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Come and talk to MNHQ: live webchat about moderation and stuff with Justine and HelenMN, Thursday 4 October, 1pm-2pm

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Oct-12 18:27:03

Hello. We hope you all already feel you can talk to us at MNHQ anytime - either by starting a thread in Site Stuff or by mailing us or reporting a post.

But we also thought it might be useful/interesting to have a live discussion about how how about we do things re moderation etc...

So, we're hosting our very own MNHQ live webchat!

Please do join us at 1pm on Thursday to ask (more or less) anything you want. And, if you can't make then, do feel free to post a nice question here in advance.

MrsWembley Wed 03-Oct-12 21:10:31

Thank-you, BigStick! I had a feeling that was the case, but I always avoid that yearly thread for fear I'll combust in sheer envywink

Ok, I may start up something over this way...

McPhee Wed 03-Oct-12 21:12:06

Please can things stop being slow

It makes me twitchy

crazynanna Wed 03-Oct-12 21:14:30

Why,in over a year,have I only had one...yes one thread title with my name in it <cries a bit>

That is my question

BigStickBIWI Wed 03-Oct-12 21:21:09

Re the thread deletions - I think the 'victim' of a PA should be asked whether or not they want a PA deleted. There was a particularly vitriolic on one of my low carb Bootcamp threads which I asked MNHQ not to delete, because it said a lot more about my 'attacker' than it did about me. I was quite cross when it was deleted (although I do realise that this was a bit of a mix up in communication at MNHQ), and it wasn't reinstated.

I have kept a copy for future reference

SuperB0F Wed 03-Oct-12 21:43:07

I'd like to ask about a Hide Poster button too. If people are bothered about threads not making sense, surely they can just unhide?

I just think it would save a lot of fights and reports. Nobody would be obliged to use it.

TodaysAGoodDay Wed 03-Oct-12 21:58:16

Can we get a 'hide topic' button as well as the 'hide thread' one please? I have no interest at all in some subjects, and would love my 100 Active Topic threads all to be interesting to me without me having to hide hundreds a few of them each time.

Stitchthis Wed 03-Oct-12 21:58:33

Can I design your strategy? Can I?
Seriously, what do you see MN looking like and being like in say 3 years time? World domination? Mwahhahhahahhhahha....

BigStickBIWI Wed 03-Oct-12 22:00:20

What did you do when launching Gransnet that was a direct result of learning how to do Mumsnet? i.e. what were the things you knew to avoid/wanted to try?

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 03-Oct-12 22:01:40

let us know when we have been deleted, so that the 'report poster' flashes or something, and ideally let us know who reported the post so we can stalk them

MrsKwazii Wed 03-Oct-12 22:05:01

Please can you change thanks to [flowers] so that literal-minded eejits like myself stop getting it wrong.

And on a serious note, there have been a few threads in recent months from bereaved parents that - after being started in general talk areas, including AIBU - were swiftly transferred to the Bereavement topic, seemingly not always at the request of the OP.

I know that you always have the best interests of the OP in mind, but would you mind reconfirming that automatic reclassification won't happen in future? Often, posters know exactly where they want to post and want more opinions/advice/thoughts that posting in the bereavement topic can garner especially as it seems (from what some posters say) that some people hide that section entirely.

GoingBlankAgain Wed 03-Oct-12 22:09:35

Please can we have some pics of the innards of MNHQ. I like to know what I'm dealing with!

Can we have a big dom bottle emoticon, for those who wish to bleach their eyes.

I won't be able to join in as am at work. Maybe you could consider one of your open chat things for the occasional evening? Friday night might not be the best time though due the the bumsexers being out in full force smile

Hassled Wed 03-Oct-12 22:11:40

Won't be able to be here, but I really just want to say thank you. MN has been invaluable to me over the years - it has kept me sane, made me laugh and educated me. So thank you!

LineRunner Wed 03-Oct-12 22:12:48

It's not right, is it?

FrankelSaysRelax Wed 03-Oct-12 22:14:31

grin The West Wing thread discussions paid off then?

It's Big Block of Cheese Day at MNHQ wink

Bossybritches22 Wed 03-Oct-12 22:18:34

<making extra gin slings biccies for tomorrow>

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Oct-12 22:20:23


Can we get a 'hide topic' button as well as the 'hide thread' one please? I have no interest at all in some subjects, and would love my 100 Active Topic threads all to be interesting to me without me having to hide hundreds a few of them each time.

Ooh I can answer this one - you can already do this.
In customise ^^ choose your topics wisely my friend.

cocolepew Wed 03-Oct-12 22:28:22

Night shift, is someone actually in HQ or can they work from home? Is there someone watching what's going on all night?

beachyhead Wed 03-Oct-12 22:33:32

How many are there of us and what proportion post? I like figures, I do wink

LineRunner Wed 03-Oct-12 22:37:28

Thank you for the new History Club, btw.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 03-Oct-12 22:39:49

oh yes, and a Thankyou to MN. It has been a lifeline to me over the years, plus I am pleased to say MNHQ aren't too proud to say sorry when they have been a tad heavy handed. What other site would suggest [gin] direct from MNHQ at 11am?

MmeLindor Wed 03-Oct-12 23:29:55

I'd like to thank MNHQ for the incredible opportunities they have given me this year. It's been amazing.

I'd like to know how many posts are reported in a day, and what percentage of those are deleted.

And where you see yourselves in 10 years? Could there be a TeenNet. Or a PreTeenNet?

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Oct-12 23:34:50


Night shift, is someone actually in HQ or can they work from home? Is there someone watching what's going on all night?

Sleep is for the weak....grin

cocolepew Wed 03-Oct-12 23:42:07

True Olivia <looks at clock>

gussiegrips Thu 04-Oct-12 00:23:45

And, I can ask you whatever I want? Smashing, deep breath...

I want to bust the taboo about leaking when you laugh.

I'd luuuuurve it if you'd think about running a campaign to highlight the sad fact that 1 in 3 of your netters pish themselves a bit when they try to unlock their front door. And, that it's easily fixed if they'd dotheirblardyexercises.

Am a firm-fanjo obsessive physio. If your members were educated about what their pelvic floor is, what it does, how to tell it's not strong enough and why having a good one is smashing - then there's the potential to save up to half of them (who have had kids) from having surgery to fix their prolapses.

I've chatted with Frances <waves>. Just rubbing my brass neck a bit. And, whilst we're at it, doyerblardyexercises! x

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 04-Oct-12 00:27:42

Oh there is soooo much I want to know! <licks pencil, dons thinking cap, marks place>

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