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"Didn't want to read & run/can offer no advice but.../hopefully better informed posters will be along soon/blah blah...

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Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:24:05

Jeez. So you 'didn't want to read & run'; and you can 'offer no useful advice'; and you 'hope that more experienced posters will be along soon'; yadda yadda.

Just don't post yet (at least you could wait until the 'more knowledgable' posters have commented) It's not compulsory to comment asap. You can express sympathy/acknowledgment/recognition/all of the above without resorting to a catch all, ineffective 'can't read & run' bleat?

AngelsLieToKeepControl Thu 21-Nov-13 22:25:59

It keeps the thread bumped so more knowledgeable people will see it, and offers the op support, what's wrong with that?

RedLondonBus Thu 21-Nov-13 22:27:53

what harm are they doing? jeez....who ae you to comment? starting a whole thread about it

Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:28:29

angels nothing wrong with that at all. good point!

HarryStottle Thu 21-Nov-13 22:29:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lougle Thu 21-Nov-13 22:29:19

It's just a kind way of saying 'bumping for you.'

Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:30:07


who are you? the thread police? what topics are we allowed to start a thread about?

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 21-Nov-13 22:30:48


Just keeping things bumped and an acknowledgement ... No harm.

ExitPursuedByWho Thu 21-Nov-13 22:31:11

<doesn't post>

Oakmaiden Thu 21-Nov-13 22:32:11

Not only that, but sometimes you read a thread where someone is in obvious distress, and although you can't help it feels rude to not offer a word to them before you click off their thread. You are just showing them that they are not being ignored, even if you can't actually help as such...


MurderOfGelth Thu 21-Nov-13 22:32:17

I've had those replies before when I've been asking for help, and while they've been no practical help it has been good to just feel less alone/invisible. So think they are a good thing.

Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:33:30

lougle didn't realise that it was a kind way of bumping, thanks.

RedLondonBus Thu 21-Nov-13 22:33:34

lol at thread police....ironic coming from you!!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 21-Nov-13 22:34:01

On this occasion I will read and run!

TalkieToaster Thu 21-Nov-13 22:35:03

What Oakmaiden said. YABU.

ExitPursuedByWho Thu 21-Nov-13 22:35:10


Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:35:18

ok everyone, I get it now. Thank you.

Yes I totally see what you all mean about feeling less alone/invisible and of course, for those in obvious in immediate address.

IABU. Sorry!

Botanicbaby Thu 21-Nov-13 22:36:12

redlondonbus yep, you're not wrong! lesson learned grin

FreudiansSlipper Thu 21-Nov-13 22:36:15

its a show of support and sometimes people need it

nothing more

Shakey1500 Thu 21-Nov-13 22:37:10

That was my first thought also. As in, it bumps the thread until (as it says on the tin) someone who may be able to help comes along whilst 6also^ acknowledging in some small, albeit, usless way.

I've seen some really distressing threads which, by being bumped, have turned into supportive/practical/invaluable help threads for the OP.

MumofYuck Thu 21-Nov-13 22:37:52

That is a graceful way to accept less than friendly replies, op - good on you smile

P.s. it slightly irks me too but I generally think those replies serve a purpose.

Hopasholic Thu 21-Nov-13 22:38:38

Live & learn OP smile

ConfusedPixie Thu 21-Nov-13 22:39:40

Oh the irony of the Thread police hmm


magimedi Thu 21-Nov-13 22:42:51

Well, I was all ready to offer you a biscuit (or worse) OP - but I'd now like to offer you some flowers or even wine to salute your gracious admittance of being unreasonable.

It happens so rarely - truly well done Botanic

joanofarchitrave Thu 21-Nov-13 22:43:50

Yeah. I hate starting threads and having them languish unanswered for 10 minutes forever. And this site moves so fast, always has done. So I bump other people's threads, if I think they're important. And if I haven't much to offer, or want time to think about what I say, i bump it anyway. Awright?

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