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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 09:16

So historically this has always been a bad thing, Right?

AIBU to believe that I am not imaging the fact that it feels like this has been happening?

or have we just got goady fuckers playing bingo?

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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 20:52

This picture should help. You need to put * around what you want bold. Most people get fairly well flamed when they first joined it is an unwritten initiation. sometimes it helps to name change afterwards but otherwise it can be brazen out.

invasion of the huns.
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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 20:53

Although you should fit in fine, you seem to have the sarcastic response part down already Grin

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Ohwhatfuckeryisthis · 03/09/2015 21:02

The odd one might sneak through to aibu...
Grief, that would take a fanjo of steel.

Notimefortossers · 03/09/2015 21:02

Thanks! That's been really pissing me off.

I did seem to be more generally accepted when I demonstrated that I took being told IWBU on the chin and accepted the views of other. Even if my original post came across a bit judgey.

I dunno about this initiation thing though. What if someone comes on looking for genuine support and doesn't have the strength of character to take it?

CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 21:06

Depends on the topic you post, some with get more support than others. AIBU is not the place if you need the most support, chat can be but is generally more light harder, specific topics can be far more supportive, but it also varies hugely with who happens to be around and how the op is written. We have suggested to HQ that a short intro video to the site might be useful to help highlight this but they have been a bit busy recently.

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mummytime · 03/09/2015 21:10

AIBU is a very dangerous place, and not the best place for someone to do their first post.
But if someone is really looking for help then they are most likely to post in Relationships Behaviour or the various pregnancy/SN etc. areas.

And when someone with a real issue has posted in AIBU, usually they are offered help (and advised to get their thread moved somewhere gentler). Actually it is quite heartwarming when MN comes out in force to tell someone its not at all unreasonable to be upset because X did Y (where X is usually DH or MIL, and Y is obviously totally unreasonable ).

BumWad · 03/09/2015 21:14

Stop being a dick op. Hmm

(Is that better?)

usual · 03/09/2015 21:19

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msgrinch · 03/09/2015 21:20

It makes my skin crawl, you can be supportive without using "hun, babe or xx xx xx ". As for "hubby, bub, tinies or babby" just piss off.

I'm ridiculously poor but had an amazing education posh private school crap so I don't think wealth or education comes into it.

Bambambini · 03/09/2015 21:20

Jesus Can'tsee - who made you Mumsnet posting police? I've never put anything in here in bold and I can't be arsed starting now.

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Feckingfeckfeck · 03/09/2015 21:26

I'm an ex nethun.
I like it here because I don't get suspended for calling someone a bellend.


Notimefortossers · 03/09/2015 21:27

As a newbie I also didn't get the topical thing either though. And AIBU is the first one that comes up. That video thing is a good idea.

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NullaBore · 03/09/2015 21:50

bolding gets your attention see

Whereas "this does fuck all"

Very simple really Hmm

and who wants to be fucking posh anyway usual

NullaBore · 03/09/2015 21:53

Better add light hearted ^ before l get my arse handed to me by usual Grin

CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 21:56

Offs Bambambini it was not sodding me who brought up the bold. What i was trying to bring up was the fact in the last week I have counted over 100 threads which seem be following a very similar formula and basically looked to be a game of mn bingo.

The mn vs nm is a very long standing joke, mostly tongue in cheek and most posters know that there is place for both whilst knowing that some prefer to use both even if they prefer mn. I was hoping to discuss the similar thread without a point the finger troll calling thread which has happened recently and got deleted

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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 22:11

not just on mn, gn seems to have been affected too. It does make late night meandering through the boards depressing and tedious. But I can't make up my mind if it was getting worse before the shut down or only afterwards. Or if it is just a coincidence. Hmm

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SaucyJack · 03/09/2015 22:12

Bolding doesn't get your attention if you use the MN app because it doesn't show up on there

Not handing you your arse. Just trying to explain a very simple technical difficulty which you have yet been seemingly unable to grasp.

SanityClause · 03/09/2015 22:18

i don't really have any view about this, I just fancy posting, so I can finish with a random expletive.


CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 22:31


i understood a long time ago the app was basic in formatting, i hate mobile format so stick to desktop. However, hopefully you will gain the bold function with the new app.

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