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DonkeyOaty Tue 24-Nov-15 09:36:02


to think MNHQ are pathetic1

Thread deleted

Message from MNHQ: There once was a poster called mileend
who had a big moan to make friends
MNHQ rolled their eyes
MNetters did cry
"Just be nice and don't be a--bell--meany"


Thattimeofyearagain Tue 24-Nov-15 09:37:01


WhoTookAllTheGoodNicknames Tue 24-Nov-15 09:39:56

Amazing gringrin

WinterBabyof89 Tue 24-Nov-15 09:42:48

grin brilliant & much deserved

Cocacolaandchocolate Tue 24-Nov-15 09:42:53


Maryz Tue 24-Nov-15 10:20:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DonkeyOaty Tue 24-Nov-15 10:30:51

Yo Mary. No downhilling last night.

PausingFlatly Tue 24-Nov-15 10:33:31



Fintan Tue 24-Nov-15 10:33:43

I'd noticed that deletion messages lately have been a bit blah. Not at all like the old school MN ones that would raise a titter.
star to the person at HQ who wrote this one.

And very glad that PigletJohn's post was reinstated.

Maryz Tue 24-Nov-15 10:42:01

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ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 24-Nov-15 12:18:32

Oh good - what an excellent deletion pome it was too!
I was hoping someone would have started a thread about it grin

Mary - I'll PM you. Don't want to be deleted! wink

Maryz Tue 24-Nov-15 12:31:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GruntledOne Tue 24-Nov-15 16:11:33

Nice one.

Though I agree, I found it quite encouraging that MN are prepared to jump on people who are unpleasant for the sake of it, and I think it doesn't hurt that that fact was publicised.

Pancakeflipper Tue 24-Nov-15 16:14:30

Keep flicking off the bell-meanies MN. Thank you.

PurpleHairAndPearls Tue 24-Nov-15 16:38:16

That's a good one grin and thanks for posting op - it makes me angry that deleted threads just disappear from the app so you don't see the message.

DeirdreDoo Wed 25-Nov-15 08:10:41

I actually disagree, I think it makes it very personal and even though I fully understand why the poster was deleted, warned, and so on, I think it is really important that MNHQ play the ball, not the player and this crosses ever so slightly into the latter.

So no, I'm not going to celebrate a message that borders on bullying someone who for all we know, didn't quite understand what they were doing wrong.

I'm not on their side, far from it - but this makes me uneasy. I don't do point and laugh unless someone is clearly malicious, clearly has poor intentions and fully deserves it.

I'm really not sure this is the case here.


ThumbWitchesAbroad Wed 25-Nov-15 08:48:41

MNHQ are quoting what other posters were saying on the thread, Deirdre.

It's not bullying either - did you see the thread in question? Did you see what the OP posted? Posters were giving back to the OP in the same terms she used to everyone else - I realise that "2 wrongs don't make a right" but please don't try and make a victim out of this particular poster.

usual Wed 25-Nov-15 08:53:50

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DeirdreDoo Wed 25-Nov-15 14:29:01

Yes, I saw and read the thread. All I saw was a poster who was baffled that they had been given a warning over some frankly not that unusual language on AIBU.

If she had known she was being too much of a twat I am sure she would have reined it in. It was as though she thought it was usual to speak like that. Yes, bits of her language were unpleasant. But it wasn't malicious in the eay that some folks are - and in any case it would surely be the right thing to retain a bit of dignity all round, and not take the piss out of her as she was heading out the door?

I thought the thread was horrible too.

It was just a massive pile in - and yes perhaps she inadvertently asked for it but I for one felt very sorry for her when everyone and his dog started to join the throng.

We all cock up sometimes. I've cocked up before many times, had a 'cautionary' email, not to that extent but 'well we did feel a couple of your comments were beyond the pale' type of thing, which tbh was over something far tamer than I have posted at other times, on other threads.

Sometimes you end up in the spotlight randomly. It's awful, and I don't think the way this was handled was appropriate. I'm imagining that poster and how they might be feeling.

People could just have calmly pointed out that they felt it was justified, and yes she needed to moderate her language and behaviour, without getting the klaxons out and making her feel like a total wanker.

mammuzzamia Wed 25-Nov-15 14:32:13

I think I agree with Deirdre too. Badly done, MN.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 25-Nov-15 14:33:10

Perhaps she should have just quietly taken on board what MNHQ were saying and not started a thread about it then Deirdre?

usual Wed 25-Nov-15 14:37:23

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usual Wed 25-Nov-15 14:39:16

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coffeeisnectar Wed 25-Nov-15 14:41:03

I think the op had been warned previously but continued being a goadyfucker in the aibu part of the site, including making threads designed to start a fight.

Posting your warning email up and called mnhq names and insisting that there is a hierarchy within the site just annoyed people.

I wasn't horrible to her, I told her it was a good site and had the right level of moderating and maybe she could just rein it in a bit.

But she wouldn't shut up. She kept coming back with more justifications for her posting style.

Mn made the right decision and the deletion message is justified.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Wed 25-Nov-15 14:43:29

I agree with Usual.

Had the very first answer to the OP been in agreement with her then it would have been deleted immediately.

Because everyone was taking the piss out of her and siding with HQ it was allowed to run.

HQ surely are supposed to be above publicly shaming individual posters surely? It sits uncomfortably with me and sets a nasty precedent.

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