to want to know some of the unspoken rules of MN?

(288 Posts)
Gurke Sun 19-May-13 08:43:05

Just that really! I only joined a few months ago and have already learnt a lot of useful (and some less useful) stuff. On the whole I've been impressed by the tone of helpful solidarity and good-natured humour that prevails. But every now and then I'm wondering what I'm missing: why do some threads get hardly any replies, but others with pretty much the same question get loads? Why, as I read somewhere here, are displays of affection such as xx or virtual hugs a big no-no? Why does posters' whininess seem to be more accepted than neediness or petulance? (Huge generalisation, maybe unjustified) I'm a bit surprised about myself that I care, but I guess during the marathon of night feeds MN has become a rather good companion whose dynamics and rules I'd like to know better.

I'm not trying to be controversial, by the way, just genuinely curious.

AcrylicPlexiglass Sun 19-May-13 10:14:50

They are unspoken and unwritten rules so we can't tell you!

MsVestibule Sun 19-May-13 10:20:51

I didn't realise that there were any unspoken rules; MNers are a pretty vocal bunch, so all rules appear to be extremely spoken!

I know people put things like 'unmumsnetty hugs', but in the right circumstances, hugs are appropriate and I've never seen anybody ridicule them.

MalcolmTuckersMum Sun 19-May-13 10:22:26

Txt spk nvr goez dwn wel


Tee2072 Sun 19-May-13 10:22:31

No one knows the answer to the first question. That's just the way of message boards everywhere.

peanutMD Sun 19-May-13 10:27:46

Don't use text speak.

Search any AIBU before posting especially if it involves pierced toddlers or pushchairs on buses.

If you are entering into a debate make sure your spelling is correct or any perfectly valid points you make will be ridiculed.

The latter two learnt from bitter experience grin

MardyBra Sun 19-May-13 10:30:05

Don't post non AIBUs in AIBU. wink

MolotovCocktail Sun 19-May-13 10:33:08

Don't call others 'hun'.

Arguments are best avoided but when they do start, do not hurl personal insults. Try and maintain a civil tone otherwise you'll fall short.

Don't hijack other's threads.

Always remember that there is a genuine person at te end of the other computer/laptop/mobile device. Well, most of the time - beware of Trolls.

LEMisdisappointed Sun 19-May-13 10:33:55

Expect the entire direction of the thread to be dictated by the first few posts as posters jump on a bandwaggon - this is more likely to occur in AIBU

Never EVER call anyone hon/hun

No "hunz"
No "lolz"

Bonsoir Sun 19-May-13 10:35:38

Extra-marital affairs are always wrong
Stepmothers are evil witches
WOHMs do everything at home a SAHM does and hold down a job as well
Rich people must be taxed to death

everlong Sun 19-May-13 10:35:56

Just do what you want OP smile

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 19-May-13 10:36:40

I am always right.

Bonsoir Sun 19-May-13 10:36:57

Housework is akin to servitude

DoingTheSwanThing Sun 19-May-13 10:39:24

Xs are unnecessary.

A difficult habit for me to break.

You can fucking swear.

MolotovCocktail Sun 19-May-13 10:42:51

Nah, I give 'xxx' now an then, when appropriate. It's nice smile

MolotovCocktail Sun 19-May-13 10:43:47

And, you are free to learn new swears, like cockbadger and fucknuts grin

It's better to be bolshy than twee/cute.

Always click on links and google phrases or words if you're not sure what they mean. <evil laugh>

Bobyan Sun 19-May-13 10:49:30

Say what you think and think what you say!

Read the thread.

If you ask for opinions, don't be surprised when you get them.

And the old classic of "I disagree with what you say, but I defend your right to say it". Or something like that.

SoleSource Sun 19-May-13 10:50:55

Oh Lols pmsl



Nobody tells me nuffin

Tee2072 Sun 19-May-13 10:53:54

Remember the Mumsnet Addendum to Goodwin's Law: If you say 'but don't you love your children?' or similar, you automatically lose the argument.

Lweji Sun 19-May-13 10:59:16

If you name change, throw a pom bear to make people believe you are not a troll.
as if persistent trolls haven't cottoned on that by now

Don't post links to the DM. grin

Don't get angry just because you don't like the answers.

Read at least the last update from the OP, and save yourself from ridicule.

Doubtfuldaphne Sun 19-May-13 11:00:37

Always leave the bastard

Fairenuff Sun 19-May-13 11:22:37


(And don't take things personally)

MrsWolowitz Sun 19-May-13 11:29:41

Don't ask AIBU then carry on insisting that you're not after 20 odd pages of being told YABU.

Any remotely right wing point of views will result in passionate flaming.

Don't mention the fact that you are thinking about getting a dog unless it is a rescue staffy.

JudithOfThePascha Sun 19-May-13 11:30:40

Some threads don't get as many answers because they're boring, they're just repeating things have been said before, the title is dull or inaccurate or because the OP is such a long, single paragraph that posters lose the will to live before they've finished reading it.

But mostly, some threads don't get as many answers because, through luck and timing, not as many people happen to have seen that it's there.

I think to be honest, we'd love to think that there are hard and fast unspoken rules, but the beauty of MN is that it's pretty free. Yes, there's a bit of herd mentality, just like there is anywhere, but that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with MN. There are just too many members for everyone to be all in the know- even if we'd like them to be! It's just the normal rules that apply in real life.

thenightsky Sun 19-May-13 11:35:39

Use paragraphs.

Oh, maybe except that if you turn round and admit you're wrong, people will fall on your neck in gratitude and amazement, practically, like they've made a huge sacrifice in stepping back and considering at the replies. Tells us a lot about human nature really.

Don't mean to sound snidey- but I have noticed it!

LadyKinbote Sun 19-May-13 11:40:49

Learn what 'entitled' and pfb mean and avoid being either on AIBU! Use paragraphing properly. Don't slag off teachers unless they've really fucked up. I lurked for ages to get the feel of things.

MomsNetCurtains Sun 19-May-13 11:48:52

Use paragraphs, please.

Don't drip feed.

