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(129 Posts)
TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 16:28:32

I know Mumsnet is a robust site used by adults but I am finding the Conception titles (which appear in Active, I am not seeking them out) a bit too much. There were mildly amusing before, but they are now, IMO, crude and unnecessary. Can they be reined in a little?

Thank-you.

PattiODoors Sun 24-May-15 16:30:56

You can hide threads and topics.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 16:39:27

Need I? I mean, I don't go into the Sweary threads, but their titles are, IMO, a lot less gratuitous, so they sit happily unopened in my Active ...

Flisspaps Sun 24-May-15 16:44:10

No, you needn't but then the threads in question will still appear in your active threads list.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 16:46:20

Am I onto a loser here? I thought I was fairly open-minded, but each title is just a bit more, well, graphic.

StickEm Sun 24-May-15 16:48:20

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Flisspaps Sun 24-May-15 16:50:36

You've been offered a solution - it's up to you to use it hmm

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 16:52:10

Was it? Had a quick scan and didn't see a thread on it. Fair enough, if that is what MNHQ say, but I don't think I am unreasonable to ask a question in Site Stuff.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 16:55:03

Would they all be hidden or would each thread need to be individually? I don't wish never to see anything on Conception, but having to hide each title would sort-off defeat the object, as I would read each heading ...

YouMeddlingKids Sun 24-May-15 16:58:09

Haha OP your italics are making me read each italicized word in a hushed voice, a la Miranda's mum.
I have conception hidden so have just had a quick look to see if there was anything scandalous - do you mean the bums in the air one? My mind had conjured up much more smutty titles...
Generally though I think conception is one of those topics that you only need to see if you're ttc, so you wouldn't miss much just by hiding it.

StickEm Sun 24-May-15 16:58:15

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YouMeddlingKids Sun 24-May-15 16:59:25

Also on the old thread about this lots of people posted to say that actually those threads were generally made up with people having a horrendously difficult time trying to conceive, so if a silly title helps them along the way there's really no harm in it.

TwartFaceBeetj Sun 24-May-15 16:59:50

<rolls eyes>

Coconutty Sun 24-May-15 17:01:14

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StickEm Sun 24-May-15 17:02:32

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TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 17:05:38

I did get that, You, I was just suggesting it had gone a little far. I was not saying that any content was altered, as it could more easily be avoided, unlike titles. Ha, to the italics: was trying to avoid an over-use of quotation marks ...

Stick, I thought they did?

Twart, why the eye-roll? I was asking a polite question, not issuing a diktat.

pretzelpieces Sun 24-May-15 17:07:42

MN have commented on this here.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 24-May-15 17:08:03

Ah, this old chestnut again. We added a new rule after the last one on JSing... "I will not be offended by the word vagina".

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 24-May-15 17:08:43

No, not bum.

Like I said above, I did think they were amusing, but now, IMO, they have become too crude. Note the IMO and the moderate way I phrased my initial question. My opinion, for it is just that, may not chime with yours, but that does not make it automatically wrong.

StickEm Sun 24-May-15 17:09:26

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StickEm Sun 24-May-15 17:11:23

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LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 24-May-15 17:12:39

The folks in conception have rather more serious issues to consider.

Just don't read them. Or hide the topic. Or stop being precious.

ThursdayLast Sun 24-May-15 17:13:37

Good linking pretzel smile

pretzelpieces Sun 24-May-15 17:14:37

Thank you Thursday <curtseys> ;)

BerylStreep Sun 24-May-15 17:14:54

OP, there was a thread about this a few weeks ago. Someone said they almost brought up their lunch again when they read a title (when I went looking for it, I agreed it was pretty grim too).

If anything, I find thread titles which extend to 4 lines long a bit tiresome and try too hard, no matter what topic they are in, but I just ignore them. As others have said, you could just hide the topic, and it won't come up on active convos.

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