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    I have a general question and I don't know where to ask it. Does this site only cover the U.S.? I was wondering if there was a place where I can look at Canadian cases. You can PM me the answer because I probably won't be able to find this thread again.


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    Can you post information that was sent to you in an email on a specific case by LE? Not copying and pasting but just paraphrasing what was said?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy2441 View Post
    Can you post information that was sent to you in an email on a specific case by LE? Not copying and pasting but just paraphrasing what was said?
    Generally, it is okay to post the information. BUT we ask that you tell LE that you want to post the information, and ask if that is okay. E-mail communication is usually considered private, so it's always good to ask first. Even if it's just paraphrasing. (In some instances an administrator may ask for a copy of the message, too.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by crimewriter View Post
    I have a general question and I don't know where to ask it. Does this site only cover the U.S.? I was wondering if there was a place where I can look at Canadian cases. You can PM me the answer because I probably won't be able to find this thread again.
    We have cases from all over, including Canada, Australia and England. They are NOT located in separate forums. All the cases are under the regular headings, i.e., Crimes in the News, Missing, Unidentified, Cold Case, etc. Some cases are separated out if they are making headlines in the news.

    The best way to locate a case is to search on the victim or perp's name. If you can't find it, ask a mod for some help. If the case is not found, we will be happy to start a thread for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Is there a way to get a sticky on the missing/located discussion forum about WS being a victim friendly forum. You know, I've seen a post before explaining that but I can never find it when I want to remind people of it.
    It would be nice if it were clearly titled something like "WS is a victim Friendly Forum" so it can be linked to remind people who insist on sleuthing/blaming a victim or family members of victims even tho they have not been named POI or Suspect in a crime.

    Thanks y'all.
    Check out the TOS regarding this question: Rules Etiquette & Information - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Thanks Kimberly for bringing the question up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    (Let me preface this by saying I'm posting primarily regarding the Missing/Located Forum Discussion, as this doesn't really pertain to threads in many forums, such as with games; nor am I posting in reference to the post above!)

    I'm wondering if there have been any mod posts on the etiquette of bumping. I understand why people like to post (often content-free) bumps -- they want to ensure that their thread is high up on the list and gets as much attention as possible. I appreciate that loyalty, and the understanding that publicity can help a missing person's case or a criminal investigation. Sometimes, people may just want to touch base or say 'good morning' to a thread's community of posters, too.

    I wonder, though, if there can be some negative consequences to welcoming content-free bumps. Some threads seem to welcome and encourage such bumps. The threads maintain a prominent spot on the board, but they also become much less informative, for the amount of reading one must do. I believe that threads with chronic bumping likely turn off some readers as well, and may end up discouraging participation. Many may not want to open a thread when they strongly suspect that their time will be spent just reading another bump. In some cases, content-free bumps come hours or minutes after other content-free bumps -- these are clearly not the same as a bump that comes days or weeks after a previous bump.

    While such bumps help some threads, they also hurt others, as they force them down the queue. Having lots of content-free bumps in one thread may encourage others to do the same in the threads they follow. This can lead to a (more) competitive situation for prominent thread placement.

    So, while I'm not saying that there is no place for a content-free bump, I do think that they bring some negative consequences in terms of informational density and quality, and competition between cases. If everyone was a chronic bumper, threads would be mainly like popularity contests, and some threads would struggle to get any exposure whatsoever. While it is possible to put chronic bumpers on one's ignore list, it still doesn't solve the problems bumping can create for the forum as a whole. So, I'm guessing that I'm asking our mods -- am I being oversensitive here, or would some informal guidelines on bumping improve the forum? Or at any rate, can we get some feedback on opinions on chronic bumping?
    Hi mountjoy and thanks for the question. Bumping is allowed. There are many reasons to bump a post and there are many cases close to a poster's heart.

    However, if you notice many threads being bumped all at once as a distraction, please alert on the thread and let the mods know. Unfortunately, sometimes bumping posts is used as a distraction to keep posters busy and away from other important information. This is not allowed. It rarely happens but it has been noticed in the past. Alerting on one of the bumped threads and asking the mods to take a look is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

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    Copyright

    Please only copy no more than 10% of an article and do not forget the link!
    Posts that copy more than that will be edited and posts with no link will be removed entirely.
    Please, please follow this rule.

    If you copy an image or picture from another site, please provide a link to the original source or the picture will be removed.
    Be courteous to the work of others.
    Please do not cut and paste information from pay sites or password protected sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Is it allowed for minors who have been identified as suspects or POI by the police or is discussing them off limits too?
    I see this thread is old, but I am curious about this also. Found this post via a search. Hope to reopen the discussion and get some answers.

    If a minor is a)named by LE as a suspect or even b) charged with a crime in relation to a case that is being discussed on Websleuths...what happens???

