(141 Posts)
Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 07:31:48

I'm just worried that something awful has happened to you all.

I mean, I know Julie has just joined, and maybe she has hauled you all off to the pub, but I'm still concerned.

If one of you doesn't appear soon, I'm going to have to assume that there was a Carbon Monoxide leak in Mumsnet Towers and you are all passed out somewhere.

So, if you don't appear by 9 am, I'm calling the emergency services.

Chopstheduck Thu 07-Feb-13 07:37:58


Maybe they all got carted off by the russian helicopter that landed in London this mroning. Maybe they were all secretly russian spies???? shock

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 07:39:48


If they don't appear by 9am we should declare them officially lost and claim mumsnet as our own.

<appoints Self as President>

11Plustrauma Thu 07-Feb-13 07:40:51

I saw a thread a few days ago that took a while to get deleted because there was another contentious thread running at the same time. But for the thread I think you're referring to to still be standing for so long is shocking.

Makes plans to carve a little niche of mumsnet for self.

Scones section. Like the sound of that.

Chopstheduck Thu 07-Feb-13 07:41:17

nah, Worra can be the new president grin

<<starts checking out local car parks for missing MNHQ peeps>>

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 07:42:26

Maybe they don't like Worra? grin

Will I get myself very banned for goading MNHQ?

Chopstheduck Thu 07-Feb-13 07:46:05

there is no mumsnet left to goad sadsad

VivaLeBeaver Thu 07-Feb-13 07:47:34

Hecate, you can be president. But have you access to the big delete button?

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 07:50:59

Well they must have a cleaner, or a doughnut delivery guy. Someone who can open all the HQ windows of a morning, to bring them all round again.

Only works if we're going with the carbon monoxide, or drunken coma theories though.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 07-Feb-13 07:55:02

If they're not here by 9am I claim the biscuit stash!

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 07:55:43

Julie? I haven't seen Julie. I did notice Alex, however...

Perhaps the two of them are in cahoots, cahooters, if you will, in a plot by The Other Place, they of the Sparkly Shit, to infiltrate and take over MN?

Has the site been offline? Perhaps while they load Sparkly Shit code?

QuickLookBusy Thu 07-Feb-13 08:00:32

I agree, I said on the Worra IAC thread that I think they've been abducted by aliens

We on our own now and it's not going to be pretty.

ScumbagCollegeDropout Thu 07-Feb-13 08:04:12

Lord of the Flies!

Let the games begin!

skullcandy Thu 07-Feb-13 08:07:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sillymillyb Thu 07-Feb-13 08:09:15

I feel like all the grown ups have run away! has new Julie kidnapped them do we think?

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 08:10:20

I am making myself one right now, out of an empty washing up liquid bottle and some sticky backed plastic.

I will also create a Fight Club, where we can stick all those who wish to engage in handbags at dawn.

They can then fight to the death.

QuickLookBusy Thu 07-Feb-13 08:10:36

SkullCandy There's a goady thread about Worra, someone is saying she is a cunt

It was started last night, a million people have reported and its still there!

Something is wrong, very wrong.

MrsDeVere Thu 07-Feb-13 08:15:45

Does this mean we can say anything we want?

I don't think I can cope . I need boundaries

CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 08:17:58

Maybe that's now the official MNHQ position on Worra? Or Julie is actually an anti-Worra infiltrator who has the rest of MNHQ locked in a broom cupboard and is jealously guarding the big red button while the People's Front of AntiWorra do their worst.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 08:18:40

If the HQ girls have buggered off, can I claim DarrenMumsnet? <<jumps up and down excitedly>>
<<runs off to shave legs>>

sillymillyb Thu 07-Feb-13 08:21:21

you can have Darren if I can have the gin? grin

Pagwatch Thu 07-Feb-13 08:21:22

Hahaha at needing boundaries because i know what you mean

I thought 'yay. No moderation. But that's scary. I can't cope' all in the same millisecond.
I have Stockholm syndrome or something.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 08:21:44

<<channels pearl clutchers>>
I can't believe you are posting here when there is an emergency! HQ have disappeared, get your priorities straight, get off MN and call a bloody ambulance! crack open the gin stash

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 08:23:01

If only we had known, we could have got up to all sorts of mischief last night! grin

CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 08:23:38

Can't believe I forgot to call dibs on the gin! OK, can I have the biscuits?

CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 08:28:56

blondieminx beat me to it on the other thread, but I bet that actually they've all been locked in a heated debate all night over the deletion message to use. Currently Helen is mounting an impassioned defence of her preferred option against valiant rearguard action from Rebecca and Olivia.

sillymillyb Thu 07-Feb-13 08:29:05

ahhh don't worry, I'll share the gin best not ask saggy to share Darren though shock

LesBOFerables Thu 07-Feb-13 08:30:59

I think that they might stop being funny if they think we are goading them [ssaaad]

sittinginthesun Thu 07-Feb-13 08:31:49

Didn't Helen say she was going off with Big Dave last night...?

