AIBU in thinking I might be a figment of my own imagination?

(176 Posts)
itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 14:45:42

(Lighthearted --with a paranoid undertone--)

I've been on MN for about a year. I get involved in & start threads. I'm addicted enjoying the site yet I don't ever seem to be included in the group banter that comes from the evolution of a thread, despite trying to involve myself.

I think I can be quite funny this might be where the problem lies, maybe only I am of that opinion and I'm pretty much socially trained. So I'm thinking maybe I am in actual fact made not real grin

shite, I'm a social outcast, aren't I? hmm

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:23

And I have shocking errors on the above shock doesn't matter, I'm not real wink

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:41

I don't recognise your name, sorry. Perhaps you don't post enough.

Yakshemash Thu 14-Feb-13 14:49:07

OP, you care FAR too much.

maybe you're overdoing the crossing out thing

Seeline Thu 14-Feb-13 14:49:42

I'm reluctant to comment as whenever I do post on a thread it either immediately dies or I too am completely ignored so I apologise if I've killed this too grin,
Perhaps we should only allow the imaginary people to post here?

bonzo77 Thu 14-Feb-13 14:52:07

I recognise your name OP. I'm sure we were all pally on one thread and at odds on another!

Arion Thu 14-Feb-13 14:52:32

Nope, sorry, don't know you! Mind you, I'm very unremarkable.

Maybe you need to get some abandoned kittens, an abandoned crow, have a stand off with an unreasonable driver who refuses to reverse to a passing place, and give everyone virtual snogs! That seems to work! grin

(Some of threads that seemed to make people a name - Pinot with the kittens, Kung fu panda with the unreasonable driver!)

Op I've been here for years and am thread killer extraordinaire.

Cortana Thu 14-Feb-13 14:55:10

I wouldn't worry about it. There are literally thousands of people here posting. I quite often read a post and think "Good point!", but unless I'm posting something myself tend not to post to say that or to name check. Might look like no one listened or noticed but they did.

FWIW I recognise your name smile

mynameis Thu 14-Feb-13 14:55:55

If it helps I recognise your name but no one else on this thread
I've been unnoticed for years on here grin

GladbagsGold Thu 14-Feb-13 14:59:12

The only posters I recognise ever are scotsmummy because she posts briefly in lower case and Tiggaa(a?) because she signs everything off SomethingToDoWithThreadTiggaa x

So I suggest you get a new typing style or signature

<<<< yourimaginaryfriend >>>>

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:05:19

Hi to those who recognise me and hi to those who don't.

Don't get me wrong, I've received some really excellent support from MN's and hope that any I've offered was useful, I'm probably over thinking it, but I was just thinking how nice it'd be to be a bit more chummy, IYSWIM?

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:08:03

Shit, I'm going to have to try my hardest to refrain from the strikethroughs, aren't I?

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:31:59

Thanks everyone for your input, it does put it all into perspective when you think how many people are on MN. I guess I was wondering if other's had similar experience, I tend to think about random stuff.

I'm not sure I can do this, or if it's bad practice (maybe another problem for me is I'm not entirely up to speed with the whole politics of MN) but I just want to respond to posters and instead of starting a new post for each, I'm hoping I can do so in one post? I'm sure if I'm out of line, the more experienced of you can slap my wrist blush. Apologies in advance if this is isn't on.

Seeline, you are in fact real grin <waves to Seeline>

bonzo77, most likely, I hope it wasn't too heated!

Arion, I may need more info on how to use abandoned crows to lure virtual pals.

SPB, I think we must both have the same knack!

Cortana and mynameis, I'm chuffed! grin

That looked fine ti me smile
Glad to see my threadkilling skills were on a break on this thread

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:42:45

Thank Godfrey, SPB! I was sweating in case I'd done something out of line!

It's just occurred to me that my random thought has led to me coming across as very narcissistic. It's amazing how you learn things about yourself.

I feel quite dirty now hmm

BrittaPerry Thu 14-Feb-13 15:50:22

I've been on here for six years, been to meetups, been part of projects, had only three major name changes (plus variations on themes) and posted several times a day. I still swear nobody knows who I am...

