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AIBU to think that unless you post a thread on AIBU you get ignored lol :)

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womanwholivedinashoe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:03:52

Just for fun, but recently I posted 5 threads and only the last one which I reluctantly did on AIBU was seen and responded too!!! AIBU???? (LOL) grin

HarrietJones Thu 11-Aug-11 16:05:12

YABU to use LOL

YANBU to expect replies on the proper topics

Other people ABU not to reply on other topics


messymammy Thu 11-Aug-11 16:06:12

Maybe they were boring threads? grin
Why were you so reluctant to post on AIBU?

StrandedBear Thu 11-Aug-11 16:07:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

womanwholivedinashoe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:10:56

I didn't post in chat, it was just general questions as i'd moved to a new area and needed help (so YES was probably really boring) and also looking for some mums to chat with in the area. AIBU seems to be when you need to have a bit of a moan or question about something but couldn't find anything to feel was unreasonable in fact had to use my neighbours as they were my only source of a moan lol.

Pandemoniaa Thu 11-Aug-11 16:10:59

I don't know why I'm replying really, normally the first sign of a "LOL" leaves me longing for an excommunication.

But actually, why do you think your threads are so particularly worthy of comment?

womanwholivedinashoe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:12:54

I think I have a new thread coming up AIBU for using LOL ???? grin grin but point proven as this was for fun and to see if it was replied to which it was smile

Pandemoniaa Thu 11-Aug-11 16:14:43

Don't waste the bandwidth on an "AIBU for using LOL?" thread. That particular verdict came in long, long ago.

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 11-Aug-11 16:19:47

Do you actually laugh out loud every time you type "lol"?

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Thu 11-Aug-11 16:20:58

LOL ??!

<<shudders with a distinct feeling of grubbiness>>

Pandemoniaa Thu 11-Aug-11 16:23:45

Hopefully yes. That has to be the only explanation for the use of this pointless, stupid, irritating and so often wildly inappropriate acronym.

Although it has to be said that clearly, people are not rolling on the floor laughing their arses off at the time of typing that particular abomination. Unless their laughed-off arse has walked over to the keyboard and taken over. Which, from the quality of the comment so often posted, one could easily imagine.

AgentZigzag Thu 11-Aug-11 16:26:33

Not for everyone Pandemoniaa, I'm partial to a bit of a 'I really did fucking LOL at that', unless you're suggesting the OP's inferior somehow for using a widely used acronym?

I daren't go into the other sections of MN shoewoman, if I did venture out of AIBU very often I'd never get anything done grin

usualsuspect Thu 11-Aug-11 16:28:02

I like a nice lol

Salmotrutta Thu 11-Aug-11 16:28:06

I sometimes use LOL blush.......... but only if I actually did laugh out loud (which if not unknown on here) and can't be bothered typing "hahahahhaha".

<awaits firing squad>

Salmotrutta Thu 11-Aug-11 16:29:40

AND I used it today! So there! <defiant>

DeWe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:31:12

Maybe you should say "LIH" Laugh in head?

AgentZigzag Thu 11-Aug-11 16:32:43

I'm lolling (and a bit of inward grubby roffling) at your uptight pedantic post Pandemoniaa.

What's the difference between AIBU as an acronym, and LOL?

Or is LOL not as exclusive as AIBU? Or you think it's only used by people who use hunz/hugz as well?

Salmotrutta Thu 11-Aug-11 16:33:30

Wouldn't that just be a smile?

Salmotrutta Thu 11-Aug-11 16:34:08

Sorry that was a question to DeWe.

Pandemoniaa Thu 11-Aug-11 16:35:13

Today, I am mainly being pedantic.
Laughs, hollowly, out loud.

kenobi Thu 11-Aug-11 16:37:54

For years I thought lol was 'lots of love'. It gave me a very rose-tinted view of web forums grin

Otherwise YABU. I post in parenting, S&B and chat and only very rarely in aibu and I always get responses. What were you posting to be so roundly ignored?

(lol to all you mumsnetters!)

BertieBotts Thu 11-Aug-11 16:41:26

If you're posting stuff about local area on a busy forum such as chat, the chances are the first few people to see it won't live in that area, won't reply to it, will post on other topics and it gets pushed down the board. You're better off posting stuff about local area in a more slow moving forum such as "Days Out" or "Travel/UK" or, indeed, your local section.

Fooffy Thu 11-Aug-11 16:42:14

OP Chat moves extremely quickly especially at certain peak times.

PMSL is far worse. There must be many a piss smelling MNetter on the school run at the rate they PthemSL.

womanwholivedinashoe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:42:57

Ladies just reading the argument that's brewing about LOL, and AgentZigzag you're right we all use AIBU and FYI Pandiemoniaa smile if I were sent a text with only abbreviations i'd have no idea of what was happening and would have to ask the kids ;P when I first came on here DD, DH, DS1 and GPs , SIL, BIL, etc etc threw me???

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 11-Aug-11 16:46:32

Pandemoniaa, I genuinely laughed out loud at that, but am now too self-conscious to type "lol". Oh the conniptions!

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