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robotlollypopman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:40:02

They deleted what I considered a valid thread because a few people failed to understand the point of it and chose to overreact and get offended instead. Perhaps I should try and remove any thread I disagree with? How do I go about doing that?

Crosshair Tue 06-Sep-11 22:41:25


shakey1500 Tue 06-Sep-11 22:41:26

Your discussion was valid but the example you used was emotive.

is that not often the case on AIBU though shakey ?

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 22:42:56

I didn't post on your thread although I found it extremely distasteful and presumably MNHQ did too

Good luck with trying to get any thread you disagreed with removed


oh and I'll chuck in a PA smile just for you

Hatwoman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:43:41

which thread?

2shoes Tue 06-Sep-11 22:43:49

yabu for starting this thread, purely as I have no idea what you are talking about

AnyFucker Tue 06-Sep-11 22:44:08

I think your subject matter was offensive

You could have chosen another word to prove your point about the evolution of language

Or started with something else and not launched straight into such an emotive subject

There are people on here who were abused as children

A bit of sensitivity wouldn't go amiss

thread about a thread, I give it 10mins max til THIS one is deleted...

AnyFucker Tue 06-Sep-11 22:45:15

oh yes, this one will go too

deservedly so

robotlollypopman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:45:17

Shakey - If the discussion was valid, I fail to see the issue. Everything should be emotive. I am furious.

WoofToYouTooLady - If you found it distasteful, you missed the point of it.

2shoes Tue 06-Sep-11 22:46:05

oh now I get what thread it was.
op yabu

AnyFucker Tue 06-Sep-11 22:46:44

I think your reaction of being furious is over reacting

I don't know what else you expected, tbh

Northernlurkerr Tue 06-Sep-11 22:46:46

Oooh let me think - what thread would that be?

They don't remove stuff they disagree with. They remove offensive and/or damaging threads.

reelingintheyears Tue 06-Sep-11 22:46:49

What was it about?...grin

shakey1500 Tue 06-Sep-11 22:47:33

True enough BTLOA but it wouldn't have been difficult to have a general discussion on the evolution of language without choosing a word that is very emotive. FWIW I enjoy learning about things like this through the medium of forums (especially this one)and didn't report but can understand why other posters may have found it unecessarily distasteful.

robotlollypopman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:48:05

AnyFucker - It WAS NOT offensive. It did not promote paedophilia. It judged how the media gave it a purely negative meaning in comparison with another word such as bibliophile.

There are more offensive threads on here daily.

Valpollicella Tue 06-Sep-11 22:48:16

Everything should be emotive? What, everything?

I don't find baked beans very emotive. Or shelves. Or bath mats.


But I found your OP offensive and presume MNHQ did too.

shakey1500 Tue 06-Sep-11 22:48:30

x post any fucker

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 06-Sep-11 22:48:32

Serves you right for posting in AIBU.

If you really wanted a discussion about the word, you might have had a better discussion in pedants' corner. But AIBU is only really for a ruck, isn't it.

(though I did think it was funny)

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 06-Sep-11 22:49:36

I miss everything these days!

Bloody job and kids
What was it about?

Pumpster Tue 06-Sep-11 22:49:46

I didn't find it offensive, just stupid!

robotlollypopman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:49:59

But shakey, I couldn't have used another word to make the same point. That word WAS the point. Francophile, Bibliophile etc are not perverse in any sense. But for some reason paedophile can ONLY mean child abuser, as proven by those who took offence.

Northernlurkerr Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:51

Robot - don't be an arse.

Books don't spend their lives in therapy, with both their personal and professional lives decimated.

Your thread was deleted. Deal with that and move on.

StayFrosty Tue 06-Sep-11 22:52:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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