I live in an HOA community. One neighbor is admin to a forum he promotes to the residents with flyers etc.
How much liability does the administrator of a forum have by allowing anonymous posts?
The administrator in this case does encourage people to post and defame 3 members of our community.
Would he be responsible for the anonymous posts for allowing the libelous posts to appear?
This forum also has made it perfectly clear to whom they are referring to with nicknames such as MagHo, weed, scum, maggot, street names they live on etc. The administrator has banned at least 2 of the victims from registering, and blocks their IP address from viewing or responding in any way. The administrator has programmed the forum software to replace their names with nicknames like “The Liar” “Boy” “She” when they are posted.
Many of the posts suggest Fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, The posts have encouraged residents to call the police, and other government agency's, licensing board, county officials, the media. To file complaints.
Here is just a small sample of the posts (these were not the worst ones) which are posted daily.
Geesh there is only one idiot in this entire neighborhood that spells lawsuit "lawsuite". You are a fraud to close down your website and post over here, all the while playing the victim. It won't be long before your loyal supporters join the ranks of phase 1 and see what a sick, power hungry and delusional person you really are. Go away and post on your own website MagHo.
Where is his big mouth now? Haven't heard from him. Got his **** rooster stuck in a ant hill? One by one they
fall. The "COUNT" girl will be next. Maggots don't last long eventually they turn into FLYS!!
This kind of thing won't stop until she runs it, until her boy is running it, until Mag owns it (or can act like he owns it AGAIN), or she goes to prison. Where she will try to harrass us into letting her run it, or, do what she's doing now, try to harass everyone who isn't working for Mag off, from her prison cell over the air card she'll smuggle in.
Does anyone other than the nice lady on Scanlon who follows Magland around like a dog, the realtor she infected with her lies, guest names they use care about what is posted about her? There's the steaming pile over on Madelia, but, he doesn't count.
And to think, I use to like Peurto Ricans until she came along....
To all the good Puerto Ricans, I apologize. But please, send a boat for her...we have had enough
I understand that this behavior is not very becoming of adults.
Thank you for reading this post and any suggestions I would be grateful.