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all those who hate the ibu topic and think it should be got rid of say aye.

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wannaBe Thu 11-Sep-08 10:58:20

It's like a free for all.

Anyone who posts there is considered fair game.

If you post in ibu and get jumped on then it is considered your own fault for posting in ibu.

I think it's horrible.

CostaRicanCod Thu 11-Sep-08 10:58:55

its wank

MerlinsBeard Thu 11-Sep-08 10:59:03

meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

although i LOVE it now that i can hide it grin

MerlinsBeard Thu 11-Sep-08 10:59:27

x post with cod and she said what i really wanted to say!

Carmenere Thu 11-Sep-08 11:00:16

AIBU is the Jeremy Kyle of mn

cocolepew Thu 11-Sep-08 11:00:36

YANBU It does get a bit, um, heated.

wannaBe Thu 11-Sep-08 11:01:08

lol carmenere!

MrsMattie Thu 11-Sep-08 11:01:36

I love it. YABU

zippitippitoes Thu 11-Sep-08 11:02:07

well it is the mumsnet version of phone ins the only point is seeing an argument

zippitippitoes Thu 11-Sep-08 11:07:09

exactly i agree with carmenere and there is about as much chance of mn stopping their most popular topic as there is of that show being pulled

not quite sure how it fits with mn philosophy tho but then quite a bit probably doesn't when you analyse

Dropdeadfred Thu 11-Sep-08 11:10:40

why not hide it???

AMumInScotland Thu 11-Sep-08 11:27:10

If we didn't have AIBU, the same people would be whinging and shouting all over the rest of MN instead. At least this way, I can hide them when I can't be bothered with them, and just look in to giggle at the zoo animals when it suits me. grin

mehgalegs Thu 11-Sep-08 11:29:04

Agree with AMIS - there will still be AIBU threads in chat etc and it will be harder to hide them if they are not all confined to one area.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Sep-08 11:38:23

But people, we only started a AIBU topic because of all the gazillions of threads that that popped up here, there and everywhere titled AIBU to... . In other words it's a monster of your own creation, not ours Gov.

And by grouping them together in one place at least you can hide them if you dislike them.

Blu's suggested a pop-up of a Pitchfork to act as a kind of health warning on the whole topic...

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Sep-08 11:41:07

Oops - see others have already made the "At least you can hide it" argument. Well said those people!

Cappuccino Thu 11-Sep-08 11:41:26

I did one yesterday, my first

turned out I was BU

I mean, me

Jennyusedtobepink Thu 11-Sep-08 11:47:17

Has anyone ever been told they were being reasonable by everyone?

Cappuccino Thu 11-Sep-08 11:49:49

yes

but that needs a topic of it's own

"Is my dh a complete bell-end?"

Jennyusedtobepink Thu 11-Sep-08 11:50:52

He may be a bell-end, but it's probably your fault somehow.

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 11:51:02

just because you hate something isn't really a good enough reason to get rid of it imo.

bundle Thu 11-Sep-08 11:51:14

capp what were you being unreasonable about?

Cappuccino Thu 11-Sep-08 11:52:29

making dd1 have sandwiches for school on Wednesdays

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 11:54:00

Well cappy, what did you expect?! <shakes head>

I mean, sandwitches, and on a wednesday?! shock

wink

compo Thu 11-Sep-08 11:56:40

lol at sandwitches

Blu Thu 11-Sep-08 12:02:29

"In other words it's a monster of your own creation, not ours Gov. "
Says MN's Mary Shelley! And let AIBU be a lesson for all would-be Frankensteins!

Hiding it doesn't fully address the issue, though, does it? As someone said the other day, it nurtures a condemnatory atmosphere which then permeates the rest of the board - where people perhapd look for a more considered, less adversarial perspective on their problems.

Could it be that OP's could lock the thread or flag up really clearly that they have agreed with the advice given? Poor PeppermintPatty was beleagured for DAYS after she had given her child a banana!!!! The pack gang thing is ugly to behold when it just goes on and on and on. Or all AIBU threads should self-destruct after two hours? they are meant to be quick vents, after all!

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