AIBU to think MN not what I thought it would be

(274 Posts)
sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 22:16:45

After years of hearing about how influential and "middle class" MN is. I am I being unreasonable to think that I have found it (over past few months - so can't judge beyond this) a bit "meh2! A lot of the postings appear to be attention-seeking, middle-of-the-road and basically dull. Am I missing something?

missymoomoomee Mon 12-Nov-12 22:17:42

Like your post you mean.....

You're obviously not 'in'!

Hth grin

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:18:52


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:54


LynetteScavo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:55

Most of the newbis are dull, attention seekers, IMO.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:08

Are we really middle class and influential? Gosh!

Have a biscuit

What were you hoping for sid?

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:50

I am I being unreasonable to think

Oh good: you've already decided. That'll save a bit of time. grin

It's influential as great ideas/opinions can be shared across a varied and large demographic of women who can mostly think for themselves.

As for 'middle class'. Meh. Nobody even knows what middle class is this days anyway so it's a rubbish label.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:03

What do you mean?

I am the Prime Minister

MrsWembley Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:12



BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:27

But I am influential
Aren't I sparkling and knickers?


mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:32

You said gosh. That's middle class innit?

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:46

You werent on fridays thread, that was a lark. Bonkey on a stick! Seriously though OP you get a broad spectrum here, if you aren't reading stuff you find "interesting" perhaps pop to a library? MN is for support as well as shared interest and your post is kinda offensive!

AlbertoFrog Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:53


Have you tried anything apart from AIBU?

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:55




Devora Mon 12-Nov-12 22:22:03

Ah, you should have been here a few years back, OP. Fecking geniuses we were, back then. It was Greek classics at lunchtime, maths theory by tea, and world affairs before bed.

Then all these new bints starting joining in. Ruined the gaff.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:23:33

If you aren't gripped by the myriad of awkward situations strangers find themselves in, then it's not for you, no. I for one live a vicarious life, and thus it is a superb stomping ground.

Devora... off to the moldies thread with you!

<spanks with a spaniel>

BooyhooRemembering Mon 12-Nov-12 22:24:46

poobys are meh?

sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 22:24:54

No I don't think you are middle class and influential. What I meant to say, is this is how mumsnet was portrayed in the media - but reading peopel's stories/concerns/worries - the reality is different. This post was not intended to upset anyone, but I guess some of you are the same folks who slag off "school cliques" but bully in the cyber world when someone is asking a reasonable question?

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:25:03

I've barely looked at the other sections!

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:25:48

Gets bingo dabber

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:26:13

Got it in one.

Shock Horror! Something isn't like what the media says it is!!!!

MrsWembley Mon 12-Nov-12 22:27:09

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StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:27:40

So because ive said you are being slightly offensive by finding MN boring and choosing to start a thread about it, i am a cyber bully? Well shag me sideways with a stick, how have I not noticed. Clearly im not middle classed enough. Back t'ot mines with me.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:27:45

What is it you want? Do you want tales of whether to buy that 3 bedroomed holiday home, whether to put twigs in vases or not? Whether or not toast should be done only on one side?

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:28:25

Is this a you are all bullies thread?

We haven't had one for, ooooh at least a week.

Tulisalover- YES, NO, GOD NO BOTH SIDES.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:28:51

Did you want it to be middle class and influential then, and are disappointed?

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:25

Genuinely interested in a concrete example of what the problems you thought you would find are - that would help us understand immeasurably.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:36

Ohh usual your bollocks are back grin

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:43

Not sure what you mean, are there too many common people on here?

Shall we have them removed?

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:46

Oh no, not me. I am lovely to everyone in "cyber world" but I'm a bastard in the school yard.

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:48

There are some right common people on MN like me

MrsWembley Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:13

I am middle-class and influential, in my spare time...

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:31

Is "meh2" some sort of code?

OwedToAutumn Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:46

It's all right, OP. You don't have to like MN. Lots of people don't. Liz Jones, Samantha Brick, Matthew Wright.......

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:46

Ohhh ive just clicked...
Are you
A. A daily fail reporter unhappy with the slimness of article fodder pickings?
B. liz jones narked with same?

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:48

Yes, I've never quite understood why Sting likes it done only on one side. Superb lyric though.

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:03

They are back,Strawberries, I'm not in disguise anymore.

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:03

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:32

Well I'M terribly middle class and influential! So there! I think MN is bloody marvellous! If you don't like it here.....

missymoomoomee Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:39

Whats your reasonable question? Why are we all shit and boring?
What answer did you want?

