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I want a Start New Thread button on Active Convos

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Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 12:39:38

which then leads to a drop-down box so I can select the right topic.

I really really really hate having to trawl through Talk-All Topics-scrollscrollscroll-Site Stuff-Create New Thread...

I could die of boredom or forget what I want to say by the time i've got there.

Also I'm not always sure quite where the topic is hiding, so for instance I might have a weaning question: Is it in Food, or Behaviour/Development, or or or - Oh fuck it, i'll put it in chat!

Then Trills and the TAMPON brigade will shout at me! I Cant Win!

Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 12:39:53

RantRantRant. Sorry blush

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 12:41:08

When did I last shout at someone for posting something in Chat?


Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 12:41:56

Probably not for ages, sorry.

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 12:43:54

Never is the answer.

I don't shout.

I gently remind them that other topics exist, especially if they are likely to get a better/more helpful response in those topics (Geeky Stuff is a prime one, I know that some people deliberately go there to see if they can help out with technical problems).

The closest I get to shouting is saying YABU - but I wouldn't do that in Chat unless provoked smile

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 12:44:52

It would be a very long drop-down box. How would you have it arranged? By area? Alphabetically?

Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 12:49:38

Just the main topic titles - 21 so less than listing the alphabet, f'rinstance. Then clicking on that topic would open the sub-topics in that area. Pick the one you want and just go.

I just hate trawling.

YABU said nicely smile. Yes thats more like it. You don't shout.

Tech (MNHQ) Fri 21-Oct-11 13:27:34

You could have something posh like where you start typing the topic name and it narrows down the options as you type, then you choose the right one. Something smart like that could even make it look like we know what we are doing. Hmm. We'll have a think about it and raise it to "the powers at the towers." Tech very lowly these days (sniff.)

Tech (MNHQ) Fri 21-Oct-11 13:28:24

Do we have a "blatant bid for sympathy" emoticon?

DreamsOfScream Fri 21-Oct-11 13:34:50

<<pats Tech on the head>>


JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Oct-11 13:36:34


Do we have a "blatant bid for sympathy" emoticon?

Silence! Back in the shed with you. [Bolts door]

Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 13:37:42

I like posh. I like smart. Here, Tech, have some brew and thankssmile.

Now get back to work, stop with the sympathy snivells and go Kick Some Butt!


DreamsOfScream Fri 21-Oct-11 13:37:57


Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 13:38:45

<sneakily unbolts door>
<passes the tea>

GetOrfMo1Land Fri 21-Oct-11 13:39:18

Yes this would be a brilliant idea - I too get bored with searching through all the bloody topics, hence why 99% of my threads are in chat or aibu.

GetOrfMo1Land Fri 21-Oct-11 13:39:50

"Something smart like that could even make it look like we know what we are doing."


PinotScreechio Fri 21-Oct-11 14:47:40

good idea.

CotherMuckingFunt Fri 21-Oct-11 14:50:19

Does anyone else sit up a little straighter when they see JustineMumsnet on a thread?

[scared of authority emoticon]

CotherMuckingFunt Fri 21-Oct-11 14:53:59

<totally forgets to mention that Pascha's idea is a fab one>


ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 21-Oct-11 15:01:20

Hang on a cottonpicking minute.

When I make a statement about MN, Tech comes on and chunters away about me being rude.

Pascha doesn't even say please and her suggestion gets considered.


Taint fair.

And my suggestion was better than hers. Ner.

«big jutty out bottom lip»

Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 15:04:48

Come on then Chao, whats your idea? And did you just swear at me in that acronym?

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 15:12:21


I don't think you can do that really can you?

Try it.

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 15:12:30

I think you mean <hmph>

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 21-Oct-11 15:13:45

I friffed at MN medear.



Pascha Fri 21-Oct-11 15:54:44

Ah ok then thats fine grin

But I can't really help you on the PM front, not being much of a user.

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