to ask if you sad when, after starting a topice, no one responds?

(1000 Posts)
ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:05:10

I used to think that I was a good writer. But, since joining MN, I have to face the sad realisation that this is untrue. If I comment on a thread, it dies, and if I start a thread, no one answers! I give up. I know I am a good reader, I will stick to that from now on....

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 19-May-13 18:06:54

Well, I am replying on this one!

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:07:30

Seeing the BIG typo in my title, I now KNOW I am not a good writer!

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:08:03

IN fact, I think I will give up reading as well...

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 19-May-13 18:08:53

Oh yes. It happens to us all. I have killed many a thread and had tumbleweed moments as my clearly deathly dull thread disappears without trace with my lone little voice on it.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:09:07

Thanks, Hazel....

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 19-May-13 18:09:28

Yeah, I thought I'd skip over that as your post sounded a little sad... grin

I seem to go through stages where I kill every thread that I post on. It's just sod's law though, isn't it - most people stay in Active Convos (well, I mostly do anyway), so if you fall off that... you're done for!

Noorny Sun 19-May-13 18:09:42

I think you need to become less emotionally sensitive.

musickeepsmesane Sun 19-May-13 18:10:27

I'm here too. I am very good at killing threads [shame] Also today, due to another thread, I have only just found out what the unanswered messages thingy up there means!!

Noorny Sun 19-May-13 18:10:33

Instead of starting a topic here, start a Topic chocolate bar. That may cheer you up.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 19-May-13 18:10:39

Also, it always happens when I have made - what I feel is - a HILARIOUS joke or observation. Then, nothing, apart from the suggestion of tumbleweed...

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:11:00

or give up reading

AgentZigzag Sun 19-May-13 18:11:36

It can feel a bit meh when not many reply, especially if it's something really important to you.

The key is to post more not less, you shouldn't take not having many replies personally and it doesn't mean you're insignificant.

You seem an OK writer to me, what's a few typos between freinds? smile

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 19-May-13 18:12:00

Never give up, Zen!
Keep on plodding along, like me. And the Little Donkey.

I'm great at killing threads. I also refuse to start them because they inevitably go down like a lead balloon.

AgentZigzag Sun 19-May-13 18:14:23

Start a thread about cake?

MNers can't resist a bit o' cake porn.

DeafLeopard Sun 19-May-13 18:15:27

I'm another thread killer too.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:16:25

The " MN secret rules" topic really made me ponder. Sometimes I am laughing away as I type, then no one picks up on what I wrote, obv, not funny to anyone but me!

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:18:20

Could you look at the thread I started earlier and give feedback on it? Maybe the title was too yucky...

Jestrin Sun 19-May-13 18:18:50

I know for sure that I'm not eloquent and can't translate what I want to say into a written form. I can't even draw! grin

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 18:19:48

You need to learn the subtle bump to catch the crowds at the different times of day grin

I've killed loads of threads. It's an art form.

AgentZigzag Sun 19-May-13 18:21:01

Can you link to your thread Zen?

Or say what the title is?

FarBetterNow Sun 19-May-13 18:21:39

I wouldn't dare start one.

The snobbery about spelling and punctuation is incredible.
Those who can spell are infinitely superior (they think).

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:24:12

Strategic, KIm.

Agent- the title was 'Snot so confident

Yes, Far, I find it intimidating, but have still tried...

Bowlersarm Sun 19-May-13 18:24:44

Not brave enough to start a thread yet.

Comment fairly regularly now. The thing I find annoying is when I carefully word a post and make what I think is a great point. Then other posters sometimes quote me but not by name just as 'as someone unthread said..' I want to shout THAT WAS ME.

Ooooh it's even worse when you start a thread and someone gives you a biscuit <--example, not real.

I mean Passive/Aggressive or WHAT.
Just don't reply if you don't like it or write something to say "That's tosh"

I'd like to shove the donoughts right up their arses and To The Best Of My Knowledge I haven't sent one

thebody Sun 19-May-13 18:30:08

You need to start a controversial thread.

Disabled parking, breast v bottle, tree hugging attachment parent v rigid routine etc etc.

Posters who comment on others spelling and grammar are the smug superior types who got their heads flushed down the big at my school.

I am very commen.

FarBetterNow Sun 19-May-13 18:30:20

Zen: I have bumped and then replied.
Poor kids.

thebody Sun 19-May-13 18:31:00

Obviously bog not big!

Eddings Sun 19-May-13 18:34:34

I'm the same have lurked for a couple of years, joined up last year & posted this year.

It was very personal to me but I guess a done to death topic as I got very few replies, so it wasnt at all successful & I still havent been able to decide to do the thing I was asking advice about..

Your thread has brought me out of hibernation..... we are not alone :-)

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:36:06

Maybe controversy plus extreme typos would make an impact?

As a reader of MN, please critique- what did I do wrong with my earlier thread?

Shakey1500 Sun 19-May-13 18:38:43

Ye Gads I've kllled tons of threads!

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 18:39:18

It's all in the title - you've got to catch the attention grin

I do marketing emails for my company. I know it's the heading that gets the attention. I can see the open rate and it's amazing what factors affect the open rate:

Time of week.
Time of day
Subject heading

I can get 3% open rate through to 15% (my best yet).

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:45:36

Maybe people read my threads, but don't answer. Or maybe the titles are so bad no one reads them!

Yes, Eddings, I wondered if my choice of topics were overdone. It's just if a query/ topic is important to you, it is natural to think it will be at least interesting to other people

maddening Sun 19-May-13 18:52:49

I am a fellow thread killer - I look in my I'm on section and am often the last post. Sorry if I have killed your thread!

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 18:53:42

Makes maddening feel better.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 18:59:32

I am so insecure about posting that, after having created this thread, I noticed the BIG typos, so asked to have it removed. Now, I have asked for it to not be removed, as some of you kind respondents may think you killed it!

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:01:28

As Bowlersarm said earlier...

Eddings Sun 19-May-13 19:14:26

I did think I should have lied in my title....

child space parking wars & should I take my child out with the pox are done to death but still often get pages of replies

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:16:39

but now, someone has asked what should they order from chinese, and that topic might run for weeks

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:22:06

while weeks ago, I started one titled "Inspired by National Geographic" which I actually considered quite deep and inspired- look at it for an example of a thread failure

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:23:28

maybe I am too whingey

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 19:24:14

MN can do wonders for your self esteem - or it can make you wonder if anyone is out there.

It's a tough place at times.

I've started threads which go to 1000 posts, some where I really needed to talk but got no replies and some where they just died.

