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Don't want to read and run....wtf?

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wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:42:19

namechanged. I find this phrase completely and utterly unnecessary and annoying..so there! Ok..those that go to the effort of prefixing this phrase to a sentence are not actually reading and running but they want you to know that they're not reading and running..it makes no sense!

AyeAmarok Thu 12-May-16 10:44:03

It's to bump the thread so that other people who are more able to help might see it.

AyeAmarok Thu 12-May-16 10:44:38

Why on earth would you need to namechange for this?

DonkeyOaty Thu 12-May-16 10:46:44

What she said ^ ^ ^

abbsismyhero Thu 12-May-16 10:46:50

if someone wants support and you don't have that much time reading a message like this may be good for them

if you post something that's important to you no one answers and it's just fucking depressing

wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:48:47

well, don't want to be known as a winder upper you know....wink.. but it does get on my nerves.

KittyKrap Thu 12-May-16 10:48:48

I always assumed it was a bump to get it onto the active part so that people with better advice could help. Or just a hand hold to let the op know they're not alone, depending on subject.

snowymountaintops Thu 12-May-16 10:49:07

Why have you namechanged? How peculiar.

abbsisyhero sums it up nicely. If you can't help with a problem but are sympathetic then it is nice to acknowledge the person and their post which may have taken a lot of courage to write.

PurpleDaisies Thu 12-May-16 10:50:25

If it annoys you, don't use it. Problem solved. smile

wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:50:53

Stuff like "what she said" ^^ is a bit lazy too!

Vardyparty Thu 12-May-16 10:51:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:52:01

I don't use it! Problem not solved as other people keep using it and I think the phrase should be banned!

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 12-May-16 10:52:01

If you need to name change you know you're unreasonable. I always see that comment as being slightly apologetic - I can't really be helpful but I want to be supportive because I feel for you. It's nice.

gamerchick Thu 12-May-16 10:52:31

Its just a bump up. Sometimes things drop off the page past so people bump it up. It's nothing to get your knickers in a twist about.

Or would you prefer just bump?

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 12-May-16 10:52:38

What a stupid thread.

wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:53:12

Thankyou Mykingdom..I may get a petition going to ban the phrase.

gamerchick Thu 12-May-16 10:53:35

I personally think that namechanging to whinge is a bit off. Own your shit.

AyeAmarok Thu 12-May-16 10:53:54

OK, thread police.

What other rules would you like us all to abide by?

wolfwhistleme Thu 12-May-16 10:53:59

Thankyou for your contribution Paul. You didn't read and run!

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 12-May-16 10:54:30

Wouldn't want to annoy you grin

Thornrose Thu 12-May-16 10:54:58

I think you're on a wind up. Why name change?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Thu 12-May-16 10:55:49

I think it's nice when people use it. Sometimes you can read a thread and have no experience of the situation so unable to offer advice BUT the OP is in a bad place and her/his thread dropping out of Active with no replies at all could make them feel worse.

DonkeyOaty Thu 12-May-16 10:56:27

<lazes around lazily>

thelittleredhen Thu 12-May-16 10:56:45

I like people not reading and running, it shows that although they have no expertise to bring to the thread, they do have compassion and sometimes that's what you need.

RockMeMomma Thu 12-May-16 10:57:16

Yabu

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