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to insist that you all adhere to the following guidelines on AIBU? Forthwith.

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MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:14:45

1. Only post juicy AIBUs. Do not sneak in general chat topics under the guise of "AIBU to ask you about... pushchairs/holiday properties/breastfeeding/insert other dull topic?"

2. Clearly indicate your aibu topic in the thread title. "AIBU to be annoyed about this?" is not acceptable, as I may click on it and find it dull.

3. No "posting for extra traffic". This is the MN equivalent of queue-jumping.

4. No indication of light-heartedness. MNers should be sufficiently intelligent and discerning to understand when the OP is tongue-in-cheek.

Thank you for your co-operation. smile

Thebodynowchillingsothere Fri 21-Nov-14 18:16:49

Sounds fair!

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:18:11

Thank you thebody. I knew I was NBU.

CarcerDun Fri 21-Nov-14 18:18:13

Righty ho.

AlpacaYourThings Fri 21-Nov-14 18:18:59


I concur, OP.

CelibacyCakeAndElevatorMuzac Fri 21-Nov-14 18:19:47

* don't be a cunt.

<watches AIBU collapse with lack of cuntyness>

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:20:17

Feel free to suggest additional rules for approval. wink

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:20:55

Is that a rule suggestion or are you calling me a cunt?

Vitalstatistix Fri 21-Nov-14 18:22:03

5. Do not, under any circumstances, do a reverse or you will automatically be deemed the unreasonable party and banned from the internet for 30 days

please please please have that one. Before I go slap happy with a 3 week old kipper.

WorraLiberty Fri 21-Nov-14 18:22:10

Where do we stand on "Whoops! Sorry, I thought I posted this in Chat"?

Lying fuckers

nobodysbabynow Fri 21-Nov-14 18:22:21

Agree, and also approve of your commanding use of the adverb forthwith.

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:23:01

Good call vital. Number 5 stands.

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 21-Nov-14 18:23:07

You get my vote on all counts.

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:23:28

Why thank you nobodys

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:24:01

This appears to be my most reasonable aibu ever. Apart from the possible cunt comment.

Fairenuff Fri 21-Nov-14 18:24:25



hellsandwich Fri 21-Nov-14 18:25:03

Hmm. Well ordinarily I'd agree, but I've been following a fairly mundane AIBU (about RSVP-ing to children's party organisers) and it's tapped a rich vein of complete twuntery, so how would that work?

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:26:15

Worra I'm thinking one "mistake" is allowable, but repeat offenders should be excommunicated and exiled to the wasteland known as "WWYD".

CelibacyCakeAndElevatorMuzac Fri 21-Nov-14 18:26:53

It's a rule suggestion you cunt wink

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:26:57

6. Ban the use of the gavel.

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:29:35

Glad to hear it Celibacy.

DadDadDad Fri 21-Nov-14 18:30:57

Could you not be a little less ambitious and focus on rule 2 getting implemented? After all, get that right and it goes a long way to addressing your other rules (as you will clearly be able to tell whether a new thread is worth your time).

And I think the occasional reverse AIBU spices things up. But maybe we should require the OP to return within one hour of starting and putting in bold "REVERSE AIBU."

hellsandwich Fri 21-Nov-14 18:31:34

7. If the majority say yabu, you must accept this and not drip feed additional info so as to sway opinion.

Cauliflowersneeze1 Fri 21-Nov-14 18:32:19

yes to number 4 , writing lighthearted is very wankerish

MardyBra Fri 21-Nov-14 18:33:41

I'm not sure about 7 hells. An intransigent OP can make a classic thread. See Supersoaker.

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