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Trollery - MNHQ, how do you know??

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catinboots Mon 15-Aug-11 11:44:11


I was just wondering (as I think several other posters are), how you decide if a particular poster is a 'troll' and if their thread should be pulled.

Is it done by IP addresses?? Previous form?

<curious emotion>

GypsyMoth Mon 15-Aug-11 11:45:30

Ah they won't tell us!!! We have asked before!

catinboots Mon 15-Aug-11 11:51:53

Well that's just stoopid confused

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Aug-11 11:53:43

All of the above and more <taps nose>

GypsyMoth Mon 15-Aug-11 11:55:31

Previously banned people come back, maybe they are stupid enough to re register using se details?

GypsyMoth Mon 15-Aug-11 11:55:42


VivaLeBeaver Mon 15-Aug-11 11:56:44

I reckon it must be to do with ip addresses. They can see if it's a name changer, then look at their previous messages under their usual name. See if stuff adds up. So if the troll talks about a young dd and a baby but in her normal guise she says she has four boys then it doesn't add up.

That's my best guess anyway.

LoveBeingAtHomeOnMyOwn Mon 15-Aug-11 11:58:23

The thing is op if they say exactly then the trolls will know.

TotalChaos Mon 15-Aug-11 12:09:11

not it's not "stoopid" for them not to want to broadcast to all and sundry, including the trolls, how they get on to them.

catinboots Mon 15-Aug-11 12:10:42

fair point Chaos grin

GypsyMoth Mon 15-Aug-11 12:38:39

I wonder if dizzymare still posts here. Often think i recognise bits of her

mirai Mon 15-Aug-11 12:38:56

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mama2plusbump Mon 15-Aug-11 12:45:06

Noo midnight dash was troll!!! I got sucked in.

mirai Mon 15-Aug-11 12:47:52

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mirai Mon 15-Aug-11 12:48:10

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OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Aug-11 20:05:17

I think you'll find that the Secret Service doesn't comment on procedure.
<one for West Wing Fans> grin

Fiderer Mon 15-Aug-11 20:22:53

Sigh. Mark Harmon, Agent Sunshine, or "Special" Agent Sunshine - Butterfield was all noble with his not commenting on procedure but...

Olivia - you could be Special Agent Mumsnet grin

MadamDeathstare Mon 15-Aug-11 20:30:02

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PinotsKittens Mon 15-Aug-11 20:31:38

Olivia is CJ Cregg. S'obvious innit.

TheDailyWail Tue 16-Aug-11 09:13:57

OliviaMumsnet has returned! Yay!

Y'know she's always been my favourite. wink

supercal Thu 18-Aug-11 17:22:04

I thought I'd add to this thread rather than start my own.

I reported a poster I suspect of being a troll two days ago. I haven't had a response, and I specifically asked for one as this poster is posting on a sensitive topic.

I would really appreciate a response, MNHQ, it would be courteous given I've followed your procedure and not troll hunted but simply reported. I understand though that mid August is probably not the time to expect a prompt response, but I still hope to hear from you soon.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Aug-11 18:24:05

Hi Supercal
First off sorry that it took a while to get back but I've just checked. you should have had an email from Mumsnet Towers yesterday afternoon around 4pm? Perhaps we went into your spam folder {sob}
If not, do send us a mail to contactus and we'll re-send.
We do appreciate your taking time to make contact off-board - thanks very much

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Aug-11 18:24:28

<idly wonders about changing her name to CJ>grin

supercal Thu 18-Aug-11 18:42:33

Hello CJ Olivia

Yes, it did go into my spam folder! Thank you for the response, sorry for chasing you unnecessarily - I've received MN newsletters in the last day or two but this one slipped through the net.

TrillianAstra Thu 18-Aug-11 18:52:36

it's not "stoopid" for them not to want to broadcast to all and sundry, including the trolls, how they get on to them

This is why I think they should just say "it's our website, we know everything" and look all knowing.

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