not to want to be all lighthearted and forgiving about the troll invasion?

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I don't get the 'fun' of invading another site and causing real upset to real people. I trust people on mumsnet and respond genuinely to them, and now I wish I hadn't - and that has upset me.

I'm sure this is going to get me labelled a humourless sourpuss over on CUK - but then I reckon I am already one of the "...rampaging horde of offended lardbuckets..." they refer to, or perhaps one of the ".... small clique of salad-dodging, vindictive, manic-depressive yet very vocal inadequates..." who is "...likely to go blubbing to the Admin if anyone does not treat them with kid gloves?..." (not that I did go to Admin, but hey, why spoil a good insult with facts).

hippipotamiHasLost80lbs Wed 31-Mar-10 16:20:20

What have I missed now???

[darn it, things happen whilst I am at work emoticon]

dizzydixies Wed 31-Mar-10 16:20:33

eh? what did I miss?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 31-Mar-10 16:20:45

Bugger, I've missed the invasion so far... aren't the schools on holiday?

I thought it was pathetic.

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:21:12

I quite agree. As I know some of them are still posting amoungst us, I am very wary of many posters just now.

runnybottom Wed 31-Mar-10 16:21:53

Now to be fair, they did specifically target AIBU so as not to upset people on real advice threads. And some of them were bloody funny!

You don't have to like it though.

acunningstunt Wed 31-Mar-10 16:21:58

I think the lesson is that you can't assume anyone is who they appear to be. It's a useful lesson - minimal harm done in this instance, and if we can be taken in, so can our kids by people a lot nastier and evilly motivated than this bunch. It's easy to get complacent, especially if you've been in a group for a while!

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:23:22

hmm acunningstunt, are you quite new?

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:24:06

Oh yes, just registered. biscuit

JeremyVile Wed 31-Mar-10 16:24:32

Just saw a bit of it.
All a bit wierd and pointless.
I'm assuming these are blokes? If so then I fnd it fairly irritating cos I doubt a load of trolling by women from another site would be treated with good humour.

I think I have missed the vicious trolls, although I have seen some very strange new posters, but if they are saying things like that on another site, it sounds as if they are a bit jealous and are coming over here to disrupt something they can't create on their own.

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 31-Mar-10 16:25:52

Eh?

Must have missed all that then.

Hullygully Wed 31-Mar-10 16:26:02

fgs, it was obviously a troll from the outset: hot crusty bloomers was about as subtle as a steamroller.

I don't think they've done anything wrong, just wish they'd been a bit funnier.

acunningstunt Wed 31-Mar-10 16:26:06

Yep, I'm new. Definitely female, 3 kids - got the stretchmarks to prove it!

JeremyVile Wed 31-Mar-10 16:26:12

..."if we can be taken in, so can our kids">...

<Eats own toes>

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:26:44

Funny, your name was mentioned on their thread.

Me too, MaDuggar.

I know being depressed makes me more thin-skinned, but I was upset by some of the things they wrote, even though it was in AIBU. And knowing it was done for the entertainment of some bored IT types doesn't make me feel any better.

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 16:29:06

I don't think all of us are blokes.

I personally don't set out to offend the genuinely vulnerable, hence you'll find no trolling in the miscarriage or relationship section for example. I think all of us would have found that offensive.

And the chorus of abuse that coco received doesn't really say a lot of kind things about you lot does it?

So glad I am continuting to amuse.

Bugger - *continuing.

justallovertheplace Wed 31-Mar-10 16:31:11

What, that we can spot you a mile off? Yep, says a lot that hmm
Try harder next time dears

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 16:31:19

Well said Wolf !

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 16:31:25

BTW, I am a dad and have had some genuinely useful advice from you, so thanks!

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 31-Mar-10 16:31:42

And yet those of us who strongly suspect troll (as per the ridiculous soup recipe thread of yesterday) are not allowed to sending a warning shout out? Because "the troll hunters are worse for MN than the trolls". We can't have it both ways ...

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:31:49

Vulnerable people dont just stay in one section.

I hate generalizations. If you don't like how another poster was treated, argue it out then and there, don't start saying everyone on the site is unkind. There are thousands of us and most don't even know what you are talking about.

Hullygully Wed 31-Mar-10 16:32:35

But. It. Was. So. Obvious.

pigletmania Wed 31-Mar-10 16:32:40

Whats CUK BTW confused

zazen Wed 31-Mar-10 16:32:59

Who is 'you lot' Sheep?
Are you 'other' and special somehow? hmmbiscuit

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:33:58

ah, hello MrsFullyautomatix

I presume 'you lot' is every other poster on Mumsnet zazen.

ooojimaflip Wed 31-Mar-10 16:39:20

The internet would be a lot safer and less interesting if this kind of thing didn't happen from time to time.

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 16:39:37

I am one of the CUK people. Sorry, thought you could spot that from a mile off.

you lot = a reference the ones who started with the foul mouthed stuff. Obviously we aren't allowed to do that on our board so we are desensitized to it. And of course our mothers never spoke like that in front of us shock

I would agree most of you seem perfectly nice.

JackRabbitBauer Wed 31-Mar-10 16:40:17

YANBU. But I am sure I have no sense of humour eitherhmm

maduggar Wed 31-Mar-10 16:41:02

Hopefully, that will be you lot off back to your own forum now then?

weegiemum Wed 31-Mar-10 16:42:08

One early night and you miss all the fun .....

Lulumaam Wed 31-Mar-10 16:42:53

what's CUK?

the soup thread was funny until the myra hindley reference, then it became sick

nickelbabe Wed 31-Mar-10 16:43:11

i thought you might be Sheep: your post read like you were sticking up for them.

does that mean you're all apologizing for taking the piss out of us?

CUK is Contractors UK - an IT contractor portal - relevant thread here.

'our mothers never spoke like that in front os us' - well our children aren't on here are they so how do they know what we are posting? As far as mine know I am a clean living, non-sweary, church going, cookie baking mommy. They have no idea about the dark side.

Lulumaam Wed 31-Mar-10 16:49:29

think that says more about the trollers than MNers tbh

i agree with the OP

Why on earth are IT contractors trolling over here? Is it some kind of experiment or field trip?

I'm going over to Bricklink to bring the inhabitants of the chatroom there over here then. One of them wears lego underpants and another has a cat that eats earwax. They should be great additions to the Mumsnet mafia.

