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threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Wed 26-Sep-12 22:36:27

I could really do with some where to post about 19 plus transition (sn)
is there any chance of this ever happening?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Sep-12 23:26:22

So sorry, threeorangesocksmorganisagirl. It's on the list of Things To Do but the list is screamworthily long.

Will see if I can nudge it up towards the top. But we're afraid you'll have to bear with us a bit longer on this one...

threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Thu 27-Sep-12 08:21:17

it has been months though.
I have seen so many new topics yet this one just has happened

coff33pot Thu 27-Sep-12 14:13:45

Hi mnhq is there not a way hq could at least put a sticky up temporarily Ito show up under each SN section until arrangements for a proper section be made?

Stickys are arranged for live chats etc so wondered if a temp measure is at least a start so these parents of older children have a temp base now?

Peachy Thu 27-Sep-12 14:25:28

Yes, especially as many other older poster's kids are ageing- after all the child that was a toddler when I signed up for MN turns into a teen in a few weeks, won't be long before we need transition into adulthood advice!

threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Thu 27-Sep-12 15:52:56

have to say I don't post in the childrens sn topic so a sticky is no use to me.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Sep-12 17:31:32


it has been months though.
I have seen so many new topics yet this one just has happened

Realise that and we are sorry.

The reason is that we wanted to do all the proposed changes to SN topics at once. And a couple of the changes are quite complicated, tech-wise.

But I will see if we can maybe do in two-stages, and fast-track your request, threeorangesocksmorganisagirl.

amillionyears Thu 27-Sep-12 21:00:12

If you are so behind techwise,me thinks you need to employ another techie.
On the plus side,MN does not seem to crash so often.

threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Thu 27-Sep-12 21:35:49

can't you just link a new sn transition (16 plus ) topic to the teens one(the nt one not sn)

dottyspotty2 Fri 28-Sep-12 16:07:32

Something is needed for parents/carers of young adults childrens section is not really that useful when dealing with issues that crop up as they get older. Would be much nicer to be able to post in a section where other posters understand your situation better.

threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Fri 28-Sep-12 22:19:43

tbh I am bored with waiting for this.
if anyone is interested in a FB group please pm me and we can get one going

Thecarrotcake Fri 28-Sep-12 22:29:25

very much needed.. our dc's are growing up fast

threeorangesocksmorganisagirl Fri 28-Sep-12 23:23:00

sadly it doesn't seem an priority, it is a shame as every one on the sn children's topic will get here one day

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 29-Sep-12 09:23:09

We're sorry you think that, threeorangesocksmorganisagirl.

Especially as it's not true.

It's just a complex Tech fix. And Tech can't do everything at once - although he does try, bless him.

Mumsnet's 'back end' <technical> is custom-built, unlike many other discussion boards, and has its own special idiosyncracies. Even one slight change can cause glitches through the entire site - you only have to look at the other threads in Site Stuff about PMs suddenly going funny to see that.

As a result, what may seem to be a simple change/fix is rarely so, and can require days of work.

The SN topics changes have now been moved up the to-do list, as we promised we might be able to do.

We hope you can bear with us.

amillionyears Sat 29-Sep-12 09:31:40

Are you saying you only have 1 tech man at MNHQ?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 29-Sep-12 10:55:27


Are you saying you only have 1 tech man at MNHQ?

No, we have more than one Tech - and some of them are women smile.

But, actually, this fix requires the specific abilities and knowledge of one particular Tech.

threesocksmorgan Sun 30-Sep-12 00:28:24

I do hope it happens soon, imo 19 plus for a sn teen is the hardest thing a parent ever goes through and I have been through all the other stages.
it is a time you need support and hopefully success stories. I would love to be able to access MN through this time.
seems so unlikely though

threesocksmorgan Sun 30-Sep-12 12:14:54

I am going to keep bumping this.
I doubt if any other "group" would have to wait this long

amillionyears Sun 30-Sep-12 12:26:59

I am feeling for you threesocks.
It sounds like MN isnt very well built,technically wise.

I'm trying to think if there is a temporary way round this.
Perhaps MN can offer you some suggestions?

threesocksmorgan Sun 30-Sep-12 15:09:47

there is a fix, a fb group

coff33pot Sun 30-Sep-12 17:46:06

I saw a post yesterday in the SN children's section about a lad who has just had his 16th and the parent has concerns now for the future. I can help her but it would be good to have this section for help and support smile

devientenigma Sun 30-Sep-12 23:43:09

can I just add, the OP is desperate to chat to others who are going through and have been through her transitional phase she has now. This phase can not wait till something is done technically. She is going through it now not when some support topic can be sorted. The thing with most SN is it can't wait, it's here and now. I suggest you get the FB group up and running and advertise it on SN here, then when here is up and running advertise it on FB.

threesocksmorgan Wed 03-Oct-12 11:45:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

threesocksmorgan Wed 03-Oct-12 12:03:59

thank you mn hq,
well have set up the group but can't link on here as it links to it and outs on mn.
so not sure how people can join

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