Oh we were all waiting for you to come and liven things up. Thank you for finally arriving and making MN a wonderful place to be.... hmm

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:39

Meh2. Whateves 242. Over it99

OwedToAutumn Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:42

Well, MrsWembly, I am middle class and influential for a living!

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:49

That was my intentional no obsolete due to this comment!

AlbertoFrog Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:49

Apart from the occasional wander I actually haven't strayed far from AIBU either as don't have much time on my hands but if I do need advice or support I know that MNetters will be there to provide it.

For entertainment value though AIBU is where it's at grin

MrsWembley Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:53

I am also too tired for this.

See you all in the middle of the night when the DCs wake me up by coughing/crying/climbing into bed with us.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 12-Nov-12 22:31:56

I think that's the least of Sting's problems.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:32:03

Oh usual twas a cunning disguise! Although bollocks are best, they show our MN level grin

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:32:27

Lesbeadiva The blank posts are on the other thread.

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 22:33:17

OK tell us what you want to talk about OP and we will do it.

How you can say its boring though is beyond me. Why just on this one thread we have a poster with side bollocks and one that lives in a vagina.

How marvellous is that? Its like a Genitals Circus or summat.

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:33:17

Well aware thanks imperial smile

Devora Mon 12-Nov-12 22:33:18

I'm not a bully, I'm lovely. I've been on MN for the best part of a decade, and the only person I'm ever mean to is John Hemming.

I do shout at my kids, though.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:33:44

I cant do blanks sadbut 'livia wont tell me off that way brown nose i am grin

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:34:08

Amazeballs 5 1/2

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:34:36

Scores a bit high worra grin

sparkle12mar08 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:34:53

Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out then, OP...

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:35:17

xposts every time - I'm not a slow typist but honest this one's moving too quick for me to keep up! I wonder if OP will dare return...

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:18

I think it's a moldie.

Coming for revenge


WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:26

It's a slow night Les grin

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:46

worra I gotta ask, who do you get broadband from? I need a good signal and if you are posting from a fanjo yours has gotta be tip top! grin

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:47

Imperial - I can guarantee the OP will do one of two things. Either:

1) Never return.
2) Come back and dig an even bigger hole for him/herself.

Whatnowffs Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:08

Hang on, hang on, hang on - just because the OP said that "you are not middle class, like wot i thought you would be" everyone has taken the huff! She could of course have meant, "well, i was a bit dubious about joining MN, it has a reputation of being a bit middle class and frankly, i was a bit scared" "I have joined and now realise that you are all just, well, like me, normal. You sometimes post about utter twaddle, just for the sake of a chin-wag, its not so scary after all"

Just saying like smile

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:31

It's boring when the OP doesn't come back for us to poke a bit more.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:32

Strawberries I use the arsehole's next door grin

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:55

Tulisa or option 3 - namechange?

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:03

Aah worra it is indeed slow. I did a blank post ffs...that is a slow night. I should have better things to dogrin

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:20

Whatnow that is a very very generous way of reading the post. Come on, you are arse licking Santa aren't you?

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:23

Then s/he will be gaining a sharp lesson in the importance of wording wont s/he?! grin

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:36

Arf Worra.

You starting to smell yet?

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:38

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ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:50

3) Or namechange to agree that MN is mean and nasty...

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:54

Whatnoffs the OP was quite categorical in stating her disappointment at how boring it is here.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:57

Worra gringrin

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:12

Ohhh yes I lovesooty - the classic switcheroonie.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:21

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:28

Ah. Imperial beat me to it.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:45

Tweasels I'm starting to expand

If Fanjo's Aunt Flo turns up, I'm off!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:12

is "meh" good or bad?

This is the crux of it

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:12

Still gave you the credit though! Apologies imperial :-)

ChippingInLovesAutumn Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:15

A brain cell?

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:27

She said we were dull and meh2.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:56

Mind you, she's not done bad - 85 posts and counting. Better than my first serious thread tonight which is languishing at 4 posts.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:42:58

Jamie 'Meh' is a verbal biscuit

Meh2 is probably a twix

Lesbeadiva Mon 12-Nov-12 22:43:28

Most of my threads get no replies!! I namechange to often I think...I have no username credibility....or very dull threads. Meh

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 22:43:52

Well, you'll certainly make quite an exit Worra. You can quite literally surf the crimson tide out of there.

Don't forget to deposit this wine as you leave.

It's the least you can do. SP has been awfully hospitable.