It's the chortle-chortle Mallory Towers ones that get me.

It's an Enid Blyton Story about a girls' boarding school (AFAIK, I;ve never actually read it) written about 50 years ago.
But people post in all seriousness (but tongue in cheek serious IYSWIM)

My DD doesn;t even read them. <<sigh..>>

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:31:32

Yes, it is mysterious- what people respond to. Although, sometimes I read one that could be so serious and important that I feel scared to reply- maybe I won't be sensitive enough, or knowledgeable enough- to contribute

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:32:12

One post, I mean. Not one Mallory Towers, never read them

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 19:37:15

I have just seen and responded on your other's almost certainly dead now grin

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:40:16

Thanks, Mini. We shall see. What do you think was wrong with that thread, and the National Geographic one, to start with?

marjproops Sun 19-May-13 19:41:57

lol I was thinking of starting a thread about this very thing!

Ive started a couple that went nowhere and others where it snowballed.

Ive seen some threads with maybe 2 posters and thats it.

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 19:44:21

Oh I haven't seen the national geo one. I'll take a look.

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 19:45:10

Maybe we should mount a campaign to respond on all the ignored threads.......spread a little happiness.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 19:46:59

Maybe the thread topic is more successful if it is aomething other people thought themselves? Like we have all thought about Chinese food. We have not all thought about a child's snot affecting his confidence.

70- I always think that is a waste of typing, those donuts- very passive aggressive, you are right

Iteotwawki Sun 19-May-13 19:57:45

Another reply from a mostly lurker, sometimes commenter, non-thread-starter smile

I have to apologise for being one of those people who write "what someone up thread said, I agree" - my defence is that I post on my phone mostly and I can never remember who made which comments. By the time I've read to the end and posted I've forgotten who said what I agreed with but want to add my voice in support.

I get sad when I comment on something and nobody picks up on it - to agree or disagree. Then someone else makes the same comment and everyone says "ooooh, what she said. V clever" and I want to write "I said it first!"


We did actually have Chinese takeout last night. Chicken & seasonal veg, combination rice and sweet&sour pork for DC.

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 19:58:33

Erm.....the national geo just need someone to start a bun fight and it could be a goer wink

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 20:02:31

Should I have said something rude to first messager?

AgentZigzag Sun 19-May-13 20:09:12

There's a link under the 'Mumsnet Talk' heading at the top of the page for 'unanswered messages' Mini.

I'm sure someone used to start threads in chat prodding posters into answering them.

Primadonnagirl Sun 19-May-13 20:09:25

It makes you feel as if you've been shunned by the Mums at the school gate!

Hugglepuff Sun 19-May-13 20:18:03

I know gauling isn't it ! Even in techno world people can figure out I was never the cool kid in the class ! Still it's always a good excuse for curling up with a tub of Ben and Jerrys and watching Grays Anatomy. smile

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 21:16:35

That's why I feel sad! In real life, I am un-charming, constantly putting my foot in my mouth, but I actually comforted myself with the thought that people would like me if they knew how wittily intruiging I am when writing, but now I know I'm not!

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sun 19-May-13 21:24:42

I also find that people who reply after me in a thread will NEVER respond to what I have said. As in, I never get a "agree with wouldntyouliketoknow" or "same thing happened to me wouldnt!" Even from the OP.

It's as if I might as well not have said anything! (Watch as it happens here too haha)

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 21:26:27

I agree - I do get a little buzz when someone mentions my name from a comment I made on a thread.

That must surely say something about me and self esteem.

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 21:27:42

Wouldntyouliketoknow, I have often felt this way. I have consoled myself by thinking that I obviously fly over their heads smile I am either very odd, have a very strange way of thinking or I am.........just so unremarkable. It's probably the latter!

Blistory Sun 19-May-13 21:30:02

I only read threads by Kim. I think her posts are the only ones with merit.

<<buzzes Kim>>

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 21:30:36

As wouldntyouliketoknow has said- a few months ago, there was a thread about funny things DC have said, and I wrote a really truly (unbiased) hilarous comment, but the ones people commented on most were the ones with curse words!

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 21:34:00

I think you have to get in quick by saying something so contentious that everyone jumps on you. Then you wonder if you should have done that.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 21:34:13

AS Blistory has said, KIM's posts are really well considered and well composed (especially the ones on things I wrote)

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sun 19-May-13 21:36:01

I know, I often think as Kim says, that my posts must just be so boring or unremarkable.

Am pleased I have been acknowledged now though! How sad!

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 21:39:48

<head swells considerably>

Thanks to blistory, Zenofpetals and Wouldntyouliketoknow

MiniTheMinx Sun 19-May-13 21:43:47

Wouldntyouliketoknow is a great name, it make me want to ask what? wouldn't you like to know......what? tis very charismatic.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 21:45:03

Yes, it has a certain mystery

I started a thread in Style and Beauty called "To strip or not to strip?" about hair dye-stripping, which I thought was a mildly amusing and eye-catching title...not a sausage blush

I also kill threads on a regular basis by asking the OP a question (showing an interest in their predicament) which they can't be arsed to answer. In fact I'm only posting this so that the previous poster doesn't feel shit about killing the thread...OP, I feel your pain.

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 21:53:52

That was a great title. What do you think of "Snot so confident" as a title? I thought it was funny. Maybe I am a total geek. Maybe the number of replies determines success? Like if loads reply, one thinks "That must be good" and then reads.

kim147 Sun 19-May-13 22:00:56

Depends - it could be controversial. Or fun. Or just an MN pet hate topic that people love talking about.

I find it interesting how threads slowly die - they get loads of replies and then fade away.

zen - you want to try to get into most active or discussions of the day (or even the MN round up).

I've managed to do that [rubs halo and looks in mirror lovingly]

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 22:09:32

Thanks for the advice. Now I just have to work on improving my sense of humour!

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 22:16:52

New development- controversy on the snots thread! This may be interesting as if the thread takes off now, we will know controversy is key!

scrummummy Sun 19-May-13 22:20:02

Hello hope I don't kill the thread now after Zens last post.
I am usually a lurker, rare poster and once started a thread where I was annihilated. But I posted realtime on a Eurovision thread last night and feel better. Will look at unanswered and try no it to kill threads while I'm feeling semi

ZenOfPetals Sun 19-May-13 22:35:09

Scrummummy, there is a sad one about a friendship ending that no one has answered to and I can't think of what to say!

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sun 19-May-13 22:40:02

Zen your snots thread is quite funny. I've started one on AIBU and have got a bit of a hostile response so far! Suppose it's to be expected.

