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Deja vu?

(27 Posts)
mcem Wed 23-Oct-19 22:22:44

It's only a few days since we saw one poster start several threads almost simultaneously.
AIBU to wonder if we're off again?
4 threads so far and each one starting with a question.

BlueBelle Sat 26-Oct-19 08:19:59

lullydully we often get a spate of spoof threads around school holidays so presume some kids just like to tease thinking they will cause a stir, maybe, maybe not
personally I think they re all too busy on snapchat and Instagram but who knows

Pantglas2 Sat 26-Oct-19 08:16:03

Yes lemongrove - narrated by Joyce grenfell!

lemongrove Fri 25-Oct-19 20:33:01

A book by Alan Bennet perhaps??

Callistemon Fri 25-Oct-19 19:49:39

Beckett well, I didn't know that!

Will we all be featured in a play/film/book?

Gransnet Charades?

LullyDully Fri 25-Oct-19 17:24:13

Half term?????

Rufus2 Fri 25-Oct-19 13:49:08

Haven't understood a word of this so seems a bit unpleasant
winterwhite; Fully sympathise! There must be many GNetters who still have enough marbles to "plough" several furrows simultaneously, i.e. threads, rather than be stuck in a single rut! hmm Variety is the spice of life, so it is said!
It's the cloak of anonymity and the innuendo that spoils some threads! sad

MawB Thu 24-Oct-19 19:31:48

I seen that tonight’s new threads have been deleted.

ladymuck Thu 24-Oct-19 19:26:02

I only look at the title of a thread, but then I'm new and names mean nothing to me (yet).

M0nica Thu 24-Oct-19 19:24:24

Just noticed that some more of these question threads have been posted. You can have too much of a good thing.

Beckett Thu 24-Oct-19 10:56:11

winterwhite There was a previous poster who started several threads all asking questions - it was then discovered he was a young actor/writer - possibly doing research for his next story. Of course if he had been honest up front he would probably have got support.

Just occasionally GN gets new posters who are obviously trying to con or shock members - it rarely works and they just end up being the butt of jokes.

winterwhite Thu 24-Oct-19 10:35:59

Haven't understood a word of this so seems a bit unpleasant. Wish people would not say anything if not willing to say what it's all about.

Nortsat46 Thu 24-Oct-19 10:32:40

mcem I was just thinking this and then I saw your thread, thank you.

I have deliberately tried to avoid engaging with any of these threads, but was caught out a couple of times by the previous flurry of (interesting) questions.
People (inc me) offer up personal information in good faith and goodness knows how it is being mined/filtered/used.

FarNorth Wed 23-Oct-19 23:37:08

If you don't like a thread, don't get involved with it.

BlueBelle Wed 23-Oct-19 23:12:24

I ve sent you a pm Gemini

Fran3669 Wed 23-Oct-19 23:11:20

It’d be more worrying if they were questions along the lines of “mother’s maiden name”, “name of your first pet”, “town where you were born” or “name of your first school”....

Gemini1789 Wed 23-Oct-19 23:10:49

I’ve started some threads. Is it me ? Aren’t we supposed to ask questions. Someone please enlighten me.

BlueBelle Wed 23-Oct-19 23:04:24

Oh I m so unobservant I often never look who posts threads but now you ve mentioned it ummmmm

Gemini1789 Wed 23-Oct-19 23:01:51

I’m new. Please could someone explain.

Callistemon Wed 23-Oct-19 23:00:45

It makes a change from asking for advice about school uniforms, plimsolls and onesies!

mcem Wed 23-Oct-19 22:38:48

Though I didn't think of it at the time I was taken aback when one poster suggested there could be sinister motives!
Tracking down and identifying a poster by collating the answers!!

Bathsheba Wed 23-Oct-19 22:32:27

Exactly NandG. I’m quite surprised just how many people engage ingenuously with these pranksters.

M0nica Wed 23-Oct-19 22:29:56

I quite like them. they are entirely frivolous and given the current run of subjects at the moment something frivolous like this is a sweet relief.

NanaandGrampy Wed 23-Oct-19 22:26:18

LOL @Maw

NanaandGrampy Wed 23-Oct-19 22:25:42

Every answer fuels them I’m afraid.

MawB Wed 23-Oct-19 22:25:37

? ‘Ere we go, ‘ere we go, ‘ere we go! ?