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memoo · 20/06/2008 11:52

AIBU to be fed up of all the over opinionated, bitchy, fat arse trolls who come on mumsnet being deliberatly inflammatory and down right nasty just for their own perverse satisfaction and ruining it for the vast majority of mumsnetters who are genuine and looking for advice, understanding and friendship

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wannaBe · 20/06/2008 11:54


Have I missed something?

zippitippitoes · 20/06/2008 11:54

are you thin king of anuthing in particular

Carmenere · 20/06/2008 11:55

YANBU however I suspect that alot of these trolls spend most of their time pretending to be nice as pie and regular mners

jumpingbeans · 20/06/2008 11:56

Where are the trolls?

DisplacementActivity · 20/06/2008 11:56

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mrsruffallo · 20/06/2008 11:59

I like a good troll, it can be very amusing.
Quite nice to have comic relief on here, sometimes.
There are plenty of over-opinionated fat arse bitches who aren't trolls and I find them more scary!!!!!

memoo · 20/06/2008 12:00

like this

or this

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VictorianSqualor · 20/06/2008 12:01

Just take each thread as is it, on it's own merits, and answer accordingly.
If you give a troll an answer that someone then searches and reads it could help, who knows.

I can't think of anyone recently who has been downright nasty though tbh, but I'm certainly over opinionated and fatarsed

VictorianSqualor · 20/06/2008 12:03

Oh, those two.
Well, asking if someone with a health issue should ttc is a reasonable question and probably provoked a good debate.
The other one was just silly, I didn't think anyone was being nasty.

Psychomum5 · 20/06/2008 12:04

YANBU, at all

BUT, then again, they do make for entertaining reading at times, and also make us stand up for other regulars too, making us closer as a community.......IMHO

mrsruffallo · 20/06/2008 12:04

Are those trolls memoo?
I thought they were real, and then backtracked.
Pretended they were joking once met with opposition types

FlutterbyButterfly · 20/06/2008 12:05

No YANBU I read both those and thought how pathetic can some people be?

Tortington · 20/06/2008 12:06

i like them if they make an effort

tinylady · 20/06/2008 12:06

Yes, a good troll is a funny one, and these are just dull

wannaBe · 20/06/2008 12:11

am with custy, if they make an effort they're worth reading. But some are dull. Like that poster who was upset over the cooker.

I also agree with carmenere though - think a lot of trols are actually regular posters who namechange to have a pop.

WingsofaAngel · 20/06/2008 12:12

Just leave the nasty Trolls to it.
Some can be very entertaining.

wannaBe · 20/06/2008 12:15

also, a thread title which invites a row ie "obese women shouldn't be allowed to ttc" is at least upfront in terms of that if you look at the title you know it's going to contain something you might not like. So if you don't like what the title suggests, you don't have to click on it just so that you can become offended - you can just ignore it.

DirtySexyMummy · 20/06/2008 12:16

Remember that women who was having an affair, but wanted to know if we thought she should go on holiday with her husband, boyfriend and boyfriends girlfriend?

But its such an exclusive resort...

Trolls can be fun, sometimes. I don't like the nasty ones, but sometimes its reasonably amusing when MN is quiet..

brightongirldownunder · 20/06/2008 12:16

Theres a difference between being offensive about someone's health (i.e.first link) and just prodding at Mnetters because you fancy a brawl. I actually thought the 2nd thread proved the point - there are a lot of people (including myself) who spend far too much time one here! However she wasn't abusive. I've experienced a particularly nasty thread recently which had no troll, it was just plain nasty. That pissed me off much more.
I love johnso - long may she reign as queen troll.

hf128219 · 20/06/2008 12:19

Oh yes - exclusive resort was funny!

JeremyVileSponsoredByPembsLass · 20/06/2008 12:24

YANBU. But as Carmenere says these trolls no doubt have perfectly acceptable alter egos.
I think it's quite pathetic that anyone has the time or inclination to troll in this way.
Even the ones that are supposed to be funny make me wonder about their mental health.
It aint normal behaviour.

brightongirldownunder · 20/06/2008 12:26

hf128219 - do I know you? Does chocolate mean anything to you?
JV - I think you were great on thread I mentioned btw.

JeremyVileSponsoredByPembsLass · 20/06/2008 12:29

Oh, what a lovely thing to say. Thank you.

hf128219 · 20/06/2008 12:32

Brighton girl - well I quite like chocolate. Anything else??

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