Buzzardbird Thu 14-Feb-13 15:51:30

The last one to post on here will be the thread killer...

It's me!

ceramicunicorn Thu 14-Feb-13 15:55:03

I think you're real op. I'm sure you're lovely to boot.

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:55:43

Bloody hell Britta! You've really gotten involved. I don't feel so much of a Billy no mates, now, after a lot of these responses.

I believe in you, OP.

I also believe in fairies, unicorns and santa. grin

Do I know you Britta? ;)

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:57:57

No luck Buzzard! wink

Thanks ceramic, I'm feeling very much bolstered from the posters here.

Well I recognise a few of the names on here, but surely one of the perks of posting online is the anonymity that it affords you?

Couldn't say why I recognise some names more than others, just frequency I suppose.

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 16:03:41

Many thanks NotGeoff, I'm just popping out to feed my unicorn, as it happens

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 16:05:56

Yeah, I suppose that's a perk NotQuite, but having just had a baby, I'm on maternity leave, and I suppose I miss the banter.

BrittaPerry Thu 14-Feb-13 16:24:06

Spb, yes, you do :-)

I've moved now, to the area I came from. For some reason I feel more confident round here, even meeting people I've never met before.

Of course, it helps that I don't have someone randomly shouting at me at home any more :-D

I'm teasing you - I can even remember what you look like
(which is good going for me, I usually stare at people blankly until I've met them 5 or 6 times)

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 14-Feb-13 17:07:06

I dip in and out, depending on how RL is going and every time I'm 'back' I'm pretty sure no one remembers me.

I am, however, the worlds best thread killer. Including ones that I have started myself....

BigAudioDynamite Thu 14-Feb-13 17:24:01

I'm the same I think (except I don't want to be in the quiche, as I am a bit of an outcast, and I like it that way). I am immemorable. And I kill threads ALL THE TIME!

I do recognise your name though

I dont recognise you. But I wouldnt worry too much. I kill threads and get ignored sometimes. You just gotta not care!

As an aside, DawnTiggas signature intrigues me. Personally I could not be arsed to think of something everytime. But they are always so witty. I enjoythem!

wem Thu 14-Feb-13 17:31:01

You have to post a lot to become known to the general MN public, or stick to your speciality topic and make a name there.

I like being unknown though, and the longer you're here, the more you realise that's the standard for 99% of posters on here.

wem, I think you are known!

I am not a stalker, promise.

wem Thu 14-Feb-13 17:35:03

However, having said that I recognise a few names on here, but mostly just the names rather than the people, iyswim. Apart from SPB, who I have actually met, at my one and only MN meet up <waves>

wem Thu 14-Feb-13 17:36:10

wannabe, nah, not proper known smile I think we've chatted cake before now?

Yes I think so smile

Seeline Thu 14-Feb-13 19:33:55

itsallinmyhead waving back!!

Wow the thread survived even after I posted how exciting grin

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 14-Feb-13 19:35:23

Din't worry, I get constantly ignored and/ or kill threads. I do recognise your name though. envy

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 14-Feb-13 19:53:19

You see!!!! hmm

SoleSource Thu 14-Feb-13 20:07:30

I have noticed you and everybody else on this thread!

Nothingg oes unoticed by me.

<spies on everybody with magic binoculars>

I know the feeling - but I'm dreadful at not recognising names from one thread to the next. It's the same in RL though, I'm awful at names and faces so I'm not sure why it would be any different on here.

PixieHot Thu 14-Feb-13 20:19:21

When I was at my most prolific on MN (under a different username), I thought that I'd become a bit more recognised, but it didn't seem to happen grin.

It's okay though, I like RL too, and I think that you have to post a lot in order to become recognised.

Whojamaflip Thu 14-Feb-13 20:26:29

I'm another one who generates tumbleweed where ever I go...

I keep telling myself its cos I'm too scared to be controversial blush

<<joins op on the anonymous bench>>

I actually recognise most of the names on this thread!

OP you are asking yourself the same questions that have occurred to me, but I have never really been brave (?) enough to post about it.

