Sorry, sorry, sorry. HIDE POSTER button again.

(361 Posts)
IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 17:21:06

Zombie is old. Zombie is grumpy. She freely admits to those.

Zombie also has one tit left and there are a few posters who are really, really getting on it.

It's getting to the point that she's about ready to take an extended MN holiday just for the sake of her blood pressure and her sanity.

Please, please may we have a hide poster button?

Pagwatch Thu 03-Jan-13 17:22:47

<<pats zombie >

I don't want hide poster but have a pat...

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 17:24:15

They won't do it zombie. Have asked loads times.

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:24:59

lol. Methinks you need steel cladding for that lone tit.

Problem for me is I get vicarious pleasure out of loathing some people, and smirking at the sharp comments made to them. It's an unhealthy sport, though.

They never reply to these sad

sad Zombie

I want a HIDE SPECIFIC TOPIC button. This week I would mostly have hidden any topic with SAHM mentioned in it.Oh and a kitten emoticon. Ta.

cynner Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:37 sorry! You want I should beat someone up for you? I am little, but mean..

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:31:11

You can hide specific topics. Or individual threads.

Zombie I have an actual list I keep of who is first to be hidden when if HQ ever give in on this. It's getting longer and longer...

cynner Thu 03-Jan-13 17:31:19

Also <hugs> please don't go..

I know Tee I just want them hidden before I even read them. grin If there were the following topics all in one place I could hide them altogether.


I have loads of topics hidden TBH. grin

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:37:58

So you want a 'hide the ones I'm thinking about' button! A psychic button.

Oh me too!!!!


HestonsFatCock Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:36

Tee, how do I hide whole topics please?

Spot on OP. I could really use a hide poster button for those who talk about themselves in the third person wink.

YY Tee exactly. grin And maybe a chestnut emoticon like the biscuit one for 'Not this old chestnut again'. wink

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:44:10

Hestons, go up there ^ and go to Customise and scroll to the bottom of the page and there's a link to the hide topics page.

Sparkling, what we really need is a button for 'move this to the right topic' and then we can hide the topic!

SoleSource Thu 03-Jan-13 17:45:38

Hide the poster button would be an abdolute Gosend but it would become obvious if a poster repeats what hidden posterhas already.stated.


Hello Sparklers

I don't think will do it tbh. Wont it leave gaps in threads if you hide posters?

SoleSource Thu 03-Jan-13 17:47:41

Exactly SP

thats why


People been asking for years

cynner Thu 03-Jan-13 17:48:12

I am not sure, SP(if that really is you) would not the next reply just come down?

SoleSource Thu 03-Jan-13 17:48:18

NetMums havehide poster I had 52354896459 on my list

HestonsFatCock Thu 03-Jan-13 17:48:33

I really want a chestnut emoticon now. Thank you Tee.

SoleSource Thu 03-Jan-13 17:49:39

Unhidden would see what you and hidden had posyed. Peopke would figure it out and w more sputeful silly games.

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:54:51

If you want to see how it can work successfully, go to any Delphi Forum. They've had hide poster for years. It inserts 'you've hidden this poster, do you want to unhide this post' link instead of whatever twaddle the poster has posted.

It would really work on MN since you aren't actually replying to a particular post when you reply, but to the whole thread, unless you put the poster's name.

It would be difficult to have a chestnut emoticon. it would look like a small poo, which would probably ok. I have a pile of poo emoticon on my emails and you can have it with flies or without. grin

Pagwatch Thu 03-Jan-13 18:26:25

I want a poo emoticon.

Not this pile of poo again. grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I think the poo emoticon would have been handy over the last week or so, and the chestnut. smile

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 03-Jan-13 19:37:06

There is one person I would like to hide.

Have done for about 6 months (maybe more). I actually do hide any threads started by them.

Funnily enough they don't tend to pop up in the posts that I join in on, so hiding them within a post hasn't come up yet.

<soothes Zombie's tit> hope you stick around and don't let the twats bring you down x

slightlysoupstainedbabygrows Thu 03-Jan-13 19:41:41

Daft question, but wouldn't it be possible to write a greasemonkey (or similar) script to hide posts from particular posters?

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 03-Jan-13 19:48:59

slightly is talking in tongues.....confused


Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 19:52:55

Interesting question slightly. Hmmm....

Pinot Thu 03-Jan-13 19:54:01

Ohhhhhhhh please can we have a Hide Poster function? The goading morons have me done in.

Naoko Thu 03-Jan-13 19:57:58

I'm sure that's possible slightly. If I had the skill I'd be right on that, genius idea. Sadly I don't....

There isn't anyone on MN who annoys me sufficiently that I'd hide them, but I'd love to have the option in case of future need. I've been on plenty of online forums and communities with a hide button and it's always been universally enjoyed as good for sanity, bloodpressure and general peace of mind.

Chubfuddler Thu 03-Jan-13 19:59:21

If some posters are really that objectionable surely their posts breach talk guidelines? Just report the posts.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 03-Jan-13 20:00:16

I don't think you can report somebody for being an ignorant nob-head though sad

AfterEightMintyy Thu 03-Jan-13 20:02:58


If people would actually post their ridiculous threads about breast v bottle, Christmas in August etc in the correct bloody topics, then it would be possible to hide them and avoid annoyance and calm the old blood pressure.

But, no, everything gets posted in Aibu. And anyone who objects is told they are "thread police" and what does it matter?

Chubfuddler Thu 03-Jan-13 20:03:03

I always get paranoid it's me everyone wants to hide, and one day hq will introduce the button and I will be all alone....

Hide the whole thread. I do it a lot now.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 03-Jan-13 20:06:29

Chub me too - am now uber paranoid grin

I have just found, at the bottom of Active Convos there is a 'Manage Hidden Posts' option.

I clicked on it and there are all the threads I've ever hidden, in all their glory.

140 PAGES of hidden posts!!!!!!!!! shock

That is how much certain things/subjects/people get on my tits!

Chubfuddler Thu 03-Jan-13 20:10:14

Put it this way, if I find a thread started by one of the people I consider to be a total tit I just hide it. I used to wade in, I cannot be arsed now.

That's my New Year's resolution on here Chub. I don't really do wading in but I don't think I will even comment now.

I think it's a good idea. I wouldn't use it myself because I love reading the bunfight threads prefer knowing what everybody is saying but I've seen it used on other forums effectively. If it helps some people participate in discussions without becoming riled then great.

It has some downsides -

- it's harder to follow conversations
- if enough people hide a certain poster their posts are less likely to be challenged or reported
- if somebody quotes the poster you've hidden it's fairly pointless.

It would be an optional extra though - nobody would have to use it so I can't see it creating problems.

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 21:04:44

I have well over half of the forums on here hidden already just so things that are of no relevance or particular interest to me pop up in Active Convos.

If a see that one of the posters who gets on my tit is the OP of a thread (thank you HQ for that option) I can hide it without looking at it. But recently there are a few (very few) posters who are really spoiling my MN experience with their attitudes and arrogance and are popping up all over the place.

I appreciate the argument that hiding a poster can leave gaps in a thread. But, I have used forums where this option is available and one learns to live with that when one chooses to use it.

I am now reluctant to post in case one of my bugbears replies. The temptation to tell them to stick their head even further up their arse might prove too much. I've had enough shit in my life for the past 18 months. I don't want to add falling out with MN to that. There have been times when MN has been my only lifeline. Things aren't that bad right now, but the one thing I have learned is that there is always something else that can go wrong and I don't want to lose this place.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 03-Jan-13 21:26:35

No, I totally understand where you are coming from Zombie.

I mentioned the other day that even the most un-bun-fighty thread keeps ending up with one or two posters turning up and being nob-heads.