Understand that although many ladies (and men) on here are intelligent, warm and funny - the kind you would enjoy having a drink with in RL - the odd numpty does come along who will goad you. It's their issue, not yours, so don't let it wind you up and move on past their comments. smile

Welcome to MN!

fuzzypicklehead Sun 19-May-13 11:49:37

Do read the classics threads. They're both entertaining and illustrative of the craziness that is Mumsnet.

Don't get upset of a poster tears you to shreds on one thread. They will probably be your best friend on another thread.

Don't mention moldies, GF, Steiner, the unspeakables.

Never google anything that Mumsnet tells you to. What is seen cannot be unseen.

everlong Sun 19-May-13 11:50:50

Don't ask for paragraphs.

You'll get ripped apart.

quoteunquote Sun 19-May-13 11:54:58

Go to unanswered messages and get your five a day, if everyone did that then no one will get ignored.

Oh, and I am right on everything. grin

chocoluvva Sun 19-May-13 11:55:26

Sometimes posters unknowingly start threads on topics that have been 'done to death'. So there's a bit of luck in the timing of threads.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Sun 19-May-13 11:57:59

Dragging up years old threads and carrying on where they left off is a bit weird (imho).

Lazyjaney Sun 19-May-13 12:59:08

Emotional overreacting trumps critical thinking

A mans place is in the wrong

Never feed a child a hamwidge.

Lazyjaney Sun 19-May-13 13:03:11

By the way I love some of the uses of the strikeout passive aggressive, moi?

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 13:12:08

Don't make judgements. Because if you do you will be righteously judged, by some, for having the temerity to make aforementioned judgement...

It's a very convoluted, twisty-turny piece of MN logic, that often manifests, and if you try and decipher it, I suspect there will be a flux in the Spave Vs. Time Continuam, and the universe might well implode hmm

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 13:12:42

Space Vs. Time...

One Rule. Don't be an arse. smile

CarpeVinum Sun 19-May-13 13:28:34

I think if you want to enjoy yourself here (which is the point) be yourself, say what you think rather than what you think you should say to garner acceptance and generally don't worry about unspoken "rules".

As a general guidline I think most written and unwritten TOS can be summed up as "Don't Be a Git" and most people can manage that without having to try.

Don't click on links or google any words. [shuddere]

s not e. Sorry.

Gurke Sun 19-May-13 14:07:33

Thank you all - the fog has lifted (some of it), and I feel all warm and welcomed now. smile

To distill your MN wisdom so far:
Don't: be a bloody git. (Gits are known to write in txt, hijack threads, be boring and/or right-wing, judge, call people 'hun', be part of the herd).
Do: use paragraphs, grow a thicker skin, read the classics, answer unanswered messages, throw pom bears, remember that MILs (and inevitably their sons) are bastards, only use AIBU for inflammatory questions, be part of the herd.

All makes perfect sense. Not a bad manifesto for real life (except perhaps the pom bear throwing). smile

The timing of posts and their reception is interesting. If you tweet, there tend to be windows around 9-10am and 7-8pm when more people muck about on Twitter than at other times of the day. But MN timings must be different, what with all the forced insomnia.

Thanks again everyone. End of the lesson (this one at least)!

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 17:25:09

Oh, and don't sweat the small stuff. Some will ignore what you post, others will love it, some will hate it [shrugs]

As a MN veteran, my advice would be if you really don't like something/someone, then move on to the umpty squillion other threads, instead.

Life is too short to waste time, bearing grudges, splitting hairs, and up-dating your spreadsheet.

n.b. OP if you haven't learned about spreadsheeting yet, it is the curious MN practice, of painstakingly noting as much detail, about certain posters as possible...usually with nefarious intentions...

But, when called on it, it is necessary for the spreadsheeter to attempt to affect an air of total disinterest, about the MN-etter in question.

LaGuardia Sun 19-May-13 17:26:56

Never ever admit to being working class.

ShowOfHands Sun 19-May-13 17:31:17

Just get stuck in. You'll learn it all as you go along. We're all nobs when we start out but then we namechange, man up and come back for more.

My two bits of advice for posting on a forum are...

1. Remember that there's a real person behind what you're reading. You can still have manners even if they're not at your kitchen table drinking tea.

2. Never give more of yourself than you can afford to lose. While there might be a real person behind all posts (except GabbyLoggon's posts), they might not be the person you think.

Ezza1 Sun 19-May-13 17:41:56

Please be aware that somewhere Big Mother is always watching, trawling your posting history and ready to strike at any given moment.

You have 2 DCs you say? Well back on January 7th 2011 at 11.13 you said you had 1 dc.

No accounting for having possibly given birth in the meantime or having made a typo. No, Big Mother with her spreadsheet will dissect your life and you will end up believing her shock

Decoy Sun 19-May-13 18:21:54

There are no "rules" (except the ones from MN of course). Your contribution is as valid as that from the next person behind their screen. If you wish to call everyone hun, post petulant threads or virtual hugs, or reply to threads without many other replies yet, then go ahead. You'll find no-one can actually stop you grin

Gurke Sun 19-May-13 18:24:55

Spreadsheeting, huh? <hastily tries to cover her tracks>

pictish Sun 19-May-13 18:35:27

Make sure you know every poster's entire past posting history, because if you don't, you're likely to post a response that doesn't take whatever it is you're supposed to know about them into account, which is a massive faux pas.

quietbatperson Sun 19-May-13 19:22:30

Don't feed the troll

Never, ever start a thread about Parent and Child spaces in carparks

Never start a thread about buggies on buses

If you are ever thinking about possibly not calling a large supermarket to tell them that a £2 packet of grapes didn't go through the checkout properly and you haven't paid for them, you will be told you are a thief and must call them immediately and pay for said item.

Don't use lol

Do not mention She Who Must Not Be Named (aka SWMNBN)

Never, ever google dragon butter

Don't troll hunt, just hit report. Better you make a dick of yourself to MNHQ than leap on to a thread going 'a-ha!' when you have actually misread something innocent.

Read the classics. You especially need to find the one about pombears and find out why I giggle at penguin chocolate bars when I see them in the supermarket.