I am a bit of a thread killer myself... and I also find myself checking back through Threads I'm On to see if anyone has responded to my post and then I'm all chuffed if they have grin blush

Maybe we are all just blips on a computer screen.... oh wait....

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

By the way itsallinmyhead is that your regular MN name or have you NC'd for this thread?

WhereMyMilk Thu 14-Feb-13 20:33:21

Ah, fuck it OP, have been thinking of starting such a thread as this myself...

I have been on numerous threads this week, posting either details or something I thought would help, with good knowledge of a situation, only for someone to post about 20mins later with exactly the same info. The OP then says thanks to the second person, completely ignoring me completely! sad

Was thinking of flouncing, but really, no one would notice...

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 14-Feb-13 20:34:15

<sits on BeerTricks>

WhereMyMilk Thu 14-Feb-13 20:34:38

Really...completely completely! Maybe an overuse of completely there! grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 14-Feb-13 20:39:05

Sorry, it wasn't intentional, I just fell over..... wink

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

almapudden Thu 14-Feb-13 20:40:02

Hello from another unknown! I am fantastic at killing threads. Mind you, I rarely get involved in the kind of banter which gets you recognised, because I tend to post and run: by the time I come back to a thread, it has usually moved on sad

Aspiemum2 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:40:54

I am still new so only recognise a hand full of people and quite sure that I'm not a known name - having a crap name probably doesn't help me but I can't be arsed to change it
ooh look, I overuse the crossy-out thing too

I fairly often have the tumbleweed effect so apologies if I've killed your thread now blush

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 14-Feb-13 20:48:10

Let's see who can kill this thread! <eager>

Arion Thu 14-Feb-13 20:52:19

Itsall, there's a poster called Sarah Stratton who found a baby crow in her utility room - she could give you some tips! grin

How could I forget Dawn ISignOffWithAFunnySignature!

And of course Hecate of the 'I agree with Hec'

Also MrsDeVere - you could bribe neighbours to build a gymbalow!

WhereMyMilk Thu 14-Feb-13 20:53:57

Maybe I am needy Beer... grin

But it has ever so completely happened probably 5x in the last few days! Ungrateful fuckers!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WhereMyMilk Thu 14-Feb-13 21:01:41

Can you tell I have really not at all been completely watching Charlie and Lola on YouTube with poorly DS for half the day grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wem Thu 14-Feb-13 21:18:16

I just tried to think of an alternative to said and the first thing that popped into my mind was 'pontificated', I guess the recent pope news has had an effect on my subconscious!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fakebook Thu 14-Feb-13 21:29:25

I kill threads and I know for sure one particular person hates me so understand your paranoia I think.
I've had support on other topics in the past and made friends too, so maybe go to topics where you might find people interested in similar things or experiencing similar things.

There's thousands of people posting though, so I wouldn't feel people are ignoring you on purpose.

Londonmrss Thu 14-Feb-13 21:36:07

I suspect you are a figment of Descartes' imagination.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thumbwitch Thu 14-Feb-13 22:44:43

I shall kill the thread. It is my forte. And I have a time advantage.

<<waves to SayCool - where've you been??>>

OP - I have a feeling I've seen you around...

aldiwhore Thu 14-Feb-13 22:47:50

I just blather on regardless.... don't let it put you off. Many members have been here many YEARS (nowt wrong with that) and this is a fast moving forum... so long as no-one starts mentioning they think you're a twat eveytime you post, you're doing okay smile

You do overdo the crossing out but I overdo the ..........

The real issue is, if you ARE a figment of your own imagination, do you ignore yourself?

SayCoolNowSayWhip Fri 15-Feb-13 06:58:59

<waves back to Thumbwitch>

RL is very busy! Just dipping in and out of MN. Hope you and all the wolefs are well grin

Thumbwitch Fri 15-Feb-13 07:05:35

I am, thank you! Don't wear yourself out. wink

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 11:17:51

I find the different responses to my OP really I interesting.