It spoils it.

I only use this place for a bit of light relief, which can probably get annoying for those who are more serious, but i do try and stick to the lighthearted threads - that is hard when you find yourself sucked in to having to defend somebody (or yourself) who has said something innocent and somebody else has come along and taken it out of context/not understood or is just intent on being an utter twunt.

I am back to work on Monday, so I will be back to my few-times-a-week habit, instead of my few-times-an-hour habit I have developed this past few days grin. This should help me filter out most of the morons, hopefully!

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 21:34:20

There is a greasemonkey script, it works.

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 21:38:05

Hothead, could you please explain in words of one syllable just what a "greasemonkey script" is and how one uses it?

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:39:43

What's the script called?

ZebraInHiding Thu 03-Jan-13 21:48:12

And how do we get the script? smile

WifeofPie Thu 03-Jan-13 21:50:49

Ohhhh! <squeals>. A kitten emoticon! <easily distracted>.

I don't see how the 'hide poster' button would work, OP? I think it would get messy. Maybe take a break for a few days? Cool your jets and come back? It's easy to get tunnel vision when you've been spending too much a considerable amount of time here. If it's getting you down, a virtual mini-break is a good idea. Pref. somewhere sunny smile.

skullcandy Thu 03-Jan-13 21:51:46

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TheSecondComing Thu 03-Jan-13 21:53:26

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HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 21:53:38

On my phone but if you google some key words you should find it on an old thread. I will look on my PC later too.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 21:55:33

I would love this. There is a poster who just riles me up, no matter what she posts. She never starts a thread but just scatterguns her dubious wit all over the bloody place.

I don't know why they won't do it. But they won't.

skullcandy Thu 03-Jan-13 21:58:34

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GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 21:59:19

It would only leave a hole in your own thread - nobody else would see it.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:02:10

Don't you go anywhere zombs

Fuck the fuckers

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Thu 03-Jan-13 22:04:38

Zombie - sorry you feel like this sad

Occasionally I'd like it, but actually - I'm too nosey!!

I would like 'splat-a-poster' so that when they just wont STFU and continue to be as thick as pig shit you can 'splat' them and their posts look like they've been slimed.

I don't want much grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:07:27

mnhq,habitually decline hide poster for good's daft idea
if you cannot regulate your response to other poster that's your problem,not theirs
no one sufficiently annoys me to want to hide,I dont let the words on screen permeate

TheSecondComing Thu 03-Jan-13 22:08:05

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ArtexMonkey Thu 03-Jan-13 22:08:07

I'd love hide poster.

Gwan gwan gwan mnhq.

ArtexMonkey Thu 03-Jan-13 22:08:29

The script is brill but doesn't work on phones or iPads etc.

CometAndCupid Thu 03-Jan-13 22:10:56

I would love hide poster too.

I wouldn't hide many but there are two I would very much like to not see.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:11:25

I dont commit names to memory so don't have mn history with posters
I have no preference,posters sometimes agree,other times disagree
im always surprised people have posters they too short for online gripes

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:15:27

Folks, I merely said that the current situation makes me want to take an extended MN holiday - not that I am going to go go forever. (And I would wake you all up before I did so. wink ) I've made too many friends and received too much very welcome support on here to abandon it lightly. But I am seriously not happy with a few of the fuckers.

TSC, I hope Bibbs reconsiders.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:15:56

Discussions would improve I reckon, points would be addressed instead of people trying to be heard over the spats.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:16:56

that's nature of open forum,some posts you likey.some not
only mnhq can moderate so either you accept plethora of posters or you seek different forum
mn is big forum,IMO there's something for everyone just don't expect to like it all

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:17:21

Beer, you're right. But they wouldn't be getting on my poor left tit any longer!

GreenyEyes Thu 03-Jan-13 22:17:43

Most of the time I think Hide Poster is a daft idea, but then there are two posters who I just wish would fall off the face of the earth, the irritating bastards.

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HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:23:58

The script is called Mumsnet Favourites, it's an equal opportunities script, you can favourite or hide posters.

I'm doing it now.

Is anyone there?

Hello, hello?

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:24:31

I wonder if we are all talking about the same wankers.

Haven't MNHQ replied yet?

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:28:02

One wonders, GetOrf, one wonders.

Hothead, where does Zombie find this script and does it come with one syllable instructions?

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IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:30:10

No, SP. Although I suspect their inbox is overflowing with reports and they are dealing with those first.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:30:31

grin, no of course it's not you

I don't think MNHQ will reply, they have said christ knows how many times that they won't do it.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:36:54

have you ever thought if online stranger winds you up so much that's your problem
no theirs,but your inability to regulate yourself or your responses
is it that you want agreeing with?prefer the luffly threads?or don't like different pov

GreenyEyes Thu 03-Jan-13 22:37:49

I think mine are different wankers GetOrf, mainly because I think I'm the only person on here who THINKS THEY'RE WANKERS.

tigerdriverII Thu 03-Jan-13 22:38:17

Well I never realised until now that you could hide whole subjects. My active convos should get a bit more interesting now!

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:39:09

Hmm, script was linked in a thread in chat which is long gorn, back in a minute.

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:40:29

I have many problems, scottishmummy. I've talked about a lot of them many times on here. Would you like me to reiterate them for you?

It's fuck all to do with agreeing with, luffly threads or different povs. It's all to do with people with their head so far up their own arse that it's come out their mouth and is starting the cycle over again.

I think i might be someone's wanker tbh grin If this hide button happens ill end up alone talking to myself grin

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:42:56

no I don't recall your threads,why would I
but if mn winds you up,then it's your problem not anyone else
certainly I can't say anyone on mn got me like that

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 22:43:37

There was NEVER a script...surely?

Otherwise it would have wild fired by PMand we wouldn't have thread after thread!

Kinda agree with SM. If someone is being an utter cunt then report them. But if its an opinion you dont like etc then you have to press the fuck it button and <meh> at it.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Could you all llease PM me with which posters are the RileECoyotes and I'll formualte a table and publish ze rezults.

And uodate the spreadshit.


scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:47:03

I regulate what I read post on mn,to protect self.some topics hit mark,too much
I would hope others regulate to protect selves too, and not attribute blame to others
so far mnhq habitually decline hide poster

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:48:45

Don't tempt me, Chaos. grin

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:50:45

I found it! So, the script is here: You need to use Firefox and add Greasemonkey, I will do a set of instructions tomorrow.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:52:31

if you think someone crossed line,report to mnhq
if it's case of don't like their pov, post style,well that's just tough titty
we all need a degree of online savvy and tolerance to rub alon together

uptheamp Thu 03-Jan-13 22:53:33

nah hiding posters is a bit daft, if it gets a bit too much maybe chat on facebook with people who agree with you

would hate to see a hide poster option on here would be a bit silly imo

saying that i find it quite easy to ignore people online grin

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 22:55:47

Hothead. shock

MNHQ are gonna be on that scripts case tomorrow I bet....!

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:58:46

Just installed it on a different machine and it still works.

So, install Firefox web browser.

Add this:

Click on the mumsnet.user.js script here to install it:

Restart Firefox and there you go, favourite and ignore options are added under the Message Poster option.

I hid myself in error earlier, that got lonely.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 22:59:56

What they gonna do Val, ban me?


<registers another account just in case>

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:01:57

Why? It's been out there for donkeys. It runs on my system, doesn't affect anyone else.

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:03:23

Noooo. I don't think banning will happen! (I will pm you the reason I got banned once ;) )

I just reckon they are gonna go all out on it working on the site as it's effectively subordinating what MNHQ have decreed grin

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:04:42

I think it was first posted on a chat thread and I've linked to it and discussed it many times in the past, many of the threads have had MNHQ people on them.