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:11

I want a Twix now.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:23

I belive new posters should take a few weeks to get to know the site first without starting threads like this.

MN have helped alot of people, my recent was just me saying well done to a poster for having a smear <wishes i was that brave> the power of the posters who don't know me or have met me could have saved my life by encouraging me to go.

this OP has came on and imo has done an inflammatory post

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:18

Well, I'm very important. And interesting. And influential. But not middle-class, I don't think.

I'm not quite sure what you would like it to be, but I'm sure we can all change to suit you if you like [helpful]

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:36

Ahh the communal MN mooncup wine

sooty will a Twirl do?

<< Spins round >>

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:47

Oooo Twix..... want want want!

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:01

Tulisalover - to be fair 3 of the posts on your thread were posted by you grin.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:42

Twix is far from dull though. You can eat them upside down and they taste completely different.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:56

Totally agree McChristmasPants. Although I'm not planning to put on MY Christmas name until December <judgeypantsgrin>

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:48:08

Twirls aren't the same. sad

MorrisZapp Mon 12-Nov-12 22:48:29

That is the most clumsily worded thread title of all time.

These things do matter.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 22:48:38

op, you asked your question wrongly, so you got a bunch of answers to match. That would be your fault, not ours.
You are also coming across as rude? Was that your intention?
You also posted in AIBU, which, if you have indeed been around for a while, you will know that it can get a bit heated on here.
tbh, not sure, but I think that is your intention.

I suggest you carefully reword what it is you would like to politely say, if you want genuine responses.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:48:40

<wanders off to look at Tulisa's thread>

MamaMumra Mon 12-Nov-12 22:48:52

OP perhaps this forum may be more your cup of flat white decaf?

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:49:13

Indeed - it's a far cry from my epic 429 poster the other day, or even the 190 ish cleavage one.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:49:32

You could have told me that before I twirled round

I think I drilled myself into the ground sad

sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 22:49:52

I'm back but not sure if I'll get a fair hearing. I'm sorry if I posted in AIBU when I should have posted elsewhere. My question was a "this is what I thought MN was like" NOT ""this is what I want MN to be about". For those who have asked yes, I have posted elsewhere (only three posts in total - this is my third). First about cats, second about teenagers and then this one. I am not trawling MN looking for a reaction - just couldn't find where else to ask this question. Sorry if I have offended anyone. I do think MN is portrayed in media as being Mc and all about "yummy mummies" - this does not mean that I agree with this perception or the fact that people's lives are many-layered. I am well aware of different perspectives/lives/experiences - I am not sheltered -nor am I wanting MN to be anything other than it is, my question was perhaps best answered by ner members who may not be so F*****g protective abou what was,in my opinion, a reasonable question. And yes, I think those who leap down someone throat and slag someone off, without giving them a chace, are bullies - so there you go.

IvorHughJanusAndABulgingSack Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:02

Yy, I am a middle class cyber bully.
<<hoiks boden-clad bosom>>
<<tweets David Cameron to tell him he's a twit>>

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:26

Worra grin

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:56

Just give us an example of what you were expecting OP and we'll all be able to understand much better.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:52:52

MN ImperialStateKnickers is picking on mmmmeeeeeee <stamps feet>

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:53:05


some get protective. Some just want a bit of silliness.

MN is very diverse, so it irritates a bit when people make assumptions

MamaMumra Mon 12-Nov-12 22:53:27

So you aren't all middle class yummy mummies? Great! Thats me done then! <storms out>

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:55:34

You can say 'fucking' on MN.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 22:55:40

Bit better post op, till you got near the end of it.
You did do a 2nd post which wasnt much better than the first.
This 3rd one is a bit better again.
You are getting there, but really need to ditch the anger.
And, if you do intend to stay around, you may want to namechange, but that is up to you.
And yes, some posters may want to lay into you a bit because of your previous postings on here.

fwiw, you do have a point in what you are saying about how the media portrays MN.
Like another poster has said, the media do get it a bit wrong sometimes!!!

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 22:56:11

Just for a second supposing you are being serious: There is loads of support for pet owners on the relevant boards.

There is masses of support on teenagers - true non-judgemental support for people who are having a horendous time and are at the end of their tethers.

The same applies to relationships, parenting, SN, mental health, loads of places.

However, in chat and particularly in aibu there are many people posting who like the sound of their own cyber-voices. Who have agendas to push and battles to fight. Some are of course attention seeking. Some are more serious.

