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mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 14:33:40

I'm a nosy bint me, whenever I come across the 'Message deleted by Mumsnet' it piques my curiosity in a scab you can't pick sort of way. I want to know WHY it has been deleted. So AIBU to request qualifiers e.g.

Message deleted by Mumsnet - For personal attacks on a poor defenceless poster
Message deleted by Mumsnet - For appalling trollery
Message deleted by Mumsnet - For rather clever trollery, but trollery none the less, slap hand
Message deleted by Mumsnet - For regrettable posting in the heat of the moment
Message deleted by Mumsnet - Due to poster suddenly discovering RL and evacuating MN
Message deleted by Mumsnet - For offending someones sensibilities (but we've all seen worse)

Go on, tell me it's a goer. I can't be the only one this nosy! grin

ClaireDeLoon Thu 02-Dec-10 14:36:30

You aren't the only one

Maybe there should be a button, message deleted by mumsnet but clear <here> for the gossip

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 02-Dec-10 14:37:54

oh but can you imagine how cross people would be if they thought their trollery was clever and Mumsnet in their infinite wisdom decreed it was merely appalling?

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 02-Dec-10 14:37:56

There should also be an alert that a thread has been pulled and a reason for it.

It isn't like there is usually a thread posted asking why it was pulled ...

tethersjinglebellend Thu 02-Dec-10 14:42:33

Message deleted by Mumsnet

AntonDuBurk Thu 02-Dec-10 14:44:05

Agree with fleshwound. "sorry we that thread can't be found. See here and here for spin off threads, or try X and Y's Facebook pages". Would save all that searching.

AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 14:44:17

Message depleted by Mumsnut

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 14:44:33

tethers, I was waiting for that. Your qualification would be

Message deleted by Mumsnet - for stating the obvious!

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 14:45:06

That's more like it Abs

AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 14:45:12

Or, someone from MNHQ could come on and say "stop talking on the boards. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll give you the full truth gossip"

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 02-Dec-10 14:47:00

'Hilarious thread deleted by Mumsnet', just to get everyone even more frustrated at having missed it.

AntonDuBurk Thu 02-Dec-10 14:51:51

Or "Thread that everyone will be referring to for months deleted to punish you for getting off the computer to feed the kids. Where's your committment people?"

AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 14:53:48

Like it Anton or "this super interesting and controversial thread has been deleted, so you can't read it, but we still can. SUCKERS".

I have wondered about that. Do they have a whole store room filled with controversial threads which they deleted, but kept for themselves?

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 02-Dec-10 14:57:47

of course. and sometimes they send HelenMumsnet or OliviaMumsnet in there to get something and they find her still in there hours later, sitting on the floor reading the old threads and completely unable to tear herself away.

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 14:57:52

You're right, bet MNHQ get to read any thread ever in it's unadulterated glory. Seeing the bastardised versions here is the equivalent of a censors black marker. Burn them!

AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 14:59:13

Message deleted by Mumsnet for being too damn funny. We're keeping it to ourselves.

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 15:00:46


AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 15:01:26

Or ... they could come out with a SECOND Mumsnet, much like Hollyoaks Later or whatever it is, which is only available to special people (like me), where they resurrect all the deleted threads, and restore the edited ones to their former glory, and then let us loose to read them all. I would pay good money 50p to have access to such a site.

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 15:03:36

DON'T mention special people and MN, and particulary not at this time of year.

You'll have all the oldies falling over in apopoletic fits.

KurriKurri Thu 02-Dec-10 16:00:06

I think they are like Easter Eggs on DVDs - you just have to press the right buttons in the right order and all the deleted messages will miraculously reappear. - If anyone discovers the secret, let me know - I want my rude remark about a certain female sports presenter back.grin

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 16:20:22

What is this 'Easter Eggs on DVDs' of which you speak. Sounds like some sort of secret club where I haven't been invited <harrumph>

KurriKurri Thu 02-Dec-10 16:59:51

Ooooh - someone who's even less down with da kids than me gringrin They are hidden features on DVDs, which you have to find either by chance (if you accidently click on something) or by trial and error - e.g.clicking right/left instead of up down, or by looking up your DVD on an Easter Egg site - similar to this

So if you have say Pirates of the Caribbean, put 'POTC easter Eggs' into google , and you will find the instructions.

Don't ask me why they exist - I have no idea - seems utterly pointless! grin

TheFeministParent Thu 02-Dec-10 17:02:54

message deleted by Mumsnet - just not up to scratch

AbsofLatkes Thu 02-Dec-10 17:37:49

Message deleted by GOML - too chavvy

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 18:49:36

Massage completed by Mumsnet

now there's one I'd like to see (strictly for posters fainting at the thought someone dared declared them YABU)

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