To ask what rules are??

(54 Posts)
Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 16:40:17

I've been on MN for a few months, I downloaded the app after googling something!
Now on my phone it's not showing me rules and regulations of MN

What are the rules of posting on things? As I've just posted on a couple of threads and 2 people have mentioned about zombies!

I've gathered lol pmsl etc are not allowed!

So could someone kindly tell me what's not and what is allowed pleasesmile

Sparklingbrook Sat 11-Jan-14 16:44:22

Hello Wee. Have a look at the talk guidelines here that is all you need to know. Don't know if you can see that on your phone.

Textspeak isn't normally used.

Just be yourself, don't be an arse and you will be fine. Don't take anything to heart either. it's just chatting on the net.

Sparklingbrook Sat 11-Jan-14 16:45:00

Bit baffled by the mention of zombies.

BeeMom Sat 11-Jan-14 16:49:19

Zombies are old (dead) threads you resurrect by adding a new post to them and bringing them back into active convos - generally long after the issue has been resolved or the OP has moved on.

JeanSeberg Sat 11-Jan-14 16:51:16

OP - do you mean posting on old threads and you've revived one without realising, hence the zombie comment?

DesperatelySeekingSanity Sat 11-Jan-14 16:51:27

Zombie threads are ancient threads - check the date (year) the original post was made so you don't reply to something that was resolved two years ago!

Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 16:52:58

Thank you ladies I asked on a thread I had commented on and I didn't realise it was old threads people had commented on today before me, but I've just been told I'm not a new user and I've changed my name!! I changed my name back in July or August as I had put my real name!!

Objection Sat 11-Jan-14 16:56:11

Hi Wee, I was misled by that same zombie thread - that poster gave you a rough ride; ignore. AIBU is known for being a bit rough at times wink

Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 16:58:09

Objection your not wrong there wink

Sparklingbrook Sat 11-Jan-14 17:01:08

Wee you will come across people who feel they need to police the threads (other posters not MNHQ who can do this). they try to tell you where your thread should have been posted, pull you up on grammar and spelling, that sort of thing. Just ignore.

Whiskwarrior Sat 11-Jan-14 17:01:29

Blardy hell. There is another poster with an extremely similar name who has been an arse recently. I have actually apologised on the other thread once I realised my mistake.

I apologise once again.

Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 17:06:15

It's fine whiskwarrior I just didn't look at the dates when I first read the thread!
Like I said I don't post often but have done on other threads more recently, so didn't know rules etc!

Whiskwarrior Sat 11-Jan-14 17:07:38

I was mortified when I realised you weren't who I thought you were Weelady. Not a great introduction to AIBU for you. Please accept some virtual flowers in lieu of real ones.

Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 17:12:32

Honestly it's fine smile

I really need to learn about MN as I'm bad for putting lol!! God forbid

Whiskwarrior Sat 11-Jan-14 17:14:34

Just please don't use omg - you'll break MN grin

TheBigJessie Sat 11-Jan-14 21:31:09

weelady I'm sorry that AIBU has been an unenjoyable experience for you. That's genuinely not a criticism of you. As you've said yourself, to each his own and you have disliked responses here since you tried it out nearly a fortnight ago.

May I once again suggest chat? In Chat, threads older than 90 days are deleted, so it wouldn't matter if the zombie warning doesn't display on your mobile phone. (What phone model are you using? It may be worth you telling MNHQ that doesn't display on your model.)

Whiskwarrior Sat 11-Jan-14 21:32:58


Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 12:39:17

grin Feeling a bit stalked

Maryz Sun 12-Jan-14 13:27:28


Do you mean "replied to"?

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 13:34:53

Nope stalked!! Or it feels like it

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 12-Jan-14 13:41:31

If you've got a fairly distinctive username sometimes it gets noticed on different threads. And Weelady is a rather good one, I noticed it and it made me smile straight away. Then people who spend far too much time here (like me grin) start to unconsciously use information they've picked up about you on one thread when they reply to you on another. Hence the feeling stalked!

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 13:42:27

Erm, no.

Because I replied to the child modelling thread before you did, not after, which would rather imply that you were stalking me, if anything.

And when you start a shirty thread about being picked on (and dress it up as asking about the Rules), people do have a right to reply.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 13:45:52

I totally understand they didn't like what is done on another thread I actually agreed I could see there point! But every time I comment on something they bring it all back up looking for an argument to me it feels like stalking!
It's like a bee in her bonnet she can't let go for some reason,
This board probably isn't the best for me I'm not an argumentive person

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 13:50:26

I asked a genuine question as I didn't know, but once again the claws come out, there actually are some genuine people who ask genuine questions!
How was I to know what a zombie was?