You have a dark side, MadamDeathstare - I wouldn't have guessed from your nickname. grin

Lulumaam Wed 31-Mar-10 16:51:33

it's the closest they'll get to a conversation with a woman. << sinking to the lowest common denominator>>

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 16:52:39

Thats fair enough. I expect you are probably more foul mouthed on here than in real life because you have to be so careful at home.

I find the same thing, it's very embarrassing when your 3 year old comes out with "oh fuck it" when something goes wrong. Although last time it was "I don't want to hear that silly word again" so he's obviously listening.

BariatricObama Wed 31-Mar-10 16:53:02

those IT contractors really know how to live!

maybe it was a --school trip-- interesting experiment.

Madascheese Wed 31-Mar-10 16:54:14

SDTG

Agree with you to a point, and who said anything about being forgiving, I'm on the punishment thread for a reason...

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Mar-10 16:55:30

oooh exciting. but I missed it. Is it a board war?

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 31-Mar-10 16:56:20

Honestly, what kind of lame-ass twat trolls though?

Its just so juvenile.

You make a good point, Madascheese (and I love your nickname).

LetThereBeRock Wed 31-Mar-10 16:57:10

YANBU.What a sad pathetic lot.
It seems that they make a habit of trolling other forums. Simple minds,simple pleasures I suppose.

missed all this too.

Just had a look at their site - it's obviously pure sour grapes because MN is so much better

I cannot stand these sites with bloody avatars and signatures all over the place

Sad fuckers

Yes - apparently the choices for this particular 'holiday' were us, 'some random farming site' or the Unite website.

ToccataAndFudge Wed 31-Mar-10 16:58:42

oh I don't know - I was genuinely upset by some of those comnents on the thread yesterday.

But I do feel rather sorry for them that IT contractors that supposedly do this sort of thing regularly couldn't even more than a day or two without being rumbled.

Have just read the thread over their - quite funny actually reading the whole thing from start to finish..

Lulumaam Wed 31-Mar-10 16:59:09

i wonder where the y got coco's soup recipe from

that cook book needs destroying!

ToccataAndFudge Wed 31-Mar-10 16:59:48

well the meal "she" cooked the other night sounded rather crap as well (especially as they were eating proper crap while posting)

upahill Wed 31-Mar-10 17:02:25

I have absoultely no idea what is going on here!!! What have I missed, flippin heck I try to keep up to date and I can't see what is happening in front me.

Please somebody explain what thread you are on about!!!!

Rollmops Wed 31-Mar-10 17:03:07

Oh lighten up you lot, it was funny... well apart from abovementioned Myra H. bithmm

YANBU - but as a relative newbie (well, I've come back after a few years away!) I've found all this most enlightening. Been reading the soup thread last night and then all this CUK stuff this afternoon, whilst looking up other stuff about trolls, who they are and why they do it. Didn't know that other boards do 'raids' though!

I was under the impression that it was all genuine on MN until reading this stuff! - I will be taking lots of things with a pinch of salt now BUT I would be interested to know what the 'signs' of trolling are, if anyone cares to write a warning list somewhere! They seem to have some kind of 'moral' thing going on with CUK - I mean are there 'rules of war' or something for the internet??

upahill Wed 31-Mar-10 17:04:06

Oh!! I saw the food one and the follow up with a recipe the following the day.

What other threads have they been on?

Madascheese Wed 31-Mar-10 17:04:41

their admin says:

'I have kept well clear of this! I know not to annoy Mums, I am still sh*t scared of my own '

Bless them for not even being able to do the swearing....perhaps their forum is vetted by their Mummies too...

Did make me laugh out loud, the other thing is, none of them know if we're their wives/gf in real life...

Upahill - there's a thread in AIBU - AIBU to feed my children crap - the OP wants to know if she is unreasonable to take a night off from cooking proper food, because she is tired or poorly, and is going to give her children hot dog pizzas. That thread got invaded by some delightful chaps from Contractors UK (CUK), the main culprit being CocoChantelle, who really wound people up (though some did spot her as a troll - not me, though).

'She' then started a thread 'AIBU to offer healthy cooking advice in AIBU' (or words to that effect) - a soup recipe with a large side-order of condescension.

Apparently the lads over on CUK have a 'holiday' where they invade another forum and cause rucks for fun - this invasion thread is here

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 17:07:49

I am pretty sure you're not my girlfriend.

Madascheese Wed 31-Mar-10 17:12:21

I'm pretty sure too, I have a satisfying sex life...

<light bulb>

I posted on the erectile dysfunction thread last night and it felt a bit trolly at the time

and now it seems to have vanished

I take it that was one of theirs too?

wannaBe Wed 31-Mar-10 17:16:33

I have no idea what the threads were about, but tbh I think that you can't have it both ways.

There is a bit of differing response to trolls depending on the type of troll. Obviously the long-term, emotion-sapping trolls are disliked by all and treated with the contempt they deserve. But the more light-hearted trolls are almost hero-worshipped if they can create an amusing enough thread. Is it therefore any wonder that other people would come here to troll?

I suspect a lot of them are probably actually partners of mumsnetters who have heard via their partners about the funny trolls on mn and have thought of trying a hand at it themselves.

I think people just taking the piss can easily be ignored, I'm more concerned that there are longer term trolls on mn who have good reputation and who have as yet not been outed..

troll-y

nikki1978 Wed 31-Mar-10 17:17:23

I have no idea what any of this is about but I am enjoying the flirtatious banter <winks at CUK boys>

ShadeofViolet Wed 31-Mar-10 17:18:11

Is this the same Lawyers forum that came over and posted a bumsex thread saturday night???

The way some of them go on about women and mothers it makes me wonder if they have actually met a woman or if they were raised in a veal pen or a monastery somewhere.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 31-Mar-10 17:20:28

These IT contractors decided on MN for their "holiday" because of the Radio 4 interview MNHQ did recently.

ShadeofViolet Wed 31-Mar-10 17:22:35

I think that was the same with the Lawyers. It was a bit of a disturbing thread. But it disapperad on Sunday.

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:22:38

Who was flirting ?

winks back for the first time in my life.

We are very starved of women over in CUK.

A farm forum would be an interesting invasion, especially a thread like 'my husband wants me to dress up as a horse during sex'.

JaneS Wed 31-Mar-10 17:23:59

I can't be arsed to read the whole thread, there are far too many long threads on this already, but no, DavidTennantsGirl, you're not unreasonable. I think it's twattery of the first order too. Some of the threads were funny for a little bit, but now I just wonder what kind of sad erectile problems men that bored must have that they've not given up and gone for a wank in the staff loos instead.

