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To be annoyed to learn a certain thread was not genuine.

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Canthisonebeused Fri 13-Jun-14 12:10:46

So the sports day thread where the child was victimised for being slow and adopted has been pulled and seems not to be genuine. Why would someone do that?

WorraLiberty Fri 13-Jun-14 12:13:04

I knew that one was a pile of crap

Why do they do it? Purely for the attention I think.

Canthisonebeused Fri 13-Jun-14 12:14:34

It just seems such a strange thing to make up. It didn't seem goady or deliberately triggering possibly a little far fetched at the least.

CoffeeTea103 Fri 13-Jun-14 12:15:15

shock Didn't know that wasn't genuine. I really felt so upset for the mum and child. Who the hell has time to make up such nonsense.

Hakluyt Fri 13-Jun-14 12:15:21

It was obvious from the first post it was fake. But people just pile in and stoke up the fire.

expatinscotland Fri 13-Jun-14 12:15:31

There have been quite a few like that.

DeepThought Fri 13-Jun-14 12:16:47

Pile o' poo

As your tenure here extends you get a sorta 'nose' for what is likely to be a load of wank baloney and just click away or report

Hakluyt Fri 13-Jun-14 12:16:56

If it' s too good to be true it probably isn't. If it's too bad to be true the same applies.

HecatePropylaea Fri 13-Jun-14 12:17:05

I've given up trying to work out all the many reasons why people make up piles of bollocks on the internet.

bbcessex Fri 13-Jun-14 12:17:06

far too far fetched to be true...

weegiemum Fri 13-Jun-14 12:17:23

I don't know how people have such an imagination.

My most exciting recent thread has been about my washing machine!

whois Fri 13-Jun-14 12:18:44

Yeah it didn't even make sense.

'Other mum said she didn't want her DC to play with mine because my DC is adopted' = believable.

'Other woman said my DC was a slow runner because he's adopted' = fucking strange

HecatePropylaea Fri 13-Jun-14 12:18:50

I know what you mean.

I am throwing some excitement in by using terrible grammar on a make up thread blush

I, too thought that one was obvious. 'He's slow because he's adopted' and 'you're common'
My arse

expatinscotland Fri 13-Jun-14 12:20:27

Some of the threads grow sock puppets, too.

ThisOneAndThatOne Fri 13-Jun-14 12:20:39

I thought it was obviously fake.

Just too long and too insulting. Could not believe it actually happened.

MiscellaneousAssortment Fri 13-Jun-14 12:21:35

It's rubbish, mainly because it stops other people from being believed, and hounded when they're vulnerable. Not nice.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 13-Jun-14 12:23:09

I read that. Thought it was odd.

There's too many odd threads and just too many freaks.

I'm still scarred from that woman pretending she had dead twins years ago - hundreds of posts from people, made me actually cry it was so sad. People met up with her! And it was all guff.

expatinscotland Fri 13-Jun-14 12:24:28

Yeah, I remember that one, Laurie. And others.

MoonRover Fri 13-Jun-14 12:25:24

Why would someone do such a thing?

Because they're not well. Or lonely. Or very very bored. Or a wind up merchant. Or a frickin' weirdy.

But what's awful is that those kinds of threads can stop people asking for help - I agree with MiscellaneousAssortment there.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 13-Jun-14 12:27:30

expat - the washing machine woman too? Box room troll?

So many. Much better at lying though than the current lot - folk were taken in for months, now trolls get caught within a thread or two.

expatinscotland Fri 13-Jun-14 12:28:32

The one who trolled about being raped met up with people, too, and turned out to be full of it.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 13-Jun-14 12:33:15

Oh god, yeah.

I also remember a really lovely mumsnetter who got accused of being a troll because she gave money away at Christmas - 20 people, £50 each. I think (but I might be wrong) that is why hq put the more stringent troll policy in place.?

rustnmarty Fri 13-Jun-14 12:33:24

There was a famous "oh I didnt know I was pregnant just gave birth " troll thread poster on here a while back. The post came complete with pics. Went on for ages with donations and everything.

That was guff.

The very same poster is now a very regular poster on another well known baby site and I have to bite my tongue soooo bad.

expatinscotland Fri 13-Jun-14 12:35:32

There was another trolled about pregnancy, neonatal loss and an old-timer caught it out on the photos.

You get some sick puppies.

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