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[thanks] ( sensitive) should MN change the wording to flowers

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HadABadDay2014 Sat 08-Mar-14 00:40:00

I may be the only one that thinks that the wording is wrong.

If someone post about abuse, miscarriage r baby loss and you do this thanks there is nothing to say thanks for.

Of course if you get good advice it appropriate but on sensitive issues I really don't think it's appropriate to say thanks.

TSSDNCOP Mon 10-Mar-14 11:25:23


PlentyOfPubeGardens Mon 10-Mar-14 11:21:11

bear smile

PlentyOfPubeGardens Mon 10-Mar-14 11:20:48

I'm sure the wording used to say

Flowers: thanks [ thanks ] or [ flowers ]

Topaz25 Mon 10-Mar-14 11:14:59

Why does it matter? I thought you only see the image and not the word in the post? Or have I inadvertently thanked sad posts?

HadABadDay2014 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:18:54

I did it smile

mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:18:46

oh go me bear

HadABadDay2014 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:18:42


mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:18:36


Nocomet Mon 10-Mar-14 10:17:05

Just type bear in [] no spaces like all the others.

BeverleyMoss Mon 10-Mar-14 10:15:54


mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:10:27

I still cant do that bloody bear

mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:10:09

you can type flowers and still get flowers you dont need to type thanks and it is the sentiment rather than the wording you are expressing

just checking I could still do it, sorry.


GarthsUncle Mon 10-Mar-14 00:21:12

When does the alien reindeer film come out?

<books babysitter>

GarthsUncle Mon 10-Mar-14 00:20:29

Flowers was added about a year ago, I think, for the reaso. OP said - it's weird to type thanks when you want to give sympathy flowers etc.

cafecito Mon 10-Mar-14 00:10:23

furiously scribbles manuscript a la JK Rowling

KeatsiePie Mon 10-Mar-14 00:00:08

I type thanks as didn't know I could get the bouquet through typing flowers.

Actually that definitely didn't used to be true -- if you typed flowers, you'd just get the word flowers in brackets.

But isn't it obvious from context that when someone puts a bouquet up they are being nice, but not necessarily saying thank you? I think what's happening is that posters on here also want to show sympathy, encouragement, friendliness, sorrow, celebration, understanding, etc., so they offer the flowers. Just as we use bouquets in real life in fact!

What I would like is if we had more choices of bouquet. I would like to be discerning. Daffodils for you. Pansies for you. Stinkweed for you grin

Nocomet Sun 09-Mar-14 23:49:31

Actually you can type flowers flowers in [] and get the same icon.

I like giving new mum's and babies [ flowers ] and a teddy [ bear ] flowers and bear

AgentZigzag Sun 09-Mar-14 23:35:59

And one little girl who won't get her presents delivered unless the alien cat puts a stake through the reindeer's heart - blood splattering Santa (who has never been so glad to have a red coat so it doesn't show up).

cafecito Sun 09-Mar-14 23:25:59

tim burton, pixar, Rudolph alien glowing, santa saucer, vomiting from the sky,


cafecito Sun 09-Mar-14 23:23:14

you're a genius too shock

or are you mad? grin

AgentZigzag Sun 09-Mar-14 23:08:43

I'm sure the alien reindeer film genre is just ripe for the taking <ker-ching>

cafecito Sun 09-Mar-14 23:03:27

strokes cat on lap from big black leather chair in glass office tall block above city of MNHQ towers


little finger raised to corner of mouth



AgentZigzag Sun 09-Mar-14 22:57:19

Hahahaha definitely swaying towards genius cafe grin

Your day will come.

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