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 08:46:12

Maybe they are all out swinging?...

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 08:53:12

Thank you very much for that mental picture, Saggy. grin

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 08:57:35

Damn someone got to the [gin] before me. Still I believe there's some decent wine in Justine's private lair, I'll snaffle look after it shall I?

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 08:58:22

So..... HOW many threads about threads now? That delete button is going to be worn out!

Dawndonna Thu 07-Feb-13 09:02:39

Oh bugger, I don't have anything I desperately want to say!

Sirzy Thu 07-Feb-13 09:03:54

Well its gone 9, does that mean the take over has begun?

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 09:04:20

I make it four, SayCool

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 09:07:07

Yes. MN is ours.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:08:37

Ok, it's after 9.

How about we all go and start bunfights all over the place and see if they reappear? Otherwise, is there anyone in London near enough who could pop over and check before we call in the big guns?

I'm in.

<cracks knuckles>

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 09:09:38

Thanks Betty smile

Maybe MNHQ are waiting to see if there's a record for how many threads about a thread there are?

Then of course they have to think up awesomely funny deletion messages for all of them.

Poor bunnies..... wink

Fenton Thu 07-Feb-13 09:11:39

There are code words which set off the bat phone aren't there?

Let's try...







Which emergency service would they appreciate most do you think? Shall we send some burly firemen?

ripsishere Thu 07-Feb-13 09:13:07

I never even thought of being contentious over night. I am eight whole hours ahead of the UK. Getting pissed off when I think of the fun I could have had.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 09:13:53

Gina Ford

Class debate - benefit scrounging etc

Sirzy Thu 07-Feb-13 09:14:44

Shall we send some burly firemen?

hmm, do we want to be seen as rewarding them for their neglect of duties?

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:16:47

Oh, yes here we go

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 09:17:09

The burly firemen might not make it out in one piece.

LtEveDallas Thu 07-Feb-13 09:17:23

I'm considering copying morningpapers SWMNBN quote in full....If that doesn't get them moving, nothing will.

(Hec, can I be Armed Forces Minister?)

ThedementedPenguin Thu 07-Feb-13 09:17:28

No sign yet?

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:17:30

rip, you and thumbwitch can cause havoc at 4 am now you know no-one will notice grin

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 09:18:03

Thanks Maryz that's brightened my morning!

Pagwatch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:18:41

I wonder if it in an experiment.
To see if wanky troll threads cause fewer ripples if they just let them die away.

Morning Worra.
Can I ask? Would your preference be deletion or leave it be? Because if it were me (in the thread title) I would prefer it were left but obviously your opinion is way more relevant.
I think it's such a pile of shite it just makes the op look bad (and thick) and doesn't reflect on you at all. What do you think

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 09:20:56

Oooh, an Alex you say?

I like a good non-gender-specifying name.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 09:22:08

Pag - a couple of weeks ago I reported a post calling me disgusting saying "please don't delete this, I think it perfectly highlights the level of debate of which the other person is capable".

MNHQ said once their attention had been brought to a personal insult they had to delete it, because that's their policy. Even if the insultee doesn't want it deleted.

Pagwatch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:25:34

Damn it. That's my theory fucked Trills.

I do think it is better they stay sometimes but I can see why they have to draw a line I guess.

Well those firemen woke me up. Thanks Maryz

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 09:30:03

And the original thread is up to 1000 SANS witty deletion message! angry

Sirzy Thu 07-Feb-13 09:30:43

Love how they delete it on 1000!

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 09:31:07


HazeltheMcWitch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:31:08

Whoop whoop!
I got the magik 1000 (er, I think). With a lovely symmetrical post.

For about a millisecond before the poufing.

11Plustrauma Thu 07-Feb-13 09:31:41

hq my lovelies, you've put AND where you mean AN in your deletion message on that other thread ....

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 09:31:43

Hazel, yes you did! I saw it for a brief second before the magical POOF!

Sirzy Thu 07-Feb-13 09:32:27

I managed to get 999, my timing was just out obviously!

Although I did foresee that it would be deleted as it reached 1000!

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 09:32:33

Click the picture links on the deletion notice. Especially the second one...

phantomhairpuller Thu 07-Feb-13 09:32:41

MNHQ I am very disappointed in you. Have waited all morning for the deletion message but it never came. You simply waited for the Fred to reach 1000 posts then deleted without a word hmm

Pagwatch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:33:12

Excellent deletion message. Fabulous use of linkies

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 09:33:13

Now they have turned up can I baggsy those firemen maryz?

