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Can I ask about trolls?

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LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 10:38:24

Not all "ooh they must be flayed alive " I find them highly entertaining most if the time.
I want to ask how you know they are. Are they mostly men or women? Are they site users having a laugh?

Obv some are pervs but others who post rather tragic stories is it just for attention? Or novelists trying out a new story?!

Do you get repeat offenders?
Tell all

5318008 Sun 21-Apr-13 10:40:46

ummm

you won't get any answers because otherwise it'll be a lesson in how to Troll MN successfully

Sorry

Hassled Sun 21-Apr-13 10:41:25

Interesting questions.
I'd always assumed it was just the same IP addresses of previous offenders coming up, with no way of knowing who/what was at the end of that IP address.

But someone somewhere must have researched what sort of people are more likely to be trolls - whether they're more likely to be male, 40 and living in Leeds or whatever.

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 11:48:54

I imagine MNHQ in a shadowy green lit room, with one of those see through screens and all the trolls inside leg measurements on it

and Olivia. in black like ANne robinson

Tee2072 Sun 21-Apr-13 11:52:24

TSSDNCOP

Trillz Sun 21-Apr-13 12:12:26

I agree with Tee

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Apr-13 12:29:04

LadyMountbatten

Are they mostly men or women? Are they site users having a laugh?

Obv some are pervs but others who post rather tragic stories is it just for attention? Or novelists trying out a new story?!

Do you get repeat offenders?
Tell all

All of the above. And more like you wouldn't believe

But the others who have posted are right: we prefer not to give out too many details, partly because that might only give 'em ideas on how to dodge detection better in future and partly because we'd rather not give 'em the oxygen of publicity, iyswim...

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 13:38:35

can we get an actor in to say their words?
wink

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 13:38:55

i dont uderstand what all those letters mean

recall Sun 21-Apr-13 13:40:56

?

Hassled Sun 21-Apr-13 13:59:04

The Secret Service Does Not Comment On Procedure. It's from The West Wing.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 21-Apr-13 14:09:00

I quite like some of 'em. Nobe of it's real anyway. Thought the OW's baby one was quite interesting, actually, though amused at the DP's 8 kids.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 21-Apr-13 14:09:19

Sorry, "none".

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 14:10:16

would have made a great ITV drama I thought.

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 14:10:35

It was the kids that made me lose sympathy

Gerrof Sun 21-Apr-13 14:12:08

LadyM you should have gone on that thread to slag off her spelling in retrospect grin

AnAirOfHope Sun 21-Apr-13 14:20:54

Have you ever reported any to the police?

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 14:22:24

ANY troll who cant spell. NO MATTER how tragic the story appears.

You see on that thread I was kind. This is what went wrong

Gerrof Sun 21-Apr-13 14:26:46

Yes lady, don't bloody bother being kind again for a while, try it again in 2016.

Anair I said you lacked empathy on that thread at first, you were bloody right!

AnAirOfHope Sun 21-Apr-13 15:03:36

wink

BOF Sun 21-Apr-13 15:05:59

TypeAndWank and Extended are the same person, and they are a man. I'm pretty sure I know who it is in real life too.

AnAirOfHope Sun 21-Apr-13 15:06:38

It just shows i spend too much time here. But i always give the benefit of doute cos it might be real!

BIWI Sun 21-Apr-13 15:07:26

How do you know that, BOF? <intrigued>

SPsYoniTheOneAndOnly Sun 21-Apr-13 15:09:05

BOF Its PA ain't it? grin

Gerrof Sun 21-Apr-13 15:11:44

OOOOH BOF you have an idea who it is in RL?

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