Thank you for the way you're handling the Post Office/Autism thread MNHQ.

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Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 11:45:42

Beautifully done.

JustAnotherSadOldNumber Thu 10-Nov-16 12:48:27

I've skimmed it but don't want to get dragged in. From the looks of it MNHQ you've made very good choices about which posts to remove while keeping genuine discussion going.

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 13:40:55

Yes, it can't be an easy balance.

Troll as it turns out, but still well-handled.

Didijustgetwinkpointshitcanned Thu 10-Nov-16 13:48:21

It's a shame they have to delete now though. All the posters who were incredibly disablist will feel justified in their comments. They'll think it was fine because it was a troll anyway and ignore the fact that they were awful. I get why it has to go though.

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 13:51:31

At least they've outed themselves. And maybe they learnt something. Maybe hmm

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 13:51:41

At least they've outed themselves. And maybe they learnt something. Maybe hmm

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 13:51:42

At least they've outed themselves. And maybe they learnt something. Maybe hmm

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 13:52:00

Weren't the disablist posts deleted?

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 13:54:21

Oh gosh, the double posting has escalated to triple - Sorry! blush

They were Navy, but I know what Did means - some will think it's all expunged from history, no lessons learnt.

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 13:57:12

Yes I get you. Maybe they will learn hopefully. Or NC. Either way I'm glad to see the thread didn't turn into a horrible bun fight. Even though the OP wasn't real people were still supportive of her situation which is a step in the right direction.

stitchglitched Thu 10-Nov-16 13:58:35

I don't know what is more depressing- that someone decided to troll to stir up disablism or that so many ignorant posters were happy to oblige. Agree that MNHQ handled it well though.

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Nov-16 14:00:36

Hi all
While it's a shame to delete a thread when there has been some good discussion and mythbusting going on- we find troll threads breed more troll threads so we have to zap them really. sad Thanks.

Manumission Thu 10-Nov-16 14:16:47

Of course MNBecky.

Anyway; It's more the fact that it's a troll thread that will make some feel they were justified all along, I think.

SporkLife Thu 10-Nov-16 14:23:01

I found the comments from some mumsnetters so upsetting (before they got deleted) and it comes up every time there is an autism thread, the ignorance is ridiculous and no excuse for it as autistic posters have said time and time again our experiences, tried to tell them what it's like, how insulting some of the comments are and it's ignored. confused and people say we're the ones with a communication problem hmm

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 14:27:12

Did you not think that thread went a little bit differently to usual threads regarding autism SporkLife? I thought there was more empathy for someone in such a situation than I've seem in the past ( even though it was a troll and there were some posts deleted )

SporkLife Thu 10-Nov-16 14:30:17

Yes tbf the majority was different, but still some stupid remarks, but suppose that's life isn't it, silly ignorant people in all walks of it!

JustAnotherSadOldNumber Thu 10-Nov-16 14:34:35

Navy I think that part of that is HQ tackling the disablist posts before the bandwagon jumping happened. Which had a knock on effect that reports and complaining about little things did get out of hand and people were happy to educate.

Didijustgetwinkpointshitcanned Thu 10-Nov-16 14:35:31

I've found the thread quite upsetting too. It was the comments about OP staying at home or that she should have used common sense like her autism just didn't affect her. It's hard knowing that people we interact with in real life might be thinking similar things and it makes me even less likely to disclose to people.

JustAnotherSadOldNumber Thu 10-Nov-16 14:35:59

Didn't get out of hand*

DixieNormas Fri 11-Nov-16 16:56:40

I think mnhq were really on the ball with the deleting, that makes a huge difference to how a thread progresses

WaitrosePigeon Fri 11-Nov-16 19:51:14

Yes, even though it was a troll thread what a saddo it was handled really well.

FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Nov-16 20:35:50

We're chuffed to know you think we handled it well.
grin

WaitrosePigeon Fri 11-Nov-16 21:04:50

I'm sure someone will disagree with me but in light of recent events you were very quick to shut down any shit and I think generally we all behaved very well.

I think we deserve stars grin

PolterGoose Fri 11-Nov-16 22:03:23

star

I only caught it first thing, and then had to go out and it was gone when I got back, so I missed what happened, but it's good to hear it was well dealt with.

AVirginLitTheCandle Sat 12-Nov-16 23:20:23

I'm actually kind of upset it was a troll. I felt so bad for the OP when she started that thread and it wasn't even genuine sad

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