That thread deletion has really shocked me.

(49 Posts)
Shovelnotspade Wed 31-Oct-12 20:31:00

The one with the faux triplet mum. What is wrong with some people?

HeinousHecate Wed 31-Oct-12 20:33:19

what happened? Someone pretended to have triplets?

How on earth could mnhq know they didn't?

ceeveebee Wed 31-Oct-12 20:47:28

What confuses me is that they have let all her other posts stand. If she was a troll she was very convincing - posted consistent stories in baby names, ante and post natal clubs as well as non-triplet related threads. None of her posts have been deleted.

NickNacks Wed 31-Oct-12 20:50:29

I didn't see the deletion but I have a feeling I know the poster you mean. All the triplet posts sounded very flimsy .

DigestivesWithCheese Wed 31-Oct-12 21:31:49

I also reported that thread. If you looked carefully at her dates, then it didn't add up at all. The average triplet pregnancy lasts for 34 weeks yet she claimed to be booked for a c-section at least 39 weeks but thought they might come "a week or two earlier".

I only noticed this because I am booked in for a twin delivery (at 37 weeks) a week after that poster said she was booked in -and she was supposed to be a month more pregnant than I am!

Then when I saw that one of the 30 week triplets had spent one day in special care and is discharged as "fine" and that the others could be home in just two weeks.. Surely that is unlikely?

DigestivesWithCheese Wed 31-Oct-12 21:39:31

Also - if you look at the post from about a week before the triplets were born, the OP was saying that that she was expecting "hands full" comments from people when she told them she was having triplets & that her mum would probably faint with shock.. Hmmm, at that stage you may have expected the pregnancy to be fairly obvious to most people, surely?!

Although, she did have photos of twin babies on her page so that bit must be true. Feeling rather confused now hmm

Shovelnotspade Wed 31-Oct-12 21:44:40

I think it's terribly sad. But it also shows that there are sad and deluded people out there who want attention. There was a regular troll that popped up on the Childbirth board getting v upset about wanting a CS rather than vb but would eventually admit she wasn't pregnant or in a relationship. And posted the same posts on Canadian sites as well.
There are some very confused people who are lining a virtual life not a real one.

Shovelnotspade Wed 31-Oct-12 21:45:22

Digestives, how do you know that was her photo and she hasn't just stolen it?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 31-Oct-12 21:45:37

I wouldn't bet on the twins photo been real. People on here have been known in the past to pinch photos off the Internet and put them on their profile.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 31-Oct-12 21:46:29

Is it inflation? Loopy tragedy trolls used to stick to premature twins; I imagine having premature triplets (born with three eyes and no feet or whatever. While her husband was shagging the family dog.) is just going one better.

DigestivesWithCheese Wed 31-Oct-12 21:51:59

I did consider that the twins photo might be taken from somewhere but then I thought that would just be TOO weird sad

Especially I was looking at the photos (lovely photos) and wondering if my twins will look like that! And I was wondering how the OP was getting on, thinking that it must have been such a shock to find out about the triplets. It's made me feel a bit weird really!

AitchDee Wed 31-Oct-12 23:00:27

It was a ridiculous thread. I reported it but missed the end when it was deleted. I of course got a panning for daring to say it, but it really pisses me off when people post such utter tripe. If you are gong to make up bull-shit, at least get the bare essentials accurate.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 31-Oct-12 23:06:27

It's very sad. Some people are desperate to be a parent and have fantasies.

bagpuss Wed 31-Oct-12 23:07:12

I've just noticed that thread had gone. I always fall for them too, although the dates on this one didn't add up at all. It is very difficult sometimes to know whether you are going to offend a legitimate poster or out a troll. I have no idea why they are so drawn to fantasise about multiple birth - it is something I wouldn't care to repeat grin.

Digestives, you can look at my twin photos if you wish - I promise you they are real - currently asleep upstairs thankfully!

Solid gold grin @ inflation.

lisad123 Wed 31-Oct-12 23:10:15

We have had some awful trolls this week including one in SN saying her dd had cancer and another saying her baby died sad
Some people are seriously sick angry

Welovecouscous Wed 31-Oct-12 23:12:16

There was someone on baby expert who posted about having prem twins and was giving advice to other mums on bf prem twins. She was caught when she lifted a photo and the photo was recognised iirc and then claimed she was doing it as research for a phd!!! hmm

I wonder if this thread will be deleted but I saw the cancer one and was a bit hmm about triplet mum but chose to believe her. The thing is when the storeis are so sad it's hard to say if you don't believe it in case it's true and end up looking a really cow. I even posted on triplet mum's thread. Has the op been banned then?