C999875 Sun 19-May-13 22:41:23

It does come over as clique if threads are not replied to. xx

scrummummy Sun 19-May-13 22:51:01

Zen I've pointed someone to stately homes who's having problems with their mother.will take another look. Thanks

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 00:11:35

Having read this thread I wonder why a biscuit is rude and why there's no emoticon for [thread killer]

<surely no one will reply to this, so boring. sad >

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 00:12:33

But at least I know how to do pombear [ bear]

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 00:13:02

bear even

Iteotwawki Mon 20-May-13 09:02:59

Replying. Just because. Even though I was completely ignored before. Sigh.
/waves to amazingmumof6

shelli135 Mon 20-May-13 09:11:17

I feel your pain .

Does anyone else here feel there is a 'mums net clique' quite like that certain group of mums in the school playground who all like a good gossip after drop of time and seem to know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING and if they don't happen to know. Quite frankly it's not worth knowing.

spanky2 Mon 20-May-13 09:23:43

I replied to an unanswered thread and got a really rude reply from the op then the other replies . I think there is a clique . I was only trying to be nice . It is like being at school again !

spanky2 Mon 20-May-13 09:29:04

Hey I replied to to the snot thread and and didn't kill it and people replied after me! Feel like I am back in the clique . What is wrong with posting abiscuit ?

spanky2 Mon 20-May-13 10:18:43

Oh no I have killed this thread !

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 10:48:41

Iteotwawki wink <waving back>

why isn't there a [wave] yet?

had salmowidge for breakfast if anyone's interested. grin

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 10:51:16

spanky2 no you didn't! [waves]

off to eat some biscuit with wine

ZenOfPetals Mon 20-May-13 10:54:13

Do you think if someone started a thread, then only they responded (writing to themselves all the time, with the same nickname), but did so hundreds of times, would it be deleted? Would it get too much like a blog?

Nagoo Mon 20-May-13 10:58:04

Confidence boosting tip :

Change your threads I'm on to 'most recently active' or whatever it is, rather than 'my last post'. Then you see less of your own thread-killing action grin

A biscuit is what you give someone when they are being a massive twat and you CBA to dignify them with a proper response.

Unless of course you are handing out brew and biscuit which is entirely different grin

Nagoo Mon 20-May-13 10:59:10

Zen people do do that. It doesn't get deleted. Why should it?

Nagoo Mon 20-May-13 10:59:46

Salmowidge for breakfast envy I can't do fish before noon.

imaginethat Mon 20-May-13 11:05:33

Well you are doing quite well with this thread OP. You see, that's the trick. Be a bit of a loser and everyone will be in your side. Stride in with an interesting topic for discussion and no one wants to know.

And it is normal to be completely ignored. I went through a patch of being agreed with all over the show which was a bit startling but it's all died off again and everyone ignores me. As I am sure you will now...

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:19:23

really couldn't imagine that imaginethat grin <waves>

and on serious note do not make fun of people's username

soupdragon told me off recently, quite rightly so!
I was only joking with her, but I should have known better. I hope she can forgive me for being silly and ignorant. <bangs head against wall>

ZenOfPetals Mon 20-May-13 11:25:04

being a loser comes naturally to me! So self pity is rewarding...

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:30:39

are you happier today Zen - almost 100 replies! grin

imaginethat Mon 20-May-13 11:32:21

Gosh suddenly I am being talked to. Weird.
<waves back to amazing>

OP you have 97 messages, that is a good length of thread. Success.

imaginethat Mon 20-May-13 11:33:00

Sorry 99.

Cross post

WhiteBirdBlueSky Mon 20-May-13 11:33:43

If nobody respondes after I have I tend to assume that my response was definitive.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:34:30

and we are talking on 2 threads! wink

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:37:36

whitebird that is genius, you wise owl, fountain of wisdom! grin

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 11:50:29

oops, I've just realized I pressed wrong emoticon on phone earlier - so just to clarify it'sbiscuit and brew for me!!!

ZenOfPetals Mon 20-May-13 12:49:25

Hurray! 104 posts. Now I am happy.

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 12:53:51

you are it! <threadkiller>

Iteotwawki Mon 20-May-13 20:23:42

<resuscitates thread>


Shakey1500 Mon 20-May-13 20:31:00

Kills it again grin

MiniTheMinx Mon 20-May-13 20:50:06

Not dead yet grin

amazingmumof6 Mon 20-May-13 21:04:54

any news about the snotty kids Zen?

scrummummy Mon 20-May-13 21:21:43

Hi looked back at thread thinking I had killed it pleased I haven't but still wants it to continue <<looks around and hopes doesn't now kill it>>

Zen on a positive note you have inspired me to be more of a poster than a lurker so fingers xx for me never had a biscuit <wimpers>

ZenOfPetals Mon 20-May-13 21:45:11

Not dead yet...I saw the snot kids mother waiting to collect the children, and she started talking about how kind my DS is (to my amazment), so I was abashed and could not bring up the issue

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 00:30:49

hands up if you think we should keep this thread alive to 1000 posts just for the heck of it? [handsup emoticon]

then get it into Classics and ask MNHQ to create a [paramedic] emoticon for resuscitating dying threads in the future?
and a [threadkiller] one for insecure newbies.

I love this thread

Iteotwawki Tue 21-May-13 03:49:51

<<waves hands wildly in air>> I would adore a thread-resuscitation-emoticon! The thread killer one could be a little scythe smile maybe the resus one should be a syringe of adrenaline?

Definite yes for keeping the thread alive to 1000 posts.

MummaBubba123 Tue 21-May-13 06:41:20

Gosh, I've felt like that so often! Lol

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 07:29:19

I never kill threads.

I merely post the unanswerable, brilliantly constructed reply that no-one can refute. wink

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 08:19:26

I think it should be [firstaid] or [red cross] for resuscitating the thread. and have a little red cross as the actual emoticon.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 08:20:54

Iteotwawki pinky swear?

MiniTheMinx Tue 21-May-13 10:26:04

Still signs of life then.

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 10:42:43

Yes but now I'm here...

Iteotwawki Tue 21-May-13 11:18:58

Amazingmum cross my heart smile even if it's one post a day it'll get to 1000. In about 3 years. Will deserve Classics just for that!

