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To ask if you think AIBUs starting with "to ask if" are not really AIBUs?

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MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:23:38

They're just attention-seeking queue-jumping bland little threads that wouldn't get the time of day elsewhere.

If the only way you can get a reply is to stick your thread in Aibu then maybe it just isn't that interesting.

KingJoffreyFanciesDarylDixon Fri 15-May-15 00:25:32

Bland little threads need love too...

however Fri 15-May-15 00:28:01

Honestly, why does it matter? Queue jumping? Live and let live.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:28:29

"Bland little threads need love too..."

Yep. In Chat or the appropriate topic.

WorraLiberty Fri 15-May-15 00:29:45

It's never been any different.

"I got 10 minutes sleep last night. AIBU to be tired this morning?"

Yes - fuck off and have a Red Bull.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:30:16

Why does it matter? Because active convos gets clogged up with the black handbag and psychic reading questions.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:31:21

It seems to be worse recently though worra.

however Fri 15-May-15 00:31:43


MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:32:14

"To wonder why" should be banned too.

CupidStuntSurvivor Fri 15-May-15 00:32:24

I agree, though I'm not particularly enthusiastic in my agreement.

Also, how is it queue jumping? hmm

CupidStuntSurvivor Fri 15-May-15 00:34:06

Also, I'm sure you're aware that you've done precisely what you're irritated by in your own thread title smile

ShadowFire Fri 15-May-15 00:35:26

AIBU gets a lot of traffic. Sometimes people post on the high traffic bits because they think their thread won't get noticed in the other bits. It's really not worth getting worked up about.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:35:56

It's queue-jumping because it's usually putting a dull thread in the most read part of MN, where it gets a disproportionate level of replies.

It would be ok if everyone used active convos but some posters like worra only look at Aibu.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:37:05

I am entirely aware of that Cupid. I do have a sense of irony.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:37:49

Posting for traffic should be banned too.

WorraLiberty Fri 15-May-15 00:38:00

I don't agree with the whole 'queue jumping' thing because this is the internet and to be honest, it's not a case of standing in line. It's a case of MN having eleventy million and one topics that water everything down.

So it makes sense to post on what looks like the busiest topic at that given time.

However, I've got more respect for people who admit they're posting her for traffic, than for those who innocently pretend they meant to post in chat.

Or those who shoehorn a thread title into an AIBU question, that blatantly has nothing to do with reason.

And don't even get me started on the, "Well my husband's best friend's mother in law's cat gave me a funny look, and this made me doubt myself".

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:39:00

And while I'm venting, I'm fucking annoyed that fucking MN keeps fucking crashing on the fucking ipad.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:40:07

"However, I've got more respect for people who admit they're posting her for traffic, than for those who innocently pretend they meant to post in chat."

Yes it's never the other way round.

WorraLiberty Fri 15-May-15 00:40:34

Actually some posters like worra always use active convos.

Despite some posters like Mardy still busying themselves about which topic I favour, over 3 and a half years on wink

CuttedUpPear Fri 15-May-15 00:41:34

I think some people need to look up the meaning of Unreasonable. And check if it applies to their situation. At all.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:49:05

You know it's gentle ribbing Worra. I'm sure I saw you in chat once.

MardyBra Fri 15-May-15 00:50:07

Still fucking crashing. 'Tis all fucking gorn to the fucking dogs.

Aibu to ask where fucking flouncers' corner Is?

SueBigFatSue Fri 15-May-15 08:28:32

The worst is when they put a really intriguing thread title about what they've found on their DP/insert person's phone and you open it and it's a 'sorry, didn't want to put a boring title. What's the best way to boil a potato' angry

ShadowFire Fri 15-May-15 08:46:52

I get a bit annoyed with thread titles that just say "Am I being unreasonable?" So that you have to actually open the thread to see what it is they're writing a thread about.

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 15-May-15 08:57:45

YANBU. Fuck right off with your 'AIBU to choose this baby name' et al.

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