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 01-Nov-12 11:19:08

What is it with multiples? I'm in another site as well, ( not the Huns) it regularly got a nut posting photos of her multiples, their bedrooms, names etc, etc.
she would come looking for advice then say her mother had two sets of twins, Aunty had triplets, multiple Multiples.

I think a lot of it must be longing for a different life, obsession or some sort of mental instability.

munkiboy1971 Thu 01-Nov-12 11:38:46

My stbx stated on asite she had twins. She's a compulsive liar and has made all sorts of other things up.

It is about wanting attention (with her at least). She's still doing too. Happy days!

lyndie Thu 01-Nov-12 11:43:51

How odd as I did a search on the triplet mum in the night when I was up with DD. Asking about buggys for twins and triplets but with some other threads interspersed to make it look genuine. Bonkers.

amillionyears Thu 01-Nov-12 11:48:09

There are trolls over the place on here this week.

amillionyears Thu 01-Nov-12 11:48:30

all over that should read

Handsfulloffun Thu 01-Nov-12 12:23:17

Its half term week and maybe a full moon - not looked at it recently, but sure I heard it mentioned on another thread.

I missed this one - what was it, prem triplets ?

grin at the troll story inflation.

DigestivesWithCheese Thu 01-Nov-12 13:08:12

Bagpuss - I looked at your twins photos - they are gorgeous and I'm sure that they are the ones I looked at before!! So either I mixed you and the 'mum to twins, pregnant with triplets' up & it was actually your photos I remembered looking at the first time (quite possible as I am slightly tired and confused these days!) or... she had your twins photos attached to her profile!! confused

So has the poster been banned?

bagpuss Thu 01-Nov-12 13:26:20

Blimey Digestives, I do hope she didn't! She was supposed to have twin boys so would have been quite hard to nick mine I think.

Oh, and thanks grin. The pictures are very old now as the dts have just celebrated their third birthday but they still make me smile to look at and remember how little they once were!

expatinscotland Thu 01-Nov-12 13:30:20

Oh, there are trolls about. The one who posted about losing her child to cot death last week.

Some people are disturbed.

CagneyNLacey Thu 01-Nov-12 15:15:37

Oh I didn't know the cot death thread was a troll. Do you know what, I only read it quite early on and didn't post as didn't know what say but I have felt so sad since then, thinking about some poor woman living on her own and going through that. It gave me a knot in my stomach. What a terrible thing to post. Just awful.

ceeveebee Thu 01-Nov-12 15:39:38

bagpuss, no she didn't steal your photos - her photos were of two boys with curly dark hair, looked about 3-4 years old.
All her other posts are still on the site. She was pretty plausible (except for the dates). A level Latin teacher with a greek mother and egyptian husband, has pet hamsters and a pet labrador.

TheDeathAndGlories Thu 01-Nov-12 15:45:19

I hadn't realised the cot death one was a troll
My brother died of sids sad why would you want to lie about it

I think I may have posted on the dd with cancer too. I don't understand people.

AitchDee Thu 01-Nov-12 15:59:03

She wasn't plausible AT ALL!

She said she gave birth by csection on a day that she was on here posting that evening at gone 7pm. She stated she was at home, mumsnetting.

So she went into labour so quickly that she was taken to hospital and given a csection before midnight? Possible I suppose, that something happened whereby it wasn't possible to delay labour but unlikely.

Then she had a baby in her arms, posting two days later to announce the birth, when said baby was born at 30 weeks? Anyone with any experience would know even a baby doing well wouldn't be discharged from NICU/SCBU in less than 48 hours.

She was obviously a troll from post number one and wasn't plausible even to an idiot.

expatinscotland Thu 01-Nov-12 16:03:05

'I think I may have posted on the dd with cancer too. I don't understand people.'

I read that one, but she wouldn't say what cancer she had and then that bit about the girl going out to party I went hmm.

the DD has cancer one was a troll?
(where she was 16?)

