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to think that AIBU threads which start "to ask you..." should be banned?

(67 Posts)
MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:22:09

Yes. I'm still on my thread-policing high horse.

But if someone is "asking you", then they are just posting here for traffic.

Singlesuzie Sat 14-Jun-14 10:24:47

YANBU! At all. Those ones really grate. Just post in the right topic!

"AIBU to ask you all to recommend a steam mop/eyeshadow/primary school in kent?"

Yes, yes you are!

MilkandCereal Sat 14-Jun-14 10:24:52

And so what if they are? YABVU.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 14-Jun-14 10:27:33

And ones that start AIBU that?.

Grammer mattars dontchano?

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:28:03

Milk. Because it reeks of queue-jumping and bad etiquette to me. And irks my sense of fair play.

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:28:52

What about spelling Chaos? [wunk]

pluCaChange Sat 14-Jun-14 10:29:01

I always ignore them, as they're dull.

gamerchick Sat 14-Jun-14 10:30:07

This irritation about AIBU is highly entertaining though. I wonder when somebody is going to pop up on a thread to bitch about where it's been posted grin

Singlesuzie Sat 14-Jun-14 10:30:29

Yes chaos!

"AIBU that a car has blocked my drive?"


MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:32:42

I just wish more people would use Active Convos and hide unwanted topics. Then there wouldn't be this over reliance on one section of MN.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 14-Jun-14 10:33:45

Perfect example, Suze!

Wunkbackatya, Mards.

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:34:16

I am very tempted to spam Aibu with a whole load of inane/dull threads just to demonstrate how annoying it is.

picnicbasketcase Sat 14-Jun-14 10:36:32


Aibu to ask what colour is fashionable on toenails this summer?

Yes, you are. It'll probably just be nude beige anyway.

usualsuspectt Sat 14-Jun-14 10:36:43

I think some posters only post in AIBU and they don't know MN has any other topics.

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:40:37

I do occasionally report threads to MNHQ. (Yes. I'm that sad). In the olden days they used to move them. The last reply I had was

"We're going to let it stand on the AIBU board because she has posted it as an AIBU question - sorry!"

So, basically, it's a free-for-all. You can post whatever inane shit you like.

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 10:44:14

Mind you, I've just noticed the home ed thread starts 'to ask you..." think that one qualifies as a bunfight though.

NynaevesSister Sat 14-Jun-14 10:59:00

I will delete mine if you like. I wasn't meaning to queue jump. I meant it as a genuine AIBU. I used the To Ask You format. Why be so passive aggressive you have to start a thread? I'm happy to delete it if I've broken some sort of etiquette rule. I've posted in AIBU for a long time and not ever noticed this.

MilkandCereal Sat 14-Jun-14 10:59:43

Honestly I find the thread/grammar police much more annoying. I really don't see why it matters.

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 11:02:03

I don't know which thread is yours, I'm afraid, Nyn

NynaevesSister Sat 14-Jun-14 11:02:03

And I posted it in AIBU because this is where I see people complaining the most about this sort of thing. You don't need to friggin report the post or go all cats bum on a separate thread about it.

Just ASK me to move it and I will! I'm a normal human being you can talk to smile

MardyBra Sat 14-Jun-14 11:03:05

I'm not singling you out and certainly not being passive or aggressive btw.

NynaevesSister Sat 14-Jun-14 11:03:11

This one Mardy Bra smile

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 14-Jun-14 11:03:28


Except for the Scottish thread, which rocks.

OwlCapone Sat 14-Jun-14 11:04:28

Surely this thread is just as wrong.

You are not unreasonable to think what you like but, personally, I think that the thread and grammar police should just butt out.

NynaevesSister Sat 14-Jun-14 11:05:01

Ah ok then MardyBra! I just saw you had posted this not that long after mine. Coincidence then! Anyway as said happy to remove/delete if asked smile

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