To dismiss them all with "meh ... attention-seeking, middle-of-the-road and basically dull" shows that either you are interested in very little, or that you are reading the wrong bits of mumsnet.

Either way, you have shown yourself to be a bit shallow, dismissing a whole site without having the sense to see what it is really about.

<hops off soap-box>

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 12-Nov-12 22:58:00

I'm not middle class.
I'm not even working class.
I am underclass.
But I take it up the arse.

So you see, I'm only here for the bumsex threads. Sorry to disappoint OP.

Hassled Mon 12-Nov-12 22:58:36

I do agree that the media representation of MN (we're apparently all articulate, well educated, politically-aware early-adopters) is bollocks. The reality is that MN has a huge range of people with massively different views and experiences - that's what makes it interesting. Stick around - you'll get sucked in. The fact it isn't what you thought it would be isn't necessarily a bad thing.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 22:58:42

Also, fwiw, some posters have very hard lives, and like to let off a bit of steam.
There are numerous topics on MN, so you might be best to avoid some of them in the future. Some posters only stick to certain topics.
I can name some of the "less rough" ones if you want. Though actually, there are other posters who would know them better than me.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:58:45

What does " F*****g" mean?





OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:05

evening all
Hope we are all having a lovely Monday

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:25

Well, OP, if you hadn't made your opening remarks so provocative and rude, then you might have got a better thread as a result.

MN isn't like the media loves to portray it. There are people from all walks of life here. We aren't 'yummy mummies'. Demographically, the site is biased towards better-educated women.

If you're finding it 'meh' then can I, politely, suggest that you're reading the wrong threads?

Have you read about the Christmas appeal? Have you read about the work that the wonderful Woolly Hugs crew do for bereaved families, and families of premature babies?

Just a couple of examples.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:42

Wonderful Olivia -thanks for asking. Hope you are too.

Doingakatereddy Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:55

God, I love MN - there is nowhere else in my life I can use the word cunt & no one bats an eye. Truly liberating.

MamaMumra Mon 12-Nov-12 23:00:09

Ooh, who isn't rough?

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:00:15

Sorry OP but that's bulllllllll shit.

You said posts were attention seeking, dull and also accused everyone of being cyber bullies.

So you can slag people off but others can't?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:01:02

No-one who has been on Baby Names could think it was dull.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:01:15

Heyyyyyyy Olivia, my favourite mumsnethqer.

Will you confirm my theory that you were avidly reading the threads at the weekend and they only got deleted when Catherine came into work on Sunday?

Please, it would make my day smile.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:10

Hey Worra' where are your crew?

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:21

Apparently there are 2 million of us on here ,though I always find that figure hard to accept.
To call a lot of the 2 million women postings "attention seeking, middle-of-the-road and basically dull" is a bit of a sweeping statement, and maybe not your finest hour.

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:03:03

F*****g = fanking - wanking ones fanny. It's wot the middle classes do.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 23:03:12

Hi Sid

I think I know what you mean about how we're portrayed in the media. As you've already seen, we're a far broader church than the yummy mummys. In fact I don't think I regularly interact with any YMs on here!

I've been on here for a couple of years now and didn't dare comment, let alone post in AIBU for the first six months. MNHQ have got this disclaimer thing at the top, but I sometimes wonder if new members shouldn't get a welcome pack email with advice, like 'AIBU is the true home of the Nest Of Vipers'.

Chat gets about the same amount of traffic, but is less likely to attract vitriol.

Once you're used to the place, AIBU can be the source of more PMSL moments than anywhere else.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:03:33

<Waves to Olivia>
Never done that before!

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Mon 12-Nov-12 23:04:43

Have you posted to inform us that something in life is not like wot the Daily Mail said it would be...?

Wow, you're going to be busy! grin

Doingakatereddy Mon 12-Nov-12 23:04:57

I suspect Worra would be more likely to have a 'Firm' rather than a 'crew'. But, I digress & appear to be one of the MN 'Royalty' girl crush members.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:05:06

Only two million? Meh2 - I thought I had finally found a forum deserving off my ramblings. <flounces off to netmums>

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:06:01

Oh God whenever Olivia pops up, it reminds me of being caught chatting to my sister in bed on a school night.

My Mum would open the door and say something similar but with a death stare grin

<< Hides head under covers >>

RubyrooUK Mon 12-Nov-12 23:06:05

Alright OP, I've got a reasonable response to you.

