IS this the only dads net there is just an add on???????

(89 Posts)
happy4eva Thu 04-Aug-11 22:15:26

Is there not a special websites for dads like mumsnet or nannet???????????

rushofbloodtothefeet Thu 04-Aug-11 22:18:13

Mumsnet - By parents for parents

Cos Dads can be Mums too


happy4eva Thu 04-Aug-11 22:23:55

ok but this is mumsnet yeah ? lol
And there is a nans net
But no dads net?

happy4eva Thu 04-Aug-11 22:24:50

its not parents net :>

I was just wondering i thought there might of been one.

K999 Thu 04-Aug-11 22:28:43

I'm sure there used to be a dadsnet confused

rushofbloodtothefeet Thu 04-Aug-11 22:29:36

Well I suppose 'Dadsnet' is a kind of add on, but it doesn't get that much traffic. Though if you posted an introduction post there you will probably attract the attention of some of the other male posters.

TBH there are all sorts on MN, just dive into any of the boards it doesn't matter if you are male, female, 'other', a parent, a teen etc. etc. Everyone has a point of view, as long as you stick to the posting guidelines you are welcome in any discussion. A lot more gets talked about than just being a Mum/Dad/Parent!

well maybe you should make one?

i mean, why are you complaining to us??? we don't own the internet...

Tierdmummy Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:51

I do not think anyone was complainning just asking (CHILL)

eeore Mon 15-Aug-11 20:46:23

There is a dadsnet.

This is just a sub forum.

trulyscrumptious43 Tue 13-Dec-11 22:54:42

Might have not of. Sorry, will return to pedants corner now.

HecateGoddessOfTwelfthNight Tue 13-Dec-11 22:56:35
neshnosher Thu 05-Jan-12 07:20:37

Maybe this sub forum needs it's own section like other discussion groups.
It's so hard to find on the main menu you'd have thought that mumsnet wanted to bury it on purpose smile

Snorbs Thu 05-Jan-12 07:25:47

There are a number of websites aimed particularly at fathers. Google is your friend here. Last time I looked none of them were noticeably busy or interesting. I prefer mumsnet.

Honeydragon Thu 05-Jan-12 07:30:47

It's not buried, occasionally some male posters introduce themselves in here, but mostly they lurk and then dive in somewhere safe like chat.

What are you looking for op? There are a lot of male posters on mnet already.

neshnosher Thu 05-Jan-12 07:34:03

You don't think this sub forum is buried?

Honeydragon Thu 05-Jan-12 07:41:57

Not really, possibly swamped. It's always been in the same place. Just Mnet has got bigger and the majority of traffic is in chat and Aibu - users argue a lot of of topics are buried because you have to look for them. This is why so many threads start up about Aibu being abused and asking the topics list to be culled and condensed.

After all mnet don't expect fathers to only post in the dadsnet topic grin

neshnosher Thu 05-Jan-12 07:46:01

I don't think that posters should be just posting in the section named for them that would be silly.
But nevertheless fathers discussions do get derailed on the main forums i'm sure you'd agree.
You're points are valid Honeydragon but I would still like this section to be a little more visible.

Stippett Tue 18-Sep-12 20:14:02

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Technoviking Tue 06-Nov-12 14:12:15

Just join in with the normal threads. I don't want a separate forum for dads, I want us to contribute with all parents. No need for us to stand in the corner, looking uncomfortable and nursing one beer all night. grin

willing Sun 03-Feb-13 15:25:13

@rushofbloodtothefeet What patronising tosh "Cos Dads can be Mums too"...where's the bucket? What precisely is that supposed to mean, if dads do as much or more than mums in caring for their children, they are being mums? They are being dads (they're those loving parents whose rights are ignored in the so-called family courts btw), who are every bit as capable and important to their children as any mum, it's just that feminists and the courts have decided not to recognise the fact. Sorry, did I hear someone say something about equality?

willing Sun 03-Feb-13 15:26:54

@Technoviking Interesting sentiment, but it only works when all else is equal, and in case you hadn't noticed, it's not!

Just join in the rest of mumsnet. There are several dads here. Most of the female posters like their input.

Daddelion Mon 04-Feb-13 16:50:33

A 23 post thread spanning 2 1/2 years.

Only on Dadsnet, the land that time forgot.

Pan Tue 05-Feb-13 00:40:11

We like to consider our responses, though, don't we?

Daddelion Tue 05-Feb-13 11:28:39

All posts must be thought about, deleted, re-written, mulled over, left for six months.

And then posted.

