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Old 04-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Typo Negative Typo Negative is offline
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Sounds like it should be an uphill battle.

The anonymous poster on a message board says he wants to commit suicide. We have all seen enough MB trolls to know that an anonymous poster may be pulling our collective leg. If I do not believe that the poster is actually suicidal, and I say 'Do it!!!'....well, would my reasonable belief that the poster is lying save me? (IMO, any belief that another poster is lying is entirely reasonable)

If a person posts that they are suicidal, have they they not already declared an intent, or at least a disposition?

Would all posters who urged a suicidal person to kill themselves be equally liable? Could it be shown that one poster was more persuasive than another?

Personally, I believe all who urged the suicide are dicks, but not liable.

Last edited by Typo Negative; 04-12-2012 at 02:25 PM.