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    It has been brought to my attention that more rot than usual has crept its way into various topics of discussion throughout the Juniors Forum.

    Please note that whilst anonymous posting is enabed, you can still be identified by myself and other moderators. It has been very disappointing to note that at least one adult of particular prominence within the BQ community has drawn themselves into anonymously belittling/berating others with their constant rubbish.

    This forum is primarily functioning to generate and promote positive discussion regarding our junior basketballers. I accept at times there will be trash talk between rival teams/players/supporters, however I do not encourage in any way or form negative messages directed towards players, coaches etc.

    Consider this a first and last warning to those who have previous transgressions, or those who intend to post crap in the future. You will be publicly outed.

  • #2
    Interesting article in today's paper.


    Cyber poison-penner hunted down and sued TONY WRIGHT
    February 25, 2010 Comments 1

    LEGAL counsel Martin Bennett has a short message for those who allow themselves to attack reputations over the internet, imagining they are safe under the cloak of anonymity. ''You can be hunted down and found,'' he said yesterday.

    Mr Bennett has done just that for a Perth client, winning $30,000 in damages and costs, an apology, and undertakings from a Colac man that he won't post any more defamatory comments.

    The hunt for the man's true identity proved the stuff of private detective novels updated into the age of blogs.

    It is, Mr Bennett said, one of a very few such actions in Australia against the author of anonymous postings on an internet forum. He predicts it is the tip of a legal iceberg.

    ''There has been an increasing proliferation of internet chat sites where people feel free to hide their identities and make defamatory comments about companies and their executives and directors,'' he said in a statement released after the case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia was resolved.

    The action against Graeme Gladman began after highly uncomplimentary comments appeared last November under pseudonyms on the HotCopper website, a stockmarket forum.

    The postings related to technology security company Datamotion Asia Pacific Ltd and its Perth-based chairman and managing director, Ronald Moir. One posting appeared under the pseudonym of ''witch''.

    Datamotion and Mr Moir hired Mr Bennett to launch defamation proceedings. But first Mr Bennett had to track down ''witch''. He asked HotCopper to reveal the identity of the person registered under that pseudonym, plus two others under different pseudonyms, but HotCopper refused.

    Mr Bennett then took court action, forcing HotCopper to turn over its files. ''Unfortunately, the registered membership name appeared to be false,'' he said. ''It turned out to be attached to an escort service in Geelong.''

    But Mr Bennett was not prepared to concede the trail was cold. He told The Age he did not wish to reveal the details of his next detective steps, but the upshot was a defamation action against Mr Gladman alleging that, as a result of his postings, Datamotion and Mr Moir had been ''brought into hatred, contempt and ridicule and thereby suffered damage''.

    It was resolved last week, with Mr Gladman agreeing to pay damages totalling $20,000, taxed legal costs of $10,000, and to provide apologies and undertakings not to publish further defamatory postings.

    Mr Bennett has launched two more cases. Both are pending before the WA Supreme Court.

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    • #3
      Well said!

      This is my first time on here & that is becoz I have heard that someone or somebodies posted rubbish up about my daughter.

      Hopefully now, the rubbishing will stop & I can check bendoes on a regular basis

      Thank you!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Squawky View Post
        Interesting article in today's paper.


        Cyber poison-penner hunted down and sued TONY WRIGHT
        February 25, 2010 Comments 1

        LEGAL counsel Martin Bennett has a short message for those who allow themselves to attack reputations over the internet, imagining they are safe under the cloak of anonymity. ''You can be hunted down and found,'' he said yesterday.

        Mr Bennett has done just that for a Perth client, winning $30,000 in damages and costs, an apology, and undertakings from a Colac man that he won't post any more defamatory comments.

        The hunt for the man's true identity proved the stuff of private detective novels updated into the age of blogs.

        It is, Mr Bennett said, one of a very few such actions in Australia against the author of anonymous postings on an internet forum. He predicts it is the tip of a legal iceberg.

        ''There has been an increasing proliferation of internet chat sites where people feel free to hide their identities and make defamatory comments about companies and their executives and directors,'' he said in a statement released after the case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia was resolved.

        The action against Graeme Gladman began after highly uncomplimentary comments appeared last November under pseudonyms on the HotCopper website, a stockmarket forum.

