OTBT is appearing in active threads

(13 Posts)
tribpot Sat 15-Mar-14 19:16:56

Just noticed this now.

TacitusMouse Sat 15-Mar-14 20:28:19

I don't know if it's just one particular thread that has been moved from another board because that's the only thread I've spotted on Active

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 17-Mar-14 12:13:06

They do show up in active if they've been moved from another board. If you want it to not show up you will need to start another thread not continue the old one. It's been mentioned before but can't remember if they are looking into it or are just leaving it.

I think it probably needs a message to make it clear that is what happens though.

tribpot Mon 17-Mar-14 12:31:53

Agreed, Rafals - seems bloody pointless to move it if it's still in active convos. But at the very least the requester needs to know this will happen.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Mar-14 12:36:42

Hi tribpot,

Thanks for flagging this to us - it shouldn't be happening! Could you link us to the thread you're referring to?

tribpot Mon 17-Mar-14 19:11:37

I'd rather not directly link to it, Kate - from memory it was the one with 'giddy aunt' in the name. But I reported it two days ago so can't remember for sure.

TacitusMouse Mon 17-Mar-14 19:14:02

I don't know if I saw the sam one tribpot did but it was the one about a dad taking advantage of the poster by always wanting her to look after his children - sorry I don't know where the link is

TacitusMouse Mon 17-Mar-14 19:15:00

Oh actually this one http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/off_the_beaten_track/2024676-Oh-my-giddy-aunt-Genuinely-not-sure-if-I-was-out-of-line
I don't know if you'll want to delete my post or anything now as I don't think this is hidden but then again doubt it would come up in any searches

TacitusMouse Mon 17-Mar-14 19:15:31

Sorry x posts - definitely delete the link if appropriate!

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 17-Mar-14 21:58:21

Here's the thread where it was discussed last time.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/1953697-OTBT-thread-showing-in-Active-Convos

From that it looks like it is supposed to happen. And from that it does look like they are just leaving it.

WildThong Mon 17-Mar-14 22:07:33

What is OTBT please?

TacitusMouse Tue 18-Mar-14 01:25:16

It's a topic called off the beaten track. Threads in it don't show up on searches eg if you start a thread called 'the best way to boil an egg' in chat if someone searches boil egg on google it might come up. If it's in otbt it wouldn't

WildThong Tue 18-Mar-14 20:06:38

Ah, ok thanks. Years on here and not heard of it!

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