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To tell MNHQ that I think they are awesome

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GrinchyMcGrincherson Thu 03-Nov-16 22:03:38

I've just come back from site stuff where MNHQ are taking a battering for reasons I can't even understand and I came via a thread on which Justine has taken even worse. What the hell is going on?

I wanted to let HQ know that this vocal minority is a minority. So who is with me? Let's have some love for HQ. No one ever gets everything right all the time so why should they be any different? Why should they be hurled abuse at because they made a call that some people didn't like? Or have an opinion someone disagrees with? Guess what different opinions exist and some people even respect others rights to have a differing one.

This forum is so popular entirely because HQ allow debates about topics other forms would delete and try to allow freedom of speech as far as possible by only intervening when absolutely necessary. They also let us swear. Because of this They also have to troll hunt constantly.

They do a brilliant job in difficult circumstances. Given how much crap I've seen them take in public I'd hate to be whoever deals with HQs inbox!

So shout out to MNHQ and night watch. Thank you for all you do!


HelloConfidenceAreYouThere Thu 03-Nov-16 22:09:16

YANBU - I can't imagine the stress of trying to run this place and think they do a great job if it! star

NowtSalamander Thu 03-Nov-16 22:12:30

Totally agree. They take a lot of demands from people shouting me, me, listen to ME! And always reply with grace.

ADishBestEatenCold Thu 03-Nov-16 22:12:48

Do not know which 'battering' you are referring to. Link please?

WaitrosePigeon Thu 03-Nov-16 22:13:56

MNHQ have always been good to me. They try their best.

Thanks HQ flowers

FucksSakeSusan Thu 03-Nov-16 22:14:19


00100001 Thu 03-Nov-16 22:16:04

Whoop whoop

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 03-Nov-16 22:16:43

Agreed OP, some people really have nothing better to do.

Pettywoman Thu 03-Nov-16 22:17:55

For HQ flowers[gin].

Bejazzled Thu 03-Nov-16 22:18:39

YANBU. They do their best.

Eolian Thu 03-Nov-16 22:18:45


MargoChanning Thu 03-Nov-16 22:19:13

Totally agree. I've never seen anything from HQ but kindness, sensitivity and good humour.

NerrSnerr Thu 03-Nov-16 22:25:10

YANBU. I see loads of threads where I really feel for MNHQ as whatever response they give they'll get a battering. Some people also think It's ok to give members of HQ a load of abuse which is really unfair as people really don't deserve abuse when trying to do their job.

Haffdonga Thu 03-Nov-16 22:28:27


MNHQ are real people trying to tread multiple difficult lines and they are always going to piss the people on the other sides of those lines. Nobody is going to get it all right. But they admit mistakes, they give well thought-out reasoning for decisions, they're prepared to change their minds having listened to debate, they have a sense of humour and they genuinely seem to care about posters.

Queenbean Thu 03-Nov-16 22:29:18

I was going to start this thread myself but didn't want the bunfight!!

I completely agree. Thanks MNHQ flowers

ArcheryAnnie Thu 03-Nov-16 22:32:34

Do I get cross at some decisions MNHQ make? Yes, of course, loudly and often, at times.

But this is their sandbox, and we are playing in it. And on the whole they let us get on with it, and tolerate a much, much wider range of opinion and expression than many other forums, including ones that think themselves much ~edgier~ than MN. I think MNHQ should be proud of this.

Sax88 Thu 03-Nov-16 22:33:32

MNHQ are brilliant!

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Nov-16 22:35:23

flowers and wine

Fairenuff Thu 03-Nov-16 22:35:37

There are many corners of this site where kindness, empathy, understanding and gentle support are always available. It's a great site.

If you ignore the thundering, shouting, demanding, goady threads and look a little deeper, you will find humour, intelligence and well informed advice.

It's not perfect but there is a lot that they are getting right.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 03-Nov-16 22:36:05

I agree that they generally do a great job (and I know from personal experience how hard that is). But that doesn't mean we should be blindly loyal and say nothing if we disagree

BIWI Thu 03-Nov-16 22:38:04

Don't give them gin! It always ends in tears! wink


I love MN. I've been here for 10 years now, and think MNHQ do a really great job, in often very difficult circumstances.

I love the fact that we can moan and whinge, and that they listen to us - even if they hate us for it at the time grin

Rrross1ges Thu 03-Nov-16 22:38:50

I'd this a TAAT?

Rrross1ges Thu 03-Nov-16 22:39:11

Is - not my night

RobberBride Thu 03-Nov-16 22:39:38

MNHQ does an amazing job. This site and the people on it have made a huge, positive difference to my life. [gin] for them!

AnyFucker Thu 03-Nov-16 22:39:45

Big up the MNHQ flowers

In my job we have signs everywhere saying "workplace bullying will not be tolerated". And yet Justin et al are supposed to make perfect decisions all the time and get strident demands to put it right when they don't (which isn't that often). They do not reply in kind and don't even delete the almost constant complaints even though they could ( I bloody would)

If you think this place is crap, fuck off out of it. No one is making you stay. Alternatively stand up to the posts you take issue with and stop blaming the people that work here for them. It really is a form of bullying and they get no right of reply at all.

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