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I’ve been emailed wrongly I think..

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ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 16:58:18

I’ve been sent an email from you advising that I’ve been mentioned in a comment, but when I clicked on the link the comment was for someone with a very similar name.

Just thought I’d mention it in case there is a problem.

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 17:18:29

Are you aware of similar NN to yours? I think some MNers don't understand the 'tagging' on here, which has to be absolutely accurate to the full name spelled correctly. It's possible that whoever, mistakenly, tagged you made a spelling mistake?

For example, if someone tagged me at @Pan it would probably go to another MNer who was called Pan (although I think he is now MrPan? - and apologies to Pan if you get this 'tagged' email)!

Reading some other threads, I think this happens on a regular basis unfortunately.

ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 17:24:28

The only difference in our names is one capital letter and the poster tagging spelt the name of the poster they wanted correctly.
Does that make sense?!

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 17:32:02

How very odd. Even though we might capitalise within our NNs, I thought that when you registered/NCd, MN doesn't recognise capitals - simply the exact spelling. I'd find it rather odd if someone else could register as panpanpanping, instead of PanPanPanPing hmm

It would be good if MNHQ might clarify on this subject. Thanks!

ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 17:33:53

I thought the same too, as surely it’s the same name? Maybe it is because there are so many names used up now.
It’s not this name but an old one so I’m not too fussed about that part.

ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 17:36:51

Hope this makes it clearer.

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 17:39:14

That is most curious. And very worrying.

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 17:42:37

It might be worth your while reporting this thread directly to MNHQ, Goofy.

I think they're fed up with me reporting some of the techy problems over the last couple of days blush grin

NoelHeadbands Tue 19-Jun-18 17:51:07

I think the other Belinda may be using a capital I (i) instead of the first L

ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 17:51:13

Good idea!

Processedpea Tue 19-Jun-18 17:52:30

I get this a lot too based on old name

ImAGoofyGoober Tue 19-Jun-18 17:53:33

I l
Maybe so, it’s hard to tell the difference.

NoelHeadbands Tue 19-Jun-18 17:54:54

No they are, it shows up in Advance Search.

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 18:24:11

l = lower case 'L'

I = upper case 'i'

| = that upstanding whatnot/divider thingy!

I fear that the other Belinda person might be trying to cause problems?

Janek Tue 19-Jun-18 18:31:22

Am i missing something here? Isn't the difference belindaBlinked and BelindaBlinked?

TheCosmicOwl Tue 19-Jun-18 18:40:06

This happened to me the other day.

I received this message - meant for thebewilderness. But that isn't, or never has been, my name.

PanPanPanPing Tue 19-Jun-18 18:55:49

I think the issue is that upper or lowercase letters (in this case b or B) should be recognised by MN, whichever the original owner uses.

Any new MNer/NCer should not be allowed to NC just by changing from an uppercase to a lowercase letter to take advantage of another MNer's NN.

For example, Janek, what if I tried to register another name as janeK or JaneK or JAnek etc etc?

I looks as though the 'other' belinda might be using something to deliberately cause problems to the 'original belinda'. Possibly using another letter, or a symbol which looks similar.

RivkaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Jun-18 21:37:36


Just to let you know we're looking into this, but what seems to be happening is people are accidentally tagging the wrong poster, who then gets a notification. So the notification is going to the person who has been tagged, but the wrong person has been tagged in the first place.

Does this make sense?

We're going to look into it further though, just in case it's something else.

thebewilderness Wed 20-Jun-18 00:31:36

There was a person on in the night Saturday, I think, who was using tagging as a harassment tactic. They were spelling people's names incorrectly to goad them. They have been banned twice now. I don't think the harassment tactic is going away any time soon.

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