To suggest banning those cliquey type threads which don't belong in AIBU?

(175 Posts)
Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:38:54

The ones where anybody new to MN doesn't have a clue what anybody is on about and which aren't really an AIBU but rather a pointless attempt to attract attention/be funny/demonstrate their matey-ness with the rest of the MN clique?
Not saying their isn't a place for such threads just saying shift them off AIBU to stop other users wasting precious seconds of their life clicking. N them.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:39:42

The 'some people wouldn't recognise the truth' thread being a v obvious example.

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 11:39:57


usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 11:40:30

You do know you can hide threads on here

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 11:41:50

Don't click on them then.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 11:42:57

The 'some people wouldn't recognise the truth' is a thread by someone stalking a mner on which some people have posted because its odd.

I think stalky threads are not really approved of anyone.

Or is it the comments supporting the mner and joking to cheer her up that you object to?

As far as I can tell that thread is someone on here being trolled by someone in rl.

If the seconds of your life are so precious then why bother being on here at all, you don't know if any thread will be worth your time? confused

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 11:45:38

I was joking on that thread because I didn't know what the fuck it was about. Is that not allowed on MN now?

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 11:46:03

If you had spent a couple more seconds you could have figured out that it wasn't a cliquey thread at all. And now I have wasted seconds reading a thread about a cliquey thread that isn't actually a cliquey thread.


Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 11:46:55

It's all a tragic waste of energy.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 11:47:03

It was such a strange thread. I was surprised to see it was still here this morning TBH.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 11:47:31


Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:47:57

Well it looked cliquey. Why hasn't I been removed if it is a stalker? It's annoying.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:48:31


SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 11:49:07

My [sadface] is even sadder than yours, Pag.

--> sad

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 11:49:19

Annoying? In what way? Just don't click on it.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 11:50:13

Can we ban threads moaning about threads?

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 11:51:01

I don't understand.<cries a bit>

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 11:51:49

Why not join in on some of the cliquey threads and get to "know" people.

Your suggestion is like walking into a pub and telling people that they shouldn't be sitting chatting to their friends, because you don't understand what they are talking about.

It is a very odd thing to say, don't you think?

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 11:51:51

Want me to stroke your hair? Or knock you out? Might be less painful than trying to make sense of mumsnet today.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 03-Apr-13 11:52:29

I look at them then hide them. No big deal. I am sure a few people have hidden my threads in the past.

Did you know threads about threads are banned though op?

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 11:52:40

It's not even a cliquey thread. I think 75% of the posters are the same person.

Suppose that's the ultimate clique though.

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 11:54:32

Are you connected to the goings on on that thread,OP? < narrows eyes>

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 11:56:15

It's all very odd.


I loved [sadface] woman. She was great.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 11:56:47

No no connection. We threads about threads really banned?

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 11:58:22

Yes, threads about threads are banned.
Not least because you should say something on the thread you have a problem with really.

Yes they are. If you have something to say about a thread you are supposed to say it on the original one not start another one about it.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 12:00:01

Lets just ban threads and spend the afternoon sitting on our fingers.

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 12:00:10

And having read through the lier thread, no-one knows what it's about, so anyone new to Mumsnet knows as much as the rest of us grin

tethersend Wed 03-Apr-13 12:01:29

Ah... There you all are!

<air kisses everyone on thread>

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:02:07

Yes, even if you just post [sadface] on that thread. Or [displeasedface]. Or maybe even [disgustedofwhereverface]

SuffolkNWhat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:02:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:03:15

Had a look too - not a fucking clue!

I can't keep up with Mn these days, and when I think I have, I read stuff which makes my head spin and fall off.

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:03:37

It's all very tragic. sad

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:03:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 12:03:48

<pms all my clique>

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 12:05:09

Well apologies MNHQ did t realise threads about threads are banned. But if somebody is being stalked that other thread should go. I'm trying to do a public good here. By all means remove this one too.

I'm going try to use plethora in conversation today. Its an awesome word. grin

CadleCrap Wed 03-Apr-13 12:07:26

I think I heard there was a T-Rex!

