MNHQ little grammar error....

(29 Posts)
nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 14:35:20

Whilst I think it's wonderful that the messages on deleted threads are funny,

this is not English:

"Message from MNHQ: Deleted for possible breaking all the rules, but mainly for speculation, goading and trollery."

"possibly breaking" or "possible breaking of" or "breaking of all possible rules"

thanks.

(mainly just wanted to show what a funny note it was)

HolofernesesHead Fri 11-Jan-13 14:36:57

You're right, Nickel.

Does this mean we're not allowed to spectulate on MN any more? Darn, there goes the Philiosophy / Religion/ Spirituality section! grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 11-Jan-13 14:43:28

Thanks for preserving the message nickel!

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 15:06:52

grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Jan-13 16:04:13

nickelbabe

Whilst I think it's wonderful that the messages on deleted threads are funny,

this is not English:

"Message from MNHQ: Deleted for possible breaking all the rules, but mainly for speculation, goading and trollery."

"possibly breaking" or "possible breaking of" or "breaking of all possible rules"

thanks.

(mainly just wanted to show what a funny note it was)

I know, I know - it was me blush

And I am MNHQ's most pedantic pedant blush

Just want you all to know that we can't edit the deleted-message reason once it's posted. I pressed 'post' at the exact moment that I spotted the typo... and silently screamed.

Then I thought, "Never mind. No one's as pedantic as me."

<hangs head>

BigStickBIWI Fri 11-Jan-13 16:09:26

grin

So now can we have an edit feature, Helen?

Maybe we could have one just for us pedants as, after all, it is us that are the ones screaming into the night when we realise we have made a mistake!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:37

BigStickBIWI

grin

So now can we have an edit feature, Helen?

Maybe we could have one just for us pedants as, after all, it is us that are the ones screaming into the night when we realise we have made a mistake!

grin And no.

We all have to learn to loosen up and let it go, BIWI <New Year positive thang>

BigStickBIWI Fri 11-Jan-13 16:16:28

Bugger.

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:21:14

ah, see I thought it was a stock quote.

now I know it's done afresh every time, I don't feel so bad grin

wink

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:22:24

BIWI - maybe we just need a highlight facility - one that you can click next to your error-ridden post, so that people know it's a mistake and you have noticed it. The they'll know that you aren't really crap. wink

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:49:20

"Message from MNHQ: Thread about a deleted thread <even if you were all trying to pretend it wasn't> "

grin heehee

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:49:43

oh, bugger, does this make this thread a thread about a deleted thread?
shockblush

Pinot Fri 11-Jan-13 16:55:51

Helen is on fire today grin

Trills Fri 11-Jan-13 16:58:20

No, no editing.

With great power comes great responsibility.

It would be used for evil.

GetOrf Fri 11-Jan-13 16:58:23

I love the message about the 'even if you were all trying to pretend it wasn't' deletion.

Are MNHQ not tempted to type 'deleted because, frankly, you were behaving like a bunch of twats'

I would.

GetOrf Fri 11-Jan-13 16:58:42

Best message on that thread was Justine is God.

Trills Fri 11-Jan-13 16:58:54

I think the "delete thread" has a few stock options and then an "add your own" option - Helen was trying to be nice to us by giving us an amusing line

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Jan-13 12:34:38

Trills

I think the "delete thread" has a few stock options and then an "add your own" option - Helen was trying to be nice to us by giving us an amusing line

She does try to bring a bit of happiness and light wherever she can. God bless Helen!

HecatePropolos Sat 12-Jan-13 12:38:01

You've also got a spelling mistake on the home page.

Apparently Rachel is joing your book club discussion grin

RustyBear Sat 12-Jan-13 12:39:50

"oh, bugger, does this make this thread a thread about a deleted thread?"

No, nickel, your previous post made it a thread about a thread about a deleted thread.

Keep up.

HecatePropolos Sat 12-Jan-13 12:40:52

And oh god yes
Thread deleted because you were all behaving like 5 year olds

Thread deleted because you were too dirty even for mumsnet

The possibilities are endless

fraktion Sat 12-Jan-13 12:44:36

Thread deleted because you were too dirty even for mumsnet

The mind just boggles at what that might be...

HecatePropolos Sat 12-Jan-13 12:52:35

Yeah. It's never happened yet...

I also enjoyed the deleted thread note.

Thanks Helen smile

EIizaDay Tue 15-Jan-13 14:46:25

"trollery" hmm Not that pedantic Helen, are you?

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