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How can 2 threads that I've been on just be deleted?

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1ris Fri 24-Feb-17 22:07:13

One about cleaning wood floors and the other about hot kitchen taps?

The mind boggles.

AnthonyPandy Fri 24-Feb-17 22:35:22

Well to be fair they are extremely controversial topics and could easily lead to shouting and unpleasantness as posters fight to be correct on things like what cloths to use for the floors - blue jaycloths? Sponges? Crocheted string cloths? And as for taps - that's obvious really. These things cannot be allowed to pollute Mumsnet.

thenightsky Fri 24-Feb-17 22:36:57


I was reading the hot tap one. Now its gone.

elQuintoConyo Fri 24-Feb-17 22:41:30

One turned into a bunfight- definitely not good on a thread about cleaning wood floors!

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 22:52:46

Wtf? The mind boggles. I really want to see what a bunfight over wood floors looks like.

Was coming on to read the boiling tap one.

RJnomore1 Fri 24-Feb-17 22:53:17


Newbie at the controls tonight?

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 22:55:51

I'm eyeing all the housekeeping threads with suspicion now. I reckon that Aga one could take a turn. grin

empirerecordsrocked Fri 24-Feb-17 22:56:00

In housekeeping? There were a few a month ago or so where there had been some promotion going on.

Gunpowder Fri 24-Feb-17 22:58:16

shock Housekeeping is normally a safe haven I come here to relax and talk about cleaning washing machines when life gets too much.

elephantoverthehill Fri 24-Feb-17 23:01:25

Don't mention the polish. It could be mistaken for ............

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 23:04:03

Me too Gun I just want to read about junk drawers and whitening powders. Is no place safe? <wails>

Seriously though, how did an argument start over wooden floors?

elQuintoConyo Fri 24-Feb-17 23:10:19

It is carnival season in some places, maybe a MNHQer is dressed as Carmen Miranda, slightly squiffy and bashing the 'delete threads' button with falling fruit?

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 23:11:31


OnHold Fri 24-Feb-17 23:14:40

I rarely click the Housekeeping threads being such a slattern But now I find out it's all going on in here.

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Feb-17 23:18:18

In a word, spammers. There's been a rash of them recently and MNHQ are on the case.

The way it works is a spammer starts a thread as if they are looking for a solution to a housekeeping problem, then they name change a few posts in and recommend a product that magically solves the problem, with a link to it.

They are quite easy to spot because you'll see the same names starting threads and then replying to others with links. Although thanks to the new hyper links thing that MNHQ have started doing they aren't quite as obvious.

I managed to catch one out a while back in a sock-puppeting fail when they forgot to name change to post the link to the product they were promoting grin

There was a thread in Site Stuff about it a while back, I think.

tallwivglasses Fri 24-Feb-17 23:19:01

Me too. This is more invigorating than AIBU smile

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Feb-17 23:22:28

Here's the Site Stuff thread

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Fri 24-Feb-17 23:22:48

Ahhh maybe that explains the handheld vacuum recommendation thread disappearance smile

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 23:27:04

Ah right. Yes I can usually spot those. Like over enthusiastic Amazon reviews.

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Feb-17 23:27:04

Have a look at the 'my carpet smells' one - I'm pretty sure the OP and the third post are spammers.

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 23:28:26

Bicarb seems innocent though.

Deux Fri 24-Feb-17 23:30:29

I replied to one about steam generator irons and it's disappeared too.

mortificado Fri 24-Feb-17 23:30:48

The boiling tap one got deleted?! confused someone's had too much wine with it being Friday and all wink

PickAChew Fri 24-Feb-17 23:32:26

Most likely our regular Spammy McSpammerson - one Sock starts thread, a few people reply, another sock recommends an Amazon link which includes their own reference, to they make money if people buy that product using that link. Been doing it in Housekeeping for months. TBH I think MNHQ need to scrap the topic to put them off the scent.

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Feb-17 23:33:27

Enid I know! It's the oddest things they are promoting. They've usually been links to Amazon too, as is that one.

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