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MN allows racism to stand

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amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 14:50:12

I have reported it 3 times today, 1 before 9am.
Heard nothing from them.

Convert Tue 13-Nov-12 14:50:40

What racism?

B1ueberryMuff1n Tue 13-Nov-12 14:54:21

they're always really slow to remove a thread/post. it's annoying as there's no edit button. i have regretted the odd 'overshare' and asked them to delete a post and it usually takes a good while. I think they only check reported posts about twice a day.

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 14:59:09

Racism was on a thread last night.
There were 2 posters doing it.
I thought the first may have been accidental. not sure.
I left the thread and went to bed.
Poster number 1 basically repeated it again this morning.
I reported, approx 8 am. Again approx 10am, and again 1.30pm.
Heard nothing.

If they are only checking reported posts twice daily, that is not often enough.

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 15:17:50

They have now deleted 2 out of the 3. Interestingly, they said because they were personal attacks. They did not mention racism.
They have not deleted the 3rd one. I have reported it once more.

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 15:20:15

I have seen MNHQ delete racist remarks many times in the past. I think it unlikely they have changed their policy in favour of letting racism stand hmm

Have you tried emailing them? I have always received a response when I have done this (although not always within 5 minutes, and not always the response was hoping for grin)

MN is humungous, they can't read every thread in real time.

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 15:21:09

what thread are you on about? link to it so we can pronounce give an opinion

goralka Tue 13-Nov-12 15:21:40

yes link to it please

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 15:24:10

They have now deleted the 3rd post

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 15:25:43

I am a bit loathe to link it.
I think the op hid the thread.
The op had french connections.
2 posters were using the word frog.

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 15:27:00

so you complained, and they deleted it all within a few hours?

job's a good 'un then!

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 15:43:10

They deleted them after I started this thread.

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Tue 13-Nov-12 15:52:45

but they have been deleted?

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 15:56:09

Yes, they are all deleted now.
They started to get deleted 20 minutes after I started this thread.

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 15:56:38

do you mean frog is racist?

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 15:57:50

What are you suggesting, that MNHQ felt somehow threatened or compelled by you starting this thread into doing something they weren't otherwise going to do?


Next time, just wait!

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Tue 13-Nov-12 15:59:30

well then.

unless greeny's right.

hully, I used to collect frogs. I love 'em. <random>

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 16:02:16

French people? Where did you keep them?

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 16:03:46

Hully what the fuck are you doing in that Easter frock? In this weather?

It is making me twitch

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 16:04:35

I'm ahead of the curve

PoppyAmex Tue 13-Nov-12 16:09:00

Is "frog" racist?

I thought it was like "kiwi" for New Zealanders or "yank" for Americans?

VirginiaDare Tue 13-Nov-12 16:10:20

Pretty sure that french is not a race, by any stretch, and frog is not racist.

CindySherman Tue 13-Nov-12 16:12:39

Good grief

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Tue 13-Nov-12 16:14:30

I was going to say, its xenophobia, isn't it? Not racism?

No. Frogs. And toads. And spiders.

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 16:15:03

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