HQ, you are lovely but do you have to do the 'cough' thing?

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sad See, now I feel left out I've never been the recipent of the de Niro eyes.

(And thanks, tee. I keep looking out for the birth announcement.)

Last I heard she was trying to cook them another week. That was just about a week ago.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-13 22:03:17

LRDtheFeministDragon

HQ did that?!

Why the buggery fuck did you stop that?! It's awesome. grin

I did know about Olivia's twins. Do we have insider info on how she is doing?

Different threads require a different 'ahem', 'cough', 'peace and love' or whatever.

Start a thread and ask her. Olivia has eyes and ears everywhere so she'll stop by.

HQ did that?!

Why the buggery fuck did you stop that?! It's awesome. grin

I did know about Olivia's twins. Do we have insider info on how she is doing?

Olivia started 'ahem' as a way to say 'I'm watching you know!'

I do agree it's a bit weird on a supposedly unmoderated board.

Olivia is off having twins at the moment. She'll be back. Eventually.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-13 21:54:52

It depends when it's appropriate. wink

SinisterSal Fri 06-Dec-13 21:52:05

It's like when someone at HQ used to link a picture of Robert de Niro doing that I'm Watching You face in Meet the Parents

grin

Thank you julie, and thank you for clarifying.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-13 21:47:12

LRDtheFeministDragon

Yeeeeeessss ... except I reckon on average we are over the age where we need to know that.

And if you were a newbie who innocently assumed MNHQ didn't moderate, I'm not sure a cough would tell you.

Oh, ok, it's just me being a grumpy sod, I get it. blush

You're not a grumpy sod, not at all. There's nothing wrong with feedback if it helps. wine?

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-13 21:45:05

LRDtheFeministDragon

<passes the strepsils>

But does it count as a warning?

Oh, thank you.

No, not a warning at all, sometimes it's can be a friendly 'hello' which can sometimes help a thread stay on track or help folk to remember the talk guidelines, as Hassled says. We apologise if we've hinted that anyone is dodgy, that was never and will never be our intention.

usualsuspect Fri 06-Dec-13 21:44:50

I agree LRD. I'm never sure what they are coughing at.

Yeeeeeessss ... except I reckon on average we are over the age where we need to know that.

And if you were a newbie who innocently assumed MNHQ didn't moderate, I'm not sure a cough would tell you.

Oh, ok, it's just me being a grumpy sod, I get it. blush

Hassled Fri 06-Dec-13 21:38:52

The cough is code for "we can still see you, you know". My kids all went through a stage of thinking because they couldn't see me then I couldn't see them - it's that.

But I assume it's aimed collectively. It's a general "watch yourselves, folks" cough. I think.

<passes the strepsils>

But does it count as a warning?

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-13 21:26:09

Point taken. Sometimes it's nice for folk to know we're around and we're keeping an eye on things so it's a little like an 'ahem' or our 'peace and love', or in my case I do actually have a cough. blush

I know I am not terribly quick on the uptake, but I can't be the only person who finds it really confusing?

When you just post 'cough' do you mean the OP is dodgy, that someone is getting cross, that you think both sides should play nice - what?! And does it count as a warning if someone 'ignores' a cough (because they have no earthly idea what it's about and don't realize it's aimed at them?).

I can see it must sometimes feel to you as if it's completely obvious who is out of order but if it were that obvious to everyone posting you'd have no job to do!

I really don't mean this in a nasty way and hope you won't take it as such.

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