Thanks to the huns thread on here I was forced to have a nosy on the dark side and have discovered something rather interesting.....

(41 Posts)
NameyMcChanger Wed 09-Oct-13 10:57:49

It shows how many views each thread has.

One poor sod on their posting how upset she was because she has no friends had 2438 views yet only 30 replies shock

I'm glad MN doesn't have that option, t'is the ultimate snub imo sad

shewhowines Wed 09-Oct-13 11:03:17

That'll make her feel better sad

Yes I'm glad we don't have that option too. although would be an interesting short term experiment

Sparklymommy Wed 09-Oct-13 12:12:59

That's appalling. Mumsnet is so much better.

TiggyD Wed 09-Oct-13 14:05:14

I don't see the point of view numbers. I will tell Mumsnet not to consider them.

FavoriteThings Wed 09-Oct-13 14:10:44

Dont think it would bother me.

gamerchick Wed 09-Oct-13 14:11:09

See if 30 people have posted then they get an email so go back and have a look. The same people going back over and over each time a reply pops up will rack up the page views. It won't all be people just having a read.
They don't bother me but I could understand it bothering people.

FavoriteThings Wed 09-Oct-13 14:11:29

It would at least mean that her subject title is interesting.

gamerchick Wed 09-Oct-13 14:12:48

And then there's the lurkers who aren't members. Every public board has tons of them.

minihahawithafringe Wed 09-Oct-13 14:13:29

We used to have them,but we had them removxd about two years ago x

everlong Wed 09-Oct-13 14:23:37

What is the point of showing the number of views?

LemonBreeland Wed 09-Oct-13 14:26:36

I remember being on there a long time ago and people were slagging the number of people who had read a sensitive thread but not posted. I felt that maybe you read something then feel you don't know what to say so don't post.

Glad that we don't have them here.

LeGavrOrf Wed 09-Oct-13 14:30:22

Mumsnet never had views did it minihaha? Or are you talking about another site?

I read a forum a while ago, it was useless, can't remember which one but every thread had hundreds of views but hardly any replies.

I don't see it would add anything. Can't imagine mumsnet would introduce if.

TiggyD Wed 09-Oct-13 14:38:36

Do you not find lurkers a bit...creepy?

The idea that loads of people are coming onto a thread just to stare at your doings?

manicinsomniac Wed 09-Oct-13 14:43:49

A board I used to post on years ago did that - and it was an eating disorders board so full of teens and twenty somethings with self esteem issues. It did cause a fair few flouncings and 'nobody loves mes'!

Lweji Wed 09-Oct-13 14:48:41

Facebook groups also have numbers of views.

It does't mean much. Lots of people may not have a comment to offer for lots of reasons.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 09-Oct-13 14:49:43

Another website I occasionally use (health related) has this and I think it's horrible. Sometimes a (perfectly reasonable post) will have hundreds of 'views' and not a single reply sad

GinAndIt Wed 09-Oct-13 15:11:42

Mumsnet has never had page views, minihaha. Thank God.

WonderWomanInAOnesie Wed 09-Oct-13 15:15:56

Yes we have this on another forum I use. Members are split cleanly between "it doesn't bother me" and "it's horrible damaging and unnecessary" I swing towards the latter. If you're feeling like shit the last thing you need is to see "100 people have viewed this" when you've had no replies.

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usualsuspect Wed 09-Oct-13 15:44:38

I wouldn't want MN to do thread views.

I hate all the taking the piss out of Netmums that goes on,on here though.

No need really.

Makes us look like twats.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Wed 09-Oct-13 16:10:07

^ This. Snobby, sneery twats.

BadSeedsAddict Wed 09-Oct-13 16:23:54

I was expecting to find "...a massive bitchy thread about Mumsnet", and am disappointed.

usualsuspect Wed 09-Oct-13 16:27:35

At least netmums loads <grumbles>

Are other people getting the server unavailable message too then usual? I thought it was just me, its not the usual "mumsnet is offline" page, so assumed it was my connection that had the problem?

coldwinter Wed 09-Oct-13 16:35:55

True usual. I have never had netmums go down on me. Mumsnet does it fairly constantly on and off

mrsjay Wed 09-Oct-13 16:36:59

I think they fact the poster got 30 replies was something some poor sonds on here get no replies to their threads people must read them then stroll on, netmums is no different from here yes they may do the text speak and hun and hug but they are doing the same as we are doing chatting and looking for a laugh and a bit of support , I think sneering about the users is really Off and not needed it is snooty mumnetters are no better or worse than netmummers, I personally haven't been on for years but I hate the sneering at the site .

mrsjay Wed 09-Oct-13 16:37:15


mrsjay Wed 09-Oct-13 16:37:58

I hate page views on things but i suppose it is honest ,

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 16:45:34

Yes, I keep getting that message too Beyond.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 09-Oct-13 18:05:41

>Mumsnet does it fairly constantly on and off

I reckon its because there are hundreds of thousands of lurkers clogging up its server or summat like that.
Doesn't MN have way more registered users than ever show up as regular posters, let alone unregistered readers? Or did I imagine reading some large numbers somewhere...

I often read a thread and don't reply - because I don't have anything to add to the conversation that hasn't already been said. If that's lurking, fine, I am a lurker.

Netmums has never gone down on me either. I bought it dinner and everything </juvenile joke>

Opalite Wed 09-Oct-13 19:47:40

I go straight over to netmums when mumsnet stops working, I use it for different things than I use mumsnet for and I really miss the swearing when I'm there * sobs *

LeGavrOrf Thu 10-Oct-13 06:56:15

I think the netmums pisstake thing is a bit old now tbh.

It's not that differen from here in many ways.

Yes it's pink and tickery shit, but there are as many well informed women on there and here. Just caters to a different market. Not my cup of tea but I agree with usual that when mumsnet jointedly takes the piss out of netmums we look like arseholes.

TiggyD Thu 10-Oct-13 09:03:16

Poking cheeky fun at Nethuns = fine.

Ranting and seriously moaning = not fine.

nicename Thu 10-Oct-13 09:06:50

It's ok as a site - I find half decent reviews and listings but it is all rather 'facebook' for my tastes. I never look at chat or discussions threads and I've been scared off my aunty mumsnet.

WomanNeedsDivorceLawyer Thu 10-Oct-13 09:13:56

I think the page view thing is a bit of a gift to trolls as well. If you click on what is clearly a troll thread, you have the option of walking away without feeding. If your page view adds to a counter, the troll will realise that people are reading their crap.

yegodsandlittlefishes Thu 10-Oct-13 09:14:57

coldwinter your post made me larf. Loving the innuendo. :D

thebody Thu 10-Oct-13 09:18:56

couldn't care less, why would you?

WhereMyMilk Thu 10-Oct-13 09:26:01

Cold Winter...just grin

I've never had netmums go down on me, but mumsnet does fairly constantly on and off

coldwinter Thu 10-Oct-13 09:27:47

Yep. Maybe mumsnet is better smile

yegodsandlittlefishes Thu 10-Oct-13 09:46:46

WhereMyMilk Now how many vouchers of your choice would you trade in for that?!

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