Mumsnet is like the internet itself - there are bits where you get nothing but incredible support from strangers (miscarriage/bereavement) who understand your feelings; there are bits where it is more like a group of friends in the pub discussing whether your boyfriend is a tosser or not (relationships); and there are bits like AIBU, where people bring along their strongest opinions.

So depending on what you feel like - support, a laugh, advice - you can choose what Mumsnet is like for you at any one time.

The reason it is seen as middle class/influential is because Mumsnet campaigns often reach the national press. In fact Mumsnet threads regularly become stories in the Daily Mail. Wait three days after a hot thread and there it is! So the topics discussed on here are acknowledged as making a larger impact than simply in the forum itself.

Um, I'm a bit tired now so I've run out of steam.....blush

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:06:30

hi Olivia

SomersetONeil Mon 12-Nov-12 23:07:00

You haven't asked a 'reasonable question' though, have you? confused

You've waded into a group of people who are all new to you and described them as:

- meh
- attention-seeking
- middle-of-the-road
- basically dull

Would you walk up to a group of people you didn't know at the school gate or in the pub and say that to them, and not expect some sort of a reaction?

Basically, do you not have any social nous?!

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:07:20

I'm crewless and feeling naked

<< Overshares >>

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:07:22

I was informed that Worra had a crew/army.

Although a firm sounds much better, well ard

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:07:46

Tsk, she doesn't have a crew.

She has a krew.

ffs, get your terminology right hmm

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:08:13

I've got your back Worra, as long as you put some knickers on.

RubyrooUK Mon 12-Nov-12 23:08:14

Oh I see that while I was posting my reasonable response, others did it better first. Oops.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:08:23

Can I join your crew/army?
I'd hate for you to feel lonely

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:08:31

Worra has a yacht!!!! shock

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:09:11

She is a lawyer!!!?

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 23:09:36

Worra did you ever see any of the Thread That Must Not Be Mentioned? 'Cos some of it was vair vair funny.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:09:42

Do you all promise to dress like Elves? grin

Please say yes

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:09:59

That's the problem with reasoned response Ruby - it takes too fecking long to type grin.

Much better to post [meh] and be done with it.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:10:11

Oops sorry Mary I meant Krew obvs

Hang head in shame

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:10:16

worra is amazenballs

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:10:28


cru , shurely?

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:10:49

I posted on it Imperial grin

MNHQ took so long to delete it, I thought it was destined for classics at one point...

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 23:11:23

Worra & the fighting elf krew.

Are we allowed in November? Maryz is watching. grin

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 23:12:03

It was a self fulfilling prophecy.

It birthed your krew!

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:12:05

I'll dress like an elf as long as I can join the KREW

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:02

ffs it kr3w

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:21

Meh3 krew

Shodan Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:21

Am I the only one who is now imagining Olivia doing that knee-bendy thing much beloved of comedy policemen with her 'evening all'? Possibly preceded by 'ello 'ello 'ello. Wot's all this 'ere then?'

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:14:06

I'll wear one of these Worra.

They sell them in Primark for a tenner.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:14:19

Oh no, if its kr3w I don't want to know, no way, never!

sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 23:14:39

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Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:15:37

I withdraw my application unless you amend the job description back to Krew!

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:15:41

But only after December 1st obvs grin

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:15:46

Hmmm good point

If Mary spots you all, just tell her it was a typo and you thought you were signing up to the Elvis krew?

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:16:11


Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:16:46

That w an unfortunate x post. WTF?

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:16:51

Erm, what's up op? Are you having a bad night?

Can I quietly suggest you

(a) join in the chat
(b) stop getting so angry
(c) stop abusing people
(d) relax a bit.

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 23:16:52

No I don't we were talking about elves!

Your op was provocative. You got some arsey replies. That's all.

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:25

That Eh was for OP by the way, not Worra's elf krew (although I don't know what's more disturbing)

Coffeeformeplease Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:44

Hey sid, what's the problem?
You said you don't like it here, so why linger?
I didn't understand your reasonable question?
What was it?
And I'm not being sarky btw

PickledFanjoCat Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:46

First job is break into maryz crib and sew jingle bells in all her socks.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:53

why does it matter OP, if this isn't a site for you don't come on here.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:10

Rocking the Primarni there Mary grin

IvorHughJanusAndABulgingSack Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:17

I can't find where anyone mentioned anything about people having problematic lives confused

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:25

ooh, I think she may be annoyed at me!

fwiw, I have a nice life thankyou.

Actually, if you want to talk, I will listen.
If you search my posts, you will see what I mean.

