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PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 13-Jun-14 20:00:04

Hello, I have two questions about this:

1) today is supposedly a full moon so why does 'mumsnet moonwatch' show as just a bit gibbous?

2) would you consider sharing some stats on MN posting rates, reports and deletions according to moon phases? I realise it would be a bit of work but it would be interesting to see if it has any effect.

ouryve Fri 13-Jun-14 20:04:44

I don't think the mumsnet moon has changed for a while.

Tweasels Fri 13-Jun-14 20:09:55

Maybe they never show the full moon in case it causes some kind of Pavlovian response?

Although judging by some threads I've read today I'd say the lunar lunacy has begun.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 13-Jun-14 20:22:45

Maybe they never show the full moon in case it causes some kind of Pavlovian response?

grin I can kind of believe that, quite sensible really.

MrsLettuce Fri 13-Jun-14 20:26:28

it did used to work, I'm sure. I've meant to post about the brokenness for ages. Bloody ages now I think about it.

But yeah, stats would be grand too.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 15-Jun-14 16:39:22

Hi Pube,

Did the moon shape used to change <gives away newbie status>? If you click on the moon it still gives up to date information about the phase of the moon.

It would be a heckuvalotofwork interesting to see whether stats and moon phases correlate, we'll see if we can draw something up.

WaffleWiffle Sun 15-Jun-14 16:44:15

"today (8pm 13th June) is supposedly a full moon so why does 'mumsnet moonwatch' show as just a bit gibbous?"

FYI Full moon was at just after 5am on 13th June 2014. Therefore was infact most full during the evening 12th-13th June not 13th-14th June. Therefore it is correct that it would be slightly gibbous when you posted.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sun 15-Jun-14 17:22:23

Yes it used to change, I'm sure!

Waffle, when I say slightly gibbous I mean slightly over a half moon - it will be correct on about 18th June.

Thanks Amy, stats would be great smile

MrsLettuce Sun 15-Jun-14 19:30:34

Yup, I certainly used to change back in the day.

BertieBotts Sun 15-Jun-14 19:31:30

Oh it definitely used to change! I hadn't noticed it had stopped. That's quite sad! sad

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Jun-14 14:12:41

We shall try and fix the moon (God complex, moi?)

BertieBotts Mon 16-Jun-14 15:38:06

Yes yes! smile

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Jun-14 16:47:25

Hang on, are we definitely sure it's broken?

According to WaffleWiffle it was right?

<singing> Ooh ooh ooh the funky gibbous....

BertieBotts Mon 16-Jun-14 16:56:17

I guess we'll have to wait until the full/new moon to see whether it's right?

ouryve Mon 16-Jun-14 16:59:17

It definitely hasn't changed at all since this thread started. It'll be right once every 28 days.

MrsLettuce Mon 16-Jun-14 17:08:28

Nah, it's not changed in an age. Could easily be more than a year. In fact, it might have been round the time floaty bar thingy was introduced.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Mon 16-Jun-14 18:37:11

Thank you!

No, it's not right. It will be (briefly) in a couple of days.

MrsLettuce Thu 26-Jun-14 21:06:39


PlentyOfPubeGardens Thu 26-Jun-14 21:43:15

Yes, it should show as the very last sliver of old moon today.

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