I'm sure I'll still be here, watching the tumbleweed ... ;)

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 12:19:03

Not far to go, really - not even 900 posts <encouraging smile>

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 12:19:17

Not far to go, really - not even 900 posts <encouraging smile>

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 12:19:42

Well, that took care of two more grin

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:23:09

thanks Tanith

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:23:39

thanks eskino

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:24:02

thanks mini

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:24:25

thanks Iteotwawki

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:25:19

where's Zen?

must be out buying tissues for snotty kids.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:25:36

well that's 6 more

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:26:00

7 grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

keepcalmandparty Tue 21-May-13 12:28:58

8 smile

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 12:34:43

thanks calm

I find this hilarious. grin

I guess Im easily entertained

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 12:54:00

Would this help? smile

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 13:45:00

We can always add to the entertainment level.

I could sing to you if you like smile

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 13:47:41

(That's killed it dead, for sure grin)

Bowlersarm Tue 21-May-13 14:10:31

Not yet smile

Iteotwawki Tue 21-May-13 14:57:53

Takes more than the threat of someone singing to kill this thread - it's tough as old boots!

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 15:53:10

Or how about some Artwork?

Here we go:

The Mona Lisa smile

The Scream shock

Still Life thanks

Cafe At Arles brew

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 15:55:25

Van Gogh's Starry night?

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 15:56:21

Indeed! Here we go:

* ( **

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 15:56:29

Oh I get it now. (Duh)

Very clever Tanith

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 15:58:26

As an aside, I do think Zenofpetals is the prettiest MN name I've seen

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 16:01:13

Don't know an emoticon for that <worried>

CrowsLanding Tue 21-May-13 16:02:36

I started a thread last week but no one responded, it made me a little sad

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:05:34

crowssorry to hear! best if you stay with us then!wink

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:07:11

The Venus of Milo ( I think) would be blush

CrowsLanding Tue 21-May-13 16:07:48

Thanks amazing! So glad I didnt just kill this thread hmm

Caitycat Tue 21-May-13 16:09:45

Happened to me today and yesterday sob asking for help on unconnected issues, think I just need to realise I'm not that interesting sad

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:18:03

Caitycat we are here for you. tell us what's wrong.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 16:21:36

we need more posts anyway to make it to 1000.

like Luxury Cotton Sheets - the higher the thread count the better grin

Caitycat Tue 21-May-13 16:41:19

Aw thanks amazing! Having problems with a chipped granite worktop and an 8mo who thinks I'm a human dummy, but have just noticed a reply to my granite issue so hoping baby one will also get noticed! Meanwhile I'm doing my civic duty by adding to the 'threadcount' here!

SoggySummer Tue 21-May-13 16:43:25

Yeah - just confirms my suspicions. I am obviously a dullard!! sad

shufflehopstep Tue 21-May-13 16:49:38

That happens to me too OP.

I've been on MN since about June last year and I regularly kill threads or have nobody respond to ones I start.

I've recently discovered however, how to check the most up to date threads and have discovered the Classics thread so have worked out some of the in-jokes.

MiniTheMinx Tue 21-May-13 17:37:52

Ahh, great, does anyone here know what a flat screen goat is?

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 18:39:10

The Weeping Woman sad

The Wine Glass wine

Everything ever painted by Dali confused

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 18:54:24

Oh sorry! Conversation's moved on a few hours blush

Nevererdova flat screen goat! Is it someone on Virtual benefits?

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 19:00:49

Tanith keep it coming, that's the beauty of this thread!

I'm wondering how to do Picasso

cubism ▪□■ ?

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 19:08:53


Maybe we should ask Mumsnet Towers for a new emoticon wink

Iteotwawki Tue 21-May-13 19:19:46

SoggySummer why? Nothing on this thread is dull, you are on this thread therefore you are not dull smile

Moving on from Art (cheers Tanith) to logic as I am a philistine.

I like that impressionist style of painting with dots though (pointillisme?) -
:::sad.)::: <- pointillistic tulip.

Flat screen goat would presumably be the Latest Gadget that someone on benefits gets provided for by the State while Hard Working People save for years and can only afford the older, hairy smellier version.

Iteotwawki Tue 21-May-13 19:22:00

Oh no! My sad part of the tulip turned into a sadface!

: : : ( ) : : :
: : : | : : :

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 19:41:00

I like your version better. Looks like a sad lollipop - very fitting to the thread.

Let us all gloom together and contemplate the unfairness of ignored threads <desponds>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 19:43:43

> smile <
\ | /
\ | /


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 19:44:18


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 19:48:53

....> sad <...
..... /|\ ....
....\ | /....


Tanith Tue 21-May-13 19:49:20


<Stands back to view better>

Maybe a grin, though - we haven't had one of those yet.

The Art Critic

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:00:36

¤¡¤ ~~~~~
) =

Picasso - man with left ear on right cheek wearing bowtie, long hair blowing in the wind

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:01:42


nappy with poo

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:02:39

(•) (•)


Shakey1500 Tue 21-May-13 20:03:10


^toilet roll holder^ grin

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:03:35

( • ) ( • )


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:05:47



amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:08:45

fuck that, try again



amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:11:01

.....( ).....
^ ^


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:12:35


angry chick

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:25:01

What the deuce is going on here?

I like it!


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:27:16

wecome to are exhibition of artwidge

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:27:20

grin @ nappy with poo

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:29:38

You are very talented!

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:32:26

I love it, too. Far surpasses my limited artistic ability, though <more desponding>

Actually, have we used all the MN emoticons now? Some sort of record, surely?

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:36:03

Haha, Just seen toilet roll holder!

Shakey1500 Tue 21-May-13 20:36:45

Right. In the spirit of thread openness I am now sad that no-body passed comment on my hysterically funny toilet roll holder. Harrummph! wink

¬ for anyone that missed it in all it's glory.

Shakey1500 Tue 21-May-13 20:37:20

no-body? Sorry, nobody.

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:39:38

glad you like it.

thinking about what to do with envy

grin toiletroll holdergrin PMSL

Anifrangapani Tue 21-May-13 20:40:24

That is a fine bog roll holder.

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:40:37

I just did!!

X post wink

spanky2 Tue 21-May-13 20:41:09

I like the toilet roll holder !

spanky2 Tue 21-May-13 20:42:57


Ladies front bum. Hope I haven't lowered the tone .grin

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:45:25


I am now on the PC and not on my phone. Half the thread suddenly makes sense grin

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:45:28


Traffic lights?

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:46:59

I except your (!) and raise it with a


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:47:44

Thumb yes!

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:48:25

Class, pure class! <applauds Thumbtack>

<applauds amazingmumof6, spanky2 and shakey1500, too, lest they feel left out, which is forbidden on this thread>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:48:25

try again


Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:48:58

Front bum! <snurk>

Nagoo Tue 21-May-13 20:50:13

you need to sing something.

