Why can you use a different nickname for replies but not new threads?

(10 Posts)
Appletini Tue 29-Apr-14 08:04:39

Shouldn't it be the other way round? Doesn't the "use a different nickname" option encourage sock puppets? I'm very confused.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Apr-14 16:57:05

Hullo Appletini - can we double check you're seeing this option on the app, and not on the mobile site?

Appletini Tue 29-Apr-14 22:37:53

It's on the mobile site. I don't get it at all!

Options? Options? Que?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 11:24:59

Yes, this option is available on the mobile site because NCing on the mobile site is a faff. Not sure why it's not available for starting new threads - is likely to be an oversight rather than a deliberate decision I should think! We will check with the people developing our exciting new mobile site whether this option will be available for new thread-starters then.

Appletini Wed 30-Apr-14 13:12:26

Thanks for the reply. I tried to NC for a comment and it just said "you don't own this nickname" - so don't get how to make it work either?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 13:13:35

You can only change to nicknames that are already assigned to you (ie names you've already namechanged to in the past), I think?

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Apr-14 13:20:08

Oh my god I'd never even seen that button blush

Used to just grumble to myself thinking it was a faff to change names

God I'm a dingbat

Tidybeard Wed 30-Apr-14 13:22:01

Was going to ask this too

Appletini Thu 01-May-14 01:07:36

Oh I see! Thanks!

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