The fact that I'm not the only one who wondered if we were figments of our own imagination makes me feel better in a weird sort of way. Not that I'm happy you all feel the same, of course, just that I'm not the only one who did ponder it.

I do like the attitude of those of you who say fuck it, gibber on regardless. I shall wink

And I'm not getting rid of my fave MN toy extensive, yet witty crossing out

<waves a good morning to you all, especially my imaginary pal See>

I've NC'd but just coming back to check that you still existed OP.

Are you on any live threads at the moment? Do you want any of us to come and stalk you? ;)

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Fri 15-Feb-13 11:25:04

I'm a professional thread killer. I've started to offer my services free of charge.

I don't care. I tell myself that of nobody else commets after me, I have said all that is needed to be said and am therefore totally right ib everything ie posted grin

Adopt that philosophy and MN holds no fear over you wink

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Fri 15-Feb-13 11:26:02

Buggering stupid typos.


yes itsallinmyhead its all in your head - the truth is MN is a virtual world controlled by fembots and you need to take the blue pill and then you get unplugged from the MN and learn to control the MN yourself. No sorry .. that's the Matrix!confused

Truth is we all get overlooked I have been here for literally years and only occasionally does any poster namecheck me. I don't hang around here to make friends though it is easier to discuss an issue on its merits without the baggage of background/ knowing the op etc. so many name change frequently to maintain anonymity.

You have to namecheck and compliment others while posting that gets responses generally - as in any social situation. The equivalent of mak7ng eye contact and asking questions.grin

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 11:39:34

Thanks MrsC, but I'm going to take BrianCox's advice, it's fucking genius!

(Ermmm, MrsC? What's NC'd smile)

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 11:40:57

Thanks bigmouth, I prefer the Matrix scenario wink

NC'd means name-changed, itsallinmyhead.

I will look out for you on threads now - so better get posting!! [stern][not really]

Do I spot a fellow Smiths fan here? smile

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:00:18

I used to give challenges to newbies who wanted to become more regular features on the site.

They included things like "post on at least three threads a day for a week. By the end of the week you will have killed 15 threads, been told to fuck off twice, been ignored completely three times and one person (if you are lucky) will have said something directly to you grin. Continue like this for a month, gradually increasing number of threads."

Of course there is a quicker way. You could follow these challenges.

1. Tell AnyFucker that you don't like names with swear words in them.
2. Post on The DogHouse offering to sell a puppy
3. Choose a name with no capitals, lots of numbers and a fluffy, then use lol and rofl hun a lot
4. Follow Pag around trying to fight with her.
5. Barge into a support thread and tell them they are all talking a load of bollocks
6. Start a Mumsnet Royalty are a Load of Bullies thread.
7. Ask who the Nobdies/IPOATS/BraveBabes/(insert any regular thread title) think they are, and accuse them of being cliques.

Do any of the above. Go on, I dare you grin. You will be known and remembered for ever more.

Alternatively, just do what most of us do - spend far, far too much time talking shite on here blush.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Fri 15-Feb-13 13:03:42

Always listen to Maryz. She is wise.

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:03:56

Oh, one other piece of advice while I'm on a rant roll - never, ever preview. When I preview, I actually read what I have written, realise it's a load of horlicks and delete it.

If I previewed my posts I would never post anything.

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:10:07

<waves to SayCool>

You are right about killing your own threads, btw. It is only polite to kill finish your own threads, because otherwise you are ignoring people who have been nice enough to post on them.

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 13:26:05

STDG, thanks for that. Once you explained it, NC'd made perfect sense blush

Maryz, Saycool, I'd never sign in again if I listened to Maryz advice, I'd be too frightened of the public lynching! However, all suggestions taken onboard and appreciated grin Oh and I won't preview, I'll definitely take that on! Thanks

SayCool is both real and lovely. And Maryz is wisez. See what I did there?

Pagwatch Fri 15-Feb-13 13:32:28

I already have a few posters trying to fight with me Maryz my love.

Are you trying to creat The Rage in a midle aged and crabby woman?

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 13:34:38

I am positive, OP, that not only am I a figment of my imagination but I also sport a rather large cloak of invisibility!

