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southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 22:36:53

we are just too loving and caring

southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 22:37:19

aw big teletub hug

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:38:44

Yes and some people get caught out.

Someone caught me, only for a fiver and a birthday card mind you, never again.

littlelapin Wed 01-Oct-08 22:39:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BCNS Wed 01-Oct-08 22:45:38

is it safe in here??

<looks about> I am in need of a namechange.. and I flipping daren't do it now!

Helga80 Wed 01-Oct-08 22:48:45

This is one of 3 sites I go on (sad I know - I do have a life honest!!) and all of them suffer with trolls. It's a fact of life, be it RL or web forums, people get perverse pleasure out of winding other people up.

It's a hard fact and sometimes it's something we've just got to accept.

Bloody annoying all the same angry

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:49:41

BCNS - are you ok ?

[concerned]

BCNS Wed 01-Oct-08 22:51:07

oh I'm fine.. I just have a follower again

hunkermunker Wed 01-Oct-08 22:51:38

BALD, was TWR a troll then? [misses everything]

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:51:46

Oh crikey sad

BCNS Wed 01-Oct-08 22:53:00

<thinking of newname> I'll wave at you when I have one and you'll know it's me LOL.. all cloak and dagger !!

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:54:49

Not exactly a troll, hunker, just took it all a bit far, then a friend, also on MN, got in on the act and arranged a 'surprise' for TWR's 'birthday' - via email/CAT. Some money went TWR's way - then TWR needed money for rent or summat and loads of MNers contributed. Alllegedly she paid back the money.

Sigh

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:55:39

BCNS - wave at me, give me A Sign

<<squeezes knee>>

littlelapin Wed 01-Oct-08 22:56:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hunkermunker Wed 01-Oct-08 22:58:48

I wish MNers would send me money - well, maybe not MNers. Camelot.

Did you see those care workers who won the share of the Euro Millions aren't going to let it change their lives? Not leaving their jobs? WHY DID THEY FUCKING WELL PLAY IT THEN?!!

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 22:59:16

Ahh

My mistake

sad

marmadukescarlet Wed 01-Oct-08 23:00:56

I sent her £50 once as she seemed to be having such a hard time, not part of an organised scam collection but because I'm nice.

Then I realised she was always having a hard time! I did then contact mnhq to say that I was concerned that many individuals may do as I had done...I wonder how much she made? <well and truely had>

Saturn74 Wed 01-Oct-08 23:04:22

marmadukesad

littlelapin Wed 01-Oct-08 23:05:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thumbwitch Wed 01-Oct-08 23:05:50

Just so you know, CvQ feels at the moment that she is unlikely to come back to MN now thanks to this. Thank God that other thread has been pulled at last.

SleepIsForTheWeak Wed 01-Oct-08 23:06:55

I wish Mumsnet had never participated in that newspaper article saying what a kind, generous lot we were. I wonder if the site will be able to sustain itself longterm? Too many people getting fed up and even conned

FAQ Wed 01-Oct-08 23:07:12

I'm pretty sure that TWR did pay everyone back (don't know for sure though)

I spent 45 minutes reading that thread - only had 3 pages left and when I clicked "next page" it had gone WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH


Oh well it kept me from having to sort my kitchen out grin

marmadukescarlet Wed 01-Oct-08 23:08:35

Well I didn't get my money back, maybe because I wasn't part of the collection - just plain stupid generous.

ZakuroFujiwara Wed 01-Oct-08 23:08:54

Marmaduke - am so glad you posted that - I also sent her £50 last christmas when she first appeared and was feeling a right muppet.... sorry that you got sucked in too - but I feel better that someone else did, if that makes sense angry

DisasterArea Wed 01-Oct-08 23:09:45

TWD did indeed pay back.
tis hard to be nice and not get the peess taken though.

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