What's with all the Man Trolls?

(31 Posts)

MNHQ have commented on this thread.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 15:02:02

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot more this weekend?

FruVikingessOla Sat 22-Oct-16 15:09:30

Half-term?

Men - or boys posing as men?

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 15:13:15

Definitely not boys IMO.

The goadyness is far too specific.

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 15:31:33

YY, I gave up on MN last night because of all the trolling.

Hastalapasta Sat 22-Oct-16 16:18:54

I reported a few posts, caused some head scratching at HQ but it seems that reporting does work grin

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 16:20:25

Ched Evans, innit

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 17:25:26

Ahh.. Ched.

I didn't think of that.

EmmaMacGill Sat 22-Oct-16 17:28:00

Oh Saint Chedwyn of Evans, patron saint of woman haters everywhere 😇

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 19:33:44

Brings the fuckers out of the primal ooze, for sure

BadEngleesh Sat 22-Oct-16 19:43:25

IYou can't tell if they are men or women. All you know is that they are trolls.

Have you ever watched Catfish? You have no idea who is sitting behind a keyboard

EmmanuelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Oct-16 19:54:48

Just wanted to say we really appreciate all the reports so keep them coming!

We look at every single one and investigate and it really helps us find and ban any trolls quickly.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 19:55:01

Well when they start all their threads with 'MAN HERE!' or have nicknames like 'ManlyMan67' I'm happy to make an assumption.

BadEngleesh Sat 22-Oct-16 20:07:51

OP, 😂 well if they say they are male it must be true wink

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 20:11:35

Its pretty obvious these are men.

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 20:12:07

Unless you know different

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 20:13:38

Unless you are they Bad [wink

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 20:13:53

wink

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 20:14:31

I see Bad joined this weekend wink

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 20:15:14

oh rilly ?

emmeline25 Sat 22-Oct-16 20:15:29

I think Mumsnet is troll obsessed and think everyones a troll if their circumstances are anything different from a mum with children or the problem they're discussing isn't about your mil or children's birthday parties.

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 20:17:24

Well considering I have loads of deleted threads on TIO over the last couple of days, I'd say my troll obsession might be right.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 22-Oct-16 20:21:25

Sometimes they help, they trot on here with their rape apologist views and are taken apart.

emmeline25 Sat 22-Oct-16 20:22:39

Don't get me wrong, it's horrible when people lie about things that affect other users but I've been a member of one other forum for 14 years and no one ever questions the posts people write on there. You find there's less trolls as they actually enjoy the attention of people getting annoyed/frustrated and trying to show everyone the 'truth' of their identity. On this forum there is none of that. And its aimed solely at people under the age of 30.

Mumsnet deleted a lot of posts that are reported even if the OP isn't a troll. Mumsnet HQ cannot know someone is a troll. They don't know the OP is lying. Only if they have been banned previously. Mumsnet has a terrible reputation for banning members for very little things for a previous ban means very little.

Overall troll-hunting is very damaging to the online community I feel.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 20:22:39

Exactly.

This happens every now and again. F4J, ARSE, Pie and Bovril.

They always go the same way - Start goady threads asking silly questions so they can prove how awful the women who post here are when we tell them to fuck off.

usual Sat 22-Oct-16 20:31:57

Trolling is damaging to online communities. It was obvious to anyone who knows forums that there has been some sort of invasion.

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