Don't misuse apostrophe's (see, that's making my eyes itch)

quietbatperson Sun 19-May-13 19:27:42

Sorry, that was a bit of an epic blush

Smudging Sun 19-May-13 19:40:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Smudging Sun 19-May-13 19:45:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NKffffffffabeee2d7X127640abcce Sun 19-May-13 19:54:29

I'm new too. Please can you explain the pom bears?

quietbatperson Sun 19-May-13 19:56:26


quietbatperson Sun 19-May-13 19:56:41


TheSecondComing Sun 19-May-13 20:00:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LEMisdisappointed Sun 19-May-13 20:10:43

If you have a light-hearted and trivial whinge about your DH/DP not putting his socks in the washing basket or failing to cook your dinner in bed - please post this in chat and not relationships. Chat = Ha ha, what a nob, my DP drives me nuts too. Relationships = I can't believe you hven't left the bastard, are you a woman or a mouse! Oh and the feminist boards - be afraid, be very afraid!

OP - i think you will fit in nicely around here, welcome to mnet

oldendaysending Sun 19-May-13 20:17:41

Never, ever, ever question the behaviour of a DC you do not know well, even if it is horrific. You will have 30 pages telling you the child undoubtedly has special needs, that no matter what damage the child did to you / your car / your DCs / your DH it is trivial compared to what the child's mother goes through and actually you SHOULD find that parent and APOLOGISE grin

TheSecondComing Sun 19-May-13 20:21:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fecklessdizzy Sun 19-May-13 20:23:47

Don't google dragon butter. Really. Bleach your brain territory. wink

YoniTime Sun 19-May-13 20:25:07

Mumsnet is basically the only site on the internet where people don't lol, they only grin. I always forget this!

Ilikethebreeze Sun 19-May-13 20:27:33

I do x sometimes
I do <hugs> sometimes.
Dont know why they are unmumsnetty.
If enough people do it, they wont be unmumsnetty!

threads getting replies or not.
Depends on which boards they are posted, and time of day posted.
Busy times, from 18.20pm to 8.30pm and 9.30pm to 10ish as a very rough guide.
Non busy times, night time[excepts for expats and breastfeeders], and taking kids to school time and 5.15pmish to 18.20pm.

Wouldnt have a clue about the whininess. Seems like you know more than me on that one.

everlong Sun 19-May-13 20:29:25

I lol yoni sometimes. I can't stand the grin

usualsuspect Sun 19-May-13 20:31:04

Post what you like ,how you like.

pictish Sun 19-May-13 20:32:56

I hated the grin when I started posting here, but I have grown used to it now.
I quite like a wee lol or a cheeky pmsl here and there.

usualsuspect Sun 19-May-13 20:34:00

I see loads of posters use lol on here.

Ilikethebreeze Sun 19-May-13 20:35:44

A tide of lols are coming in, as I presume, younger members join.

everlong Sun 19-May-13 20:37:16

I see LOL as a bit retro chic now.
It's that bad it's good lol wink

But seriously OP just be true to yourself and who you are.

Smudging Sun 19-May-13 20:50:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EggsMichelle Sun 19-May-13 20:57:48

I broke the rules, I googled Dragon Butter... [Shock] [giggle]

Where does one find these 'classic threads'?

Also very nervous about the spreadsheeting, but I'm pretty boring so think I'm safe!

EggsMichelle Sun 19-May-13 20:58:15

How did shock not work?

Lol is not to bad as long as its not used as punctuation.
E.g, I am sitting here eating a hamwich lol will have to get up to let the cat out in a minute lol.

MooseBeTimeForSpring Sun 19-May-13 21:09:21

And just be mindful of your spellchecker. There have been some absolute corkers on here, many of which are in Classics, such as the "Big Shit".

Spreadshit comes up a lot as well.

Greetings! And enjoy smile

Ooh, I've got one - Don't be a pompous male asking for relationship advice from "you ladies". You'll get eaten alive grin

Gurke Sun 19-May-13 21:22:00

My goodness, there is more! You are all very generous with your wisdom this evening. I have a lot more to learn, it seems. Such as how how 'dragon butter' would ever come up in a conversation in the first place (I know I'm a bit suburban, but still?).

But I love the way MN appears in your posts as this big, dark watering hole, where a myriad of exotic creatures meet in the depth of the night: there are the LOL-ers, the Grinners and the Huggers, the Feminists, the Expats, the School-runners and the Nightfeeders; the Trolls can be seen more and more often; and every now and then there are some Twats coming out of their hiding... grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 19-May-13 21:28:06

If you post about:

P&C parking

Some wag will come on and say "hasn't this been done to death", as if you are meant to just know, and moreover no-one is allowed to talk about common topics

Now you know, though wink

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 19-May-13 21:31:07

Don't fucking type "lol", unless you actually are laughing out loud, which I seriously doubt, and even then don't type it

everlong Sun 19-May-13 21:37:21

How the fuck do you know if someone is laughing out loud or not Jamie?

You can type what you like.

YoniTime Sun 19-May-13 21:37:34

I type it when I'm loling IRL and grin is not enough!

DearPrudence Sun 19-May-13 21:38:21
everlong Sun 19-May-13 21:39:13

It makes me laugh how some people think they can tell folk what to do on here.

As if.

maddening Sun 19-May-13 21:46:22

do not admit to appreciating p&c spaces - you always park far away as that's how they did it in the 70's , 80's & 90's.

maddening Sun 19-May-13 21:49:19

do not admit to appreciating p&c spaces - you always park far away as that's how they did it in the 70's , 80's & 90's.

maddening Sun 19-May-13 21:49:58

don't double post blush

pictish Sun 19-May-13 21:57:04

I often laugh out loud at my computer screen Jamie, and you'll just have to take my word on it.

So lol lol and thrice lol! grin

FarelyKnuts Sun 19-May-13 21:58:32

Talking of non AIBU's in AIBU...

Is anyone ever tempted to go onto one and just say YABU even though it makes no sense (because the poster isn't ACTUALLY asking an AIBU question!!)?

everlong Sun 19-May-13 21:59:37

<fist pumps Pictish>


pigletmania Sun 19-May-13 22:01:53

Don't post controversial subjects or subjects that that appear in the DM, you will be accused of being a troll, or starting a bun fight, or you might get a hmmor I'm getting my popcorn out,from some people

No breastfeeding vs formula threads, or benefits threads they have been done to death and people are generally bored of them

No racism, sexism or anti disability/SN

No generalising osweeping statements. Try to word your posts and replies carefully, read them before posting

Hope this helps smile

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Sun 19-May-13 22:14:44

Also there are some posters with an agenda. You will recognise them if you waste too much time on here. They are easy to spot as no matter what topic is being discussed they always twist it round to their pursuit of spreading their ideology. It can be quite impressive...though a bit tiresome.
grin wink
This is why I want a hide poster you know who option.

