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How about we have a HUGE VENT topic?

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LaurieFairyCake Mon 12-Sep-11 13:05:36

I notice that quite often people post venting about really annoying things that have happened (and they have then sworn internally at strangers) and then people come on and say "Oh, you shouldn't do that, really you ought to calm down and take an anger management course" when all they have done is be angry and not acted out in an angry way.

there are also lots of situations where people have utter shit happen to them and they feel that they can't really vent as someone will come on and be either all prissy or offer 'helpful' advice.

Really if we had a topic where people could come on and say "look there's nothing you can do and I've already fecked this up but please let me vent as I feel crap" then maybe some of the massive bun fights/misunderstandings on AIBU wouldn't happen.

What do you think??

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Sep-11 21:21:39

Hi Laurie
Thanks so much for this - we'll have a think on't.
MN Towers

twotesttickles Mon 12-Sep-11 21:22:48

I think you should just PM it all to Olivia grin


hugglymugly Mon 12-Sep-11 21:57:34

I've only been here for the last couple of years, and at the beginning I could see the usefulness of AIBU, but that area seems to be less and less useful as it seems to have become the dumping ground for either things that should be in other areas (but wouldn't attract much response) or for things that should be in WWYD (but wouldn't attract much response) or for things, as Laurie says, that would just be venting (which I'd occasionally like to do, but they're not serious issues).

The trouble is that when I access MN either by 'last hour' or 'last 5 minutes', AIBU is at the top of the list, which doesn't help as that attracts people to that topic. Maybe it's time to ditch AIBU and replace it with ARSE, which would be alphabetically useful, but darned if I know what that could be an acronym for. grin

twotesttickles Mon 12-Sep-11 22:00:02

Annoyingly Repetitive Serial Egotism is one option wink

Maryz Mon 12-Sep-11 22:05:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TrillianAstra Mon 12-Sep-11 22:06:14

People will just post in AIBU anyway and ignore it like they do all the other topics...

TrillianAstra Mon 12-Sep-11 22:06:50

Don't do "last 5 minutes" - do "Active". It's in time order not alphabetical.

twotesttickles Mon 12-Sep-11 22:08:16

I'd like to be able to vote. So say 50 people agree the OP is being a bit OTT we can park them on the naughty step. Possible with a drip of Prozac being piped in for good measure?

Maryz Mon 12-Sep-11 22:10:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Sep-11 22:14:15

<<strikes twotesttickles off Xmas list>>
<remembers that she usually isn't organised enough to get cards out before January>
<leaves thread>

twotesttickles Mon 12-Sep-11 22:26:55

It would actually Maryz - let's do that. We could have a 'push this poster back under the bridge' button and we could all contribute to their nuking. Then Olivia could have her life back.

Maryz Mon 12-Sep-11 23:01:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NetworkGuy Tue 13-Sep-11 02:24:25

How about WYSIBU - Would You Say I'm Being Unreasonable ?

Jacksmania Tue 13-Sep-11 02:44:33

I think a HUGE VENT topic would be absolutely bloody brilliant!!!! Laurie, if this idea comes off, I'm going to PM you my month's allotment of chocolate and wine. I would love to see a topic that gor just letting off steam. I'm tired of trying to just have a good rant and having a bunch of sanctimonious arseholes come on the thread telling me I shouldn't feel x and y. If I bloody well feel x and y there's Irving I can do snout it so telling me I shouldn't feel that way is pretty bloody useless, isn't it???

<and breathe>

Hmmm, Laurie's idea obviously struck a nerve here grin

Jacksmania Tue 13-Sep-11 02:45:21

Irving???? Who the fuck is Irving????

NOTHING I can do about it, obviously.

Jacksmania Tue 13-Sep-11 02:46:20

And snout?????

Bloody autocorrect. <throws iPhone against wall>

allhailtheaubergine Tue 13-Sep-11 06:19:08

Do you need a Huge Vent about your iPhone Jacks?

<soothes brow>

Fiderer Tue 13-Sep-11 06:48:13

Jacksmania "If I bloody well feel x and y there's Irving I can do snout it so telling me I shouldn't feel that way is pretty bloody useless, isn't it?"

Agree. And I love "Irving". Entering week 5 of the recurring stomach bug which has seen at least 1 child off school each week, 2 are off today which is vent-worthy. I'm tired and grumpy and "Irving" just made me laugh.

LoveBeingAMummyAgain Tue 13-Sep-11 07:38:46

It should be IDCIIAU......

I Don't Care If I Am Unreasonable

Jacksmania Wed 14-Sep-11 00:52:36

I generally love my iPhone grin
Just not the autocorrect.

Fiderer, glad I could make you laugh! You can borrow Irving any time. I hope he's handsome. Tummy bugs are awful sad

And I heart IDCIIAU - that would be a fab topic name. But on the whole I prefer a HUGE VENT topic.

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