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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
So are we in or out and about?
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pokemongirl Pokemongirl (@pokemongirl) replied to rap (@rap) on Pinned comment
I think we should pass the coins along to Said and the Staff at toptopic. It would help them out the most since the website is most likely going to be shut down.
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pokemongirl Pokemongirl (@pokemongirl) on Pinned comment
I’m going to miss this website. Unfortunately, I could not purchase coins with what I had as well. I really wish there was a way to keep Toptopic from shutting down. I’m very upset about it. I’m going to miss all of you guys. This website seemed to be one of the only places I was at the very least, somewhat accepted. Now that this website is being shut down, I’m not going to have much to do, again. I won’t really get to share opinions without being hated for how I feel about certain things, because everywhere else, Everything for me ends up in chaos. At least you guys didn’t do that. ;-;
I hope you guys will have it better than me.
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rap rap (@rap) on Pinned comment
I'll try to make this my last rant about toptopic shutting down. Maybe I misunderstood the article I read about the idea behind toptopic but I believe it started out with the awesome idea that there wouldn't be advertisers (as has been suggested in these comments), and corporations riding off the backs of regular people.

In these times, people all over the world who have used Twitter and Facebook in the past to have their voices heard, share media that mainstream media does not report on, and to connect with one another, are discovering the massive censorships and shutdowns of dissenting voices by those in power.

Of course, making $ is necessary. It's another reason I chose to join toptopic. But it is the 2nd reason. Not my first. I already post to Twitter, and make no money and am not proud to be posting on a platform that suppresses others at their whim or at the whim of corporate powers.

I wish I were business brilliant and could come up with an awesome plan to maintain this site...

Thanks to each of you who have taken the time to post and to participate in the posts that I have submitted. I really appreciate the respectful attitudes that I have experienced during my short existence here.

I've earned a few coins during my short stay. Thanks! What is the best way to spend them at this point, since the site is shutting down? Should I (we) pass these coins along to said and the staff at toptopic?

Peace and kindness to all.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
On the second reading,
You may not have to close toptopic site.
Keep it open but with some changes made, less staff time is spent on it.
-For example stop paying for articles that will eliminate lots of hours spent supporting those options.
-Post advertisement, etc.
Why keeping toptopic open?
Because toptopic site is the voice of the Iranian.com site, they complete each other.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Salam Said,
Per your idea in regards to creating a section called forum on iranian.com.
Forum / Community section is a very good idea to have on Iranian site. It will bring along the old-timers of the Iranian site and also the ones who joined afterwards. It will become more Interactive and bringing more visitors to the site. And hopefully create more revenue for the site to pay its bills.
The right combinations of Iranian site and toptop site will be a very interesting and successful site.
Thank you.
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themedipedia themedipedia (@themedipedia) on Pinned comment
Just want say that Toptopic been a great website to share and read storis worth reading. Thank you. Prayers for you.

Regards,
Haseeb Ahmad
Editor
techooid.com
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
I also contributed coins but unfortunately not enough to keep it going. I loved the site and its healthy and civil interactions and will definitely miss all of those that I got to know through their posts and comments.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Toptopic is shutting down.
What's to be done?
Moving forward towards Iranian.com site, that's the way to go.
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rap rap (@rap) replied to Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
As a brand new member to this site I followed the rules and although I couldn't afford to purchase $300 - $500, when I attempted to do what I could afford which was $50 to less, it wouldn't go through. I tried twice before even posting content. After my first approved post I thought I would attempt to purchase coins again however I needed to make sure that the other 2 purchases that didn't go through promptly were not alive anymore and I had no way to find out. I searched and searched for answers and decided I'd try purchasing once I had $ to cover the previous ones that didn't register in my toptopic or bank acct.
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
It cost money to run any business.

I was registered, used my real name, and purchased coins. Many people who posted did not do these, especially purchasing coins. $300 to $500 vs. $50 to less than $100 will not run a business.

I like this site and participated and posted when time permitted. It was useful and entertaining. I am also sorry to read that it will be shut down in few days.

It was good to meet some of you. I will write and participate in other forms. Keep in touch and cheers to all of you.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Right in the footsteps of Trump...
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
As a result of the Trump Administration racist policies no group of people, beside the ones who are trying to seek asylum in the United States, are hurt more than the Iranian people in general and the Iranian-Americans in particular.
Yes it's been a shock to all, there's a time to be shocked by the unforeseen happenings and then there's also a time to shake off the blows and start acting.
All politics are local.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
His own account should be the first to go.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thanks for posting. Topics that corporate media are not interested in.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Thank you for sharing this, especially coverage of US withdrawal from the Iran-deal and how Democratic lawmakers have foolishly contributed to the current situation. For those interested, fast forward to the 7:40 mark.
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Shaft1963 Shaft1963 (@Shaft1963) on Pinned comment
Tell me this... What the heck would Saudi Arabia know about Democracy and or the protection thereof? This is a nightmare not a solution... The Blind Leading the Blind!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
No one should be surprised. This has been going on for quite some time.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
The civilized Western powers announced their disapprovals of the Palestinians 'dying' and shipped more money, ammunition and political support to Israel.
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