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I'm 'hiding' more and more threads.........are you?

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Earlybird Sun 03-Aug-08 23:19:37

Ignoring doesn't work for me - especially if a thread keeps bobbing up to the top of active conversations, so I hide, hide, hide.....do you?

What are your 'thread hiding' criteria?

zippitippitoes Sun 03-Aug-08 23:20:11

i dont hide any

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:20:23

<<hides thread>>

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:20:32

<<hides thread>>

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:20:54

Ooopsie

blush

bran Sun 03-Aug-08 23:21:25

I tend to hide the ones that have TMI in the title, especially about tragic child death/abuse.

Aero Sun 03-Aug-08 23:22:44

I do, and I'd prefer not to have to open them first. I'd like to click a 'hide' button beside each thread I don't want to read, rather than open the thread then click hide. Am I being too fussy?

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 23:23:03

YEs me too.
a) annoying titles
b) grammar
c) twatism
d) floaters*
e) newsgore
f) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[catmudgeon]

*keeping bobbing to the top of acive convos even though obviously shit

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:24:19

har har at floaters

Earlybird Sun 03-Aug-08 23:24:50

No Aero, completely agree with you, I'd prefer if I didn't have to click first too.

Have just hidden 'i've burped sick' and shall shortly be hiding 'why don't ginger people dye their hair'. I must be turning into an old 'crank' as these don't amuse me.

Tortington Sun 03-Aug-08 23:26:24

i hide the sticker ones

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 23:27:13

I think I've opted out of sticky ones.
I set 'mymumsnet' to 'teflon'

Earlybird Sun 03-Aug-08 23:27:49

Also hide obvious attention seeking posts, and those where posters ignore all good advice (my patience and sympathy runs out), and posters who get hostile/abusive when given good advice they don't agree with.

Hiding the 'sexual celery' thread next.

SueW Sun 03-Aug-08 23:30:10

I don't hide very many now but I do ignore a lot. I.e. in current 100 active convos, I'm only dipping into 12 threads.

I only hide if I find the title very offensive, tbh. And I have to click and hide, iyswim.

I don't like that they changed it - you used to be able to ignore from Active Convos - but back then I only used to get half a dozen or so convos coming up cos I was ignoring so many.

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 23:30:18

Yup Earlybird.

g) whinger, whiners and wibblers
h) me! Me! MEEEEEE!
i) hunlolbabbyhubby
j) dullardity

Earlybird Sun 03-Aug-08 23:36:21

Sour person that I am, thinking I shall shortly re-do my settings to eliminate the 'baby names' topic. Unbelievable how many separate threads there are every week!

SueW Sun 03-Aug-08 23:47:33

I have lots of topics hidden, I think.

Consequently I am rather confused by the whole buy/sell thing. Would love to know if a mumsnetter or their DH or child has a bass guitar plus amp going cheap but don't know where to post. DH is watching ebay.....

handlemecarefully Sun 03-Aug-08 23:50:39

Not hiding any at all.

hughjarssss Sun 03-Aug-08 23:55:39

I can hide indivdual threads in active convo's.

There is a hide button next to the thread title, I don't have to open the thread to do it.

You need to change you're settings, go to customise talk board at top of page and put yes where it says 'put hide on active convo's'

PinkTulips Sun 03-Aug-08 23:56:02

erm.... i can still hide from active covoes? hmm

i'm doing a major spring clean as we speak as there as so many farking boring ones lurking at the top and i've posted on anything interesting.

also hide things irrelavant to me like the veggie eating dieters and the scuttlebuggers as they never leave active convoes if you don't

MrsSprat Mon 04-Aug-08 00:04:14

Yes I do,

1) Horror threads from In the ghouls News
2) 4-person convos
3) Huuuuge cliques
4) Most post-natals
5) Plain dull or mean-minded 'pinions
6) Shall I leave hims

should hide the milk ones, but don't.

hughjarssss Mon 04-Aug-08 00:05:17

What are the milk ones?

thumbwitch Mon 04-Aug-08 00:15:06

the ginger hair one is a total piss-take and am enjoying it. Hide it if you must but it is not what you think it is.

PinkTulips Mon 04-Aug-08 00:24:15

'ff'ers are scum' vs 'bf'ers are nazis' i would presume

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Mon 04-Aug-08 00:30:08

THanks HughJarssss!
Hadn't clocked that last I diddled wit' me settings.
Milk ones are totally insane. SSSOOOO much inferred judgement.

And if you've been knocking around mn long enough, you see the same old same old, and ignore that too. Hence

k) deja-vu

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