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

ToysRLuv Thu 25-Jul-13 19:27:02

Is it really that alternative and cynical to want real democracy and equality? It's so boring and dull.. rrright. Gotcha. Sorry!

Fillyjonk75 Thu 25-Jul-13 19:05:26

A lot of people talk about things I'm not interested in or hate. I just change the subject asap or walk away. People have different interests and views, it doesn't make you a superior person if you are anti-Royal. What has annoyed me is how angry some people have got about others celebrating the birth, "Why should we care about it...blah blah?" Getting angry rather suggests you do care.

I think very carefully about most issues and sometimes side with a majority view and sometimes a minority one. It doesn't make me a sheep to agree with the majority view on something.

Some people are so automatically cynical and pessimistic and constantly having to prove (to themselves mainly) that they are alternative, non-conformist etc. Which can actually be pretty dull and draining for others.

LadyBryan Thu 25-Jul-13 18:47:12

YANBU to not be interested.

YABU unreasonable to expect other people to not want to talk about what interests them.

I can only assume the "royalists are a nasty bunch" was a tongue in cheek comment and not a massive generalisation

WineNot Thu 25-Jul-13 18:40:57

grin olidusUrsus

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

That was at filee777

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

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

Was just talking relative volumes.

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.

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.

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

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

The republicans are rather lovely.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

No you can hide from active convos.

Go into customise and change your settings

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 17:46:32

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

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 17:44:11

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.

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