What is it with the place marking frenzy?

(66 Posts)
maisybobbins Fri 12-Aug-16 10:22:03

I'm fairly new here but beginning to find my way around. When there's an interesting post with lots of replies people start "blatantly place marking" all over the shop. What's that all about? Surely these people who've been on MN lots longer than me have discovered the bookmark option on a thread? Am I missing something here or do I need to start "blatantly place marking"?

Ninasimoneinthemorning Fri 12-Aug-16 10:23:48

Meh it's always happened

<< place marking for later >>

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 12-Aug-16 10:25:56

It's because if you don't post on a thread you don't get the deletion message. Most "place marking" is on threads people think will get deleted.

I think.

bearofnothingness Fri 12-Aug-16 10:25:58

<lurk>

lifesalongsong Fri 12-Aug-16 10:26:56

I think it's because of the flaw in MN that means you only get to see a deletion message on a troll thead if you've posted it.

It would make things much better it this was also available on a watched thread.

WaitrosePigeon Fri 12-Aug-16 18:28:25

because you'll get the juicy deletion message

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 18:36:42

The deletion messages aren't really that exciting IMO. I understand place marking either.

If the thread suddenly disappears it's either to protect the posters privacy or troll.

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 18:37:45

*don't

DonkeyOaty Fri 12-Aug-16 18:53:39

If you are on old skool Classic you don't have Bookmark so ner <huffs haughtily with nose in the air>

DonkeyOaty Fri 12-Aug-16 18:56:17

And anyway, what is it with newer folk coming on and telling us we're doing it ALL WRONG? How d'you like THEM apples then?

ThomasHardyPerennial Fri 12-Aug-16 18:59:35

It's really annoying - especially when a thread fills up quickly, and you have to scroll through pages and pages of people place marking. Boring.

DonkeyOaty Fri 12-Aug-16 19:06:58

usual Fri 12-Aug-16 19:10:14

MN has always been this way.

usual Fri 12-Aug-16 19:11:31

Hope you are ok , OP flowers

sunnydayinmay Fri 12-Aug-16 19:13:52

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MissBeaHaving Fri 12-Aug-16 19:15:50

grinD**onkey

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 19:27:00

If i want to placemark I actually write something-I think of something. I think it's pretty rude to just put a full stop or 'placemarking' on a thread that might actually be real.

Newes Fri 12-Aug-16 19:29:14

You don't have to be polite to trolls.

usual Fri 12-Aug-16 19:31:14

I always post nice flowers grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 12-Aug-16 19:32:14

Can't book mark on my phone, so I place mark.

BertieBotts Fri 12-Aug-16 19:32:44

It's not placemarking in terms of "this is where I've read up to" it's more that they want the thread to go into threads I'm on because they don't use watching. Or, yes, the deletion message thing.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 12-Aug-16 19:32:59

I put a full stop the other day, I couldn't think of anything to saygrin

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 19:34:25

On an obviously troll thread I am tempted to post 'well i never'. grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 12-Aug-16 19:37:22

It was a troll thread grin

PortiaCastis Fri 12-Aug-16 19:41:25

Have a lovely evening

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