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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?


Monty27 Fri 01-Mar-13 03:46:43


I think it's a reasonable and very positive request smile

ripsishere Fri 01-Mar-13 02:19:55

Does Gransnet have better cake? off to look.

MoonlightandRoses Tue 26-Feb-13 23:49:39

Could we add a 'Welcome' topic called Hotel California? I think it's time MNHQ let people know what they are getting themselves into. grin

P.S. - Any chance of lobbing the Gransnet [cake] emoticon over our way too?

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 23:44:58

portfofino Or, a badly spelled fear of one's native land.

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 23:39:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Portofino Tue 26-Feb-13 23:24:03

I like that LineRunner. PATRIAFOBIA - the fear of being sure you are right but knowing someone will call you a c**t anyway.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 23:20:20

These have made me all snort quietly to myself (which is a more heartfelt version of lolling)

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 23:03:39

portofino If you just did that a little more Yoda, you would get "Please agree that right I am, fuck off, because I am" PATRIAFOBIA

StarsAboveYou Tue 26-Feb-13 23:02:51

I love the idea of Fight Club Hec

FlouncingMintyy Tue 26-Feb-13 23:00:11

No, it is to be renamed Petty Gripes, remember?

Maryz Tue 26-Feb-13 22:58:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 26-Feb-13 22:52:15

Hectate, have you been invaded by Trills?


HecateWhoopass Tue 26-Feb-13 17:30:30

I think we should get rid of AIBU altogether.

People abuse and misuse it grin trying to turn everything into an AIBU question when actually, they just want to chat.

We should go back to chatting in chat. Reclaim the topics that are all tumbleweedy as people ask AIBU to not let my child watch tv (parenting) AIBU to have kippers for tea (food) AIBU to use my child's toy lightsaber to scratch my itchy piles (general health)

MNHQ can give us a new topic. Fight Club. In that section, no deletions. No restrictions. We can lob all the arseholes in there and let them beat each other to death. grin

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 26-Feb-13 17:26:12

Very pro that idea Floaty.

(Thanks FN smile)

FloatyBeatie Tue 26-Feb-13 12:42:58

We could just write WIEATBM on a post-it note and stick it on our screen and look at it instead of the internet.

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 12:11:32


now that, that is what I call genius.

It serves as a topic, a thread title and a complete, self-contained answer suitable for almost every occasion.

Let's have it.

Tee2072 Tue 26-Feb-13 12:09:12

Oh I get it now, Rowan.

In my defence, A Small Boy™ is just recovering from a 104 F fever and I've had very little sleep.

::bats eyes::

Forgive me?

DameFanny Tue 26-Feb-13 12:07:31

Isn't that Chas's typo? wink

I was pondering on a potential new topic the other day - 'can any mother help me' - I was thinking for the younguns treating this place like an agony aunt. All very well and good if you're in the mood, but I don't always want to remember to be wise and mature...

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 26-Feb-13 12:04:14

Why Is Everyone A Twat But Me?


That would be more realistic - or what about:

Are Readers Suddenly Experts [on] Whiny Offspring / Real Life Disputes ?(ARSEWORLD)

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 12:03:43

I hate those Chaos. and I hate the ones that go 'my period is ten weeks late and my boobs are sore and I have a funny taste in my mouth and my stomach's gone all big. But I couldn't possibly be PG, could I? I only had sex unprotected once or twice in the last few months. What? You think I should all POAS? Really? <weedle weedle attention seeky crap> oh ok, if you insist!

OMG I am PG !!! What an amazing surprise!


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 12:02:42


How Rowan hit the gin today already? Isn't it a bit early?

Oi! I am amusingly referencing Chaos's typo in the OP

And also ignoring you. A little bit.

Hullygully Tue 26-Feb-13 11:57:02

What about

I have no interest in opinions because I am right and you are all cunts?


Has anyone else got an odd line down their screen?

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 26-Feb-13 11:55:32

I like all of your topics EmZed.

Buy purlwase may we have a CompletelyPrematurePOAS topic?

"I had sex 5 secs ago, should I poas?" they clitter up Chat to such an extent. Sigh. It's

Tee2072 Tue 26-Feb-13 11:55:26

How Rowan hit the gin today already? Isn't it a bit early?

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 11:53:29

I like that new topic list Maryz. It makes sense to me. And in Support Needed it must be illegal to say 'come and hold my hand please' in the thread title.

I am going to shout at the next person shout at the next person who says that, regardless of the severity of their problem.

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