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Clarification please

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Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:25:28

So I come back to find that you have deleted my thread asking why my Santa thread was deleted.

Of course it was a thread about a thread, it was asking a question about the thread.

Wtf else is one supposed to do?

I put it in site stuff.

It was also a really nice friendly thread full of poetry and laughs. Why why why why was it deleted? What the hell is going on there?

Secondly, if one wants to talk about something, and that something has been deleted purely owing to others mischief, does that mean that one is never to talk about that subject again??

How mad is that?

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:26:39

And calling it a "fred" adds insult to injury.

I am so boiling mad with it all.

Did you try emailing them Hully? I'm sure you did, but I'm in a point out the obvious mood.

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:27:43

No, I put it in sitre stuff so we could all see the reasons. That was the point.

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:30:35

If, as mildred said, we would still like to debate the topic of the supernatural, including Santa, where might we do it without this thread about a thread nonsense?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 05-Dec-13 16:31:15

Maybe we don't all want to see the reasons. Surely it would be better to contact MN direct and communicate directly with them, rather than starting threads about threads about threads...

ButThereAgain Thu 05-Dec-13 16:32:01

I never usually have a problem with deletions at all, but that deletion was totally odd and unnecessary! It was a friendly thread, lots of fun.

I always thought that the "thread about a thread" formula was just a shorthand for saying "this thread re-initiates problematic against-guidelines stuff from a previous thread and therefore needs deleting."

I always thought that people who thought the very idea of a "thread about a thread" was against the rules were misunderstanding things in a fairly stupid way. Was I wrong? If so, isn't that the silliest prohibition in the world? What about threads that say "Following on from the thread about baking powder, this is a thread to further examine the recipes suggested there." Is that forbidden?

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:32:35


Don't look then, easy peasy

DeepThought Thu 05-Dec-13 16:34:00

Whoa it's all too heavy, man

Why not hash out yer differences in private, like

You're going to get one o' them appleplexies

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:35:56

I'm starting to get paranoid.

I start a thread in all good faith

Some twits complain

It's deleted.

It's happening just a little too often

magimedi Thu 05-Dec-13 16:36:25

I can not understand why it was deleted. I'd read most of it & had it on my watch list to come & make a contribution on when I got back in again (just now).

It was fun & I loved the poetry as am another TSE fan.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Thu 05-Dec-13 16:36:59

Email them?

magimedi Thu 05-Dec-13 16:37:08

PS - Have just spotted what blog of the day is & am sniggering to myself quietly.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Thu 05-Dec-13 16:37:20

Or rather

Email them. wink

ButThereAgain Thu 05-Dec-13 16:40:39

Starting to doubt all the stalwart defence of MN deletions policy that I engaged in during the recent banning controversy.

K8Middleton Thu 05-Dec-13 16:43:38

<sigh> It is so tiresome. It's like the whole bloody site has been reduced to the lowest common denominator and no debate is possible. Worst of all is that I keep challenging my inner Outraged of Tunbridge Wells all over the shop because of it.

Something is amiss when more threads are hidden then posted on and twattish things are being left to stand and perfectly inoffensive, cordial threads are deleted.

Fwiw you were quite right to post publicly in Site Stuff Hully. There was more than one person who was baffled by the decision.

curlew Thu 05-Dec-13 16:44:41

I've never understood what's so wrong about threads about threads anyway. Unless they are specifically started to "get" at someone. And surely those can be obliterated for other reasons? Such as "This thread was started for the sole purpose of getting at someone"

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:45:49

I would be really grateful for a conversation and clarification here from MN.

If it's going to carry on as it is I will leave and the twits will win and MN won't care because they just want an easy life.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Dec-13 16:47:31

Hi Hully,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We've just sent you a mail, and we'll be deleting this thread shortly for the same reasons as the previous one - namely being a thread about a thread (about a thread!).

Golddigger Thu 05-Dec-13 16:48:14

A fred about a fred about a fred is going to go so well hmm

Do the grown up thing and speak to them.

Not sure why they havent spoken to you. I am beginning to think they have, and may well lose patience at some point.

Getorf Thu 05-Dec-13 16:48:33

It's Christmas TIME

There's no need to be afraid!

<revs up for Xmas row>

Hully I don't get it either. Bring on the fickos innit.

ValleyOfRocksWitch Thu 05-Dec-13 16:49:05

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Golddigger Thu 05-Dec-13 16:49:17

x post
Never mind. it is going to be deleted.

Hullygully Thu 05-Dec-13 16:50:18

I have has an email from Amy and asked her to respond here.

usualsuspect Thu 05-Dec-13 16:50:33

MN has a totally different vibe now.

I think MNHQ cba to deal with things anymore and just delete if people moan about a thread.

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