Pan Tue 05-Feb-13 11:52:21

and it is only one and-a-half years. Not quite the glacial speed you are sugesting Daddelion.hmm

Daddelion Tue 05-Feb-13 12:56:11

Pedant. Never let exaggeration get in the way of the truth.

Hyperbole rules.

Pan Tue 05-Feb-13 13:24:46

Hmmm..I'll have a bit of a think about that, and get back to

Daddelion Tue 05-Feb-13 18:27:28

See you in 2014.

GiveMeSomeSpace Tue 05-Feb-13 22:03:56

Don't stop now gents - you've almost doubled the length of the thread in a couple of days

Pan Tue 05-Feb-13 22:05:50

Whoa!! Time out.

Daddelion Wed 06-Feb-13 07:19:55

Yes but we're the same person, name changing to make it look like a conversation aren't we Daddelion?

Ehhrrr I mean Pan?

Pan Wed 06-Feb-13 07:59:36

Don't drag me into this.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 18:43:26

Said Daddelion.

nongenderbias9 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:43:50

The fact that Mumsnet is a much better developed website than Dadsnet reflects on how Dad has a much smaller voice than Mum, where the family is concerned. The childcare element moves in Mum's world like a well oiled machine. Ironically in todays society Dad will spend as much time with his children as Mum does. It's about time Dad began to fight his this I mean he has to speak out about his family life, good and bad. Let's hear it from you Dad, try not to feel overwhelmed.

QOD Fri 19-Apr-13 12:33:18

All dads are zombies


zombie thread

TiggyD Sun 21-Apr-13 20:17:26

It's about time I posted on here.

Snowme Wed 08-May-13 10:46:08

Women are paranoid overthinkers. If they have a query, they'll post it online for a bunch of strangers to mull over having first discussed it with their friends, mother, sisters, in-laws, exes, old work colleagues and inant school friends from a reunion 20 years ago, plus the shop worker, checkout girl, postman and milkman and partner.

Dads will just shrug and get on with it, having figured it all out in twenty seconds. That's why no Dad's forum has much traffic, no market for it.

Although if youwant to read a Dad's point of view, try the fathers4justice or families need fathers groups, now there's some opinions to rival teen the strongest ones on MN :D

TiggyD Thu 09-May-13 22:14:49

I've been having a think about this...

Ilikethebreeze Thu 09-May-13 22:18:29

So have I TiggyD

Ilikethebreeze Thu 09-May-13 22:19:29

But maybe not the same thoughts as you now I have read the post better!

lostdad Tue 14-May-13 12:43:05

I post on the FNF forum a lot - lots of dads, though most of them are there because they're looking for help in defending their kids' rights to have a father.

Saying that there are a lot of female members there too.

TiggyD Wed 15-May-13 22:15:46

...and I think that...

Hold on! FNF? What's that?

lostdad Thu 16-May-13 14:34:43

FNF is `Families Need Fathers'. Despite the name it's actually a parenting organisation and not a fathers rights one.

TiggyD Sat 27-Jul-13 23:05:59

Might have been:
the French Nail Foundation?
Fish Need Fishermen?
Falmouth Naughty Football?

I've been having a think about your points TiggyD...

lostdad Tue 12-Nov-13 16:39:40

I use the FNF forum a lot to give help to parents who are seeking to stay in their childrens' lives post separation - so it is mainly dads there.

TiggyD Tue 12-Nov-13 17:54:17

I think there's something about the site "Mumsnet" that leads people to believe it's for women. Not sure what it could be. Hmm.

lostdad Tue 12-Nov-13 20:32:55

'By parents for parents'.

Either the tag line is dads are not parents. Which is it?

TiggyD Sun 01-Dec-13 23:04:31

Merry Christmas 2013 Dadsnet!

Elizabeththefirst Sun 01-Dec-13 23:19:15

This is quietly hilarious

ValleyOfRocksWitch Sun 01-Dec-13 23:21:56

I had never seen this before and have just really laughed.

It's like the train spotters corner of mumsnet.

Do I really have to mark my place on a 2 1/2 year old thread with 53 posts?

I just want to know the outcome.


TiggyOBE Fri 03-Jan-14 20:42:13

Happy New Year 2014 Dadsnet!

normalishdude Mon 06-Jan-14 11:00:47

At the risk of being told I'm gender stereotyping, go to Pistonheads-there's all sorts of male orientated chat/discussions there.

TiggyOBE Sat 25-Jan-14 23:04:32

Happy Burns Night Dadsnet!

... Have you Changed your Name TiggyOBE - have you actually got an OBE... that would be good.

carry on...