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 17:30:14

We can't wank in the loos like you, it leaves a mess.

upahill Wed 31-Mar-10 17:32:11

Stayingdavidtennants...... Thanks for that I did see that and thought it was odd so I kept out of it.
I've just had a look on their website about how they were taking the piss out of us

CUKAmbassador Wed 31-Mar-10 17:32:48

LittleRedDragon

You're a fiesty one! blush

MadamDeathStare

This all started about 7 years ago when a farming forum got closed down and about 40 posters took camp up in ours.

Contracting is a very lonely profession. sad, albeit incredibly well paid wink

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Mar-10 17:33:09

couldn't we treat it as some kind of foreign exchange?

ToccataAndFudge Wed 31-Mar-10 17:34:02

you know every time their's a board fight/invasion over here we ALWAYS get a few staying on because they love us all really wink

daisydora Wed 31-Mar-10 17:34:35

Urghh I feel violated now.wink

How bloody bored must they be...still Marcia did make me giggle.

CwtchyMama Wed 31-Mar-10 17:36:51

Oh can i go on the exchange wink i never had the chance in school {pick me pick me emoticon}

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:37:07

I am almost certain that most of you mums are only keyboard jockeys bashing the heck out of the keyboard with all your swear words, but in RL you are all happy go lucky, cookie baking types who adore your pets and flowers in the backyard. smile

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:38:47

Daisy you feel violated ??

How should we feel ? The amount of abuse Coco took has made him unable to open his mouth. He us under sedation currently and we are not sure he will recover fully.

I must admit I saw the first post from ChutneyMummy thing whatever and was so gobsmacked I couldn't even think of a response. So well done on that one CUK.

CUKAmbassador Wed 31-Mar-10 17:40:33

"I am almost certain that most of you mums are only keyboard jockeys bashing the heck out of the keyboard with all your swear words, but in RL you are all happy go lucky, cookie baking types who adore your pets and flowers in the backyard"

Yep. Judging my the language I'd suggest an episode of Shameless, but as we're building bridges.

I agree hmm

CwtchyMama Wed 31-Mar-10 17:42:33

I dont make cookies & if any cats come into my garden they will get soaked with ds' water pistol.

But you do have me on the swearing blush

cocolepew Wed 31-Mar-10 17:42:54

I knew coco was a troll and said so. YANBU because on the first thread people were genuinely upset, posted about depression just for some dickhead to make fun of it.

Big laughs.

Bessie123 Wed 31-Mar-10 17:43:08

was this an invasion from rollonfriday? They like doing that

coldtits Wed 31-Mar-10 17:43:28

Oh bless their poor little lonely souls.

They need to get over to PlentyOfFish

Seriously, who does that? I know I while away many an hour on here but I am a single mother, I don't really have a life - why aren't these people socialising, or doing a hobby?

CwtchyMama Wed 31-Mar-10 17:44:26

Why would grown men want to come on here & act like twats anyway?

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 31-Mar-10 17:45:11

Because coldtits - you actually have a life. They, clearly, do not.

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:46:21

cold tits we do not socialise because we are IT geeks. confused

We need girls over on CUK, why dont you join us in some socialising ?

posieparker Wed 31-Mar-10 17:46:48

So much press is bound to attract people to MN. And with some of the funny and catty quotes often taken form here and banded about in the press who can blame people....MN is a wealth of wit, humour, over reaction, pfbness etc .....as long as they're funny and not offensive I say let them come....

TheHeathenOfSuburbia Wed 31-Mar-10 17:47:58

The thread on CUK is quite entertaining, have skimmed up to page 20-ish, where they're starting to back away in fear...

"The crowd are too angry already - just saying hello will get you told you are a "smug f*er" by someone.

It's too difficult to recognize who is a troll and who is a regular poster over there. I thought I spotted some CUKers but apart from the obvious names, it's nigh on impossible to tell who is a regular there, who is a regular troll, and who is on holiday there.

Fail."

I mean, from their point of view, we're some smug middle-class mums who all the politicians are pandering to, I guess they fancied taking us down a peg.

CUKAmbassador Wed 31-Mar-10 17:48:07

coldtits.

Many of our members work long hours away from home, never leaving the hotel or flying around Europe. Some have social impediments(ie. they work in IT) or hygiene issues.

All of our members are of course available for dating and regularly meet up every Tuesday at the Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 5PH where they swap wanking stories.

If you or any of your lovely lady posters would like to join them then feel free to watch out for the next invite on CUK!

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:48:08

StewieGriffin, that is not nice that is. We do have a life, work long hours, do proper work, get harassed the entire day by our managers, we then bring home the bacon, cook food ( not that soup I hasten to add) and make sure that our kids have a roof over their heads.

nickelbabe Wed 31-Mar-10 17:50:58

aww, ga'wn, CUK and Sheep: put some swearwords in your posts: it'll make you feel soooo much better.

i like the way you put "pi55" instead of piss in your board. grin

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 31-Mar-10 17:52:21

I work long hours doing proper work, get harassed by my managers, and am responsible for my children and the housework and still don't find it necessary to troll on other boards

Its very infantile.

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 17:53:50

Oh come on you are being a bit unreasonable here.

nickelbabe Wed 31-Mar-10 17:54:30

she's not.

you may swear too, Mrs FA

nickelbabe Wed 31-Mar-10 17:54:55

oh, btw, it's YABabitU

grin

usualsuspect Wed 31-Mar-10 17:55:49

How weird ...sounds like something my 17 year old ds would do...

CwtchyMama Wed 31-Mar-10 17:56:06

I think its quite funny, i can see you being drawn in by MN, you want to stay don't you? Don't you?

CUKAmbassador Wed 31-Mar-10 17:56:36

I couldn't possibly use bad language whatever would my DC think! shock

nickelbabe Wed 31-Mar-10 17:57:54

if you say it on here, you're less likely to say it IRL.

go on:

i'll start you off:

F...
C...
C...
T...
B......
a...

posieparker Wed 31-Mar-10 17:58:54

this is like virtual chase me chase me....