I recognise loads of posters but doubt any of them recognise me!

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:42:30

No, no Pag. But I was afraid to set her on Hully, because I was afraid Hully might kill and eat her grin

<ignores the invisible neverputasockinatoaster, who has a ridiculously long name with no capitals, so I'm not sure what to call her for short; never, NPASIAT confused>

somuchtosortout Fri 15-Feb-13 13:45:53

Did somebody say something?

Pagwatch Fri 15-Feb-13 13:46:26

Can't be NPASIAT as I read that and it was something like 'not a pissy ant' in my head.

PixelAteMyFace Fri 15-Feb-13 13:46:42

Can we have an Invisible Thread for invisible posters? [transparent emoticon]

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:50:23

Yes, we really need a name guidelines for newbies thread, don't we. I must get Chaos on to it.

We would have:

No numbers (except for Tee and a few other exceptions)
Capitalisation (except for carzy and a few other exceptions) [sigh]
No fluffy bits
No mummy/mommy/mumsy bits
No real names
Easy to shorten - either a nice easy first bit, or a sensible series of letters, like STGD or LadyFT.

Unfortunately, they would all get so confused they would give up completely grin

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 13:50:33

Sorry - I was chanelling the lovely Eddie Izzard when I chose my name.......

I was also chanelling the kids I teach who think capitals are optional unless used in the middle of a sentence and sometimes even in the middle of a word.......

never suits me fine!

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 13:51:54

never, your name reminds me of when ds was in boarding school, and they used to dry their (dirty) rugby socks in the toasters grin

FannyFifer Fri 15-Feb-13 13:54:46

No idea if anyone "knows" me, i never really remember anyone's posts, other Scottish posters I usually notice on a thread though.

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 13:56:13

Urgh! grin

On a school trip we once dried our washing with a hairdryer...... My friend had only bought 2 ra ra skirts with her and refused to wear anything else so washed them out and we stoood for fecking hours drying them for her...

Maryz mentioned me!! << faints >>

Neverputasockinatoaster could be shortened to neverput - that is quite quick and easy to type.

Fanny - I am a poster from Scotland, though not a Scottish poster, and, like you, I tend to notice other Scottish posters.

HecateWhoopass Fri 15-Feb-13 14:00:15

I think we all feel like that. I've been here years and there are loads of people - most of mn actually - who've never so much as said hi to me.

<sniffs armpits> grin

but we're all just hanging about together and I like to think of it as a great big group of mates all chatting away, you might not actually be 1 on 1 with most of them, but you're all still there together.

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 14:01:47

Hi Hecate!

HecateWhoopass Fri 15-Feb-13 14:02:47

grin hi. Thank you.

I will probably follow you round the boards now.

Until you get a restraining order like the rest of them

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Fri 15-Feb-13 14:05:22

Start a bum sex/water sports/my DH wears nipple clamps thread tonight after a load of wine and/or gin.

That'll get 'em talking!

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Fri 15-Feb-13 14:08:28

Or skid marks on the sheets but I think that was a different forum...

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 14:09:53

Hecate - grin

I'd name change but I can't work out how! wink

HecateWhoopass Fri 15-Feb-13 14:10:59


MrsMeow Fri 15-Feb-13 14:53:30

I think you need to stop over thinking it, OP smile think of the thousands of people that lurk and never post, let alone the people that you really want to be "known" by all those people?

Maybe it's just me, but I'd hate to be popular/known on a site that's this big and in the public eye so much...

Hi Hecate!

Hi Pag!

Hi Maryz!

Hi neverput!

Hi Tigger!


Hi FannyFifer!

Hi Pixel!

Hi somuch!

Hi itsallinmyhead!

phew this saying hi / name checking thing is exhausting

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 15:06:04

You left someone out Hearts (I'm not sure who, but there must have been someone).

Did you do that on purpose? Were you being mean, and cruel?

You see, that's the problem with name-checking and why I often don't do it unless I am arguing responding to one poster in particular. It doesn't matter how many people are noticed, there is always one who feel left out sad.