That uses lots of posts up smile

Or write a story....

Once upon a time on mumsnet.....

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:50:23

last try

I Accept your (!) and raise it with a


Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:50:46

Oh! Thank you blush

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:50:52

Although, shouldn't it be


<first pedantic post of the thread>

spanky2 Tue 21-May-13 20:51:28

Thank you for the welcome !

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:52:24

However, I like Thumbtack's version best <encouraging>

spanky2 Tue 21-May-13 20:52:55

Amazingmumofsix that made me laugh .

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:53:49


Union Jack

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 20:54:21

A story! A story! Nagoo is going to tell us a story!

<sits comfortably>

Thumbtack Tue 21-May-13 20:58:57

You are right Tanith, I honestly racked my brain, but couldn't remember.

<needs to get out more more sleep>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 20:59:26

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(•) (•)


amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 21:03:17

story, story! <chants>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 22:09:04



where is my story?

<stomping feet, sulking>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 22:10:03

shock [threadkiller]

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 22:48:07

No story sad

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 22:48:46

<moves in order to avoid piles>

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 22:49:25

That's IT!!! Of course!

We need a troll-hunt!

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 22:50:57

Troll-hunts always get the thread count soaring.


Who can we pick on accuse...?

Tanith Tue 21-May-13 22:56:05

Mind you - is a troll-hunt really in the spirit of the thread?

<toddles off to consider a while>

amazingmumof6 Tue 21-May-13 23:12:26

no trolls, they are not welcome in my house!

..|.. □..□...|


Eskino Wed 22-May-13 06:42:29

(( ))
" "

Morning chick

Tanith Wed 22-May-13 06:59:10

Good morning grin

Tanith Wed 22-May-13 07:00:06

I think I agree. No trolls. It just isn't that sort of thread.

Tanith Wed 22-May-13 07:02:25

We could have a troll-hunt without trolls, though.

Sort of like a drag-hunt without foxes

Tanith Wed 22-May-13 07:05:10

Eskino is definitely not a troll. Trolls don't get up early.

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 07:08:06

No, I'm not a troll!

But I haven't looked in the mirror yet grin

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 22-May-13 07:08:31

I will be the troll.

This thread is bad, it made me eat a Topic yesterday.

So OP you kill threads, your threads never get off the ground and now you make people eat chocolate!


I have no idea what this is but from my screen it looks pretty-ish.


Tanith Wed 22-May-13 07:22:33

It's the Troll! It's the Troll!

<runs screaming from the thread>

Well, that's how my 3 year old does it, anyway.

MiniTheMinx Wed 22-May-13 08:01:45

I angry I

Angry bridge dweller

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 08:11:53

Enough about trolls, let's sing!

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone. .."

( Kelly Clarkson)

this is for all of you that needs encouragement.

listen to it, I dare you to not dance & jump about like a kangaroo on a trampoline! grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 08:13:02

surely [threadkiller]wink

Thumbtack Wed 22-May-13 09:00:19

<emerges from under bridge>

Nagoo Wed 22-May-13 10:43:09

I watched game of thrones instead of telling you a story blush

The point of singing is that you fill the thread with one post at a time.

Nagoo Wed 22-May-13 10:43:51

Thumbtack watch out under that bridge, there are crocs about!

Iteotwawki Wed 22-May-13 11:12:23

See what happens when I go to work all day - the thread's massively m

Iteotwawki Wed 22-May-13 11:18:54

...oved on.

Buggering posting too soon, why does that happen? Still, one step closer to 1000 smile

So impressed with the artwork. Particularly liked the style of the loo roll holder - v envious of anyone who has a proper item of wall furniture that holds their loo roll, ours balances on the windowsills, sink or floor depending on which loo you're in. One day we will put proper holders in.


The Pantheon. Or Acropolis. Old Greek (or possibly Roman) building, anyway.

Iteotwawki Wed 22-May-13 11:20:26

And so to bed. G'night all, will drop by during the day tomorrow smile

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 11:24:38

glad you are back.

so typical though, I spent a long time on those pictures, but this wins:


ah, I'm in a bad mood anyway, just found out my DS1 is getting wound up by a thicko kid down the street...just want to kick the shit out of that little bastard for being horrible to my lovely boy.

I'll be back later to get on with that story or song with Nagoo's help.

as you were.

Thumbtack Wed 22-May-13 11:59:07

Crocs? Oh my!


All sorts of nasties live under bridges.

<ignores fact that I've just emerged from one>

MiniTheMinx Wed 22-May-13 12:00:57

Sometimes children don't tell the full facts.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 12:21:39

thanks mini
it didn't come from my son, but through some other children on the same school bus. their dad knows my DH through work.

thick shit apparently spat on DS1 yesterday. I know that the whole family is bad news. (caught stealing neighbours bike, breaking in etc. )
I can't wait for DS1 to get back today so I can find out more

anyway, back to thread, sorry for rant

brew time

MiniTheMinx Wed 22-May-13 12:30:26

oh dear. Poor DS. Actually poor kids all of them. The parents are at least in part responsible aren't they.

Can your son keep a safe distance from the other boy?

I have one home sick today. DS1 aged 12.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 12:43:34

same school bus as DS1 and lives only 5 neighbours away.

stealing and burglary IS oldest brother,all very shadey.

sorry, really don't want to ruin thread.


MiniTheMinx Wed 22-May-13 12:47:03

Move house grin not easy is it.

Thumbtack Wed 22-May-13 13:04:33

You are not ruining thread.



Iteotwawki Thu 23-May-13 11:30:37

Your poor DS - have some brew and biscuit and a sneaky (hug). It's crap when people are mean to your kids.

Hope your DS is feeling better soon too, mini.

ZenOfPetals Thu 23-May-13 19:38:17

OOOPs, sorry, ill DS=no time on MN. Lots of catching up to do...(DS is very snot ridden now....)

ZenOfPetals Thu 23-May-13 20:10:18

This thread is SUCH an easy read, 'cause it is illustrated! So rare and special. Such a community spirit, literally shown. So funny! "It takes a village to raise a thread (from the dead)"

Thumbtack Thu 23-May-13 21:13:52

So glad you like the thread Zen

May not get to 1000 though . . smile

Hope your ds is okay . .

QueenOfCats Thu 23-May-13 21:16:32

Killing threads is my forte!

ZenOfPetals Thu 23-May-13 21:48:01

I actually was laughing out loud at those traffic lights, Thumbtack, and that illustration from amazingmum

ZenOfPetals Thu 23-May-13 21:51:02

And Tanith is hilarious! And Eskino likes my name!

