To ask why anyone would be a 'troll' and start a completely false thread?

(60 Posts)
inlovewithhubby Thu 12-May-16 21:40:48

That, basically. Was just reading the £3000 holiday to Scotland nonsense when mumsnet deleted it. What do these people achieve? Can't be notoriety as they are anonymous. What could anyone possibly get out of making this sort of shit up?

Trills Thu 12-May-16 21:41:39

For the lulz.

Trills Thu 12-May-16 21:42:20

They enjoy seeing people have a reaction that they have caused.

NeedACleverNN Thu 12-May-16 21:42:23

Boredom
Attention seeking
Fun
Despression
Wanting fame

Just a few reasons

MrsPatrickDempsey Thu 12-May-16 21:44:02

Yeah - I reckon it's on the back of the whole 'cancel the cheque' publicity.

StealthPolarBear Thu 12-May-16 21:45:03

I was thinking we haven't had any twins fir a while. Have the babies of the trolls grown up? grin

happyis Thu 12-May-16 21:45:26

I've also wondered that too! Usually the threads are really mundane as well. Some people are just strange and don't get out enough!

Dvallin Thu 12-May-16 21:48:21

£3000 for a trip to Scotland though, even if you are funny about peeling wallpaper and hard beds grin .

I wonder if it would be possible to pay that much and still sleep 7 to a room?

The 'resort' would probably think you were a school for the children of money launderers!

Pettywoman Thu 12-May-16 21:48:23

It'll be troll-tastic here for a while, just like after penis beaker.

janethegirl2 Thu 12-May-16 21:48:27

I did think the 3k for 2 weeks in Scotland thread to be weird but didn't pick it up as trolling, just stupidity.

PurpleRainDiamondsandPearls Thu 12-May-16 21:49:07

Sad, sad people. Bored and need a hobby?

sepa Thu 12-May-16 21:50:17

Did Maui turn out to be a troll? I can't remember..

TheDuchessOfArbroathsHat Thu 12-May-16 21:51:18

I reckon that on the back of the 'cancel the cheque' drama there's going to be more and more of this sort of thing. People hoping the DM will contact them and then they'll have their names in lights and it's a short hop from there to CBB! Either that or they've got horrid empty little lives, the batteries are flat in their Rabbits and their troll husbands are at the International Convention of Hairy Handed Fuckbuckets!

AnyFucker Thu 12-May-16 21:52:00

Any attention is good attention ?

sepa Sun 15-May-16 00:16:54

Why oh why would you want the daily fail to contact you! Idiots!

crankyblob Sun 15-May-16 00:38:38

I didn't see it? Was it a troll thread due to the cost? Our uk hol in August is costing £2,000 for 10 days caravan so can believe the cost confused

I can never spot them myself. I am always shocked at why some people need to check usernames for posting history so they can call out trolls!

Mummyme1987 Sun 15-May-16 00:45:20

It just causes people to think most threads are trolls. It's really weird way to get your kicks. I started a thread and people suggested I was a troll and it upset me. I can imagine some posters never coming back which is awful. Then you get people making stuff up for attention, which seems sad in its own way.

BillSykesDog Sun 15-May-16 00:52:54

I am expecting twins. I have however never been to Maui nor do I have a very succesful children's entertainment business.

dillydotty Sun 15-May-16 01:32:14

I vote for the poo troll to come back. Let's see what the daily mail have to say about him!

katemiddletonsnudeheels Sun 15-May-16 07:39:18

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathological_lying

I think there's an element of this in some of the threads.

x2boys Sun 15-May-16 07:46:19

thats expensive crankyblob i have just booked a week in august in a caravan for £800 on a haven site wwe went for standard though misses point of thread.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 15-May-16 07:46:30

Mental health problems I reckon covers it.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 15-May-16 07:47:49

Presses too soon.

There has to be something not quite right with someone who makes stuff up on an Internet site to strangers because they enjoy seeing how others react.

Gowgirl Sun 15-May-16 07:51:01

I missed cancel the cheque.......someone fill me in!......pretty please

DaveCamoron Sun 15-May-16 07:52:40

There's a massive thread over on the Relationships board that was locked last night until the OP could explain something or other.

They must want attention.

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