I thought it was fairly amusing actually, though I have gone and created a public profile page in case I arouse suspicion....I've not been posting in AIBU that long but have a click and you can see I'm no newbie grin So I guess it's a 'bad' thing as it does erode trust. But I don't much mind as I don't trust anyone here anyway grin

2shoeskickedtheeasterbunny Wed 31-Mar-10 18:03:40

when did all this happen?

coldtits Wed 31-Mar-10 18:06:27

But MrsFully, I'm a mother, and that makes me too thick to get through the three step registration processwink

MrsFullyautomatix Wed 31-Mar-10 18:07:04

Nickelbabe, I swear you cannot get any swear words out of even if you make me watch Jeremy Kyle the whole day. We really are a very cultured bunch out there on CUK, so much so our admin has filted out every possible swear word. We are forced to say "tulip" when we actually mean "shit".

CwtchyMama Wed 31-Mar-10 18:09:28

Seriously? You cannot say shit?

coldtits Wed 31-Mar-10 18:10:30

See, mN is so trolltastic, I'm not even convinced you are from CUK. I suspect you might be just a domestic troll, dressing up in man's clothes.

That's how mistrustful and aggressive we are.

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Mar-10 18:12:02

Well, I have just read all of the thread over there on their forums and I think mosty it's hilarious that they chose mumsnet without realising that we are more than used to crazydoolaly threads started by nutjobs and without realising how fast mumsnet really is.

Picking on a forum without moderators and the PM system is made of fail. grin

I missed most of the threads and now they are all deleted dammit!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 31-Mar-10 18:12:54

The thing about MN is there's so many valid reasons for us to talk about sex (TTC), shit(potty training), breasts (BFing) that there is absolutely no point trying to moderate our language. And there are gardening threads so you need to know you're planting a tulip rather than a euphemism.

sarah293 Wed 31-Mar-10 18:18:55

It could have been funnier 6/10 grin

JaneS Wed 31-Mar-10 18:24:36

See, boys: Grimma made one comment and it's funnier than all your threads.

I think I shall be using 'planting a tulip' as my euphemism of choice for a while, Grimma. grin

GrimmaTheNome Wed 31-Mar-10 18:28:52

<Bows>
See, I've a permanent job writing scientific software. IT consultant types are mere underlings.

If I had to come up with a floral euphemism it'd be euphorbia.

I'm beginning to feel a bit forgiving. And someone needs to go and tell 'Coco' that I've just made meat and potato pie - from scratch. When the poor lad recovers, that is.

The attitude that goes with the comment about mothers not being able to navigate your registration procedure (per the link to CUK) would probably put off most women. Many of us have had to put up with that attitude frequently in RL. Why would we want to have to experience it on line too?

Your members also seem to forget that many mothers are also working professionals too and nearly all of us will have been doing 'proper work' before we had children.

We don't all troop into the kitchen when we hit puberty and only emerge to change nappies and chat with our mates over a coffee.

Sometimes I despair.

WomblingAround Wed 31-Mar-10 18:53:19

I never realised Trolls would be so organised and planned. I mean, in the pre invasion threads they chose the invasion date and did a bit of research.
I thought trolls were bored schoolboys and hairy truckers.

I liked them, they were funny. smile

Spidermama Wed 31-Mar-10 18:56:43

I want a link to the MN threads in question. I don't like the CUK thread link. I just can't get on with it.

Have the MN threads been deleted then and if so, why?

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Mar-10 18:58:05

"mothers not being able to navigate your registration procedure (per the link to CUK) would probably put off most women"

it made me laugh blush

Kaloki Wed 31-Mar-10 18:59:27

What's the average age on CUK? I haven't known anyone above the age of 16 to organise a board invasion! confused

sarah293 Wed 31-Mar-10 19:02:55

Is it just me seeing those 2 from 'the IT crowd'?

CUKAmbassador Wed 31-Mar-10 19:04:10

The average age is probably around 37/38! shock!!!!

I am probably older than you DuelingFanjo. Back in the day our Director of Technology was going to offer me a department transfer so 'I could sit on his lap and make him feel good'. It tends to make me a bit more sensitive to stuff like that.

Kaloki Wed 31-Mar-10 19:11:19

CUKAmbassador You aren't 4chan fans as well are you?

DuelingFanjo Wed 31-Mar-10 19:12:08

how old are you MadamDearhstare?

BelleDameSansMerci Wed 31-Mar-10 19:17:52

I thought most of it was quite funny but I didn't actually see the soup thread...

I am an "IT type" though and I'm sort of used to the bush babies in the headlamps when faced with a feisty woman genre.

SawneyBeane Wed 31-Mar-10 19:18:00

I like them, they type purty.

We should force then to stay.

Spidermama, the soup thread that Coco started has gone now, though 'she' did also post on 'AIBU to feed my children crap for tea', and I don't know if her posts on there have been removed or not.

There were other threads, but that's the only one I knew about. I think they posted on the 'dh going to a lapdancing club' thread and either posted on or started one on erectile dysfunction.

HTH

How can people bear those frigging moving smilies on their forums? They get right on my tits.

I quite fancy the Irish one on The IT Crowd but I have my very own IT geek at home so it would be somewhat of a busman's holiday....

upahill Wed 31-Mar-10 19:58:02

CUK folks...... I LOVE your smilies. They are way better than ours!!!

manfromCUK Wed 31-Mar-10 21:50:40

I have just registered and I wasn't part of the "invasion" although I have been following it. I am a CUK regular and sad IT geek with no life/knob/etc (don't really mind how you choose to characterise me - we're in cyberspace after all).

To answer the OP's point in this thread, there is actually a thread over in CUK questioning the point of the excursion here and making many of the observations made here about how childish it was, so some of us over there didn't think it was that great, either.

I have found the whole thing interesting - there was a previous excursion to a forum of serial parking offenders and speeders, many of whom seemd to think they had a perfect right do anything they liked - I did enjoy seeing them messed about with a bit, but this one's made me a bit uneasy at times. What is highly instructive is the range of responses. Anyway, must get on, I've got a knotty problem with my corporation tax to sort out and I get told off (quite rightly) by DP if I do it at weekends instead of playing with DD who is nearly 2.

Oh - about the smileys - there was a poster some time ago that said every time he saw that dancing bannana a small part of him died - each to his/her own eh?

YANBU

CUKSockpuppet Wed 31-Mar-10 21:53:15

I'm glad some of you saw it for the harmless fun that it was. Try living in a hotel for a few nights a week and not think of strange ways to fill your time

Those of you that didn't ah well - I'll let you get back to taking yourselves far too seriously wink

I presume you are talking about me there, Sockpuppet. I have a sense of humour, but I also have depression and some vulnerabilities - failure as a mother being a biggie. I think I said, on the 'feeding your children crap' thread that my children have grown up with my depression, and whilst I have done my best to stop this affecting them, I worry that it has.

