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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Sep-07 20:45:43

Evening all,
As you know we aren't ones to intervene when threads go off topic as a rule but we think that sabotaging threads you would rather weren't on Mumsnet/find distasteful is not really in the spirit of the place. We are, after all, generally in favour of free speech and people's right to express their opinions - even ones we might prefer not expressed.
If you believe any particular posts break our abuse policy - i.e. are personal attacks, obscene or defamatory - please do report them and we will respond as soon as we can - though not always immediately at weekends/after hours/during England matches.


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Blandmum Sat 08-Sep-07 20:47:06

fairy nuff

i consider my wrists slapped

SoupDragon Sat 08-Sep-07 20:47:14

<<wonders whether to post 998 posts to sabotage this thread>>

oliveoil Sat 08-Sep-07 20:47:18

am I allowed to post OH FFS GET A LIFE YOU FECKERS?

or not?


JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Sep-07 20:49:41

erm, guess it depends on context oliveoil and who you say it to - you can say it to me, no problem.

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 20:50:17

mumsnet abbastanza giusto

haychee Sat 08-Sep-07 20:50:42

Ha! I knew it wasnt right, cod & co

Blandmum Sat 08-Sep-07 20:51:58

sheesh Justine, we all know you don't have a life wink.

Or could we post, 'Please stop this gruesome muck raking speculation over things we know next to nothing about? Libel is possible on the internet too'?

haychee Sat 08-Sep-07 20:53:40

Speculation is one thing, quite harmless imo. How about bitchiness? And or slugginess?

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 20:53:55

sorry that was meant to say
il mumsnet abbastanza giusto

oliveoil Sat 08-Sep-07 20:54:08


what about if I put a (insincere) smiley on the end?

DarrellRivers Sat 08-Sep-07 20:54:34

or plain old ankle biting terrier type behaviour

DarrellRivers Sat 08-Sep-07 20:54:45


oliveoil Sat 08-Sep-07 20:55:12

I could speculate quite harmlessly about a fair few on here, make no mistake <<<arrrghhhh the horrors>>>>

tissy Sat 08-Sep-07 21:04:31

could you lot PLEASE arrange to have controversial threads while I'm NOT off having a life?

I haven't a clue what's going on....

UCM Sat 08-Sep-07 21:05:13

Would anyone care to tell me what on Earth has caused this unusual statement by Justine.

Blandmum Sat 08-Sep-07 21:07:02

there is a thread about the mcMann situation. Some of us were so sickened by some of the horrible speculation that we bumped it up to 1000.

Not really big or clever, but some of those posts were repugnant.

totaleclipse Sat 08-Sep-07 21:09:25

My deepest opologies MNTowersblush

oliveoil Sat 08-Sep-07 21:10:02

it was discussion and innocent speculation MB, apparently everyone is discussing it everywhere hmm

thankfully I missed most of it as I have been dealing with back to school angst so only came in at 800 posts or so

foul thread imo (along with many)

niceglasses Sat 08-Sep-07 21:11:14

What happens then when a thread reaches 1000?

Does it combust?

[sorry for being clueless]

Have been at me mums with piles of washing as washer broke.........

UCM Sat 08-Sep-07 21:11:43

Ahhhhhhhhh, Thank you MB smile

oliveoil Sat 08-Sep-07 21:11:50

it still exists but you can't post on it

I think

Spidermama Sat 08-Sep-07 21:13:30

I'm so glad you said that Justine. I agree wholeheartedly.

haychee Sat 08-Sep-07 21:14:03

Some of it was foul, but in context to the rest of the thread it wasnt. Someone was merely trying to point out some holes in the McCanns story and to point out that there are mothers out there(like it or not) who have killed their dc. So the possibility of Kate McCann being guilty is not impossible. That was all. You rushed in, read one or two posts and did not see what that one person was trying to say. And, that one person has dealt with these types of events in her work life and so is quite close to her heart. It was not malicious. I was there throughout and it was not me.

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