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NancyCarolinesTorch Fri 03-Mar-17 00:13:22

I keep seeing threads with cries of 'reverse!' All over the shop (including one of mine under a NC!).

However, I have never actually SEEN a reverse thread. Many a spoof, yes, but never a reverse. Ever. In approximately 7 years of dipping in ans out of MN.

Is it a myth or are they a thing?

MiddleClassProblem Fri 03-Mar-17 00:16:17

I've seen one or two but very obviously written that way. I don't see the point. Is it just for ego?

Even if I think something is dodgy I try to give benefit of the doubt

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Fri 03-Mar-17 00:18:10

I saw one allegedly by a married man who was friendly with a younger woman and his wife wasn't happy about it. Halfway through the thread, she/he admitted to being the wife. Except that as it went on, people started wondering whether it was some sort of double reverse! It was all a bit suspect, and unsurprisingly, got pulled. Quite entertaining, though...

NancyCarolinesTorch Fri 03-Mar-17 00:19:17

See, I never think anything is dodgy till other people point it out. I'm very naive and gullible trusting.

littlefrog3 Fri 03-Mar-17 00:20:16

What is a 'reverse' thread? And why do people make them? (Sorry, only been here a few weeks.)

WorraLiberty Fri 03-Mar-17 00:23:04

There seemed to be a pretty big spate of reverse threads last year.

Really fucking annoying and got to the point where I personally thought HQ should have suspended/banned those who insisted on misleading genuinely helpful posters.

Thankfully it seemed to be a 'trend' that died down and they're fairly rare now.

ArmySal Fri 03-Mar-17 00:24:26

Haven't seen one for ages now, thankfully. They never go well.

littlefrog3 Fri 03-Mar-17 00:26:25

What is it though?

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Fri 03-Mar-17 00:29:41

Like if I had a problem with someone, I'd write it from their perspective (pretending to be them) rather than mine. Which makes no sense! At least I think that's what it is.

Schwifty Fri 03-Mar-17 00:32:54

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1455775-What-is-a-reverse-AIBU

Good explanation here littlefrog

ArmySal Fri 03-Mar-17 00:32:55

Say you have an argument with a neighbour who has done something 'wrong'.
You post as the neighbour, hoping everyone will say "You're an arsehole!"
Then you say "Ta-da, I'm really the wronged one! I knew I was right!"

A little like that grin

KickAssAngel Fri 03-Mar-17 00:35:49

I'm so tempted to do a reverse troll parking thread right now.

<disclaimer - I've never done that ever, I'm just not that interesting naughty>

littlefrog3 Fri 03-Mar-17 00:46:12

Oh I see now. Thanks everyone. smile That is a weird thing to do!

ijustwannadance Fri 03-Mar-17 00:46:16

There was a really odd one last year where the girl was in love with shagging her friends brother who's girlfriend had just had a baby. Everyone told her she was a dick and he wasn't going to leave the gf etc.

She then did a thread as though she was the boyfriend in love with both women and another as though she was the new mum suspecting partner of cheating.

Very weird but same exact posting style.

NancyCarolinesTorch Fri 03-Mar-17 00:48:56

How have I missed all of these! They sound hugely entertaining interesting.

MiddleClassProblem Fri 03-Mar-17 01:04:33

I love that that thread goes on about being a dead thread in the end 😂

Good, clear examples though

justilou Fri 03-Mar-17 01:44:34

Irritating as hell

pollypeanuts Fri 03-Mar-17 01:53:29

I remember that ijustwannadance, I found it quite entertaining blush

Tootsiepops Fri 03-Mar-17 02:17:35

Been on mn a few years now and for all the claims of a reverse, I've only ever actually seen one.

Fighterofthenightman Fri 03-Mar-17 04:59:07

I've seen loads. They're against talk guidelines so get deleted which maybe explains why some people haven't seen them.

Trifleorbust Fri 03-Mar-17 05:07:21

I've seen some! I love them. Usually the poster is VVU.

littlefrog3 Fri 03-Mar-17 11:15:49

What is VVU trifle???

MiddleClassProblem Fri 03-Mar-17 12:00:11

Very, very unreasonable

RhiWrites Fri 03-Mar-17 12:21:02

I've seen a fair few.

One from last year was the sister who complained about only receiving a hamper when she bought thoughtful gifts for her sister, that was a reverse and it was the hamper giver who had posted.

Link for the curious: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2751626-To-think-my-sister-is-tight?pg=1

Don't revive the zombie.

AllDaBoats Fri 03-Mar-17 23:45:35

I love reverse threads :-)

any more like to share?

I remember one about a sahm expecting her husband who works 60+ hours and commutes 2+ hours a day etc to do a fuck load of house work and cook when he got in.

It was him posting? Or it turned out to be a double reverse or something!

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