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FivesAndNorks Fri 23-Nov-12 11:15:34

I seem to remember mnhq saying they would consider this, has any decision been made? I would love you all forever, even more than I do now smile

RooneyMara Fri 23-Nov-12 13:44:01

Yes I nicked it from someone like Jilly Cooper I think grin

FivesAndNorks Fri 23-Nov-12 14:24:53


SantasStrapOn Fri 23-Nov-12 14:44:44

I have said your name out loud loads, Norks. DD is hmming me, and I still don't get it.

I don't get Manatee's either, someone take pity on me and explain please.

Jacksmania Fri 23-Nov-12 14:55:41

If you swap the N and the F, NorksAndFives becomes ForksAnd(K)Nives grin

Jacksmania Fri 23-Nov-12 14:56:55

Or (K)NivesAndForks rather - oops.

Jacksmania Fri 23-Nov-12 14:58:18

I would love a "hide poster" button. I can think of half a dozen I'd hide in a heartbeat.

iamjustapoorboy Fri 23-Nov-12 19:05:40

Previous thoughts.

iamjustapoorboy Fri 23-Nov-12 19:43:52

By page 7 of that thread I linked to above ^^, there were:

34 in favour

4 against

5 not sure

Quite a majority.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 20:20:49


By page 7 of that thread I linked to above ^^, there were:

34 in favour

4 against

5 not sure

Quite a majority.

Hmm. How many of those were from HQ though??? grinhmmgrin

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Fri 23-Nov-12 20:23:07

Olivia, what would you vote? Honestly?

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Fri 23-Nov-12 20:25:46

Please don't do this MNHQ. I think I might be hidden by many grin

Everlong Fri 23-Nov-12 20:28:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

iamjustapoorboy Fri 23-Nov-12 20:35:42

Well, if you'd like to reveal all your off-duty usernames, OliviaMumsnet, then we shall know.


iamjustapoorboy Fri 23-Nov-12 20:36:27

Oh yes. Only the frighted will vote against. grin

SantasStrapOn Fri 23-Nov-12 20:47:13

Dur of course, Knives and Forks grin

I still don't understand Manatee's <hangs head in shame>

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 22:42:22


Well, if you'd like to reveal all your off-duty usernames, OliviaMumsnet, then we shall know.


innocent face

Everlong Fri 23-Nov-12 22:53:47

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Iamjustapoorboy Fri 23-Nov-12 23:07:39

Yes, they're allowed to be human beings as well.

How would it work? For example if I'd hidden Username EdnaScoggins, would any thread I looked at on which she had posted have lots of missing posts? And therefore not make much sense.

Sorry if sound a bit thick, it sounds like a good idea in principle. Is it in use on any other forum?

Shit, if there is a real MNetter with the username Edna Scoggins out there, it is entirely coincidental and I didn't mean you.


EdnaScoggins Fri 23-Nov-12 23:59:57

I think you did though. angry

(Just joking....have nc'd) grin

It is in use on other forums - I think that thread linked to above gives some.

Jacksmania Sat 24-Nov-12 00:17:09

I think, if you choose to hide several posters and threads suddenly start making no sense, or are worse than usual, let's say grin, you can always unhide some and see if sense returns. Or the red rage. One of the two. grin

PimpMyHippo Sat 24-Nov-12 00:30:18

I used to use a forum with a hide poster option - when the poster you'd hidden posted on a thread, it would come up with their username and then instead of the message there'd be a notice saying "You have hidden this poster" and an option to show the content of the post - a bit like when a comment receives too many negative votes on Youtube and it's hidden but not actually deleted, IYSWIM? I never bothered hiding anyone because I'd never be able to resist clicking "show post" anyway, so it was pointless. grin

EdnaScoggins Sat 24-Nov-12 01:01:03

Surely it's effective in disempowering trolls, though. Everybody knows the best way to defeat them is to ignore them, and if they were hidden by other posters on threads, they would lose their power and go and bother another website.

EdnaScoggins Sat 24-Nov-12 01:02:47

People are always complaining that MN is crawling with trolls, so Hide Poster would vastly improve the site in that respect.

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