< innocent >

noviceoftheday Thu 07-Feb-13 09:33:22

Damn! I refreshed and it went poof! Where is the deletion message????

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:33:23

In your FACE, Sirzy !!

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Feb-13 09:33:43

I can't see the deletion notice! It just disappeared hmm

LtEveDallas Thu 07-Feb-13 09:34:19

The buggers "batted" me - I NEVER fall for the bat angry

(reckon it was my SWMBN threat wot did it!)

phantomhairpuller Thu 07-Feb-13 09:34:29

Where was the deletion message? I didn't see it hmm

Sirzy Thu 07-Feb-13 09:34:59

Thread deleted

This thread is being removed because the OP was a PITA. Obviously MNHQ were asleep last night following lots of gin and it has taken us and embarrassingly long time to remove this thread blush

By way of some sort of compensation please do click here and here

thanks "

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:35:25

Deletion message reads:

Thread deleted
Message from MNHQ: This thread is being removed because the OP was a PITA. Obviously MNHQ were asleep last night following lots of gin and it has taken us and embarrassingly long time to remove this thread

By way of some sort of compensation please do click here <linky to MN bat> and here <TWC>


CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 09:37:19

If you want to see the deletion message you need to check under Threads I'm On (assuming you were on it)

noviceoftheday Thu 07-Feb-13 09:37:29

thanks! Worth waiting for. grin

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 09:37:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 09:39:18

(Or look here)

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 07-Feb-13 09:39:25

You do know you dont need to be on the thread to see the detion message?

IamtheZombie Thu 07-Feb-13 09:40:46

So, what that today's excitement? May Zombie go back to bed now?

IWorshipSatin Thu 07-Feb-13 09:41:15

This is like the internet version of Lord of the Flies
How long before everyone starts eating each other?

CaseyShraeger Thu 07-Feb-13 09:42:32

But you have to be on it to see it easily without bookmarking or leaving tabs open and stuff. TIO is the easiest way to get a push feed of deleted messages (it doesn't work on TIW, apparently)

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:43:26

And it's gone, no message, it's even gone from my TIO shock

All hell has obviously broken loose at the Towers. Heads will roll, I tell ya, roll grin

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:44:53

And now it is back on TIO.


MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 07-Feb-13 09:47:13

Just look in your history.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 09:53:17

DON'T PANIC <panics>

We're here.

<hands out brown paper bags>
Please don't call the police grin

And blush at typo in the deletion message on the other thread, can't cope with the pressure wink

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 09:55:15

Morning Rebecca, how's the head?

Do you like the firemen?

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 09:55:26

DO we actually know where MNHQ is, to send the police there?

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 09:59:00

Yes it's at my house really want the firemen grin

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 09:59:16

The address is down there in the footer, Trills. For all the world to see and send police too.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:00:46


Morning Rebecca, how's the head?

Do you like the firemen?

I do like a man in uniform - head is fine unless there is a hot doctor you could call and then it's terrible blush

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 10:01:05

Ah, but is the registered address where they actually are?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:01:10

We are ALWAYS here. Not in a creepy way obviously
We just aren't always 100% awake.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:02:54

Olivia, did you see the firemen?

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:03:34

here you go

I hope you are feeling awake better soon.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 10:06:47
SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 10:07:07

Oh. You're back. <<puts Darren down>>
Glad you're back.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:07:12

This is the only fireman I saw
He was making nee naw noises while I was trying drink my coffee.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:07:16

Ow, my head <faints>

<remembers feminist principals, pulls self together>

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:08:04


This is the only fireman I saw
He was making nee naw noises while I was trying drink my coffee.


HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:08:18

I dunno. First, you accuse me of having sex with David Cameron. Then you think we're all down the pub at 9am...

<shrugs wearily>

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:08:58

How is Dave?

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 10:10:03

I would think you need to be in the pub from 9am to sleep with David Cameron wink

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:10:11

Ha ha ha ha, they are all here now.

Talk about stable doors and bolting horses grin.

Except - Julie is missing sad. I really hope she didn't have a nervous breakdown last night, culminating in her freezing and being unable to hit the big red button.

I told you it was unfair to leave the newbies for the graveyard shift.

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 10:10:56

I think you'd need to be down the pub at 9 am Helen after that experience. <shudders>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:11:08


How is Dave?

Sends his love, Rebecca...

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:11:42

ROFL grin

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 10:12:06

FairyJen xposted. Can I come and stay with you and Worra in SP's Fanjo? Feeling in need of TLC.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:12:26

And [arf] at you all just chatting away, happily pretending everything is normal.

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 10:12:58

You can yes but keep an eye on the postman!

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 10:14:06

Hecate, that last picture needs a warning. Brain bleach this way please!

