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BIWI Sun 19-Feb-17 22:28:52

Please MNHQ will you credit us with some intelligence?

Why do you have to edit thread titles to insert this asinine descriptor? If people can't work out that a thread is lighthearted for themselves, then they are truly lacking in intelligence.

Please don't dumb down this site any further

ProudBadMum Sun 19-Feb-17 22:30:07

It has to be put in everything because some people want to find offence in everything

BIWI Sun 19-Feb-17 22:31:04

Quite.

I really don't get why they have to be pandered to.

EggsEleven Sun 19-Feb-17 22:31:57

It's not MNHQ's fault, it's the uptight posters who will get offended at anything and everything and try to drain the joy out of life.

beanfilledfish Sun 19-Feb-17 22:32:14

god how depressing mn is becoming

ImNotOkayyy Sun 19-Feb-17 22:32:16

The DH death thread? I agree. It's ridiculous.

ProudBadMum Sun 19-Feb-17 22:32:30

I needed to use lighthearted in a thread when I was joking about my baby fucking with me purposely...

Same reason people get threads deleted 'due to sharing to much' just because they don't like the answers.

DonkeyOaty Sun 19-Feb-17 22:32:53

I know. Sigh.

WatcherOfTheNight Sun 19-Feb-17 22:33:05

I agree BIWI,the professionally offended have a lot to answer for angry

80sMum Sun 19-Feb-17 22:35:58

I agree it's a rather childish insert. Surely people can discriminate between serious threads and lighthearted ones, without the need for labelling?

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 19-Feb-17 22:36:09

It is symptomatic of a decline in intelligence of the user profile of the site.

beanfilledfish Sun 19-Feb-17 22:36:54

yeah posters are generally thick (tm xenia) now

ProudBadMum Sun 19-Feb-17 22:37:20

Posters are just looking for an argument lately. Anything to have a go at an OP

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 19-Feb-17 22:39:10

We really need a little set of pearls and a handbag under this shock wee face.

Euripidesralph Sun 19-Feb-17 22:42:11

It is pandering to the lowest professionally offended denominator it's ridiculous

I totally accept some level of triggers can occur accidentally but come on one look at the dh thread tells you it's lighthearted (unless you actually believe the chickend livers to be fatal and then perhaps help of a professional kind should be sought)

Surely if you're that easily triggered mn perhaps isn't the best place to be ?

80sMum Sun 19-Feb-17 22:49:34

It's a fact of life that virtually every post is going to offend someone somewhere.

The only way to ensure that nobody takes offence on MN Talk would be to shut it down completely! Can you imagine the riots and civil unrest that would ensue if that were to happen?! grin

BIWI Sun 19-Feb-17 22:54:15

grin

WorraLiberty Sun 19-Feb-17 23:05:43

It is getting a bit ridiculous now.

A couple of months ago, someone started a thread (clearly titled) for people to post about how nice their DHs/DPs are. She just wanted some balance, because generally MNetters only tend to post about them when they've been causing problems.

At least 3 people said the title should have had a trigger warning, so as not to upset those whose DHs/DPs are not very nice confused

Thankfully it didn't happen though.

ProudBadMum Sun 19-Feb-17 23:06:37

worra next time I see a thread about hangovers I'm going to ask for the title to be changed for those of us who can't go out drinking grin

WorraLiberty Sun 19-Feb-17 23:13:25

Same! grin

I'll ask HQ if they can include 'Lightheaded' in the title...

SmellySphinx Sun 19-Feb-17 23:23:09

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Oh God I know! I haven't been on here that long but it is already doing my nut, I don't honestly know how some of these people manage day to day life

BrianCoxWithBellsOn Sun 19-Feb-17 23:23:51

It really boils my piss.

I don't consider myself to be of high intellect, I'm of average intelligence. It really does not take a fucking degree in How To Have a Sense of Humour, to work out a light hearted thread.

Also, occasionally a thread can be so bizarre you actually think "is this a joke..." and part of the fun is working it out before the OP clarifies.

I see "Light hearted" and move along. I'm not interested if it has to be pointed out to the terminally dense.

Topseyt Sun 19-Feb-17 23:36:00

I am always agog at the professionally offended.

I think that there are people who just aren't happy unless they can find something to be offended about. They are the people who need to be reminded that something is meant to be humorous, tongue in cheek etc. They often seem incapable of working it out for themselves, though they may just have had a sense of humour bypass.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 19-Feb-17 23:46:45

It's symptomatic of the "what about ME" chewy faced sanctimonious culture. They like to pretend its about other peoples feelings but really it's about drawing attention to them and how much better than everyone else they are. I mean that generally rather than about any particular post. I always think of Lotso from Toy Story wearing Hyacinth Buckets clothing. confused

BIWI Sun 19-Feb-17 23:47:44

This is an example of a really funny thread but one where the title could have ended up with someone complaining that it should say 'lighthearted'

I wonder why this one wasn't complained about?

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