What is the protocol on assigning threads to the Classics board?

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AdrenalineFudge Mon 09-May-16 15:47:54

Do they have to reach a certain threshold?

There's a couple of threads in there that I personally don't think should have gone in, but then again I'm not part of the decision-making process at MN HQ.

Do threads have to get nominated or is it something decided by whomever's on duty that day?

LisaRinnasLips Mon 09-May-16 15:53:41

Which ones didn't you deem classic, I'm interested grin

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 15:57:05

TSSDNCOP

FruStefanOla Mon 09-May-16 15:57:45

It does make you wonder sometimes, doesn't it, Adrenaline?!

WellErrr Mon 09-May-16 16:17:12

binary what does that MEAN!?

WellErrr Mon 09-May-16 16:17:41

Oh and Adrenaline I agree!

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 16:23:47

The Secret Service Does Not Comment On Procedure

grin

AdrenalineFudge Mon 09-May-16 16:24:44

Well It means something like: The Secret Service Does Not Comment On Procedure.

AdrenalineFudge Mon 09-May-16 16:26:06

x post Binary I was meaning to go to your board soon to see if I could land myself a freebie grin

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 16:29:45

Oooh, Don't go there just yet, I was just thinking about my board the other day as I have a lot of books to shift ... thanks for the reminder!

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-May-16 16:51:27

Hi AdrenalineFudge - if we've had a few nominations, we'll take a look and see what we think. It's generally if everyone has been enjoying the thread and it fits with older Classic threads.

Which particular threads do you feel perhaps weren't right for Classics?

LineyReborn Mon 09-May-16 16:54:20

I've commented in a dingbat outpouring way on Chat threads thinking, oh it doesn't matter it'll all be gone soon, and then it ends up in Classics forever.

AdrenalineFudge Mon 09-May-16 18:52:22

Becca The wedding cheque thread and the colleague threw lunch in the bin thread. Probably most of Classics tbh but those are the most recent ones.

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 18:55:10

fudge

What would your criterion be for a Classic?

AdrenalineFudge Mon 09-May-16 19:05:32

Binary I suppose it is largely subjective. There's a thread in there about a spray painted pigeon - that had me really laughing but I know that some didn't and don't consider it funny. I don't have a formula worked out but it shouldn't be a case of most looked at or most popular. It seems like someone can start a thread about any bizarre thing and if they reach over 500 replies then it's off in Classics. Even light-hearted threads by their very nature can make it into Classics like the one of the two dcs playing whilst their mother was in the bath. I don't believe that thread for one second but there you go.

Vardyparty Mon 09-May-16 19:09:59

I agree with you about the cheque thread and the fridge thread.

Post after post of place marking does not a classic make.

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 19:12:43

Well, that's the problem, its all subjective, what you consider hilarious and read it out to their family and all have a proper giggle, the next poster it might raise a smile and they read it through, the next poster might just go hmm, and the next poster might start a thread in Site Stuff announcing they don't think it should be in classics at all grin wink

I don't think (as Becca said) there area rigid SRT of criterion, just a whim on the part of MNHQ after a few nominations smile

LineyReborn Mon 09-May-16 19:18:21

I think over ten place markers should mean a thread never gets to Classics.

The Classics are surely sleek, unencumbered cultural joys. Not dozens of fucking dots and 'unashamedly marking my place tee hee's.

WellErrr Tue 10-May-16 06:11:01

I agree with you about the cheque thread and the fridge thread.

Post after post of place marking does not a classic make.

Me too, absolutely!

WellErrr Tue 10-May-16 06:12:31

Ps binary and adrenaline thanks for the explanation!

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-May-16 12:49:29

AdrenalineFudge

Binary I suppose it is largely subjective. There's a thread in there about a spray painted pigeon - that had me really laughing but I know that some didn't and don't consider it funny. I don't have a formula worked out but it shouldn't be a case of most looked at or most popular. It seems like someone can start a thread about any bizarre thing and if they reach over 500 replies then it's off in Classics. Even light-hearted threads by their very nature can make it into Classics like the one of the two dcs playing whilst their mother was in the bath. I don't believe that thread for one second but there you go.

Yes, it's tricky because it is so subjective.

This feedback is all really useful - thanks everyone for posting.

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