Viviennemary Wed 03-Apr-13 12:07:58

Well I have sometimes replied in a serious way and then realised it was a thread that only some people understood.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:08:17

But...but this is my new clique. It can't be deleted.

[sadderest face]

ItsallisnowaFeegle Wed 03-Apr-13 12:08:31

I've been on MN for just over a year, so not new but there are some posters I recognise, some I don't. It's an Internet support forum, therefore people who regularly post on similar threads begin to recognise and build a rapport with others. I wouldn't say that was cliquey, I'd say it's great.

Can't ever remember being told I can't join in a thread & if I've ever been confused about what's going on, I ask. I'm a nosey bastard

I am, however in a quiche of imaginary MN's wink

Join in. That is all.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:10:14

That happens to me all the time.
I very rarely post on threads more than a few posts old now because I can post something and not understand how it has evolved at all

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 12:11:07

Public good?

DontSHOUTTTTTT Wed 03-Apr-13 12:11:10

I find them a bit irritating. If it is obvious from the thread title they are a jokey thread then I don't usually click on them but you can't always tell. I don't mind the funny ones (some are extremely funny) but the ones where it's all 'in' jokes are often a bit tiresome. There are too many of them.

Sometimes they are really funny but I would prefer them not to be in AIBU

grin @ public good.

usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 12:12:51

I'm going out for lunch now [greedyface] Can normal MN be resumed later? My kindle autocorrected greedyface to Greenpeace lol.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 12:13:53

Perhaps this thread will smoke out the clique members

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:13:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:14:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fairenuff Wed 03-Apr-13 12:17:03

It's not even a cliquey thread. I think 75% of the posters are the same person.

Suppose that's the ultimate clique though.

grin Pickled

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:25:13

If this thread smokes out the cliques it will hit 1000 posts in minutes. There are bloody loads of them.
If you mean it might smoke out people who enjoy chatting in a chat room then someone perhaps should alert the media.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:31:59

I don't like the tone of this thread at all OP,

AIBU to want this stopped NOW,?

Oh wait, I could always just not post and move onto one I do like....

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:32:32

I am Pag's leg's sockpuppet dontchaknow.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:33:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:36:25

I would love a sockpuppet

(possibly hasn't figured out how it works)

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:37:46

There should be a general section for complaining about other people you don't like on mumsnet.

It could be called "down with this sort of thing'

Bluelightsandsirens Wed 03-Apr-13 12:40:42

I normally spell something wrong and just add to the confusion that is no one knows what is going on.


Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:40:43

Or 'I don't understand this therefore it is WRONG'

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:30

I have a gift for getting in a muddle and posting something on the wrong thread, and sadly I don't always realise wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:42:56

and this wasn't one of those occasions! grin

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:43:43

It would be great. People could get it off their chests and move on.
Mnhq will never go for it though. They are such sticklers for stuff

Arghhhhh this is becoming so tedious!
Lighten up people or dont f**** click on these threads.
Am a serial lurker on those AIBU threads as am too slow to come up with anything witty. But love them.
Every single one i've been on recently expecting a bit of a laugh is full of winghers. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:26

I am a peg-legged sockpuppet.


LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:32

I would love a 'down with this sort of thing' topic.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 12:45:35

A serious thread hijacked by annoying randomness.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 12:46:47

Or an annoying thread hijacked by serious randomness?

kotinka Wed 03-Apr-13 12:46:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:49:01

Oh it was a serious thread!

I am too random for serious threads. sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Apr-13 12:49:45

At the mo, it would be a monumental topic!

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:50:33

A fun thread hijacked by annoying seriousness.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 12:50:37

I am annoyingly serious. sad

Should I even be on this thread?

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 12:51:46

This was serious?



OP, did you see my pub analogy - do you go into your local and tell people to stop chatting? If not, why not. After all they are cliques, talking to each other.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:52:16

I think we have ourselves a chip pisser

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 12:52:25

I have no idea what this or the other thread is about? Can I have a goat/scarf/biscuit?

Some wine would be nice.

