Perils of Facebook groups

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  • Perils of Facebook groups
  • mrblobby
    Member

    Ugh. Someone trolled then got abusive on a thread on our local cycle club group (with some 500 members). All a bit silly and for mostly directed at me though I suspect he has some beef with others in the club. Anyway he’s just posted that someone has reported him to his employers (probably linked from his profile) along with some threatening language. Bit concerned he might think I’m involved πŸ˜•

    Let it lie? Respond to his post? PM him?

    If you’re going to troll at least have the good sense to do it annonymously!

    hels
    Member

    Is it a private page ? If not then post a link and we can judge for ourselves….

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
    Subscriber

    And this is why I avoid Facebook and Twitter. I’d let it lie until he actually accuses you of something.

    Strip to the waist* and fight like men.

    *Waist up. Stripping from the waist down for a fight** would be a bit weird.

    ** Unless it was a cock fight.

    Pigface
    Member

    Panther I think you need a lie down πŸ˜†

    allthepies
    Member

    Just select the “I don’t want to see posts from ….” option against his name.

    And relax.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Ah it’s been moderated. Jist of it was that we were discussing some new cycling signage and this guy butts in calling us a bunch of saddos and asking if we had nothing better to do. I politely responded asking if he had nothing better to do than troll our thread. He responded with some fairly abusive language. Then later responded that someone had told his work (a local car dealership apparently) and that he was looking forward to meeting that person out on his bike.

    Bit concerned he might think it was me. Or someone reported him as me (if he had beef with someone who wanted to get him in the shit.)

    And this is why I avoid Facebook and Twitter. I’d let it lie until he actually accuses you of something

    About the only bit of Facebook I use is our local cycling club and I rarely post anything!

    Strip to the waist* and fight like men.

    I think that’s what he’s after! I’ve not been in a fight since school (over a quarter of a century ago now!) and I’d like to keep it that way.

    Just select the “I don’t want to see posts from ….” option against his name.

    He’s been booted off the group now.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
    Subscriber

    Agree with allthepies.

    fourbanger
    Member

    Report his threatening behaviour to the police. Don’t mess about.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Note to self,don’t fall out with the pantherofperch :-).

    Premier Icon tenfoot
    Subscriber

    that someone had told his work

    What’s it got to do with them? I don’t get this reporting people to their place of work, just to try and get them into some kind of trouble.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Agree it is pretty shitty. Though I did notice his place of work as it was the first thing to pop up when I hovered over his name. I guess trolling a road safety related thread on a public forum when you’re very obviously working for a car dealership is somewhat asking for trouble.

    Premier Icon Pook
    Subscriber

    Tell him maybe he’ll learn his lesson then. While it was nothing to do with you, maybe others – including his employer – have taken a dim view of his antics and his chickens have cone home to roost.

    Lesson learned sonny Jim.

    footflaps
    Member

    What’s it got to do with them?

    If you work for a car dealer and presumably have a car from them, then threatening to kill a cyclist as revenge over a FB post would be what they call ‘bringing your employer into disrepute’.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
    Subscriber

    Note to self,don’t fall out with the pantherofperch :-).

    I have seen him fight. More of a cock jousting session than a fight πŸ˜€

    mrblobby
    Member

    It does seem that way.

    Even if I was minded to troll, with information on Facebook about friends, family, my kids, my place of work, all being so immediately available it seems a very foolish thing to do. Better to do it on here πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon tenfoot
    Subscriber

    If you work for a car dealer and presumably have a car from them, then threatening to kill a cyclist as revenge over a FB post would be what they call ‘bringing your employer into disrepute’

    But he didn’t threaten that until after someone dobbed him in to the boss (not that this makes it any better)

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
    Subscriber

    Strip to the waist* and fight like men.

    *Waist up. Stripping from the waist down for a fight** would be a bit weird.

