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Has anyone ever seen a thread that's been started about them by someone they know in RL?

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generalunrest Mon 07-Sep-09 16:06:07

Or had someone they know in real life see a thread you've started asking something personal about them on MN?

More of a WWYD really, I've noticed there's a lot of posters who say they've changed their normal nickname as they know their family/friends go on MN, but would that stop someone recognising their own details on the thread??

Shoppingveggie Mon 07-Sep-09 16:13:49

Hi Generalunrest I was thinking exactly the same today when I was reading one particular thread, it must happen surely?

In fact, as a newbie (I think that is what we are called) I was going to start a thread about something that had happened in RL and then decided against it as I thought the person I was going to have the rant about is probably on MN.

I have decided that I need to be very careful when posting - just in case ....

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 16:14:54

Yes I have.

It was not pleasant.

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:16:47

oh yes
BUT anyone remember Twigletts molluscum thread?>

that was a corker
and the mum in Pizza express... fabbola

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:17:25

the molluscum mums H came on and accused Twig of having " unorthodox parenting methods"

we all stood and appllauded

Corporalcornsilk Mon 07-Sep-09 16:17:56

I remember pizza express mum - what was the molloscum one then?

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 16:18:19

I don't remember the molluscum thread.


Corporalcornsilk Mon 07-Sep-09 16:18:20

why? more info

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:18:50

I think some mate of theirs was sniffy about contact maybe...
it was YEARS ago.
am sure someone else will know.

the pizza one - is it still ON?

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:19:23

she had all her posts deleted - it wasnt nice at the time at all but they were obv loons.
and we all were SO on team twig

JudgeGibByTheCutOfHerJib Mon 07-Sep-09 16:20:32

I remember the pizza express one. I remember thinking 'what are the chances?' grin

brimfull Mon 07-Sep-09 16:20:49

pizza one was hilarious

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:22:02

And recently one about a deputy head.
that was fab.
and of course when Gina ford came on
and the friend of the mad tikabilla woman.

I knwo too much

Jacksmama Mon 07-Sep-09 16:22:24

I have, too.
It was horrible. sad

A former friend whom I didn't want to see again found out I post on MN and wrote about our falling-out to get people to say how awful I was being. What was most shock was that she said I was being awful because our falling-out meant she couldn't see my baby anymore shock. WTF???
Anyway - I read the thread and thought, huh, that sounds just like X and me, how sad that this happened to someone else [thicko emoticon] and then a certain way she phrased something made the penny drop... I felt hot and cold all over that something so personal was being written about me.
Fortunately when MN opinion was mostly against her she got pissy about it and had the thread deleted. But not before dragging a mutual friend into the whole thing. angry

God, what gets into some people??

brimfull Mon 07-Sep-09 16:22:33

what dep head one?

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:22:48

i think I chatted to Gina for quite a while while everyone else was in a field at beetys.

brimfull Mon 07-Sep-09 16:23:29

blimey jacksmama-does she still post?

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:23:32

oh ggilr
DO keep up.
oh someone moaning about school uniform
then teh DH rang her at home to rant about it

er... right to a private life?

MarshaBrady Mon 07-Sep-09 16:25:29

Yes I know someone who was upset by a thread on here.

It's how I heard about mn.

ShowOfHands Mon 07-Sep-09 16:27:26

Tell me about the sj one Noah.

funkybuddah Mon 07-Sep-09 16:27:48

No, but im afraid to post something incase someone will recognise, may do it anyway.

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 16:29:05

there was the usual moaning about her and her mate came on and defended her rather loyally

ShowOfHands Mon 07-Sep-09 16:33:58

What was the defence? Is there one?

My parents said to me a few months ago, oh we read your dd's birth announcement on MN. I wasn't aware they could switch on a computer let alone connect to the outside world. I don't think they realised there was an MN world outside of that one thread though.

catinthehat2 Mon 07-Sep-09 16:35:30

Yes, poster commenting about bereaved person. BP then came on line very not amused. Thread pulled very quickly once people realised and started reporting it. Was an absolute carcrash. Vague about details, mainly as it was over & done with so quickly, but if you saw it you would remember it shock

MoochieHomma Mon 07-Sep-09 16:36:33

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