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AIBU in thinking that the IPOAT hall has transported to another dimension

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Minimammoth Fri 11-May-12 11:44:42

Where has it gone? Just as I was about to start sprucing it up for the jubilee and start tatting the bunting?

WorraLiberty Fri 11-May-12 11:46:27

Chat maybe?

Minimammoth Fri 11-May-12 11:49:55

I have looked there Worra. Perhaps it has spontaneously combusted as chat threads do. I could mention Hugh Jackman or the lovely Johnny, that usually makes it spring to life.

Minimammoth Sat 12-May-12 21:56:42

Setting the table, making cucumber sandwiches and supervising the undergardener. Busy busy. Off to the distillery she'd now to press flowers. Hums to self.

AgentZigzag Sat 12-May-12 22:00:33

Have you hidden it?

I click the hide button without thinking then spend ages wondering what happened to get it deleted grin

SaltResistantSlug Sat 12-May-12 22:01:03

Stupid, I know - but I've always wondered what IPOAT stood for...

Minimammoth Sun 13-May-12 16:40:15

Ah well, I am not the keeper of the knowledge but understand it to be Insane Posters On A Thread. I think we also had ' infused possets only after ten'.
A group of well travelled ladies who enjoy a crinoline.
Tats wistfully.

Minimammoth Sun 13-May-12 16:41:44

Can you unhide a thread?

AgentZigzag Sun 13-May-12 16:59:09

Under the Mumsnet Talk heading, click 'customise', scroll down to 'Ignore topics in Active Conversation' and the word 'here' has a link to the list of threads you've hidden.

Just click 'show' to unhide.

gafhyb Sun 13-May-12 17:06:42


Insane People On A Thread. A lovely bunch of people with fantastical imaginings and a penchant for Jonny Depp and Huge Jackman. And crinoline, and tatting. I used to be one but I couldn't keep up it up

gafhyb Sun 13-May-12 17:08:37

mini - they put it in Chat AFAIK

As an aside - does anyone else spend evenings hiding and unhiding threads when they just can't let go of an argument?

Wish no-one had told me how to Unhide

Minimammoth Sun 13-May-12 18:17:59

Gafhyb. I thought I'd looked in chat. But am a bit of a div on the technicalities.
Now, just spend an hour on this couch in the therapy room and we'll talk about your 'problem'.grin

gafhyb Sun 13-May-12 18:23:26

mini- I think Mr Jung would stroke his beard a bit, have a puff on his pipe (they all have pipes) and say "Weeeell gafhyb, you seem to be a bit of a sad sack"

Minimammoth Sun 13-May-12 19:04:04

He would definitely analyse your dreams and come to the conclusion that you were projecting your lack of power in real life, and trying to get in control by using MN as a metaphore. < pulls on pipe>

Minimammoth Mon 14-May-12 08:19:57

Well I shall go and sing loudly in the ballroom and occasionally oil Mr Rochester's leg until someone else comes along.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 14-May-12 10:43:42

Hello Mini. Thought I'd bump this for you. Sadly, I don't really have the time to devote to possets and stuff at the moment. But there's always time for a message from one of our sponsors.

Hello to you too gadfly gafhyb. Seen you around on a few other threads; took me a while to work out who you were (in previous incarnations). I don't think I've ever hidden a thread. Have gone like this shock shock shock at a few, though.

Minimammoth Mon 14-May-12 13:29:13

Thank you Princess. I am working on a new project. A T shirt with a ' No Time To Tat' slogan, d'ya think it'll catch on?

Minimammoth Tue 15-May-12 16:22:45

One could go slightly mad in the hall, in a Grace Pool kind of way.

PrincessFiorimonde Tue 15-May-12 21:32:28

The trouble with tatting is that it is almost certainly too mild to offend

On the other hand, people might twirl around the Hall in a most fetching manner

<wot they are s'posed to fetch, I do not know>

See you in the distillery shed wink

Minimammoth Tue 15-May-12 22:22:50

Ha princess you are so good with the links. I am sure that you need more than 5 fingers on ones hand to tat well. Perhaps Msr Renoir could come and capture One of our social events although it might look more like this

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 16-May-12 07:10:58

I am strangely delighted to find there is a website titled bacchanalia Manchester.

This, I think, seems to sum up the essence of IPOAT. Perhaps with a bit of this thrown in.

Or perhaps we should just stick to this.

Minimammoth Wed 16-May-12 08:51:49

My linking seems to have gone large. I must refine methinks.

Mrsjay Wed 16-May-12 09:03:52

are we not allowed to fancy the arse off johnny depp then mumsnet confuses me what we can and cant do sometimes confused

>>sneaks off in disgrace

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 16-May-12 10:23:07

Mrsjay, come back - you must have misread! shock and shock again.

Johnny is our patron saint, don't you know?

Like this

Or this

Or ...

<goes all a-quiver and has to lie down>

sybilvimes Wed 16-May-12 11:51:13

has the chat thread gone ping? I am on my way to luncheon with the Smeythe-Hendley-Farquarsons' but will be back later for some tatt chat (see what I did there!)

<sweeps out in a whirl of crinolines and a tasteful yet exuberant bonnet>

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