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OK MN I'm calling you on this one

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EuniceDumbsdown Mon 01-Apr-13 16:54:14

Regular troll name changer starts nasty thread on Style & Beauty. You get masses of reports - even one from me! But you are leaving it because

"the OP is a long time Mumsnetter, who from time to time writes mischievous thread like this one.

She's a good egg though, and we know she doesn't mean any harm. With this in mind, we're going to leave the thread as it is"

So she deliberately starts a goading thread about fat people (again) but that's okay because she's deemed harmless not hurtful.

And I'm not fat so not taking it personally just asking for MNHQ to be consistent.

Freddiemisagreatshag Mon 01-Apr-13 17:05:20

What thread?

Trazzletoes Mon 01-Apr-13 17:09:16

Fat arms on Come Dine with Me.

AnnoyingOrange Mon 01-Apr-13 17:09:43

Perhaps this should be posted on the relevant thread

PretzelTime Mon 01-Apr-13 17:09:56

I don't get it either. It's a goading thread that has nothing to do with Style and Beauty.

Freddiemisagreatshag Mon 01-Apr-13 17:10:18

On. I didn't even look at that one. I hid based on the title.

SuzySheepSmellsNice Mon 01-Apr-13 17:10:26

Its quite obvious if you look in Style & Beauty even I managed to find it grin
Rude and judgemental.
What a gem.

Sunnywithshowers Mon 01-Apr-13 17:11:46

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MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 17:12:43

Agree with you OP.

tethersend Mon 01-Apr-13 17:13:01

I think if MNHQ pull that thread it would be absurd, and impact negatively on the spirit of the site.

A site where anything offensive is banned is not what I thought MN was... Some of the most interesting threads I've been on have had offensive OPs (golliwogs, anyone?)- I don't think they should be banned. Challenged, yes- but not banned.

Obviously the line has to be drawn somewhere, but I support MN in not drawing it here.

I say that as one with ham like arms.

MrsHeggulePoirot Mon 01-Apr-13 17:15:05

Same person that called everyone that users fb wankers yesterday. I have just looked up this thread to and also find it rude and unnecessary. I am all for lighthearted/ pisstake threads but agree that this doesn't strike me as 'mischievous' just rude in my opinion.

SoupDragon Mon 01-Apr-13 17:16:44

I believe Netmums probably has that level of site moderation.

PretzelTime Mon 01-Apr-13 17:16:57

tethersend - shouldn't they at least move it chat then? I fail to see how it's relevant to the board.

LineRunner Mon 01-Apr-13 17:18:34

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 01-Apr-13 17:18:39

Oh this's going to the dogs!

tethersend Mon 01-Apr-13 17:22:04

I've no problem with it being moved, just wouldn't want it pulled due to the implications for future threads.

QuickLookBusy Mon 01-Apr-13 17:24:48

I agree Mrs. I read the wanker comments too and although they were reported they weren't deleted.

I really don't understand MNHQ stance on this at all. Hully got warning emails about starting a spoof FUNNY thread about spoons and then another poster is allowed to post nasty insults. confused

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Mon 01-Apr-13 17:26:16

There are quite a few threads posted on S & B that aren't technically S&B so, meh.

Didn't we have all this angst over the breton thread and before that the tunic thread?

A good bunfight always livens S &B up anyway. It's all a bit staid of late.

SecretLindtBunny Mon 01-Apr-13 17:26:22

the implication that because she is a long term name changing person she can start bullying threads is against the ethos of the site, surely?

Everyone of us who use MN should be held to the same rules and expectations. Why does this particular poster get an exemption?

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 01-Apr-13 17:28:06

Haven't seen the thread and don't know who you're on about, but are they saying that it's ok to be a bitch sometimes and wind people up if you're an ok person really and you've been around for a while?


KatieMiddleton Mon 01-Apr-13 17:29:21

Sigh. There is a difference between someone gently piss taking (as per Facebook users comment) and stepping it up a level by starting whole goady threads but really, you don't have to engage. Just ignore thread or hide it. Fat people, class or whatever else she's posting to press your buttons are all unprotected groups and ignoring is the best way to kill a thread like that.

Also, Facebook users are not a protected group and I'm sure many were against the printing press in its day.

Just file this one with the attention seekers and move on. I believe threads like this are the preserve of what is termed Professionally Offended. You are not really fighting the good fight on this one, just getting a nasty tension headache from someone not significant enough to worry about unless you make them significant with your ire.

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Mon 01-Apr-13 17:30:34

There are plenty of posters who say far more offensive things but with less humour hmm

UnsulliedTrampyPants Mon 01-Apr-13 17:30:43

I agree with the op. There seems to be some double standarding going on, and its a bit shit tbh.

Posters have had wrist slaps or been banned for behaving like this. Starting a series of goady threads is fucking shit.

EuniceDumbsdown Mon 01-Apr-13 17:31:00

I've posted on site stuff because I'd like MNHQ to clarify what makes someone a good egg just being mischievous and what makes them a goady fucker deserving of a warning or deletion.

SecretLindtBunny Mon 01-Apr-13 17:32:44

Katie- you don't have to be Professionally Offended to feel the bile that gets aimed towards certain sections of society.

It is snidy bitchy threads like the one reported that makes people think it's ok to jeer at fat people/homosexuals/disabled/people from other cultures.

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