To congratulate *Clumsy* for having such a spectacular introduction to mumsnet

(88 Posts)
Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:09:54

Well done Clumsy, you have kept most of MN on the edge of their seats all day. Quite a result for a newbie! Congatulations!!!

daisydoodoo Thu 22-Nov-12 00:11:41

Hear hear (or should that be here here?)
Desperately need to know what happens next especially as clumsy thread has gone sad

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:12:57

I think bringing a cake and a bouncy castle should be a prerequisite of being accepted into MumsNet from now on.

No cake and castle - no acceptance.

<< Firm but fair >>

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Thu 22-Nov-12 00:13:04

Why do I miss everything sad

Dammit I missed it! What was it all about?

She could start her own quiche immediately, no waiting.

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:15:39

SP I missed most of it too due to broadband issues inside your Fanjo.

But what I did see was...well how can I sum it up? grin

By the way, the BT man will be coming in the morning to have a little fiddle...just so you know.

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 22-Nov-12 00:16:08

Amazing debut.

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:16:48

Ah I'll bring the cake and the bouncy castle!

You are a delight to mumsnet, welcome!

Pleas bring us many hours of such entertainment flowers

Ps I hope you have a good party wine

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Thu 22-Nov-12 00:18:01

worra I look forward to it. It has been a while since there was a fiddle. I'll tip him grin

mumnosbest Thu 22-Nov-12 00:18:05

Just finished reading in time. There is another clumsy thread too. Going to look for it.

StuntGirl Thu 22-Nov-12 00:20:31

Bouncy castle smiley MNHQ? grin

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:22:56

worra I look forward to it. It has been a while since there was a fiddle

Wall after that incident with the London Symphony Orchestra I'm not surprised.... grin

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:23:23



Ahh fuck it...

Round of applause. I have never seen a lock down before.

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:25:29

Ah fuck it indeed.

3 cheers for Clumy!

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:26:49

Oh lock down's are becoming quite the thing.

The first one I saw was on the cannibal thread started by Halfway

Mind you, it's best not to 'bring up' old posters given the subject grin

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:26:57

Bollocks Clumsy, sorry for the typo blush

LoopsInHoops Thu 22-Nov-12 00:27:21

Argh someone PM me. I don't know what's going on. sad

Astelia Thu 22-Nov-12 00:27:32

I missed it all too. All these hints are very confusing. Sifting the evidence all I have is; party, bouncy castle, cake, another mum, BT man.

Perhaps it was about a threesome with the BT man on the bouncy castle? Am I close?

BloominMarvellous Thu 22-Nov-12 00:28:10

What did I miss?? Damn you RL damn you!!!!

Astelia Thu 22-Nov-12 00:29:38

Loops if you find out can you PM me?

AudrinaAdare Thu 22-Nov-12 00:34:30

I was lurking on and off all day and it was an especially miserable and grey day too.

Thanks for brightening it Clumsy and I hope you stay smile

Flatasawitchestit Thu 22-Nov-12 00:36:06

Can someone pm me too please

thebody Thu 22-Nov-12 00:36:49

Been to a funeral all day.. Phone on silent. Sooooo what happened,

PuggyMum Thu 22-Nov-12 00:39:08

I think this is the first mn episode that will be referred to for a long time that I've known about.

Pom bears was before my time!

I feel like I've been initiated by clumsys baptism of fire!

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:40:25

Did the coffee dog person turn up or not?

RainbowRabbit33 Thu 22-Nov-12 00:41:39

Just read the title of this thread to DH. His response? YANBU! (It's his new favourite word, thanks to MN)

Thanks to Clumsy, hope she comes back to see this!

And I am very jealous about her immediate rise to fame!! smile

Ok, having read various threads about deleted freds, I surmise the following;

Coffeesomebodyorother is holding a pirate themed party for her twin boys. Another mother is hijacking this party for her own DDs birthday. Coffee is displeased.

Clumsy started a thread asking if she was thought to be the 'other mother', as the joint party she is involved in is entirely amicably arranged.

Anywhere close? [hopeful]

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:44:38

It was showdown about a joint (or not, depending on which team you were on) children's party

Practically bought MNHQ to a standstill (again) <passes MNHQ yet another vat of gin>

VodkaKnockers Thu 22-Nov-12 00:45:21


I go off to deal with RL and its all deleted?

