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I accept I'm taking a risk posting this here (dons helmet), but I have a suggestion

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Maryz Tue 08-Jul-14 17:53:51

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Mintyy Tue 08-Jul-14 18:00:44

Excellent stuff Mary.

But also, hq, would you kindly consider ...

1. renaming AIBU "Petty Gripes"

2. deleting all AIBU threads after 3 months but keeping Chat ones (some of which are brilliant and so helpful)

3. actually engaging with the many posters who express their great concern about the way AIBU taints the site, rather than just ignoring them for years.

That would be lovely!

BirdhouseInYourSoul Tue 08-Jul-14 18:01:51

Agree with all of the above!

JewelFairies Tue 08-Jul-14 18:03:15

Also agree. Brilliant ideas.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 08-Jul-14 18:03:38

I concur!

Hide AIBU from active convos by default
Delete Aibu after a fortnight
Keep chat threads for ever

All sounds great ...

Good ideas!

Maryz Tue 08-Jul-14 18:05:50

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SetPhasersTaeMalkie Tue 08-Jul-14 18:06:05

Absolutely agree. With Maryz and Mintyy.

AnAirOfHope82 Tue 08-Jul-14 18:06:46

Agree with all the above too. I really like chat threads.
Also off the beaten track can be read on android mobles from the moblie site without logging in, so you might want to have a look and change that as well?

Maryz Tue 08-Jul-14 18:07:34

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Mintyy Tue 08-Jul-14 18:08:30


STOPwiththehahaheheloling Tue 08-Jul-14 18:10:10

Totally agree.

AIBU has become a state of mind for me many and people are either posting YA(N)BU all over the site, or posting non AIBUs under false pretences just to have it in AIBU.

thornrose Tue 08-Jul-14 18:11:45

Yes, yes to everything suggested.

sommerfugl Tue 08-Jul-14 18:11:45

Agree, sick of seeing people savaged on aibu

AuntieStella Tue 08-Jul-14 18:12:09

Or, on a related note, have an annual 'use the topics' day?

Suspend AIBU and chat (leave 30 days for those that really must go pfft and WWYD might cover genuine 'is this OK' questions). And then also move all threads ruthlessly to the most appropriate topic.

BuzzardBird Tue 08-Jul-14 18:12:32

Ban people from saying "yeh, yeh, yoni massage, penis beaker" Just ban them immediately.

fuzzpig Tue 08-Jul-14 18:12:45

I would L

fuzzpig Tue 08-Jul-14 18:13:13

I would LOVE a petty gripes topic. That's a fab idea!

LadyintheRadiator Tue 08-Jul-14 18:13:16

I agree too. <baa>

sommerfugl Tue 08-Jul-14 18:13:32

Gently re-orientate my perspective so that i feel no humiliation - that'd be more iris maryz

AlpacaLypse Tue 08-Jul-14 18:14:47

Absolutely agree about AIBU being a nightmare to search in archive.

Can anyone face going back through and actually sorting them into Maryz's three types and additionally picking out and re-homing the rare ones that are actually useful and should have been posted in a different topic in the first place?

Maryz Tue 08-Jul-14 18:15:13

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Maryz Tue 08-Jul-14 18:16:00

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FFSFFS Tue 08-Jul-14 18:18:45

YANBU (sorry, couldn't resist ). It seems like a good idea.

mipmop Tue 08-Jul-14 18:22:14

I agree.

My heart sinks when a new poster, often pregnant or a new parent, posts something which in AIBU results in them being attacked quite joyously, when if they had posted in relationships or breast and bottle feeding they'd have received the support they need.

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