    Are all threads immediately shut down? Deleted?

    Sad, but true, fact, sometimes minors DO commit crime.

    TIA


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    It's my understanding if a minor is named in the MSM, then we can discuss as to the MSM article (and nothing more). Some minors are charged as adults, and we can discuss (as described in the MSM). But otherwise NO.

    I'm sure a mod will correct me HTH.

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    If a minor is named as a suspect in a case or is arrested in a case, we can sleuth them.

    The Elizabeth Olten case comes to mind. What a sad sad case that was. It still gives me nightmares!!!

    Other than an arrest or POI named by LE, we don't name them. Even if they are named in the MSM.

    In Kyron's case, when a child was interviewed, we referred to that minor by initials only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie View Post
    It's my understanding if a minor is named in the MSM, then we can discuss as to the MSM article (and nothing more). Some minors are charged as adults, and we can discuss (as described in the MSM). But otherwise NO.

    I'm sure a mod will correct me HTH.

    Mel
    Wow. That was fast. And helpful!

    I'm newish to WS and wondered if that had happened in the past, and if so, what the protocol was. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    If a minor is named as a suspect in a case or is arrested in a case, we can sleuth them.

    The Elizabeth Olten case comes to mind. What a sad sad case that was. It still gives me nightmares!!!

    Other than an arrest or POI named by LE, we don't name them. Even if they are named in the MSM.

    In Kyron's case, when a child was interviewed, we referred to that minor by initials only.
    Double thanks!

    This came up today because a question of the gender of a minor came up in a thread. Nothing more. The gender and the fact that the minor had given DNA to LE was mentioned in MSM. Nothing else. No names, ages, or addresses.

    Hope that didn't cross any WS boundaries. If it did, I'll make sure not to make that mistake again. TIA.


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    How, "exactly" do I title a thread for a missing person?


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    State (2 initials) - Name, Age, Area, Date missing



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    State (2 initials) - Name, Age, Area, Date missing

    How is the date typed? 1/30/12? Jan 30, 2012? Does it matter? TIA


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    Quote Originally Posted by audie View Post
    How is the date typed? 1/30/12? Jan 30, 2012? Does it matter? TIA
    We try to put the date in like 30 January 2012.


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    Long time reader new member important question

    A childhood friend recently posted a missing poster of two teens who are missing that are very close to his family. I want to bring the case here so it may help get the word out I've seen many good things but I'm not sure what is ok to post and what is not. This is the link http://m.heraldbulletin.com/thb/pm_1...tguid=qeX2hrnM
    Thank you for any guidance


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    I am wondering why the thread: jodi Arias armchair psych. Was removed. I am so shocked that a complete thread disappeared. There were links I wished to reference. The thread afforded many of us insight and support around mental illness as it applies to Jodi Arias. If we can have thread restored just to say good bye would be so helpful.
    Vert sad cate


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate49 View Post
    I am wondering why the thread: jodi Arias armchair psych. Was removed. I am so shocked that a complete thread disappeared. There were links I wished to reference. The thread afforded many of us insight and support around mental illness as it applies to Jodi Arias. If we can have thread restored just to say good bye would be so helpful.
    Vert sad cate
    Hi Cate49 :-)

    I'm not real familiar with the Jodie Arias trial but if you pm one of the Mods in that forum they can help you out with this.

    Ima


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    New here. There's a case of a missing person from (wow) a year ago now. I didn't realize that long had passed. But, I didn't see it anywhere when I searched. There was only ever one article published as I kept an eye out for a case update. Here is the article link

    http://readingeagle.com/mobile/article.aspx?id=379905

    am I missing it somewhere since it is older?

    And if not is there a way it could be added. I dunno how cases are added.

    Thanks


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    Missing Person

    Hi I would like to post about a missing person not listed here they have been missing since December 2012 in Australia not sure how to go about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiepie View Post
    Hi I would like to post about a missing person not listed here they have been missing since December 2012 in Australia not sure how to go about it.
    Hi zombiepie,

    If you can pm me the info you want posted I am happy to help you with it.

    Ima


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saphyrrra View Post
    New here. There's a case of a missing person from (wow) a year ago now. I didn't realize that long had passed. But, I didn't see it anywhere when I searched. There was only ever one article published as I kept an eye out for a case update. Here is the article link

    http://readingeagle.com/mobile/article.aspx?id=379905

    am I missing it somewhere since it is older?

    And if not is there a way it could be added. I dunno how cases are added.

    Thanks
    I started a thread on Mr. Hollenbach here...
    PA PA - Michael C. Hollenbach 53, last seen 12 May 2012 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Thank you!

    Ima
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    Can anyone create a missing person poster, and if yes, is there a place online that I can do it? Also, I tried to put a picture in the missing persons thead but could not get it to work. Is there someone that can help me?




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