YoniTime Sun 19-May-13 22:24:07

Who is it Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii?
Which leads us to this rule. Don't sign up just to post weird anti-MN stuff.

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 22:34:52

Oh, and make sure you know your emoticons...for the longest time, I thought the hmm emoticon, was meant to denote sarcasm...eventually I twigged it's meant to denote that you're being skeptical...

However, I oft continue to use hmm to denote sarcasm, until such time as MNHQ design a proper sarcastic emoticon - preferably one which can be seen to shrug its shoulders and curl its lip.

amazingmumof6 Sun 19-May-13 22:35:55

LazyJaney "Never feed a child a hamwidge"

true, unless they are veges!grin

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 22:38:47

Oh, and the cunning ability to twist a very smug sounding virtue, out of what is (clearly) a rather unfortunate necessity, can prove useful - although, I think it requires some quite intensive training.

2rebecca Sun 19-May-13 22:40:25

Don't start threads about threads, either discuss your point on the thread or let it go.

2rebecca Sun 19-May-13 22:42:37

Don't start a thread unless you mean to chat to folk on the thread and update them.
Just because you start a thread doesn't mean that you get to decide when it finishes.

amazingmumof6 Sun 19-May-13 22:44:23

quietbatperson would you mind linking the pombear and penguin threads if you can, please? or anyone else...

I've been looking for these and the ones about fucking snails & cut up pears but I don't know the titles and/or posters so it's very tricky..

soz for hijacking hun, hugs n lol grin

MrsRickyMartin Sun 19-May-13 23:55:57

Don't google bluewaffle. Seriously, don't. grin

CherylTrole Sun 19-May-13 23:57:15

Dont mention Chavs
Dont mention Chavsda <Asda>
Dont mention MN Royaltee
Dont mention Katie Hopkins aka Xenia
Dont mention SAHM vs WOHM
Dont mention Daily Mail

ComposHat Mon 20-May-13 00:03:14

As a newish mumsnetter, please accept a complimentary supply of:

Full Stops - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Commas - , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Colons - : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Semicolons - ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Apostrophes - ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '




amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 00:16:23

don't give advice on weaning, unless you are pro-BLW

do reply to posts asking for linkscto older threads grin

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 10:25:07

Why thank you Compos for that bag of punctuation marks. May they go forth and multiply. But there is no sarcasm emoticon?

To the fellow newbie amazingmum: I think finding those threads is an initiation quest. I'll give you a hand with two I've seen so far: the pombear one is here: And this one is about Jesus in the cabbage van: Just scroll through the Classics and you'll find more.

The bluewaffle thing I could have done without this morning, cheers for that.

Anyway, I venture forth laden with copious insights into the wondrous workings of MN, thank you all.

ComposHat Mon 20-May-13 10:41:48

No it wasn't aimed at you OP it is just that you get some hugely over-long threads, all in one gigantic paragraph.

The worst ones are also written in txt spk and are devoid of any punctuation, capital letters or anything that might resemble a sentence.

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 10:43:53

No, Compos, I'm genuinely grateful. Punctuation rocks!

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 11:05:18

Be yourself and don't be indoctrinated by what other people think MN should be like. There's room for all sorts smile

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:12:09

thanks gurke

I still don't known how to do links.sad

I've read some corkers and would love to give you some joining presents!

everlong Mon 20-May-13 14:27:15

Don't have a sly dig at someone just for the hell of it on random threads.
Do back up what you're having a dig about.

Don't ignore said person when they ask you to explain themselves.

OrangeFireandGoldashes Mon 20-May-13 14:39:35

dragon butter

Go on. You know you want to. G'wan g'wan g'wan g'wan g'wan.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 20-May-13 15:43:08


Why have you picked up my post, and not al the others telling people what they should and shouldn't do?

Obviously it was tongue in cheek

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 20-May-13 15:47:58

..and I wasn't talking about you, BTW. Had not read the whole thread blush

OP, read the whole thread, in case you inadvertently offend someone

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 15:57:45

Don't hold grudges. I have posters that irritate the crap out of me on some threads and make me want to hug them on others. Don't be a cow on a thread just because someone pissed you off two weeks ago.

Also apologise if you are wrong or being an arse. We are all wrong sometimes and arses occasionally. So when you are just own up.

Unless you are dealing with a twat or a troll in which case do as you like.

Lweji Mon 20-May-13 16:00:02

Learn the staple replies:

And tell offs:
Fuck off to the far side of fuck and then fuck off some more.
Did you mean to be so rude?

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 16:16:12

What is it with the dragon butter on MN? (Yes, even this one...) Orange I see your butter and raise you a meat hand

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 16:20:19

Oops, another fundamental lesson: conversation moves on while you forget to refresh your browser.

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 16:29:40

Lweji Leave the bastard? (I'm guessing it's not 'looking to buy'...)

Mintyy Mon 20-May-13 16:32:05

Everlong - hello - I replied to your pm.

everlong Mon 20-May-13 16:34:29

Jamie my post today wasn't to you.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 16:37:24

gurke meat hand is brilliant! [thumbs up emoticon]

I just don't get dragon butter. What's the big deal? anyone care to explain, please?

Lweji Mon 20-May-13 16:39:45

Loving the meat hand. grin makes mental note for halloween

Nothing to do with dragon butter, though. yes, I googled it ages ago

everlong Mon 20-May-13 16:40:09

No mintyy you haven't replied to the pm's asking you to show me where all these digs at your innocuous posts are?

If you have a problem with me pm me. Don't have a go on someone else's thread and then ignore me.

