where's the fairy names thread?

(22 Posts)
wonkylampshade Sun 10-Apr-16 16:14:06

Another gone "puff"?

Deleted for breaking talk guidelines. hmm

nectarini1983 Sun 10-Apr-16 17:08:45

What guidelines were broken? I was intrigued to hear what she'd called her as there were some fab names suggested!

knittedslippersx2 Sun 10-Apr-16 17:10:54

I was watching this too. Must have missed the reason for deletion. I was desperate to know the name.

Freezingwinter Sun 10-Apr-16 17:11:06

Me too?

I think if it's deleted for breaking talk guidelines then you can be reasonably sure the OP was not who she seemed to be...

wonkylampshade Sun 10-Apr-16 18:24:23

How on earth do you break talk guidelines on a baby names thread?

Was it started by a PBP then?

Shame as it was an interesting one!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 10-Apr-16 22:24:52

So we won't hear the name? Assuming there was a nameless baby.
angry

Mslg Sun 10-Apr-16 23:34:43

What's a PBP? Someone flagged up on the thread that they had a 'theory' about the OP... The next day MN agreed she didn't appear to be who she claimed to be deleted it for breaking guidelines.

wonkylampshade Mon 11-Apr-16 07:52:47

Previously Banned Poster.

I think we do have a baby names troll, but that was a good thread!

I saw the posters saying they had a theory about the OP but I assumed they meant it was a celeb of some kind.

Sgoinneal Mon 11-Apr-16 11:44:25

Really not getting why someone would troll baby names - in fact it's one of the reasons I frequent this neck of the woods and because I am a linguistic geek and nosy mare. There was one a couple of weeks back that I was on which escalated fast but gave it benefit of the doubt because, it's just baby names... hmm

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 11-Apr-16 11:47:18

I did wonder where that had gone. Personally I thought she started the thread purely to brag about her baby's looks.

Lucsy Mon 11-Apr-16 11:48:57

I thought the 'baby' was maybe possibly one of this reborn doll things.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 11-Apr-16 13:09:18

Oooh Lucsy, never thought of that!

wonkylampshade Mon 11-Apr-16 14:28:01

Ooh intriguing, I didn't hunk of that either! Who was it the had the theory towards the end of the thread?

wonkylampshade Mon 11-Apr-16 14:28:20

Hunk!?? Think, obvs.

Izzyathome Thu 14-Apr-16 01:22:58

Slightly off the name topic but I'm going to ask you ladies as I'm too embarrassed to ask otherwise, what exactly is a troll? I thought it was someone who said mean things on celebrity websites etc, but sounds like you are talking about something else here. If anyone can enlighten me that would be great...

DixieNormas Thu 14-Apr-16 01:37:54

Someone who makes stuff up for attention

SecretWitch Thu 14-Apr-16 02:44:24

I have been too embarrassed to inquire about fairygate...I was shocked to find out baby names had been trolled...

MyNewBearTotoro Thu 14-Apr-16 04:21:22

My understanding of a troll is a fake poster attempting to trick people into believing they are a true poster and assuming to receive a lot of responses so they know they've tricked a lot of people. They will usually try to post things they know will get a lot of attention and responses, often with the deliberate intention to cause those who read it to feel angry/ upset/ offended and to try and cause an extreme reaction to their thread/post.

This might mean someone posting abusive comments or starting threads about sensitive topics or airing extreme views (e.g.: racism, xenophobia). It might mean starting a fake thread, sometimes about something ludicrous and unbelievable but sometimes about things that seem believable at first and draw in a lot of replies. The worst trolls make up stories about very sensitive subjects (e.g.: bereavement, illness) and have huge numbers of real posters share their true stories or offer support before it transpires they're a troll. On Mumsnet common subjects for trolls might be anti formula-feeding, anti-abortion, women-bashing, anti-sahm etc: obviously lots of real posters might also hold these views but a troll will post something deliberately inflammatory around such a subject knowing that it will draw in people on both sides of the argument and likely cause an argument.

The troll basically thrives on replies and attention to their posts and wants to cause as much attention to their post/ thread as possible before they're discovered. Trolling happens on pretty much any website where people can join and post and trolls can range from the annoying but fairly harmless (e.g.: posting about baby names) to the slightly creepy (e.g. poo trolls who will try and get people to share stories about pooing to feed their own poo fetish) to the malicious (e.g. posting racist views, threatening people) to the dangerous (e.g.: posting about losing a child and having posters offer emotional and even financial support believing it's true, targeting vulnerable groups such as rape victims or people with mental-illnesses and trying to make them feel blame/ shame etc).

As with anything people who start off trolling in a fairly harmless way can easily get a taste for it and start to post threads which will harvest more and more responses (either by causing people to feel more anger, more upset or more sympathy) hence the need to take a zero tolerance approach to all trolling.

Izzyathome Thu 14-Apr-16 04:39:50

Thanks MyNewBear.

EachandEveryone Thu 14-Apr-16 06:25:56

Whatever next? That's two threads I was enjoyingz

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