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:53:15

A random hijack threaded by serious annoyingness.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:54:06

Was this serious?

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:55:45

Perhaps this is a 'v obvious' example of a serious thread. Which means its nothing of the sort

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 12:56:03

Serious threading hijacked by random cotton.

tethersend Wed 03-Apr-13 12:57:24

Well, I for one am shocked and saddened by the direction this thread has taken.


SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:58:02

Never mind cotton, does anybody have any bamboo?

SadGiantPanda Wed 03-Apr-13 12:59:35



Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 12:59:42

Op, if you are being vexed by people chatting in a way that you deem inappropriate you can just start a thread about that without it being a thread about a thread.
Site stuff would be a good place . Or chat maybe. Or just start an aibu to be annoyed by cliques.
Then it isn't a thread about a thread and people won't be confused.
Or you could just post on one of the others on the same theme. There will be a few

EldritchCleavage Wed 03-Apr-13 13:00:59

A hijacked seriousness randomed by thread.

GetOeuf Wed 03-Apr-13 13:03:09

<shaking and crying>

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 13:04:17

I have posted a very serious thread in Site Stuff.

I shall be very upset if it is derailed by random chat shock.

DontSHOUTTTTTT Wed 03-Apr-13 13:06:39

Is it more that pub-like 'chat' funny, cliquey, whatever confused threads are constantly being hosted in the AIBU section???

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:07:40

I alluded to the other thread to give an example. Now wish I hadn't as the waters of my argument have been muddied by the fact that the other goddam thread was a bloody stalker. Btw that thread is still up - the stalker has won.

lougle Wed 03-Apr-13 13:08:38

Ahem, I think the OP is justified in feeling that her thread has been derailed.

Can I just clarify, OP? (welcome to MN by the way):

You object to threads you don't understand. However you feel that you understand MN enough to know that there are cliques and these threads are entirely designed to point out how popular the OP is?

I'm struggling a bit, because the thread you are talking about is nothing like that.

I've been here 7 years now and I've never been in a clique.

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 13:10:34

It will go soon, Simon.

But seriously, why is this annoying you? Why not just join in? None of us know all the "in-jokes" but by joining in on threads, asking questions, chatting, we get to know what is going on and can enjoy it more.

If it's just them being in AIBU that annoys you, half the threads in AIBU shouldn't be there at all. There are very few where the op actually wants to be told whether they are being unreasonable or not - including this one, to be fair grin

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:11:48

The stalker hasn't 'won' - it's most probably been left up for all to see what a knobber he/she is.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 13:13:44

It's alright op. we all fuck up.
Seriously start a new thread in site stuff.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 13:15:19

I only dip in here from time to time. Plus I've changed my name.

I don't think there's a clique for that? hmm

Just jump on in and post stuff.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:15:23

You could start your very own clique.

HoneyDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 13:17:35

<<comes in coughing>>

Who the fuck just set fire to my cave, there's smoke everywhere. I am in many cliques. You may not ban them.

Op, many of the cliques are about support. Brave babes, stately homes, wooly hugs to name a few.

Others are for like minded people to chat and share without cluttering or hijacking other threads.

Instead of moaning about what you don't want why not tell us what you are looking for from Mnet. It's probably here somewhere. Every bloody other thing is.

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:20:16

Regretting opening he clique can of worms.
Not here for much really honey dragon, mainly voyeuristic reasons I suppose.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:20:43

It's true, there's even a Swine Flu topic,

And a Ford topic (the car not Gina)

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:23:12

That other thread is going poof now Simon.

That's odd, Maryz says 'It will go soon' and minutes later....


Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 13:23:40

You could ask mnhq to start a voyeurs topic.
You need a name though...

ShipwreckedAndComatose Wed 03-Apr-13 13:26:22

Is this a thread about a thread about a thread hmm

I'm getting a little lost and confused

Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:27:26

Other thread now gone, three cheers for katiemumsnet.
MN IS one giant voyeur fest pag - the equivalent of a never-ending agony aunt column.

