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UnlikelyPilgramage Sun 22-Nov-15 11:08:04




It is literally TWO people, out of the thousands registered here, who are ruining the Mumsnet thing for me - RUINING it, I say!

What are the chances of this being brought in?

reni2 Sun 22-Nov-15 11:10:00


UnlikelyPilgramage Sun 22-Nov-15 11:10:52

Not your good self, reni grin

LilacSpunkMonkey Sun 22-Nov-15 11:11:25

You know you're going to called a bully now, don't you?

Fwiw, I agree with you and I'd like a Hide Poster option but it will never happen because there are people on here who simply MUST be heard and therefore anyone who wants to hide posters is a big fat bully.

What that really means is that some of us would like the ability to hide those posters who have an agenda but that's not allowed apparently.

reni2 Sun 22-Nov-15 11:13:10

Nor you grin. There are a couple of newish winder uppers though. angry

OneMoreCasualty Sun 22-Nov-15 11:14:09

I don't believe the forum architecture allows for this easily.

I recommend deploying an imaginary hide poster button. Their posts are blank to you; written on water in invisible ink.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Nov-15 11:13:59

I would love one but unfortunately Lilac is spot on. So the merailers get to bang on and on.

UnlikelyPilgramage Sun 22-Nov-15 11:15:10

The problem is that they really do ruin whole threads, that are otherwise interesting, thoughtful and above all intelligent. I've learned more here about history and politics and current affairs than anywhere else, and I certainly don't consider myself uninformed or stupid.

But they are being turned into train wrecks and it's frustrating.

reni2 Sun 22-Nov-15 11:16:17

But most of us have people in RL we'd never willingly listen to. I had a colleague who's every utterance I replaced with " nice weather" in my head to keep my job. So it wouldn't have to be hiding them. Every post they did could show up as "nice day, isn't it" to me.

SoupDragon Sun 22-Nov-15 11:18:29

Fwiw, I agree with you and I'd like a Hide Poster option but it will never happen because there are people on here who simply MUST be heard and therefore anyone who wants to hide posters is a big fat bully.

Or maybe the Nay Sayers just have a different opinion to you and simply think it's a shit idea.

Maryz Sun 22-Nov-15 11:22:17

I am so glad I haven't had to start another of these threads grin

I agree with there just being one or two, so since mnhq seem to think that threads will be holier that a sieve if they allow it (though how that works, I have no idea; everyone else will be able to see the posts), I've suggested that we each have a maximum of say five posters we can hide - once you get to the fifth, you have to unhide someone before you can hide someone else.

At one stage I got very good at mentally hiding people, but now everyone's started bolding posters' names, so it's much harder to skip past the many, many replies. So I'm having to hide previously interesting threads sad

And the ridiculous thing is that it would stop so many bunfights if we could each hide the posters who push our buttons. I'm sure lots of people would like to hide me; I have no objection whatsoever, so I don't see why anyone would mind if I hid them.

AuntieStella Sun 22-Nov-15 11:22:31

I don't want one, because I kinda like MN the way it is (even though I don't think it's what it was since it grew).

There are sites with different functionalities and habits. And people can use them if that is what they want.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Nov-15 11:23:40

I just do lots of hiding threads and skimming over of certain posts. I think MNHQ say they can't do it whenever asked which is fairly regularly.

WorraLiberty Sun 22-Nov-15 11:23:55

I agree that some threads get turned into a train wreck, when a poster with an agenda turns up to take over/derail it.

But I can't see how hiding that poster would change that.

Surely everyone else will continue to respond/argue with that poster, so the thread will become a train wreck anyway but one that you can only see part of?

Maryz Sun 22-Nov-15 11:23:38

Soup, why is it a shit idea?

I'm genuinely interested. What difference would it make to the rest of the thread if you, for example, couldn't see my posts on this thread?

AnnaMarlowe Sun 22-Nov-15 11:23:50

Technically it would be very complicated to do, it would allow you to follow their name changes (so a breech of their privacy) and it would potentially render some threads incomprehensible to you.

There are millions of posters on this site. How on earth can two be ruining it for you?

I don't think it would HAVE to follow their name changes, would it? confused

reni2 Sun 22-Nov-15 11:27:02

MaryZ good idea, limiting the number one can hide. I usually only have 1 or 2 that are really spoiling it, I think they were the same 2 people, I have always had 2, they dissapear and a phenomenal new gf appears.

ALemonyPea Sun 22-Nov-15 11:27:11

I'm all for this. If MNHQ are not with it, maybe a "hide threads started by" button would help.

UnlikelyPilgramage Sun 22-Nov-15 11:27:35

Worra, I suspect (though I could be very wrong, of course) that the five posters we hide (love that suggestion Maryz) will be similar wink

Maryz Sun 22-Nov-15 11:29:17

No, it definitely shouldn't follow their namechanges much as it might be very revealing if it did

reni2 Sun 22-Nov-15 11:30:26

The most hidden poster of the month could bet a golden gf certificate emailed by HQ.

UnlikelyPilgramage Sun 22-Nov-15 11:30:37

I can always spot 'my' annoying posters a mile off anyway. grin

LilacSpunkMonkey Sun 22-Nov-15 11:31:40

Could we start giving a Goady Fucker of the Month trophy? And PBP of the Year.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Nov-15 11:33:27

My PBP of the year would be the Secondary school shoe troll for sheer determination and unrelenting drive.

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