Deleted Messages messages. IYSWIM.

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Dearest MNHQ. I would hate to add to your workload but can we look again at having different messages when posts are deleted?

I know it's been said before, but just having 'deleted for breaking Talk Guidelines' can make one look like a bit of a cunt, tbh.

Could you not have a choice of a few standard phrases? 'message deleted for legal/copyright reasons', 'message deleted for advertising/spamming', 'message deleted for breaking Talk guidelines' etc?

I think most of us associate the standard 'deleted' message with someone having said something awful or having made a personal attack. Which is clearly not always the case.

Thanks smile

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 09-Nov-12 18:09:05

Rudolph that's a good one.

Lougle Fri 09-Nov-12 17:26:30

Message deleted because it was sooo boring.

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 17:03:22

Message deleted as poster was finally goaded to breaking point? grin

Trills Fri 09-Nov-12 16:57:54

Message deleted for saying Mitmoo.

Lougle Fri 09-Nov-12 15:28:30

You could have some really fun ones.

Say, someone posts about how MNHQ might identify a troll, the deleted thread could be changed to 'TSSNCOP'

If someone says something after other posts have been deleted, it could be 'Now, now, don't be Norty'

etc

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 09-Nov-12 15:18:01

Could we at least start with "message deleted for referencing a rule-breaking post"?

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 11:38:47

Thing is about half the threads here are ridiculous. Most of it is just a time killer. It does go wrong though when what one person sees as a bit of time killing, another person is getting really worked up about.

That's true Trills, but they copped on to that one.
I didn't bother with the dog shit thread. Who has time to care? Not I, I have important things to discuss like X Factor.

Sparklingbrook Sun 04-Nov-12 11:22:19

Olivia has been over to the dog poo thread and put 'Ahem' but I know she really wanted to say 'This is a bloody ridiculous thread'. wink

Trills Sun 04-Nov-12 11:21:08

Back in the day before post highlighting you could just type

Message deleted by Mumsnet

if you wanted to say something nasty, and just skip the middle stages altogether.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 04-Nov-12 11:15:13

I got deleted once for someone ELSE calling me a fucking nasty cunt.

Just sayin'.

<still crying about the injustice>

flyoverthegoldenhill Sun 04-Nov-12 11:09:53

Couldn't we have one that says Post deleted due to excessive overbearing smugness or no it really was just shite

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Sun 04-Nov-12 10:55:40
Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:47:12

something revolting about the conjunction of "dog poo" and"stalemate" there

gah gah gah

Sparklingbrook Sun 04-Nov-12 10:32:25

<arf> at 'think on' Brycie.

Sounds like stalemate on the dog poo thread then. The perfect time for MNHQ to intercept the thread with 'This thread will shortly be deleted for being ridiculous frankly' grin

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:27:45

Yes Yes sparkling. It's the equivalent of my mother's "Think on".

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:26:42

Well nobody's changed their mind sparkling. There is a general astounded feeling on all sides that people still think it's ok / not ok to put poo bags in other people's bins. People find it unbelievable or amazing (me!) that others disagree. Unless there's such a thing as a mumsnet "digging in of heels for the sake of it" in which case we need to have a name for it.

Sparklingbrook Sun 04-Nov-12 10:24:52

Yes I quite like Olivia's 'Evening all'. Without saying anything. ie 'Don't bloody start' which is what she really means.

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:23:34

On thread deletion, am not very up on these things but I think it's very sweet the way the moderators put their heads round the door of a thread and say Evening with a smile just as things begin to get troublesome. It's so mumsy. But I think it does stop things turning into too much of a bunfight at the right/wrong moment.

Sparklingbrook Sun 04-Nov-12 10:23:16

Oh is it Brycie? What's the final verdict?

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:21:02

I'm on the bin man poo thread - Sparkling is right, some people are very !!!!!! that people mind having poo in their bins. But you will have to roll up for your last chance because it's dying now. Three legs stiff in the air the other one soon to follow.

Sparklingbrook Sun 04-Nov-12 10:16:55

You need to revisit the thread GetOrf. It has reached fever pitch a couple of times. I opted out (my sanity made me) after a day or so when they were talking about bin men covered in poo. Read it backwards maybe?

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 04-Nov-12 10:15:46

Hahaha, probably. grin

tethersend Sun 04-Nov-12 10:14:50

You weren't being disingenuous now, were you GetOrf? wink

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 04-Nov-12 10:14:45

What is going on on that dogshit thread? I read about 50 posts and was bored to death. How can you talk about wheelie bins for neatly 600 posts? Is there a row going on and do I need to read it?

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