EldritchCleavage Wed 03-Apr-13 13:29:02

Cliqueyfuckers, all of you.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 13:29:04

How about 'VoyeurTowers'? grin

You get from any forum, what you put in.

I put in endless rubbish.

Pagwatch Wed 03-Apr-13 13:31:53

Sure grin except that we get to offer support or advice or have a few laughs too.

Perhaps we ought to leave it as it is then?

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 13:37:46

If you come on as a new poster Op, and suddenly want to change it to your way it's clearly not the forum for you.
I always liked it as it was, but jeez there's some moany fuckers out there at the moment.

Chandon Wed 03-Apr-13 13:37:55

OP, start your own anti- clique thread or group.

You could call yourselfs the nobdies ;) and start lots of clique-y threads on how sad it is to be an outsider and a nobdie on MN

Or has that been done already ( innocent face)

How about a " Not even a Nobdie! internet losers over here!" thread?

HoneyDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 13:38:53


In that case Simon

<<flashes tits and runs away>>

Your welcome wink

HoneyDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 13:40:24

I had my very own topic once. But HQ sank it. <<mourns>>

But karma got them and Mnet broke.

LaQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 13:41:40

People might not believe this...but, actually once upon a time, I was new on MN. I didn't know a soul...I pottered around...joined in on lots of threads...people ignored me...I joined in a bit more...people started to reply (a bit)...time moved on...and nowadays I know plenty of people on here, who I like to chat with...

At no point did I ever insist that everyone just down tools and stop chatting, or stop using in-jokes etc...because I didn't understand them, and didn't know them. How sad what that have been, eh?

No - instead, I saw lots and lots of interesting sounding threads, and saw lots of amusing, nice seeming people and thought 'Ooooh, I want to play...I want to play'

And, so I joined in and played. It really is that easy smile

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 13:43:42

Yy LaQueen.
That was me too when I first came here.

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 13:43:59

Ah but you aren't a mansplainer, LaQueen

Babyjaguar Wed 03-Apr-13 13:45:22

Can we have a thread for posters who change names to complain about people who change names?
Like the other one?

Feminine Wed 03-Apr-13 13:46:43

I think many newcomers expect something a bit different when they first join.

What happens op, in the threads you are talking about, is typical here.

Its quite different to many other parenting sites in that respect.

laQueen explained it very well.

GetOeuf Wed 03-Apr-13 13:47:25

Lol at mansplainer

That's what you do on mumsnet. Join in conversations and are ignored for 6 months.

Babyjaguar Wed 03-Apr-13 13:47:54

then we can all give Eunicedumbsdown the welcome to mumsnet she needs.

So kind of her to pop in.

thornrose Wed 03-Apr-13 13:49:27

Good post LaQueen.
My first ever post was about child modelling blush you can imagine how that went!
Then I blundered around hijacking threads before someone suggested I start my own grin
I was often lost and confused by the many acronyms and in jokes, but
it didn't put me off, and I didn't whine about it.
That was 7 years ago and I've never looked back.

LaQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 13:52:54

I don't understand Mansplainer ...and, there was me sounding like I Knew all about Mumsnet sad

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:56:09

What's up Babyjaguar - is there another sidestory going on there?


and howsabout keeping it on the thread in question - if there is one?

LaQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 13:56:10

It's like my SIL. She just doesn't get our conversation works, or how you conduct yourself in a group situation when you meet the people for the first few times.

She genuinely thinks everyone should talk to her and lsten to her, and everyone should be very senstive to the fact she is new, and basically not be familiar with each other, incase it makes her feel awkward...and lots of other stuff.

She totally fails to see that she needs to make an effort too, and join in (even if it's hard) and ask questions, and try and judge the tone of the group.

Oh no...every new group she gets involved with, she always gets upset, reckons she's being pushed out, and that everyone is ignoring her, and being unfriendly. Every single, damned time. Every time.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:57:27

OH I've just twigged which thread that was about..

<backs away>

CherylTrole Wed 03-Apr-13 13:58:23

What pray tell is a mansplainer??
Was I being unreasonable to laugh my head off at the man on the radio today who kept saying wanks instead of ranks Jonathan Ross style??

