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Witchend Tue 30-May-17 23:38:29

Do you think that during run up to elections and similar we could have a topic for it and move anything from chat/AIBU into it automatically?

Just at the moment, I've got a suspicion that there's quite a number of posts that are done by activists rather than people genuinely wanting to talk about it. (mostly "JC is really quite nice, doesn't everyone really think so" type posts, but a few the other way)

If people are genuinely wanting to discuss such matters then they can go into that topic, but it would put activists off posting as it wouldn't be in the main topics.

ExplodedCloud Tue 30-May-17 23:44:08

Witch for balance it does seem there are surprising amounts of posts springing up in a short space of time about LVT, based upon a puff piece quoting Boris.

Butteredparsnip1ps Tue 30-May-17 23:52:25

I agree. There seems to be quite an outbreak of activism on all sides. It's none too subtle.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 30-May-17 23:54:35

I could do without the erotic Corbyn posts but really until the election is over there's not much to be done beyond exercising the hide button.

ExplodedCloud Wed 31-May-17 00:02:34

Given my dad and Jeremy Corbyn are looky likies, I'd very much like to ban any Corbyn erotica

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Wed 31-May-17 00:05:31

Dear god you poor woman!


ExplodedCloud Wed 31-May-17 00:09:55

The dc say 'Ooh he looks like Grandad' but have hitherto been banned from saying that in front of Grandad. It's been a stressful few days...

Orlantina Thu 01-Jun-17 17:00:13

There seems to be quite an outbreak of activism on all sides

TBF - this is an important election.

Normal service will be resumed shortly.

LouMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 03-Jun-17 13:23:08

Thanks for flagging this up to us, Witchend . We already have a politics topic which we reckon covers things. But we agree that some political threads are better off in the dedicated topic rather than in AIBU or other topics. We've just moved some over, in fact, and will continue to do so over the coming days. Hope that helps.

<resists urge to ask ExplodedCloud for photographic proof of JC lookylikie dad>

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Sat 03-Jun-17 20:42:49


Could something be put in place for the few weeks before an election or similar that no name changes are allowed

There are an awful lot of either 1st posts or name changes at the moment

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