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To think a lot of posters need enlightening on proper use of strikethrough

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PeaceLoveGonk Mon 09-May-16 13:22:21

In the right hands but alas not mine the strikethrough function can be witty. However, many posters including me use it when it just isn't necessary.

often it renders their message senseless

AIBU and would anyone like to offer examples of how to use it to good effect

wasonthelist Mon 09-May-16 13:24:22

YABU There are no "rules"

WorraLiberty Mon 09-May-16 13:24:34

I don't care how people use it as long as they don't use it too much, or strike out entire fucking sentences. I find it really fucking annoying

Nairsmellsbad Mon 09-May-16 13:24:37

Thank you for your input if we ever give a toss what you think we'll be sure to ask?

MackerelOfFact Mon 09-May-16 13:25:32

Yes. No.

Floisme Mon 09-May-16 13:25:36

I don't even know how to do it but I'm with you.

Not funny.
Passive aggressive.
Just say what you mean or shut the fuck up.

Thank you.

Sparklingbrook Mon 09-May-16 13:25:52

I always see people moaning about the strikethrough thing and wanting people to 'own' what they say or something. confused

I use it to be self deprecating mainly. I quite like it as a function. Not sure there are rules as to it's usage.

PeaceLoveGonk Mon 09-May-16 13:29:30

I got told to 'own' my comment the other day, Sparkling - I'd only crossed out one word!

Sparklingbrook Mon 09-May-16 13:30:41

Did you Peace? What were you not owning? sad

PortiaCastis Mon 09-May-16 13:34:16

Oh dear I think I have used this but i think I've done it wrong

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 09-May-16 13:37:33

not sure if i have ever used it. probably won't work i quite like justin biebers latest stuff That work??

PeaceLoveGonk Mon 09-May-16 13:38:57

I struck out the word mugs (as in idiots, not cups) and put in women. I was told to 'own' my comments blush

JuxtapositionRecords Mon 09-May-16 13:39:59

Oh dear. I "lightheartedly" made a little joke about an Op's use of strike through yesterday and it didn't go down too well. But I just find op's difficult to read when they have gone nuts on the strike through for no reason, that becomes all I see rather than reading what they have said. And people strike through swearing, why the fuck would you do that? Just swear or don't.

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 09-May-16 13:40:10

was peace a poster I saw that was told just to swear? own your swear words. bloodyshitbuggerbum

MardleBum Mon 09-May-16 13:40:18


justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 09-May-16 13:41:50

oh shit no. juxt told them to swear!!! hahahahaha lovely xpost. I agree by the way grin

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 09-May-16 13:41:56

I get the rage when people strike out the second word, rather than this first. To my mind it's supposed to look like you were writing something then changed your mind, so crossed it out and put something different. So:

I like drinking a lot of little gin. GOOD
I like drinking a little lot of gin. BAD


Ed1tY0urPr0f1le Mon 09-May-16 13:42:05

I don't see how using it means you are not owning your comments!

It's not the same as muttering under your breath or doing a fake cough in real life.

Everyone can see you wrote it.

It find it mildly amusing.

Nairsmellsbad Mon 09-May-16 13:42:22

In all seriousness (and no strikethroughs), I think any addition that adds nuance to messages can be helpful. IMHO nobody should be criticising you for using (or indeed not using) it Peace. Now I've probably used too many parentheses instead.

FadedRed Mon 09-May-16 13:42:58


sunnyoutside Mon 09-May-16 13:43:10

I love a well used strikethrough but then what do I know, I am fond of the odd creepy wee bracket grin

JuxtapositionRecords Mon 09-May-16 13:43:43

just that may have been me! blush but they did strike through on 'God forsaken' and 'fuck' ... I don't get it.

Now I'm scared they are going to come on here and tell me off again.

NeedACleverNN Mon 09-May-16 13:44:16

I like the fucking strike out function. It is passive aggressive but can be ok in the right way

FadedRed Mon 09-May-16 13:45:02

Oooh how embarrassing. Major strike through fail! blushblush
<<creeps out into the garden to eat worms>>

EponasWildDaughter Mon 09-May-16 13:47:44

I use it lightheartedly. Like when you think one thing but say the polite version. Usually just once in a post. Just one word or phrase.

ie: I'm sick to bloody death tired of MIL telling me how to loose weight. Would i be unreasonable to stick her head down the toilet ask her to shut up not to.

sort of thing. Just one of the above obviously.

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