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Beware trolls & name cloning

Puffin now the target !

Puffin
post 6.Jun.2010, 08:15 AM
Post #1
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

There is a spate of disruptive trolls who are name cloning stablished posters at the moment in an attempt to disrupt the board

Just to let you know that the poster
rick methven. - who joined The Local's message boards yesterday and has posted many disruptive comments

is not the same poster as

Rick Methven (without the full stop) who joined The Local message boards in 2005

So people are not always who they seem
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byke
post 6.Jun.2010, 08:27 AM
Post #2
Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

"Freja" was mixed up in similar disputes a while back before she got banned.
Personally I like Ricks posts and hope he continues to post without being put off by the trollies.

But it does highlight 1 major observation, and that is that with the weather being so nice ...
You have to be pretty miserable to troll in the summer. Lets face it, winter is the season of our discontent.
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Rick Methven
post 6.Jun.2010, 08:51 AM
Post #3
Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

Thanks for that byke

Hopefully Admin will get rid of this latest troll as I have requested

The Real Rick Methven
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kaze
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:17 AM
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Joined: 22.Mar.2008

What is it about this forum that gets so many irrelevant trolls?
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Renfeh Hguh
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:31 AM
Post #5
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 1.May.2005

Damn... I leave the place for a few hours and I missed all of the fun wink.gif

Now I am curious to know what "rick methven." was trolling about.
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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:33 AM
Post #6


Look on the thread about the Cumbria carnage. Think it was the questions about Captain Simon Hayward, and believe they are still there.

On checking, I see that they have disappeared. They concerned ricky's claims about how I thought Hayward was involved in the Palme assassination, and Sam Rosenfeld in the 'Steak knife' affair - what I responded to, and corrected. Then Rick Methven complained about rick methven. as a troll, and ricky responded that he was rather Rick Methven's alter ego. laugh.gif

I would hazard a guess about the prevalance of trolls, but guess I better not! laugh.gif
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Renfeh Hguh
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:54 AM
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Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 1.May.2005

Thanks Trow..

I now see that I had even responded to troll rick. The posts I saw were not as bad as I imagined, but we don't want these sort of alter-ego trolls. That sort of troll must be sadder than the hardup type of trolls.
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Nemesis
post 6.Jun.2010, 11:04 AM
Post #8
Location: Skåne
Joined: 14.Apr.2009

QUOTE (Puffin @ 6.Jun.2010, 09:15 AM) *
There is a spate of disruptive trolls who are name cloning stablished posters at the moment in an attempt to disrupt the boardJust to let you know that the posterrick methven. ... (show full quote)

Good to know. Thanks.

After the bizarre bit with Freya, it is good to get a heads up about others who are competing to be the most insane on this forum.
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Nemesis
post 6.Jun.2010, 11:48 AM
Post #9
Location: Skåne
Joined: 14.Apr.2009

QUOTE (Renfeh Hguh @ 6.Jun.2010, 11:31 AM) *
Damn... I leave the place for a few hours and I missed all of the fun wink.gif. Now I am curious to know what "rick methven." was trolling about.

See the Attack on the flotilla discussion.

As a matter of interest, who is the moderators of this forum.
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High Priestess Kang - Slu...
post 6.Jun.2010, 06:36 PM
Post #10
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 14.Jul.2006

This behavior is not new to The Local. It's been going on for years (which is utterly inexcusable). Clearly the moderators need to be far more proactive with the banhammer.
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Nemesis
post 6.Jun.2010, 08:32 PM
Post #11
Location: Skåne
Joined: 14.Apr.2009

I have just received the personal message below from the imposter rick methvan.

Would someone please throw that headcase of this forum?

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Hi, (Today, 19:31)

I have a song for you. Here it goes:

Oh it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
My father he was orange and my mother she was green Oh it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
My father he was orange and my mother she was green
Oh it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
My father he was orange and my mother she was green

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William Sachsen-Coburg-Go...
post 6.Jun.2010, 08:39 PM
Post #12
Joined: 16.Apr.2010

That's nothing. He posted on here that I have a Swedish woman. The missus is fuming and I'm sleeping on the sofa tonight. That's ok though, I like camping.
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byke
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:20 PM
Post #13
Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

If you dont like the trolls then report them to : james.savage@thelocal.com
If enough people email the editor maybe he will delete such users.
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Furu
post 6.Jun.2010, 10:28 PM
Post #14
Joined: 16.Jan.2008

QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 6.Jun.2010, 09:51 AM) *
Thanks for that byke. Hopefully Admin will get rid of this latest troll as I have requested. The Real Rick Methven

I was thinking what is wrong with you till Puffin started this thread. smile.gif
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Littlerättvisa
post 9.Jun.2010, 02:06 PM
Post #15
Joined: 15.Mar.2010

*Looks Around*

*Wanders Off*

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