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Has anyone ever been 'caught' slagging family/friends off on here?

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Newmummytobe79 · 23/05/2011 16:43

Not a AIBU ... and just a nosey question really ... but I've always wondered if anyone has ever been 'outed' by a colleague, friend or family member on here when they've been slagging them off?

In years to come ... if I become a MIL - I'll be on here! Wink

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DurhamDurham · 23/05/2011 16:45

Not unless you're my mum, sister, assorted sils, my boss or my mil!! Grin


ScousyFogarty · 23/05/2011 16:48

It is an interesting thought that any of us could be anyone. New and Durham

If your boss sudenly said one day "you have been posting about me again"

It would be a shocker.Would it not?


Newmummytobe79 · 23/05/2011 16:49

Sorry - I didn't mean to post this Q twice! Not sure how that happened!

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ScousyFogarty · 23/05/2011 16:55

Its ok this thread its opened up a valid subject.


Roseknowsnothing · 23/05/2011 16:57

Sometimes I find myself wondering if certain posters are people I know... I'm sure some of them are!


tvfriend · 23/05/2011 16:58

When I was pg I joined an ante natal thread and regularly slagged off my boss. Was then called into the bigger bosses office as the IT software had picked up a rude word at work and seen everything Blush. I still don't know if they could read everything or just what I had written at work or exactly how much they'd seen. I still cringe about it. Wasn't anything TOO bad just a lot of moaning really...
I think the 'bigger boss' slightly agreed with what I'd said anyway Smile


Newmummytobe79 · 23/05/2011 17:00

Thanks :)

I do think if anyone made the effort to 'find' anyone on here, they really do have too much time on their hands ... but if a comment/situation in a post struck a chord and someone recognised you it could cause a bit of bother!

I do sometimes think about editing my posts with this in mind ... but then again when I'm really angry I just type and post! Plus - you don't get an honest response to AIBU if you don't include all the facts.

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frgaaah · 23/05/2011 21:35

NO but i have been "outed" at work - there's a woman that does our admin for the team and she recognised me - i referred to something quite specific (a project that we were working on) - i work in a charity sector organisation which does a very specific kind of work - and i also referred to my previous job on the thread - in hindsight it was kind of obvious who i was because it isn't a common mix of employment experience (think of someone saying they are now a professional music DJ on but used to be an A&E nurse- it's that random).

no issues from me posting - she collared me in the tea room a few days later!

that was when i decided to stop posting a couple of years ago, my username was also too close to my surname (think duggan, but i'd registered as duggans - really close) and i couldn't figure out how to change it Grin so here i am re-registered. fergie is quite a common name so i hope i don't get outed again!

i try and make sure i post nothing too shameful on here tbh - i figure if i'm recognised i's no big deal Smile

on the other hand, i do remember someone bitching about their sister's wedding a year or two ago, really badly (moaning about location, cheapness of transport, wishing they weren't going, you name it).. but they gave the date ("next weekend" - on a Saturday) and the venue... in the end when you searched for the venue it was the 2nd listing item on Google... lol . i always do wonder if the bride ever found it!!


OnlyWantsOne · 23/05/2011 21:43

My DP told me last night that he knew I was pregnant before I told him as I had said so on here on the just shagging thread I started. I an fairly embarrassed by it and that he hadn't mentioned it and DD2 is now 6 months.

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