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Deleted thread - OP had an uneasy feeling about DH?

(75 Posts)
laurenandsophie Sun 30-Oct-16 12:25:12

Hi everyone
There was a thread about a DP who'd become secretive with his phone and was doing a work training thing and wore a suit and tie, and ran to get there 45 mins early ... the thread now has been deleted. Does anyone know what happened? I'm worried it was the OP's worst case scenario or things went really bad. confused

IsthisMummy Sun 30-Oct-16 12:38:11

Perhaps a troll? It did read as quite far fetched.

TempusEedjit Sun 30-Oct-16 12:38:30

The OP was a PBP.

legotits Sun 30-Oct-16 12:39:42

A previous troll it seems.

FishyWishies Sun 30-Oct-16 12:41:34

It read like "Count the clues"

usual Sun 30-Oct-16 12:42:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DailyMailPenisPieces Sun 30-Oct-16 12:44:24

So bloody sick of this pathetic trolling now.

DailyMailPenisPieces Sun 30-Oct-16 12:44:49

I mean it wasn't even an interesting thread ...

HolgerDanske Sun 30-Oct-16 13:01:13

Yes it was blatantly obvious that it would be deleted at some point, to be fair.

woowoowoo Sun 30-Oct-16 13:03:16

Bloody hell! I was sucked in on that one!

Why do they do it?! It us the thrill of having us hanging on their ever word?

ClashCityRocker Sun 30-Oct-16 13:03:52

There was one deleted earlier as the op was sock puppetting but I can't work out which one it was open on my browser when I clicked on, but just showing the deletion message.

woowoowoo Sun 30-Oct-16 13:03:56

*is it

HolgerDanske Sun 30-Oct-16 13:10:32

It was one about how she didn't have any gas or electric for a week and how was she going to feed her baby.

x2boys Sun 30-Oct-16 13:13:22

no that one is still running Holger.

SoleBizzz Sun 30-Oct-16 13:14:52

I believed the story. Oh well.

advancetogo Sun 30-Oct-16 13:22:43

Totally agree with you daily. It really was quite a substandard effort. I must admit to not minding too much if the troll is brilliantly entertaining but this one was decidedly average.

HolgerDanske Sun 30-Oct-16 13:28:42

Oh really? Ah well I'm not with it today smile

Thisjustinno Sun 30-Oct-16 13:31:34

I had a deletion message for sock-puppeting yesterday. It was the Mum saying she was annoyed with the DSs girlfriend for putting a post on FB about him being a drunken, nasty arsehole.

Could it have been that one?

ClashCityRocker Sun 30-Oct-16 13:41:08

Ah yes, might well have been.

Seems to be a lot of dubious threads about lately.

laurenandsophie Sun 30-Oct-16 19:05:21

Argh, she sucked me in big time, I was worried!

What does PBP stand for, and what's sock puppeting?

Waitingforgodot Sun 30-Oct-16 19:18:29

Why? Why do people go to all that trouble making up banal shit? I just don't get it

MemyselfandI123 Sun 30-Oct-16 20:54:20

How do mumsnet find out its a "troll", like how they know a post isn't genuine ? I believed that one, why oh why would people be arsed to write a big long message of bullshit ? How sad

I'm guessing PBP is previously banned poster (am I right?) But what's sock puppeting?

Hrafnkel Sun 30-Oct-16 20:57:34

Sock puppeting is when you name change and post on your own thread, usually in support if things aren't going the op's way.

0phelia Sun 30-Oct-16 21:01:52

PBP is previously banned poster sock puppeting is creating different names on one thread and replying to yourself.

0phelia Sun 30-Oct-16 21:07:35

The relationship board is notorious for made up threads so I generally avoid it. (I'd say 50% are genuine)

Some of them are from creative writing courses and are actively encouraged to create realistic stories and characters on forums. Some are doing research by using pretend scenarios to gain info.
Others are simply so bored and living in a fantasy land it's just fun for them.

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