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AIBU by not eeally undersranding the MNHQ Message Deleted message?

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StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 19:50:46

"Replies may also be deleted".

I hactually think "resposnses" would be a better word.

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 19:51:29


If it was hactually a word.

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 19:52:05

AIB semantic?


TheSecretCervixDNCOP Thu 27-Dec-12 19:53:18

Chaos are you necking on the christmas sherry again?

LineRunner Thu 27-Dec-12 19:58:37

[vodka more like]

ouryve Thu 27-Dec-12 19:59:51

I think you and MNHQ speak a different language, so it's probably understandable that you don't understand the MNHQ message. grin

RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Dec-12 20:05:28

You're seriously complaining that we're not being clear enough? grin

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 20:15:59

Well, um, yus.


RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Dec-12 20:18:06

OK <takes bait>

What's the difference between a 'reply' and a 'response', and why would the second be better? (Disclaimer: I may be being thick)

(Further disclaimer: given the size of Tech's to-do list, this conversation in almost certainly academic in more than one sense)

LineRunner Thu 27-Dec-12 20:20:30

<lurks, watching, with Cava>

RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Dec-12 20:21:56

Apologies if I sound a bit intense blush This is the closest I've got to a proper non-Christmas-based conversation in about a week

LineRunner Thu 27-Dec-12 20:30:03

It's the Chaos Factor.

TheSecretCervixDNCOP Thu 27-Dec-12 20:32:04

Arf Linerunner

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 20:49:03

Well, a reply would be to a qiestion.

A respnse could be a fuck off you trill comment to a goader.

Disclaimer: I think. wink

'sall abaht the finesse, Rowan.

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 20:49:49

Alopogies to Trills.


RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Dec-12 20:53:53

Oh I see, yes. That is a nice distinction.

<strokes beard>

LineRunner Thu 27-Dec-12 20:56:13

So Chaos is it

reply = nicey nice

response = fucky fuck


StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 21:05:18

Ach, LineRunner, nope - way too simplistic.

I reckon, a reply is to a question and a response doesnt have to be.

So if someone said "get thee out of town" which I'm suee HQ would love to a knobby pist, then that would be a respobe to be deleted, not a reply, yus?

youngermother1 Thu 27-Dec-12 21:09:57

I think Chaos meant:
reply can only be used if it was in response to a question, whilst you can respond, but not reply, to a comment.
Therefore if the initial deleted item was a comment, no-one can reply to it, so the 'message deleted message' would suggest anyone responding to it would not be deleted. However, responders are deleted as MNHQ have unilaterally decided to change the meaning of the English language and mark them as repliers.

LineRunner Thu 27-Dec-12 21:11:51


Suddenly I see (in the words of K T Tungsten)

Hassled Thu 27-Dec-12 21:13:46

Chaos - much as I love you, you're as wrong as a big bag of wrong things.

Nutter posts "AIBU to think that people who step on the lines on the pavement should be shot?"
Hassled posts "YABU. You're an idiot"

I am both replying to the question (is she BU?) and responding to her twattery. What are MNHQ meant to do with that?

MNHQ should just say "and any more of your backchat and you'll be deleted young lady/laddie."

with a stern face smilie.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Thu 27-Dec-12 21:18:41

See, I think it should say "Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our talk guidelines, if any of you fuckwits try to repeat bits of the deleted message you will be deleted as well".

Because that's what they mean.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Thu 27-Dec-12 21:19:32

Hassled. You need that as two posts.


2. You're an idiot.

They will only delete message no 2.

youngermother1 Thu 27-Dec-12 21:29:59

Mary - if we are being pedantic (and I think we are), I think you mean 'your messages will be deleted as well'.

Unless MNHQ employ a hit(wo)man

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