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 13:58:23

I have a SiL like that too LaQueen.

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 13:59:11


"February 4, 2011 Urban Word of the Day
delighting in condescending, inaccurate explanations delivered with rock solid confidence of rightness and that slimy certainty that of course he is right, because he is the man in this conversation

Definition courtesy of the urban dictionary

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 14:00:04

Cheryl it is usually a bloke-type who very.carefully.and.simply explains 'how it is' and how everyone (women) is doing it all wrong, - with added patting of head and there, there love for good measure.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 14:01:52

I like that x-post with you BIWI grin

LadyMountbatten Wed 03-Apr-13 14:02:13

Its like on here when women say " well my H says" as if he is the font of all...

thebody Wed 03-Apr-13 14:03:40

Op you do not have to mumsnet. It's fine to walk away.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 14:03:43

Oh blimey! We had a 'mainsplainer' on another forum I frequent a few days ago.

What a total knobend he was.

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 14:05:03


OP joined MN to take part in a thread supporting another male OP who claimed to be looking to give advice to other men and women in relationship breakdowns. But it soon transpired that he was, in fact, stalking his ex wife on MN. The OP on this thread was one of several new male posters who joined (it would seem) just to post on that thread.

OP seems now to have joined in on threads on MN for long enough to decide that he has to tell us all how it needs to be run. He is mansplaining, in other words.

CherylTrole Wed 03-Apr-13 14:05:07

Thank you for explaining! Is there a womansplainingtoo?! There must be?!

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 03-Apr-13 14:06:32

Ahhhh, BIWI.
I thought his name sounded familiar.

Oh! usual is back smile ignores wierd thread, and fact usual won't know who the fuckery I am, but nice to see her anyway....kicks dirt, whistles, walks away....

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 14:07:39

monkeybob was another of them. I can't remember the other names, but I think there was at least one more new poster.

thornrose Wed 03-Apr-13 14:07:54

Oh god, it's all starting to make sense ish

GetOeuf Wed 03-Apr-13 14:08:31

My first post on mumsnet was something like 'lol that was very funny' or something equally banal.

No wonder I was ignored, bless them.

Latara Wed 03-Apr-13 14:08:51

No type of threads should be banned, free speech is important.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 14:09:15

What very sad blokes.

ArtVandelay Wed 03-Apr-13 14:10:36

I really hope the OP doesn't try this approach with a RL group such as Freemasons or the Brownies. It could be quite embarrassing for everyone involved.

TiggyD Wed 03-Apr-13 14:18:03

"Is there a womansplainingtoo?! There must be?!"

It's called nagging.

Fenton Wed 03-Apr-13 14:18:50

Tiggy!! grin

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 14:20:24

I'm no good at nagging.

I've tried it with the teen.

'Teen, can you get your room tidy please?'
'I'll do it after lunch'
'Okay then, great'

Teen then goes out with friends for lunch.

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 14:23:35

My children keep telling me they will do things when I stop nagging.

But they don't.

So I remind them that they haven't done it (after a month or so of not nagging). Usually they then pronounce that they had been just about to do it, but are now not going to because I nagged again.

Is this "teensplaining"?

Latara Wed 03-Apr-13 14:26:35

I have to put up with 'Catsplaining' - my pet cat is very talkative.

Unfortunately for her i don't understand what her various 'miaows' mean cos i'm no Dr Dolittle so she doesn't get her way.

And although she just tried sitting on the laptop she's not going to be logging onto MN any time soon.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 14:29:42

I get catsplaining and teensplaining. I do know what the cat is on about - mainly food. Not so sure about the teen. hmm

GetOeuf Wed 03-Apr-13 14:30:35

I have to give Monica Geller levels of instructions because if I just ask dd to put her plate in the sink then ht is exactly what she will do - no scraping, no looking at what is already in the sink, no thought applied to it?

So I tell her exactly what to do and then get accused of nagging.

It's not nagging. It is a framework of activity for the thoughtless.