It isn't very fair. And as far as I'm concerned like I said in my pm there is no evidence of me picking at you.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 20-May-13 16:47:18


I meant yesterday's post

I'm glad we're good

Absy Mon 20-May-13 16:47:49

The Dragon Butter thing started because there was a MNer who's name (on MN, obvs not in RL) was DragonButter (thinking of like, a fierce butterfly or something) who loved their name until someone came along and went "do you have any idea what that means? Look it up" and then everyone googled. And then everyone puked. So DragonButter changed their name to nevergoogledragonbutter and then appears to have buggered off. And from then on in, dragon butter became one of those things you don't google. Like space docking. Or blue waffle. Or terry wogan's cock.

Absy Mon 20-May-13 16:48:02

(the last one is self evident).

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 16:59:23

Absy thank you!

but why is dragon butter puke worthy? it's just butter.

and of course am looking up space docking etc.

not the cock though.
I see enough willies everyday.

Lweji Mon 20-May-13 17:01:14

It's not just butter.
It's S&M butter.

Well, not really, but you get the gist.
Try Urban dictionary.
Or rather, don't. <puke>

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 17:06:02

Jesus. Don't look up dragonbutter or space docking. Really.

You were warned. It's not a cute joke.

<brain bleach>

MsBuzz Mon 20-May-13 17:06:14

Lweji what is a pom bear?

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 17:08:59

Or (yuk) pink sock. I cannot unremember knowing what that means.

I think anything goes on here really apart from rampant godforsaken stupidity and bigotry. And loads of these fucking things !!!!!!!!! Especially when posted in twos!! Like this!! And sometimes with a space before the exclamation marks like this !! It makes you look as thick as two short planks !!

And u and ur textspeaks. Just type it properly.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 17:10:09

you mean how Jack Nicholson used it in The Postman alway rings twice - not for cooking....(I think it was that film)

apparently anyone who saw the film when first released felt very awkward sitting around the breakfast table handing the butter round.

loads switched to margarine.....grin


Absy Mon 20-May-13 17:11:42

Given you can't see what's wrong with it, you clearly haven't googled it. Don't. Just don't. There are things you can't unread ...

Do you have any other MN history questions? I'm fairly good on MN history c. 2007 to 2013, including a specialism on "stupid chatty threads" including my own special one about cardigans and Dallas. And my personal favourite, Thickos on Trip Advisor (in Classics).

NicholasTeakozy Mon 20-May-13 17:12:17

Remember that nobody, and I mean nobody, loves their kids as much as ORANGE KLAXON Peter Andre.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 17:13:18

but * pagwatch* newbies surely have to know, as part of the initiation process.

pmsl at " it's not just butter" grin with sultry music

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 17:14:25

x post Absy too late

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 17:19:07

Its not code for butter as a lubricant.

It's worse than that.

Lweji Mon 20-May-13 17:19:11

I'm not from the ancient time of Pom Bears, but it's in classics.
Had never heard of them before MN, though. grin

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 17:20:08


Nah. Newbies don't need to know. No one needs that level of information.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 17:20:10

msbuzz bear

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 17:21:39

ok Pagwatch thanks for saving my innocence. smile

MsBuzz Mon 20-May-13 17:22:08

I have found it!

YoniTime Mon 20-May-13 17:38:09

I have actually googled and then managed to forget the meaning of all those words. And I don't think I want to remember them! But someone posted about sootykins (sp?) recently and that's something that I haven't manage to unremember yet...ugh!

LadyKinbote Mon 20-May-13 19:10:47

I have never googled those things since I joined MN [proud]. Just got DH to and these were his reactions:
Dragon butter: wrinkled nose, "yeah, that's kind of disgusting"
Space docking: laugh and "that so doesn't happen!"
He agrees that googling them will upset my delicate sensibilities and I'm trusting him on that!

YoniTime Mon 20-May-13 19:29:19

I don't really get why people here are so found of referencing those words or encouraging newbies to google them? There are tons of gross things and weird gross slang on the internet so why the obsession with dragonbutter etc?

Amazingmum wasn't it Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris"? Or have I got it wrong?
OP there is a great classic about what "Centre Parks" really means.
Also "What to wear to the Zoo" from S and B was my favourite.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 19:56:49

drywhite I'm not sure. nevet saw the film, just a clip on one of those 50 most shocking/ memorable movie moments programmes.

I can clearly remember Jack Nicholsons crazy face pushing some woman onto the floor then reaching for the butter.
but you might be right. and JN has a kind of crazy face whatever he does. he is a scary genius.

back to OP - tell me about name changing, please.

is it possible to NC for a thread or a time period for whatever reason, but then go back to your old name/s?
do people have a closet of different names to pick from for the day?

or do you loose your previous name?

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 19:59:25


Both films have similar scenes.
Last tango was crap. The postman always ..was pretty good. I always thought Jessica Lange was lovely and very talented.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 20:01:24

pagwatch I met her and have her autograph!

Pagwatch Mon 20-May-13 20:09:35

How fab!

Gurke Mon 20-May-13 21:05:12

Sorry I went AWOL to tend to sick DC. But I see we're still on the subject of disgusting google tricks. (And Jessica Lange - agree she's great.)

Good question about namechanging, amazingmum. Do people have different names for different forums, or for different moods (e.g. the belligerent one, the soppy one, the tragic one, the one into revolting google images...)? Or do you only NC when you think you're being outed in RL? (Just saw another thread on that).

Absy I'd love to hear more of the olden days. <gets comfy around the fire> Do tell us some more MN lore please. And about your cardigans and Dallas.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 21:07:04

yes, Dallas I miss that villain JRsad

pictish Mon 20-May-13 21:08:45

Oh God don't ask for tales of the olden days...for they are very dull. If you weren't there, it's not at all interesting.

As for NC - I am pictish all the time.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 21:11:24

also how to make a thread into Classics - do you need a certain number of requests only or does it depend on topic, number of posts or pages?

BTW I still don't know how to do a link.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 21:13:38

pictish T rexing and Sharon changed my life, so I respectfully disagree!smile

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 21:19:57

If you see something untoward, REPORT it to HQ.
OliviaMumsnet is always usually right.

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 10:09:08

Yes, agree with Pag.

Don't bear grudges FFS. Life really is too short. And, honestly, the only person you actually end up hurting/annoying is yourself.

And if you insist on lugging your grudge around with you, because of something posted in 2007...then you will end up just looking embittered, and petty. Which is never a good look.