Have I done wrong? Will I get banged up? I've been in Twitter jail, I can take it.

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:04:55

I just think putting it out on a thread like this will mean they will be 'all over it' iyswim

And will find the holes that allow it to happen. Wouldn't bank on it working too long....0_O

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:06:20

It is interesting how it fits in seamlessly with the site, wish I could screenshot on here.

<digs deeper hole>

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:06:44

Ah well, it was fun while it lasted!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 23:09:09

Thank you, Hothead. thanks

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:09:31

You could put the screenshots on your profile <whistle innocently>

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 23:11:50

If hide poster was so popular shy hasn't mnhq initiated it

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:15:30

No profile for me, I'm on the run now.

Take it from me, it looks good, very unobtrusive, and it works.

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ArtexMonkey Thu 03-Jan-13 23:19:23

We just need an iPad/iPhone compatible version tbh.

ArtexMonkey Thu 03-Jan-13 23:20:01

Oh, and, wait whut, you got put in twitter jail hothead?? No way.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:22:16

I am exaggerating for effect, it gave me a 120sec countdown until I could post again as I'd exceeded some limit or other, which is doubtful tbh, Twitter was probably just playing up.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ooh was that like Twitter sin bin Hothead? grin

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:26:08

TBH, I do now, but there was a time when there was some really unpleasant posting going on and I just didn't want to see it.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Thu 03-Jan-13 23:29:58

TSC I have, I have - that's WHY I want the splatter option!! grin

I liked it in the old days when you could just say 'Oh do fuck off' - it's sad how we took that for granted then it was whipped from beneath us... <sigh>

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Thu 03-Jan-13 23:33:22

I can do that most of the time BTP - but when they keep saying 'But Chipping you said...' 'Chipping that's 'whatever'' you either have to reply to them or leave it be and look like the bad guy when it's in fact them being as thick as pig shit - it's hard 'debating' with the hard of thinking.

TheSecondComing Thu 03-Jan-13 23:34:16

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slightlysoupstainedbabygrows Thu 03-Jan-13 23:35:29

Alas, ArtexMonkey, it looks like there's no current way to use Greasemonkey on iPhone...

off to upload firefox, bbl Hotheid cross fingers

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:38:11

Apparently the Justine Approved™ version is 'Your post makes you sound like a twat'. Then it's not a personal attack

That's HQ Approved™ apparently.......

hmmm DH says No to Firefox [ponders]

IamtheZombie Thu 03-Jan-13 23:42:45

Val, can you put up the smoking shed tomorrow night?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:44:26

Am Shedding tomorrow my darl, see you (and anyone else) then

Boys. Why no to FF? Am on ot now. Tis far superior to all the others. Whats his beef with ff?

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:45:39

Is it not BTP? Tell me where and I will fine Justine;s post to quote back at her and MNHQ..... <mission>

Naoko Thu 03-Jan-13 23:47:12

Why on earth would using a greasemonkey script that allows you to not see people who annoy you be something HQ would be 'all over'? I use browser plugins that stop me seeing adds, and that hide the facebook like button. This is exactly the same thing. Doesn't change anyone else's MN experience.

There's no prize for being able to ignore people being dickheads. It doesn't make you a bad person if you're not able to let it all slide off you. If it makes people more comfortable on MN, and avoids them being upset, I'm all for it - why would I, or anyone, want Zombie, for example, to continue being upset by people when she could hide them, be happy on MN, and we'd never know the difference?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:50:03

Phew, thought I'd started a revolution there, was only trying to be helpful, I've been there and didn't want to leave, I just wanted to enjoy the site.

Maryz Thu 03-Jan-13 23:50:33

I never thought I'd say this, but I think I agree with you.

However, if all us reasonable people hide the same poster (and I probably is the same few posters), then they will own the board, and everyone will think that everyone else agrees with them and we'll never get rid of them.


HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:52:08

Nope, the discussion continues around or over them, tbh as was said earlier it's not much different to how it all works now anyway.

HotheadPaisan Thu 03-Jan-13 23:53:00

In terms of you are often responding to the thread not individuals, you just don't see the goading anymore.

Valpollicella Thu 03-Jan-13 23:53:50

No my darl. Am Not SHREDDING grin Am Shedding grin

Found the post anyway. Wasnt Justine but Helen....

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ)Thu 04-Oct-12 14:27:55

Your post on this thread are ridiculous = fine. not deletable.

"You sound smug to me" = not so fine. "Your posts/argument sounds smug" is fine, depending on the context of course.

ie you can attack the opinion but not the poster/person.


Ie. Your post makes you sound like a twat. MNHQSANCTIONED

Go nuts people grin

TheBOF Thu 03-Jan-13 23:55:17

I've started a thread like this before, and put forward what I thought were really good arguments for it, which weren't responded to. I might search and c&p...

Val I dunno, slightly nervous now as I dunno techy stuff

hmm will ask nerdy 13 yr old's advice in the morning, hah

MardyBra Thu 03-Jan-13 23:55:33

There aren't many posters who annoy me enough to hide them, but apart from the odd petty mardy rant, I tend to stick to chatty or silly threads.

The problem with hiding would be when it becomes apparent that one MNer has hidden another because they don't respond to them or something. Then there could be accusations along the lines of "Why have you hidden me, you bitch?" and things could get even more heated.

I reckon I know who Getorf is on about too.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 23:55:56

cor,that's searing and incisive
bet there wont be dry seat in house as that quip belted out

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Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 00:01:16

Val, they backpedalled on that sad.

'cos I got deleted when I said "your posts on this thread make you sound like an arse", and when I emailed and said Justine said it was ok I was told it wasn't.

Valpollicella Fri 04-Jan-13 00:04:55

Are you meaning my post SM?

If so, I'm not meaning to be searing and incisive - was just referring back to a thread I had read a while ago.

Did they really Maryz? Never saw that!

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 00:04:58

Oh, look, I found it [excited]

"JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 04-Oct-12 14:34:20

What's so hard about saying "your post makes you sound like an arse and here's why" and then proceed to demolish with powerful argument?"

It was on this thread

But I've used it since and been deleted more than once sad.

TheBOF Fri 04-Jan-13 00:06:38

Ok, my arguments in favour:

I think that it's time to revisit the arguments for this again: the site is much bigger and full of wankers than it used to be, and there is a lot of unnecessary conflict. Given that civilian moderators have been discounted, and that the community team's workload is practically Dickensian, don't you think that anything which will reduce personal attacks and thus the need for deletions would be a good thing?

I understand that Justine is worried that threads "won't make sense", but given that a) people mostly talk shite anyway and fly off-topic; and b) the hide button would be individually activated by choice and not compulsory, I don't think this argument really holds water.

There are many posters mature enough to never need to shield themselves from the profoundly irritating, and some folk are naturally imbued with a zen-like calm in the face of fucknuggetry, but for the rest of us, please please please give us the option to simply never have to read the posts of people we know invariably get on our last nerve.

I am convinced that spats will reduce; people will participate more widely and constructively in threads, instead of having to hide them once their nemesis appears; goading will become much less sustained; and the bill to MNHQ for gin at weekends will be slashed to pre-2005 levels.

What's not to like?

Another thing about threads not making sense- quite a few prolific posters have, for one reason or another, had their entire posting history withdrawn, which really does ruin threads. Plenty in Classics are now incomprehensible, for example, to anyone.

A Hide Poster button could be reversible, and would only leave holes in threads which the Hider had chosen, and obviously everybody can see the thread as normal.

Another argument that comes up over this issue is that we might lose the opportunity to educate posters in the error of their ways.

