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#Twitterspeak on MN.

(33 Posts)
Blu Tue 12-Jun-12 12:22:54

We saw off txtspk.
My name is not @Blu
All these posts starting @PosterXX are doing my head in.
Can we just use people's names?

Mintyy Tue 12-Jun-12 12:24:15

Yes please. Did you see me ranting about it yesterday?

yellowraincoat Tue 12-Jun-12 12:25:40

It is very annoying.

AgentProvocateur Tue 12-Jun-12 12:26:41



Blu Tue 12-Jun-12 12:27:47

I did Mintyy, and your posts alerted me to an outbreak all over the board!

Scummy was v funny about it.

DameHermione Tue 12-Jun-12 12:28:48

Yes please. Fucking hate twatter and the droppong of HashTag into normal sentences. Load of shot.

Maryz Tue 12-Jun-12 12:31:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mintyy Tue 12-Jun-12 12:33:05

Oh careful now Mary. If you agree with me on anything else today someone somewhere will accuse us of being bullying sheep.

Maryz Tue 12-Jun-12 12:37:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mintyy Tue 12-Jun-12 13:54:44

No you fucker! (not agreeing with you, see?)

Sorry Blu, back to the op and bump!

GitAwfMayLend Tue 12-Jun-12 13:55:52

I hate @poster.



It really gets on my tits.

LeFerret Tue 12-Jun-12 13:57:45

I've not noticed it on here. i must be half blind.

Blu Tue 12-Jun-12 14:05:31

The whole point of MN is that posts are not tweets, or texts.
Let us converse in English.

<<extends pinkie, sips tea>>

Mintyy Tue 12-Jun-12 14:10:26



Tee2072 Tue 12-Jun-12 14:14:37

While I do not do this apparently horrid thing, I think people do it because on sites such as Facebook, putting the @ signals the programme to alert the person that you have spoken to them.

It, of course, does not work that way here at MN, but I would imagine it would be a bit of a habit after a bit.

For a pat on the back, I would just like to mention that I insisted that the code be changed on a website I am collaborating on so that it said 'location' of an event rather than '@'.


ginslinger Tue 12-Jun-12 14:16:54

I remember when we didn't like people making names bold. [it was fields round here]

agree at the use of the twirly thing and it should be banished to the far side of fuck.

EmmaNess Tue 12-Jun-12 14:22:07

im wid u blu
innit tho'

SeventhEverything Tue 12-Jun-12 14:23:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LemonTurd Tue 12-Jun-12 14:40:20

I highlight their name. Is that alright?

Blu Tue 12-Jun-12 14:41:14

Emma - Thanks, fam

MardyBra Tue 12-Jun-12 14:44:07


Name highlighting is good though.

Mintyy Tue 12-Jun-12 14:45:46

Hmm, well, if we are being really honest here, I don't much like the name bolding either, but am prepared to let that one go so long as we can agree to no twitterspeak.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Jun-12 20:09:35

@Blu - #DulyNoted


Blu Tue 12-Jun-12 20:12:10

@RMN #thanks

NetworkGuy Sat 16-Jun-12 23:37:59

As an aside, it (@name) is not uncommon on other discussion areas where threaded discussions are not supported.

When you have threaded discussions, you can "reply" to a particular posted comment and that causes a the new comment to be indented an extra level if looking at the 'summary' of all posts.

Using @name seems to have become a shorthand which I personally avoid just as "my bad" has become a daft replacement for "my error" or "my mistake".

Never bothered looking at Facebook / Twitter "features" so am unlikely to fall foul of such methods smile

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