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To think that if a thread is pulled due to troll hunting

(110 Posts)
TheCalmingManatee Sat 22-Sep-12 22:30:34

and MNHQ have evidence/reason to suspect that the poster is either a troll or not a troll, it would be nice if we could be told. or something! I'd certainly like to know if someone had taken me for a mug.

puds11 Sat 22-Sep-12 22:31:24

Fred about a fred <tuts whilst head shaking>

IvorHughJanus Sat 22-Sep-12 22:33:29

I would like it if:

The thread is blocked, as in no one can post any additional messages.

The final message is from MNHQ explaining that the op was a troll.

The thread is left up there for a period of, say, 24 hours, for the purpose of allowing others who may have been in a similar situation to the op to be able to access all of the advice that other MNetters have, in good faith, posted there.

But this has been discussed before and it never goes anywhere.

Asmywhimsytakesme Sat 22-Sep-12 22:33:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Sep-12 22:34:15

Hello.

We do understand your frustration with this one and we do, when possible, post to confirm that we have been visited by the hairy-handed.

But sometimes it's not as simple as that - and it can take a while to be absolutely sure that someone is trolling.

And our policy is always to err on the side of benefit of the doubt in the meantime. That's, essentially, why trollhunting breaks the rules.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 22-Sep-12 22:34:52

I haven't opened the kitten thread.

<resolute>

BonnieBumble Sat 22-Sep-12 22:35:06

How do MNHQ know if someone is a troll?

I could make up a story about green four eyed aliens eating all my knickers off the washing line. You could report my post but unless MNHQ are going to send someone round to inspect my knickers how would they actually know whether I was trolling?

threeOrangesocksmorgan Sat 22-Sep-12 22:35:24

thread about threads are allowed on mn
just had to say that

WorraLiberty Sat 22-Sep-12 22:35:25

I've often seen posts from MNHQ saying they deleted a thread because the OP 'wasn't what they appeared to be'.

Or words to that effect.

crazynanna Sat 22-Sep-12 22:35:34

I am intrigued how HQ work out who is a troll....I wouldn't know one if they bit me on my tit

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Sep-12 22:35:49

IvorHughJanus

I would like it if:

The thread is blocked, as in no one can post any additional messages.

The final message is from MNHQ explaining that the op was a troll.

The thread is left up there for a period of, say, 24 hours, for the purpose of allowing others who may have been in a similar situation to the op to be able to access all of the advice that other MNetters have, in good faith, posted there.

But this has been discussed before and it never goes anywhere.

Yes. We have now got the ability to suspend threads and/or to post up a "this was a troll" message.

It's just that the buttons don't work at the moment. As I found out tonight. blush

crazynanna Sat 22-Sep-12 22:36:07

x posts bonnie

nipersvest Sat 22-Sep-12 22:36:49

i was reading the thread, refreshed, and it then said "thread deleted by mumsnet because, let's face it, it turned into a bit of a bun fight"

was it a troll?

MorrisZapp Sat 22-Sep-12 22:37:18

Exactly bonnie. That's the point I make every time.

MNHQ don't know what's true any more than we do. How would they?

Asmywhimsytakesme Sat 22-Sep-12 22:37:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

directoroflegacy Sat 22-Sep-12 22:37:50

But how could it be 100% proved that somebody is a troll?
I was "enjoying" that thread - maybe that is the wrong word

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Sep-12 22:37:52

threeOrangesocksmorgan

thread about threads are allowed on mn
just had to say that

Yes, they are. Unless they are insulting/mocking/trollhunting about/rehashing deleted posts from the other thread/posters on the other thread.

nipersvest Sat 22-Sep-12 22:38:03

crazynanna, it may be the posts were coming from a known ip address, as in someone who has trolled before.

Latara Sat 22-Sep-12 22:38:25

I could make up a story about someone stealing my washing but no-one would actually want to steal it.
That means i need to go shopping.
Or if i was a troll i would just pretend i'd been shopping.
Wtf am i on about.
Cuppa tea time for me i think smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Sep-12 22:39:20

nipersvest

i was reading the thread, refreshed, and it then said "thread deleted by mumsnet because, let's face it, it turned into a bit of a bun fight"

was it a troll?

As we posted before deleting it, we had tried to suspend the thread but the button didn't work <gah>

Then it all rather descended into a trollhunting/personal-attack-fest, so we deleted.

And no, at the moment, we have no reason to think the OP is a troll. But we're grateful to all who reported.

storminabuttercup Sat 22-Sep-12 22:39:28

That thread crashed my phone, I was only reading it too

<passes Helen gin>

IvorHughJanus Sat 22-Sep-12 22:39:36

Woo hoo Helen! Great news. Except about the button. Tsk. <throws bun at Tech>

BonnieBumble Sat 22-Sep-12 22:40:13

Latara, perhaps a black coffee is called for grin

crazynanna Sat 22-Sep-12 22:41:10

thankyou nipers. So,they check all suspected person's threads for trolliness?

threeOrangesocksmorgan Sat 22-Sep-12 22:41:32

oh and threads about threads that are giving the other side are not allowed.

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