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Posts in Aibu NOT Aibu?

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mummyrabbitpeppapig Wed 31-May-17 08:39:29

Why post in Aibu instead of ( eg ) 'talk'? or is it just me that thinks this?

Flipsticks Wed 31-May-17 08:42:36

More traffic? And more likely to stir things up a bit? I've noticed posters tend to be a bit more forthright in aibu!
But I do see your point, and it does happen more during political campaigning.

araiwa Wed 31-May-17 08:46:50

i think people posting non-aibu in aibu "for traffic" should just have their thread spammed with yabu

troodiedoo Wed 31-May-17 08:50:20

This does annoy me. A lot of the time they write "not aibu but posting for traffic" or a really tenuous title with aibu woven in. MNHQ should move them.

AuntieStella Wed 31-May-17 08:51:04

YANBU, if you want more traffic, use 'chat' not AIBU.

Or post in the topic, if you're more interested in quality, not quantity, of replies.

AIBU really shouldn't be a catch-all topic, and I think the expansion of it has been creeping up over the last year or two, and I really don't think that's been an improvement. But people will post where they want to post.

And I will continue to be frank (but I hope not downright rude) in AIBU.

migrating Wed 31-May-17 08:53:09

more traffic, and more threads widen the interest of AIBU, so more traffic...

I can't see the problem, just scroll past the threads you don't like.

migrating Wed 31-May-17 08:54:22

"chat" is in the "fun and games" topic, totally inappropriate for so many subjects, AIBU is better!

pipsqueak25 Wed 31-May-17 08:54:27

with you on this one op, it's tedious reading a thread in aibu about something silly like 'should my dc have a glass of water before bed' ?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 31-May-17 08:58:04

Almost as bad as TAATs grin

Although I hate 'AIBU to fancy <insert name>' - how is it reasonable or otherwise?

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