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to not give a flying feck about troll but to find the troll spotters irratating

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chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 09:40:20

all this 'interesting first post 66mumtodaisy?' followed by the obligatory ghastly eyebrow emoticon. is driving me fecking nuts.

SusieDent Wed 17-Jun-09 09:41:35

Can you think of a better way to handle the current influx?

I can't, I must admit. it's really tricky.

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 09:43:21

it has alway been like this. jesus, basically if i name change and ask for some advice on lemon drizzle cake there will be some freakoid questioning my motives.

ignore a thread if you doubt the op.

SusieDent Wed 17-Jun-09 09:48:28

I still think a proper registration process would counter a lot of the crap.

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 09:49:29

maybe i like the crap

Tambajam Wed 17-Jun-09 09:49:51

The bottom line is it's the fault of the bloody trolls.
However I can see a day when someone upset and in desperate need of support is accused of trollery out of the box. I do think sometimes people need to hold back and not always post an accusation. In some cases a thread can offer interesting support for others even if the OP may have in fact been fishy.

CurryMaid Wed 17-Jun-09 09:50:43

I agree chevre, I've just seen one on a totally innocous post. As if just because someone hasn't posted under a particular name before they must be trolling.

<rolls eyes>

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 09:51:59

it is like a competition with the troll spotters, who can be the first one to spot it and then all smug when they actually do get one.

CurryMaid Wed 17-Jun-09 09:52:42

Also, all this "nice first post OP" crap must seem really strange and offputting to someone new to mumsnet. I got it when I first joined and didn't even know what trolling was.

I just thought it meant new members weren't welcome sad

Rubyrubyrubyinthegame Wed 17-Jun-09 09:53:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SusieDent Wed 17-Jun-09 09:53:35

hmm at liking the crap. are you new?

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 09:54:21

yes yes i am a fecking troll here is your prize hmm

SusieDent Wed 17-Jun-09 09:55:20

Oh thankyou. hmm

shootfromthehip Wed 17-Jun-09 10:01:20

Just been on a thread where there was someone having a competition with themself to spot a non-existant troll- boring. I cannot understand why someone would get a sense of satifaction at realising that some twunt is being deceptive. I think it's horrible.

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 10:10:28

shootfromthehip you have toinclude hmm with all your posts on this thread

Jumente Wed 17-Jun-09 10:13:25

Chevre are you or are you not a male goat?

Oh sorry hmm there you go smile

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 10:17:58

i am not male

Jumente Wed 17-Jun-09 10:18:45

Then you ought really to be Biquette.

Maveta Wed 17-Jun-09 10:20:35

Totally agree. I can't see why people can't

a) ignore it if they don't think it's real

b) post any advice they might have that could be useful either to the op or to anyone else reading that could benefit. And be done with it. DON'T share too much personal info if you are not sure but that's probably a pretty safe rule of thumb when on the internet anyway.


I have often wanted to post for advice about something I cannot talk about in RL and yet is exactly the kind of thing I would get called a troll for. hmm helpful hmm

Rubyrubyrubyinthegame Wed 17-Jun-09 10:21:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 10:21:04

but is just a name! i am not a goat either.

katiestar Wed 17-Jun-09 10:22:44

On another site I go on (don't know about mumsnet} there has been some trolling about people with horrible family and medical circumstances. People have become emotionally involved, even organised collections.Trolling is not harmless.

Jumente Wed 17-Jun-09 10:22:52

Oh I suppose so smile

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 10:23:38

OTHER SITE [looks away in horror]

Fimbo Wed 17-Jun-09 10:27:07

Some trolls have caused real damage on her in the past Chevre.

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