SomersetONeil Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:46

Mumsnet's clearly not for you, OP.

No big deal - just find somewhere that is.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:57

Ivor, twas me I think.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:19:09

It still isn't a reasonable question though because you haven't explained what you are after!!!

Did you expect chat about whether after 8's are a truly middle class postre or the hallmark of the nouveau riche?

Did you expect to find the answer to whether or not one should have a furry cushion placed on the toilet lid?

Did you expect to find deep philosophical discussions about whether it's de-rigueur these days to tip the bell boy at the hotel a tenner or a twenty?

Just one example and promise all vitriol will vanish.

RubyrooUK Mon 12-Nov-12 23:19:20

What OP? I wasn't being arsey - I told you what I thought Mumsnet was like personally and some other people were having a joke around.

I'm thoroughly confused now and off to bed.

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:20:20

OP, if posting on MN makes you unhappy, then don't use it.

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:20:35

Seriously Sid. What's the problem. Are you deliberately misreading posts.

Your last post is relevant to nothing that's been said here.

You came on looking for a fight, you got one now calm the fuck down.

If you have a pair of green shoes with bells on there's a job going.

At least you won't think meh2 anymore.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:20:43

OP I don't suppose you're about 3ft tall with a green hat and pointy boots?

If so, there might be a vacancy for you too...

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:21:40

I'm still not quite sure what your question is though [baffled]

If it was "are all mumsnetters MC and boring" the answer is "no".

If it was "why is mumsnet not like I expected it to be" the answer is "because it's like it is".

Why get so angry?

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:22:36

Come on OP, calm down.

MN is not so bad really only sometimes

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:23:12

I really want to know what the promised land is OP - if you've found other sites which float your boat, let us know. Presumably you have seen something truly spectacular elsewhere, and everything else is a let down now.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 23:25:35

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amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:26:22

The op has done very sensible posts up to now.
My guess is she is having a bad night, or a bad week.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:26:31

I think the OP is probably the sort who still goes to Glastonbury and finds it 'wonderfully bohemian'.

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:26:38

Worra posted on that thread while wearing her onesie.

MooncupGoddess Mon 12-Nov-12 23:27:37

OP, you need to search for one of the threads started by TulisaLover and starring her DP. That will solve all your problems. Honest.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:27:51

Oh, yes, without a flap for weeing through.

op, I suspect you are bothered about something. Post a thread in a topic, and you'll get lots of help/advice/support.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:28:00

Oh dear, tis mostly chatting and pisstaking out of each other. Nothing harmless (unless you post in AIBU, which I have never been brave enough to do)

EEK! I have just realised where I am! I must of taken a wrong turn on my way to chat damn you active convos

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:29:53

OP, OP, you've misunderstood
The ways of MN great and good
But do not fear, we're a forgiving bunch
A generous hearted bunch of cunts

TuftyFinch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:30:51

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amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:32:25

I think a couple of people need to be careful what they say now.

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:33:54

<shuts up>

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 23:34:02

What's up amillion confused

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:34:23

<Signs off>

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:34:27

Who needs to be careful?

usualsuspect3 Mon 12-Nov-12 23:36:45

Is it me talking about Worra in her onesie?

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:38:37

I think it's me and my unwarranted assumption about the OP going to the Eavis run corporate nightmare.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:39:04

No not you usualsuspect3

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:39:05

I'm wearing my wonderful onesie now

Just wish it had a bum flap....

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:39:30

not you Tulisa

TuftyFinch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:39:51

This is like an episode of Wallander.

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:42:33

Quite frankly Tulisalover that is THE most offensive post ever [Michael Eavis' sad face emoticon]

Slightly more offensive than Worra's onesie although I feel a bit better about it now I know it has a bumflap.

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:42:56

Is it me?

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:43:47

What??????? No bum flap. I'm off

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:44:43

Tweasels it doesn't have a bumflap but I'm toying with the idea of cutting an emergency exit....

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:45:16

Not you Tweasels.

amillionyears Mon 12-Nov-12 23:46:22

I think I am going to bed now. Night all.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:47:05

Is it tweasels? The last time I went was 2008, and found the entire thing sanitised and far removed from how it was before (even as recently as the 90's).

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:47:47

An emergency poochute surely.

The plot thickens amillion.

Thumbwitch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:48:11

OP YABU. MN is not to blame for your disappointed expectations. You should learn not to believe everything you read in the Media, and how to take responsibility for your own expectations.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Nov-12 23:49:12

amillion you're not really making sense?

