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I warned you about bloody "lighthearted".

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JackandDiane Mon 04-Jul-16 09:00:56

It's now becoming accepted. On a site that prides itself on its snark and acerbicity it's seen now that the OP has to POINT out in which mood you should reply to a thread.

Plus it's naff cutesy and Facebook. #blessed #lovemylife etc.

Arfarfanarf Mon 04-Jul-16 09:07:22

Lighthearted reply - We should have a facility to select a colour for the OP to be in.
Red for angry, Blue for sad, Yellow for happy, and then everyone knows grin

Serious reply - maybe if there weren't so many utterly humourless and nasty twats just waiting to jump in on what are clearly jokey threads and give the op a good kicking and crap all over the thread, there wouldn't be so many people trying to get in there first and stop them before they start.

JackandDiane Mon 04-Jul-16 09:11:35

yes - you are probably right

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 04-Jul-16 09:12:51

Ok, what are people meant to say to denote 'lightheartedness'? I find if they do not, and it doesn't come across, it leads to a thread full of arguments between those who 'get it' and those who don't. Don't get me started on accidentally opening one of those awful 'Aibu from baby/dog point of view', those need to be highlighted from 10 miles away.

I always find these threads bemoaning 'naff and cutesy language' ironic, considering the site is infamous use of prefixing the nauseating 'dear' to all personal nouns hmm.

JackandDiane Mon 04-Jul-16 09:15:52

oh i don't do that any more
SO naff

WhisperingLoudly Mon 04-Jul-16 09:16:03

Mostly if you're not being a fuckwit then you won't need it pointing out.

If you're not sure whether it's "light hearted" then give the OP the benefit of the doubt rather than behaving like a cunt.

sorenofthejnaii Mon 04-Jul-16 09:19:11

Right now, I'm having trouble distinguishing between responses on the EU that are light hearted or serious. I can't tell if the poster is being very serious or is taking the piss in their comment.

Shiningexample Mon 04-Jul-16 09:24:23

My vote goes to the colour coded thread idea

usual Mon 04-Jul-16 09:26:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ginslinger Mon 04-Jul-16 09:27:31

my vote goes to people getting a sense of humour back grin

Ginslinger Mon 04-Jul-16 09:28:18

and whisperingloudly is bang on the money there - grind the fuckwits into powder and wash them down the drain

PigletJohn Mon 04-Jul-16 09:43:11

Are you being serious?

TheSpottedZebra Mon 04-Jul-16 09:46:47

I wish I had a like button to Like your post, J&D

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Jul-16 09:47:00

I tend to avoid threads that have 'lighthearted' in the title. I do think that posting everything and anything in the joke topic that is AIBU doesn't help though.

QuimReaper Mon 04-Jul-16 09:52:47

People who can't tell when a post is lighthearted without someone ringing a giant bloody gong to signal it should go on a comprehension course.

sorenofthejnaii Mon 04-Jul-16 09:58:30

People who can't tell when a post is lighthearted without someone ringing a giant bloody gong to signal it should go on a comprehension course

You should look at some of the posts on the EU. It's hard to tell.

ElspethFlashman Mon 04-Jul-16 10:03:25

I avoid "lighthearted" threads like the plague too.

It's always "don't kids say the funniest things" type of stuff like that TV show that was on years ago.

You'll never see a "lighthearted" thread getting into Classics,thats for sure.

Emochild Mon 04-Jul-16 10:08:11

I started a thread about chicken nuggets and had people having a go saying I could have got someone sacked (because they stuck to the advertised portion size rather than give me one extra that was left all alone in the serving tray)

I mean -chicken nuggets

Surely I didn't need to put 'lighthearted' in my thread title?

It's got ridiculous!

Cutecat78 Mon 04-Jul-16 10:10:01

It shocks me how nasty people are (on FB threads etc) where it's not even anonymous.
<misses point of thread>!

NickiFury Mon 04-Jul-16 10:12:03

"*Serious reply - maybe if there weren't so many utterly humourless and nasty twats just waiting to jump in on what are clearly jokey threads and give the op a good kicking and crap all over the thread, there wouldn't be so many people trying to get in there first and stop them before they start."*

This.

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 04-Jul-16 10:13:34

I agree with others, on paper you should be able to figure it out (I remember your thread Emo, it was ridiculous that people took it seriously). However, sometimes it is difficult to read tone/sarcasm in writing, and some people genuinely get afronted by the silliest things (parent and child parking spaces....). I've said before, I think there should be a 'lighthearted' part of the forum, though with a better name obviously.

JackandDiane Mon 04-Jul-16 10:14:56

i think like buttons would be good tbh

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 04-Jul-16 10:15:32

Don't pander to the twats!

In times gone by if you were too thick humourless to get it you would have it pointed out.

Now we are dumming down to an absurdist position.

GastonsPomPomWrath Mon 04-Jul-16 10:15:47

Someone is always offended about something usually nothing...my thread about my dd who can't ride a bike for example...fgs <eyeroll>

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 04-Jul-16 10:16:17

Surely that's what the chat board is for Edmund?

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