To want to maim the next person who starts a conversation about the fucking royals?

(54 Posts)
filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 16:18:48

It's driving me up the wall

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:34:38

Yanbu.

But I've hidden all the gushy fawning threads.

My mnetting is a lot calmer.

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:35:30

My god, those royalists are a nasty bunch.

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:36:49

Just look at the answers from them on this thread.

It's certainly opened my eyes.

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:41:58

It's not that I don't (sort of) get the significance of the baby but its the threads about clothes and nannies and security and diet plans and the endless endless shite

Which are beginning to wear me thin...

Sorry if that massively offends anyone, royal lover or no.

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:44:11

Come on the republicans thread, we only get the occasional royalist coming on to call us terrorists and miserable fuckers.

Otherwise you are quite safe on there.

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:45:24

P.s I don't actually read any of those threads, the mere scrolling reality that they exist is enough, quite enough.

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:46:32

I've hidden at least 20 threads over the last few days.

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:48:44

I don't know how to 'hide' would it mean clicking on the thread? That would create a conundrum for me...

usualsuspect Thu 25-Jul-13 17:50:21

No you can hide from active convos.

Go into customise and change your settings

noddyholder Thu 25-Jul-13 17:50:32

Yes hide them! The fawning and endless wittering about them is nauseating

Viviennemary Thu 25-Jul-13 17:51:42

To be fair there aren't usually a lot of threads on royals on MN. So I don't expect it will last very long. Like the threads on the hot weather. Soon be gone!

No, just go to Customise, scroll down to "Other Options" and make sure that "Put 'hide' link on Active Conversations?" is set to "Yes", then click on "SAVE". Then when you see threads in Active Conversations there will also be a little "Hide" link to the right of each one -- click on that and the thread will be hidden from your view.

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:54:04

Thanks I'll pop into settings

It will be a massive relief if it all ends soon, so much fuss for really a very normal event, being a child being born.

Soon there will be First Official Portrait, then Christening, then First Press Photo Session, and then Prince George's First Christmas.

sue52 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:57:10

The republicans are rather lovely.

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:17:12

4 'anti' royal threads on the 'most recent' page on my last refresh.

No 'pro' threads.

Just sayin'

crown
wink

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:22:08

I haven't said anything about being more/less annoyed by 'pro' or 'anti' I find it all annoying.

kim147 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:25:32

Just maybe with all the crap, attacks, cuts and the general awfulness of this current economic situation, the adoration of the Royal Family kind of grates for some.

It's quite a controversial institution for some people but judging by the media, you wouldn't think so.

So we Republicans need to vent somewhere. MNs as good a place as any.

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:25:56

Didn't say you had... And I agree with you.

Was just talking relative volumes.

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:26:23

That was at filee777

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:28:24

That's my point Kim

I think this 'adoration' is being somewhat overstated.

Very few threads being started worshipping the Royals.

filee777 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:31:50

To be fair, its not just on here, there are plenty of awful poncy facebook 'shares' and status' about the royals. It just reminds me that they exist and I'm bored of it.

kim147 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:33:11

Apart from those where you have baby watch, name the baby, baby's born, baby's coming out of the hospital, they've named the baby, love the name and how dare people criticise the baby threads?

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:37:36

Funny isn't it... I've had about 5 friends comment on FB when the sex was announced and another 4 comment one the name and I think I have about 500 FB friends.... About a 1% run rate.

The media fair enough. They've gone crazy. But come on, that's the media FFS! It's what they do. But no one I know in RL 'adores' the Royal Family.

And the 'criticise the baby' thread wasn't exactly about him being Royal, was it? Some people took exception to a 'joke' about a baby.

olidusUrsus Thu 25-Jul-13 18:39:35

I'm actually starting to crave a wedding/parking/MIL thread.

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