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"We've agreed, as a complete one-off, to take this down for her."

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AugustaFinkNottle Sun 19-Jun-16 10:47:46

Quote from a thread deletion message.

Come off it, MN, it's not a "complete one-off", is it? You do it regularly when thread-starters claim to have breached their own privacy.

MrsHathaway Sun 19-Jun-16 11:10:42


Unlike some people I don't mind that you do this, but don't pretend it isn't a regular occurrence!

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 19-Jun-16 13:15:52

There was a recent FWR one which involved a school and the poster would have been instantly identifiable if a parent of the children involved had seen it. Might have been a very small chance of that happening but if it had the circumstances were clearly unique to this particular school. It was rightly taken down.

fuckincuntbuggerinarse Sun 19-Jun-16 13:20:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AugustaFinkNottle Sun 19-Jun-16 13:23:13

Likewise, I don't mind the fact that it's been done; but to suggest that it's something MN would never normally do is blatantly incorrect.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-Jun-16 11:31:01

Hi Augusta,

Not sure exactly which thread you're referring to, but it could be that we meant as a complete one-off for that particular poster. wink

Seriously, though, we really try not to delete whole threads as we think it's a shame when people have taken the time and effort to post their thoughts. But on occasion we will do this if a thread is causing the OP distress - and if they haven't ever asked us to zap something before, we're more likely to say 'yes, we'll do this for you as a one-off'.

downright Sat 25-Jun-16 07:38:40

It's important to be able to cover your tracks if you have made yourself identifiable to someone though, or if you have been outed.

I don't think deleting threads should be difficult.

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