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If you delete threads, MNHQ, why do still leave the titles up in the trending box?

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BIWI Wed 25-May-16 16:43:19

It's really frustrating to see something that piques your interest - only to find when you click on the link, that it's been deleted.

Surely if you delete the thread you can delete the link as well?

Jemmima Wed 25-May-16 16:46:12

I think its so people know where the thread they were following has gone.

Becca19962014 Wed 25-May-16 16:49:10

It's to do with how trending works now, which by the number of people clicking on the title. I don't think there's anything MNHQ can do about it as it is automatic (there was a discussion on here about it before), it's a bit of a design flaw IMHO but that's why it happens.

Jemmima Wed 25-May-16 16:53:57

O thats interesting. I thought that if they could delete the thread then they could delete what is in trending. Thanks for explaining. smile

LineyReborn Wed 25-May-16 16:55:39

Trending is a useless auto-herding device to hell.

Becca19962014 Wed 25-May-16 17:01:35

Or what liney said grin

dodobookends Wed 25-May-16 17:57:13

Two of the five 'trending' threads as I type this right now are deleted threads. There's been more today as well.

It is a bit tiresome.

LineyReborn Wed 25-May-16 17:59:25

And there's going to be loads more shortly.

LineyReborn Wed 25-May-16 18:06:07

Maybe Trending is fuelling trolling. 'Lets see if we can get all of the Trending box deleted and make the site look like a right sad load of crap.'

So, start a clickbait thread. Child suicide attempt / emailing naked pictures at work / various sexual behaviours and rows / etc

Report it yourself if no one else does.

Sit back and laugh at MN.

stilllovingmysleep Wed 25-May-16 19:11:06

why are threads being deleted though? There was one very interesting thread I was following and it got deleted, have no idea why!

LineyReborn Wed 25-May-16 19:17:55

Because it was reported for trolling, and it was indeed trolling.

stilllovingmysleep Wed 25-May-16 19:20:21

Unbelievable. If it's the thread I'm thinking about (about the little boy) it is beyond comprehension why someone would do that!!

stilllovingmysleep Wed 25-May-16 19:20:42

And how on earth does MN know when something is trolling?!

noeuf Wed 25-May-16 19:21:56

Did the thread about child suicide bid go?

iwouldgoouttonight Wed 25-May-16 19:23:20

Was the thread about the little boy who threatened suicide a troll? shock

LineyReborn Wed 25-May-16 19:25:12

MNHQ does not comment on procedure.

But even I can do an advanced search, spot similarities in posting styles on different threads, and report, and MNHQ can check account histories and the data that shows internet addresses.

Sometimes the OP are just obviously contradicting themselves and lying.

BIWI Wed 25-May-16 20:30:30

So no reply from MNHQ then? hmm

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-May-16 20:46:14

Sorry BIWI, we've been a bit up the wall today and training a lovely newbie to boot.

We can remove from Trending and apologies that this hasn't happened with every thread to day, entirely my fault and I will remember in future. It basically involves hitting a button before the delete button which i have forgotten to do a couple of times today in my rush to get it gorn.

Massive apologies, we will ask Tech is there's a way of this happening automatically when a thread is zapped.

BertieBotts Wed 25-May-16 20:47:48

Another way of reducing the impact of this would be to have discussions of the day display by default rather than trending displaying by default.


BIWI Wed 25-May-16 20:55:41

Thanks Rebecca

McCunty Wed 25-May-16 21:01:16

What happened to the 9 year old boy thread? Suicide, I can't find it hmm

stilllovingmysleep Wed 25-May-16 21:05:48

Was a troll thread McCuntysad

McCunty Wed 25-May-16 22:22:38

Wow, how sick some people are sadangry

plasticboxesrock Sat 28-May-16 12:43:05

Agree with BertieBotts
Show DofD by default please.

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