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 23:49:23

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TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 23:50:02

Basically there were too many people wandering round looking like (and possibly for) Kate Moss snorting Charlie, rather than sullen indie kids vomiting and pillheads off their tits.

ScrambledSmegs Mon 12-Nov-12 23:50:20

I think if you believe everything the media write about MN and then come on here yes, I'm not surprised you'd be confused.

I love it here. If you let all your preconceptions go and just join in, you may too. You may not. That's up to you.

Now, who's going to make me laugh so hard this baby shoots out of me like greased lightening?

<throws down gauntlet>

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:51:15

Never been Tulisa, just joking. I was more of the buckfast for breakfast T in the Park kind. <stares sadly into the past when I used to have fun>

TuftyFinch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:53:30

Are we going with esoteric now?

You know what I'd like before I lose what's left of my mind? I'd like to go to Rome. I'd like that. Look at the paintings. Other people's paintings. Can we do that?

Tweasels Mon 12-Nov-12 23:55:58

Fancy a coach trip

TuftyFinch Mon 12-Nov-12 23:57:23

I'll go in me camper Tweasels. Chuff chuff

Shaky Mon 12-Nov-12 23:58:06

<remembers wistfully, yes I think I remember that>

I can remember when getting shit faced in a night club and waiting 2hrs for a cab home was fun.

Why would I want to do that now when I can drink wine on my sofa and only have to stumble up the stairs grin

ImperialStateKnickers Tue 13-Nov-12 00:00:16

Thanks a bunch Tweasels, I'm probably going to get adverts from Granny Coach Quick Look There's Belgium Tours now all down the side of every website I use.

<grumpy old cow emoticon>

I've been here long enough, I should know not to click on linkies....

Shaky Tue 13-Nov-12 00:00:48

Tweasles if I was single, without a child, and could afford it , I would book it tomorrow!

Shaky Tue 13-Nov-12 00:02:00

I'm a grumpy, old cow too

Tweasels Tue 13-Nov-12 00:03:46

You need better adware Imperial.

You'll thank me one day when you're wondering how to book the worst possible trip round Europe.

In the mean time accept my sincerest apologies.

Tweasels Tue 13-Nov-12 00:04:31

I get car sick.

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:05:19

Oh my goodness! Is that how it works Imperial? I always think 'wow, how did they know I was looking for a new sofa/coat/camper'. How do I make my computer forget what I looked at? Can I?

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:06:20

What in the name is adware? I'm such a bloody luddite! I used to be cutting edge. No longer.

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:09:45

ADware blocks ads from your computer, tis very useful. And possibly rather MC, or not. Who knows.

ImperialStateKnickers Tue 13-Nov-12 00:10:43

Being serious for one tiny second... there must be a way of stopping the faceless www tracking what I look at and stopping them from sending adverts my way. Is that what 'adware' is? I wouldn't mind so much but I'd really rather dds didn't get bombarded with (for example) the 'used underwear' from eBay that someone had found with much hilarity and posted on AIBU a couple of weeks ago.

ImperialStateKnickers Tue 13-Nov-12 00:11:47

xposted... don't care if it's MC or not, send linky NOW. <please>

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:17:41

Don't have a decent link - and am not sufficiently tech-proficient to understand it properly - but I think it stops tracking thingies from lodging in your computer and then that stops them from targeting you with specific ads. But I could be wrong. this might help but might be too techie (it is for me).
There's something you can do with cookies as well, and clearing your temp files/ internet history - but I don't knooooww!! <<need a techie person>>

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:19:14

Imperial Adaware is a great spyware splatter...although there are a few other good free ones too. You can't have too many spyware splatters because what one misses, the other will pick up.

Also, AVG is a great free virus guard.

I can PM you a link if you like?

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:20:33

C.Cleaner is the easiest way to remove history and cookies etc...that's free too.

Can you tell how tight I am? grin

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:20:57

So, your know over there >>>>>
do we all get the same adverts?

I've got Junior Crew clothing? never shopped or looked at website
Centreparcs: same

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:22:03

Now I've got Boden and Open University

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:23:44

I can't see any ads over there >>>> at the mo, dunno why. grin

But on FB, I get location-appropriate ads, so different from the rest of you. Something to do with IP locator stuff (the same stuff that blocks me from watching BBC iPlayer etc.)

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:24:10

I've got something about summer holidays?