I reject this too, as I don't believe people would just merrily click Hide every time someone disagreed with them; the point is that posters who are impervious to reason and that you know merely serve to irritate you on a consistent basis, to the point where you sometimes just have to avoid entire threads or even topics, could be hidden so that you can participate in a discussion without falling into the trap of becoming tetchy or rude. And there will always be posters who take pride in being tolerant and patient, and wouldn't hide anybody at all. If they want to engage, they are absolutely free to do so.

As far as paranoia goes, lots of posters get ignored anyway, especially newer ones, or people just repeating previously-made points. That isn't bullying; it's just the way of a fast-moving thread, and a reflection of people's ease directly addressing people they feel they already "know". Heck, sometimes people get ignored, then someone else makes the exact same point and gets lauded as a genius the bastards . Happens all the time, and it won't noticeably increase.

If other major forums manage this just fine with no hurt feelings, why can't we?

If people were stupid enough to just hit Hide willy-nilly, then they'd end up with the equivalent of a Facebook group, or the decidedly dull-sounding moldies group, if it still exists.

I agree that the beauty of MN lies in its diversity, and I think most people think like that. I rather suspect that a Hide button would very rarely be used: it certainly wouldn't be likely to just exclude people who weren't your close mates, I think we are all more sensible than that.

But in the cases where the occasional poster NEVER FAILS to rile and upset you, it would make using the site ten times more enjoyable and user-friendly.

ok ok heyulp needed in the morning, downloaded thingie, firefox, lappie not reading greasemonkey at all, aaargh

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 00:16:54

<favourites BoF>

Just restart Firefox BALD and see what happens/ try the steps again, will be around tomorrow if I can help any more.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 04-Jan-13 00:18:16

I've still got splinters in my arse over this one tbh.

I get the idea (there's one knob head I certainly wouldn't miss if they dropped off my screen for good) but in reality I can't see how it would work.

I just don't see how threads could flow if everyone is hiding random people.

I also think it would be open to people over-using it. There's a big difference between people who piss you off occasionally and have a specific view that you really disagree with and people you absolutely can't bear to look at.

I have a horrible feeling it would turn into "you disagreed with me, how dare you, consider yourself hidden" type of territory and that makes me uncomfortable.

If anything I think it would make bullying easier in a sort of la-la-I-cant-hear-you sort of way.

Not explaining myself very well but I know what I mean!

Randall I know what you mean.

Everyone would end up hiding each other at some point grin

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 04-Jan-13 00:22:47

Balls bof just shot all my points down in flames with one mahoosive x-post.

I spent ages trying to word that [sad and a bit thick face]

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 00:24:59

Randal, they could make it so you had to hide the poster individually on each thread they were on, or something.

So you would only hide them when they irritated you?

And they could certainly have a "don't show threads started by X, Y and Z" option.

Or another possibility is that each of us could only have a limited number (say ten) of posters who were hidden - that might be fun. When you reached your limit, you would have to decide which person irritated you least, and unhide them in order to hide the next one.

The only problem with that would be that if one particularly irritating poster had ten name changes, hiding him/her would take up all your options grin

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 00:26:30

Mebbe Randall, but I've probably spoken directly to about 4/5 people out of 20 on this thread, there are just too many posters to talk to everyone. Also, the kind of posters I hid in the past weren't very nice or considerate, some were deliberately goading and said as much, it's not bullying to protect yourself from them.

While on the subject of hiding can anyone tell me how you unhide a thread on the mobile site?

I keep accidently pressing hide

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 04-Jan-13 00:32:16

Ooh giving people a limited number would be good. You can hide her but you'll have to reveal this twat face over here if you do. Who goes? YOU decide grin

I just think it could backfire in that the twats would just hide the people that have the confidence to stand up to them iykwim.

I don't know, I'm waffling. I just can't help thinking of the old school bully trick of excluding a person and making them feel like shit for one slight transgression.

shine0ncrazydiamond Fri 04-Jan-13 00:33:16

I'd like to add just one sole poster....

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 04-Jan-13 00:38:22

I do get the positive side of it paisan, I think being able to just switch off someone who is just being thoroughly nasty to you is a great idea.

I just worry it would be open to miss-use if that makes any sense.

(Blimey, spot the kid who didn't enjoy school very much blush )

No, it will not work, it's a terrible idea.

I've seen it on another forum I use where one poster informs another that they will hide them. Cue arguments and sniping.

It will be the equivalent of sending people to Coventry, and will lead to posters ganging up on others and general nastiness.

WifeofPie Fri 04-Jan-13 01:21:28

would lead to arguing and sniping, posters ganging up on other posters and general nastiness'.

We've already got all of those smile.

It just seems a bit petulant to hide someone you disagree with...presumably anyone who's truly offensive will get reported, banned, pitch-forked into oblivion? That just leaves posters that annoy because they're tedious thickoes too chipper, overly enthusiastic or happy and --I'm not leaving--we need them to balance out the disenchanted wink.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 07:18:54

Still no word from HQ? Has anyone reported the thread? Not that they are going to change their answer.

And them banning someone for using Greasemonkey would be very bad business. And how are they to know? Tech has enough on his plate without adding 'make it impossible to use Greasemonkey on the site' to his list. Thanks for the script, Hothead.

And everyone's objections are silly. It just doesn't happen that way. Seriously. Go look at Delphi. Their TOS actually says 'before you report someone, try hiding them.' Think of all the work we'll be saving HQ.

And how would it make holes in the threads any more than deleting people for breaking rules does? That argument is a total strawman.

But Justine has spoken on this. And I doubt she'll change her mind.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 07:58:35

It won't make holes in the thread - of course not. Not everybody responds to everyone else anyway, so the fact that an individual posters is hiding X poster and cannot see their post will make no difference at all to anyone else's experience of a thread.

The fact that it would be obvious if you repeated what the hidden poster X had said is a fallacy. People repeat what others say all the time on threads anyway. It will make no tangible difference.

I suppose I could just carry on and completely ignore and refuse to engage with the poster(s) who annoy me, but it would make it a lot better if I couldn't see the flaming ignorance and idiocy in the first place, tbh.

I think bof makes a very good argument for it.

I think after years of thinking AIBU (and there rows on there) are a good thing, I am starting to change my mind. The mindset for AIBU threads is so hostile and combative that I never start a thread in there now, as despite being a mouthy cow I just can't be arsed with the wankers who scatterpost on every AIBU thread supposedly knowledgably no matter what the subject. Whatever the MNHQ disclaimer at the top, AIBU is a dedicated fight club. Threads on there must cause MNHQ the most shit. I presume they keep it despite the aggro because it generates a lot of traffic.

rubyrubyruby Fri 04-Jan-13 08:02:28

I'm with Justine tbh

It's a shit idea << my words not hers >> hmm

uptheamp Fri 04-Jan-13 08:13:59

fgs people must spend way too much time on here if they think this is a reasonable option.

what's a talk site without talkers? agree with them or not it's all the views that make the site interesting.

i personally don't think mn has changed that much and i have been here a fair while. it's easy to ignore threads that are on the wind up and some people like to be wound up.

suggest people take a break if they get so wound up from one or two posters. get a bit sick of these threads. soupy usually is succinct with her points re hiding posters.

uptheamp Fri 04-Jan-13 08:15:18

I want this, fairly desperately but can see a few problems
The repeated "why are you ignoring my questions to yoy?" Posts followed by realisation that they have you hidden
And also potential for bullying "we should all hide..."

Don't agree that the same posters would be hidden by everyone though. People who highly irritate me, other people think are hilarious frank skinner

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 09:14:30

Morning all and blush at taking so long to get back to you all.