        The postings related to technology security company Datamotion Asia Pacific Ltd and its Perth-based chairman and managing director, Ronald Moir. One posting appeared under the pseudonym of ''witch''.

        Datamotion and Mr Moir hired Mr Bennett to launch defamation proceedings. But first Mr Bennett had to track down ''witch''. He asked HotCopper to reveal the identity of the person registered under that pseudonym, plus two others under different pseudonyms, but HotCopper refused.

        Mr Bennett then took court action, forcing HotCopper to turn over its files. ''Unfortunately, the registered membership name appeared to be false,'' he said. ''It turned out to be attached to an escort service in Geelong.''

        But Mr Bennett was not prepared to concede the trail was cold. He told The Age he did not wish to reveal the details of his next detective steps, but the upshot was a defamation action against Mr Gladman alleging that, as a result of his postings, Datamotion and Mr Moir had been ''brought into hatred, contempt and ridicule and thereby suffered damage''.

        It was resolved last week, with Mr Gladman agreeing to pay damages totalling $20,000, taxed legal costs of $10,000, and to provide apologies and undertakings not to publish further defamatory postings.

        Mr Bennett has launched two more cases. Both are pending before the WA Supreme Court.
        Then i ask squarky to please look at the u16 thread and delete it permanently as the comments on there can be classed as defamatory or cyber bulling in a legal sense when children's names are mentioned. This thread has become mean and malicous

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Squawky View Post
          Interesting article in today's paper.


          Cyber poison-penner hunted down and sued TONY WRIGHT
          February 25, 2010 Comments 1

          LEGAL counsel Martin Bennett has a short message for those who allow themselves to attack reputations over the internet, imagining they are safe under the cloak of anonymity. ''You can be hunted down and found,'' he said yesterday.

          Mr Bennett has done just that for a Perth client, winning $30,000 in damages and costs, an apology, and undertakings from a Colac man that he won't post any more defamatory comments.

          The hunt for the man's true identity proved the stuff of private detective novels updated into the age of blogs.

          It is, Mr Bennett said, one of a very few such actions in Australia against the author of anonymous postings on an internet forum. He predicts it is the tip of a legal iceberg.

          ''There has been an increasing proliferation of internet chat sites where people feel free to hide their identities and make defamatory comments about companies and their executives and directors,'' he said in a statement released after the case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia was resolved.

          The action against Graeme Gladman began after highly uncomplimentary comments appeared last November under pseudonyms on the HotCopper website, a stockmarket forum.

          The postings related to technology security company Datamotion Asia Pacific Ltd and its Perth-based chairman and managing director, Ronald Moir. One posting appeared under the pseudonym of ''witch''.

          Datamotion and Mr Moir hired Mr Bennett to launch defamation proceedings. But first Mr Bennett had to track down ''witch''. He asked HotCopper to reveal the identity of the person registered under that pseudonym, plus two others under different pseudonyms, but HotCopper refused.

          Mr Bennett then took court action, forcing HotCopper to turn over its files. ''Unfortunately, the registered membership name appeared to be false,'' he said. ''It turned out to be attached to an escort service in Geelong.''

          But Mr Bennett was not prepared to concede the trail was cold. He told The Age he did not wish to reveal the details of his next detective steps, but the upshot was a defamation action against Mr Gladman alleging that, as a result of his postings, Datamotion and Mr Moir had been ''brought into hatred, contempt and ridicule and thereby suffered damage''.

          It was resolved last week, with Mr Gladman agreeing to pay damages totalling $20,000, taxed legal costs of $10,000, and to provide apologies and undertakings not to publish further defamatory postings.

          Mr Bennett has launched two more cases. Both are pending before the WA Supreme Court.

          Yes I agree. Some sarcastic teenager has been making fun of my angel Charlie. Please consider arresting him as I never want to see my boy hurt.
          Kind regards,
          A concerned god mother

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
            Then i ask squarky to please look at the u16 thread and delete it permanently as the comments on there can be classed as defamatory or cyber bulling in a legal sense when children's names are mentioned. This thread has become mean and malicous
            You should take a look at the U18 Premier League thread. There are some very disgruntled parents out there.

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            • #7
              i have written a few things on this site in years gone by. i have never mentioned any body,s name or club but i could tell who were some of the writers of other comments ( parents) so I would have a go at them out of jest. Everything written here should be light heated and fun. they are our children let them be children

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