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Editing thread titles. Why?

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Bair Tue 09-Dec-14 14:34:43

If for instance the OP referred to 'fat mums' in her thread title, everyone is understandably brilliant in pointing out that this isn't nice etc and you then change the title it just makes the thread look wrong.

Someone coming to the thread later will have no idea what everyone was on about.

I can understand editing for privacy (i.e. gave a location accidental) or if it's a sensitive subject, but because the OP was a bit of a knob?


MakeMeWarmThisWinter Tue 09-Dec-14 14:37:10

Totally agree! That thread makes no sense now.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Dec-14 16:50:15

Hullo Bair & WarmThisWinter

We edited that thread title because the OP got in touch with us and said she regretted her choice of words, and that she didn't mean to cause offence. It did seem to us that the changing the title wouldn't really change what the OP was about, and we made it clear that there had been a change made to the title.

Sorry if it's made the thread nonsensical, that obviously wasn't our aim. We'll try and be a bit more circumspect on future threads.

isthisunfair1967 Tue 09-Dec-14 16:51:51

I agree with the others.

Bair Tue 09-Dec-14 19:18:21

I'm so smug now after my wee email from HQ. <polishes radar>

I reckon she wasn't sorry or regretful, she was loving the fuss and the kicking she was getting and/or wanted us all to agree and thought that removing that bit would do the trick.

I think unless the language is 'beyond the pale' as you put it, it should always be left. I know the jokes about a shit-list are just that, however this feels deceptive somehow.

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