I'm afraid the answer is the same as it has always been - here is Justine's response from the October webchat

"Same old answer really - we think there's a danger of mucho confusion - missing posts etc. We are a discussion site that allows differing and unpopular opinions so it just doesn't feel very Mumsnet."

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 09:17:59

Rebecca, just as a matter of interest, do you have a shit list like some of us do, in our heads.

Are there a number of posters about whom you get loads of reports - ones who stay just the right side of the guidelines but are really fucking annoying on zillions of threads?

And is there any way of dealing with them - maybe sending them a message saying "grow up and stop annoying everyone"?

And if so, is it worth reporting, re-reporting the ones who get on my wick in the hope that if enough people report them that you will do something about them (even if technically they aren't actually breaking any rules).

If that makes sense?

Or do I just have to suck it up and avoid threads they are on (ie half the board)?

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 09:18:27

Oh, and how did you draw the short straw and get to deal with this thead? Are Helen and Olivia hiding grin?

SoupDragon Fri 04-Jan-13 09:27:53

Of course, you could just try being a grown up and dealing with stuff like you would in real life. You know, where there is no option to rub people out.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 09:31:00

But it is actually easier to avoid people in real life as you can see them coming!!

I hardly ever post anymore because some people make me want to headbutt my monitor and then launch it into my fishtank.


<snurk> at my xpost with soupy.

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 09:33:15

There are lots of options to deal with people in life.

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 09:41:50


Rebecca, just as a matter of interest, do you have a shit list like some of us do, in our heads.

Are there a number of posters about whom you get loads of reports - ones who stay just the right side of the guidelines but are really fucking annoying on zillions of threads?

And is there any way of dealing with them - maybe sending them a message saying "grow up and stop annoying everyone"?

And if so, is it worth reporting, re-reporting the ones who get on my wick in the hope that if enough people report them that you will do something about them (even if technically they aren't actually breaking any rules).

If that makes sense?

Or do I just have to suck it up and avoid threads they are on (ie half the board)?

I luff everyone me hmm

yy, keep reporting, that is what we are here for and we will take a look BUT, we can't ban people for being annoying or for having differing views, no matter how frustrating they are.

Maryz they keep the shit list in the gin cupboard...

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 09:47:37

I am too nosy to hide posters.

But dear god the wankers...

quick update for Hothead: no luck with the firefox/greasemonkey, it kept freezing my lappie so back on chrome and will have to just slide eyes over the numpties as before - but thank you, I really appreciate you taking time to share your tips. flowers

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 09:54:08

Ach, sorry BALD, it is annoying but it all works for me on multiple machines.

The most useful use of it I found in the past was when there was a really interesting discussion going on but one poster was just spoiling it, it just helped me to completely skip over them and focus on the constructive contributions.

Trills Fri 04-Jan-13 09:55:19

Sparkling, what we really need is a button for 'move this to the right topic' and then we can hide the topic!

If you report threads some MNHQers are quite good about shuffling things to the correct place.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 10:00:07

But you can rub people out in real life.

Not that I kill them, or anything, I hasten to add. But you can plot people's downfall freeze people out. You don't have to wilfully put up with any old twat in real life.

In response to your mucho confusion Rebecca - there won't be. Nobody would know. You would only have missing posts on your own threads - it won't effect anyone else's.

Mind you, if we are talking about what is or isn't very mumsnet, I would say that 80% of AIBU completely goes against the MN ethos of helping parents nowadays.

But - I know that you don't want to introduce this feature and that's fair enough. I will just buy a couple of voodoo dolls.

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 10:20:50

GetOrf's a mobster, sending people to "sleep with the fishes" shock

I'm still pro hiding posters. There are some thoroughly annoying people out there, and as much as I try to ignore them myself, they're still THERE.

And poor Zombie, at least for Zombie's sake (and her remaining tit)

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 10:29:05

I AM a mobster.

Just call me Silvio.


Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 10:50:42

"don't ever take sides against the GetOrf family"

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:23

Capeesh !

I love capeesh.
<<checks bed or horses head>>

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:56

For. For.

No one would check a horses head.

ginhag Fri 04-Jan-13 11:02:16

<terrified I'm Getorf's wanker>

Well I do spout my dubious wit all over the place at times...

ginhag Fri 04-Jan-13 11:04:22

Btw, I do a lot of 'start reading thread, hide thread, run away'. Am dead hard like that hmm

ginhag Fri 04-Jan-13 11:08:31

<paranoia fuelling tumbleweed>

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 11:09:22

See I'm afraid to hide some threads, because I'm afraid I will miss a bunfight something interesting.

Rebecca, can you really not ban people for disagreeing with me? That's terrible. I might have to reconsider my membership of mumsnet <lies>

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 11:13:47

Mn should have guest moderators every now and again. It could be a prize or something

"thread deleted as pagwatchmumsnet thinks the OP is a shite slinging twat"

"post deleted as op clearly didn't think it through"

"deleted by Pagwatchmumsnet because fuck you"

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 11:17:44

Yes! Guest Moderators!

"The Camping Topic has been deleted for today, because Absy just doesn't do Camping".

"Deleted for being too long - - I'm lazy"

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 11:20:27

lol at ginhag.

I would love guest moderation. I would create a topic called Cunty Corner and shove a load of threads in there.

I would also permit a 'name the MNers you loathe' thread with a complete amnesty on deletions.

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 11:20:55

"This post is in the wrong topic, but as it is boring it's being deleted rather than moved"

"Thread locked as op is obviously being unreasonable but is never going to accept it"

"Poster blocked for being a pain in the arse"

I could be a good moderator. I'm very tolerant and understanding and fair <lies again>

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Trills Fri 04-Jan-13 11:23:54

I would be a terribly reasonable guest moderator.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:24:57

"This thread has been deleted as no one can see the Tee is always right."

BoffinMum Fri 04-Jan-13 11:26:33

We should have a real life 'delete' button like in Doctor Who so the annoying posters are TAKEN OUT and exploded remotely. Much more satisfying. Even if we don't get to hear the squelch, we would hear about it in the news and could nod knowingly as the authorities tried to work out what the fuck had happened.

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 11:31:31

I've asked for that before Boffin. I wanted a "delete poster" button, but Justine said no. I have no idea why shock - I thought it was a very reasonable request.

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 11:41:45

mn discussion forum,for discussion of topics.inherent in that is expectation of difference
if you really can't tolerate different pov people irk so much you need to hide,that's your issue.not theirs
The whole point mn is the range,depth and eclectic pov.yes it's random,can be annoying...that's the point

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 11:45:05

"deleted by Pagwatchmumsnet because fuck you"


GrumpySod Fri 04-Jan-13 11:46:59

Justine's justification doesn't make sense because it's an option for individual posters, part of our customising toolbar whatever. It's not like that poster's contributions will be deleted for everyone, just for individuals.

I bet it would cut a lot of the pointless argybargy. Probably lead to less work for MNHQ having to delete threads that ascend to the worst personal attacks.

FairyJen Fri 04-Jan-13 11:47:20

I just want to no of I'm on the otw list....

GrumpySod Fri 04-Jan-13 11:47:54

If MNHQ said "We can't afford to pay Tech to find an efficient way to implement it" I would understand.

FairyJen Fri 04-Jan-13 11:48:03

* know if

Well I'm definatly on the pedants one now!

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 11:51:19

"deleted by Pagwatchmumsnet because fuck you"
Replies may also be deleted.

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 11:57:24

"Deleted because poster clearly can't see that they are wrong and ^Abs is right^"

"Deleted because poster's name is a bit too close to mine for my liking"

"Just because"

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 11:59:22

If you're guest moderating, do you get access to the MNHQ biscuit tin? Or is that for normal MNHQers only?

