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waitforitfdear · 27/06/2017 18:51

Ok there's a thread by 3 different posters with user plus many numbers.

one is for fat shaming obese people. one is telling us all she's slimmer than her bride mate and going to dam well show her and everyone at her friends wedding how gorgeous she is and the other one found her dh in bed literally shagging her best mate.

Coukd you all change your names to something different as it's a tad confusing and disturbing. Smile

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MrsOverTheRoad · 28/06/2017 08:00

Who are you to ask that of people? Confused

I used to be a "user" because I couldn't remember my password. It's none of your business.

If you choose to share personal things on here...or chip in on other people's posts...on what is a very public site...then whether the other posters are User or SandyFromNextDoor makes no difference.

FinallyHere · 28/06/2017 08:27

'It's a tad ... disturbing'

This is baffling to me. I get that it is tedious and makes the thread more difficult to follow but disturbing


waitforitfdear · 28/06/2017 08:31

Yes disturbing because I don't want to mix them up as that's unfair. I am easily disturbed. Wink

I am only requesting MrsOver as other posters in the past have questioned the posts. There was a whole thread about the confusion.

Still it's clearly up to people what user name they choose just pointing out if loads of people do this it's very confusing.

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SheSaidHeSaid · 28/06/2017 08:32

Definitely not disturbing.

I just take note of the last 3 or 4 numbers and get on with it.

TheHodgeoftheHedge · 28/06/2017 08:34

Just take each thread on its own merits!

pandarific · 28/06/2017 08:39

I wish there could be a rule about it. It drives me mad, I recognise posters by username!

MrsOverTheRoad · 28/06/2017 08:41

Panda maybe some people don't want to be recognised though?

Having the option of a dull name is fair enough. Not everyone uses MN in the same way.

Take note of the last few numbers if you want to refer to someone. It's not hard.

MiddleClassProblem · 28/06/2017 08:43

Well I know some regular posters who like to have a user type name for nc so you don't remember it.

I'm too lazy too lazy to nc but I can see their point.

Littlefrogletx · 28/06/2017 08:47

Isnt it a site problem, as in new users cant change from the allocated userxxxxxxx name given when they sign up?
So yeah yabu

waitforitfdear · 28/06/2017 08:48

That's it pandarific me too.

mrsOver I can't remember 3 lots of different numbers. Far too thick.

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BigYellowJumper · 28/06/2017 08:49


I only joined a few weeks ago and I had no problem changing my name.

It makes threads really hard to follow.

PengiQuin · 28/06/2017 08:49

I hate these constant threads saying this so much more than I hate the issue. Can the user number complainer threads have their own topic so I can hide it?

Ev1lEdna · 28/06/2017 08:50

Just take each thread on its own merits!

Judging from at least 2 of the topics of the threads (according to the OP) the threads have very little merit. At least I know what to avoid.

MrsOverTheRoad · 28/06/2017 08:56

Wait You don't have to remember 3 lots of numbers!

When you're replying to someone, you just say User123

Surely you can remember 3 consecutive numbers? You can write so I wouldn't see why not.

waitforitfdear · 28/06/2017 08:56

littkefrog been here 10 years and you can name change in 20 seconds, literally.

pengi er just don't post on the thread then. Hmm

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MrsOverTheRoad · 28/06/2017 08:57

The difficulty occurs when new users miss the prompt to change their password as they're alocated a silly one upon joining...a series of numbers and letters I think.

Then they realise they can't sign in and out so some get stuck.

Others...meh...they're happy to be a "user"

Onhold · 28/06/2017 08:58

I just ignore the user people. They all blur into one.

YesMadamDeputySpeaker · 28/06/2017 08:59

I can see why you find it irritating (I do too, to a certain extent) but disturbing?

Automatically assuming that a thread started by a user##### isn't genuine is equally unhelpful.

waitforitfdear · 28/06/2017 08:59

mrs I suppose I will have to but it's added pressure while reading and posting Wink

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Onhold · 28/06/2017 09:00

Well tbf a lot of them are not genuine

waitforitfdear · 28/06/2017 09:03

No wasn't assuming the threads arnt genuine! Of course not.

As I said I am easily disturbed. I don't want to mix up the now slim wedding guest who doesn't want to upstage the bride with the poor woman who found her dh in bed with her bf.

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YesMadamDeputySpeaker · 28/06/2017 09:04

Is the fat shaming one the one about the husband claiming he was discriminated against because he is overweight?

HappyFlappy · 28/06/2017 09:10

Drives me crackers, too Dear.

And as you say, when there is more than one userloadsanumbers it's confusing - I also feel that they are hiding behind the anonymity provided by an indistinctive appellation (try saying that when you're drunk!) and it miffs me a bit.

hellomoon · 28/06/2017 09:10

Coukd you all change your names to something different as it's a tad confusing and disturbing

Disturbing? How so?

ohforfoxsake · 28/06/2017 09:17

I took a break from MN and came back to lots of User123455668. No idea who anyone is anymore.

Shame really, takes a lot away from MN. But then it has changed, remember when all this was fields etc etc.

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