So I did what I'm supposed to do and I reported. And now the thread has a deletion message on it.

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And the thread deleted message says deleted to protect the privacy of the poster.

Could someone tell me what sort of privacy issues there would have to be on the part of the OP of that thread? It was the take a break one.

I'm feeling a bit meh about reporting in general and this has made me feel even less inclined to report.

Many thanks.

LoopaDaLoopa Fri 29-Mar-13 15:09:11

I didn't read the thread in question, but if a thread was deleted to protect someone's privacy, I seriously doubt MNHQ are going to discuss it on another thread.

But that's the point Loopa.

The thread was "do you read take a break, isn't netmum's crap this woman who had something for sale got sexually assaulted by a man who came to pick it up and i had a right good chuckle who'll want to go on netmums now"

So I can't see why, other than hiding the fact that they are an insensitive twat, it would be deleted to protect a poster's privacy.

Hence me asking the question.

Sorry - the something for sale was on netmums local.

DeepRedBetty Fri 29-Mar-13 15:15:08

There may have been identifying stuff in the thread you didn't see?

Did you want the thread deleted though?

The op was exactly what I posted. Yes I wanted it deleted. But I can't understand what the personal info was

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Mar-13 16:03:34

Hi all,

And blush you're right - <holds hands up> it is an auto response that needs to be edited. It was deleted because it was in poor taste and the OP asked for it to go when she realised this.

We pressed the auto response for 'OP requested deletion' rather than editing, which I will try and do now if there wasn't a tech issue with it

Apologies, fat fingers/human error

Thanks for explaining

CabbageLeaves Fri 29-Mar-13 16:18:26

Hang your head in shame Rebecca
This sort of deletion commentary is below what is acceptable.

It was a mistake which is being corrected

As I said, thank you for explainingconfused

CabbageLeaves Fri 29-Mar-13 17:21:19

Er my post was a joke....

Oh sorry Cabbage, I thought it was a genuine winge , have seen worse (actual complaints) on MN recently

And it wasn't aimed at Freddie at all
now how many more people can I insult in one thread
RebeccaMN is a poo-poo head
(too much time with DCs today)

CabbageLeaves Fri 29-Mar-13 21:34:57

grin. Knew I should have added a smilie

cumfy Sat 30-Mar-13 22:00:56

But the "problem" still remains that OPs can just sabotage "their" thread by deliberately putting information which appears to identify them and then cry wolf.

Works every time.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:55

cumfy, they do that a lot. Especially in aibu when they have been found out as unreasonable.

Sadly, that's life.

Some op's are idiots and have to be protected from themselves.

"CabbageLeaves Fri 29-Mar-13 21:34:57

grin. Knew I should have added a smilie "
It really does help those of us who struggle with the subtleties grin

ooooh cutting and pasting a grin now gives you the word

confused

StealthPolarBear Sat 30-Mar-13 22:27:46

confused

Works on them all!

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:59:38

Sorry, stealth, it always did.

It's like c&p-ing links. It doesn't work.

No, whenever I've copied something wth a grin in it, I think the grin has just been ignored...I think

Maryz Sun 31-Mar-13 09:51:10

Oh, yes. So it did. Let's see:

" whenever I've copied something wth a in it, I think the has just been ignored"

Maryz Sun 31-Mar-13 09:51:51

Yes, ignored. No grin [baffled].

Maybe another pc/ipad discrepancy?

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