I've always been against it, but I've changed my mind.

(94 Posts)
BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 14:18:03

Can we have a hide poster button, please? It would cut down on cases where posters rub each other up the wrong way, resulting in a ban or slap ion the wrists.

I will buy you gin!

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 19:43:43

I must admit, I bought it to their attention via email.

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 19:44:38

And offered gin.

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers Mon 01-Oct-12 19:45:13

I bumped it lots/ We had a wonderful discussion. I think even you may have been on it. Maybe they've all hidden me? <paranoid>

Tee2072 Mon 01-Oct-12 19:47:41

No, you can't call a cunt a cunt. It's a personal attack and the post gets deleted.

And sometimes a cunt really needs to be called a cunt.

BTW I used to be on Delphi Forums and they encourage the use of the ignore button rather than reporting. In fact, if you report someone you get a message saying 'have you tried ignoring the poster?'

It doesn't interrupt the flow. You just see their name and the option to unhide that particular post or the poster in general.

::already making a list of people to hide::

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 19:56:38

Ah, I may have been. Under a different name <shady>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 19:56:44

BlameItOnTheCuervo

Exactly Boffy. And alsio means that trolly goaders don't get what they want!

But don't forget that goading is against our Talk Guidelines. And if you hide all the goaders, we won't get any reports about them - and won't be able to warn/ban them.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 19:57:26

Maryz

Wouldn't it just grin

We could take turns [generous]. Maybe we could each have it for a night a month. It would save hq sooooo much time and effort.

Would there be any posters left, though?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 19:57:56

SuperB0F

I'd like MNHQ to have an invisibility button for goaders. They wouldn't know, but other posters wouldn't see them or respond to their posts, and they'd get bored and fuck off.

But I suppose if we had the self-discipline to actually follow the guidelines, this would be entirely unnecessary grin.

Indeed grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 19:59:35

InfinityWelcomesCarefulDrivers

huh I started a thread exactly like this a couple of months ago and got no response from MNHQ
<hides HelenMN>

shock

And apols, Infinity. Must have been my day off <blusters>

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 20:03:36

I promise to report trolly goaders before hiding.

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:04:45

why can't the report button include an option to hide poster, so you have to report to hide but can't hide without reporting?

Tee2072 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:08:24

Actually, Delphi Forums also has a sort of invisible poster option where a mod can mark someone as a Bozo, I think it is, and they think they are posting as normal, but it doesn't appear on the boards at all.

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:09:50

on vBulletin it was called 'tachy goes to Coventry' for some reason but it always seemed a bit cruel

HotheadPaisan Mon 01-Oct-12 20:12:36

It used to be called adding someone to your killfile.

HotheadPaisan Mon 01-Oct-12 20:13:54

And then you'd get posts like this:

How well-thought out and argued. Have you left school yet?

plonk

So, you'd get told and know they wouldn't see your response. Harsh, but sometimes fair.

HotheadPaisan Mon 01-Oct-12 20:14:32

Except the plonk did have * for emphasis, no bolding in those days.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 01-Oct-12 20:33:02

arf at added to killfile, seems a little extreme grin

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 20:37:43

Alameda, great idea!

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:42:04

nobody EVER says that! grin

it would mean people not hiding other posters lightly too, which is obviously better for cohesion and that sort of thing

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 01-Oct-12 20:43:36

Yes. If I giot into a strop and had pmt I'd have to think before hiding.

OrangeandGoldMrsDeVere Mon 01-Oct-12 20:50:34

Net mum's has a hide poster button..

Just sayin.....

again

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:52:01

is it actually called net mum's complete with free grocer apostrophe?

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:52:24

GREENgrocer

Maryz Mon 01-Oct-12 20:54:11

<snort> at leaving out the green and the apostrophe from "greengrocers' apostrophe" when correcting the use of an apostrophe

grin

Alameda Mon 01-Oct-12 20:56:05

argh

want a HIDE SELF button

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