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:17:28

Zen I saw your kids today with very snotty noses, greenery an' all

problem is, I don't know how to tell their parents to buy a fucking box of tissues.

any ideas?grin

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:18:24

Thumb it's so going to reach 1000 posts.

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:18:33


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:18:42


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:18:51


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:02


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:10


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:17


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:39


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:47


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:19:53


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:21:58

that was tense. was worried another threadkiller sneaks in a messes it up. all good.

night night trolls


troll in bed

FunnyBird Thu 23-May-13 22:31:46

Ooh, I like your picture! :-)

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:32:10


chess anyone?

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 22:33:39

thanks funnybird there more upthread.

spot the toilet roll holderwink

MammaTJ Thu 23-May-13 23:07:31

You need to kill a few threads before you are a proper MNer!! You have not killed enough!!

Shakey1500 Thu 23-May-13 23:12:33

OH MY!!!!

Never thought my little ol' ¬ would win such a highly esteemed competition, I'm thrilled!!

I'd like to thank Andrex, my agent, my chiropodist.....


amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 23:21:01

and the fecking puppies - can you name them all?


and bowgrin

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 23:28:42

ah sod it, I'm too stubborn to let you get away with it.


toilet roll

amazingmumof6 Thu 23-May-13 23:30:44


toilet roll after puppies got hold of it.

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:51:15

Toilet roll after puppies got it!!!!!

That's vair funny.

Okay it's going to 1000!

We won't stop till we hit the .....

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:51:28


Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:51:56


Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:52:07


Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:52:22


Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:53:33

What happens if you post a blank message?

I'm gonna find out. grin

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:54:37

Oh it won't let you do it.

It says 'please revise message'

Who knew?

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 08:55:45

I'll be back . .

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 09:15:58


amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 09:19:05

got a new identity: today I'll be
Mrs. Throwout DeClutter.

<looking for superhero cape>

ZenOfPetals Fri 24-May-13 11:40:06

_ ))
l l
l l
l l


ZenOfPetals Fri 24-May-13 11:40:24

Nope, screwed it up

ZenOfPetals Fri 24-May-13 11:42:21

l l
l l
l l

ZenOfPetals Fri 24-May-13 11:42:48

Screwed it up again!
Screwed up tissue %^^$%^$^%$£

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 12:17:29

Zen you mean
...... ((.....

you need to use ..... to fill up space.

great one though!

<hands out ★ sticker>

Roomfor1more Fri 24-May-13 12:24:17

I'm a thread killer too or I feel as if whatever I've just said is ignored and glossed over. Not here but on another forum I'm on. I've said loads of times I'd leave but more fool me still goes back sad

Your all not as scary here as I'd heard you were before I started reading this forum grin

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 12:45:35

there is always room for you roomfor1more

glad you're here, please stay!smile

Roomfor1more Fri 24-May-13 12:56:52

Thanks amazingmumof6 I have 4 kids myself, I made up my name when I had only 2!!! grin

Love reading here, great to see people with differing opinions and views. I still giggle to myself about the Peppa Pig thread a few weeks back, too funny!

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 13:05:26

amazingmumof6 might be a stoopid question, but are you really a mum of 6?

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 15:14:48

thumb yep, 5 boys and baby girl. hard work, good fun.
well, hard work also to ignore themgrin

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 18:35:57

Oh my word, you really are amazing, and not just your artwork - I am utterly in awe of you!

<doffs cap in respect>

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 18:56:49

thanks TT!

have you got kids?

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 20:11:15

Just the one son - 7 mo

<i am a late starter>

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:20:28

Hello roomfor1more!

What happened with your DS amo6? (Excuse shortening, still in bed and feeling lazy) smile

Next post is just for Thumbtack

(And to help us get to 1000!)

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:21:18

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:22:55


Hijack - AIBU to think that 7am on a Saturday morning is too early to phone for a chat? <<mutters about bloody MiL>>

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:25:01

And one more question. How do you do stars and squares? V impressed!

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 20:28:10

roomfor1more I didn't want to ignore or gloss over your post! So did you join mn before your last two were born?

Thumbtack Fri 24-May-13 20:33:14

Iteotwawki - how the hell did you do that????

You must be into the dark arts . .

<narrows eyes at Iteotwawki>


Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:36:52

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:42:17

I've been given the nickname Zing on another thread, feel free to use it y'all grin

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:42:25

Tee hee grin

There used to be more ways (I think 3 at least) but apparently blank posts annoy Tech. I think they cause Odd Glitches. So now there's only one way left and MNHQ still get mildly annoyed when someone posts a thread with them in. There have been a few threads where people who know post lots and lots to irritate people who don't. Then PMs fly around so everyone can for a bit. Then someone posts a really long blank one and MNHQ come on the thread and politely cough. Then it goes quiet for a bit.

It's simple enough. First line 2 square open brackets. Then enter. Then next line 2 square close brackets. Lots of pairs = longer post.

Hopefully hidden in enough text drivel that I don't get my wrists slapped!

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:43:52

TT ah, cutie! <getting broody>

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Fri 24-May-13 20:50:59


amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:53:40

Iteotwawki what does your name mean?

The boy was reported to school by meband the other kids. they will let me know of next step.

DS1 is ok, was very embarrassed, but turns out he grabbed the other's collar to stop him, and it worked.
I told the school about it.

It's a fine line between trouble making and self defence, they know the other one is trouble, so it should be ok.

no trouble since, thanks for asking.

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:55:02

[[ ]]

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:55:38


amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:56:10

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Fri 24-May-13 20:56:15

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:56:41

wizard skills! mwahahaha!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Fri 24-May-13 20:56:54



amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:57:32

Oh we should be fine, coz filling up because we are having fungrin

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 20:57:55

naughty wimpy!

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 20:58:21

It's an acronym - ItsTheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
From reading Peak Oil forums where the end of the world due to the oil running out is forecast on a daily basis.

Am thinking of changing though - think half the reason I don't normally get into conversations is because my name's too difficult to remember or shorten! Well that and I don't post much smile

I used to be TechnoKitten but TechnoDad came along (no connection!) and I posted a lot in one thread about epidurals, after which I decided to hide for a bit.

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:00:43

7am phone call is a criminal offence, unless emergency.

Police is just rounding up your MIL

ya welcome

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 21:00:48

Maybe I should change to "DontCallMeIllCallYou" smile except MiL doesn't read mumsnet as far as I know.

Yawn! Time to get up, children have swimming lessons in an hour smile

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:02:40

ooh ooh, let's get ypu a new name!

