To suggest banning those cliquey type threads which don't belong in AIBU?

(175 Posts)
Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:38:54

The ones where anybody new to MN doesn't have a clue what anybody is on about and which aren't really an AIBU but rather a pointless attempt to attract attention/be funny/demonstrate their matey-ness with the rest of the MN clique?
Not saying their isn't a place for such threads just saying shift them off AIBU to stop other users wasting precious seconds of their life clicking. N them.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:14:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fairenuff Wed 03-Apr-13 12:17:03

It's not even a cliquey thread. I think 75% of the posters are the same person.

Suppose that's the ultimate clique though.

grin Pickled

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:25:13

If this thread smokes out the cliques it will hit 1000 posts in minutes. There are bloody loads of them.
If you mean it might smoke out people who enjoy chatting in a chat room then someone perhaps should alert the media.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:31:59

I don't like the tone of this thread at all OP,

AIBU to want this stopped NOW,?

Oh wait, I could always just not post and move onto one I do like....

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:32:32

I am Pag's leg's sockpuppet dontchaknow.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:33:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:36:25

I would love a sockpuppet

(possibly hasn't figured out how it works)

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:37:46

There should be a general section for complaining about other people you don't like on mumsnet.

It could be called "down with this sort of thing'

Bluelightsandsirens Wed 03-Apr-13 12:40:42

I normally spell something wrong and just add to the confusion that is no one knows what is going on.


Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:40:43

Or 'I don't understand this therefore it is WRONG'

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:21

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:30

I have a gift for getting in a muddle and posting something on the wrong thread, and sadly I don't always realise wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:56

and this wasn't one of those occasions! grin

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:43:43

It would be great. People could get it off their chests and move on.
Mnhq will never go for it though. They are such sticklers for stuff

Arghhhhh this is becoming so tedious!
Lighten up people or dont f**** click on these threads.
Am a serial lurker on those AIBU threads as am too slow to come up with anything witty. But love them.
Every single one i've been on recently expecting a bit of a laugh is full of winghers. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:26

I am a peg-legged sockpuppet.


LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:32

I would love a 'down with this sort of thing' topic.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:35

A serious thread hijacked by annoying randomness.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 12:46:47

Or an annoying thread hijacked by serious randomness?

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:46:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:49:01

Oh it was a serious thread!

I am too random for serious threads. sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:49:45

At the mo, it would be a monumental topic!

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:50:33

A fun thread hijacked by annoying seriousness.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 12:50:37

I am annoyingly serious. sad

Should I even be on this thread?

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 12:51:46

This was serious?



OP, did you see my pub analogy - do you go into your local and tell people to stop chatting? If not, why not. After all they are cliques, talking to each other.

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