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to wonder why another MNer would randomly send me a CAT message asking me to indulge in slagging off other threads?

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TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 23-Jul-09 00:04:22

Never heard of this MNer before (but then I have only been around here for a year and regularly posting for about 6 months). Claims to be posting under a new name but was previously someone else on here - whose name I have seen on threads - and asks me to indulge in some slagging off of threads. Ignored message and then find myself being referred to as "poncetastic" on a thread I posted. Can accept the accusation....probably am a bit poncetastic at times....but all seems very strange "coincidence".

AIBU to wonder question posted in title of thread?

AIBU to think this is pathetic behaviour?

AIBU to think that this kind of trolling etc happens all too often on MN?

(am trying to steer clear of starting a thread about a thread issues here ).

lockets Thu 23-Jul-09 00:06:53

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famishedass Thu 23-Jul-09 00:07:20

how bizarre! Someone sent you a private message asking you to slag off some threads on here?

Who was it who asked this?
Which threads do they want you to slag off?
Can you copy and paste the message you received.

Once we know more perhaps we can shed some light on it, otherwise, I'm flummoxed, sorry.

kormachameleon Thu 23-Jul-09 00:07:49

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OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 23-Jul-09 00:08:15

*marking out of nosiness*

giraffesCanRunA10k Thu 23-Jul-09 00:08:16

How odd.

cornsillk Thu 23-Jul-09 00:08:33

How weird!

lockets Thu 23-Jul-09 00:08:41

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cornsillk Thu 23-Jul-09 00:09:11

We all begin our sentences with 'how.' I will try not to do that in future.

Nancy66 Thu 23-Jul-09 00:09:33

...what's a cat message?

Mamazon Thu 23-Jul-09 00:10:09

you mean setsquare??

cornsillk Thu 23-Jul-09 00:10:32

An e-mail through MN.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 23-Jul-09 00:10:51

I say report it to MN and let them deal with it.

Not a very MNety thing to do and sounds like you might be getting aggro for not following their wishes (assuming that the poster who called you pncetastic is the same one who contacted you?)

or better still, out them grin

Must say I'm envy though; being called poncetastic is what I aspire to wink

cornsillk Thu 23-Jul-09 00:13:25

Link to the thread.

booyhoo Thu 23-Jul-09 00:14:01


booyhoo Thu 23-Jul-09 00:14:21

oh is that the mnetters name?

Nancy66 Thu 23-Jul-09 00:15:49

MN has been very: weird, bitchy and cliquey these past couple of days.

Like being back in the fourth form common room.

Mamazon Thu 23-Jul-09 00:15:53

well i did some amature detective work and thats who i came up with.

I've noty noticed that person either but if they are a namechanger you never know.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 23-Jul-09 00:16:00

Thanks for your very quick replies!

Yep, they sent me a CAT this afternoon (which I have never heard of before today).

I am reluctant to name names. I would love to but am also wary about getting more crap off this person as a result. I have reported to MN anyway and hopefully that will deal with it.

It was specifically the style & beauty threads.

Lockets - I replied to their comments on my OP on the style board asking if their attitude was based on my refusal to get involved.

The thing I have loved about MN is the anonymity of it all. This kind of behaviour leaves me feeling a bit weird about being on here now. I mean, wtf would someone randomly send me a message?

mrsboogie Thu 23-Jul-09 00:16:23

any more info forthcoming? I should be going to bed but I wouldn't want to miss anything...

/twitches nets

FAQtothefuture Thu 23-Jul-09 00:17:42

I have noticed the above named poster.....rather snidy comments on some threads - and 99.99% sure I know "who" it is.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 23-Jul-09 00:18:38

whoever that poster is 264 messages in two days is pretty good going shock, even for the more, erm, seasoned MNers amongst us.

I'd definately send a wee message to MN about it.

lockets Thu 23-Jul-09 00:19:52

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Ponders Thu 23-Jul-09 00:20:39

Me too, FAQ hmm

this sort of "mischief" has always gone on here with some posters, by CAT or msn or email - ignore, MrsJS - it will go away smile

lockets Thu 23-Jul-09 00:20:45

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