Flatasawitchestit Thu 22-Nov-12 00:46:32

Where's the other mothers thread?

Or have I completely got the wrong end of stick?

PuggyMum Thu 22-Nov-12 00:47:21

Seems to be vodka.... Will we ever find out what happens??

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:47:21

It was ace!

I nominate Clumsy for MN royalty just after one thread!

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 00:48:36

Everyone is still none the wiser grin

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 00:49:30

What have I missed sad I'm going to lie awake wondering now.

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 00:51:15

why on earth did MNHQ bother to lock the thread if they were just going to delete it anyway? were they hoping they could placate the masses and then delete when no-one was looking?

I was hoping they wouldn't delete . I want to know what happens on Monday at the school gates

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 00:52:31

I need a pm people!

Astelia Thu 22-Nov-12 00:55:03

So do Coffee and Clumsy really know each other in RL?

Wendywishes Thu 22-Nov-12 00:55:57

Aw damn,I always miss the good onesangry-why was it deleted?Did things turn nasty?

WorraLiberty Thu 22-Nov-12 00:58:51

Did coffee post on the thread at all?

Personally I think it was a load of bollocks and sock puppeting

My guess is that Coffee and Clumsy are one and the same but posting from different IP's.

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 00:59:30

no it didn't turn nasty at all. MNHQ said they preferred if people sorted out personal issues OFF MN. cause yano, MN just isn't the sort of place to talk about RL issues hmm

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 01:03:47

No it wasn't nasty, just seeing two sides of one coin also the possibility that the 2 posters did know each other in RL

Coffee hasn't posted for days

Another poster said they had a good idea where coffee lived so clumsy pmd them and apparently it was the same area.

But coffee has been posting for ages, why would you sockpuppet yourself in a way that makes you look abit of a tit. I'd think it would be better to do it the other way round. Now coffee will probably have to nc.

Also it would have made for far more interesting reading if both personas were posting on the same thread.

VodkaKnockers Thu 22-Nov-12 01:13:45

Did coffee ever come back the threads?

PM me if can.

Probably should be in bed but damn it this is bloody annoying me!

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 01:15:00

loads of MNers know each other in RL. there are MN meet ups!

Has coffees thread been deleted as well now?

There was this one as well that was posted monday

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 01:34:56

that one was a wind up one posted by someone called lollipop something or other. he/she owned up to it on clumsy's thread.

I know but maybe it's a bit fishy that two posters have come on saying they're the other mum.

Although I quite liked clumsy and I'm leaning towards believing her

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 01:42:00

oh right. i dont know TBh the whole thing is ODD! not saying it's all made up. i did think clumsy was genuine and still do but the whole thing is really strange. i think the spoof thread jsut threw another spanner in the works without that being the intention.

Odd but strangely addictive! I've spent way to much time on here today.

Is it true mnhq was down? If so It probably wouldn't have got this far if they had been up and running

Gah I only read the first few pages before it pffft - so was it definitely clumsy that coffeedog was talking about? I take it coffeedog never arrived too busy packing for emigration

I was agog then pffffft it crashed the iPhone app as it was deleted!

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 02:02:31

very addictive. if i could bottle whatever it is makes MN so addictive i would be a rich woman!

i think i heard whisperings that they were down earlier. i think clumsy will be back with an update though. she seemed to like this place once she'd stuck around a bit mad woman grin

IAmSoFuckingRock Thu 22-Nov-12 02:03:15

no confirmation or denial so we are still waiting with baited breath.

lisad123 Thu 22-Nov-12 02:13:24

Damn missed all the fun!!

She did come across very reasonable, I'm not sure I'd have been so understanding if it was me!

Maybe she will post what happens. Now I'm going to have to spend more time on here looking out for it incase mnhq delete. If it's possible to spend more time than I am already

Bizarre, though timely for me as another school mum approached me about a joint party for our DD's 6th birthday as their parties clashed last year. This has re-unforced my decision to say no and organise our own!

Softlysoftly Thu 22-Nov-12 06:39:09

I read through until 6pm then didn't come back, it all seemed fine, why would they lock and delete? What did I miiiiiisss???