Please, please, pretty please!

<wagging tail, panting, hopeful eyes>

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:04:32

how about technowizard? coz you are!

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:05:15

or technobitch

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:09:12

or technoledge

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:11:51

btw, where are you? It's just past 9pm in UK.

swimming lessons at 10pm would be odd grin

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:15:05

Iteotwawki Fri 24-May-13 21:20:14

I'm in NZ - view of mountains, beaches and islands from my kitchen window smile love it here. Hence an 8pm uk call is 7am here!

Hmmm. I like technobitch smile I have been informed by a colleague that I have to get "skinny and scary" by my 40th birthday. In 8 weeks!

amazingmumof6 Fri 24-May-13 21:26:56

do it, do it, <chants>

the name change I mean.

or technotits <sniggers>

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 09:11:04

and look, we are on 319 already!wink

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 09:11:48

or rather 323 - stupid phone not updating quick enough.

MrBloomsMarrow Sat 25-May-13 10:37:08

Stand aside, I am the undisputed Queen of threadkilling, in fact I've already killed one this morning. Thread will definitely die now.

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 10:53:55

Not this time MrBloom!

Your dastardly plan has been foiled . .

MrBloomsMarrow Sat 25-May-13 10:59:16

Damn you Thumbtack! Will have to wander off and kill a few more to make sure my crown is safe...

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 10:59:34

I wonder how many millions users have hidden this thread . . grin

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 11:00:37

MrBloom - shouldn't you then name change to Mr DOOM ??

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 11:03:28

<dons super hero cape>

You evil thread killers will never be safe!

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 11:03:31

grin TT that is the beauty of it!

if you don't get it just forget it - but if you do, you fit right in !

I want to call ourselves the "Threadenders" or something similar. (that is not so catchy)

any suggestions?

Roomfor1more Sat 25-May-13 11:34:16

Yes Thumbtack, I actually posted here on AIBU asking about my assinine BIL! It was a draw on the opinion of him, he's still an ass though.............. But that's a whole other therapy session grin Dh's whole family are the down payment for some councellors holiday home in Hawaii wink

Yeah had only 2, ds and dd and the end of that year, I fell pregnant again and had ID twin boys. Pretty manic and mad here but its great. Dd has the run of the house and is spoilt rotten by dh and ds1, while the babies are discovering that by not slinging stuff at her she's nice to them and doesn't take their toys!! I'm rearing diplomats smile

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 11:46:22

Threadastair and Finger Dodgers

Let me think about it.

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:04:14

Roomie - if you don't mind nick name. call me Zing.

this IS the thread you've been waiting for! anything goes- the aim is to fill up the thread and boost our egos.

what's up with your BIL? spill it!

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:07:25


Threaddie Mercury?

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:08:55

ooh, ooh <jumps up & down excitedly>

I know this Miss!

how about THREADIES? grin

Jibberoo Sat 25-May-13 12:29:32

Yep that's me (hope my comment doesn't kill this thread!)

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 12:35:40

Ooooh that's a good one, Threadies - like the cereal?

It's better than my Homemade Thread Rolls

Heh heh

Roomfor1more Sat 25-May-13 12:37:55

Zing BIL aka biggest idiot from hell who lives up MILs butt and is a douche along with the rest of dh's siblings...........

MIL and FIL are getting divorced and dh is the only one talking to FIL, pretty sad really as FIL is cool, loves the kids and they love him. MIL is very bitter, said horrible stuff about my babies sad and has spread stuff about us, all very EE! I half expect Dot Cotton to appear folding my clothes when stuff kicks off here smile

I'm liking the nickname!

Roomfor1more Sat 25-May-13 12:38:26

What about Threaddehead

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:47:44

hi jibberoo so glad you are here!

Roomie that's just shit.
good for DH to support his dad.
why are they divorcing?

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:51:14

love Thread Rolls. should be the new title if we make decided to take it beyond 1000.

yes, Threaddy as in Freddy and Threaddies as in Shreddies.

I'm exited at the prospect of a 2nd thread!grin

Iteotwawki Sat 25-May-13 12:51:39

JudgeThredd? Except we're all too nice to be judge smile

The Inthreadibles? (have just been to a movie character dress up party, does it show? I was head to foot in shiny black PVC aka Trinity - The Matrix)

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:51:41

waves, not vaxes grin grin grin grin

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 12:54:31

yes, very good Iteotwawki

I think we should just use what we like, see what sticks

so, how's your name change going?wink

Roomfor1more Sat 25-May-13 14:14:57

Zing MIL is claiming after 38 years FIL is abusive, he's not, he wouldn't know how to be. She's just mad. She's doing an injustice to any woman who does suffers from domestic abuse be it verbal or physical by her lies. Ach I could be here forever more telling you how rotten to the core she is but I'm not giving her airtime wink

Iteotwawki what about TheThreadMaster? Or does it make you sound like a piece of home fitness equipment??

BTW I'm humming that REM song since I read your name earlier, a bit better than Peppa..... blush

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 15:28:54

Yes I am humming that tune too!

Damn you MN!

Just gonna bump up the post score . . .

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amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 16:29:35

weighing in at 353

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 16:29:58

and try agsin 353

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 16:31:36

shall we pick a number each above 800 and aim to post at that number?

I'll choose 823.

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 17:23:41

Shotgun for 900

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 17:41:38

I would like post number 999, as nine is my lucky number. I am going to try an illustration again:


Sore tits.

My breasts are SO sore! I was at the doctor the other day, and told her, so she did a pregnancy test, (blood one) but the results take a while here, so I bought some from the cheap shop, did one and it was negative. But the box had two tests in it...

Roary1 Sat 25-May-13 17:47:00

Let's get this thread to the MAX of 1000 posts.

Make the OP feel better.

ZZZenagain Sat 25-May-13 17:50:09

nobody responded on my thread about fenchel

just saying


and "Fenchel?" was a carefully thought out title too.

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 17:52:53

Oh, I will go look for that thread, other Zen...

ZZZenagain Sat 25-May-13 17:54:21

ah bless

it wasn't the most exciting thread on MN but someone could have at least posted and told me to fgs woman look in a cook book

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 17:55:29

yay, fresh meat! hello you two!

sore boobs grin

I mean the picture, not your poor boobies Zen !

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 17:56:28

(x) (x)

that's your sore boobies after your hubby kissed them better!grin

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 18:00:28

I have to go collect kiddies, but want to first learn what fenchel is! Hubby tried to kiss, but I wanted him to STAY away. supersore. Will POAS later, and I am not just saying that to boost numbers of replies!

