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There is a logic to renaming AIBU.

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ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 26-Feb-13 10:12:06

It's easier to get an effective response to something that's asked in a positive fashion.

Take behaviour management. You're more likely to get an effective outcome from "please be quiey" than from "stop shouting" or do say the books.

So let's remame it AIBR?

And everyone will be positive and nice.


Here endeth the wisdom of ChasTheDiplomat.

Oh, yeah, I know it doesn't toll off the tongue quite so pleasantly, but them's the breaks for a harmonious MN. Ok?


Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 10:28:42

Good idea.

Also, "no" is quicker to type than "yes" so it will reduce by a third the length of replies (since they are all clearly NOT reasonable grin).

FloatyBeatie Tue 26-Feb-13 10:33:19

How about calling it "Could you constructively assess my stance on this issue with charity, compassion, humanity, and an awareness of your own shortcomings as well as mine" (CYCAMYOTIWCCHAAAOYOSAWAM)?

Beehatch Tue 26-Feb-13 10:40:44

Like Floaty's idea. MN might well implode with the enforced stricture of compassion though!

Portofino Tue 26-Feb-13 10:41:54

How about "Please agree that I am right or fuck off, because I am" PATIAROFOBIA

FloatyBeatie Tue 26-Feb-13 10:46:28

Very snappy acronym, that one, Porto. The "phobia"-like final syllables make it sound like a word meaning "Fear of people who say what they think of you when you ask them to say what they think of you" -- which is a condition that lots of AIBU OPs suffer from.

Tee2072 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:50:23


Please Agree With Me As I Am Always Right

That's more how the threads usually go.

EdwiniasRevenge Tue 26-Feb-13 10:54:44

This is just a place where I can argue I am right


fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:56:49

I think it should be called


(Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 10:57:36

I still think it should be IWAR (I want a rant)

Or possibly I Am Mad And Calling Up Narky Twats

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:57:57

As for what poster should say..they might as well say


Please Leap On Me and Give Me A Good Pasting

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:58:19

IWAR is fab

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:59:02



(Come On Over Here If You Think You're Hard Enough)

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 11:00:49

We are back to the sorting out of the topics aren't we.

We could get rid of most of them and have:

"Advice wanted"

"Support wanted"

"A row wanted"

"I want to goad"

"Can we have a friendly chat (regulars and naice newbies only)"


"Sort it out please hq"

And get rid of all the topics altogether.

Tee2072 Tue 26-Feb-13 11:02:27

I took a look at Gransnet the other day. They are very scary, but more importantly, they only have like 20 topics!

So much neater over there.

Even if they are scary.

OnlyWantsOne Tue 26-Feb-13 11:03:23

Hahaha Marz. It would be must easier to navigate.

Could we have a seperate LTB section too?

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 11:04:24

Do I have to wait for a grandchild for Gransnet?

Or do I just have to be old?

Only, LTB would come under "advice wanted" grin

EdwiniasRevenge Tue 26-Feb-13 11:12:41

Im right. Your wrong. IRYR

I guess the problem with that is that it doesn't invite discussion...which on the face of it sounds very appealing....but do we really want a board of unanswered threads...

Tee2072 Tue 26-Feb-13 11:14:48

You have to be old and cranky, Maryz.

They really did scare me...

TheSurgeonsMate Tue 26-Feb-13 11:16:19

I have often wondered about the genesis of AIBU. Im my kindly imagination, a person feeling over-adrenalised and a bt fraught comes on to ask AIBU? It turns out SIBU. And that's a good thing because it shows her that the world isn't out to get her, she just over-reacted.

So for nice threads only, topic ought to be as "Have I Become Over-Excited?" HIBOE. Of course if answer is No, YHNBOE then assertiveness tips can be offered to help OP calm down and see justice done.

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 11:25:33

Oh, I'm old and cranky Tee. And opinionated.

I would fit in very well.

Edwinia, we have boards and boards of unanswered threads - threads which are in the correct topics [mutter]. And aibu is full of "aibu to ask you what I should feed my baby" and "aibu to ask what I should wear?" and "aibu to wonder about this news story?".

Yes, yes you are being fucking unreasonable. Put your thread in the right topic you fuckwit hmm

<wanders off, ranting>

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 11:27:20

I don't mind what we call it so long as we can still argue with people and call an arse an arse.

EdwiniasRevenge Tue 26-Feb-13 11:31:09

In that case how about

I want a bunfight


Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 11:34:30

Fell, that could come under my "A row wanted" topic in which the rules would be that there are no rules, and anyone can tell anyone anything smile.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 11:46:26

<is quiey>

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