- Pasadena, California, US
- June 03
- Virginia Olive Hoge is an artist and writer living in Pasadena, California. She was first introduced to Topix when a serious of hostile threads and polls were built on the Pasadena Topix forums which attacked her and her liberal blog. The Topix threads built on Topix for Virginia/Ginny/Olive, now number in the hundreds. She has become one of the most trolled posters ever on Topix, stalked the entire time and is well-known there. A fighter, she has fought back on Topix, defending herself and others there.
She jumped onto the National Topix forums to understand better what was going on around the entire Country and beyond, and became familiar with the raw, brutal, coarse, dramatic, violent, and mythical world that is Topix.com.
Welcome to the outer-limits of free speech, the Wild, Wild West of Citizen Journalism. She was on Topix for four years.
What a odyssey it was.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Google's latest media stunt:
Child Porn Cop
August 05, 2014 09:02PM
- The Dark Ages of The New
July 20, 2014 10:17AM
- [Almost] All Are Punish'd
July 16, 2014 04:01AM
- The Sparkler vs. The
July 10, 2014 08:02AM
- A Lot to Warn About
June 17, 2014 01:12AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You know, your answer is
very interesting and
me, I am an
January 22, 2014 01:55AM
- “What is their
investment/effort in trolling?
How much is the
use of trained
January 21, 2014 10:53PM
- “Sorry dear, your
comments are not welcome here,
I know you
miss me on
November 21, 2013 02:43AM
- “There have been
whistleblowers before me, but
Open Salon can
pride itself as
July 02, 2013 10:07PM
- “Open Salon has housed my
blog where fate crossed my
I was alerted to
July 02, 2013 09:50PM
Virginia Hoge's Links
PROFIT OVER PEOPLE
The ultimate end of unregulated Capitalism, the commodification of human suffering and life destruction.
Digiday bills itself as: "a media company and community for digital media, marketing and advertising professionals. We focus on quality, not quantity, and… Read full post »
In a display of hari kari, Topix has allowed their corporate-favored trolls to try and blow up their own Internet Troll forum and chase off many of the regular posters.
They have waged a long troll battle on Internet Troll against… Read full post »
[First published July 2012]
Wheres the news?
Eight years ago, in 2006, Chris Tolles wrote this Topix blog post about newspapers and their changing role in today's media:
Chris Tolles was lashing out at newspapers and journalists, as usual:
Chris… Read full post »
I have mentioned in several posts including this one:
that Chris Tolles has never once answered my questions. He is someone who loudly complains when his comments are not published or answered, as he did to Cassandra here:… Read full post »
My Topix experiences have made me aware like few others, of what it is like to lose internet privacy. It is not something that should happen to anyone.
Cyber intelligence sharing and protection act???
Protection? Where IS the protection, for Americans? Not in this bill.
This bill is… Read full post »
In this New Digital Age, the potential for stalking, for bullying, for obsessions, has never been greater. Trolling and bullying is something Topix believes very much in. Tolles is very fond of bullying and its a method he has long used, to beat up critics.… Read full post »
"What outrages you tends to be personal. For me it's gov't intruding on right to free speech as #1 issue to defend." - Chris Tolles tweet, Mar. 25
"They all hate you for posting what you did on your webpage about them Ginny."… Read full post »
meaBADboy, the Topix troll who has long stalked me and was responsible for hacking me, has been running all over Topix bragging about this, including on the Topix Mod threads, including in Greeneville TN.
He has long claimed affiliation with Topix, and… Read full post »
This is not an ONION post!!!
Topix, which supposedly supports free speech, which is known for the use of extremely harsh language, language that has been used on me and often, has issued me a ban warning.
Olive, is my fourth and final, name profile… Read full post »
This poignant comment was posted to Chris Tolles, on the Topix main forum on a thread titled Dear Chris Tolles:
There is a problem in the Greeneville TN forum. We need a mod really bad. A man just committed suicide after months of cyberbullying and the bullying… Read full post »
Bond - Terry Winters
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny,… Read full post »
"Typical. You make the assumption that being a journalist gives you a special role with regard to your opinion vs those of the people."
[First published February 3, 2012]
I first encoutered Chris Tolles on the Topix forum in… Read full post »
Topix did not care, for my re-posting the NSA post. Ya think??????? Check this out, screen shots from their Internet Troll forum:
Is Topix lawless?
Force accomplished NOTHING. It only builds resistance and… Read full post »
[Originially published November, 2010, Updated]
Chris Tolles wrote this Tweet regarding this issue.
yes! Keys being rigor & care. Also, understanding that if it's you vs. NSA, you are outgunned. Also encryption attracts eyes :) - Chris Tolles tweet, March 25, 2012
Outgunned? Encr… Read full post »
In a weirdly symbolic move, Topix has banned -Jesus- and removed all of His comments. He made it to only 80 Comments.
The religious debate threads on Topix are popular, though often a source of heated debate that gets ugly on occasion. Some great writing exists on them… Read full post »
"News is a weapon too important to leave to people who can’t even figure out how to run a profitable business." - Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix
"...they don't understand which side of the Agincourt analogy they are on. They face superior weapons and a difference in… Read full post »
Originally published in May, 2010
CHRIS TOLLES DECLARED WAR ON NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA ETHICS
[First published 2010]
I have seen many allusions to deaths caused by illegal drugs brought on Topix over the years, silent deaths because they are being hidden from exposure. Yet people are dying, kids, just two of these deaths are exposed here:
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. - Tryon Edwards
As a vocal critic of Topix.com, it is way past time to write this post. I have been on Topix for 2 years and learned… Read full post »
[First published Sept. 10, 2010]
Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? - Rumi
Today is September 11 2010, 9 years after the attacks on the
World Trade Center.
I was an eye witness to the attacks on the World… Read full post »
The fact that Topix hardly moderates their forums, the fact that they do not police their forums, has opened the floodgates to real harm happening to children on Topix via child predators.
Check out this thread:
Here is the first post:… Read full post »
[First published 2010]
I wrote this post almost 3 years ago, about the Topix Human Sexuality forums. Nothing has changed on the forum loaded with pedofiles and threads about incest, here are a few recent threads:
UPDATED: see update at the bottom of this post.
I have written about the abusive troll practice of building attack forums on Topix to persecute an individual here:
The problem is out of control. People in towns and cities across… Read full post »
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. - Charles Caleb Colton
Its bad enough that Topix forums are loaded with trolls. Its bad enough that their automated comment filtering system allows for vulgar profanity and slurs to slip through, bad enough… Read full post »
[First published July 6, 2010]
Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. - Charles Dickens
I have wondered so many times, why the nation's journalists have sat back, and let Chris Tolles trash… Read full post »