TheNightIsDark Mon 27-Jan-14 13:32:31

grin This is hilarious.

lostdad Tue 28-Jan-14 09:17:27

It's OK. This section is simply a recruiting ground for the patriarchy forum where we plot the ongoing oppression of women. wink

Auhal Tue 28-Jan-14 17:04:01

You are welcome.

TiggyOBE Fri 31-Jan-14 15:28:23

Happy Chinese New Year Dadsnet!

And no, I don't have an actual OBE. Oversight I presume. The Queen would be well gutted to find out, I'm sure.

I will text her later to let her know

IfNotNowThenWhen Sat 01-Feb-14 12:57:46

Pssst! Tiggy...don't forget Groundhog Day tomorrow. Would seem rather apt.

Pan Sat 01-Feb-14 13:05:46

If not today then
Why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come
Is as good as none.

Oh not Groundhog Day, again!!

lostdad Tue 11-Feb-14 10:31:19

An old silent pond..
A frog jumps into the pond,
Splash! Silence again.

TiggyCBE Tue 11-Feb-14 20:56:50

Days for everything:
Internet safety today.
Happy one Dadsnet.

TiggyCBE Fri 14-Feb-14 19:23:45

Happy Valentine's Day Dadsnet!

TiggyCBE Tue 04-Mar-14 19:22:02

Happy Pancake Day Dadsnet!

TiggyCBE Fri 14-Mar-14 18:23:10

Happy Steak And Blow Job Day Mumsnet!

Happy St Finian Lobhar's Day Dadsnet!

BreakingDad77 Thu 27-Mar-14 14:57:37

I used to be on the forums of Askmen - the site was rubbish but the forums excellent as a mans point of view with realistic women posters.

TiggyKBE Sun 30-Mar-14 00:04:50

Happy Mother's Day Dadsnet!

IfNotNowThenWhen Thu 29-May-14 13:33:33

As I am ill at home I have been all over today. Flouncers corner. Other Subjects. Ford. (Yes, there is a dedicated Ford topic).
Just popped in over here to give the place a bit of a dust.

KellyHopter Thu 29-May-14 13:41:57

I think you all need to take a step back, catch your breath.

TiggyD Thu 29-May-14 20:42:26

I see it's all kicked off in here again.

Kleptronic Thu 29-May-14 21:00:49

Happy human day peoplenet! <waves at Tiggy in a non-gender specific fashion>

TiggyD Sun 22-Jun-14 15:52:17

Happy My Birthday Dadsnet!

Ginocchio Sat 28-Jun-14 13:09:24

Tiggy happy birthday for last week!

I haven't RTFT - it was waaay too long for that, but I feel compelled to add my own unconsidered opinion.

I reckon yes. I mean, I thought no, but then I was convinced by a poorly worded argument, so I changed my mind. So. there.

are we all still here? give me a shout if you're not.

TiggyD Mon 25-Aug-14 22:16:56

Well I'm still here. Don't want to post too much as the thread is getting dangerously close to being full.

Will wish you all a happy Halloween later on.

PansOtherPeople Wed 10-Sep-14 13:01:49

Is every thread in DN a zombie thread?

possibly. Needs a bit of thinking time that one.

TiggyD Sat 18-Oct-14 16:43:51

Not all of them.

WowserBooooooooooooser Tue 21-Oct-14 14:37:13

Happy Judge Judy's Birthday, Dadsnet!

EvilTiggyD Fri 31-Oct-14 16:04:42

Happy Halloween Dadsnet!

MuddyBootsAndPinkCoats Wed 19-Nov-14 20:18:34

Happy international men's day !

rpdss Wed 19-Nov-14 22:39:38


I recently put a questionnaire in "Classified, NFP surveys" requesting the urgent help of 25 stay at home dads (SAHDs). I am doing some research into how SAHDs are perceived by different parental groups e.g. working moms, working dads and stay at home mothers and whether they are part of society's ingroup. However, what I am missing is how SAHD's perceive they are being viewed by other parents. I would greatly appreciate your help.

I am a full time student and a father to a two year girl. With my flexible student hours I spend more time with my daughter than my wife and at playgrounds etc I am definitely still a novelty. I am interested in SAHDs opinions on this so please take my questionnaire.

Thanks, I am not allowed to post my survey here so please take the time to visit the NFP Survey section


PauletteTheTart Fri 05-Dec-14 16:35:49

Quote IfNotNowThenWhen :- "Just popped in over here to give the place a bit of a dust."

Am I not the only dad with a feather duster then? blush

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