BoffinMum Fri 04-Jan-13 12:01:20

Sorry, let's be clear here. I did not mean simply delete their posts. That would be too uncontroversial. I meant delete them as in the Armstrong and Miller sketch "Kill Them', a la James Bond. Wipe them out. Make them shuffle off this mortal coil. Make them an ex-poster, nailed to the perch. Whatever it takes. I think this would raise the stakes quite satisfyingly whilst appealing to my inner anarchist. grin

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 12:06:39


If you're guest moderating, do you get access to the MNHQ biscuit tin? Or is that for normal MNHQers only?

Oh no, we don't share biscuits with everyone biscuit

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 12:07:07

actually, screw the biscuit tin. I want access to the gin collection.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 12:13:55

I think you should run a charity auction (beneficiaries: Rebecca and Olivia's martini fund) - 24 hours access to the MNHQ moderation system.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 04-Jan-13 12:15:39

I wish I knew who you were all talking about confused
There are some posters that I virulently disagree with but I just say my piece and leave the thread.
I agree with SM on this.
<Did I really say that?>

I doubt we're all talking about the same person/people. Everyone is different and so personality clashes can occur with anyone. I can't bear Frank Skinner but he seems fairly successful so I guess some people must enjoy looking at or listening to him.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 12:27:05

I've never had a martini.

Or a babycham. I nearly bought some in Tesco but DH said I was actually in danger of morphing into some odd lady from the 1950's.

Anyway <squee> that it is RebeccaHQ on this thread so we can have larks and shizzle. Brillo.

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 14:09:38


With a twist

from somewhere decent

But not too many as it's pure spirits and about 3 will leave you hammered

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 14:13:48

1 will leave me hammered. Am a reeeet lightweight.

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 14:15:08

But it will be a classy hammered, so it's alright.

Also, it has to be very, very cold (the martini, not the weather).

Trills Fri 04-Jan-13 14:22:09

I don't particularly want a big old glass of gin by itself.

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 14:26:48

Gin is low carb.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 14:34:53

Martinis are wonderful - they are pretty much 40% proof so 3 indeed will get you sloshed. Plus you get a bit of a snack with the olive. <health> And they are only something like 5 calories each <makes it up>

Vodka martinis only please, not gin.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 14:36:06

Mmm. I'm coming round to this idea....

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 14:38:51

I am 51 and I have never had a martini.
That's awful isn't it.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 14:39:25

Shall we have one together, darling Paggy?

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 14:41:33

Yes. Definitely.

My New Years Resolutions included being more drunk sociable and drinking trying new things

Absy Fri 04-Jan-13 14:43:23

Yeah, I have only ever had vodka, not gin. First time was when I met someone for afternoon tea in a swanky hotel, and we didn't have any tea. Just martinis and a lot of cake. It was awesome. But now, no alcohol for me [sadface]


Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 14:48:47

My NYR were (1) to learn french properly, not this half-arsed version I remember from school and (2) to learn to knit.

I haven't started on either yet.

Drinking martinis seems more preferable, tbh. I shall drink yours, Absy wink

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 14:55:16

My new year's resolution.


GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 14:59:16


Does anyone know any tall single blokes? Preferably resembling Damian Lewis. ooh or the bloke who played Estes. Or anyone non-ugly.


JustFabulous Fri 04-Jan-13 14:59:17

I'd like an option to highlight when certain posters, post, and I can go and read their musings straight away grin.

I don't think you can demand things are changed because they annoy you but maybe it is a sign it is time for a break.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 15:05:22

"anyone non-ugly" grin

Have you tried online dating, gerroff? Genuine q. My (male) friend joined 3 years ago after months of me nagging him to get back out there, and he is now married and they've just had their second son. I think online dating is just the modern way, he certainly didn't find it creepy or nauseating like he feared.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 15:11:19

I don't want to date anyone <shudders>

I really don't want a relationship - I have given up on those completely

I just want a good old fashioned snog, frankly.

I keep looking at good looking whippersnappers on the train wistfully. God help me I am turning into Carole Malone.

TheLoneRanger Fri 04-Jan-13 15:25:40

Getorf t'interweb, Getorf, you won't meet fuckable blokes who are also available on MN. grin And our ds's are not available.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 15:32:17

But but but I want you to be settled and in love and all happy <selfish>

If it's just a knicker-twitching snog, then... <packs away wedding hat a lá Cilla Black>

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 15:36:32

Oh no I don't want to be all settled, and all lovey dovey with some bloke.

But how can I meet men for random snogs?

I can't put that on the internet, god knows what would unearth.

What am I supposed to do? Go to a disco (disco!) on a Friday night?

funnymum71 Fri 04-Jan-13 15:39:58

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Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 15:49:24

YY I know you don't want settled-and-comfy, but I want you to be settled-and-comfy grin

Nooooooooo, you canna put on the dating site that it's just for knicker-twanging, but that would be a naice end result at the end of a date, and then you can just not do date 2. No? Or do a date 2 but keep it light and easybreezy covergirl It'd work out, I bet.

Oh funnymum71 that is atrocious sad

JustFabulous Fri 04-Jan-13 15:56:28

funnymum71 - why not report the post?

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 16:36:03

Well, not being able to spell something doesn't flag anything for me since I have two things I can never spell, but the rest would have my finger on the report button, FunnyMum.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 16:39:22

What can't you spell, tee?

I can actually say Due Diligence without sounding pissed. Which is unfortunate because I have to say it at work a lot.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 16:40:15

Fybromyalgia and Degenerative.

Ooh, I got degenerative right that time!

I can spell the full version of Fibro!

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 16:43:43

I can't spell diahorrea. Stupid bloody word anyway.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 16:48:01

Oh hang on is diahorrea right? It looks right.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 16:48:39

I am a moron.

Trills Fri 04-Jan-13 16:49:42


(did that without looking, might not be right)

Are you the mother who sends in a note to school

Hayley was in not school yesterday because she had dior diar the shits

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 16:56:17

Yes, that's me, Trills.

And that should say 'can't spell' full version of fibromyalgia.


HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 17:02:41

This should help, the visuals especially.

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 17:03:57

Pag, I'm in.

Trills Fri 04-Jan-13 17:07:56
Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 17:10:21

Hahaha grin

Every time. I click on that everytime.

Excellent Paisan. smile

funnymum71 Fri 04-Jan-13 17:23:00

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Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 17:30:50

I can offer you my brother: single, 40, 6'1, relatively well off (acksherly might as well be a sodding millionaire compared to me), own teeth (don't mention the hair), rather nice.

Been mucked around a bit lately, but is pretty nice (compared to most brothers).

Unfortunately you would have to fly over to Dublin, so that might be a bit far.

In the meantime, I am 50 and I've never had a martini either. Are they lower in calories than wine?

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 17:40:46

Sorry, funny, x-posted very badly there.

I know they aren't nice posts taken like that, but I'm not sure that changing your name and going onto a thread where a group of people who "know" each other well and are chatting away purely to call them all stupid isn't asking for insults.

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 17:42:39

And you really should comment on the thread and report, not take it from thread to thread.

Now I don't know cynner, and I don't particularly like the posts, but there was certainly a fair bit of goading as far as I can see.

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 17:47:28

I hate people using 'special' as an insult. Or sneering about mental illness or conditions as a way to make a cheap shot.

But report or deal with it on the thread in question.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 17:48:06

Lol at teeth and hair.

Dublin is a bit too far though grin

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 17:51:56

Ds1 is attending an old boys rugby match tomorrow. About 20 19/20 year old very fit blokes. Any good Getorf ? Do you want a lift?

