Are you ever going to do anything about trolls?

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MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 00:46:14

Because it's really got fucking ridiculous.

You need to change your stance from "we have to prove it's trolling before we delete" to "we have to use common sense and realise this is ridiculous before we delete".

The site is becoming a parody of itself.

I'm getting to the stage that I no longer believe my own posts confused

elQuintoConyo Mon 21-Apr-14 00:49:29

^^ what she* said.

(Except the bit about not believing my own posts, that's just embarassing!)

* or he

Tonight there seem to be an especially persistent group of trolls galumphing around the boards. Maybe it is some sort of invasion from another board. It all feels much more like a nasty anti-MN campaign than the usual, lone oddball who posts crap.

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 00:52:54

grin

I'm a she (I think)

<considers looking inside underpants, but decides that might be weird>

<reconsiders, in the light of most recent threads, and redefines weird>

Yep, she grin

elQuintoConyo Mon 21-Apr-14 00:55:50

grin

Another one's just started in Other Subjects, some crap about 'funny threads'. Yawn. My report button is wearing out.

RhondaJean Mon 21-Apr-14 01:03:09

It's just school holidays surely <tolerant>

The obvious trolls don't annoy as much as the ones who slip under most radars and say have people charging up motorways to save them.

chocolatesaltyballs Mon 21-Apr-14 01:03:43

Another one here who's fed up of bridge dwellers.

Tonight has been total madness. I have been called a troll. It's really scary out there.

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:07:44

There's a few of them atm Rhonda.

It's pissing me off. There is one in particular that I am predicting the next move and telling mnhq what's going to happen next - and each time I am right so far.

It's very predictable bollocks [sigh]

They all seem very aware of what one another are posting too - quite the clique.
Or maybe a NCing troll.

It's a tag team of crapness MrsC

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 21-Apr-14 01:09:53

Maybe it's time to bring in a "cooling off period" between joining and being able to start your own thread? Even if it's just during school holidays.

Passing the turd on to the next man?

Exactly MrsC.

Maybe time to stop all the namechanging. Or do something about it anyway. 'I have namechanged for this' is getting tedious.

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:12:53

That would be sensible, Dooin. But ...

Don't we have to think of the poor posters whose arms have fallen off so they can't call the police, and anyway their ex's are policemen who would stop any help and meanwhile a tornado had taken the roof of their house and all their belongings have been stolen (except their pc which is their access to paypal, of course) and their children are naked and starving?

I mean, those people need our help, donchano?

themockingjay Mon 21-Apr-14 01:13:07

I reported a troll thread a few weeks back that I knew for a fact was a troll thread and mumsnet emailed me to state they weren't deleting it as it had a high volume of posters on the thread.

I do wonder if they don't delete popular troll threads to boost their site visitors.

RhondaJean Mon 21-Apr-14 01:13:54

Maryz I have missed this thread as I have got tied up in feminist rumblings, pointers gratefully appreciated.

Coconutty Mon 21-Apr-14 01:14:50

I think it's too easy to NC, Maryz.

As soon as I read 'I've nced for this but I'm a regular so Pom bears and penis beaker ' I get twitchy.

I understand the need to nc for sensitive stuff but think that HQ should have to agree to a nc to try and cut down on the trolling

And maybe New posters have to reach say, 30 posts before they can start a thread.

It's ridiculous on here now.

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:15:47

Most of the ones I was watching have gone now.

I can't link to the others, because that would be troll-hunting, which is obviously a terrible thing to do because of all these poor (namechanging) posters to whom terrible things are happening.

I will end up being followed around by haterz again [bitter]

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:16:52

themockingjay, how could you possible suggest such a thing shock. How cynical of you to think such a thing might happen shockshock

grin

scottishmummy Mon 21-Apr-14 01:17:53

Oh my quite the mistress of hyperbole are you.site a parody of itself?oh have a fag

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:18:00

Trouble is, coconutty, that if you look at most of them now they aren't complete newbies.

They are using baby names to build up a posting history. And sometimes other boards angry

SheherazadeSchadenfreude Mon 21-Apr-14 01:18:36

Couldn't agree more. I've given up reporting as you just always get the same wet response. Even when you give factual information to back it up - eg "my entire family was killed in a car crash in New Zealand last week." Evidence on t'interweb says, no fatal car crashes in NZ that week. "Oh but we have no evidence that the poster isn't genuine." I've just given you the evidence that it's a lie you dozy cow.

slithytove Mon 21-Apr-14 01:19:42

Or they could add something like a little star in different colours next to our names depending on how many posts we have, which we keep even with a nc so you can tell it's not a new member. Lots of options.

MaRyzerection Mon 21-Apr-14 01:19:48

Oh, here we go.

Here's the wonderness that is the scottish person.

Let's not bother about the content of the thread, let's just attack the op (while simultaneously pretending to have never seen her before).

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