So being called a bad mother prodded me in a very sore and sensitive spot, and yes, I reacted to that. Words hurt me - I am trying to learn how to stop that happening, but haven't yet. So I did take to heart things that your mate intended to be part of the fun - that's a risk you take when you play a prank on someone.

For what it's worth, I think if you do cause hurt by accident, during a prank, you should apologise, rather than trying to make it the other person's fault - for example by saying they are taking themselves way too seriously - though that's easier for you, of course.

And 'harmless fun' is surely fun that causes no harm. This caused harm - it upset real people - I accept this was probably accidental at first, but Shaunbhoy carried on even when he knew he'd hurt and upset some of us.

Doesn't fit the definition of harmless fun when you do that, does it.

GoldenSnitch Wed 31-Mar-10 22:22:45

I'm actually quite impressed with the CUK 'raiders'.

It really seems like they've changed their opinions of Mumsnet while they've been trolling and now have some respect for us Mums - and are big enough to admit it too.

Makes a change from the likes of Janet Street Porter et al. who have a brief scan of the site then slag us off!

In general, yes, GoldenSnitch - my comments were aimed at Sockpuppet.

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 22:32:00

@GoldenSnitch That's because most of us had decent mothers ourselves. There are a few exceptions, obviously.

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 22:41:17

see, i go and do something in REAL LIFE for once and i miss all the sodding fun.

is this the equivalent of pulling the girls pigtails in the playground?

JJ Wed 31-Mar-10 22:43:09

Oh! I missed all of this. I hope it's not inappropriate to thank CUKAmbassador here for the donation to the Mumsnet run. (Thanks!)

QOD Wed 31-Mar-10 22:45:08

I just find it a bit weird that they would bother, I mean, a planned invasion? WHat are they? 5 yr old boys?
Weird.
Bit sad really, they need to get a life. As do I LOL

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 22:46:11

my son is a genius with IT....can hack any system, watch it you silly CUKers....grin

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 22:47:56

@Vicar

He's probably one of us. And if he's not, well, if he's as good as you say we'll recruit him.

Fine to thank them for the donation here, JJ - they've been very generous.

abouteve Wed 31-Mar-10 22:52:17

Damn I missed all of this. They must be very bored with their own company to do this. Quite funny in a weirdo's sort of way but not on, upsetting vulnerable people on here, knowingly.

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 22:54:27

he has just come for a giggle at this.

he is 18. is a genius for hacking and programming, been doing it from a young age, seems he would fit right in...(except he has a girlfriend...grin

so what prompted this then? did you all need a bit of female company to while away those long hours in the hotel? isnt that what the porn channel is for?

CheerfulYank Wed 31-Mar-10 22:56:00

It's all in good fun until someone gets hurt. (When my mother started speaking directly through me I certainly don't know, but there you have it hmm)

I'll have to do more research until I find out whether I think YABU or N.

abouteve Wed 31-Mar-10 22:56:56

A small section on this site have been wondering where the fit, interesting and available men are, don't reckon we will be going onto your site to look. grin

Nessarose Wed 31-Mar-10 22:58:21

yanbu op. Alot was said that has upset people. I got involved and now I wish I had not.
Although now I know I dont like ricard its vile stuff grin

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 23:01:25

I started young, as did most of what I would call the talented people, and they stuck with it cos they tend to enjoy it. So he may well end up as one of us.

If he's off to uni soon then with luck he'll be coming out as the economy is picking up.

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 23:02:13

@Eve

Mostly we aren't available. All the good ones are taken.

ToccataAndFudge Wed 31-Mar-10 23:09:21

tbh - given the episodes of raiding other websites (albeit not quite as planned) that I recall MNers doing on other websites.............

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 23:11:44

he is indeed sheep, and its definitely his 'thing'. he did it for free on the net from about 13, self taught, now he has a paid job as a programmer part time, he is doing computing A level and will go to uni next year. and he is a hacking genius..but uses his force for good not evil. grin

seems i missed all the fun today.... why did you guys invade? you bored?

SheepInWolfsClothing Wed 31-Mar-10 23:19:52

We have been in the midst of a civil war, it seems the holiday was an attempt to create some team spirit.

It has backfired, as we now have moderators banning each other!

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 23:27:40

ive just seen that sheep....seems you CUKed up. there is a bit of unrest over your way.

argumentative lot aren't you!?

NotTinaTony Wed 31-Mar-10 23:35:23

I've largely missed the whole civil war thing as I'd not been following CUK very much of late. I just checked in and thought I fancied a holiday.

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 31-Mar-10 23:41:37

holiday in cambodia....grin

tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 31-Mar-10 23:46:58

"We are forced to say "tulip" when we actually mean "shit". "

Lightbulb!

Who was the poster yesterday who said her husband's nickname was Tulip and she didn't know why? I think we have an answer. If your husband is really unpopular, I suppose.

Also, there is a forum for serial parking offenders?

I don't think I want these guys to stay. Their site is full of the same old lazy misogyny you can get anywhere, why would we want it over here too?

ToccataAndFudge Wed 31-Mar-10 23:47:33

PMSL Vicar

you know we're really lovely really - but if you come on AIBU................well............you're asking for it really.

yeah I got upset by some of Coco's posts yesterday = but looking back they were in AIBU, and they were "just" a troll....

HoppingHeather Wed 31-Mar-10 23:49:12

bit new here, whats CUK?

shockers Wed 31-Mar-10 23:53:22

Wish I hadn't clicked on the link... those poor men waiting to catch us visiting their forum... I hope I haven't over excited them.
Hey guys... come and visit special needs or adoption. You could have a real laugh there.hmm

NotTinaTony Wed 31-Mar-10 23:56:34

"Who was the poster yesterday who said her husband's nickname was Tulip and she didn't know why? I think we have an answer. If your husband is really unpopular, I suppose."

That was me - it was an in joke for the CUK's but it didn't last long enough for anybody to see it. Tina also had a pot noodle time. Pot Noodle goes with wank on CUK - Off for a pot noodle and a wank. I can't remember how it got to that, but I was hoping tina having a noodle at work would make us laugh - again your mods pulled it.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Apr-10 00:00:24

oh dear. im hearing the worlds smallest violin...

your forum is self destructing you know. you might be stuck her forever! get your ruby slippers on... theres no place like home, theres no place like home...

and we dont have mods.