    Taps Aff

    Taps Aff

    No’ in this weather. Taps aff only when it reaches a balmy 14 degrees in the height of summer.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Taps Aff

    Skinny road build here… no one wants to see that!

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Give him a choice.

    Arm Wrestling
    or
    The local debating society

    mrblobby
    Member

    Maybe I should just invite him to join this thread?

    fasthaggis
    Member

    That would be awesome,I am sure we would all like to chat with him πŸ˜‰

    mrblobby
    Member

    He works for the local Skoda dealer so could probably contribute to quite a few threads on here!

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    Tch! What ever happened to shoe wee and bombers? I dunno…. Good old days…. grumble….

    That would be awesome,I am sure we would all like to chat with him

    The time for talking is over. It’s wangers at dawn…… πŸ˜‰

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Now there’s a film title.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
    Subscriber

    allthepies – Member
    Just select the “I don’t want to see posts from ….” option against his name.

    And relax.

    If it’s any consolation I run quite a large windsurfing group and we had a number of trolls all out for kicking sand in our faces. Turned out it was a bunch of Kitesurfers annoyed at us using “their” beach.
    Anywayz, after about the 10th troll I just booted them off the group and heard nothing from them after that.

    We did carry one using one beach, why wouldn’t we, and encountered some mouthy pot bellied builder giving us some stick. One of our lot got in a bit of bother with him and ended up having his van tyres slashed. We called Plod, who strangely came out pretty sharpish, and caught the bloke having a strop.

    Hard to ignore trollerz on FB, best option is to tick the box and carry one enjoying life. Just watch out when you are riding in case you encounter “Mr Angry”

    Now there’s a film title.

    Seen it. Thought Dawn was terrific in it. πŸ˜‰

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Crack of ?

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    If it were me (speaking from some experience as a moderator on a popular mountain biking forum), I’d ignore him completely. Engaging him just gives him an outlet to be more of a nob get more attention and it’s just not worth it. You really don’t want to get drawn in any further. So what if he thinks you did it? Let him think that if he wants.

    Crack of ?

    Prequel innit.

    Quite good in Zulu Dawn. Impressive sun tan.

    Dawn of the dead, Didn’t like that so much. A bit “specialist” for my tastes.

    philjunior
    Member

    What’s it got to do with them? I don’t get this reporting people to their place of work, just to try and get them into some kind of trouble.

    What have the public actions of someone identified as an employee of a company got to do with that company? Do you really not get it when it’s put like that?

    mrblobby
    Member

    Ah yes, I shall keep a pair of these close to hand for the next few days…

    Thanks Cougar, do wish I’d never responded to his stupid post, even if it was in jest.

    What have the public actions of someone identified as an employee of a company got to do with that company?

    Increasingly see this issue covered in employment contracts now too. Not a surprise really given that the link between individual and employer is now often very public with sites like Facebook.

    chubstr
    Member

    Block him, get back to the real world for a bit

    mrblobby
    Member

    Well now I’m told this chap was reported by someone from our club a while back having made a dangerous move on the road in his vehicle. Guess he joined the group with the intention of trolling. Don’t know the details but clearly has beef with cyclists / club members πŸ˜•

    Block him, get back to the real world for a bit

    Funny really, I’d have no problems with it here, but it feels a lot more “real world” on Facebook.

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Hope his employers have heard that he’s been picking fights on FB after having his poor driving pointed out to him.

    I’d want to know in their position.

    mrblobby
    Member

    I’d want to know in their position.

    Just been informed by the group owner that his employers are investigating as they have strict policies about their employee’s use of social media.

    jambalaya
    Member

    FWIW most of my French friends do not use their real names on Facebook, abbreviated / nicknames for first name and false last names.

    @mrblobby please don’t hit anyone with valuable bike components πŸ˜‰

    @mrblobby please don’t hit anyone with valuable bike components

    Fifteen inches of black rubber are what Hatchet Harry recommends….

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