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 10:12:15

Oh, and every now and again...if you tend to only perch on AIBU/Chat - it's worth taking a wander through the rest of Mumsnet, because that can really open your eyes, and perhaps make you appreciate what other posters have, going on in their lives, and that they might need some compassion.

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 10:15:20

As a Mumsnet veteran, I have to admit I have never googled, any dodgy links/names.

I suspect it would be just like the first time I watched The Inbetweeners, and DH had to translate for me, the whole way through.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:27:27

how do I do a link please? [invisible?] sad

amazingmum, assuming you are on a computer and not the mobile site, look down there &#8595; &#8595; under the heading "Links" and there are instructions. Basically it involves copying and pasting the address from your browser window into your message and adding some square brackets and stuff.

Damnit my lovely down arrows didn't work!

Never post when drunk (unless you are on the drunk thread)

<Bitter memories>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 13:10:14

thanks ♥&◆ smile

sorry , not messing with your name, but found theee on my phonesmile

will give it a go on pc later.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 13:11:53

* these

next question: why isn't there a [choc] yet? why? why? WHY?

rules? really?
I hate all that clicky bollox.

oh I cant write bollox can I?

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:03:06

amazingmumof6 YY to the choc!!!! Can I report your post so that MNHQ see the need for a [choc] symbol?! grin

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:04:41

I have reported your comment amazing. FAB idea re choccie symbol!!!!!! Don't worry - I've explained the reason for the reporting. smile

everlong Tue 21-May-13 14:08:58

Well quite don't bear grudges.
If there's anything to grudge of course.

everlong Tue 21-May-13 14:10:03

What did you post exit in your drunken haze?
Spill. grin

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:25:36

No email from MNHQ re [choccie] symbol. Dammit, we need a choccie symbol!!! grin

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 14:33:01

thanks Momsnet

if any one else agrees with having [choc] emoticon please report my previous post to MNHQ

Pagwatch Tue 21-May-13 14:43:11

Why can't you write bollocks?
You can write cunting wankbadger if the mood takes you.

It's not 'clicky bollox'. It has nothing to do with cliques. It's just a random chat.

I like your name untwistingmymelonman.

I rarely even post on the drunk thread because my brain has no filter when I am drunk. At all.

What did you confess exit?

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:52:49

amazingmumof6 MNHQ sent me an email! They are considering the [choccie] symbol!!!!!!!! Hurrah!!!!!

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:55:05

I said it could be called [amazingchoc] i.e. a chocolate with a cape in reference to you being an 'amazing mum of 6'. grin

Limelight Tue 21-May-13 14:57:26

I didn't know about the spreadsheeting thing and I've been around for a little while (although lurked for some time). Am now very much hoping I'm very dull (for the first time in my life) blush

Def read the classics by the way. Best way into MN. I remember the Pom bear thread when it happened - I got nothing done that day.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 14:58:33

momsnet I ♥ you! thanks!

just started a AIBU thread about it. wink

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 15:04:31


Yay! I'm really chuffed too! haha <virtual hug> xxxx

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 15:07:54

Oh my, what a brainwave amazingmum! <high five!> I haven't had any chocolate for so long because of DS' reflux, would be great to indulge virtually at least!

grin Pag I just learnt that wankbadger actually means something... (yuk).

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 15:15:19

Limelight YY to classics. I also wasted enjoyed a whole 10 hours doing that. smile

poncypony Tue 21-May-13 15:57:39

Never stealth boast.

It is occasionally okay to boast properly.

Nothing. I just get more argumentative when I am in my cups. I really do try hard not to upset people on here, as I do enough of that, unwittingly, in RL.

Although I did once post a defence of marriage, not realising I was in the lone parents topic confused.

I thought spreadsheets were a joke!

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 16:04:54

'Although I did once post a defence of marriage, not realising I was in the lone parents topic' HA!

Spreadsheets? I don't get this joke - can someone explain it to me?! Is it brides and the spreadsheet thing...? sad

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:09:02

exit and not on thecfeminist one? shock

thanks I like your name too.
I was referring to some comments earlier on about don't use tx speak,dont use kisses etc.
haven't read the last few pages

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:14:58

momsnet <waves>

I think spreadsheeting is like FBI files.
some people keep a "tab" on others, apparently, so if your stories/arguments are not consistent from one thread to another they might bring it up and question you about it.

Here's some [choc] for you wink

everlong Tue 21-May-13 16:17:17

Nah you're fine exit. Very amenable I'd say.

I don't need spreadsheets. I've got an excellent memory wink

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 16:27:32

Mom no, nowt to do with brides.

T'would appear, that some MN-etters like to keep tabs on other MN-etters, and like to update their spreadsheet with details of other MN-etters.

Obviously, when challenged they affect disinterest, and pretend it's pure coincidence that they can recall something you posted 47 months ago.

A MN-etter (can't recall who) once jumped all over me, when I mentioned I'd watched a TV program. According to her, I couldn't have done, because I'd mentioned we didn't have a TV, and I was always banging on about how I didn't watch much TV.

I'd actually mentioned we didn't have a TV over a bleddy year ago (we didn't have one for a while, it blew up, and we didn't miss it). But, we'd kinda been out, and bought one know, how people do...

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:35:39

LaQueen was it just the telly or other items too?

just so you can update my spread sheet..grin

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:38:04

*just so that I can update my spread sheet about you

oh well, you can add "can't spell, loves Scrabble" to minegrin grin

usualsuspect Tue 21-May-13 16:38:04

I prefer the post it note on my pc screen method.

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 16:39:50

amazing I can't remember grin I just remembering feeling a bit hmm, and that someone on MN had an unhealthy knowledge about the number of electrical items in our house...

I remember your back passage. Or was it stairs?

YoniTime Tue 21-May-13 18:26:00

Why would someone want to remember if someone on a large forum has a TV or not confused

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 18:52:21

LaQueen seriously? That seems a waste of effort & memory. I can't remember what I did yesterday, never mind about other people's electrical equipment...

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 18:56:48

But I've been curious about something else concerning MN: is the general assumption that everyone here is a woman (unless perhaps they have something like 'dad' in their name)?

usualsuspect Tue 21-May-13 19:01:17

You should just post around the boards.

