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FFS if you are going to edit a thread title don't leave the "horror" in it

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Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:21:47

you edit a thread title ......
you say you have done it , yet you leave the horror there.
WTF its not hard some things are just things no parent wants to think about.
(yep I have reported but its late and mn hq no doubt are drinking wine and have the newbie on duty)

DarkEvilMoon Sat 01-Aug-15 23:29:03

Initiation by weekend night fire. Yep HQ love that one. Character building don't you know?
Don't know what the title was before but they don't tend to edit stuff like that. Even the sodding loofas are allowed to roam around the boards with their hairy legs terrorising people.

You can always hide a thread if it upsets you that much?

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:31:23

i have hid it
but I still saw the thread title first.(we are not talking spiders or woodlice, but horror)

ItsAll Sat 01-Aug-15 23:34:02

I think SamCro has a point. It's a bit late to hide the thread once you've already been upset by the (apparently edited) title.

ItsAll Sat 01-Aug-15 23:34:34

I think SamCro has a point. It's a bit late to hide the thread once you've already been upset by the (apparently edited) title.

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:40:29

i rarely get upset about thread titles.
i have been on here since 2006 so know that if I am way behind watching some tv show, I hide the thread or topic till I catch up example)but I sure as hell cant erase the awful thread title of a"horror" once I have seen it.
yes you hide thread, but its too late.....you've seen and read it.
every now and again there are threads that are so horrible. that no parent can not be affected.

gaggiagirl Sat 01-Aug-15 23:47:12

Couldn't agree more samcro

Valsoldknickers Sat 01-Aug-15 23:49:23

I wouldn't have clicked on the thread to read it but have already been horrified by the title, so too late.

You are right OP as there are some things you can't 'unread' so saying it has been edited isn't enough, and hiding the thread isn't sufficient when you have been involuntarily supplied with the full and horrific description of the atrocity carried out in the 'edited' thread title.

I applaud you for highlighting this.

That poor, poor child...

MizK Sat 01-Aug-15 23:51:00

I think I saw the same thing and totally agree. Really grim especially when it's in Active Conversations and surrounded by (far preferable to me) trivial threads about books and ILS.

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:51:57

phew so glad I am not alone.\I just cant erase my mind

DarkEvilMoon Sat 01-Aug-15 23:52:03

perhaps because I did not see the original title I do not understand the full scope of the impact.

The current one does not upset me. I am a parent. Different things upset different people at different times and due to different circumstances. Personally think that there have been far worse thread titles that have not been edited

DarkEvilMoon Sat 01-Aug-15 23:55:52

Also having read the first page HQ commented on the thread that the title was edited because it accused people of doing it in a very generalised manner which was out of line. It would appear that was what was edited out of the title, the potential false accusation of guilt of a nationality rather than anything else.

Noeuf Sat 01-Aug-15 23:57:15

But it's in the news. So you would become aware of it anyway.

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:57:20

but the way the child .....is still there. hiding thread does not hide that ....too late you have seen it.

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:58:49

ffs mn hq edit a a thread title if it has spider in it. (sorry) but a full on horror is left.
yeah ok

DarkEvilMoon Sun 02-Aug-15 00:00:35

I am going to step away from the thread because what I would like to say would not take into account that different people have different levels of sensitivity. And 'could' be deemed as being insensitive. Potentially factually accurate and harshly blunt. But everyone has a right to avoid the news suit it be the best for them.

DarkEvilMoon Sun 02-Aug-15 00:01:32

Rarely, hq gave up on the word spider years again, it is banded about like cellulite on a beach with no one blinking or considering it out of place.

Valsoldknickers Sun 02-Aug-15 00:19:06

All I needed to know (and was already aware of from reading my newspaper today) was that a poor little toddler had been killed. The edited thread title was crass.

We all know that horrific events happen to people each day and it doesn't take too much working out to conclude that this poor child's passing was not a peaceful one.

Being given such a graphic description on an edited thread title reminds me of the sensationalist headlines churned out by the likes of the Daily Fail.

Samcro Sun 02-Aug-15 09:24:46

i see that it is still there.
so reporting a thread does not work.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 02-Aug-15 12:04:10

Hi Samcro,

We've just replied to your report about this - huge apologies for the delay but it's been a very busy weekend on the Talk boards.

Just letting you know that we've edited the title again now. We haven't received any other reports about it and as it had been widely reported in the national press, we initially felt it was okay to stand, distressing though it clearly was.

However we can see from the posts on this thread that many of you feel the same way, so we've edited it again now.

Samcro Sun 02-Aug-15 14:54:36

thank you

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