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Yet again. Thread deleted at OP's request

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TrippyMcTrapFace Mon 17-Apr-17 11:41:40

This one was in Relationships.
No identifying information, several posters have spent time responding to the OP who then decides to ask for it to be deleted.
Again, there was nothing identifying.

We're told that threads won't just be deleted willy nilly, but we're seeing it happen more often.
So what exactly are HQ's guidelines on this?

SoloDance Mon 17-Apr-17 11:43:55

Maybe OP didn't want to end up in the DM.Or was scared it might out her?

floraeasy Mon 17-Apr-17 11:47:05

Maybe OP got what she needed in terms of advice and wanted it gone for reasons pp mentions.

NorthernLurker Mon 17-Apr-17 15:28:51

The policy is a joke. I asked for a thread to be deleted. I'd namechanged but it was popular and I didn't want it in the mail. Asked and was refused. And yet other posters get stuff taken down repeatedly.

childmaintenanceserviceinquiry Mon 17-Apr-17 15:35:50

I am fed up of the deletions too. People have offered good advice and that advice may help others in a similar situation. Perhaps making deletion of threads the exception rather than the rule would make people think carefully how they post and word the op. Or mumsnet an edit button please!

WorraLiberty Mon 17-Apr-17 18:25:58

I don't think 'not wanting it in the Daily Mail' should be an acceptable reason for deletion.

I mean it's not like journalists aren't all over this website anyway, so what difference does it make if it's left up for one hour or one year?

If you don't want it in a public newspaper, don't put it on a public forum.

Anyway, the DM tends to tuck Mumsnet threads away in their little subsection, so there's probably still more chance of being 'spotted' here on Mumsnet.

NorthernLurker Mon 17-Apr-17 18:42:37

I think not wanting it in the mail is a better reason than not liking the replies you got.

AmysTiara Mon 17-Apr-17 18:47:24

Yep if you don't want it ending up in the Mail don't post here.

Mumsnet is a public forum after all.

WorraLiberty Mon 17-Apr-17 18:52:21

Yes it's a better reason than not liking replies

But imo neither should be a reason at all in the eyes of MNHQ.

NorthernLurker Mon 17-Apr-17 18:53:30

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

BarneyRumbleton Mon 17-Apr-17 18:53:31

Totally agree. Don't put private stuff in the public domain.

SoloDance Mon 17-Apr-17 18:57:49

Why are you naming a poster? Is this thread about her again?

Bad form.

HecateAntaia Mon 17-Apr-17 18:58:46

i dont know what thread you are talking about but the ones where the poster simply doesnt like the replies are amusing.

mnhq dont care.
i imagine they cant be arsed arguing when someone bellyaches that they dont like what theyve been told.
i love a game of let's pretend.
i dont like what's been said so if i have it removed, that is takey-backs for grown ups and i can pretend the stuff was never said.

it all seems rather pointless. what was said was still said. deleting it doesnt unsay anything.

Ilovewheelychairs Mon 17-Apr-17 19:04:41

I asked for a thread to be deleted as it had got very identifying and was refused, twice. So must depend on who answers the report button!

TrippyMcTrapFace Mon 17-Apr-17 21:44:38

SoloDance I didn't name the poster.

mineofuselessinformation Mon 17-Apr-17 21:57:05

I've just checked 'Thread I'm on' and found one has been deleted - I'm not surprised. It was either a troll or someone who didn't want to accept the overwhelming advice they were given. hmm

WorraLiberty Mon 17-Apr-17 21:57:06

Solo didn't mean you, OP.

ilovesooty Mon 17-Apr-17 22:54:00

Given the thread I was on was deleted earlier today I'd like to know whether MNHQ have access to stuff they delete if the poster is later involved in legal action.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Apr-17 12:56:38

Hi all,

Thanks so much for flagging.

As it turns out, we'll be discussing this in-office very soon. We'll get back to you in more detail as soon as we know more.

As ever, we really appreciate your feedback.

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 20-Apr-17 17:39:47

Yeah I'm pretty appalled that a thread I was on has been zapped. This was the one about moving 4 hours away. I think there was a lot of good advice on there in spite of all the name-calling and I'm pretty hacked off that the OP has got away with it being deleted.

FreeNiki Thu 20-Apr-17 19:23:59

Why dont people just post thus stuff in 30 days only.

not heavy traffic and gone in 30 days.

FreeNiki Thu 20-Apr-17 19:28:49

this not thus

CheepAndOrm Thu 20-Apr-17 19:34:06

gastflabber i was looking for that one. Been on my mind to reply all day but been busy with teething baby being ultra clingy

ShiroiKoibito Thu 20-Apr-17 19:41:17

* 'not wanting it in the Daily Mail' *

dont want it in the DM? or anywhere else on the web, then dont flamin post it in MN or anywhere

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 20-Apr-17 21:20:47

Cheep I went to see if the OP had miraculously had a change of heart and it was deleted. I don't think a thread should go just because the OP doesn't like the responses she gets. angry

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