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to think it's really poor form to have pages and pages of posters baying for updates on a thread?

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MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Mon 11-Feb-13 10:02:36

Prompted by the snooping MIL thread, but I've seen it lots before on other thread.

Some people aren't tied to MN, they're out living their lives. Their priority isn't to provide a living soap opera for the MN masses.

Can I point out the watch button up there ^ for those you haven't found it yet.

DeafLeopard Mon 11-Feb-13 10:32:26


GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 11-Feb-13 10:32:40


usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 10:34:56

TBH I get bored with big long threads and wander off somewhere else.


usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 10:35:56

Pages and pages of place marking is a bit sad TBH.

Just scroll through and look for the OPs highlighted posts.

fromparistoberlin Mon 11-Feb-13 10:36:30

every time I get into MN AIBU feel a bit sad and dirty after about a week



yanbu OP

and here I am, bright and fresh on a monday !!!!

NoelHeadbands Mon 11-Feb-13 10:37:08

I'm the same as usual

I think you've got to be hardcore to stay with a thread right to the bitter end grin

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 10:38:11

It's true, fromparis.

I give myself a talking too often, but still come back for more grin

But I rarely do the place marking thing. I don't get that involved.

fromparistoberlin Mon 11-Feb-13 10:39:52

I got a bit involved with chavvy daugter thread, to the extent to I told the OP to fuck off!!

DIRTY PILLOWS shame after that little episode

honestly if my RL mates knew I'd be embarrased!!!

MrsKeithRichards Mon 11-Feb-13 10:40:23

Mardy are you ok? Please update when you get the chance <worried>

MurderOfGoths Mon 11-Feb-13 10:40:32

YANBU, what gets me are the people who get angry at the OP for not coming back to update them immediately. I mean angry? Really?

CadleCrap Mon 11-Feb-13 10:40:43




Ragwort Mon 11-Feb-13 10:41:15

But why do so many people start a juicy interesting thread and then just leave abruptly, if you go to all the trouble of started a thread, presumably about a subject you care about or are worried about then it is just bad manners to drift off and not update everyone, even if you just come back to say 'nothing to update'. grin.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 11-Feb-13 10:41:51


ouryve Mon 11-Feb-13 10:42:20

Placemarking s a bit pointless, anyhow. You can boomark your place (need to turn this option on - on the same page your choose your colours etc) and, if you haven't posted in it, watch it. That's all you need to do. If it's grown, click on the thread title and the page will scroll to where you bookmarked it.

pluCaChange Mon 11-Feb-13 10:45:18

Very good point, Mardy. I've given up on the same thread for this very reason.

FFS, it's not necessary to make a threadkilling challenge out of someone's dilemma, and it's not as though the problem was desperately upsettuing for the OP, meaning she needed a MN cheerleading squad to give her the emotional oomph to tell someone to "FOTTFSOF" or say "NIACS" wink. MN does that extremely well, and it would be a shame to inhibit that urge.

Pagwatch Mon 11-Feb-13 10:47:06

Is Mardy coming back?

<wrings hands>>

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 10:47:52

Is Mardy ok?

I'm worried about her sad

GetOrf Mon 11-Feb-13 10:51:19


ethelb Mon 11-Feb-13 10:52:35

There is a lot of demanding people come back and answer you at the mo, which is just rude. You have no idea of another poster's circumstances.

roundtable Mon 11-Feb-13 10:58:36

I heard Mardy might be being kept hostage by place markers.

If she hasn't replied in two posts then I'll need to collect a ransom for her. Inbox me for my bank account details. I'll sort it, honest. . .

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 11:01:05

I only ever place mark on dodgy threads,so I can see the MNHQ deletion message.

fromparistoberlin Mon 11-Feb-13 11:03:24

mardy, let us know you are OK? xxx

GetOrf Mon 11-Feb-13 11:12:10

Come back and ANSWER US OP. I have got to go and make some gravy and don't want to miss the update angry

Buzzardbird Mon 11-Feb-13 11:12:22

{neighing} (too many burgers)

usualsuspect Mon 11-Feb-13 11:14:24

I've just come back to this thread and I see the OP still isn't back hmm

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