ToccataAndFudge Thu 01-Apr-10 00:00:40

shockers - to be fair to them they did steer clear of those types of boards smile

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Apr-10 00:01:55

yeah, seems fairly harmless to me. i quite like having something new to play with.

NotTinaTony Thu 01-Apr-10 00:04:58

I'm the parent of a 13 year old speacial needs kid - aspergers and blind so I wouldn't take the piss in the speacial needs bit

tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 01-Apr-10 00:15:03

Aha, I thought Tina was - an unconvincing character. She veered between taking things far too seriously and taking the piss far too obviously.

tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 01-Apr-10 00:16:00

Aha, I thought Tina was - an unconvincing character. She veered between taking things far too seriously and taking the piss far too obviously.

tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 01-Apr-10 00:16:35

Clearly I felt that was worth repeating

NotTinaTony Thu 01-Apr-10 00:19:20

She was meant to be random. But you have to remember I was a bloke pretending to be a mum. A mum who feeds her kids cat food.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Apr-10 00:23:59

so i missed that thread...

what was the consensus. were you being unreasonable? our cat food is £50 a bag...kids should be so bloody lucky. grin

tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 01-Apr-10 00:28:47

"you have to remember I was a bloke pretending to be a mum"

Er, yes, I have been able to keep that fact in mind so far. Since you only told me half an hour ago. But thanks for reminding me.

hmm

Vicar, no, I think someone sweetly reassured Tina that it was the sort of thing that could happen to any of us.

NotTinaTony Thu 01-Apr-10 00:35:12

the point is she was quite random and I was going to make her more so. Make her swing alarmingly from one point of view to another. On day 1 she took the piss out of CoCo and by day 2 she was defending her. Next day she was going to take the piss again and so on. If we had managed to keep it going she was going to be a wine soaked nutter. She never really got started.

The 'kind person' who tried to comfort Tina about her DS accidentally eating a tin pf catfood in mistake for chili was me blush. I felt really badly for her and it didn't seem so out of the ordinary as quite a few posters here have found their crawling babies with their faces buried in the cat biscuit dish busily chewing.

You didn't feed your imaginary DS TinaTony. He found the can on the side and ate it thinking it was chili. I can't help it if your imaginary DS is oblivious and doesn't notice the picture of a happy cat on the side of the tin.

Now if some poor parent shows up on here asking for absolution for some daft parental failing I am going to assume they are a troll and be a lot less sympathetic and probably cause them some very hurt feelings and angst.

That is the problem with trolling. Of course you won't have to put up with the consequences.

BertieBotts Thu 01-Apr-10 01:10:27

PSML, MadamDeathstare grin

Oh FFS YABU OP. It's not everyone else's responsibility to have no sense of humour on the grounds that some extra-sensitive person might get upset by a bit of silliness and there have been plenty of funny troll threads on MN, started by MNers in the past. And some unpleasant, mean-minded, moronic threads, also started by MNers with the intent to upset and bully others. From what I can gather, the geeks came over for a bit of a laugh not specifically to persecute fragile flowers - they didn't all invade the bereavement threads pretending to be mediums or anything.

Is it very bad of me that a small part of me wants them to try it on with the bounty gals?

Bucharest Thu 01-Apr-10 07:43:54

Having missed all of this in my innocence, could someone give us a list of which threads?
I posted on a scarily nutty AIBU the other day and really hope it was a windup.....

GoldenSnitch Thu 01-Apr-10 08:44:33

Ditto what SGB said but a little more gently.

There have been some really nasty trolls in the past (and probably in the future too) who have upset people then disappeared into the ether leaving nothing but hurt and anger. At least the CUK guys have stuck around, taken the punishment thread well and donated a big chunk of cash to Reality's walk.

Admittedly board raiding is a little childish but they're IT geeks and being married to one and friends with a lot more, I can tell you that that is par for the course I'm afraid.

It could have been a lot worse!

When I started this thread, I was feeling genuinely upset at what had happened, but I did calm down as we got to know some of the CUK chaps (who seem to be going native and may never leave, and who seem like very nice chaps). SGB - if you'd known where my head was at by 1.15am, I hope you wouldn't have implied I was an oversensitive fragile flower. smile Actually, by 1.15am, my head was asleep, and dreaming about kittens. grin

I still don't 'get' why board invasions are fun - but that's just me - there's plenty of other good stuff I don't see the fun in, and I expect there's stuff I do that others wouldn't find amusing either - so each to their own.

Ooops - I also meant to say that GoldenSnitch, you are right, and the CUK guys have taken their lumps like gentlemen, and have been very generous in sponsoring mumsnetters.

MN is not a private club, it's an open-to-anyone internet forum, which means exactly that - anyone can join and comment.

You can never really tell if what someone is writing is genuine or a not, and some of the utterly ridiculous and vile comments posted by "real" members on here (I mean in various other threads, not this one) shows that being a genuine MNetter means f-all. It's not just the trolls who get nasty, is it?

There have been enough member wind-up threads too - what's the difference between that and (amusing, not emotional-life-sucking-evil) trolling?

And "I trust people on mumsnet" in the OP: shock shock shock shock shock

I tend to trust people wherever I am, HopeForTheBest - I've been on other forums too, and have been honest about myself, and have assumed that others are too - I would have thought that was more naive than multiply-shocking, though. I tend to believe people are who they say they are, and respond to them on that basis - and I'd rather do that than suspect people, but that's my choice, and if nothing else, this has taught me that if I trust people and get hurt, I have to take some of the responsibility.

BelleDameSansMerci Thu 01-Apr-10 09:47:34

My child actually does have a penchant for cat biscuits and would absolutely get stuck into the Felix if I let her...

I like the raid things because they make me feel all superior when I've spotted them blush Also, I think there are some live trolling threads at the moment which are in a completely different vein. The CUK chaps didn't venture into any areas that would obviously be sensitive from the outset.

Does your dd have a nice, glossy coat and shiny whiskers, BelleDame? wink

LoveBeingAMummy Thu 01-Apr-10 09:53:00

One of them had this on their signiture

Trolls can be costly in several ways... in a group that has become sensitized to trolling — where the rate of deception is high — many honestly naïve questions may be quickly rejected as trollings. This can be quite off-putting to the new user who upon venturing a first posting is immediately bombarded with angry accusations.

