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#Twitterspeak on MN.

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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?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 11-Nov-12 23:10:21

<<passes RudolphU more accruate fingers>>

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 16:31:31

Mmm, sweaty Aragorn.

OatyBeatie Fri 09-Nov-12 15:03:22

Haha at the six-month time lag before the response. It reminds me of the start of vol. 2 of Lord of the Rings: "Aragorn sped on up the hill." I wonder just how long he was speeding up the hill between publication of vol. 1 and vol. 2. I bet he was puffed out.

NetworkGuy Fri 09-Nov-12 14:49:48

It was on a laptop I packed away before I went into hospital. Had not responded earlier...

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 14:46:24

oooo, liking the six month pithy comeback Network guy grin
I only just saw the dates.

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 14:44:52

We saw off textspeak? Not in Aibu grin

NetworkGuy Fri 09-Nov-12 14:43:43

No, Blu, but it's not so uncommon as to be automatically banned just 'cos some people are stick in the muds don't like it. Much as with 'like', this seems to have got a vociferous group annoyed to a level above and beyond its worth.

Blu Sun 17-Jun-12 19:48:52

And if a poster on another site told you to put your hand in the fire, you'd do that, too, NetworkGuy?

It's always used WITH the name, so just creates an extra character - what is the point?

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

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

@RMN #thanks

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

@Blu - #DulyNoted


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.

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


Name highlighting is good though.

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

Emma - Thanks, fam

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

I highlight their name. Is that alright?

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

im wid u blu
innit tho'

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.

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 '@'.


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



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>>

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

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

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

I hate @poster.



It really gets on my tits.

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

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

Sorry Blu, back to the op and bump!

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

Oh, fuck off Mintyy you cunt.

Is that better grin?

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