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To be upset that my post last week got hardly any support so just act completely different under a new name?

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chrieal Sat 20-Jun-09 20:41:08

hi i really opened my heart last week on a post about a situation i live with it got a couple of nice replies but that is it i do not know if it was suspected i was a troll maybe ( i am not) so i feel really cheesed off and said feck it and have decided to just name change come on and be a completely different person and talk about trivial matters instead AIBU

SoupDragon Sat 20-Jun-09 20:42:31

Yes, YABU.

SoupDragon Sat 20-Jun-09 20:43:10

It's a shame when stuff gets overlooked but it does happen on a large site where conversations move very quickly.

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 20-Jun-09 20:43:12


Sometimes the board moves fast and posts get missed. It is not personal and it makes no sense for you to change your name because people didn't see your thread.

Change your name back, bump your thread and don't be daft grin

What the problem with the situation you're living with?

hercules1 Sat 20-Jun-09 20:43:52

Yes, you are a bit sensitive. It is an internet forum after all.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 20-Jun-09 20:43:59

Whether or not a thread attracts replies can be affected by the time of day, and the day of the week. Give us a link?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 20:44:28

Why change your name? So your post didn't get many responses. maybe people felt they couldn't add to what already had been said?

WolframAlpha Sat 20-Jun-09 20:45:19

link please

NorbertDentressangle Sat 20-Jun-09 20:46:46

As well as times when the board moves fast there are also times when not many people are around (children's bath and bedtimes, mealtimes etc) -its easy for a thread to just slip off active convos during those times and get lost.

Did you try bumping it at a different time of day?

Parmageddon Sat 20-Jun-09 20:46:49

This happens often. Just keep bumping your thread. Also make sure it has an interesting title!

junglist1 Sat 20-Jun-09 20:47:18

Link! I'll advise you, m'dear.

LIZS Sat 20-Jun-09 20:47:42

Lots of things come in to play, timing of post, how fast the Active board is moving, recent suspicion of trolls etc - try not to take it personally.

yousaidit Sat 20-Jun-09 20:47:55

ah, my posts are never that exciting so they don't get many replies, but i don't care!

bump your post, some one will notice it!

Heated Sat 20-Jun-09 20:52:46

Bump it up and we'll offer our thoughts/ support, if it would help smile but sometimes posts do get overlooked, try not to take it too much to heart. Do you have ppl in RL you can confide in too?

pickyvic Sat 20-Jun-09 21:08:42

ive done a few threads in which im the only person on it! dont lose heart...if its really important to you then give it a bump. chin up chick eh? dont take it personally.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 21:10:25

The other thing which makes a thread peter out is to post and then disappear.

Where's the OP gone?

hester Sat 20-Jun-09 21:27:07

It's upsetting when that happens but not personal. Tell us now!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 20-Jun-09 21:36:29

Of course, if OP took the advice to bump it, we're all merrily pushing it further down the list by posting here.

Heated Sat 20-Jun-09 21:39:27

True. Otoh she might be getting all kinds of sage advice - just not ours!grin

smackapacka Sat 20-Jun-09 21:40:00

Depends where you posted it. I answered a thread that sounded quite upsetting in 'other subjects' so I wonder whether no-one else saw it. The OP also drifted off.

Maybe post again under a different topic?

QuintessentialShadow Sat 20-Jun-09 21:41:49

I think the OP needs to stay on the thread and keep the conversation going, otherwise, it will fizzle out.

notaman Sat 20-Jun-09 21:46:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ronaldinhio Sat 20-Jun-09 21:51:11

were you a tomboy when you were younger?

Have you ever fancied being a handyman?

pickyvic Sat 20-Jun-09 23:16:08

i helped! (not)!

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 20-Jun-09 23:20:00

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