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To be peed off with people who start a new thread, asking people to look at a link.....

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Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:09:58

.... which then turns out to be a previous thread they started?


Or take the hint that people weren't interested enough to post in the first place.


Sycamoretree Fri 12-Sep-08 18:11:25

examples please!

FlippingFlip Fri 12-Sep-08 18:12:45

Get a grip.

FlippingFlip Fri 12-Sep-08 18:13:23

please tell me how this affects you, personally.

Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:14:32

Example as follows:

sorry, now it looks like I'm picking on Cheesesarnie but in actual fact, I've seen this a few times.

Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:16:03

Flippingflip - I'll tell you how this affects me.

I don't like to be ignored in RL or on here, so I make it my mission to check out the unanswered threads.

However, when it turns out that it's a link to a previous thread, I feel my time has been wasted.

Go on, come out with your, "oooh, 3 precious seconds, gone"....

thesockmonsterofdoom Fri 12-Sep-08 18:16:10

YABvU, i people need help with somethig quickly then i think it is fine.

lulumama Fri 12-Sep-08 18:16:12

i can;t get angry about it



Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:18:07

sockmonster - what's wrong with bumping the original thread, then?

That way, people know what they're looking at - and those in a position to help, can go straight to the thread!!!!!

thesockmonsterofdoom Fri 12-Sep-08 18:19:21

I have done it before, started a thread and noone has answered and I have really needed quick opinions on something so started another in chat with a link.

HarryAndRon Fri 12-Sep-08 18:24:44

is the full moon getting fuller now???

people are getting more ranty over very simple things

YABU IMO. tis not a problem for me. and sometimes people ask it in a jokey way, like asking if they have the plague (kerrymum last night for EG), or if they smell.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 18:27:47


If you get this upset then it may be time to Step Back and Switch Off, no?

zippitippitoes Fri 12-Sep-08 18:29:06

i just think yippee i wanted to ignore that thread twice smile

Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:50:19

I happen to think it's against the spirit of MN to ask, "blimey, have you seen this?" - which I find is nothing but a very deliberate attempt to tempt people to look at a totally irrelevant (to them (-because they have no experience in the matter)) thread.

RonAndHarry Fri 12-Sep-08 18:51:23

Nah, sometimes the original title is dull, and you only realise when you get no reply. If you then post one with a decent title, people look and help with the op

Word Fri 12-Sep-08 18:52:21

In the case of this example, the OP could have surely got more replies from people who could help, by posting "HELP WANTED WITH COMPUTER" or such like.

Neither thread title gave any indication that it was to do with computer problems at all.

Word Fri 12-Sep-08 19:17:03

Lulumama - actually, it wasn't a big glass of wine, it was a rum grin

ScottishMummy Fri 12-Sep-08 19:25:43

you're contradicting yourself,as you were interested to look & you prowl the unanswered threads

anyhoo no biggie imo, but if it has distracted you from your wine then YANBUwink

Yanda Fri 12-Sep-08 20:10:49


twinsetandpearls Fri 12-Sep-08 20:12:46

Sometimes I link to an original thread when the situation is linked and it saves typing everything out again.

Not something that bothers me when others do it.

twinsetandpearls Fri 12-Sep-08 20:14:06

Bang out of order to single out a poster.

WigWamBam Fri 12-Sep-08 20:16:36

Life's too damned short to get so wound up about something so trivial.


Word Fri 12-Sep-08 20:19:54

twinset - maybe, but I was asked for specific examples... and I did and still do apologise for the singling out. Feel free to have it deleted if you think it that wrong.

twinsetandpearls Fri 12-Sep-08 20:28:41

I don;t do the delete posts thing, think we should all have the common sense to self censor.

masalachameleon Fri 12-Sep-08 20:32:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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