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 17:55:12

Pag, you can't pair your friends off with your son's friends. You just can't shock. No matter how young and lovely your friends are. It's just wrong.

not that I'm jealous at all

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 17:57:34

It's only snogging Maryz.

Do you want a lift Maryz?

Fiderer Fri 04-Jan-13 17:59:04

There may be older brothers there, too, right, Pag? Much older?

<plots coordinates of nearest airfield>

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 17:59:07


It is all wrong. They are still boys in my head. And I would feel even more ancient next to Getorf while that are all "hello Mrs Pagwatch"-ing me

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:00:18

I'm very old and very married but I'll take a lift Pag...

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 18:01:18

I'll come too.

Just to keep an eye on them you, you understand?

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 18:02:47

Yes to older bothers.

Unfortunately also lots of perky sisters too I remember watching DS play a big match with the stands filled with screaming girls. All blonde. All wearing vest tops in November.
Actually the oldest I have ever felt. Eve.

Pagwatch Fri 04-Jan-13 18:03:41

Ever. Not eve.

I shall book a minibus, shall I?

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:05:39

perky sisters <spits>

Fiderer Fri 04-Jan-13 18:07:21

Well if you're feeling "Eve" Pag there may be more benefits grin

Must say re Hide Poster, I haven't seen one good argument against and have seen many for. If you choose to hide, then you accept threads may be disjointed and as for the "stand and educate" argument, there will always be those who can and do so, but those who really can't face it could opt out.

If you've opted out, you can't gripe about deletions.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:08:07

ACTUALLY <shouts excitedly> I have a lovely cousin who would be perfuck for you, Gerroff. 41, tall, good bod, funny, witty, loves deep conversations. I them 'em to bits. Even got me a subscription to Psychologies mag so we can discuss shizzle together in our pissed states grin

Except he is actually a she and she lives in Cyprus (hence pissed facebook chats about psychology and shizzle).

But, genuinely, you're very similar and would be fab together.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:18:33

Bloody hell pag!

I wouldn't know what to say to 20 year old boys, other than 'do you want me to put a pizza on' in manner of how I speak to dd's male mates. TOO young!

No fucker has chatted me up since 2006. <Sob>

AnyFucker Fri 04-Jan-13 18:18:54

perfuck ? grin

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Fri 04-Jan-13 18:19:45

I've got the greasemonkey thing working, wo0t!

'Favourite'-ing a poster highlights them in yellow, 'ignore' hides them but leaves their name/posting date box, and there is an option to skip through the thread to your next favourite.

And it took about 30secs to install, including the time it took to restart Firefox (but I did already have Firefox)

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:21:34


AnyF, folk were asking after you yesterday - on HoneyD's roll call thread (I think).

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:22:40

lol at he's not a he he's a she!

I had a doooom dooooom moment on holiday. Sitting next to a blonde beaitiful 17 year old dd in a bikini and realising that the waiters who do that whole crappy 'NO - you must be her sister' are doing it to HUMOUR me.

<Hatchet face>

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:32

Woot indeed Boulevard! Not my script but it just works.

Pag, where are the socialising drinks then, not bothered about the young men, obv.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:27:14

I bet they ruddy weren't humouring you, gerrof envy <smooch>

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 18:27:17

Well, this thread has stayed on topic ok [arf]

My brother is a he Getorf. I wouldn't mind having you as a sil.

Pag, were the girls wearing white minis and uggs with their vest tops? Even dd hates girls like that. She's of the jeans and mahoosive hoodie variety of supporters, which is why of course she doesn't have a boyfriend hmm.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:27:53

my brother is a he grin

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:34:22

I was flirting with pag, she deftly humoured me.

I can highly recommend lesbianism though, works for me!

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:35:28

Yes this went off at a complete tangent didn't it!

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:36:34

I could give lesbianism a swing.

Does anyone have Sue Perkins number?

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:39:25

I'd go for CJ Cregg myself. If (a) she was a real person, (b) I was a lesbian and (c) i was in her league!

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:40:52


HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:42:36

How do you know I'm not Sue, Sandi, Martina or kd?

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:44:07

Are you, Hothead? grin

AnyFucker Fri 04-Jan-13 18:45:38

were they, Pinot ? I have been on me hols with the odd comment scatter-gunned about the place.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 18:48:49

I'm sure it was that thread smile Where have you been? Do you have a tan? envy envy <eyes pasty white body>

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 18:56:28

I could be.

RitaRepulsa Fri 04-Jan-13 19:10:29

I didn't go on there purely to call them all stupid Maryz,if you scroll through it you'll see i only commented on a post egging folk on to have a laugh at relationships.
I did call said poster StupidMan but no one else, and the vitriol was pretty quick in pouring forth.

AnyFucker Fri 04-Jan-13 19:13:01

No tan. My skin is very soft and alluring because of the constant drizzle though smile

< Lake District >

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Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 19:17:59

Alluring grin

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 19:23:37

Do any of you tweet? I will only see the replies of those I haven't hidden, obv. [Smile]

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 19:24:53

<sticks tongue out at Hothead, knowing of course that she won't see grin>

Who the fuck goes to the Lake District in December [boggle]? I hope you took a wine cellar.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 19:26:27

I do Hothead. Same username as here.

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 19:28:32

Hello, hello, is anyone there?

HotheadPaisan Fri 04-Jan-13 19:30:59

I found you Tee!

Fiderer Fri 04-Jan-13 19:31:56

Who's been mean to Zombie? Because that's not on. Wondered why I hadn't seen her lately.

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 19:33:34

I gotcha back, Hothead!

IamtheZombie Fri 04-Jan-13 19:34:50

No one has been mean to Zombie, Fid. I'm just fed up with the attitudes and arrogance of a select few whose posts I no longer need to see thanks to HotheadPaisan.

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 19:38:36

Zombieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <smooch> How is DZH? Is he still being an utter delight? Can he give my DH lessons?

Fiderer Fri 04-Jan-13 19:44:46

Hello Zombie my lovely, and yes, I get your fed-up-ness. Yay for Hothead's ingenuity.

And much love to you and DZH, and much peace and happiness for you both in 2013.

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:24:56

righty hi everyone a bit calmer?hello to all I can still see you
you've had your mn answer no hide the poster
love and peace to all and try not be so petty bout folk you no likey

Pinot Fri 04-Jan-13 20:27:24

no likey
no hidey

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:34:52

I find these threads bit indulgent,no likey someone,so want to change mn
so we've had the mnhq answer, no mn hide the poster
til next time someone has a rammy or gripe with another poster

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Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 20:39:52

I don't think I've ever seen a non-indulgent thread actually grin.

IamtheZombie Fri 04-Jan-13 20:40:08

<< snogs Pinot >> DZoH is as always, dear Pinot. Shall I enquire as to his rates for training other DHs?

Thank you, Fid. I'll see you in the Dustbin™ later.

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:41:50

it's indulgent because it sought a significant change to mn, just because
yes mn has transient indulgent threads but they don't ask for site change
If people irk so much,learn to self regulate and don't get so got at and fraught

Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:42:25

Isn't self indulgence the whole point of MN?!?!

I have a theory that scottishmummy has another user name where she types in complete sentences and actually, you know, is nice.

It's just a theory...

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Tee2072 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:46:03

When it was all fields around here?

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scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:50:08

heehee I like a good mn gorn to dawgs,
not like the ole days thread
ah yes ye olde days

TheBOF Fri 04-Jan-13 20:51:01

When everyone just bumped gums and and it was humhaw this and that and there were no bams or creepy wee brackets? Sweet.

