to think there should be a forum where things can be discussed without having to be AIBU about stuff?

(61 Posts)
kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:00:26

So where do you post where you just want a discussion without having to be unreasonable about it?

I know there's loads of forums on here - Royalty etc but they just seem like backwaters and things get lost on there.

Chat's great - but moves quickly.

And AIBU is quite hostile.

In RL - you can have discussions about stuff without having to take a side.

AIBU to think some sort of general discussion forum would be good without the need for all those obscure forums?

Or was that tried and people didn't like it?

mrsjay Mon 29-Jul-13 21:16:49

bollox section it just has to be grin there is far t o many sections on here that just isn't used at all

kim147 Mon 29-Jul-13 21:13:57

Apparently MNHQ might be revamping the topics.

Suggestions?

I would love a talking bollocks section. It would be my natural home.

Aibu is generally too shot putty (meant shouty by autocorrect Is on the button there) for me

WTF for days when pmt is in charge

Amazeballs.

Ooh we would need a <klaxon> section too. For PA and sporners.

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 17:58:56

grin

magimedi Sun 28-Jul-13 17:36:19

Pag there was meant to be a grin in there!

magimedi Sun 28-Jul-13 17:35:38

I am clearly not appreciated in my own lifetime.

A prophet is without honour...................... etc.

Yes, I so wish the amount of topics could be cut.

kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 17:12:17

MNHQ - are you listening?

I would love a WTF forum.

There's no unreasonableness about it.

I can see so much traffic.

Serious side - far too many forums (fora?)

Just keep it simple.

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 16:34:23

My brilliant ideas never excite people as much as they do me.

I am creating the TalkingBollocks chat room in my head. All alone.

I am clearly not appreciated in my own lifetime.

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 16:16:12

Boasty would be brill.
No need for coy 'can I have a small boast...' stuff, just 'fuck yeah. My dc is a genius.FACT!'

Yes Pagwatch this is all very exciting. I think 'Talking Bollocks' would be my top 'go to' topic followed by 'WTF'. Perfect. grin

Ooh and a Boasty Topic.

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 16:04:52

I like that too.
It would be bridezilla, cafe incidents, people randomly talking about your arse at bus stops - all that stuff. It would be my second fav after Talking Bollocks.

Quetzalcoatlus Sun 28-Jul-13 15:53:59

I'd really like a WTF topic, I like that.

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 15:44:48

I think we are on to something <excited>

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 15:44:02

<ponders>

Possibly. But most of those would be in fight club surely?

We should have
'goady wankers and crap trolls'
Mnhq could put most of aibu in there some days

Can we split the Education?

State school shite
Private School shite

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 15:39:10

I agree with magimedi.
In spite of being responsible for one new topic I think there are too any now.
There shoud be a cull.

Talking bollocks
Relationship shite
Family shite
Education shite
Chat
Everything else
Fight club
Wtf.

Bereavement
SN

AnnabelleLee Sun 28-Jul-13 13:43:44

Everywhere else, thats where! Jaysus, how many forums do you need, there are like 100 already.

aldiwhore Sun 28-Jul-13 12:27:10

I've never felt the need to take a side, I don't feel pressure to do so.

A lot of the time I can see a NBU in an AIBU post even if in general I think there is some U (or NU). confused

There are a few threads where I take a firm side one way or another but that is not due to pressure from the Forum.

Out of the whole of MN, it's this forum that I feel most happy and I am a natural fence sitter, I can often see both sides, I don't much think that unreasonable things are always unreasonable, and vice versa. Because that in itself is enough evidence that actually this is a good forum for discussion (and a forum can only ever be as balanced as it's users) I have to say YABU.

So MNHQ can we have a 'Talking Bollocks' topic? <reports own post>

Lora1982 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:09:23

Yanbu. I also hate when people post stuff thats clearly not an aibu. Like 'aibu to ask your opinion on this wallpaper' or 'aibu to ask you what clothes you wear if your a fatty in the swimming pool' YES YABU. I come aibu for aibus:-D

magimedi Sun 28-Jul-13 11:58:07

its just so depressing when you post in another section and no-one answers.

As a relative 'newbie' I think there are too many sections. When I lurked before I joined (to get a feel of the place) I found the whole of the forum quite hard to navigate round easily.

I also think it's a shame that there isn't more rigorous moving of topics from Chat & AIBU to the more relevant places.

lljkk Sun 28-Jul-13 11:57:51

UKparents (dating myself now) had a debate section which was lots like AIBU. The good thing was that all the debate went in there, people were very civilised discussing things in other topic areas. If you wanted polite discussion the last place you stuck it was in their Debate section.

Maybe an "Exploring Ideas" section? (?"Polite Discussion", "Sharing Ideas"?) So then it's implicit in the title that it's sharing & exploring, not about debate or YABUs.

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 11:35:56

How about a "polite debate" category. That would fulfill kim's requirements.

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 11:33:45

And there's a bloody weaning thread just come up on active.

In the news is quite good for any current affairs.

I really dislike AIBU. IMO it brings out the worst in people.

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