That's the best way to get to know MN.

needaholidaynow Tue 21-May-13 19:14:47


And don't use capitals like above! grin

Mintyy Tue 21-May-13 19:19:40

Gurke - to answer your question about making assumptions that everyone is female. It is something that can tend to happen, but there are plenty of men on Mumsnet, so never take it for granted! The tame men we do have don't tend to put "I am a man" on every thread, but you'll get to know them after a while.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 21-May-13 19:21:50

Some of them are almost human, you'd never guess! grin

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 19:27:01

Just be yourself, assuming you are a good person and not spoiling for a fight. smile

Talk as if you were having coffee (or wine smile ) with the person.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 19:33:39

momsnet or bear

quoteunquote Tue 21-May-13 19:51:39


Gurke Tue 21-May-13 20:21:35

Haha Jamie, some of my best friends are men... grin

Ok then Momsnet, I'll try to be my less obnoxious self smile

Have you got the links working yet, amazingmum? By the way, do you really have 6 kids? How do you cope?!? smile

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:24:24

yep, 5 boys and baby girl smile
it's not easy, but fun!

still on phone, will try tomorrow and report back! thanks

LaQueen Tue 21-May-13 21:20:34

Exit grin

It was stairs.... (whispers) stairs that actually went up out of my kitchen apparently, this was wrong somehow grin

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 21:55:56

Wow amazing, I'm in awe of you. Do you get through gallons of wine at the end of a day? I would... Here is some to keep you going wine

What was that staircase crime you committed then, LaQueen? Sounds serious.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 22:02:21

Thanks, but no wine for

another rule: never admit you don't drink wine wine wine wine wine wine wine wine wine wine

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 22:13:06

Sorry, no vino, got it - let's wait until your [chocs] come through then smile

ElectricSheep Tue 21-May-13 22:14:55

trip to center parcs=bumsex

LEMisdisappointed Tue 21-May-13 22:23:00

ive never been to center parcs! i always thought it was too middle class!

Am wondering if Gurke is compiling some sort of dossier wink

ElectricSheep Tue 21-May-13 23:01:30

It is middle class LEM. They only do naice bumsex grin

Just for you OP

Gurke Tue 21-May-13 23:51:49

Thanks Electric - very educational thread grin

I almost wish I was a spreadsheeter, LEM, now that i know about this strange practice. But sadly I am a boring and completely transparent old fart who has no time for anything as I is...

EatenByZombies Wed 22-May-13 00:05:10

All that talking about not googling dragon butter is making my fingers itch.
I don't want to.
But I do.

Oh god, why did you have to mention it!?

Gurke Wed 22-May-13 00:06:42 it is.

LaQueen Wed 22-May-13 08:03:45

Gurke I'm still unclear, as to why having stairs go out my kitchen was especially wrong ...but, I think it was because this somehow implied my house was much smaller, than I had led to believe...and, my stalker felt she had scored some points grin

...but, as several other posters, who also have Georgian houses kindly pointed out, the stairs in my kitchen would have been for the servants, originally. And, the main/separate staircase would have been elsewhere (in our house, you can see where it would originally have been in our hall).

You mean you only have one set of stairs? I thought they were extra stairs!


Oops - I have broken the rule about not derailing threads.

LaQueen Wed 22-May-13 08:19:13

Oh, I'm so sorry exit [strokes hair...]

Originally, there were 2 sets of stairs - but, way back when, they got rid of the main stairs in the hall. At various points, this house has apparently been used as a doctor's surgery/florists/general's bang in the middle of the village high street, so great location, I guess smile

NicholasTeakozy Wed 22-May-13 08:24:34

I thought derailing threads was de rigueur?

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 08:25:04

<Licks sharp end of pencil>

now tells us LaQueen was this after or before that lovely holiday you didn't have to take baby stuff?
<makes stern face, narrows eyes>

another rule: don't bring stuff over from other threads.
exception bear

btw it was a lovely post LQ smile

LaQueen Wed 22-May-13 08:26:54

Oh...oh...I can't're traumatising me, with your officious pen-licking amazing grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 09:01:41

LaQueen Sharon the hoor made me do it. grin

TheSecondComing Wed 22-May-13 09:09:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pagwatch Wed 22-May-13 09:19:52

<<peers at TSC>>

Are you like Santa ?

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 09:24:31

shock maybe!
TSC does it really stands for TheSantaComing?grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 09:24:54

*stand for

lissieloo Wed 22-May-13 09:32:35

Ah, but TSC, remember this: you absolutely must forget everything anyone has ever posted!

Remind me again, which one are you? wink

TheSecondComing Wed 22-May-13 09:42:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lissieloo Wed 22-May-13 09:46:27

hahaha grin what a nob.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 09:50:33

well my DS1 is a choirboy in one of the Royal Chapels and gets paid for it..

we should really say that he works for Her Majesty, shouldn't we?grin

reelingintheyears Wed 22-May-13 09:58:40

God's right hand man amazingmum.

BumpingFuglies Wed 22-May-13 09:59:02

The center parcs thread is still at number 3 if you google. Oh dear grin

echt Wed 22-May-13 10:01:33

If you post about the strange/weird/different/unacceptable behaviour of someone else, be prepared for the following:

1. If you hazard a guess in your OP that the person might have mental health (MH) issues or, if a child, (SN) you will be pissed on from great height for presuming to diagnose.

2. If you DON'T allow for these in your OP, you will be pissed on from a great height for NOT factoring these possibilities before you posted.

lissieloo Wed 22-May-13 10:05:21

Jools holland and I are close, personal friends! i waited on him once, years ago, and made him laugh

everlong Wed 22-May-13 10:05:49

Don't be one thing or the other.

Either be outspoken, bolshy, sharp and says it like it is

Or pleasant and inoffensive.

Then you won't be accused of being tetchy and off.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 10:11:08

another rule: don't brag about your kids or anythingelse really, unless invited to do so by the thread/topic/other posters etc.

same as RL, nobody cares and you'll look like a nob

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 10:12:21

ant for fick sake learnt to spell!

reelingintheyears Wed 22-May-13 10:18:07

Has anyone mentioned royalty yet <<runs away>> grin

lissieloo Wed 22-May-13 10:20:41

If you decide to leave, you must post a flounce thread. And then another, and another. All in all it should take you 6 months to actually leave.

