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Sat, 11 May 2013 14:53:03 GMT
Anastasia Top April User

Last month, Anastasia was our top user. She accumulated 9562 points, while 2nd place had only 6554. You get points by posting/deleting/reporting comments. Posts are awarded 1-8 points. Deletes are giving 1 point. Reported abuse gets 32 points. You lose 1024 points when you are banned. These points are also used to determine your level (Legend, etc). 24 user accumulated over 1000 points in April. Anastasia chose a $100 Forever 21 eGift card. Every month, we will award a $100 eGift card of their choice to our top user.

http://canada.forever21.com/ECard/GiftCard.aspx

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:02:04 GMT
Don't Report Nice Stuff

I waste a few minutes everyday of my life reviewing comments like the following.

Mikel u are a talented and lucky player,love ur style of play keep it up

Seriously, if your an athlete and report stuff like this, then it's hard for me to take your abuse reports seriously.

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:59:59 GMT
Report Abuse Better Again
Streamlined the report abuse system on www.Talk-Sports.com. You no longer have to configure your browser's mailto handler. This will make it easier to report comments and easier for me to handle reported comments. The cost is that more comments are likely to slip thru the cracks when the website software errors. Small price to pay for the hours of time I'll save and the easier interface for my users.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:17:06 GMT
Donna Wofford Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully
Donna apparently use to date a minor league baseball player. Now her, her sister Kim and her friends (Stacy Hurley & Melissa Thomas) live on her exes girlfriend forum. You know what they say about woman scorned.

In early December, Donna texted her ex and told him she was committing suicid. He called 911. Comments were placed on Talk-Sports (supposedly from her sister) that she took her life. Sister’s don’t brag on public forums that their sister committed suicide. I tried to verify her death, but nobody died in Florida that month by her name. Her family promised to provide me proof, but I’ve received nothing. I called her phone number and someone answered. She said it was her sister. I emailed her and her sister replied. I suspect in most all cases that it was actually her and not her family.

Their latest post from January 25th.

its Kim, Donnas sister. Old news I know but....I have a pic of {ex’s} new girlfriend...she is discusting....gross....she weighs about 250 and boobs down to her knees....She sent my sister a pic and she forwarded it to me....wow we both couldnt stop laughing. I am glad my sister isnt sleeping with him anymore. Hey {ex}, any green pus comming out of your little guy??? You may want to go to the health department to get some test run...I am just saying??? LOL


Apparently over a month after her suicide, Donna sent a pic of his new gf to her sister. Further, their continues to be posts on the players forum from the same IP address used by Donna over a month after her supposed suicide.

Other comments left from Donna, family and friends.

HE DOES HAVE A NICE PACKAGE!


I came on here because on {player name} page it said that {ex} was lucky because he was with an older woman who was good at oral and loved 3somes. But its been deleted. So {ex} must have been telling someone.


They are thru! They were f buddies and she was no prize either! Don't know if he has anyone now probably the chicks at the swingers place.


Donna and Marc hadn't slept together in over a year before she met {ex}. He cheated first so She went out looking and found {ex}, thats what I read on another site about them. Have fun girl, I wish I had so many men wanting me! You must know what your doing!


Yes Randy this is Donna's sister she passed on the 8th and this phone will be shut off sometime today. a life beautiful life has been lost.


Off herself?? Who is asking this? She is dead. I hope that all the people involved in hurting and accusing her are happy! Let her rest in oeace and keep her off this ridiculous blog!


I previously advised Donna if the abuse didn’t stop, that I’d create this webpage to document her behavior for everybody to see. It’s done.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:07:26 GMT
Report Abuse Enhanced
I rebuilt the report abuse mechanism in Talk-Sports. It still works the same when not logged-in, but when logged-in you get a popup window instead of the old mailto handler. This should allow more people to report abuse. It also sends me the entire post in the email and a delete link. Let's see how it goes.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:50:50 GMT
Today Tonight Slander?
On July 16th, an australian TV show called Today Tonight supposedly did a show on Talk-Sports.com.   According to some people that I’ve chatted with, the show reporter Jonathan Creek called me an Internet Conman.

