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To ask what the etiquette is

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DoeEyedNear Fri 17-Jul-15 17:17:46

Even though I've been here for years I never really know

I've just read an OP that is blatantly about someone I know and it's really laying into them.

What's the etiquette here? Ignore, hide and pretend I didn't read it? Call the op out on it?

Nothavingfunrightnow Fri 17-Jul-15 17:19:37

If someone is easily identifiable (other than the OP) I reckon you should report it to MNHQ.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 17-Jul-15 17:19:46

I'd call them out in a non confrontational way. More in a 'this is the flip side of the OP's story'.

DoeEyedNear Fri 17-Jul-15 17:21:28

Thing is they've changes some basics like genders of people involved etc but the situation is SO unique it's hard to think it's about anyone but this person

nocabbageinmyeye Fri 17-Jul-15 17:21:37

Que panic from all the op's

Murfles Fri 17-Jul-15 17:21:44

I'd do what Mitzy said. There's always two sides to a story.

DoeEyedNear Fri 17-Jul-15 17:22:17

This is where people are going to track my username isn't it grin

ilovesooty Fri 17-Jul-15 17:23:17

I wouldn't get involved. I'd just report it for compromising someone's anonymity.

Jackie0 Fri 17-Jul-15 17:24:32

I'd ignore.
We have our reasons for coming on here and conversing with strangers and there is nothing to be gained by hinting you aren't a stranger after all.
She would be horrified , let her be.

RattleAndRoll Fri 17-Jul-15 17:25:24

Depends if they are being honest or making stuff up.

AlpacaLypse Fri 17-Jul-15 17:26:22

If there's enough identifying detail for you to know then report. HQ will have a look and have a word with the OP if turns out to be genuinely having a go at a real person and has given enough detail to make it obvious exactly who it is. Not celebs obviously, but town, city, ages and sex of children, schools etc, occupations of people described, can all give away details.

But with so many users, it's entirely possible that it's not actually about your friend, but just a ghastly coincidence.

Fatmomma99 Fri 17-Jul-15 17:38:44

a) Crapping myself it's me

b) Agog to know who it is!

DoeEyedNear Fri 17-Jul-15 17:39:19

Thanks for confusing me more ladies! I'm going to have to go away and think about it I think.

midnightvelvetPart2 Fri 17-Jul-15 17:45:20

The etiquette is to message them, tell them you recognise them then you both namechange.

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