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Voting on "am I being unreasonable" or other topics

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pdiddy · 20/02/2009 19:31

I'm a newbie but a lurker

I think it may be a good idea to have voting buttons on am I being unreasonable to give a quick talley on YABU/YANBU. What do you think?

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kslatts · 20/02/2009 19:40

Good idea.

diedandgonetodevon · 20/02/2009 19:41

oh yes, good idea!

Flamesparrow · 20/02/2009 19:42

But no-one wants an actual answer - they just want a forum so they can argue their view.

Very rarely does anyone look and say, oh, so I am unreasonable, ok....

MrsMattie · 20/02/2009 19:42

Ooh, yes. I would still rant for England, personally, but for the less premenstrual vociferous among us - good idea.

TrillianAstra · 20/02/2009 19:42

Does it take that long to type YANBU? It takes even less time to type YABU. Maybe time constraints are causing MNers to vote for YABU!

TrillianAstra · 20/02/2009 19:43

I like the idea that the OP of an AIBU could see a little bar chart of how many people thought they ABU, how many thought they ANBU, and how many were undecided.

HerBeatitudeLittleBella · 20/02/2009 19:43

fab idea

DumbledoresGirl · 20/02/2009 19:46


Mumsnet is not going to sink to the level of popular culture, pleeeeaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeee!

I was hoping this thread was an attempt to get the AIBU section removed.

southeastastra · 20/02/2009 19:48

of course i agree with dg

TrillianAstra · 20/02/2009 19:52

I just think some nearly all AIBU posters need a big red diagram saying '99% of people questioned think YABU'

southeastastra · 20/02/2009 19:54

think they should get rid of it (but you know that already)

MrsMattie · 20/02/2009 20:04

Remove AIBU?

Not really?

DumbledoresGirl · 20/02/2009 20:13

Yes definitely. If I could make one change to MN it would be to get rid of AIBU. It turns MN into a pantomime.

Tidey · 20/02/2009 20:18

AIBU is probably my favourite bit of MN. I'd be sad to see it go. Ever since my neighbour's girlfriend moved out I've been unable to hear screeching arguments, and AIBU makes up for it. Way better than soap operas.

southeastastra · 20/02/2009 20:20

maybe they should move it, a la 'for sale'

mn lite

MiTochondrialEve · 20/02/2009 20:21

I asked for this ages ago

DumbledoresGirl · 20/02/2009 20:23

SEA for sale got moved?

I thought all topics could be hidden by individuals if they want and for sale was no different?

I know I should just hide AIBU but in some ways it has taken over the role of the chat topic which I actually like best.

TrillianAstra · 20/02/2009 20:32

Oh no it isn;t!

southeastastra · 20/02/2009 20:33

no for sale was made into an 'opt in' only topic how did you miss that?

MrsMattie · 20/02/2009 20:34

I bloody heart AIBU.

I can't understand why people who don't like it just...urm...don't look at it?

DumbledoresGirl · 20/02/2009 20:38

Because it affect the tone of much of the rest of Talk.

southeastastra · 20/02/2009 20:43

i guess i know in real life if i am being unreasonable, don't need a bunch of strangers to confirm this.

would like some support in my decisions rather than people telling me iabu.

and have seem some interesting topics which would be great topics in other areas and really support mums, rather than shoot them down.

MiTochondrialEve · 20/02/2009 21:23

It brings out the worst in me. Not sure it should be encouraged. In me.

MiTochondrialEve · 20/02/2009 21:24


MN brings the worst out in me.

I am not nearly such a giant twat that I am on here.

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