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FannyCornforth Tue 27-Apr-21 11:45:11

Hello there
It seems that there a few jokers on the site
See headphone thread and Christmas thread
I get the feeling that there is more to come
Thank you

aggie Tue 27-Apr-21 11:46:44

Don’t encourage them , just report

FannyCornforth Tue 27-Apr-21 11:47:16

Ditto 'How to save a grand in 24 hours'

Grandmabatty Tue 27-Apr-21 11:57:04

There are some nasties on the Good Morning thread too.

Marydoll Tue 27-Apr-21 11:58:44

I have reported and emailed , but HQ are not all. sad

ixion Tue 27-Apr-21 11:59:42

An invitation to grandmothers to 'indulge me please' is surely asking for trouble in today's climate?

Blossoming Tue 27-Apr-21 12:00:29

I guess school’s out. Yawn.

FannyCornforth Tue 27-Apr-21 12:01:27


An invitation to grandmothers to 'indulge me please' is surely asking for trouble in today's climate?

Why? I don't understand? What do you think I have done wrong ixion?

Marydoll Tue 27-Apr-21 12:03:54

Fanny, I think in the light of the fake posts on today's threads, it may be misconstrued.
I'm so sorry to hear about your gran. flowers

ixion Tue 27-Apr-21 12:06:18

Well, FC, in view of the off the wall suggestions being made by several bored newbies across even the Lobsters' thread today, I worry tremendously that your well meaning thread's title might prompt some undesirable sexual responses.
That's all❤️

Galaxy Tue 27-Apr-21 12:07:50

I thought we were all grown ups fanny and should be able to say what we liked wink

Charleygirl5 Tue 27-Apr-21 12:09:00

Fanny How to Save a Grand in 24 hours was actually a TV programme on channel 4 last night.

ixion Tue 27-Apr-21 12:18:36

And winniewit, the poster of the above, a search here shows, has been posting since at least Jan 2018.

FannyCornforth Tue 27-Apr-21 12:24:57

Apologies everyone
My mistake, sorry to all concerned especially Winnie

JaneJudge Tue 04-May-21 11:53:29

there are quite a few today, are the moderators asleep again confused

FannyCornforth Tue 04-May-21 11:58:57

They've been all over for an hour now.
It's really not on

annodomini Tue 04-May-21 12:55:41

I have reported them and I know others have also done so. They are beyond a joke and are intentionally setting out to offend us grans. I wonder what their own grans would have to say about them.

JaneJudge Tue 04-May-21 12:57:03

so was the down time to do with a hack?

HTTP Status 500 -
type Exception report


description The server encountered an internal error that prevented it from fulfilling this request.


note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/7.0.68 logs.

Mollygo Tue 04-May-21 12:59:37

I did wonder about the down time. So many reported those posters.

Trisha57 Tue 04-May-21 13:01:00

I think the downtime was probably to do with Admin sorting out all the posts from the two jokers who thought it was funny to use obscene and insulting language. Some are still there, but there don't appear to be any new ones.

FannyCornforth Tue 04-May-21 13:05:25

It might have been a good idea to cleanup the boards before they sent the newsletter out.
The newsletter links to threads on which the trolls are posting their pathetic filth.
GNHQ really should start reading their own site.

Blossoming Tue 04-May-21 13:07:38

Same troll, different names. Report but don’t respond. That’s what it wants. Don’t feed the trolls.

JaneJudge Tue 04-May-21 13:10:52

I did want to say I couldn't possibly use it as a natural painkiller as I'm a vegetarian but I thought I'd be accused of joining in blush

FannyCornforth Tue 04-May-21 13:12:20

The newsletter also links to a thread (the Room 101 one) in which op is a dubious character who says, apropos of nothing, that they "hate spiteful old women", and that they will not be visiting the site again.
None of the these threads are a good advertisement for the site. I pressume that's what the newsletter is for?

Puzzler61 Tue 04-May-21 13:12:59

Don’t worry Fanny. HQ have sorted it now.
Best to do nothing (except report) as Blossoming suggests.
I quickly went from thread to thread reporting, but it takes a bit of time when you are typing your reason. I reported 6 but I know there were more offensive posts than that.