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Hijacked threads

(66 Posts)
Christinefrance Mon 09-Oct-17 14:09:58

AIBU to be annoyed by certain posters putting their political views on threads that were not intended for that.

trisher Mon 09-Oct-17 19:06:54

It's a bloody forum wildswan16 if you want private conversations try using PMs

Anniebach Mon 09-Oct-17 19:16:09

Eleothan, have you adjusted your figures on your rather long list of political threads , the list where you included me as right wing, an untruth / cheating ?

Maggiemaybe Mon 09-Oct-17 19:19:50

I'm not annoyed in this case. The thread's an interesting one and has taken several twists and turns. It's not a support thread. It happened gradually, and I can't see that it's at all like someone cutting on on a private conversation.

trisher Mon 09-Oct-17 19:19:56

Hush! political discussion has been banned!

phoenix Mon 09-Oct-17 19:24:53

Hmm, I started a thread about fake hand holding on property programmes, someone posted on it about some sort of relationship problem confused which was not even remotely connected to the OP! smile I wasn't bothered, I think that it may have been a new member who just read the thread title and jumped in!

Although I don't know the thread referred to (must read and check) it, it would seem on the surface that to bring politics into a non political thread is a bit off.

durhamjen Mon 09-Oct-17 20:01:09

Looking forward to the hijacked hijacked threads thread.

phoenix Mon 09-Oct-17 20:18:38


trisher Mon 09-Oct-17 20:45:10

That would be a thread about a thread abut a thread! Tom woudn't be happy. (Do you suppose he's gone home yet and did he need a stiff drink?)

NanaandGrampy Mon 09-Oct-17 21:08:26

I wonder what Toms Gran is like if he has one ? We’re we a surprise ......or a shock :-) !

Christinefrance Mon 09-Oct-17 21:18:20

Probably a nightmare N & G

NanaandGrampy Mon 09-Oct-17 21:33:59


Charleygirl Mon 09-Oct-17 21:42:08

Will Tom be coming back to work tomorrow?

NanaandGrampy Mon 09-Oct-17 21:43:08

If I was Tom....... I’d have run for the hills smile

Charleygirl Mon 09-Oct-17 21:46:56

N&G I did ask earlier if he had a suitcase sitting beside his desk.

NanaandGrampy Mon 09-Oct-17 21:49:12

I’d be surprised if he sat down.......

durhamjen Mon 09-Oct-17 22:34:30

Grant Shapps is getting very annoyed about abuse from right wingers.

NanaandGrampy Tue 10-Oct-17 09:07:15

Now there's a question - would you like to work for GNHQ Charley ? smile

lemongrove Tue 10-Oct-17 09:20:21

Now, why are we assuming that Tom is young and has a Gran? He could be any age at all.?

Auntieflo Tue 10-Oct-17 09:28:31

I seem to have missed the arrival of Tom, so apologies if I am jumping in with both feet. Who He?? Or do we even know if he is a "he" . Thomasina ???

trisher Tue 10-Oct-17 09:47:38

We know nothing! Except he /she/? dipped in yesterday. Maybe we should have a Who's who at GNHQ. Or maybe they prefer to stay in the shadows background

harrigran Tue 10-Oct-17 10:20:44

Bet he is the work experience 16 year old who is sorting out the IT and he is working with his mum.
I see him as looking like Will from W1A.

FarNorth Tue 10-Oct-17 10:27:21

Anniebach, whatever are you talking about?

FarNorth Tue 10-Oct-17 10:28:46

We have no idea who operates GNHQ, and who might suddenly emerge from the shadows to chastise, ban, or just comment. Exciting, isn't it!

POGS Tue 10-Oct-17 11:13:51

Perhaps Tom is short for Tomasina!

"People with this name have a deep inner desire to lead, organize, supervise, and to achieve status, power and wealth.
They tend to be idealistic, highly immaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. " Hmm.

Or ofcourse it could be somebody called Tom.

Welcome Tom.

trisher Tue 10-Oct-17 11:20:44

If he's 16 goodness knows what sort of damage reading posts on GN will do to his development. He may need long term therapy