- Judith S. Donald, Identity and deception in the virtual community in Smith, Marc A.; Kollock, Peter; Communities in Cyberspace p.45

Along side hints and tips on trolling hmm

BelleDameSansMerci Thu 01-Apr-10 09:56:37

STDG - I do attribute her lovely hair to the cat biscuits!!

SheepInWolfsClothing Thu 01-Apr-10 10:08:58

I think it takes a bit of time to get to know people and work out who you can trust and be able to tell when they are being serious and when they are poking a bit of fun.

Obviously harder on the internet where you never really know who people are.

SheepInWolfsClothing Thu 01-Apr-10 10:10:48

By the way, who are the bounty gals?

But people are dishonest about themselves all the time in all sorts of RL situations - why would that be any different on an anonymous online forum?
Trust, for me, is something which comes over time and involves personally knowing someone.
What I get from MN is lots of tips, advice, opinions and quite often a good giggle.

Madascheese Thu 01-Apr-10 10:13:43

Bounty

I'm in link heaven!

But can we give you lessons on how to talk like a laydeee first?

Cos really Coco did let herself down by sounding like a panto dame....

I reckon the CUK ones were pretty inoffensive compared to a lot of the trolls we've had. They didn't try to con anyone out of money or sympathy, didn't give dodgy medical, financial or legal advice, didn't try to befriend vulnerable young single mothers, didn't pretend to be victims of rape or abuse to get their kicks out of other people's dreadful experiences. Heck they didn't even go on about their DPs weird eating habits, incontinent daughter, and arguments about which DC would have to sleep in the boxroom grin.

Quite tame for trolls....

cornsilk Thu 01-Apr-10 10:22:15

They were quite sweet in a 'work experience' kind of way I suppose.
CUK people - this is the type of trolling we like. Or this

HopeForTheBest - I'm sure you are right - I know that not everyone is honest about themselves in real life or on the net - but it is my choice to be trusting, tempered with a bit of intelligent scepticism because I am not a total fool. Perhaps I've been lucky, but up to now, I haven't been seriously affected by someone trolling or not being honest about themselves on the net - and in the grand scheme of things, this wasn't really that serious either.

claw3 Thu 01-Apr-10 11:25:09

Cornsilk, i remember the follow up to the second link, about the shed and power tools.

nickelbabe Thu 01-Apr-10 11:32:27

glad i'm all caught up.

so, all their bannings on CUK last night: were they for real or just winding themselves up?
confused

SDTG: hopeyou're feeling a bit better about it today.

cornsilk Thu 01-Apr-10 11:35:33

oh I missed that one claw! grin

I am, thanks nickelbabe, much better. I do need to grow a thicker skin, I suspect. smile

Anyway, I am off to art class to produce my next scribble daub mistake masterpiece, so I hope the CUK boys and the mumsnet girls (gender stereotyping wildly) play nicely together. grin

nickelbabe Thu 01-Apr-10 11:53:21

grin

ToccataAndFudge Thu 01-Apr-10 11:54:20

I'm sure we'll get a big bar of chocolate to share

ImSoNotTelling Thu 01-Apr-10 12:12:31

YANBU SDTG and FFS everyone acting all coy with the boys.

As soon as people on a thread start talking about their depression and getting upset, as SDTG and others were on that thread, then it is time to call it a day with any joke.

To continue when you know you are affecting people deeply, for fun, is really unpleasant.

If I was joking with someone IRL and they started crying I would stop. Isn't that obvious?

Would you all walk into a place with a group of women sitting with their babies and call them lard-arsed lazy cows I wonder.

This isnt fair I take a long weekend break from this place and I miss something that sounds quite interesting.

Buggery damnation.

claw3 Thu 01-Apr-10 13:26:51

YANBU

Look, if a person is prone to depression and therefore more sensitive than many people, then that person does have a responsibility to him or herself to be a bit careful on the internet. It is not everyone else's responsibility to take care of you, especially people who don't know you.

But if you know that a prank of yours is hurting someone, should you carry on with it, because it is their responsibility to care for themselves, or should you call it a day on that prank?

Though, as you may notice further up the thread, I accepted the need to be a bit thicker skinned too.

MinicronPerseiEgg Thu 01-Apr-10 19:49:03

Harmless fun, stuck to AIBU blah, blah, blah, but after reading through their thread it appears they were navigating MN by topic, whereas most MNers navigate through active threads, so very possible someone going through a really difficult time in their lives could get pulled in.

Although this wasn't like some of the sad/very disturbing/emotionally damaging trolls we've had, and they apologised and sponsored, I'm still very uncomfortable with it. It just seems like such a mean way to get your jollies. Also I read some of the 'how to troll' links on their thread and they were more like 'how to completely destroy another board' which I also found disturbing.

Coldhands Thu 01-Apr-10 19:57:36

YANBU, I don't know who to trust on here now tbh. I have seen a lot of new names the last couple of days and I am suspicious of them all. And I wanted to name change but I'm gonna wait now as I'll look like a newbie.

I hope they have got bored and just fuck off really.

scottishmummy Thu 01-Apr-10 20:21:13

mn increased popularity and media exposure will inevitabily attract more posters some good some bad

however mn has had its (many) trolls too
pram huns and pram scams,made up sob stories,plain ole gits.so being a mn poster doesnt in itself render anyone automatically nice.

so a modicum of iternet savvy too,an awareness it is all just word on a screen.and maybe maintain a healthy internet cynicism.dont get so hurt or disapointed by strangers pissing about on line

ImSoNotTelling Thu 01-Apr-10 20:28:20

HOORAY for words on a screen.

I love it when you say that grin

MinicronPerseiEgg Thu 01-Apr-10 20:34:47

Just because the internet can be like this doesn't mean I have to like it or be comfortable with it though - in general I agree with what you've said scottishmummy, but it still leaves me a little uncomfortable - I guess maybe some forums are more light-hearted than others, but there is a vulnerable side to MN and so there are vulnerable posters.

Oh well, I guess as usual keep we should all remember to keep our slightly cynical and anonymous hats on, as ever.

scottishmummy Thu 01-Apr-10 20:35:23

thing is i get ample oppurtunity to trot out the mantra

bottom line,mn is open,visible to all,anyone can join. a modicum if internet savvy is required.mn isnt a quiet wee word with pals -it is quite literally words on a screen

ImSoNotTelling Thu 01-Apr-10 20:44:56

Thing is we're not all hardened sceptical types.

MN would be a much less rich community if it did not have a lot of trusting people on it, and people who are vulnerable for whatever reason. What makes this webiste great is that everyone is here, all sorts.