Maryz you're absolutely right. I started that post with the intention of saying hi to every single poster on this thread - but gave up pretty sharpish when the iPad started autocorrecting all the names and it was taking forever.

HI EVERYONE! Sorry I missed out some of you!

<feeble excuse>

Whojamaflip Fri 15-Feb-13 16:35:56

Humph <<sulks>> grin

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 16:41:50

Don't worry hearts, I knew I didn't really exist anyway sadsad

wem Fri 15-Feb-13 16:44:03

In order to be consistent with my previous declaration that I am perfectly happy with being unknown, I would like to say that I don't mind in the slightest that Hearts left me off her list.

also humph

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 16:54:07

Thanks for starting this thread Itsall. I was even considering flouncing this week but as someone else pointed out, no one would notice.

I recognise most of you on this thread and have come to the conclusion that it must be all in my head as we can't all be queen of the thread killers grin

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 16:55:09

Oh and I have been dying to ask if I have made it to a spreadsheet but suspect that makes me needy

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 16:57:06

I often wondered about making sure I'm the last on a thread I've started too - another question answered smile

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:16:24

<saves Blip from killing thread>

Blip, you really don't want to be on a spreadsheet, really you don't grin.

Unless it's one of Chaos' spreadshits and we are all on those.

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:18:59

Who's Chaos and why do they have a spreadsheet?
Is this another secret MN thing that I don't get - a bit like not having a number in your name because you have no imagination?

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:22:17

Sorry, Chaos is ChaosTrulyReigns (most of the time), and starts threads like this

I like to imagine her living somewhere like this desperately trying to correlate all the useless information.

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 17:22:50

<Waves to everyone>

I can tell Scottish posters too, sometimes. Especially those from the West Coast, usually when I pick up a word I use/ know.

I don't think I'm over-thinking it, MrsMeow, just pondering and wondering if others wondered the same.

It's not that I want to be known/ popular. I'd just like to become familiar with some of the posters who usually post on the same threads as I do. Just as Hectate says:

but we're all just hanging about together and I like to think of it as a great big group of mates all chatting away, you might not actually be 1 on 1 with most of them, but you're all still there together.

(How do posters kill end their own threads, just for future reference?)

fluffyraggies Fri 15-Feb-13 17:23:54

Maryz - no fluffybits????


(Thread Killer Extraordinaire here now - please make room)

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:24:12

Thank you Maryz grin. Delightfully random, I like it

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:27:19

Still unclear wrt the spreadsheets though?

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:28:35

Oh, ok, fluffy, you can be an exception to that rule too [sigh]

I more meant names like "loveymummytoanittlefluffykins12345". Those names make me feel a tad old-gimmer-ish.

You don't have to kill your thread itsall, but when I start threads I am so delighted that people are posting that I have to almost thank them all individually for noticing me, and therefore don't like to see anyone unacknowledged [still lacking in confidence after all these years emoticon]

I notice all the Irish posters - the use of the words feck and shite can often be a giveaway!

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:30:43

The spreadsheets don't really exist, Aspiemum. People just pretend they have them when they are trying to be clever not something I would ever do by saying things like <updates spreadsheets>

I'm sure Olivia has a spreadsheet on all of us.

Because I still have the theory that there are acksherly only about 20 posters on mumsnet - one hq-er with multiple names, Chaos, Pag/Hully and one other person with 15 sockpuppets.


Shakey1500 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:30:47

I always post on threads that whinge about usernames that include numbers <pokes tongue out> grin

Other than that I'll often be found on any theatre/music threads and other randoms as the mood takes.

Pretty sure I'm "unknown" which is grand. I do resist the temptation to do a shouty caps "DON'T YOO KNOW WHO I AM???" smile

and I'm a big fan and avid strike through activist

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:31:49

Ooh, is there a theatre topic? <off to investigate>

fluffyraggies Fri 15-Feb-13 17:32:54


Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:33:17

Ahhhhh, well bollocks I feel thick now blush

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:36:18

Join the gang Aspiemum2 (you do realise that you have mum and a number in your name [shock horror]).


Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:38:45

I do grin I take some pride in the fact I managed to make 2 major mistakes before I even posted my first word story of my life

Even in the virtual world I am socially inept!

Jojobump1986 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:39:20

I have numbers in my name to. Can I be included in the numbers gang? <Notice me, notice meeee!>

I actually think in strike-throughs & get very upset when I can't use them in texts.

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:40:22

<ignores Jojo>

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:44:26

I do that too Jojo smile. Bump and numbers, I like it wink

Jojobump1986 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:52:09


<Ignores Maryz>

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 18:22:37

Thank fuck I'm not alone in my love of strikethroughs! I, too, often think in strikethroughs it also pisses me off that it's not an option for Facebook grin

<waves to all you kind posters> I'm off to tell DP that I do have bloody pals wink

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 15-Feb-13 18:29:39

< dons cloak in wafty cloak donning manner and sweeps out of thread having killed it >

< considers evil mwah ha ha type laugh >

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 18:43:03

Oh, thanks for the name check Maryz, you are a personal hero of mine now that I am over the worry that you might be my actual mum

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 18:45:35

And I'm quite disappointed that spreadsheets aren't real, I'd love to know what is under my heading grin

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 18:48:36

Bloody hell Blip. I know I'm old, but really grin shock

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 18:52:28

It was a few months ago, I can't remember who it was who suggested it or on which thread, but then I searched a few of your threads and started to worry grin then someone pointed out that you are probably the same age as me...

I'm so totally over it and you can have my therapists number if you like grin

usualsuspect Fri 15-Feb-13 18:58:17

Earlier today a poster said their mum was the same age as me <cries a bit>

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 18:59:25

I'm old enough to be my sisters mum sad its her 18th today

usualsuspect Fri 15-Feb-13 19:01:25

I was asked if I was my sister's mum once,she's only 5 years younger than me.

Blipbipbeep Fri 15-Feb-13 19:16:31

I think that calls for wine usual

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 19:24:05

My son is older than your sister, Blip.

So maybe I am your mum grin. I remember that thread, actually, but I can't remember what it was that I said to make you worry.

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 20:16:07

I once went for dinner with my best friend and the waiter made some comment about me being her mother.

I wouldn't mind but I was around 29 at the time and she is only 2 years younger shock I thought I looked good for my age until that night.

Aspiemum2 Fri 15-Feb-13 20:32:12

My dh is approaching a rather special birthday so you can imagine his shock and my raucous laughter when he opened the door to a salesman to be met with "good evening, are your folks in?". He was affronted and salesman went away with his tail between his legs.

Dh is a grumpy old git, the guy would have got a better response if he'd said that to me wink

SayCoolNowSayWhip Fri 15-Feb-13 20:56:58

Itsallinmyhead, you can do strike throughs on FB - click here

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 15-Feb-13 21:37:00

itsall I clicked on your thread because I thought it was the best thread title ever! I think you need to write a book of that name, which will be made into an arty film starring Scarlett Johanson maybe? And will go on to win an Oscar of course.

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 15-Feb-13 21:37:51

Aspie that made me snort grin

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 15-Feb-13 22:19:04

You see, you started your own clique OP.

Sorry Itsall - I namechanged from NotGeoffVader. I am an Izzard fan too, neverput. I'm still reading through this thread so I may have overlooked people I should have replied to.
That's bound to kill the thread, surely! smile

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 22:45:23

Aspie, that salesman is welcome at my door any time, as long as he forgets to go to specsavers wink

SayCool, you have no idea what you've just unleashed upon my FB pals grin

Breathe, that's bloody flattering. I'm well chuffed you you thought the title was so good. Now, would I be required to pay you any royalties for the idea? grin

Hmmm, there might be something in this...I've always liked to think there's a book in me. I've been told I resemble a young Elizabeth Taylor, I may see if she's available to play my mother and seeing as I'm very talented a drama queen I can play myself. It has potential!

Here everyone, have a Friday night wine with me. Cheers!

itsallinmyhead Fri 15-Feb-13 22:52:42

DrinkFeckArseGirls (I had to give you your full title, because I love your name) I'm enjoying having a good old virtual chin-wag.