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 13:50:53


You can address me directly, rather than referring to 'her'. I am on the thread. That's rather childish, isn't it?

And it was you who brought it up again on another thread in the first place. Hence me and Jessie responding to you.

How are you so oblivious to your own bad form on the threads?

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 13:52:16

When you first go to post on a zombie thread, you get a BIG RED warning, explaining exactly what a zombie thread is and asking if you're sure you want to post on it.

Please stop pleading ignorance and bullying - it doesn't wash when you've called other posters 'Katie Hopkins-like'.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 13:52:46

I probably am oblivious as it's not the be all and end all, like I said I'm just going to read from now on after I've cleaned my house, I obviously don't have the MN etiquette smile

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 13:53:37

I can assure you on my phone I don't get a big red warning!!

meditrina Sun 12-Jan-14 13:55:46

OP: If you find this thread too unpleasant for you, then I recommend you use the "hide topic" function to hide AIBU.

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 13:56:06

If you don't get a red warning on your phone, fair enough.

It's still not on to keep making out that people are stalking you and being mean when you've done your fair share of name calling, then started a thread specifically to whinge about people having a go.

Bad form.

TheBigJessie Sun 12-Jan-14 14:03:03

Would you walk into a pub and say, "that Sharon snogged a Tyrannosaurus Rex last night" when you knew Sharon was there, and expect Sharon not to reply back and give her side of the story?

Because that's what you're doing.

For the record, Sharon french-kissed a diplodocus.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:03:31

Like I said I started it to find out rules which a nice person posted! I even tried googling rules but I couldn't find it!
I certainly wasn't looking for sympathy in being told off about zombies

Like I said I don't think this board is for me!

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:05:27

All this over a hungover New Year's Day ear piercing thread and bloody zombiesgrin

I think they ate called Talk guidelines.
They are easy to find if you are actually looking

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:09:25

Ah maybe that's why I couldn't get them that damn MN etiquette againsmile

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 14:09:55

No, all this over you calling other posters names on one thread, having a snidey bitch at them on another thread a week later, then starting this thread in a small-minded way to garner sympathy.

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 14:10:41

Yes, 'Talk Guidlines' are at the top of every single bloody page in Talk.

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 12-Jan-14 14:12:22

The most important rule of MN is don't post in AIBU until you've been here at least six months, and even then think twice.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:13:54

I'm ON my phone!! No bloody guidelines no mention of bloody zombies!!
oh are they not zombie threads?yeah I did call them A name cause that's what they sounded like!

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 14:15:39

Might be an idea, in that case, to get online proper and read the rules.

One of them is not making personal attacks, like calling posters names.


I'm on my phone and there is a direct link to talk guidelines on the top of every page....but I think you know that and might consider adding disingenuous to your name.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:20:17

I've read the rules now thanks to a nice person! Ah sorry no time to go online I'm cleaning my houseshock

I don't think saying someone sounds very KH is an attack oh wait is it the same as calling someone a chav or bitchy??

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:20:58

I'll have a look now!

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 14:22:37

Offense is taken, not given. Therefore if you call someone a name, it's not down to you to decide whether it's offensive or not.

You don't make the rules, I'm afraid.

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:22:48

I've not got it! all I've got is flip thread watch thread etc nothing about "guidelines"

yellow triangle warning type thing at top of page read that paragraph and the words talk guidelines are highlighted in blue and link to said guidelines.
and yes I am on a phone

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:26:24

No yellow triangle only a purple bar going across the top, are you on the MN app??

no I am not , the writing is underneath said purple bar always -- has -- -- been--

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:28:34

Well there you go I am!

course you are

Whiskwarrior Sun 12-Jan-14 14:30:35

Personally, I've never read the rules. I treat MN like I would real life. I don't subscribe to 'just words on a screen', meaning therefore I can be as rude as I feel like.

Just because it's online, that doesn't give you carte blanche to be rude to people.

If you approach this as you would having a conversation in reality you might get on better.

Would you call a complete strange Katie Hopkins-like to their face?

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:30:42


LtEveDallas Sun 12-Jan-14 14:35:53

Weelady: On the App go to more (3 dots) settings and guidelines. That will give you rules (esp about personal attacks)

Weelady77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:40:00

Thank you I've got it now smile

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