RJ, but it might take a while to find them.

    This was done in the sock after tropicalmark if I recall correctly. Tropical Mark wasn't banned in this instance. He self deleted.

    "The site can, however, be held responsible if it fails to remove a slanderous post from public view at the request of the person being slandered"

    This may end up being the case depending on where the case below goes.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/12/08/internet-giants-weigh-in-on-ohio-defamation-suit/3908791/
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    owl_bundy saiddo you guys know each other personally? icon_confused.gif


    If you mean face to face, no, but there's a very long history here with tropical mark

    Like this long. And I know I've missed a bunch

    TM/presentmind/balancing/buildingup/georgelifts/jockthevote/
    unintended/memorex/jim2013/backtotop/cajock753/SteveFla9/
    Ernie1961/STUARDESS/JOEPK/HEUREUX_L_HOMME/ TomD202/
    exposure2/Samintown/Determinate
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
    owl_bundy saiddo you guys know each other personally? icon_confused.gif
    I know TM personally...used to hang out with him a few years ago (before I ever signed up on RJ). Unfortunately our lives and locations have moved in different directions, but we still talk every once in a while. He's certainly not the monster some of these people make him out to be.
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    Jun 29, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
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    owl_bundy saiddo you guys know each other personally? icon_confused.gif
    I know TM personally...used to hang out with him a few years ago (before I ever signed up on RJ). Unfortunately our lives and locations have moved in different directions, but we still talk every once in a while. He's certainly not the monster some of these people make him out to be.


    You two even were roommates at one time if I recall correctly?
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    Jun 30, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    Mr Hidden, freedomisntfree.

    Customer Service Jeff now has all the proof he needs that I am not Mark.


    You and Jockbod48 thought that if you could convince Jeff that I was Mark, you could have me banned.

    Dumb Plan. Jeff has no reason to ban Mark either. Mark threatened to sue the old administration for you and Jockbod48 spreading a lie about him. He has not threatened any suits against the current RJ owners.

    But Jeff has ample reason to ban you.
    RJ is a gay men's site.
    You come here to insult "the gays".

    You are costing Jeff members and revenue.

    And for the rest of us, you add nothing.

    Oddly enough, despite Jockbod48 being quite the liar, I think he's actually contributed to RJ. He writes many useful posts and offers what I consider wise advice.
    I just wish that he'd give up lying. He sucks at it!