I never notice ads though...I seem to have a mental ad blocker built into my brain grin

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:25:16

oo! Just checked on Threads I'm On and lo! I have location-specific ads there too! shock Never noticed that before. [dim]

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:26:12

I've had this woman's page bookmarked for years

She's a great techie and everything marked as 'free' really is.

Linky for the tight arses

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:27:57

I never noticed that either Thumbwitch shock

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:28:17

Hmmmm,I need to decide if I care about the ads. My first reaction is that I do but then if they target me by age/links/visited I don't know if I do care. I think I should. But. There are more things.
Bed time.
Good night.

TuftyFinch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:29:13

Now they want me to go to Malta!

ImperialStateKnickers Tue 13-Nov-12 00:29:38

There's nothing over there>>> at the moment.

Too knackered to do stuff tonight, but will look at it all tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestions/advice/links.

I've got a busy day tomorrow so really should go to bed - goodnight all.

Mumsnet Classix is where it's at, OP me laddie. Off you pop.

<Strolls onto thread wearing Boden and looking yummy>

See op, we are not a myth...

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 13-Nov-12 00:37:49

Hello Sid

The thing is, whatever your intentions, you're calling us middle of the road, attention seeking and dull. I know you're not naming names or claiming that everyone's like that, but you appear to be talking about most of us. Could you honestly have expected a good reaction to that comment? Anywhere?

All of human life is on MN. It's simply not possible to say 'most' of us are anything really, but if you want to get a sense of us at our best, go look at the Classics topic.

<narrows eyes>*SPsFanjo*.... Where exactly are you leasing us space for the Puddle?

SantasStrapOn Tue 13-Nov-12 00:46:46

I have Boden, 2 perfect DDs, a very small dog, and am naice.

I'm also a gibbering loon.

<sends in application for Worra's Krew>

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:50:36

I have an opening for a dildo

Why does that sound wrong? blush

SantasStrapOn Tue 13-Nov-12 00:52:23


I could be a dodo. That's the closest you get.

I'm noice not naice. Automatically excluded I guess sad

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 00:53:51

A dead dodo dildo?

But what would Santa say? shock

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 00:58:13

Arf at "opening for a dildo" - you know exACTly why that sounds wrong, young lady! grin

SantasStrapOn Tue 13-Nov-12 00:59:19

She's an ex- dildo dodo? confused

SantasStrapOn Tue 13-Nov-12 01:00:05

<curses bright idea of name>

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 01:05:32

Oh I've just been called young grin

<< Preens shamelessly >>

Less of the lady though...jeez!!

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 01:06:57

Dido would've made a good dead dodo dildo

But sadly Eminem had other ideas

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 01:07:50

You probably are young in comparison with me old gimmer that I am wink

WorraLiberty Tue 13-Nov-12 01:10:43

I'm nearly 10

How old are you? grin

Thumbwitch Tue 13-Nov-12 01:14:37

15 at least! wink

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Tue 13-Nov-12 08:22:47


JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 13-Nov-12 09:17:52

Before joining, I thought: lots of broody, fluffy, blinky chickens cosily swapping cake recipes.

Did not expect the startling, sometimes brilliant, sometimes surreal wit, wisdom and aggression that actually makes MN.

Granted it's not all like that, but enough to keep me coming back even though I should be doing the bins right now.

Mylittlepuds Tue 13-Nov-12 09:49:25

Every day I'm amazed at how wonderfully articulate, funny and - for the most part - empathetic MNetters are. The whole landscape is entirely different to any other forum type thing laden with weird tickers and shite. YABU. Of course it's not wholly middle class but it's certainly not 'meh'.

differentnameforthis Tue 13-Nov-12 21:51:34

Is meh2 an advance on meh?

Mylittlepuds Tue 13-Nov-12 22:03:48

Ha to Meh2

PickledFanjoCat Tue 13-Nov-12 22:04:25

Ha2 to your meh2

GrimAndHumourless Tue 13-Nov-12 22:09:13

oo er OP's a feisty one

<attention-seeks like billy-o>

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 13-Nov-12 22:14:25

Woof to you lady!

Jesus, you should report your post. Then HQ can take 'the startling, sometimes brilliant, sometimes surreal wit, wisdom and aggression that actually makes MN' as their new slogan. It's perfect.

GrimAndHumourless Tue 13-Nov-12 22:22:49

God I remember the Woof To You Too Lady poster, in fact I had it as my NN for a bit grin

cheekydevil Tue 13-Nov-12 22:31:31

Yanbu to think you are missing are^

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