sarcastic opinion.... and direct quotes.
Tricia Griffiths of Websleuths and Forums for Justice
There's no scandal at Websleuths! Everything is fine.
I've banned the convicted sexual offender. See! All
gone! Case closed. Now go away and discuss it somewhere
else! I'm busy counting my clicks. No! you can't discuss
it here. It's old news. (Patsy's sarcastic take on TG)
Tricia "We try to keep Websleuths personal and personable.
You can always contact a mod or myself with a question, with
an idea, with a suggestion. We will never be too big to ignore
our great posters."
But if you disagree with Tricia, or ask a question about a subject
they do not wish to answer, you can find yourself timed out or
banned. They're "great" posters until she bans them.
"Their place is a very low class and childish forum."
"All this stupid childish behavior is caused by two different
groups made up of people I have banned at WS and have now
joined together. That's it. They violated our TOS and I banned
them and now they are behaving like a mob. These people
remind me of the jerks who screamed at African Americans when
they were first bused to white schools in the 1950's.. Remember
those pictures? This group is made up of the same mentality.
Ignorant, Dumb, and loud."
A mob Tricia? Since when is a person part of a "mob" when
they read or join at another site? They're exercising their
freedom of expression and choice, and that burns your ass.
"All because I banned them. And the kicker is many of them
claim to be "good Christians," Wonder what their church
friends would think of their little Internet outings."
Veiled threats Tricia? How noble of you.
"Little snot nosed fake Christians."
"It's interesting how brave these people are when they don't
have to use their real names. I am sure their employers, family
and other normal friends would be horrified to see what they
are doing. So, they hide. Hide behind made up names. Cowards
Planning on contacting any of those employers, family
and friends Tricia? You are well aware of a person who publicly
said those very same things and are well aware of the aftermath.
Threats against members or former members can backfire as you
" Every once in a while you have to deal with sewage that leaks
from the large crack of humanity."
"LTWH is a legitimate organization. This non-profit has not been
"Christina with her Lighting The Way Home non profit and all of
us at WS."
*There is no non-profit status documentation of Lighting the Way
Home in the state of Georgia. Sean Krause at the Daily BS did
research into LTWH.
Tricia "The good news, we have everyone's real name and contact
Yes, and when they leave WS that information should be deleted and
not held as a weapon over their heads as you are doing.
"Their big claim is we are somehow fudging the numbers to make our
membership number look higher. They claim (and this is total libel)
that we are doing this to get more advertisers. This is too funny because
we can't do this. Advertisers don't care how many members we have. I
love having a lot of members don't get me wrong. But, when it comes to
advertising what matters is how many people are READING at the forum.
There are companies that track these things. We can find out how many
people stop and read by going to websites that log this info. THAT IS
WHAT MATTERS when it comes to advertisers. There is no way for us to
"fake" these numbers and we certainly wouldn't even if we could."
Oh, really. Then why are you so all about clicks?
And I've been reading that there are ways that it can be done
and the assistance of your tech savvy moderator, it's likely it
has been done, otherwise you wouldn't have your panties in
such a twist.
"More than once lately I have been tempted to put up a page in place of
the Caylee forum that says, " ENOUGH!!! CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE OF THE
STUPID SIDESHOWS AND GAMES SURROUNDING THIS CASE. SHOW
OVER." "Of course I thought better of it cause my clicks would go WAY
Games? Such as allowing posters to "dig" into people's personal and
financial backgrounds and plaster it, even though they may be totally
innocent bystanders at the periphery of the Caylee Anthony case;
to allow them to villify those involved, in particular the
To encourage some to insert themselves into the active investigation
by using WS to make allegations against the Caylee Anthony Trust
Fund? Only to find out that LE investigated and there was NO WRONG
DOING? Then you wiped out all discussion of it.
Games like that?
Games like posting a former member's personal contact info on your
HolidaysADVERTISE YOU BUSINESS ON WEBSLEUTHS FOR
ONLY $50.00 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
*The business does not need to be your own. You can offer your
"signature" to anyone else as long as the business is approved first.
*If you want your business advertised on more than one signature,
contact your friends on the board and see if you can put your
business in their signature. Whatever deal you work out between
you and the other poster is your business. Each signature will still
cost $50.00. "
"These people are hampering our efforts to help. And if you happen
to hang with these people you are just as bad. Anyone who is friends
with these people on the other forums, even if you don't participate,
you are just as bad. Why? Because you sit on your "innocnet" @SS
and do nothing. No comment. No, "that's terrible." You ignore that
fact that your friends are wicked.
Efforts to help do what and to help whom?
WS is a message board,a true crime forum to discuss what's
happening in a particular case. It's not an investigative
arm of LE or the FBI.
Granted some of the current and former WS members have
done things that you had no part in that helped people.
But you, you ban family members of real crime victims,
denying them a voice.
You encourage the purchase of WS T-shirts so that members can
advertise WS while on searches. How does that help anyone but
By posting on these forums you are helping legitimize their behavior.
And you make me as sick as your friends. If you wonder "Is she talking
about me?" YES. If you know these people and particiapte in discussion
with them I am talking about you. "
Way to go Tricia! Everyone is guilty by association in your eyes.
That attitude ought to bring you new members flooding in!
"Last summer there was an organized effort, by a group of long time
posters, to try and disrupt Websleuths. It was startling how much
effort they put into trying to fool us into thinking they were good
posters while at the same time they were causing trouble for the sake
of causing trouble. We are now hyper alert to these signs of people
starting trouble where we never were before.
I won't go into the details of what happened because it doesn't matter.
Those posters are gone thank God (even though they hate us they still
try and sneak in. It's so childish) but we learned a very valuable lesson."
Some of them disagreed with you and that got up your nose so you
banned them, and others who you felt were "guilty by association."
"We don't to give anyone a big explanation as to why they were banned."
If a person believes they were banned in error you should.
But of course, she reserves the right to label you a "hacker," claim in
error, that you posted with more than one nic, boot you because you
have aol or yahoo for an email addy, refer to you as nasty names and
make veiled threats, threaten you with "lawyers"and also, to post your
personal information onto the front page if she chooses.
Please use caution when signing up to any site that requires your
personal information and a static ip - such as Websleuths.