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to wonder why bored twats want to troll a site like Mumsnet, of all things.

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GetOrf Sun 20-Jan-13 19:07:33

'Let's go and wind up some mums'

Aside from the deliberate and nasty trolling of the feminist board, what possesses people to come over here on the wind up?

Is it really that thrilling to get a load of potentially outraged responses from a load of strangers?


manicbmc Sun 20-Jan-13 20:11:47

What HoneyDragon said.

NippyDrips Sun 20-Jan-13 20:12:25

Wow, i never usually spot trolls but they are wearing neon signs tonight!

KerryKetosis Sun 20-Jan-13 20:12:44

oh FFS. I've been here all bleeding day and still miss the action hmm

<sticks luffly lickle troll on end of pencil>

CryptoFascist Sun 20-Jan-13 20:13:37

Interesting the level of vitriol and misogyny aimed at women who happen to be parents. Some people really do have issues. Mummy not breastfeed you for long enough? Or perhaps too long? Hard to correctly gauge the optimum lactation time. Now there's a thread idea. Given that you're on sojourn from a comedy forum, one would anticipate slightly less flaccid material. Disappointing. But I'm sure you're no strangers to disappointment. Or flaccidity.

usualsuspect Sun 20-Jan-13 20:15:43

So it's a game to see how many user names from your forum you can say on MN.

How original....

Trolls have many sub types. This lot are the common or garden pissabouts, and therefore not so bad. IMO, of course.

GetOrf Sun 20-Jan-13 20:17:05

I am not distressed or aghast SM. Where on earth does it say that in my OP.

I have just stated that this is not specifically about one thread, but about loads of different trolling today. And I genuinely do wonder why people would want to specifically come on here on the wind up. It's a perfectly acceptable topic of conversation. Jesus you are so incredibly tiresome sometimes.

manicbmc Sun 20-Jan-13 20:17:10

Not very funny though, are they?

canadagoose Sun 20-Jan-13 20:17:48

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prettypolly1 Sun 20-Jan-13 20:19:00

The MN name dropping game, that's a new one.... hmm

GetOrf Sun 20-Jan-13 20:19:13

There was a very strange one today. Thread called 'this will be deleted immediately' - very odd OP who said she had been banned loads of times under different email addresses. MN deleted it in about 5 mins. Or I imagined it. grin

canadagoose Sun 20-Jan-13 20:19:35

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LadyBeagleEyes Sun 20-Jan-13 20:20:06

They really aren't very funny are they manic?
If any of them had a modicum of wit I might laugh and ignore, but this lot are the troll z list.

GetOrf Sun 20-Jan-13 20:20:31

No vitriol canada?

Look at droopy drawers up the thread. One of your mates. No misogyny in that post then?

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 20-Jan-13 20:21:30

Oh dear. A serious case of troll fail.

BRMC28 Sun 20-Jan-13 20:23:16

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Portofino Sun 20-Jan-13 20:24:47

I think that this site has a high traffic rate and so many people are genuinely NICE. So they will give the benefit of the doubt and reply in a well meaning manner. It makes me cross that so many take the piss and MN are genuinely unable to prove anything - but yet you cannot SAY anything, or you are an evil trollhunter.

manicbmc Sun 20-Jan-13 20:25:01

What is scary - one day these lads (and it will be boys) might be parents too.

canadagoose Sun 20-Jan-13 20:25:19

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prettypolly1 Sun 20-Jan-13 20:27:56

Can someone link to the troll threads? I could do with a laugh!

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 20-Jan-13 20:28:25

The thing is, on the drugs thread some of you eejits have actually upset people who have been in similar situations or know others who have been.

How very witty. sad

scottishmummy Sun 20-Jan-13 20:30:11

you're loving all the omg,you could quietly report,but chose to ask why,why
tiresome is knowing mnhq advice is don't engage've decided start thread
I'm thinking you like bit Trollery as you can get all het up.thats tiresome and preictable

ZooAnimals Sun 20-Jan-13 20:30:19

because they get a lot of attention.

We can't ignore them and report we have to post '0/10' or biscuit or a colourful insult. They always end up at the top of the list, whilst the slightly boring but genuine ones languish on page 4 with 2 posts.

And then the thread gets deleted and there 5 new threads asking what happened to the old thread.

And then someone starts a thread about why they needed to troll in the first place.

If no-one responded it would fall of the board and they'd go elsewhere.

Reaa Sun 20-Jan-13 20:31:08

Sorry if I sound really thick but what's a troll?

Nagoo Sun 20-Jan-13 20:31:58

I am just hanging around to see the HQ deletion notice. I haven't had a good one yet.

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