no i'm not. What happened to the moldies thread?

(469 Posts)
HullyEastergully Sun 11-Nov-12 20:48:04

eh?

gordyslovesheep Sun 11-Nov-12 20:49:13

the seagulls stole it

Kethryveris Sun 11-Nov-12 20:50:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Softlysoftly Sun 11-Nov-12 20:51:48

Yep evil them seagulls.

It started to get names flung about and linked to the farcical attack on Worra and her minion army so the axe fell.

HullyEastergully Sun 11-Nov-12 20:51:56

don't make me hurt you

ginhag Sun 11-Nov-12 20:52:01

I am finding MN utterly confusing at the moment. Stuff goes 'bang', things go 'pouf' and I NEVER ACTUALLY CATCH UP WITH WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON.

need to put more hours in

ginhag Sun 11-Nov-12 20:52:59

Worra has an army?? <awe>

HullyEastergully Sun 11-Nov-12 20:53:10

i have my hurty thing handy

MissAnnersley Sun 11-Nov-12 20:55:03

It was amazing. I got nothing done this morning.

MissAnnersley Sun 11-Nov-12 20:55:58

I kept thinking it would be deleted but it was there for ages.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:40

It was so unutterably deathly dull it wasn't allowed to stay.

Softlysoftly Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:55

Not joking akshewal foot soldiers with Laura Ashley uniforms.

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 20:58:40

I heard that Laurence Fishburne may have been involved?

I got bored waiting for it to be deleted

AnyFucker Sun 11-Nov-12 21:00:11

Mitmoo. Watch it gooooooooooooooooooooooo

oldbootface Sun 11-Nov-12 21:07:30

Cod reported it and MNHQ did her bidding.

HullyEastergully Sun 11-Nov-12 21:10:23

Ok. So none of you know.

Why not just say so?

There's no shame in ignorance, you know.

Softlysoftly Sun 11-Nov-12 21:11:54

Mine was true! <<hurt emoticon>>

HanSolo Sun 11-Nov-12 21:12:55

yeah- it had a lot to do with worra.

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 21:12:56

what, there was REALLY something sinister going on?

and there was me thinking it was Brian and Boffy on a wind-up

<boggles>

BIWI Sun 11-Nov-12 21:18:12

What do you want to know, Hully?

ginhag Sun 11-Nov-12 21:53:32

I believe I stated my ignorance quite clearly.

MrsWembley Sun 11-Nov-12 21:56:00

The Mouldies kept getting mentioned this morning and I had no idea then what it was about, let alone why it went pouf...

Hully, please tell?

CrunchyCowPat Sun 11-Nov-12 22:02:37

No idea, but I am gutted. Have been looking forward to discovering the truth about moldies all day only to log in and see that the thread has disappeared.

BIWI Sun 11-Nov-12 22:27:16

OK.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin:

A group of long-time MNetters decided that Things Had Changed on Mumsnet, and that the calibre of posts/posters wasn't as good as it had been, and that more recent posters were insufficiently clever/intellectual. So they started their own, breakaway forum.

It was to be kept secret.

Once they had set it up, they decided that they needed to invite other MNetters to join them. So they all volunteered names of their MN friends who might join.

But then, the decision was made that not everyone should be allowed to join. And so they started to 'vote' as to who was or wasn't allowed to join.

When those who were in charge decided that they didn't like the cut of the jib of someone who had been nominated, their 'application' was rejected. The criteria for rejection were many and varied - but also fairly subjective, i.e. whether or not those in charge 'knew' said applicant.

All this was happening at the time of the Christmas MN meet up. Lots of people went along, not knowing that Moldies already existed. Or that they had been turned down. People who thought that other MNetters they were drinking with were their friends, suddenly discovered that they had been rejected. Without ever knowing why.

Justine inadvertently gave the game away, by blogging about the existence of Moldies on a MNHQ blog. She also detailed just how affected she had been by the whole thing. The Moldies, in their complete and total certainty that they were doing something right, actually invited Justine to join them. They also couldn't see that there was anything wrong in them trying to recruit other MNetters to join their breakaway group.

It's very easy for the likes of scottishmummy to dismiss the whole thing as 'words on a screen', but it was hugely upsetting for lots of people. To know that you had been judged and rejected by your 'friends' is not a nice thing to happen.

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