to ask what's soooo wrong with netmums?

(301 Posts)
sassy34264 Tue 10-Jul-12 16:13:33

noticed a lot of derogatory remarks about them.
what have they done?

whoisthefatherthen Tue 10-Jul-12 16:14:18


Tickers for a start.

I dont think we're allowed to swear on there!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck that wink

Ithinkitsjustme Tue 10-Jul-12 16:15:21

Ohhh, that's a ocan of worms that you don't want to open grin from what I can gather, their crime is simple, they prefer a different page!!! shock

katykuns Tue 10-Jul-12 16:17:19

If you swear on there, pretty sure its replaced with stars... kinda pathetic considering we are grown adults hmm

PenisVanLesbian Tue 10-Jul-12 16:17:49

Other than being a euphemism-ridden, pink and sparkly ticker festooned, non-swearing, over-moderated, hun'n'bubz filled pastel monstrosity with a baby names section that will have you sniggering till next tuesday?

Nothing at all.

sassy34264 Tue 10-Jul-12 16:19:21

i innocently asked on my post natal thread and was dared to ask!


usualsuspect Tue 10-Jul-12 16:20:21

Theres nothing wrong with netmums, it's just a different website.

from Betty (41) and DH (43) and DS (9)

I think thats what a ticker is.....

as I said that hmm

ooh, it wouldnt let me do the stars, lol

mysterygray Tue 10-Jul-12 16:21:22

Babycentre is similarly awful. Both places are over moderated, over-sparkly, ticker, hun and 'signature' infested.
Bubs and LOs instead of DC. Text talk as punctuation.


sassy34264 Tue 10-Jul-12 16:21:35

penisvanlesbian ok, that gives me a good idea why!

MyMelody Tue 10-Jul-12 16:21:39

If you've ever tried to look at the site it is completely nonsensical, lots of text speak and huge pictures everywhere and vom inducing mottos and suchlike at the end of every post, the sites a complete monstrosity!

Scheherezade Tue 10-Jul-12 16:22:24


CommanderShepard Tue 10-Jul-12 16:23:14

Your bubba <boak> your rules, hun xxxxx
Happy mum, happy baby/bubz/bubba, hun xxxx
<passive aggressive jibe followed by a smiley face> Hun

Need I say more?

KellyElly Tue 10-Jul-12 16:26:12

I go on both but I come on here more. The Serious Stuff forum in their coffee house is really good and was helpful to me in a particular situation.

CupsofTeaAndHandfulsOfCake Tue 10-Jul-12 16:28:47

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LentillyFart Tue 10-Jul-12 16:29:17

Hun. Hunnie. Several variations thereof. The use of 'ur' instead of 'your'. Lots of hideous textspeak. Glitter. Sparkly shit. Tickers - who honestly gives a half baked crumbly crap how long it is/was since your precious hub/bub/wub scratched their arse!
And you can't fucking swear. What is life without cursing? grin

SucksToBeMe Tue 10-Jul-12 16:29:47

NM seems a bit "Jeremy Kyle" MN is a bit more "kirstie Allsopp'


I said it before and got flamed but I like the tickers!


Hubby, babes, hun and text speak are not good though

germyrabbit Tue 10-Jul-12 16:30:57

nothing is wrong with it, in some ways it is superior to mumsnet

also over the last couple of years i am sure most news mnetters are ex netmums

MrsBovary Tue 10-Jul-12 16:31:10

"NM seems a bit "Jeremy Kyle" MN is a bit more "kirstie Allsopp'"

Yes, definitely. grin

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Dprince Tue 10-Jul-12 16:31:49

Its a lot heavy moderated and 'fluffy' over there.
Its doesn't let you swear. Although another popular parenting website replaces swearing with stars and then steals all the grammar from your post. I don't get why
A, swearing isn't allowed
B, a suitable punishment for swearing is losing your grammar rights.

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