ZZZenagain Sat 25-May-13 18:06:04

thanks for rescuing my thread, that is brilliant have an idea what to do with it!

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 18:35:59

grin @ yay fresh meat

other zzzen so, what is Fenchel?

<too lazy to google>

I can't cook for toffee, so I'm afraid I'd be of no use to you.
I am trying to learn how to cook though . .

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 18:37:44

original zen (in relation to this thread)

Do you think you could be?
<so excited>

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 18:42:27

yes what is Fenchel?


I'm good at cooking and baking. happy to help. unless you are cooking Fenchel.

I think it's code for dinner that's screwed up so badly French people wouldn't be able to bear.
It's French Hell!

in context: "how is everything in the kitchen, darling?"
"shit shit shit. don't ask. It's FENCHELL!"angry

ZZZenagain Sat 25-May-13 18:42:48

embarrassingly there is no such thing which is probably partly the reason why no one responded! Supposed to be fennel

Thumbtack Sat 25-May-13 18:50:31

That is so funny zzzen what happened? Autocorrect or did you not hear it right?

I'm calling it french-hell from now.

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 19:32:11

Fenchel anyone?grin grin grin

ZZZenagain Sat 25-May-13 19:33:41

I will not admit to it, it makes me look too stupid. I'm sticking with ze French 'ell. It's cute

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 20:00:32

ZZZe French'll it is!grin

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 20:18:13

I am so pleased with this thread. What began as a plantive whinge has evolved into a punctuation, punch- line playground, full of zen and exotice veg.

I have too much prolactin (all the time), which is why I was at the docs., but when she suggested pregnancy, I was all excited. But I only have the one cheap test left. On the likely side, tits are sore and AF is late. On the unlikely side, too much prolactin causes sore boobs and erratic cyles, and I am 43 and we hardly DTD lately...

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 20:19:59

EXOTIC veg, why do I keep adding e's to words, like in this topice?

Iteotwawki Sat 25-May-13 20:31:01

Ooooh. PunctuationPlayground - that's fab. I may steal it! (May I?)

Extra ees currently reminds me of Slimming World Extra Easy which then reminds me of all the lemon pastries I ate yesterday. I should probably eat more Fenchel, I suspect it's good for weight loss!

Zing the namechange is going badly. I still haven't found a name that says "here I am, this is you!" ...

Zen - silly question (sorry) but have you had your pituitary checked? For the elevated prolactin?

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 20:36:01

Use PunctuationPlayground as a name!

Yes, I had an MRI and I have a little tiny tumor

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 20:43:45

or PunPlayground for short.

thiz iz a nice topice about ze exotice French'ell!

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 20:58:11

You could go for TechnoZen wink or TechnoZing wink






ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 20:59:15

Ha very Nice!

Another nice thing- I bought a marble run months ago from either Lidl or Aldi, and it is such a great toy! DS has been playing with it for ages this evening

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 21:04:46

AmaZENmum, can you punctuate/illustrate a fenchel?


not quite right

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:12:55

that's a challenge and a half!

do we agreed that it's an exotice vegetablice?

I'm thinking

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:13:22


amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:13:44

no, that's tyre tracks

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 21:16:15

Chopped fencel

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:21:05


there's your French'ell. full of awe and wonder.

I am creative genius [modest emoticon]

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 21:25:40


I just realised, if one declared that they really wanted to be, say, poster 888 or 666 and you were the number right before, like 887, you would wait around politely for them to take the place they had staked, and then they might never do it, and this thread would DIE.

Were are the first responders like Hazel and Kim and Mini?

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 21:26:36

Where, I mean

Maybe spelling stuff wrong is a sign of pregnancy? maybe not

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:38:38

oh I think they went off to kill some other threads.they will be back

spelling - hmmm
as long as you remember that maternity is not the same as eternity you'll be ok!grin

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 21:40:28

re number hogging - you can do the honours! I'll be there to the end, I'm stubborn as shit!wink

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 21:46:15

amaZenmum, what made you first come to MN? I read an article about it years ago, but only joined this summer

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 22:03:25

call me Zing!

my washing machine broke down and I was so frustrated that I couldn't get on with things I started wasting time online. sulking or what have you.
then found a tidying thread and the rest is history.

and you?

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 22:04:09

sorry you said. watching crap film, not concentrating. grin

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 22:07:03

sad summer brought me here

I have found it really interesting, fun, sometimes sad, informative, and now, quite rewarding! Good ego boost.

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 22:11:08

sad summer? why?

ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 22:24:25


ZenOfPetals Sat 25-May-13 22:54:35

DH wants me to stop typing to watch crap film with him, must be crap film night...

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 23:48:21

Oh I'm sorry. I had MC in 2008.
she'd just have turned 4.sad

what's your crap film? Jack Reacher here. meh

amazingmumof6 Sat 25-May-13 23:49:48

finished now. watching 2 broke girls, then sleep.

wonder what the weather is like in NZ.

MrBloomsMarrow Sun 26-May-13 08:14:00

< sneaks onto thread>
< throws magic threadkilling dust>
<wanders off innocently to kill a few more>

cuddlymoomoo Sun 26-May-13 08:25:27

Well, I started one last night - stayed up late to wait for replies, couldn't sleep as was wondering whether someone had posted great advice, logged on first thing . . . . nothing.

I have name changed because of starting that thread, but did kill a lot before that. So, must be me, not my name sad.

I think I maybe overthought the thread I started - maybe it would have got replies in 'Infertility' as it was about IVF, but it wasn't about infertility IYSWIM, so I put it in 'Conception.'

Thumbtack Sun 26-May-13 08:30:16

MrBloom Oh no you don't . .

<sprinkles anti thread killing dust>

cuddlymoo Don't take it personally, I think it depends on volume of traffic, which certain topics may not get at certain times? Saturday night for Conception may be bad timing IYSWIM wink

cuddlymoomoo Sun 26-May-13 08:31:52

Ha! Maybe so, Thumbtack, maybe so . . .

MrBloomsMarrow Sun 26-May-13 08:34:48

By the way, fennel is vile. Frenchel sounds much nicer. Can I do post 500? I've accepted that this thread is too strong for my powers.

amazingmumof6 Sun 26-May-13 09:40:59

MrBloom considering your rebel tendencies you can not choose a number under 900.

I'm keeping an eye on you!

Thumbtack Sun 26-May-13 09:44:25

zing I was just thinking that!

We know your devious plans MrBloom, there is no fooling us!

<taps side of nose>