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If you dont think you can help on a thread, can I suggest you dont post on it??

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beetroot Mon 09-May-05 16:41:12

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MarsLady Mon 09-May-05 16:45:59

what about me beety? Sometimes I can't help but just want the person to know that someone is sympathising. Am I wrong?

dinosaur Mon 09-May-05 16:46:14

Ooh you've made me really paranoid now Beety, am anxiously re-reading my posts!

dinosaur Mon 09-May-05 16:46:40

marslady that doesn't count as nasty/silly/bitchy!

hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:47:37

If that was always followed, JudgeFlounce would still be here.

MarsLady Mon 09-May-05 16:47:52

I know, but maybe it does to someone [paranoia emoticon].

Louise1980 Mon 09-May-05 16:49:47

So are sympathy posts ok then?

littlemissbossy Mon 09-May-05 16:50:03

are you allowed to post if you're bossy

Louise1980 Mon 09-May-05 16:50:46

What about if you just tell teh person you are there just so they feel they have some support?

I hate it when I start a thread and no1 posts on it.

expatinscotland Mon 09-May-05 16:52:10

I think members should be free to post on what they want, just as they can chose to ignore threads. What is 'helpful' is subjective.

hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:52:49

Sympathy can be helpful.

KBear Mon 09-May-05 16:53:49

I agree, no need to be nasty or spiteful, that's not the point of Mumsnet and none of us would like it done to us. However, you have to laugh... or else you cry.

Blu Mon 09-May-05 16:54:19

yes, but Beety said 'nasty/silly/bitchy', not 'helpful' or 'sympathetic'

KBear Mon 09-May-05 16:54:38

And I don't think sympathy is a bad thing either.

hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:55:02

The thread title does suggest that only helpful comments should be posted.

hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:55:13


hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:55:20

So, not like that, then.

Blu Mon 09-May-05 16:55:41

gggglimpopo Mon 09-May-05 16:56:02

She's talking about me. i withdraw all offers of shopping holiday in France. Cow.

hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:56:31

Big wee wee.

Sponge Mon 09-May-05 16:56:45

Nasty and bitchy I agree with but silly can soemtimes be OK can't it? Especially if the thread is quite lighthearted to start with. Nothing wrong with having a bit of a laugh.

beetroot Mon 09-May-05 16:57:00

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hunkermunker Mon 09-May-05 16:57:21

Bloody hope so, Sponge!


CatFootballAirgun Mon 09-May-05 16:57:54

So no mention of these words allowed then either


dinosaur Mon 09-May-05 16:58:14

Well, Beety, all I can say is that I hope that you'll be on hand to remind Coddy of this next time she beats up some hapless newbie for daring to ask about baby pasta

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