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 10:17:18

hecate that is seriously disturbing!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:17:20
SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 10:18:36

EEWW! HECATEEE did you have to? confused

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 10:21:07


Now every time you all think of sexy firemen - you'll have this image instead.


WorraLiberty Thu 07-Feb-13 10:21:21

On a little bit more of a serious note Olivia...

I'm quite surprised that a site as big as this has such little moderation at night...NOT because I mind being called a cunt you understand grin

But because any group of cape wearing people, or any other group with an agenda could surely have a field day couldn't they? confused

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:22:19

Aw heck, Hec, that was a bit unnecessary.

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 10:25:26

Bugger have to actually go to work - please pm me any particularly attractive photos of men in the emergency services that come through. Ta!

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 10:26:02

FairyJen is that postman round at SP's buff? If so add to list above...

FairyJen Thu 07-Feb-13 10:28:09

No he's not sad

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Feb-13 10:28:22

Have to agree with Worra, never thought I'd say that wink
We were invaded horribly a few weeks ago during the night. I and I'd imagine about half a million others reported repeatedly, but the posts stood until well into the morning. Some of them were particularly hideous as well.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:30:42

Are we back to the suggestion of "if more than x number of regular mnetters (not newbies) report a thread and/or a poster it should be automatically suspended until someone gets out of bed has a look"

That thread must have been reported by upwards of 50 people, I would think. And the same could happen with deliberate trolling on sensitive sections of the board.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:34:52

And now KateS has appeared - that's four of them all hauled out of bed grin

Justine must be really cracking the whip.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 10:50:58

I think they just need someone to be "on duty" 24/7.

I'm sure there are some Aussie MNers who would like to be conscripted.

11Plustrauma Thu 07-Feb-13 10:57:42

Maryz - whilst I think in theory that's a good idea, how would a "regular" be defined? Someone could be a regular but be a shit stirrer, or have a grudge against a particular poster, or have an axe to grind on a particular topic. And what if someone has been here a million years but never posts? And how long would you have to be here to be a regular?

I think they could do with someone on duty 24/7, as Trills said.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Feb-13 10:59:42


On a little bit more of a serious note Olivia...

I'm quite surprised that a site as big as this has such little moderation at night...NOT because I mind being called a cunt you understand grin

But because any group of cape wearing people, or any other group with an agenda could surely have a field day couldn't they? confused

Morning, Worra. And apols especially to you re our slowness this am <can't blame it all on Dave>

And, actually, we have some stuff in place now for this sort of overnighty thing.

It just didn't work last night for various (unrelated-to-the-occupants-of-number-10) reasons. Sorry.

We will sort that ASAP.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 11:01:36

By a regular I just mean someone who has been registered for a while, as opposed to someone who has just joined.

I don't mean someone who posts a lot or anything, just someone who has been on or around the site for, say, three months. To stop someone registering under various names just to report. If that makes sense.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 11:01:58

You could have someone who was "on call" rather than actually on the night shift, who promised to sleep with their phone beside them and have the MN machine send a text message to them if any thread received over a certain number of reports. And then text the second on-call person if the first person did not log in within an hour.

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 11:02:51

x-posted Helen.

I knew it, it was the gin.

WorraLiberty Thu 07-Feb-13 11:10:21

No problem Helen

I'm blaming Dave anyway and the gin grin

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 11:10:34

Trills I have a feeling that is exactly what they have and the tech failed last night, based on Helen's last post.

What they need to do is hire those of us with insomnia...

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 11:12:23

Yes, I was thinking that I was probably teaching my grandmother to suck eggs there.

ReindeerBollocks Thu 07-Feb-13 11:18:04

My 3yo daughter is very annoyed but this thread. Apparently mummy laughing and snorting a lot is annoying.

So it's all the fault of MN - whatcha gonna do about it?

(considers selling irritable 3yo)

However there was never the need for the TC photo Hec, that is just so very wrong.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 11:26:26

Maybe the tech was working fine but nobody actually reported the thread so the klaxxons didn't go off, everyone just posted "oooh I am watching this" and didn't report.

11Plustrauma Thu 07-Feb-13 11:28:52

i reported it but not until this morning but i think on the thread a gazillion of people had said they'd reported it.

my shift key is playing up i think i have a biscuit crumb stuck under it

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 12:49:59

Be thankful, Reindeer. my original choice for the body was TOTALLY NUDE! grin

LtEveDallas Thu 07-Feb-13 12:57:39

Oh God, have you seen the latest deleted message (on the bitches thread) - crying here:

As we think it was started to inflame
We think you all are lovely, and no-one is to blame
Thinking of funny deletion messages is driving me insane

grin grin grin

I am LOVING mnhq right now thanks

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 14:12:48

I do think they are starting to regret starting this!

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