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why can't there be a "Trump" section? Sick of Trump threads in AIBU

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TeaCake5 Mon 20-Feb-17 12:58:13

Just this really. Why are Trump threads being allowed in AIBU? Needs a board for people who are obsessed with this "topic" or should be in politics/news?

squishysquirmy Mon 20-Feb-17 13:07:55

AIBU is not exactly over run with Trump threads though - there is only one within the first few pages of the topic, and it's very clear from the title what it's about so easy enough to avoid. Just don't click on it if you're that bored!

squishysquirmy Mon 20-Feb-17 13:11:37

And most threads on AIBU could be posted elsewhere on the site - weddings, relationships, cars, style and beauty, education, etc. It's quite a miscellaneous topic.

SilenceIsBroken Mon 20-Feb-17 13:19:30

There is one Trump thread.

And ditto to what pp said. I think all those "aibu to ask how often do you wash your towels /sheets/pj's" should go in housekeeping but I just ignore them.

PuntCuffin Mon 20-Feb-17 13:25:03

Just hide them then.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Feb-17 15:31:16

Hi TeaCake5

Thanks so much for flagging.

We're always open to new ideas and so, as always, if there is a demand then we'll be sure to look into it.

flowers

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 09:53:02

Close your eyes to issues and hide them if it doesn't affect you.

If you want to discuss parking issues rather than the rise and influence of the far right in the West, that's your choice.

I know which one is more important.

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 09:54:09

Of course some people on the internet have an agenda to try and hide discussions so people don't engage and aren't informed.

Just saying

VintagePerfumista Tue 21-Feb-17 09:55:56

Here's a thing- it's not obligatory to open every thread y'know.

I'd sooner engage with people who want to talk about Trump than people who want to talk about pushchairs and toileting habits of 18mth olds any day personally. So I don't open the others, I use that there arrow button that lets me go past...

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 09:59:53

TBF - there wouldn't be so many Trump threads IF he hadn't been so controversial in his first month.

So many things to discuss.

TeaCake5 Tue 21-Feb-17 10:04:44

ODFOD seeing everything as some huge conspiracy. Oooo have you signed a petition about trumps visit? Moaned about it on an echo chamber of mn? Brave and life changing for you no doubt.

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 10:13:49

Brave and life changing for you no doubt

If you aren't affected by the rise and influence of the far right, then you have nothing to fear.

Some of us are affected and worried. HTH. Feel free to engage in a Trump thread if you want. They are open to all people. Just be prepared to use actual facts and evidence. Not FOX news

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 10:15:04

But your last comment reveals the real nature of this site stuff post.

TeaCake5 Tue 21-Feb-17 10:18:22

I don't give a shit what you post just use the relevant section ffs.

amispartacus Tue 21-Feb-17 10:21:19

Does it bother you that people are discussing Trump and the rise of the far right on MN?

Why does it bother you so much?

Spudlet Tue 21-Feb-17 10:23:41

Make AIBU great again! By keeping it to probably made up p&c parking bun fights. As God intended. wink

Ooooor you could just read the p&c threads and not the Trump ones. Just a bought!

elQuintoConyo Tue 21-Feb-17 10:25:35

Donald, is that you??

TeaCake5 Tue 21-Feb-17 10:27:16

Whats the point of having sections if no one is guided by them? So people with diy questions should post them in the sen section then?

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Tue 21-Feb-17 12:43:13

Agree that there is no need for a trump section

Getting a bit fed up with some people insisting that threads need to go in the right sections

Aibu and chat would cease to exist

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Tue 21-Feb-17 12:43:51

And they are pretty much the only ones i look on smile

elQuintoConyo Tue 21-Feb-17 14:21:09

There could be a World's Leaders section with a subsection for 'special cunts' grin

SoupDragon Tue 21-Feb-17 14:24:48

There is no need for a Trump topic, they should just be in
Politics.

I've only ever seen one at s time anyway, just click Hide and your problem is solved.

TeaCake5 Tue 21-Feb-17 15:02:01

soup - that is what I am saying - why aren't they moved to politics?

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Tue 21-Feb-17 15:06:21

For the same reason that

Aibu re parking, mil, children, feminism etc

threads aren't moved i would imagine

SilenceIsBroken Tue 21-Feb-17 15:13:47

Why is it Trump threads you're objecting to specifically? As I already mentioned, there are loads of popular house keeping questions, far more than Trump. Why not ask for them to be moved?

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