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 14:34:26


I'm hungry
I'm hungry
I'm hungry
I've finished
I'm hungry
I'm hungry
I like the smell of what you're eating, can I have some?
I'm hungry
I'm hungry

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 14:36:18

One of my cat's is: hurry up and sit down so I can spread myself across you in an ungainly fashion and lick my bum.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 14:37:35

My cat: please leave the room I wish to wee in your bed.

The bastard.

My cat used to shit in the bath. Every day

GetOeuf Wed 03-Apr-13 14:43:14


Meow meow meow open the door.
Why have you opened he door you moron? I don't want to go out. Don't MAKE me go out.
Meow meow meow let me back in

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 14:46:40

My cat comes in eats ONE biscuit and leaves again.

He really is a furry bastard.

You can't catsplain. They have heads full of toys.

Maryz Wed 03-Apr-13 15:01:04

AIBU to wonder why anyone in their right minds would have a cat?

<glares balefully at one cat asleep on clean washing and other one winding up dog>

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 15:02:29

Mine is overheating on the windowsill. So I opened the window on the other more shady windowsill. But she sits there still, panting and looking at me malevolently.

PickledInAPearTree Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:23

She's annoyed you've taken away her high moral ground.

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 15:33:44


Simontowers1 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:39:57

To the poster further up - I didn't join just to support that stalker bloke. In any case I wasn't even supporting him. And how would I have even have known that thread was going on if I hadn't already joined in any case?

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Apr-13 15:45:19


Altinkum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:45:54

Is love to know who all these clique people are.

I've been on here years. What I have seen is people getig to know each other, get alone and shockingly at times disagree with one another also.

Just like RL THEN, I know hundreds of people, I suppose I'm all their posey then!!

Musta be so good being the top diggity dog, and being in my clique.

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Apr-13 15:46:19

So... Back to cats.

Mine are glaring at me balefully.

whattodoo Wed 03-Apr-13 15:46:27

My head is hurting right now.

Altinkum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:46:29

This place is just simply going to the dogs! Stoopid post and stoopid threads!

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 15:47:40

Mine came off the windowsill. Looked at me for a bit. Licked herself and then misjudged and fell off the settee.

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Apr-13 15:49:28


Did she then stalk of after giving you a withering look to say"I meant to do that"?

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Apr-13 15:50:54

"as if to say"

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 15:52:13

Yes, she did. Or it might have been an accusatory look. hmm

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Apr-13 15:53:43

Oh yeah.

It was your fault after all for providing the sofa.


HoneyDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 17:05:00

I am not, contrary to my households beliefs, a nagger or a control freak. As I often point out, I just like it when shit happens.

Pancakeflipper Wed 03-Apr-13 17:08:53

I hate going to work - I miss all the stalker threads.

coughingbean Wed 03-Apr-13 19:32:05

<confused> confused
I rather like it grin

LaQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 19:36:15

I must have something wrong with my eye-sight...because I simply don't see cliqies, and I never, ever have. Not on MN, nor IRL, to be honest.

What I see is groups of people, who obviously know each other (for whatever) reason. And, I think 'Oh, I like the look/sound of them, I shall try to get to know them...' (or not, if I don't like the look of them, obviously).

I never approach any new social situation, automatically thinking that I have a right to be immediately noticed, or included, and instantly made to feel like I belong.

After all, why the feck should anyone be that interested in me...they don't know me yet.

I believe that, essentially it's down to me, to put some effort in, and do the leg-work, and try my best to be friendly, amenable, approachable, whatever.

It's really not that hard.

LaQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 19:36:56

No, I don't see cliqies at all, I have no idea what they are...

I don't see cliques is what I meant.

EuniceDumbsdown Thu 04-Apr-13 20:14:11

"then we can all give Eunicedumbsdown the welcome to mumsnet she needs. So kind of her to pop in"

What are you going on about babyjaguar?

EuniceDumbsdown Thu 04-Apr-13 20:25:09

Never mind, I understand now. Didn't name change to complain about your pal; I name change just cos I feel like it. And no need to welcome me, been here years, ta very much smile

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