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What happened to last night's thread?

(13 Posts)
ImperialBlether Fri 26-Aug-11 19:44:57

The one about the daughter who seemed to be having a lot of problems. Has it been deleted by the OP or by MNHQ?

BeerTricksPotter Fri 26-Aug-11 19:55:59

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crazynanna Fri 26-Aug-11 19:58:09

It was a trucker? shock

BeerTricksPotter Fri 26-Aug-11 20:00:34

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ImperialBlether Fri 26-Aug-11 20:05:15

I'm getting really pissed off with this. Why the fuck would people just make up a thread in order to get a reaction, particularly when the reaction is sympathy?

BeerTricksPotter Fri 26-Aug-11 20:07:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ImperialBlether Fri 26-Aug-11 20:15:51

So people realised it?

I felt it was a strange thread because the OP's "daughter" seemed to have a mix of several severe mental illnesses. However, the thought of someone worrying that their child was suffering from any mental illness was enough for me to empathise with her.

There was another thread here, involving a death, that I didn't believe, but couldn't report just in case it was true. Imagine reporting a thread that was true - it would be an awful position for the OP.

Animation Fri 26-Aug-11 20:33:12

"Why the fuck would people just make up a thread in order to get a reaction, particularly when the reaction is sympathy?"

Anti-Social types could fit that category - empathic vampires lapping up that sympathy.

ImperialBlether Fri 26-Aug-11 20:45:33

I just hate to think there's someone typing away their 'problems' and sucking up all the goodwill that's being sincerely offered.

EveryonesJealousOfWeasleys Fri 26-Aug-11 20:50:30

If it's the thread I was reading, I did think it all sounded like a bit too much TBH, given that the OP hadn't really sought help for her DD before.

EveryonesJealousOfWeasleys Fri 26-Aug-11 20:52:24

And thinking about it, yes it is really..... annoying isn't the right word.... but grim I suppose that someone is sucking up all the support given under false pretences, but there is no way to avoid it other than reporting a thread if you are suspicious. What makes Mumsnet so fab is also what makes it so vulnerable to trolling.

squeakytoy Sat 27-Aug-11 00:23:43

ffs.. I did wonder about that thread.. I gave OP benefit of the doubt and posted. I did think to myself that it was a bit odd that a mother would have let things go on for a few years without actually doing anything about it.

It is bloody annoying. I am usually fairly good at troll spotting, and avoid posting on the threads (usually in AIBU) because I can see the way they are heading, but on this part of the board I tend to have a more sympathetic approach.

LeBJOF Sat 27-Aug-11 00:48:58

Reporting a thread isn't bad at all- it's not like the OP would ever know.

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