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to think there should be a forum where things can be discussed without having to be AIBU about stuff?

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kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:00:26

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ZillionChocolate Sun 28-Jul-13 10:04:28


In RL if you barge into an established conversation and change the subject, that's rude.

FruOla Sun 28-Jul-13 10:05:30

Well, Chat is the obvious place. There's Other Subjects too, but I'm not sure how many people go directly there?

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 10:07:42

I don't understand your comment Zillion.
Op didn't talk about changing the subject.

I agree but aibu is only huge because people like it. People apparently want t argue more than chat grin

I use chat to post in most of the time but everything gets shoe horned into so there is little choice really.

kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:07:57

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Dackyduddles Sun 28-Jul-13 10:09:36

Have you seen etc is chat surely?

kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:11:04

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kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:12:04

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Eyesunderarock Sun 28-Jul-13 10:15:47

'In the News' is useful.
I think it's a question of what the content is as to where to post. I get infuriated when AIBU is used to make totally inane and rhetorical points.
'AIBU to be upset at this poor little puppy dog being used as a football?'
Who is going to say yes, YABU?

kim147 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:21:44

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Sparklingbrook Sun 28-Jul-13 10:25:55

We need a 'Talking Bollocks' Topic for sure. I would own that topic. grin

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 10:25:56

Inane chat for me then. grin

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 10:27:58

I think it's just the nature of the beast. There's plenty of topics, definitely don't think we need any more. It's just that AIBU and Chat are the most popular.

I personally don't search using topics though, just Active Convos and TIO so I end up bumbling in and out of all sorts!

Sparklingbrook Sun 28-Jul-13 10:28:39

That's what I do Randall. I don't go in via a topic at all.

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 10:29:05

talking Bollocks for sparkling

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 10:32:54

Totally agree with the Actve Convos approach. Then you can hide any topics you don't want to see and get an eclectic mix of interesting threads. It works until someone does a false Aibu like "AIBU to ask you about weaning/breastfeeding/high chairs/buggies/dog training/camping?" ( all topics I have hidden).

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 10:33:44

There is WWYD but it's like a bloody morgue in there.

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 10:35:58

I didn't know there was any other was tbh, until I saw people talking about what topics they go into! There was people saying "well, I'm interested in politics so I look in there" etc. I felt a bit bad, I've never thought about it that deeply, I just sort of wander around mindlessly and chime in when I get the urge blush

Although a Talking Bollocks section sounds right up my street grin

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 10:36:44

*was any other WAY.

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 10:38:23

I think I could rattle off a whole of contenders for permanent residence in Talking Bollocks.

mystaplerisevil Sun 28-Jul-13 10:38:41

i used to post in other subjects quite alot, it was nice in there

aibu has just taken over mn now

Pagwatch Sun 28-Jul-13 10:38:50

God yes, a talking bollocks section!

I use active convos too. But that's how I became embroiled in the birth mother fight in Step Parenting and apparently became the spokesperson for foul mouthed people with no imagination. Or summat.

Iwantmybed Sun 28-Jul-13 10:42:39

I'd like an entitled section. I love reading about bridezillas and mumzillas and shitty friends then appear on AIBU

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 10:45:47

Ooh Pag, you're so lairy!

Soz to kim for being a bit arsey on your other thread btw. It's awfully angry on here at the moment, I think it may have rubbed off on me for a minute blush

Rooners Sun 28-Jul-13 10:47:29

Well Kim I don't know how long you've been around for, but in the olden days when this was all fields, it was kind of as you say - I suppose a lot of stuff got posted in chat rather than aibu.

Then along came aibu and took over the whole ethos basically and it's never gone back.

I hate aibu.

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