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Reporting threads in the wrong place - especially non AIBUs. Can we have an option on the report button.

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kim147 Mon 29-Jul-13 20:35:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 29-Jul-13 19:55:10

yes let them hide their broccoli where they like it ;)

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 19:54:48

What about the ones about veg LadyMH?

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 29-Jul-13 19:37:38

oh please and keep all the dull ones about sleep and breastfeeding in the right place

wigglesrock Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:44

But what actual harm does it do? It's a bit head girlish imo. It's an internet forum, not the filing dept of the library. I'm not really how you would do it? Most AIBU questions have 2 or 3 topics technically in it

AIBU to think that my child's teacher should have put them in the choir? - education, parenting or music?

To me, it just seems a slippery slope towards moderation by fellow posters and that's not for me.

I don't really get the queue analogy, you don't have to answer AIBU in order and queues? I don't get the reverance smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 16:10:15


flowers Kim for posting that link.

I also feel there are far too many topics & a bit of pruning would be good.

Yes, we are planning some pruning.

And yet, as fast as we plan, we have other folks requesting more topics.

Tis a bit of a headscratcher!

magimedi Mon 29-Jul-13 16:07:40

flowers Kim for posting that link.

I also feel there are far too many topics & a bit of pruning would be good.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 15:09:35

Hello. We're always happy to move a thread if it's obviously in the wrong place.

For example: AIBU where's the best place to buy a pram?

And in general, we are pretty much in favour of folks using as many of our topics as possible.

But we're not the thread police. If someone posts a thread in the wrong place "just for traffic" (and it was reported), we'd probably drop them a line and suggest they posted in the right topic, where they might get fewer replies (although a great number of topics are far more active than some folks think) but those replies would probably be more knowledgeable/helpful/etc

kim147 Mon 29-Jul-13 11:38:03

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Tee2072 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:59:55

It would be handy for the Bloggers forum, since people post regular stuff there and get no answers since we're all talking about our bogs!

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 14:26:40

Thanks Olivia.

Lem - sometimes posters openly admit they're "posting for extra traffic".

LEMisdisappointed Sun 28-Jul-13 14:08:03

The problem is, who is to judge whether a thread should be in AIBU? If the poster wants it there, then surely there it should stay, unless it is likely to get more support elsewhere, if i don't want to read a thread, i just don't.

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 28-Jul-13 14:03:55

Hello MardyBra
Thanks for this - we'll have a think when we're all back at the towers tmw

MardyBra Sun 28-Jul-13 13:33:20

This is a perennial gripe for some of us, I know, where posters post in Aibu "for extra traffic". Imho, it's a rude type of queue-jumping.

Today I've seen threads about music playlists, weaning, breakdown cover, job interview technique, train tickets to name but a few in Aibu.

I sometimes go though a spate of reporting threads (but wonder if I'm being a bit petty). When you report a thread, there is the option to report as spam. Would it be possible to have another button saying "report as not Aibu" or "in wrong topic".

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