Talk:SWMBO

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Propose Delete

This is covered in the glossary

--19:48, 14 May 2007 (BST)

It is. Is there likely to be more content added here in future? I suspect it might become a collection point for witty comments over time, and maybe a few tips for getting your own way. :) I can already think of one. Its also quite a significant issue for DIY

It absolutely presupposes that the DIYer is of a gender (or sexual orientation) such that their significant other is female, and as such seems to me to be straying dangerously towards the territory of 'humour' about "Paddies", "Pakis" and "Pikies". I'm sure there's a place for the sociology of DIY (e.g. [1]) and possibly for humour (though tastes vary and what some people no doubt find uproariously funny others may find Pooterish) but I'd be sorry for visitors (of any gender and/or orientation) to this wiki to get the impression that it's just for pale stale males.
FWIW I don't have the same issue with people using the term in personal posts to the ng (I do it myself) where any offence reflects on the poster rather than - in this case - the wiki as a whole. --John Stumbles 22:10, 15 May 2007 (BST)


OTOH it is a serious issue, one with much bearing on DIY activities. Perhaps it can be addressed with sense, or if not then edited later to avoid such problems. NT 22:27, 15 May 2007 (BST)

I'm sure there are very many different issues about it affecting different people and different approaches to the problems that may occur, whether they're
  • what colour, style, etc to do a job in
  • whether to DIY or get it done (e.g. issues of who trusts who's competence)
  • disruption of family/relationship time and living space
  • jobs in progress/time taken/never finished
Maybe the ng's the place for a discussion about it first? I certainly don't have the competence to advise others on how to deal with such issues and I'd want some convincing that anyone else has the competence to advise me on them. However links to relevant discussions would be useful.
But not under the SWMBO title, please! Not sure what would be good: something about planning or projects or project management or something, maybe? --John Stumbles 23:12, 15 May 2007 (BST)
Lets discuss it in uk.d-i-y, we can get more input and get into it more there. NT 16:58, 16 May 2007 (BST)


I'm for giving it some time. NT 20:17, 14 May 2007 (BST)

Do you remember the ng thread where I explained how to explain to swmbo that buying tools was actually in her interest? I didnt find it. would be good for this article methinks. NT 23:08, 14 May 2007 (BST)