Personally I think that what the people from teh other site did was nasty. To put up a jokey thread about sex or something is one thing, to barge in here and say what they did about peoples parenting and calling them names, and not stopping when they knew they were causing upset, is something different, and not nice.

Anyway you're not words on a screen sm I can see you sitting there quite clearly. That's a new cardi isn't it?

grin

ImSoNotTelling Thu 01-Apr-10 20:46:39

I mean if we all went around being strong and not having any problems or insecurities, and keeping a healthy distance from each other... well that wouldn't be half as much fun would it.

I find it a shame when people tell otehr people they are doing MN wrong because something has upset them. In this case i think the people who did the upsetting were i teh wrong.

scottishmummy Thu 01-Apr-10 20:56:46

dearie me,having a bit of internet savvy isnt hardened or sceptical.its plain commonsense.what i mean is dont disclose soemthing without understanding it is all visible and out there.do maintain some boundaries to keep yourself safe.maintain boundaries to protect self and not get too vulnerable and you know what when the dm debacle happend and many threatend to resign/hop off/throw a hissy fit mnhq did step in to remind open site they cannot guarntee comments not reproduced elsewhere

i do have a new simmit.most comfy.you can see that...yowsersblush

Thing is, just because someone's feelings are hurt, or they say their feelings are hurt, it doesn't make them right or reasonable. Really oversensitive people need to toughen the fuck up rather than bleating every time they don't get their own way and expecting everyone to put them and their ickle feelings at the centre of the universe. Plenty of people start whining and chucking their toys out of the pram at the tiniest hint of anyone disagreeing with them. Like the kid who bursts into tears if s/he doesn't get allowed to win every game of conkers: other kids will either avoid the blubberer or take the piss mercilessly No one is forcing anyone to take part in online debates and if you start getting upset it;s time to switch off the computer and go phone a friend.

Which poster exactly is that aimed at SGB? because I haven't seen anyone on this thread matching that description.

TiggyD Thu 01-Apr-10 22:42:46

Part of me would like the other website to invade the forum I use the most. They would get torn to pieces.

The threads I saw of theirs did seem like obvious joke threads to me.

MadamDeathstare - I suspect any poster who thought SGB's post was aimed at them would be seen as proving her point.

To me, it looks like a straw man - set up to be demolished.

OK that makes sense. I haven't seen any over sensitive people around on the troll thread or this one expecting their feelings to be the center of the universe, so I was a bit confused.

Amapoleon Thu 01-Apr-10 23:09:02

The thing is Mumsnetters have done it themselves in the past. I wouldn't take it too seriously.

It wasn't aimed at any particular poster in that no particular poster on this thread has been behaving like that. However, people exist who behave like that, which is why it's dumb to take the line that no one's feelings must ever be hurt.

I don't think I said that no-one's feelings must ever be hurt, SGB - but I do think it is wrong to deliberately hurt people's feelings in the name of 'fun'. I have no problem with a joke or prank, but when it starts to cause real offense or hurt, then it is time to call it a day, imo.

Instead, when the CUK chaps on the 'AIBU to feed my child crap' thread were told that they had upset people, they carried on, and piggybacked a second thread on that one, to carry on making the same 'joke', in the certain knowledge that they were causing offence.

scottishmummy Thu 01-Apr-10 23:48:30

if words on a screen wound so.log off dont converse with total strangers.the onus and responsibility for ones own welfare lies wholly with the individual. no people shouldnt be purposefully unkind or provoke.but on other hand, shit happens on internet

the trick is to understand anonymous tittle tattle and riposte.
dont personalise it
dont get stuck on she said/i said

HoppingHeather Thu 01-Apr-10 23:54:52

They are probably watching this thread and rejoicing.

scottishmummy Fri 02-Apr-10 00:04:00

mn isnt immune to pram scams,trolls,sob stories. so some men beating the meat and taking the piss is unfortunately part of wider internet and mn noteriety.

LeninGrad Fri 02-Apr-10 00:18:49

sm, I just want to reach out and touch your hand and make this place a better place if I can.

scottishmummy Fri 02-Apr-10 00:21:49

LOL,is that a cheesy song lyric

LeninGrad Fri 02-Apr-10 00:28:04

But I am drunk, the defence rests.

BitOfFun Fri 02-Apr-10 00:31:19

Did you like my good karma quotations finishing off the thread of doom, Leningrad?

scottishmummy Fri 02-Apr-10 00:36:31

ned bawbag laddies tappin on keyboard=no biggie

recreational talkin keech -most like mn in fact

LeninGrad Fri 02-Apr-10 00:37:00

Totally! You in for the feminism whatist?

scottishmummy Fri 02-Apr-10 00:48:54

whats that then does it involve alcohol,riposte,argy bargy?

BitOfFun Fri 02-Apr-10 00:49:32

I may well be LG, a definite possibility...

LeninGrad Fri 02-Apr-10 00:52:13

Excellent, all of the above, should be a laugh.

NickFitz Fri 02-Apr-10 00:53:42

@SDTG: Although I didn't participate in the CUK "holiday" (I don't really agree with trolling) I was aware of it happening and watched what was going on. To be fair, it was only one CUKer (CocoChantelle on here) who persisted even when people had made it clear that (s)he was upsetting them. He behaves like that on CUK too, and then insults those who complain about his rudeness and general incivility.

Anyway, FWIW, they won't be back: these things only ever last a day or two. Also, as it's the Easter weekend they'd be wasting their own time rather than the time they bill to clients.

And at least one of the "tourists" has started a genuine thread on here and might also be able to help others in the future (his son is disabled) so maybe some good will come of the whole thing in the end.

LeninGrad Fri 02-Apr-10 00:53:45

In amongst the angst obviously.

scottishmummy Fri 02-Apr-10 00:54:30

last marchey thing i went on was 2009 pride with the kids and pals

Good points, Nick. smile

Oops - pressed post too soon - I was going to wonder whether Shaunbhoy needs some time on the naughty step, to think about his behaviour? grin

nighbynight Mon 05-Apr-10 00:36:09

Bloody hell, how did I miss this whole thing? Because I am an IT contractor, and I was cramming a 40 hour week into 4 days last week! How on earth did these guys have so much time, do they not have jobs to go to?

Perhaps being an IT contractor myself, as well as a single mother, means that I would manage to get through their terribly complicated 3 step registration process, but I wouldnt want to post with all those flashing tickers and thingummies, and no swearing too...

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