PM please!

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 22-Nov-12 06:46:46

I had to speed read last night through most of it.
Welcome Clumsy. I hope your DD has a very Happy Birthday.

I got in from Fat Club last night and had to speed read and keep refreshing the page (well, pages what with multiple thread goings-on) before it got dissaperated. Welcome Clumsy! Hope it all gets sorted for you both smile

Something I learned a while back. Switch your preferences to single continuous page rather than multi page wink
No chance of a thread going poof while waiting for next page to load grin

Frontpaw Thu 22-Nov-12 07:06:25

There's a Radio 4 play in this! Most amusing (even if I'm not 100% convinced that it's true!)

AViewfromtheFridge Thu 22-Nov-12 07:09:15

Aaaahh...I saw those two threads and thought it was just one of those weird thread juxtapositions, so didn't bother clicking. Dammit!

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Thu 22-Nov-12 07:16:36

Oh I'd love to have seen the 'other' side. Do we know if she turned up with cake or not?

Welcome Clumsy if you're reading this. Good luck at the gates this morning if you're reading this. smile

diddl Thu 22-Nov-12 07:24:54

Why was the other deleted?

Well I´m glad it was sorted out & hope both parties go OK.

Although the other mum imo deserves not to have a bouncy castle & entertainer show up I hope that that doesn´t happen for the kid´s sakes.

But really, if you were having a joint party & the other mum booked such stuff through relatives-why would you start to ignore them & risk that stuff being cancelled??

Hope it´s not to do with illness or some family emergency on the part of the other mum.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 22-Nov-12 07:29:42

There's a thread in aibu. Apparently Clumsy I throwing her own party for her dd?

lionheart Thu 22-Nov-12 15:59:38

pss ... isn't this a fred about a fred about a fred ...

QueenofNightmares Thu 22-Nov-12 16:28:08

The other was deleted because Olivia is a party pooper grin well she said that MN felt it was a situation better sorted in real life but everyone disagreed and took the hump with her.

lionheart Thu 22-Nov-12 16:46:55

She does have a point but it was late and she was running out of gin and thinking about chocolate, so it doesn't really count as a cold light of day fred deletion.

Aww, I was dying to know what happened.

TheCatIsEatingIt Thu 22-Nov-12 21:12:05

OK, so the update thread's gone now. What happened there?

Thread about a thread and troll hunting

VivaLeBeaver Thu 22-Nov-12 21:16:58

Best debut ever.

Rachog Thu 22-Nov-12 21:53:07

I wasted a whole day on the threads. Will be watching with baited breath.

SushiPaws Thu 22-Nov-12 21:54:13

Marking my place for an update.

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Thu 22-Nov-12 22:22:55

I sent Dh several texts updating him on the Coffee/Clumsy saga as it unfolded. He found "Why don't you just kick her in the clunge" especially amusing. grin

mumnosbest Thu 22-Nov-12 22:32:59

Grea debut and 2 deleted freds in 48 hrs! Do we have a MN book of records? grin

Shaky Thu 22-Nov-12 23:18:45

I have to say that this is unashamedly a Fred about a Fred about a Fred, but I have been impressed and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

Again, congrats to Clumsy, you are famous already <not jealous, honest, face grin>

VivaLeBeaver Fri 23-Nov-12 17:52:14

Is there an update yet??

Shamelessly marking place and therefore ensuring thread will go poof within minutes

longjane Fri 23-Nov-12 18:04:37

i just though this thread thinking what have missed what I missed
I worked out today was fri and i missed nothing ......

BloominMarvellous Fri 23-Nov-12 18:11:27

I got my hope up seeing this in active convos, l hope we find out the truth on sunday <doubtful>

CockyPants Fri 23-Nov-12 18:42:14

You missed Barry-- and the T Rex too --then....

greenplastictrees Fri 23-Nov-12 19:46:00

Not Barry and the T Rex - that had me in stitches!

mamij Fri 23-Nov-12 19:51:53

Tidddle you've just about summed it up right.

I was lurking all day too! Waiting for coffee's response, then clumsy appeared. The all threads disappears [wails!].

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