Deleted Messages messages. IYSWIM.

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Dearest MNHQ. I would hate to add to your workload but can we look again at having different messages when posts are deleted?

I know it's been said before, but just having 'deleted for breaking Talk Guidelines' can make one look like a bit of a cunt, tbh.

Could you not have a choice of a few standard phrases? 'message deleted for legal/copyright reasons', 'message deleted for advertising/spamming', 'message deleted for breaking Talk guidelines' etc?

I think most of us associate the standard 'deleted' message with someone having said something awful or having made a personal attack. Which is clearly not always the case.

Thanks smile

Tuttutitlookslikerain Sat 03-Nov-12 18:08:19

I agree with Sue.

That's true Sue. When I see the deleted due to guidelines thing I do tend to assume the poster was having a good eff and jeff and being generally despicable to all. <judgey>

Which I don't mind when I am Sparkling grin. But in some contexts it can look a bit off - for eg my XF thread with lots of deletions due to legal reasons.

I spose it's not earth shatteringly important.

BeerTricksPott3r Sat 03-Nov-12 18:15:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pinot Sat 03-Nov-12 18:18:35

Yes please.

I was deleted earlier for saying this:

XXXXXXX, you are spouting your usual inflammatory claptrap, always designed to wind people up

Don't engage with her, it really isn't worth it

On a thread about a very, very sensitive subject. I was trying to stem the tide of poison so that others on the thread didn't get hurt.

Now, fair do's if it was a PA <ahem> but to anyone looking in, it could very well appear that I have been an atrocious cunt and said something vile about the subject.

If anyone thought that I had, I would be very hurt and upset indeed.

YY - exactly.

Poster A: Horrible remark - then deleted
Poster B: How horrible you are Poster A. Do fuck off - then deleted

Scores of others: What a horrible remark - left standing

Easy to get confuzzled over who was the cuntish poster, no? Though I appreciate that one is harder to fit into my helpful suggestions above ^. grin

Tee2072 Sat 03-Nov-12 18:24:44

Also, further to Pinot's point, sometimes a PA should stand.

::sits on Pinot::

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 04-Nov-12 09:38:16

Thanks for this, we will have a think.
No promises, mind.

ProcrastinatingPanda Sun 04-Nov-12 09:46:26

I agree, but I think it's important to point out just how much of an arse a poster is being, for instance disabilist posts should have a message saying 'deleted for disablist comment.' So everyone knows they are an arse, then any subsequent post saying 'you were an arse for saying that.' could just have the 'breaking talk guidelines' message so posters could work out that they weren't saying anything really nasty.

ProcrastinatingPanda Sun 04-Nov-12 09:47:44

And perhaps trolls could have their messages deleted and instead of the 'breaking talk guidelines' message, mnhq could post a picture of a troll instead?

I still want 'deleted as the poster was being an arse'.

tethersend Sun 04-Nov-12 09:56:45

Can I have deleted for exceptionally witty comment which some people didn't get, please?

YY tethers. And deleted because of sheer weight of po-faced reporting

Thank you Olivia btw

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 04-Nov-12 10:10:29

Yes this would be great. I was deleted loads a few months back on a thread for just mildly arguing with the OP, however there were some other MNesr who were deleted for being really cunty, and it looked as if I had said the same things (racist comments) from reading the comments that were left.

Does that make sense? It does in my head.

Anyway it would be a good idea to have something like post deleted because she was a bit of a twat, but she was NOT cuntish like her over there or summat.

I would quite like a thread deletion option. As in 'whole thread deleted due to it being ridiculous'. Prime example being the Dog poo wheelie bin thread that has been raging since Thursday and is still going. grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 04-Nov-12 10:14:45

What is going on on that dogshit thread? I read about 50 posts and was bored to death. How can you talk about wheelie bins for neatly 600 posts? Is there a row going on and do I need to read it?

tethersend Sun 04-Nov-12 10:14:50

You weren't being disingenuous now, were you GetOrf? wink

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 04-Nov-12 10:15:46

Hahaha, probably. grin

You need to revisit the thread GetOrf. It has reached fever pitch a couple of times. I opted out (my sanity made me) after a day or so when they were talking about bin men covered in poo. Read it backwards maybe?

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:21:02

I'm on the bin man poo thread - Sparkling is right, some people are very !!!!!! that people mind having poo in their bins. But you will have to roll up for your last chance because it's dying now. Three legs stiff in the air the other one soon to follow.

Oh is it Brycie? What's the final verdict?

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:23:34

On thread deletion, am not very up on these things but I think it's very sweet the way the moderators put their heads round the door of a thread and say Evening with a smile just as things begin to get troublesome. It's so mumsy. But I think it does stop things turning into too much of a bunfight at the right/wrong moment.

Yes I quite like Olivia's 'Evening all'. Without saying anything. ie 'Don't bloody start' which is what she really means.

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:26:42

Well nobody's changed their mind sparkling. There is a general astounded feeling on all sides that people still think it's ok / not ok to put poo bags in other people's bins. People find it unbelievable or amazing (me!) that others disagree. Unless there's such a thing as a mumsnet "digging in of heels for the sake of it" in which case we need to have a name for it.

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:27:45

Yes Yes sparkling. It's the equivalent of my mother's "Think on".

<arf> at 'think on' Brycie.

Sounds like stalemate on the dog poo thread then. The perfect time for MNHQ to intercept the thread with 'This thread will shortly be deleted for being ridiculous frankly' grin

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 10:47:12

something revolting about the conjunction of "dog poo" and"stalemate" there

gah gah gah

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Sun 04-Nov-12 10:55:40
flyoverthegoldenhill Sun 04-Nov-12 11:09:53

Couldn't we have one that says Post deleted due to excessive overbearing smugness or no it really was just shite

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 04-Nov-12 11:15:13

I got deleted once for someone ELSE calling me a fucking nasty cunt.

Just sayin'.

<still crying about the injustice>

Trills Sun 04-Nov-12 11:21:08

Back in the day before post highlighting you could just type

Message deleted by Mumsnet

if you wanted to say something nasty, and just skip the middle stages altogether.

Olivia has been over to the dog poo thread and put 'Ahem' but I know she really wanted to say 'This is a bloody ridiculous thread'. wink

That's true Trills, but they copped on to that one.
I didn't bother with the dog shit thread. Who has time to care? Not I, I have important things to discuss like X Factor.

Brycie Sun 04-Nov-12 11:38:47

Thing is about half the threads here are ridiculous. Most of it is just a time killer. It does go wrong though when what one person sees as a bit of time killing, another person is getting really worked up about.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 09-Nov-12 15:18:01

Could we at least start with "message deleted for referencing a rule-breaking post"?

Lougle Fri 09-Nov-12 15:28:30

You could have some really fun ones.

Say, someone posts about how MNHQ might identify a troll, the deleted thread could be changed to 'TSSNCOP'

If someone says something after other posts have been deleted, it could be 'Now, now, don't be Norty'


Trills Fri 09-Nov-12 16:57:54

Message deleted for saying Mitmoo.

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 17:03:22

Message deleted as poster was finally goaded to breaking point? grin

Lougle Fri 09-Nov-12 17:26:30

Message deleted because it was sooo boring.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 09-Nov-12 18:09:05

Rudolph that's a good one.

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