MrsC, I had best go through the thread and say hi to anyone I might have missed too!

I totally understand, now, how easy it is to have a thread pick up pace to the point it's hard to keep up!

I'm feeling a little buzzed having a chat with people other than DS I adore him but there's really only so much conversation a 10 week old can get involved in

Maryz Fri 15-Feb-13 23:00:43

No prizes for guessing DFAG's nationality grin

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 15-Feb-13 23:37:34

itsall we can share the royalties <magnanimous> wink

I think the opening scene would be you staring searchingly into a spotted eighteenth century mirror, only for the camera to slowly pan in on the reflection.... of the room behind you but no itsall shock

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 15-Feb-13 23:39:39

ps wine to you too grin

itsallinmyhead Sat 16-Feb-13 00:38:01


I am thinking you need to be creative director on this Breathe wink fuck it, you'll make it a blockbuster, so I'm happy to go halves!

Maryz, if there are no prizes, I'm not guessing that she's from The Green Isle grin

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sat 16-Feb-13 01:22:34

ItsallisnowaFeegle, in honour of the current Discworld thread.

I know, I know but I adore the DW grin

Blipbipbeep Sat 16-Feb-13 08:57:15

Sorry RL got in the way, but I'm back to kill the thread grin

Maryz, I remembered! it was that you said you used to go out with an international Irish rugby player. My mum loves to tell that story and we all role our eyes grin. And you live in Ireland and you have teenagers... You probably went to school with me grin

Buzzardbird Sat 16-Feb-13 11:28:46

I've killed 2 threads already this morning sad

Thumbwitch Sat 16-Feb-13 11:41:58

<revives thread>

Maryz Sat 16-Feb-13 13:33:01

<kills thread>

I remember now, Blip smile. I suspect there are many middle-aged women in Ireland who, once upon a time in the dim and distant past, went out once with a rugby player.

Blipbipbeep Sat 16-Feb-13 13:42:54

Yes I suspect that you are right Maryz grin I'm just paranoid. One of my worst nightmares is my mum discovering MN

<kills thread>

Blipbipbeep Sat 16-Feb-13 13:43:49

sorry to steal your thunder on this one Buzzard

TheDisorganiser Sat 16-Feb-13 13:44:14

<kills thread again and more >

Blipbipbeep Sat 16-Feb-13 13:47:27

Just had a think and realised that I too am a middle aged Irish woman who has dated a rugby star grin, very forgettable that one wink

Hullygully Sat 16-Feb-13 16:17:09

I think it's quite hard to get noticed. I "know" a lot of people on here now and tend to notice their names and not others (becasue my brain, although massive, is not like that asteroid that just crashed. Or is, and is in small pieces over Vaginagrad right now). Then once a week or so a great long thread with just a few people on it happens and then I'll usually manage to incorporate one new name. Eg something something Penguins something from the veggie thread wot we just had.

I imagine it's true for most.

TheDisorganiser Sat 16-Feb-13 20:32:36

It is hard to get noticed unless you have some outrageous or startling event attached to your name; and even then I tend to remember the event and not the poster blush - like with the minniemouse cake and terrible cunt mum, I had to look up who the OP was (StateofConfusion)

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sun 17-Feb-13 20:16:22

I'm at peace with the whole situation now grin

My LO is poorly so I've not been on as much as I'd like to, so I definitely see how you'd need to be a constant presence to be familiar with even a few other MN's.

Whojamaflip Sun 17-Feb-13 23:09:39

I'm really impressed with myself this evening - out of 7 threads I posted on I've managed to kill 4 blush

<<wonders if I can add this as thread no5?>>

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sun 17-Feb-13 23:28:40

No chance Who! grin

I've come to say g'night. Trying to take the LO for an early night in the hope he'll feel better. Wish me luck, I'll need it! hmm

TheDisorganiser Mon 18-Feb-13 05:28:10

<<kill kill kill>>

Buzzardbird Mon 18-Feb-13 05:29:50

Not yet you don't hee hee....

TheDisorganiser Mon 18-Feb-13 05:51:10


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