FuckThisShit Wed 22-May-13 10:32:52

Has anyone mentioned royalty yet <<runs away>>

No reeling, because I've not arrived yet grin

Has anyone ever really left?

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 10:34:55

reeling I had mentioned Her Majesty, doesn't that count? <sulking>

everlong Wed 22-May-13 10:37:46

I've left about 3 times this week in my head

The next person to fuck me off will make me succeed.

That's not an invitation to wind me up either.

<rubs temples>

reelingintheyears Wed 22-May-13 10:46:29

Thank FuckThisShit is here <<curtseys>>

reelingintheyears Wed 22-May-13 10:47:37

But you are royalty too everlong <<doffs cap>>

FuckThisShit Wed 22-May-13 10:53:37


amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 10:54:04

and here's your tiara


amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 10:54:35

kind of

You can wear that on the meet up.

lissieloo Wed 22-May-13 11:24:33

And shriek "don't you know who I am?" At people!

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 11:27:19

and a magic wand to go with it


BeCool Wed 22-May-13 11:35:29

If you do fuck up and stomp around crazily insulting a dog owning teacher trying to get a double buggy on a bus, remember you can always name change and start afresh.

Realise that some threads are only started by "fresh" MN'ers - P&C parking threads leap to mind. They always feel like it's an important subject to discuss, not realising every 2nd newbie starts a thread about them.

BeCool Wed 22-May-13 11:40:52

Links are really fucking easy!!!!!!!!!!
Even on a phone you can do it!

just look down there at bottom on the page & it's all laid out for you

(whew been wanting to say that for a while now - so many posters say "I CAN'T do links"!!! Yes you can - just TRY) grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 12:02:56

I'm not always good at that sort of thing and now you made me feel like I'm stupid.sad

there's no bottom page on my phone, not that I can see.

but someone's already kindly answered so not sure why the ragehmm

ah well, maybe I'm just oversensitive right now coz I've just found out something quite disturbing.

and still no [choc]

BeCool Wed 22-May-13 12:17:58

Ah well I should clarify they are ONLY easy on the phone if FIRST you know how to do them on a computer smile

But I will copy them here for you, if you want to give it a go (this is one way - the easiest way): gives
Mumsnet gives Mumsnet

Go on give it a go!

Another tip, is NEVER let random strangers on the WWW let you feel like you are stupid grin

BeCool Wed 22-May-13 12:20:08

and there was no rage.

Maybe best not to get so wound up by random comments on a random (light hearted) thread by someone you don't know?

BeCool Wed 22-May-13 12:23:24

argggh that didn't turn out - you use two of these [[ & ]] around your www name - I'll do it with spaces so you can see below. When you do it, do it without the spaces:

[[ ]] gives
[[ Mumsnet ]] gives Mumsnet

NoelHeadbands Wed 22-May-13 12:24:13

Haha BeCool the link thing always gets me too

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 12:25:24

thank you BeCool and I'm sorry! smile

yep, good rule!

<ponders NC to MustLearnToBeCool>


birdbrain17 Wed 22-May-13 13:19:21

how do you do those little stars and hearts?! Not that I'm trying to change the topic of the thread or anything as that would be against mn rules [innocent face] (anyone agree that there isn't enough emoticons?)

YoniTime Wed 22-May-13 13:39:23

I'm not a newbie but I still don't know what the royality is!

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 13:47:34


you mean like these? ♡♥☆★♧♣
now that I can do on my phone <wink at BeCool>

Until Mumsnet Towers sorts out [choc], here's some chocolate for y'all:


also white choc, coz I'm generous



BeCool Wed 22-May-13 13:59:22

that's amazing amazing - I can't do any of that. How does one maketh a little heart appear???

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 14:15:11

one presseth a ♥ on the almighty Smartphone,

no bragginggrin

another rule: never admit there is Smartphone in thine possession, it maketh thee look dumb.wink

<my precious>

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 14:19:18

or try x-stitch style

BeCool Wed 22-May-13 14:28:03

amazing you are a genius!
it's all gone >>>>>> woosh >>>>> over this head


IKnowWhat Wed 22-May-13 19:17:39

✨☔⛄⛅✊✋❕❔1⃣2⃣3⃣4⃣5⃣6⃣7⃣8⃣9⃣0⃣➿⛎⛔ ⭕⛵⛎


Oh my little pictures don't work.

ha ha ha

There used to be thread in site stuff that had all the codes....

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 19:40:01

now you're talking exit

and I think we have a winner! grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 19:40:53

still whrre the hell is my [choc]angry

YoniTime Wed 22-May-13 20:11:46


YoniTime Wed 22-May-13 20:12:22

What! How did you manage to do that!

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 20:33:38

and another rule:

Question: DH/OH/DP/boyfriend etc has done or said xyz. what should I do?

Answer: if I were you I would....

Correct answer: LEAVE THE BASTARD!

IKnowWhat Wed 22-May-13 22:23:11


Where did the stars come from? And will someone please explain how to put a little red wave on PMs?

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-May-13 22:30:41

If you get a PM from someone you don't want to. then there is a little red hand beside it which will block future messages

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 22:38:15


amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 22:39:36

ooh, I screwed that up.

Rule: stop fecking showing off

nannynick Wed 22-May-13 22:41:23

Stars may be from the Mumsnet App.

nannynick Wed 22-May-13 22:43:38

But no stars on ipad app. Hmm, wonder if it is the android app, or something else. thanks

IKnowWhat Wed 22-May-13 22:54:59

To get these ....

✨☔⛄⛅✊✋❕❔1⃣2⃣3⃣4⃣5⃣6⃣7⃣8⃣9⃣0⃣➿⛎⛔ ⭕⛵⛎

You have to use the ipad Mumsnet App and the Emojji emoticons. There was a thread a few months back where a couple of us went through ALL the billions of emoticons to find the all the full colour ones that worked. It took all evening shockshockshockshockshock

They don't show up on the Ipad App once you have posted the message but, very mysteriously, they do if you then view Mumsnet normally (not using the App).

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