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:53:00

aye,all fields and could leave your back door open
knew everyone when goin for yer messages
and aibu hadnt been invented.hehee caused stushie when that was suggested

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:56:34

and ye tell the young yins abdthe dinnae believe you bout ole days
limited humphy wee faces
total palaver to bold any long sentence, and nae biscuits

RitaRepulsa Fri 04-Jan-13 23:38:21

And no sooks either eh sm?

scottishmummy Fri 04-Jan-13 23:45:03

wouldn't know.I don't need a wddle special zone where I hide posters

Maryz Fri 04-Jan-13 23:45:53



WifeofPie Fri 04-Jan-13 23:52:20

ScottishMummy...are you...drunk ? <hopeful>.

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AnyFucker Fri 04-Jan-13 23:58:42

Nary a drop ever passes sm's lips grin

IamtheZombie Sat 05-Jan-13 00:06:05

I'd like that, AF. I keep asking the chemo nurses to put in a second cannula and hang a bottle of vodka on the IV pole. For some reason they just laugh.

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AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 00:09:08

Mainlining vodka ? It's an interesting way of blotting out the nobheads grin

IamtheZombie Sat 05-Jan-13 00:14:01

Well quite, Beer. They try to tell me that the Piriton fairies don't drink. Ha!

I thought so, AF.

grin grin grin

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IamtheZombie Sat 05-Jan-13 00:15:19

Works just fine here, Beer


NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 00:15:43

"pretty much 40% proof so 3 indeed will get you sloshed"

I guess it comes down to quantity in 3, but my first impression was lightweight smile

Remembered my 18th birthday when I had 18 shots of Southern Comfort (also 40% proof) (+lemonade, though some would moan about it) and was still in college the next morning at 8:45... 18 should surely get close to 3 vodka martinis... in terms of volume...

OK, it was 30+ years ago and might do me some serious damage now (as I don't regularly drink anything much stronger than 15% Southern Comfort)

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OliviaPeaceOnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 05-Jan-13 00:25:49


From I wish to Hide those who detract from my MN experience to Shots I Have Known...

That's why I love MN so very much smile

We aim to please. grin

AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 00:26:54

18th birthday drinking S'Cumfort ?

What's wrong with cider and black, followed by pernod ? It certainly makes for interesting coloured vomit on the carpet... pity my mum didn't agree. Bloody blackhearted woman.

Strangley enough, I haven't been able to let one more drop of pernod cross my lips in nearly 30 years.

AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 00:27:51

18th birthday drinking S'Cumfort ?

What's wrong with cider and black, followed by pernod ? It certainly makes for interesting coloured vomit on the carpet... pity my mum didn't agree. Bloody blackhearted woman.

Strangley enough, I haven't been able to let one more drop of pernod cross my lips in nearly 30 years.

AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 00:28:17

oops, I am not pissed this evening. Promise.

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Did someone say southern comfort?

I love the stuff. Great going down, burns like fuck coming back up

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IamtheZombie Sat 05-Jan-13 00:42:15

25th birthday.

Mescal. That's the type of tequila with the worm in the bottle.

Zombie had 2 worms.

She was hung over for a week. She still can't even smell tequila without retching.

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AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 00:44:40

but...what about the worms

< errrk >

IamtheZombie Sat 05-Jan-13 01:06:49

The worms were well pickled, AF.

So was Zombie.

confused confused confused

Tee2072 Sat 05-Jan-13 07:31:01

Ah, 25th birthday I don't remember it well. Started shots of JD at about 5 and ended them about 0200.

I don't remember the next two days....

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 09:33:45

"When it comes back neat up your nose it stings like hell"

Fortunately have never had that experience, and have only ever been sick from drinking the once... Not bad in 36 years...

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 09:37:59

cider and black, AF?

I have never touched lager or beer (after a summer job working in a pub at 16)...

I like cider and SC (not mixed!) and Baileys (and had about 4 litres of a similar Irish cream in the last 2 weeks).

Pinot Sat 05-Jan-13 10:44:18

Did you eat the worms? I'm A Zombie Get Me Out Of Here-style?

I got smashed on Mateus Rose on my 16th birthday <middle class> I went to dinner with my warring parents. I think we all needed alcohol tbh hmm grin

Fiderer Sat 05-Jan-13 11:40:16

Funny how a certain amount of over-indulgence can put you off a drink for years.

I drank a fair amount of cider as a student in the West Country, then a irresponsible amount of Arack (like unrefined Ouzo) in the Middle East, then a hefty amount of vodka in the Cold War years in the Cold War countries.

Only in the last few years could I face any of them again.

Glad I avoided the worms though grin

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 14:00:34

After the smell of stale air from cigs and booze every morning (coming out the extractor fans at the pub), and having to empty out the drip containers, I would never touch beer or lager! Mine wasn't from any excess of them, honest! Started drinking cider at college (and we had a few 'Cider nights' in the SU building down in Southampton), and tried SC, etc.

Sentiment sediment! shared on the worms!

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Maryz Sat 05-Jan-13 17:33:41

First time I ever drank it was Scomfort. I was 16, and the guy who gave it to me then proceeded to drive me to a deserted beach and frighten the shite out of me.

I suspect worse would have happened if my brother hadn't also been in the "drive to the beach while pissed" party.

I often wonder what happened to that guy. He was 23 and definitely knew what he was doing.

I haven't drunk Southern Comfort since.

I don't do Tequila either, not since my student days. Or snakebite or lager and lime or Guinness and blackcurrent, but to be fair I didn't like them at the time either.


scottishmummy Sat 05-Jan-13 20:03:15

gosh you lot talk about drinking a lot
mind your intake ladies
make mine a tea and digestive

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scottishmummy Sat 05-Jan-13 20:40:50

lol I used to have drinking boots as student but no more,since weans
i wondered if it were folk current consumption
naturally as student I caned it,now it's inconceivable to me to do it.prefer cuppa

AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 20:57:02

mary, that sounds like a terrifying episode sad

cider and black...'twas the drink of choice for teenagers where I came from

cheap...but nobody really liked the taste so disguised it with cordial

white lightning ....christ almighty, I annihalated a few million brain cells on that stuff

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Sat 05-Jan-13 23:25:09

Network yes I AM a lightweight now grin

My btother went to university in southampton and ir emember a very drunken evening there in a student bat. Fucking absinthe.

Maryz Sat 05-Jan-13 23:38:25

I had a good night with port once <reminisces>

Mind you, I wouldn't drink it now grin

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Jan-13 23:44:21

Cider and black and Pernod- in the same glass= a Red Witch. Think I could still drink a Pernod and black very easily, with lots of ice

AnyFucker Sat 05-Jan-13 23:44:55

< boak >

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Jan-13 23:45:43

I feel like that about the cider part

Maryz Sat 05-Jan-13 23:48:07

dh used to drink some weird thing which was a shot glass of green stuff (creme de menthe) dropped into a pint of lager, I think. They would drink the lager, leaving the shot untouched, then drink the shot.

That was always my cue to go home.

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Jan-13 23:53:11

Ha ha, Creme de menthe was always the drink of last resort when in someone else's parents house (This happened once actually- exaggerating for effect!)

Maryz Sat 05-Jan-13 23:58:21

When I was a student, pernod was the drink of last resort as topping the bottle up from the tap was, erm, not very successful.

SwedishEdith Sun 06-Jan-13 00:02:12

That's right - couldn't be watered down in clubs and pubs! Still love Pernod/Ricard but, obviously, classier to refer to it as pastis now wink

NetworkGuy Mon 07-Jan-13 01:42:08

Was out Saturday night at a neighbour's (yes, I did take a bottle of something with me, not for me to drink it) ... no cider, so I had a few of the Blue Wkd vodka drinks.... fruity alcopop, can see why it is appealing to teens, think some cider is stronger, but nice as an alternative for me to take in my 'water' bottle when I go to the gym!

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