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A moan about a thread deletion

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paxillin Wed 13-Apr-16 14:38:59

Sorry to be a bit over-invested in what was just random chat. Chippednailvarnish's thread was fun though. I know it started off as "why are there so many first time posters posting dodgy threads", which could be seen as policing who can or cannot start a thread. But if that was beyond the pale, it should have been zapped immediately. It developed into a fun thread. Quite a few of MNHQ posts, too. It was allowed to stand all evening and all morning and then went. Yes, there were a couple of minor arguments, one got dissolved last night, before and during some of HQ's posts.

There were so many people on there. The deleting of a jocular comment was already weird, the "victim" of that joke said she got the joke, no problem, it's funny. It wasn't grand politics. What was it then? The discussion over fuck to rhyme with duck or look? Or troll-doll, troll-foal? Even this morning peace broke out over a frozen shoulder after a short argument.

It really makes me feel censored. Not because it was so important, but because it was such trivial fun and got zapped.

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Apr-16 15:58:54

Sorry, we're not trying to censor chat - quite the reverse.

Chippednailvarnish Wed 13-Apr-16 18:02:46

I'm guessing that the person complaining about the "pack mentality" requested the thread was deleted, even though they were really the only person making personal comments.

And it is censorship - very selective censorship.

Sparklingbrook Wed 13-Apr-16 18:06:31

I don't know what to think any more.

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:10:00

It does seem to be a shame that it's no longer possible to have a fun chatty thread with no point to it without someone coming along and complaining that we are all chatting to each other and therefore must be a pack, or a bunch of bullies or a clique [sigh]

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:13:30

Actually what I really don't understand is why it went this morning.

I know there was a fair bit of narkiness last night, and had it been zapped then I would have understood. But it's almost as though mnhq waited until it had all calmed down and then zapped it confused

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:14:00

And I still don't know how on earth doll could rhyme with goal [baffled]

hobnobsaremyfave Wed 13-Apr-16 18:15:36

It was a fun thread.
Feels like the goady twats are winning on here.

paxillin Wed 13-Apr-16 18:21:38

That's true, the goady ones won. And it got deleted AFTER peace was made. Wrong message all around. If you want a thread gone, be goady, if people don't like that, say they are ganging up on you as a "pack" and get it deleted.

Sparklingbrook Wed 13-Apr-16 18:24:30

I am starting to think a daily name change is the way forward.

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:27:23

Hello GlitteryStream, how are you today?

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 13-Apr-16 18:29:02

I missed the thread.

Can someone fill me in please? Without getting this one deleted too?

There'a a challenge! grin

Queenbean Wed 13-Apr-16 18:31:17

It would be great if we were allowed to discuss threads SOMETIMES. Especially deleted ones. I think that part of the problem is that people want to know if they're right about trolls or whatever so they have to pretend post like they're interested without actually being so. So you end up with loads of posts on a thread that no one really gives a shit about, they just want to know if they were right about it being a troll.

And sadly, sometimes the deletion message is amusing too.

New troll this evening btw MNHQ, I have reported! 😇

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:33:08

We had a bit of a moan about fake teenagers.

Someone came on and said that we were ganging up on other posters and there was no reason to believe they were fake.

usual arrived and said "meh"

Some Larry people confused started an argument about the poor bloke who was shouted down when he only wanted to adore his idol sad

usual told someone to fuck off (four times iirc)

Olivia said <peace and love> a few times

We had a long discussion because some English people can't speak their own language and have serious problems pronouncing things grin

Chipped spent about half an hour getting off the floor because she's got a broken shoulder (and has had for the last 25 years apparently), there was some discussion of starting a possible MammiesNet, and we all wished eachother nightynight and went to bed.

Then 12 hours later it went pooft [baffled]

paxillin Wed 13-Apr-16 18:33:18

1. Does fuck rhyme with duck or look?
2. Troll- rhymes with doll or goal?
3. Is there an unusual amount of trollery at the moment?
4. How to treat a frozen shoulder?
5. Can you type with your nipples because Worra can?

Forgot most od the rest...

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:33:47

Can you tell I'm bored?

Only one Queen, are you sure?

paxillin Wed 13-Apr-16 18:34:33

Maryz clearly has a better memory than I do

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:35:44

To be fair I forget blocked out Worra's typing nipples.

Queenbean Wed 13-Apr-16 18:36:11

Maryz it's so obviously the same troll starting the same shit on different threads. So only one I've noticed but a repeat offender!

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 13-Apr-16 18:37:19

Sounds like I missed loads!

Was Larry someone's idol now? Isn't Larry two people?!?

I'm so confused...

OrangesandLemonsNow Wed 13-Apr-16 18:37:51

I don't know what to think any more.

Me too sad

Sparklingbrook Wed 13-Apr-16 18:43:42

Did Kanye get a mention on that thread too? I can't remember.

All I know is that keeping the same name and agreeing with other people who keep the same name is no longer acceptable.

OrangesandLemonsNow Wed 13-Apr-16 18:45:49


Larry is a mixture of Harry and Louis.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 13-Apr-16 18:46:45

Oh Lordy was it the Kanye thread?

The one deleted for being a troll?

What was the issue with that one?

It was a blatant gf from the start and just got weirder and weirder.

Maryz Wed 13-Apr-16 18:48:38

No that one was another one altogether.

How dare you suggest it was a troll, it was a poor sad poster who only wanted to talk about his idol you bully

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