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To think that a lot of MNers repeat one another and what we need IS.....

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honeyandsalt Mon 11-Jul-11 00:04:52

I've been reading some AIBU threads, and I can't help but notice that a lot of people end up making the same point as one another. Like "omg YABVU! You are odd" or "of course YANBU! What a weirdo!" or "I haven't bothered reading this thread, but I'll leap in anyway with the first conclusion everyone else came to anyway because I haven't read any of the OP's clarifications as they've been lost within the morass of everyone else leaping to the same conclusion as me!".

Now I know we're all unique little butterflies and sometimes wish for our individual voices to be heard, which is great, of course as many comments as one wishes to make ought to be accommodated within the great forums of MN but AIBU to think it'd save a whole lot of something (it's midnight, I should go to bed...) if MNHQ added a little "thumbs up" type button to posts so MNers could agree with a post they agreed with... so lets say 7 people agreed with a post it just says "7 people think you're talking sense" rather than trawling through half a page of those 7 people chiming in but basically just to agree.

thesunshinesbrightly Mon 11-Jul-11 00:05:50


MissMiaowington Mon 11-Jul-11 00:06:16

<puts two little thumbs up> grin

honeyandsalt Mon 11-Jul-11 00:06:55

Why thank oo. Yeah, maybe it's bedtime grin

crazynanna Mon 11-Jul-11 00:08:26

Like a 'Like' button do you mean? smile

sunshinelifeisgood Mon 11-Jul-11 00:09:25

agrees with missmia <puts two little thumbs up> I should go to bed but am so not tired so -stalking- reading posts on mn smile

honeyandsalt Mon 11-Jul-11 00:09:57

Exactly! One of them! Would be good, no?

BeerTricksPotter Mon 11-Jul-11 00:10:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 11-Jul-11 00:10:50

points taken off for thank oo


reelingintheyears Mon 11-Jul-11 00:11:34

No,it kills discussion.

A whole thread of 'like' or 'not like' = boring.

HelloKlitty Mon 11-Jul-11 00:11:58

So it would be just like Yahoo Answers, but with biscuits.


sunshinelifeisgood Mon 11-Jul-11 00:15:00

are there really mumsnet rules !!! I know the one about trolls etc but did not think there were rules here.. Mmm ive been here three years and not bothered to read them, but then again i dont post much anyway I just -stalk- read them to entertain me smile

honeyandsalt Mon 11-Jul-11 00:15:40

A "delete" button would also be great for those embarrassing times one posts daft things such as "oo". <cough>

thursday Mon 11-Jul-11 00:17:12

it works on lots of places, you can add rep points to people or say they were useful etc. i dont think it would add much to somewhere like AIBU though. i often dont reply if it's all been said but other times i do because i come here to post goddamn it, not just rate peoples posts.

madhattershouse Mon 11-Jul-11 00:17:47

Noo not a delete...the bloopers, mis-spelt and otherwise slightly random ramblings can be the best grin

BeerTricksPotter Mon 11-Jul-11 00:17:49

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Thruaglassdarkly Mon 11-Jul-11 00:18:23

<thumbs up to a delete button>.

HelloKlitty Mon 11-Jul-11 00:19:02

Rep points??? Wtf are they? MN isn't a place for points *Thursday!

sunshinelifeisgood Mon 11-Jul-11 00:19:31

banter, honest criticisim is healthy. Its life not everyone has the same opinion but to openly attack is just to harsh in my book especially on a open forum like this.

Being serious I name changed a couple of times cos when I was going through some rubbish a couple of years ago came on here and got some pretty harsh replies. I also got a few pm's from people saying that some mn's just attacked for fun. Anyway, now I know why it got pulled smile

BeerTricksPotter Mon 11-Jul-11 00:19:34

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madhattershouse Mon 11-Jul-11 00:20:07

Freudian slips are just too funny..a delete button would stop some of the funny conversations that this can create.

honeyandsalt Mon 11-Jul-11 00:20:47

But so often it's not "discussion" at all, it's just people weighing in with the same thing a lot of other people have said. I'm absolutely not proposing a simple vote board for AIBU, simply that if someone has already said it better you may agree with a "like" or "Exactly!" or whatever. And the lack of one is a discussion-killer, because it leads to enormous dull threads which new posters couldn't be bothered trawling through. A like button would aid discussion imho.

BeerTricksPotter Mon 11-Jul-11 00:22:09

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thursday Mon 11-Jul-11 00:22:21

the comments on that link are hilarious BeerTricks

thursday Mon 11-Jul-11 00:23:26

can you people not read? i said it wouldnt add anything here! it's for support and advice fora imo.

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