I reviewed my emails and prior to the show I received one email from Jonathan where he asked if there was a complaint process for the website and I told him that  “There's a report abuse link aside every single comment. Please click that link and submit a complaint and we will review it.”

Around the same time I received that one email from Jonathan, I also received emails from the Australian Football League Players Association asking for comments to be deleted, which I did. I suspect that Jonathan and the association were in contact at the time, possibly to interview people for the show.

I’ve attempted to contact the show to get a copy of the episode and find out what was said.
Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:45:43 GMT
Yet Another Lawsuit Against Talk-Sports

Thanks to one of our premier users, we were just informed that there's a lawsuit against Talk-Sports. Fortunate that you user informed us, because we've never heard of the lawsuit. The suppose lawsuit relates to comments posted on the Sidney Crosby forums about his supposed girlfriend Marketa Linden. We have received two abuse complaints from Marketa, but they were entirely exaggerated. This appears to be Marketa's blog. See the link below.

whatmarketawears

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:04:58 GMT
Talk Sports Athlete FAQ
  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    All athletes with forums on Talk-Sports can get a free bronze membership. Simply send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions. To get a silver or gold premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums. All athletes with forums on Talk-Sports can get a free bronze membership.
  3. How can I monitor my forums without having to remember to visit Talk-Sports everyday?
    Every forum has an email subscription widget from Reblinks. You'll find the widget down the right sidebar. Reblinks will send you an email everytime your forum is updated.
  4. The report abuse mailto link doesn't work on my computer?
    Your computer's mailto link handler needs to be fix. See the following webpage for helping setting up your computer.
    http://www.kbcafe.com/csharp/?guid=20090405105849
  5. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  6. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  7. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  8. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Wed, 08 Apr 2009 18:41:35 GMT
Blog Deputy FAQ

What are Blog Deputies?

Blog deputies are volunteers on Talk-Sports that help us maintain the website. They are not paid, but do receive free swag for their efforts.

What is required of a Blog Deputy?

In order to maintain their status as a Blog Deputy, a Deputy must not cyber-bully or use their powers to discourage other talk-sports readers. Please report Deputies that do otherwise. Deputies should also post in their forums at least once per week.

What are the duties of a Blog Deputy?

The following are tasks we ask Blog Deputies to do, but they are not required to do.

Who can become a Blog Deputy?

Anybody. Simply ask us at webmaster@talk-sports.net. We already have a long list of users that want to be Blog Deputies. From time-to-time we will select new Blog Deputies from that list as required. The following are selection criteria.

Why weren't you selected to be a Blog Deputy?

It's not that you weren't selected. We'd like to have as many as possible, but we have a long list of candidates. We will continue adding new Blog Deputies every week or month as required. You can improve your chances by meeting the criteria above.

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:05:15 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ (v3)

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.
  7. The report abuse mailto link doesn't work on my computer?
    Your computer's mailto link handler needs to be fix. See the following webpage for helping setting up your computer.
    http://www.kbcafe.com/csharp/?guid=20090405105849

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:28:37 GMT
Private Messages
Today, I enabled users to send private messages to each other. Currently, only premium members can use this feature. We plan on allowing all registered users to send private messages in the near future. But first, we have to figure out how to limit cyber-abuse via this feature.
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:56:31 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-fsports.net
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:16:24 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the following webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link at the base of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address at the base of most comment.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership and cancel the old one. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:47:15 GMT
Tiffany Berryman

Every once in awhile, I get support emails related to Talk-Sports from a real quack. One of these real quacks is Tiffany Berryman.  I don't know who she is, but I think she's the person that runs the following sports gossip blog [http://ultimatebanter.blogspot.com/]. Whenever someone writes a comment about her, she threatens to sue me. Everytime, I tell her that she needs only click the report abuse link and it'll be deleted. Yet everytime, she send me another threatening email. The comments she wants deleted are often that she's a quack (or similar). I've decided that I won't delete any more comments about her being nuts, although it is somewhat abusive, it's mostly factual.

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