DoubleYew Thu 01-Nov-12 16:17:16

It was cancer of the appendix, that one?

I think people (including me) who have none or singletons are a bit impressed / fascinated with having multiples, ditto adopting, so its any easy way to get attention.

DigestivesWithCheese Thu 01-Nov-12 16:18:06

CeeVeeBee - I thought she was plausible on the thread that is still further down multiples: "How is this happening to me?" (Or something similar, can't remember exact title!) as I thought she already had twins & had just found our she was expecting triplets... It was only when she posted about 10 days later saying she'd given birth that it started to seem very odd.

I must have got confused about the twin photos then, I definitely remembered the boy/girl babies not older boys.

ceeveebee Thu 01-Nov-12 17:36:27

Aitch she was plausible before she posted about the c section. You must have believed her before that post as you answered her questions about when your DTs were delivered.

And actually she said she was still in hospital but not in NICU. I was answering work emails on the day I had my DTs by c section, with one baby in the cot next to me and the other in SCBU.

I agree you are right that a 30 weeker would not be discharged from NICU after 48 hours.

There are 50 posts on the boards by her still remaining. Discussing baby names for her triplets,, triple buggies, hamsters, dogs, Latin, homework projects etc.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Nov-12 17:42:42

oh ffs! the cancer one was a troll? i posted my sympathies. how was that one found out?

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Nov-12 17:44:43

x wires there i think - the teen with cancer thread is still there, which other threads have been trolls?

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Thu 01-Nov-12 17:53:05

There was a thread posted by jackiechanfan or somesuch name. She said her baby had died of SIDS at 2 weeks old. She said she'd posted during pregnancy but couldn't remember her login name hmm. That was in her first post and raised major eyebrows with me tbh. This was 24 hours after Cup had lost Beatrice. I think the outpouring of affection in situations like that is basically a magnet for the very needy. It's horribly sad - but what's worse is when you see people who really have suffered bereavement trying to help people are needy yes - but not bereaved.

Multiples obv attract trolls, there was another one in the postnatal thread in the summer.

Some people need a life, or a job!

claire there was a troll in the postanatal thread?!?!? What?! Who was it? I am officially gullible I am definately not a troll

LongStory Fri 02-Nov-12 21:43:09

Knew a troll from another site - a group of us 'met' her when pg with twins and then the virtual 'group' of about 10-15 of us moved to facebook and she kept up the charade with regular updates and a blog for about two years, during which time lots of amazing things happened to her (adopting a suicide sister's baby, another twin pg, moving to NY). It all seemed a bit full on but my life was insane at the time and I was rather relieved to hear tales that were more far-fetched than my own crazy experiences. She was only outed when one of us tried to sent flowers to a poorly twin in GOSH. Turned out she was some young girl still living at home.

Still can't get over the multiple thing being a fantasy that someone would put so much time and care into.

beyoglu Wed 07-Nov-12 11:26:00

Yeah who was the postnatal thread troll? I have my suspicions... not anyone on here natch smile

Chandon Wed 07-Nov-12 11:36:26

in a way it is a compliment to MN.

you get lots of genuine heart warming sympathy here.

Someone who is lonely and lost may crave some of that.

amillionyears Wed 07-Nov-12 11:57:59

Do you think so?
Are they not just out to cause trouble and grief.
When these trolls are uncovered,often they turn out to be teenagers, who are leading ordinary lives.
Or people who are mentally ill, who I dont think are helped by trolling.

Madlizzy Wed 07-Nov-12 12:01:42

I used to frequent a multiples board when my triplets were younger. You'd get all sorts of trolls on there, including perverts who got a kick out of talking about pregnant bellies splitting open. They were real charmers.

hi mines

the troll was mainly in the antenatal one, but posted in podstnatal after she (he?) supposedely had her twins early, there was even a labour thread which is what outed the troll as such, as it was full of inconsistencies... can't remember the name though I can just about remember mine at the moment!

Oh claire you can't just leave it like that! I will go absolutely spare and stir crazy spending my endless days trying to find out now. Yeah right as if I have time to do that grin

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 07-Nov-12 23:54:54

Usually trolls are not just pregnant with 87 foetuses, but they also have several relatives with missing limbs or terminal illnesses, a partner who is having sex with cardboard boxes or trying to kill them or something, and a dead kitten on top.

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