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That warning about rats!!

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Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 19:44:52


Hasn't this gone a bit far now? A warning because of a picture of a rat?

I can't get my head around a poster actually reporting that. How many reports do you need before you decide to add a warning?

What happens if 20 posters tell you they're scared of something do you just add a warning?

I'm actually agog

gamerchick Sat 14-May-16 19:45:59

I actually want to test that theory with something random grin

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 19:49:17


We'll form a gang and randomly declare phobias of trousers over on S&B.

warning: this thread contains pics of trousers

There is a real 'I'm telling on you' element on MN at the moment

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 19:52:07

don't click here if phobic

gamerchick Sat 14-May-16 19:53:18

Yeah like that grin

hesterton Sat 14-May-16 19:55:03

It was such a sweet pet rat too, not a slime greasy street rodent.

Ok I'm rattist.

TheHiphopopotamus Sat 14-May-16 19:56:20

Trousers you say? You could have warned me what this thread about before I clicked on it!! I am reporting forthwith.


Buzzardbird Sat 14-May-16 19:58:25

I love rats, what have I missed?

MadisonMontgomery Sat 14-May-16 19:59:21

I have a massive phobia of rats - I didn't think to report it but so glad someone did. I know it seems daft but it was horrible clicking on the thread and seeing a photo of one.

PotatosMum Sat 14-May-16 20:02:30

I'm phobic of spiders but if I clicked on a topic and there was a photo I would just click back... I can't look at the rat thread anymore, it was making me cross.

Hang on, did you say trousers?! Despicable! I must report this thread forthwith shock

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 20:02:54

It's overkill.

People have phobias of all kinds of stuff.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 14-May-16 20:03:15

It's utterly ridiculous - I couldn't believe it when I saw it.

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 20:03:23

MNHQ is there a magic number of reports before a warning?!

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 20:04:28

It started with MN adding warnings to spiders years ago!!

I remember the outrage now. Old MNers are turning in their graves wink

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 14-May-16 20:05:04

People have phobias of all kinds of stuff.

People also have a habit of describing a mild dislike of something as a phobia...

TheChippendenSpook Sat 14-May-16 20:05:08

Some people's thread titles provoke images that people may find disgusting/disturbing/cringe inducing. You just have to let it go and carry on with your day!

TheChippendenSpook Sat 14-May-16 20:06:43

What I mean is with everything that is posted on here, there will be somebody who is upset about it.

Londonmum14 Sat 14-May-16 20:10:06

I agree with you OP it's ridiculous!
What next?
Warning about a picture of a hamster? Or a ferret?

PurpleDaisies Sat 14-May-16 20:15:27

I totally agree it's over the top.

chanice Sat 14-May-16 20:17:19

I dunno the pics were normal. But when I saw the rat with the red eyes it made me feel sick and I don't really have a problem with them. I'm guessing people with phobias would feel a hell of a lot worse.

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 20:19:09

YES mild dislike is NOT a phobia

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 14-May-16 20:21:25

I really dislike all the warnings and trigger notices.
Open a thread at your own peril, in Chat and AIBU.

Also, in topics like Antenatal Choices or Health and similar sensitive matters can be expected.

Palomb Sat 14-May-16 20:22:43

There are some seriously pathetic individuals on here if someone complained about the picture of someone's pet rat.

Why MNHQ pander to such bullshit is beyond me.

GooodMythicalMorning Sat 14-May-16 20:23:11

Trousers you say? Arrgh they look too much like jumper arms. Take them away.

Janefromdowntheroad Sat 14-May-16 20:24:20

How do people go about their day if a picture of a rat is genuinely that distressing they need to report to MN?

I'd rather have the child modelling threads and the pram huns back than all this warning/triggering shit

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